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Let's Catch Up: U.S. Women Rowers Prevail, And NBC's Water Polo Coverage

A rundown of the news that's catching our eye this morning from the London Games includes a repeat gold by U.S. rowers in the women's eight, along with a shocking water polo fight.
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Medals And Scandals: An Olympic Update

Thursday is day seven of the Summer Olympics. Another big moment is on tap for American swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. The host country looks to add to its suddenly growing tally of medals. And badminton marches on, its image battered by scandal. Renee Montagne talks to NPR's Tom Goldman about all things Olympics.
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The Power Of Trash Talk For Bhutanese Archers

In women's archery at the Olympics, a sole American competitor remains. Khatuna Lorig beat many competitors, including the one holding up Bhutan's archery tradition, Sherab Zam. NPR's Mike Pesca reports a Bhutanese tradition may be the reason for its ranking.
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New Zealand's Olympic Athletes Go For The...Marmite

New Zealand's Olympians have some extra motivation to win a medal: they are also competing for marmite. The country's only marmite maker was shut down in an earthquake, but one grocery chain found a stash and is awarding the jars to medal-winning athletes.
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Badminton Players Kicked Out For Losing On Purpose

Eight women badminton players have been disqualified for throwing games at the Olympics. Organizers worried that the athletes' actions would reflect poorly on the games. Fans said they were pleased with the disqualifications.

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