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NBC Makes It Easier For The Blind To Join In The Rio Games

The network is offering descriptive narration of the Olympics for blind TV consumers for the first time during the Rio Games. Jim Van Horne, one of the narrators, says it can be tough work.
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Caster Semenya: 'It's All About Loving One Another'

Caster Semenya spoke after her win at the women's 800-meter Olympics race. She wouldn't address a direct question about intersex athletes, but she did talk about the need to be free to be who you are.
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A Farewell From Rio, Where The 2016 Games Are Set To Wrap Up

The Olympics offered two weeks of sports, filled with joy and pain for athletes and their friends and families. We look back on the competitions and the culture inside the Olympic Village.
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U.S. Men Waltz To Gold In Basketball

After several close games in the tournament, including one with Serbia, the Americans trounced the Serbs, 96-66, for the gold medal on Sunday.

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Claressa Shields Wins Second Straight Gold Medal In Boxing Final

At just 21, Michigan native Clarissa Shields becomes the first U.S. boxer — male or female — to repeat as an Olympic champion. She beat the Netherlands' Nouchka Fontijn in Rio Sunday.
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Simone Biles: 'Excited' To Carry Flag Tonight, A Little Worried About Its Size

"I'm afraid the flag is going to be too heavy for me because Michael Phelps is so much taller and he seemed to carry it so easily," Simone Biles says, in a light moment at the end of the games.
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Kenya's Kipchoge Wins Marathon; American Galen Rupp Third

Eliud Kipchoge pulled away from a crowded field with about nine miles to go and finished more than a minute ahead of his nearest competitor on the streets of Rio.
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U.S. Army Soldier Wins Olympic Silver, Loses Silver, Gets Silver Back

Paul Chelimo ran the race of his life in the 5,000 meters and finished second. Then he was disqualified. Then he was reinstated. It was a strange race for a runner with an unusual backstory.
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How Monica Puig's Gold Medal Complicates The Argument for Puerto Rico's Statehood

The tennis player won first Olympic gold medal in Puerto Rico's history — and underlined the political tensions in its nebulous status as neither a sovereign nation or an American state.
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'Carry On' Tells The Story Of Unlikely Bond Between 2 Athletes That Changed 3 Lives

NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Lisa Fenn, the author of "Carry On: A Story of Resilience, Redemption, and an Unlikely Family," and the two athletes Fenn profiled, Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton.

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