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U.S. Gymnast Danell Leyva Wins Bronze In All-Around

U.S. gymnast Danell Leyva has won the bronze medal in the men's all-around competition in London. The gold was taken by Japanese star Kohei Uchimura, while the silver medal went to Marcel Nguyen of Germany.

Throwing Games: Is It Strategy Or Cheating?

Four teams were ejected from Olympic badminton competition after allegedly throwing games in an effort to engineer easier paths to the medal stand. NPR's Howard Berkes and Tom Goldman discuss how it has thrown the tournament into chaos, and raised questions about sportsmanship and strategy.

What's A Gold Medal Really Worth?

Weighing 400 grams, the Olympic gold medals that are being doled out at the London 2012 Summer Games are the heaviest ever, according to reports. But that doesn't mean they're the most valuable: at an estimated $620.82, they're nearly $590 short of the $1,207.86 value held by a gold medal from the Stockholm Games of 1912.

Cyclist Bradley Wiggins Wins Seventh Olympic Medal, A British Record

British cyclist Bradley Wiggins has won the gold medal in the men's individual time trial event, beating Germany's Tony Martin by 42 seconds, at 50 minutes and 39 seconds over the course of 49 kilometers. Wiggins is now the most-decorated Olympian in British history.

Let's Catch Up: U.S. Rowers End Drought, Phelps And Lochte Reload

Things are hopping at the London Games, with 20 medal events today. The U.S. women's quadruple sculls team netted the first American medal in rowing since 1984.

Badminton's 'Detrimental' Conduct Rule, And Losing On Purpose

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.