If the Olympic badminton players could be faulted for anything, it's for not throwing their matches better. Manipulating the draws in tournaments has a long tradition in sport. In the early rounds of track or swimming competitions, athletes who've qualified will routinely not push to win a heat.
Kristin Armstrong has successfully defended her gold medal in the Olympic time trial, winning the race held in Surrey, England. Armsrtong finished the 26-km course in 37:34.82, nearly 16 seconds ahead of Judith Arndt of Germany, who won the silver.
Tuesday was a big day for the U.S. women's gymnastics team. The five American women won the gold medal in the team competition for the first time in 16 years. NPR's Tom Goldman was at the arena and has this report.
Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian ever Tuesday when he won his 19th medal. This week hasn't been the men's team's best, but this was a special moment. NPR's Howard Berkes has this report.
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