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Manhattan Beach: The Spiritual Home Of American Beach Volleyball

Manhattan Beach in California is the home court of several Olympic beach volleyball players, including Kerri Walsh-Jennings who is playing for a bronze medal Wednesday night.
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Paralympics Beset With Funding Problems, Poor Ticket Sales

The upcoming Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro are beset with problems, including funding issues and poor ticket sales. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Stephanie Nolen, Latin America bureau chief for The Globe and Mail.
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Ashton Eaton Begins Quest To Repeat As 'World's Greatest Athlete'

Eaton may be the best American athlete most Americans don't know. He's only in the spotlight during the Olympics, and he's trying to defend his decathlon title in Rio on Wednesday and Thursday.
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Ryan Lochte Has Left Brazil — Where Police Tried To Seize His Passport

Police visited the athletes' village in Rio Wednesday, hoping to seize the passports of Ryan Lochte and James Feigen as part of an inquiry into their report of a robbery.
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Reporter's Notebook: The View From Rio

As a resident of Rio, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro says the question isn't whether Brazil can throw a good Olympics. It's whether the Olympics are good for Brazil.
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Powerful Irish Olympic Official Is Arrested In Rio Over Ticket Scandal

Patrick Joseph Hickey, who serves on the International Olympic Committee's 15-member executive board, is stepping aside temporarily, his national council says.
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The Art Of Table Tennis: Tiny Details Matter A Lot

Olympic table tennis wrap up Wednesday when China and Japan compete in the men's team final. Technical factors — such as lighting and air flow — can either delight or plague table tennis players.
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China Celebrates Bronze-Winning Olympic Swimmer's Spirit

With her goofy facial expressions, Fu Yuanhui has captured the world's attention — if not the gold — and is changing the way Chinese think about the Olympics and how athletes should speak and behave.
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Transgender Athletes Raise Questions For Future Olympic Games

The Rio Olympics is the first to accept transgender athletes, but no known trans athletes are competing in the summer games. But the possibility of transgender Olympians got our commentator thinking.
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Rio Highlights: Brazilians Upset U.S. In Beach Volleyball; Biles Takes 4th Gold

America's Kerri Walsh Jennings lost her first beach volleyball match in four Olympics, as she and her partner fell to Brazil. Simone Biles wrapped up her sparkling Rio games with a fourth gold.

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