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McKayla Maroney Headed For The Gold On Her Own McKayla Maroney Headed For The Gold On Her Own
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McKayla Maroney helped lead the U.S. gymnastics team to a huge win yesterday, and now she’s headed towards one of her very own. As one of the “Fierce Five”, she helped secure the gold for her team with her Amanar …

Larisa Latynina: Phelps’ Predecessor Won Gold While Pregnant Larisa Latynina: Phelps’ Predecessor Won Gold While Pregnant
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Larisa Latynina, the Russian gymnast who was the Olympian for Michael Phelps to beat this year, was so passionate about her sport–and competing for a medal–that she did it while four months pregnant. Latynina, a former ballerina, was forced to …

London 2012 Field Hockey Celebrated With Google Doodle London 2012 Field Hockey Celebrated With Google Doodle
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At this year’s Olympic Games, twelve men’s and twelve women’s teams are competing for medals in the sport of field hockey. Men’s field hockey debuted as part of the Olympics way back in 1908, while women’s field hockey didn’t earn …

Twitter Owns Up To Its Mistake, Reinstates Suspended Twitter Account Twitter Owns Up To Its Mistake, Reinstates Suspended Twitter Account
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Twitter has found itself in a bit of a controversy the past few days. In short, they suspended the Twitter account of one Guy Adams, a reporter for The Independent who had been tweeting criticism of NBC’s coverage of the …

Redditors Solve the Olympics’ Empty Seat Problem with the Addition of a Cast of Colorful Characters Redditors Solve the Olympics’ Empty Seat Problem with the Addition of a Cast of Colorful Characters
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If you’ve been watching the 2012 London Olympics, you may have noticed something in the background of the fierce competition and compelling personal stories – the lack of spectators. Some competitions (most notably swimming and gymnastics) have been plagued by …

Swiss Athlete Expelled From Olympics For Racist Tweet Swiss Athlete Expelled From Olympics For Racist Tweet
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Another Olympian has been sent home from the London Games because of his inability to control his thumbs. Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella was dismissed from the Olympics on Monday as the result of a tweet he posted after his …

London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Rings: China Might Win It Again London 2012 Artistic Gymnastics Men’s Rings: China Might Win It Again
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The Olympics are upon us and Google has seen fit to grace us yet again with another Google Doodle celebrating various events throughout the games. Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the Artistic Gymnastics competition, specifically the Men’s Rings category. Thanks to …

Michael Phelps Just Needs To Channel Walter White, Says Bryan Cranston Michael Phelps Just Needs To Channel Walter White, Says Bryan Cranston

Who really knows what happened to Michael Phelps over the weekend at the London Olympics? Could his disappointing fourth place finish in the 400m Individual Medley signal that the once-unstoppable medal machine has lost a step stroke? Is there something …

Michael Phelps: Has He Lost His Golden Touch? Michael Phelps: Has He Lost His Golden Touch?
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Although we’re only a couple of days into the Olympic games, fans of Michael Phelps are worried that he won’t be able to recapture the lightning he bottled four years ago, as he has yet to score a medal. And …

London 2012 Fencing: Google Doodle Features An Unorthodox Parry London 2012 Fencing: Google Doodle Features An Unorthodox Parry
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This year, at the London 2012 Olympics, 212 athletes (105 men, 107 women) will participate in the sport of fencing. They are competing in ten different events, including individual Epée, foil, and sabre, as well as team events. And today, …

Greek Olympian Banned For Racist Tweet Thinks Her Punishment Was Excessive Greek Olympian Banned For Racist Tweet Thinks Her Punishment Was Excessive
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Voula Papachristou, the Greek triple-jumper whose distasteful tweets earned her a swift exit from this year’s Olympic games, thinks that she was treated unfairly. Earlier this week, Papachristou was expelled from competing at the London games for tweeting this to …

Olympics Opening Ceremony: U.S. Fans Should Follow Along On Twitter Olympics Opening Ceremony: U.S. Fans Should Follow Along On Twitter

Unfortunately for Olympic fans in the United States, the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics is underway and they can’t watch it live. That’s because NBC is not showing the ceremony live – either on TV or streaming online. …

Go For the Gold With This Olympics Drinking Game Go For the Gold With This Olympics Drinking Game

Let’s face it, not everyone is a huge fan of the Olympics. Sure, watching some of the world’s most talented athletes compete for the ultimate glory of honoring their nations is compelling to some. But if you’re like some people, …

London Olympics Gets Its Own Dedicated Twitter Page London Olympics Gets Its Own Dedicated Twitter Page
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Tonight, the 2012 Summer Olympics officially kicks off with the opening ceremony, and the social media buzz is already at a fever pitch. According to Twitter, more tweets are coming in about the London Games in a single day than …

Opening Ceremony London 2012: Google Doodle Celebrates The Festivities Opening Ceremony London 2012: Google Doodle Celebrates The Festivities
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The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games is just hours away, and the world is gearing up for a couple weeks of sporting brilliance. Internet giant Google is joining in the festivities (while based in the U.S., it has operations …

This Ferris Wheel Uses Tweets To Lighten Up The Mood Of The Olympics This Ferris Wheel Uses Tweets To Lighten Up The Mood Of The Olympics

EDF Engergy and Sosolimited are working together to put on what EDF calls the world’s first social media-powered light show. It uses tweets, and turns them into a real-time light show using the London Eye, a famous Ferris Wheel in …

Mark Zuckerberg & His Olympian Harvard Roomie Played A Lot Of Playstation Mark Zuckerberg & His Olympian Harvard Roomie Played A Lot Of Playstation

Sometimes, it’s hard to separate the fact from the fiction when it comes to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. We know that he felt jaded by a former girlfriend and created Facebook in an attempt to prove his worth to her …

Australian Swimmer Getting Flack For Twitter Bikini Picture Australian Swimmer Getting Flack For Twitter Bikini Picture
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Stephanie Rice is a 3 time gold medal winner for the Australian swim team. She also has an awesome swimmers body. So i’m pretty sure that she didn’t see the backlash coming when she posted a picture of herself on …

Official Olympic Song Penned By Muse Official Olympic Song Penned By Muse
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The band Muse has been chosen to provide the official song for the London 2012 Olympics. The very popular group were among those to carry the porch during its long tour of England. The song, called “Survival”, will play at …

Ryan Lochte or Michael Phelps: Who Will Steal the London Games? Ryan Lochte or Michael Phelps: Who Will Steal the London Games?

These days, mentioning Michael Phelps almost requires you to also bring up his counter-part, USA’s Ryan Lochte. Ever since 2011′s World Championship, when Lochte beat Phelps in the head to head races, the 200 freestyle and the 200 IM, Lochte …

USA Track Star Lolo Jones is Going to the Olympics – And She’s Easy on the Eyes USA Track Star Lolo Jones is Going to the Olympics – And She’s Easy on the Eyes
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Lolo Jones finished the women’s 100-meter hurdles at the U.S. Track & Field Trials in third place with a time of 12:86, qualifying her for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. After placing seventh in the women’s 100-meter hurdles …