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Swimmer Vies To Bring Olympic Joy Home To Greece

Open-water swimmer Spyros Gianniotis is one of Greece's best hopes for a medal in London. He's on a team of Greek Olympians whose training budget was slashed by austerity measures and the economic crisis. But Gianniotis says the tough times have increased his drive to win.
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In Europe's High Season For Sports, Soccer Rules

The Olympics calls itself a "movement," but to most fans, Euro Cup soccer is a rock concert. In the coming months, Europe will host the French Open, Wimbledon, the Tour de France, the British Open and the Olympics. But the biggest draw may be soccer's quadrennial Euro Cup.
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Competition Heats Up At French Open

Melissa Block talks with Doug Robson, tennis reporter for USA Today, about the French Open competition this year.
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Musings On The NBA Draft Lottery

Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca, who has an off-speed pitch on the week's sports news.
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Women Push Their Limits In Pro Cycling Race

The Exergy Tour began Thursday night in Boise, Idaho. It's the largest women's five-day stage race in North America. It's also the last major race before cycling teams are chosen for the Olympics in London. This Tour is meant to raise the bar for women's cycling but as Sadie Babits reports, the race began with a major upset.
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'Finding Ultra': The Ultimate Athletic Test

The Ironman World Championship takes place this fall in Hawaii. Host Rachel Martin talks with super-endurance athlete Rich Roll, who has competed in several ironman and ultraman competitions. He's the author of Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World's Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself.

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