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Ethiopia’s Gelana Wins Women’s Marathon Olympic Gold

Posted August 5th, 2012 at 8:55 am (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia’s Tiki Gelana won the women’s marathon Olympic gold medal through the rainy streets of London Sunday. She finished the race (at 2:23:07), seconds ahead of Kenya’s Priscah Jeptoo, who won silver. Russia’s Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova took the bronze. Later Sunday, the world’s fastest men will line up for the 100-meter race where fans will […]

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Jamaica’s Bolt Runs in Sunday’s Olympics

Posted August 5th, 2012 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s fastest men line up at the London Olympics Sunday in the 100-meter race where fans will be looking to see if Jamaica’s Usain Bolt will be able to keep his Olympic crown. American tennis-playing sisters Serena and Venus Williams team up Sunday for the women’s doubles gold medal. Serena won the singles gold […]

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Phelps Ends Olympic Career With 18th Gold

Posted August 4th, 2012 at 6:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer in Olympic history, ended his career Saturday with another gold medal, while British athletes surged to win three gold medals in track and field in about an hour’s time. Phelps swam his signature butterfly stroke to help the U.S. team to victory in the 4×100-meters medley relay, ending his decade-long […]

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South Africa’s Pistorius Is Another Olympics ‘First’

Posted August 4th, 2012 at 2:10 pm (UTC-5)
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South African Oscar Pistorius sprinted into Olympic history Saturday in London, becoming the first amputee runner to compete in the Games. Pistorius, who wears special prosthetics on both legs, finished second in a preliminary heat of the men’s 400 meters. He qualified for the semi-finals. He was born without fibulas – the outer bones in […]

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Double Amputee Makes Olympic History

Posted August 4th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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South African Oscar Pistorius sprinted into Olympic history Saturday in London, becoming the first amputee runner to compete in the Games. Pistorius, who wears special prosthetics on both legs, finished second in a preliminary heat of the men’s 400 meters, qualifying him for the semi-finals. Pistorius was born without fibulas – the outer bones in […]

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Amputee Makes Olympics History

Posted August 4th, 2012 at 6:50 am (UTC-5)
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South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius entered the history books Saturday at the London Olympics. He became the first double-amputee runner ever to compete in the Olympic games. He came in second in a 400-meter preliminary heat in 45.44 seconds, qualifying him for the semi-finals. Pistorius was born without fibulas – the outer bones in the […]

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Phelps Seeks His 22nd Olympic Medal

Posted August 4th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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American swimmer Michael Phelps, already the most decorated Olympian of all time with 21 medals, seeks medal 22 Saturday in the men’s 4 by 100 medley relay at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The race will be the last of his Olympic career. U.S. tennis star Serena Williams and Russian Maria Sharapova face off […]

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Phelps Wins Record 21st Medal

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 6:55 pm (UTC-5)
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American swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, won his 21st medal at the London Games Friday, as the United States ruled the pool and excitement built toward a weekend of fierce track and field competition. Phelps closed his individual career by claiming the gold in the 100-meter butterfly, while 17-year-old Missy […]

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Women Make History on Day 7 of the London Games

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Fans at the 2012 London games witnessed history Friday, watching as several countries fielded female athletes for the very first time. Spectators met Saudi Arabia’s Wojdan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani with a round of applause when she took to the mat in the women’s judo competition, becoming the first Saudi woman ever to compete in […]

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China’s Ye Wins Second Gold After Dismissed Doping Allegations

Posted July 31st, 2012 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen set an Olympic record Tuesday by winning her second gold medal at the London Games, adding the 200-meter individual medley title to a world-record performance in the 400-meter individual medley. Ye’s second victory comes after her unprecedented performance Saturday in the women’s 400-meter individual medley that sparked suspicions of doping. U.S. […]

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