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Allyson Felix Wins Silver As The Bahamas' Miller Takes Gold In 400-Meter Final

With her seventh Olympic medal, Allyson Felix now becomes the most decorated female athlete in U.S. track and field's history.
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U.S. Women's Field Hockey Team Exits Olympics With Quarterfinal Loss To Germany

It was a bittersweet end to the Olympics for a U.S. squad that had aspired to a medal — and started play in Brazil with wins over world No. 2 Argentina and No. 3 Australia.
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How An Olympics Photographer Captured Usain Bolt's 'Cheeky Grin'

"There's no greater athlete on the planet at the moment," says Cameron Spencer, who shot Sunday's definitive photo of Olympic gold medal sprinter Usain Bolt as he won the semifinals.
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Doping Returns To Spotlight As Olympics Shift To Track And Field

Olympics attention shifts to track and field this week. And while fans may be tired of hearing about doping, it's unavoidable seeing that more than a hundred Russian athletes are unable to compete in the Rio Olympics for using banned drugs.
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Far From Olympics, Violence Rises In Rio's Poorest Neighborhoods

Gunfire and armed conflicts are a near-daily occurrence in some low-income neighborhoods. Residents in those favelas rely on the WhatsApp messaging service for guidance on where it's safe to travel.
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Netherlands' Wevers Wins Balance Beam Gold; Hernandez And Biles Take Silver, Bronze

After an unexpectedly mortal performance by Simone Biles, Sanne Wevers seizes an Olympic opportunity.
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Jamaica's Usain Bolt Retains Title: World's Fastest Man

Bolt passed all challengers to win the men's 100 meters in Rio for an unprecedented third time. He's attempting to do exactly what he did in 2008 and 2012 — win the 100, the 200 and the 4x100 relay.
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Chinese Divers Get Engaged On Medals Podium At Rio Olympics

Call it the Summer (Olympics) of love: He Zi of China had just received her silver medal when her boyfriend, fellow diver Qin Kai, pulled out a ring and proposed marriage.
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Rio Highlights: Usain Bolt Defends Crown; S. African Sets World 400 Record

The Jamaican seized the title of "world's fastest man" for an unprecedented third time. In the men's 400, South African Wayde van Niekerk was not only a surprise winner — he set a world record.
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Kenya's Jemima Sumgong Pulls Away To Take Women's Marathon

The Kenyan took the lead with about two miles to go and never looked back. All three Americans finished in the top 10, but they failed to make the medal podium.

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