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10 Amazing Olympic Facts You Might Not Know

With the Olympics coming to London this summer, we thought we’d take a look at some amazing facts and traditions that make up part of this celebrated global event.

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The 5 Most Bizarre Summer Olympics Disqualifications Ever

During its illustrious history, the Olympics has been a hotbed for controversy. It can be countries pulling out in some form of protest, the IOC banning athletes or competitors who will cause a storm of controversy.

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Cooperstown Native Going For Gold In Olympic Triathlon

Cooperstowm is known for the baseball Hall of Fame. Local girl Sarah Groff is trying to add Triathlon to Cooperstown lore. Groff and her 2 teammates are going for Gold at the upcoming games in London...

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The 10 Most Breathtaking Opening Ceremonies in Olympic History

As the athletes get ready for the London Olympics, organizers are also preparing their best theatrics for the opening ceremony.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Beach Volleyball Player Kerri Walsh-Jennings

As one-half of the legendary team also starring Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh-Jennings is instantly recognizable as one of the greatest beach volleyball players in the world.

Together, they’re defending Olympic champions who won gold medals in both the 2004 and 2008 games, and they’re looking to repeat their success for a third time in London this year.

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10 American Olympic Heroes Who Became Legends

With the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games coming up soon, we thought we’d take a glimpse at some of the American superstars who have claimed Olympic glory in the past.

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Rafael Nadal Pulls Out Of Olympics

Citing an injury, defending men's Olympic singles tennis champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the 2012 London games.

Nadal, the third ranked men's tennis player in the world, was designated as Spain's flag bearer during the upcoming opening ceremonies before he elected to withdraw...

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Soccer Player Hope Solo

While soccer isn’t nearly as popular here as it is in other parts of the world, it seems to get its due in the US during the Olympics, at least. And when the women’s national soccer team won gold after a hotly-contested battle against Brazil at the 2008 Games in Beijing, its members became superstars.

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Behind The Scenes With President Obama & Team USA Basketball [VIDEO]

President Barack Obama recently visited the Team USA Basketball squads as they prepare to win gold in London.  Obama might have whispered something to Anthony Davis in the locker room.

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7 Pairs of Siblings Ready to Dominate the Summer Olympics

It’s not uncommon for two siblings to excel at the same sport growing up, and for some select few that excellence can translate into Olympic success.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Tennis Players Bob and Mike Bryan

The 2012 US Olympic tennis team roster — which includes Serena and Venus Williams and Andy Roddick just to name a few — reads like a who’s who of the sport. But to casual fans, brothers Bob and Mike Bryan may not be as instantly recognizable.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin

Many of the 49 men and women who make up this year’s US swimming squad — like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Jessica Hardy and Rebecca Soni — have years of experience. But fresh-faced Missy Franklin is a relative newcomer to the sport.

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