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Olympic Athletes Go For Gold, And Green

Over the next two weeks, thousands of athletes will compete in the London Olympics. And it's not just gold they're after, but also green. Sponsorships will earn swimmer Ryan Lochte almost $2 million, Forbes estimates. But even lesser-known athletes have the chance to make a buck.

A Bid To End U.S. Medal Drought In Diving

The U.S. has taken a bit of a nosedive when it comes to winning Olympic medals in diving. Not a single American diver has stood on the medal stand in the past two games. 23-year old David Boudia hopes to change that. Sam Klemet WBAA

NCAA To Issue Sanctions Against Penn State

The NCAA says it will levy "corrective and punitive measures" against the school over the child sex abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky. The move comes the same day Penn State removed the statue of legendary football coach Joe Paterno from outside the football stadium.

A 'Recurring Wound': Penn State Removes Joe Paterno Statue

The famous statue of beloved coach Joe Paterno will stand outside Penn State University's football stadium no more.

Spain's Olympic Basketball Team Takes Aim At U.S.

Soccer gets most of the attention from Spain's sports fans, but the country's Olympic basketball team is also one of the world's best. The U.S. team is a huge favorite, but Spain has perhaps the best chance of scoring an upset.

What's Coming Over The Olympic Horizon

Host Scott Simon talks with NPR's Tom Goldman for a preview of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Fighting For Photos Of The Tour De France

For more than 20 years, photographer James Startt has been chasing legendary cyclists in the Tour de France, capturing the fans' excitement against the backdrop of the French countryside and the raw emotion of competitive cyclists. Now, a selection of his work can be viewed online.

Technology Could Give Athletes An Edge At Olympic Park

Engineers say technologies like spray-on clothing and 3D-printed shoes could help future Olympians break records. The Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Philippa Oldham discusses how technology impacts sporting performance and why engineers should work closely with regulators.