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Michael Phelps Exits The Olympics, And Enters Retirement At 27

Michael Phelps leaves London with 18 gold medals and a record 22 total medals. He says that his plans for life after the Olympics include visiting some of the cities he's competed in — but outside the bubble of swim meets, for a change.
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On The Road To Olympic Gold, Kenyan Marathoners Fuel Up On Carbs

Kenya's winning marathoners mainly fill up on high-carb vegetarian dishes like ugali, a cornmeal mush, and githeri, boiled corn and kidney beans. It's a bland diet, but it seems to help them excel at middle- and long-distance running.
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Saying Goodbye To The 2012 Olympic Games

Weekend Edition Sunday guest host Linda Wertheimer talks with NPR's Mike Pesca to get both the big and the not-so-big stories from the Olympics in its final weekend.
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'Mobot' Day: Track Relays, Volleyball And More Results

On the last full day of competition in the 2012 Summer Olympics, the athletes are competing in 32 medal events. The news includes a record for the U.S. women's 4x400m relay team, and a silver medal for the U.S. men's 4x100m relay.
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Feathers And Rubber Bands: A Golf Ball Story

Slice, hook, eagle, birdie, bogey, putt. Golf's top pros are in the final rounds of the 2012 PGA Championship this weekend in South Carolina, so let's take a look at the fascinating history of one fundamental piece of equipment.
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America's Brigetta Barrett Brings Out Her Best, And Jumps To A Silver Medal

Brigetta Barrett has won the silver medal in the women's high jump, setting a personal best of 6 feet, 8 inches to eke out a spot on the podium between two Russian athletes: Anna Chicerova, who jumped 2.05, and Svetlana Shkolina, who tied Barrrett at 2.03 meters.

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