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Paralympic Cyclists Inspire Each Other, And A Documentary

The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics are just over a month away — leading NPR and other media to cover the intense preparations for the games. That also means the Paralympic Games are up next, as athletes with disabilities round into top form for the Aug. 29 opening day.
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At U.S. Olympic Trials, A Track And Field Tie

Some of the events at the at U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials in Eugene, Ore., this past weekend were too close to call. First and second place were clear in the Women's 100 meters, but third place was a dead tie. A run-off or a coin flip will determine who goes to London.
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Venus Williams Bows Out Of Wimbledon On First Day

Venus Williams has lost in the first round of Wimbledon, a striking defeat for the five-time winner of the grass-court tournament. She lost to Elena Vesnina of Russia in straight sets, 6-1, 6-3, after failing to establish her serve.
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Worried By The Debt Crisis, Soccer Distracts Europe

Beset by economic problems caused by the eurozone financial crisis, Europeans have been turning to one of their favorite sports, soccer, for a distraction. Over the weekend, they were watching the quarterfinals of the Euro 2012 soccer championships.
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Djokovic, Sharapova Top Seeds At Wimbledon

Action begins Monday in the Wimbledon tennis championships in London. John Wertheim of Sports Illustrated talks to Steve Inskeep about the most prestigious tournament in tennis. Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova are the top seeds.

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