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Shin A Lam, South Korea, Win Silver in Team Epee

Unless you've been living under a rock, or have just been sticking to NBC's tape delay filled coverage of the Olympics, you've heard the story of Shin A Lam, the South Korean fencer who was robbed of an opportunity at a gold medal due to a timekeeping snafu. She received a degree of consolation today as a part of the silver medal winning South Korean team in the team epee event.

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USA Basketball Survives Scare From Lithuania

LeBron James proved in this year's NBA Finals that he was someone who could get the job done in crunch time. Nobody would have thought that he'd need to do it again in today's game against Lithuania but, if he didn't, the US wouldn't have won in a 99-94 thriller

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U.S. Women Beat New Zealand, Into Olympic Semi-Finals

For the third time in these Olympics, the U.S. Women cruised to victory, dominating a New Zealand side making their first appearance in a quarterfinal.

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Phelps Wins Gold In Final Individual Event

Despite likely being able to qualify for the Summer Olympics again in 2016, Michael Phelps has been steadfast in saying that this Olympics will be his last. If that’s the case, he wrapped up his individual Olympic career in as fitting a way as possible: by winning gold.

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 6 — Michael Phelps beats Ryan Lochte in 200 IM; Gabby Douglas Wins All-Around Gold

The United States won six gold medals on Thursday to jump ahead of China in the overall medal count. Here’s Thursday’s Olympic Games’ recap:

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USA Basketball Squeak Out 83 Point Win Over Nigeria

Records were shattered on Thursday as the USA men's basketball team eviscerated Nigeria 156-73 in pool play action, breaking the Olympic record for most points scored in a game.

Criticized by many for their slow starts in games against France and Tunisia, the Americans came out with guns blazing and finished the first quarter leading by 26

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US Gymnast Gabby Douglas Makes History Winning Olympic Gold in Women’s All-Around

US Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas won perhaps the most coveted title in her sport when she took the gold medal in the women’s all-around competition on Thursday in London, becoming the first African-American female gymnast to ever win individual Olympic gold.

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Local Olympian Kyle Vashkulat Loses

Kyle Vashkulat, Clifton Park native and Olympic Judoka lost today in his first match, cutting short his quest for gold at the London games.

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 5 — Missy Franklin and Allison Schmitt lead US to Gold in 4×200 Freestyle Relay

The US women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay team won gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Wednesday, but China claimed the lead in the overall medal count. Here’s Wednesday’s Olympic Games’ recap:

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Shin A Lam of South Korea: The Saddest Story of the Olympics that American TV Neglected [UPDATE]

Recently, our own Bruce Jacobs wrote about how the coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games was just fine, and how nobody should be airing their grievances about it, which many have taken to the web to do. However, if you don't like tape delays, web streams that freeze or are blurry on many occasions, or have even one iota of interest in seeing nations other than the United States compete, you would disagree with Bruce's point of view. If you agree with Bruce, you probably don't care that you were not shown one of the saddest moments in Olympic history from an on-field perspective.

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Now We Have A Badminton Fix At The Olympic Games-Yes Badminton

I mean what is the world coming too? Badminton? Really? What is next fixed spelling bees?

4 Badminton doubles teams have been kicked out of the 30th Olympiad for intending to lose matches to get a better draw

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 4 — Michael Phelps Sets Medals Record; US Women’s Gymnastics Team Wins Gold

American swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history Tuesday, while the United States and China remained tied atop the overall medal count of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Here’s a recap of the day’s Olympic action:

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