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Eight stories to watch out for during Olympic gymnastics

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Twelve and a half hours after the Opening Ceremony begins, gymnastics competition will start. The men’s team preliminaries run on Saturday and the women start Sunday. Here are the 10 things to watch for as you tune in:
1. How the women’s all-around dra… [Read More]
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Judo federation orders Saudi woman to compete without hijab

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Wojdan Shaherkani, the judoka from Saudi Arabia who is one of the first women to represent her country in the Olympics, has been ordered not to wear the hijab, or head scarf, during competition. The International Judo Federation said she will compete w… [Read More]
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Pregnant shooter is in London, and she’s very pregnant

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Malaysia’s pregnant shooter, Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi, has made the trip to London and will compete in next week’s 10m rifle event, just one month before she’s due to give birth to a baby girl. She’s not the first pregnant Olympian in history, but at… [Read More]
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No one on the 1996 men’s basketball team wanted to be the leading scorer, get drug tested

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Since the 1992 Dream Team, the USA Basketball Men’s National Team has brought together the best players in the world. Being the top player in that group, then, is a pretty major mark of accomplishment. It stands to reason that an All-Star would want t… [Read More]
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Live updates on the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony from London

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The pomp and circumstance across the pond will get underway well before NBC is ready to show us here in the U.S., but we’ll have all the details in real time via our Yahoo! Sports social media soldiers on the ground in London.
Join us at 3 p.m. ET on F… [Read More]
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How to watch the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony

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Approximately 1 billion people will be tuning in to the London 2012 Opening Ceremony. If you plan to join them, here’s how:
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The ceremony will take place Friday, July 27, at 9 p.m. London t… [Read More]
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Where does the London Olympic torch sleep at night?

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LONDON — Each day of the Olympic torch relay features hundreds of honorees lugging the 800-gram aluminum icon from one London neighborhood to the next. The relays begin just past 9 a.m. and end in the evening, before the next relay team starts the jo… [Read More]
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Australian point guard Patty Mills: Racial abuse inspires me to be a role model

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On the road to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, the Australian Olympic delegation has hit a couple of potholes. Claims of unjust and unequal treatment arose when the Aussie women’s basketball team was made to fly economy class to London while the m… [Read More]
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Is ice bathing the Olympic Tebowing? It sure looks like it

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When you’re trying to diagnose an emerging phenomena, one need look no further than Twitter. Now, a day before the 2012 Olympic Games officially open, we may already have the London Games’ response to Tebowing: Posed ice bathing.

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Australia sets 1st world record at London Games: ‘Most People Wearing Full Team Kit’ (VIDEO)

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LONDON — Records are expected to fall as the 2012 Summer Olympics commence in London. One already has, although not at an official venue.
Appropriately, it was at a pub, where 935 Australian ex-pats and supporters — of varying degrees of sobriety .. [Read More]
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