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NBC's Edit Of Olympics Opening Ceremony Draws Ire

NBC has been criticized for its decision to edit out a portion of Friday's Olympics opening ceremony. Instead of showing a dance performance that some say was a tribute to the victims of London's terror attacks, NBC aired an interview with Michael Phelps. Audie Cornish talks with David Folkenflik about the decision.
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Franklin Wins Gold, While Lochte Misses Out; Grevers Wins Backstroke [Results]

Missy Franklin set a new American record as she won gold in the 100m backstroke. Earlier in the day, Yannick Agnel of France won the 200m men's freestyle, beating a field that included American Ryan Lochte. And U.S. swimmers swept the top two spots in the men's 100m backstroke, with Matthew Grevers winning gold.
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U.S. Men's Gymnastics Takes A Fall During Finals; Britain Breaks 100-Year Drought

The U.S. men's gymnastics team had an excellent day of qualifying this weekend, putting it in first place entering today's team finals. But the Americans are struggling in the final, which does not carry points over from the earlier rounds.
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Olympic Cauldron Is Put Out, Then Relit, In London

Just when the discussion over the London Olympics' opening ceremony was being overshadowed by actual sporting events at the Summer Games, news emerges Monday that the Olympic cauldron was extinguished Sunday night, so that workers could move it to another part of the stadium.
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An Athlete's Ramadan Dilemma: To Fast or Not?

The London Olympics are underway, and so is the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. And that's left many Muslim athletes facing a dilemma — to fast or not to fast? For more on how athletes are dealing with this bind, host Michel Martin talks with Al Jazeera English's Lee Wellings.
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For Gymnast Moceanu, Life Threw Her Off Balance

Dominique Moceanu is the youngest gymnast to win an Olympic gold medal; she was 14 during the 1996 Games in Atlanta. Host Michel Martin talks with Moceanu about her new memoir, "Off Balance." The book details the thrill of competition but also a dark side of elite gymnastics.

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