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Uganda’s Kiprotich Wins Gold in Olympic Marathon

Posted August 12th, 2012 at 8:25 am (UTC-5)
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Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda has won the 2012 Olympic men’s marathon in London. Kiprotich finished the course Sunday in two hours, eight minutes, and one second, 26 seconds ahead of runner-up Abel Kirui of Kenya. Kiprtoch surged ahead of Kirui and Kenya’s Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich at mile 23 to take a lead he never relinquished. […]

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London Olympics in Final Day

Posted August 12th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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Spectators lined up on London’s streets Sunday, the last day of the 2012 Olympics, to watch the men’s marathon. The race is expected to be a showdown between East African runners from Kenya and Ethiopia. U.S. basketball’s so-called Dream Team seeks another gold medal Sunday against Spain, just as it did in 2008 when the […]

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US Women’s Basketball Team Wins Olympic Gold

Posted August 11th, 2012 at 11:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. women’s basketball team won its fifth straight Olympic gold medal Saturday, beating France 86-50. The winning game was another victory for the American Olympians who are likely to end the 2012 London Games with more gold medals and more total medals than any other country. The U.S. has 44 gold medals of 102 […]

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Bolt Sprints to Unprecedented ‘Triple-Double’

Posted August 11th, 2012 at 5:10 pm (UTC-5)
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The world’s fastest man has accomplished what no man has done before — an Olympic “triple-double.” At the London Games Saturday, Usain Bolt anchored the Jamaicans to victory in the 4×100 relay in a world-record time of 36.84 seconds. The win follows his first-place finishes in London in the 100- and 200-meter sprints. He also […]

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Bolt to Sprint for Unprecedented “Triple-Double”

Posted August 11th, 2012 at 12:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The world’s fastest man is set to compete for an unprecedented “triple-double” at the London Olympics Saturday. Usain Bolt and his fellow Jamaican sprinters are seeking a win in the 4×100-meter relay, with Bolt running the anchor. A victory would follow Bolt’s wins in the 100- and 200-meter sprints. He won all three races at […]

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Britain’s McKeever Wins Gold in 200-Meter Canoe Sprint

Posted August 11th, 2012 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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The British trainee accountant who has been nicknamed “Usain Bolt on Water” powered to his way to gold Saturday at the inaugural men’s 200-meter K-1 canoe sprint regatta at the Olympic Games. Ed McKeever justified his nickname by sprinting to victory in just over 36 seconds. Saul Craviotto Rivero of Spain won the silver. Canada’s […]

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Jamaican Sprinters Advance as Ethiopia’s Defar Wins Gold at London Games

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 8:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Jamaica easily advanced Friday in the men’s 4×100 relay at the London Olympics, setting up a gold medal showdown Saturday when speedster Usain Bolt and teammates go up against a tough U.S. squad anchored by 100-meter bronze medalist Justin Gatlin. In women’s competition, Ethiopian Meseret Defar won the gold medal in the women’s 5,000-meter race, […]

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Jamaican Sprinters Advance in London Without Bolt

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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The world’s fastest man rested while his Jamaican teammates stayed on course for another gold medal. Jamaica easily advanced Friday in the men’s 4×100 relay at the London Olympics, setting up a scenario where Usain Bolt could achieve an unprecedented Olympic “triple-double.” A win in the 4×100 would follow his victories in the 100- and […]

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Jamaica’s Bolt Seeking ‘Triple Double’ Olympic Golds

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has turned his attention to winning a third gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Bolt will likely be rested as the men’s 4×100 relay team takes part in the preliminary round, but he says he will be on the track for Saturday’s gold medal race, in which the Jamaicans are […]

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Jamaica’s Bolt Now Seeking ‘Triple Double’ Olympic Golds

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 7:25 am (UTC-5)
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Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt is now turning his attention to winning a third gold medal at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Bolt will likely be rested as the men’s 4×100 relay team takes part in the preliminary round, but he says he will on the track for Saturday’s gold medal race, in which the Jamaicans […]

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