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Can East London Keep The Olympic Spirit Burning?

The Olympics are over, but guest host Jacki Lyden takes a look at the lasting impact of the Games on young people living in the neighborhoods around Olympic Park. She speaks with East London residents Amber Charles and Rumi Begum. Both young adults participated in the Olympic torch relay in recognition of their contributions to sports in the area.
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Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte Dives Into Hollywood

Actor Will Ferrell wants to make a video with Ryan Lochte, who's also fielding reality TV offers, according to The Hollywood Reporter. In London, the Olympic medal winner said he'd like to win a mirrored-ball trophy — the grand prize for Dancing With the Stars.
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U.S. Female Olympians Outshine Most Countries

The London Olympics are over but there is a remarkable statistic left behind. If American women had competed as their own country, they would have tied for third in the gold medal count, and finished fifth in total medals.
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London Games Bid Spectacular Farewell

The surviving members of the rock band Queen, The Who and the Spice Girls were on the schedule to entertain millions watching around the world.
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The Olympic Soundtrack: A Story Of National Pride

It's a moment of pride and glory when athletes hear their country's national anthem ringing out at the medal ceremonies of the Olympic Games. Host Guy Raz talks to freelance journalist Alex Marshall, whose writing a book on the history of national anthems, about some of the patriotic tunes.
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Tears And Drama Punctuate Olympics' Final Weekend

The U.S. men's basketball team defended its Olympic title today as the London Summer Games draw to a close, and there was plenty of drama elsewhere on the final game of the competition. NPR's Tom Goldman tells host about Guy Raz the greatest moments and those that were a little embarrassing.

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