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Carli Lloyd Scores Two Goals as US Women Beat Japan 2-1 To Win Olympic Soccer Gold

Carli Lloyd scored two goals as the United States women’s soccer team beat Japan, 2-1, to win the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Thursday night in London.

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 12 — Allyson Felix Wins Gold as US Track Team Nabs 7 Medals

Led by seven medals from its track athletes, the United States ran past China into the lead in the overall medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Wednesday. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:

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When Olympic Pole Vaulting Goes Horribly Wrong

So far, the 2012 London Summer Olympics have had some memorable athletic accomplishments — along with some moments that didn’t really live up to the Olympic standard.

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 10 — US Women’s Soccer Team Advances on Alex Morgan’s Late Goal

Though it was a light day for medals, there was still plenty of drama at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Monday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action:

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Olympic Swimmer Makes Replica Gold Medal for Fallen Rival

When Hungarian swimmer Daniel Gyurta won the gold medal in the 200m breaststroke during the London Olympics it just didn’t feel right.

That’s because rival and good friend Dale Oen wasn’t there to compete against him.

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Are You Happy with NBC’s Coverage of the Olympics? [SPORTS POLL]

NBC has been the Olympics network for a while now, so you would it would know it’s doing.

Not everyone thinks that’s the case.

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Olympic Gold Medals Aren’t Really Gold at All — Find Out What They’re Made Of

If there’s one thing we’ve always taken for granted regarding the Olympics, it’s that gold medals are actually made out of gold. So imagine our surprise when we learned that this year’s first place medals are mostly silver.

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 9 — Usain Bolt Wins Gold Again in 100 Meters

The spotlight turned to the track and field events at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Sunday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action:

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