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Cuban Pole Vaulter Lazaro Borges’ Pole Snaps During Vault Attempt [VIDEO]

Last night, I posted a video of German weightlifter Matthias Steiner who nearly decapitated himself with 432 pounds in competition. Today, the Olympics once again stopped being a safe, triumphant celebration of sport, and momentarily turned into a terrifyingly dangerous collection of events...

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Allyson Felix Wins Gold

It’s taken 3 trips to the Olympics, and many close calls, but American track and field star Allyson Felix has finally achieved her longtime goal. Earlier today Felix won the 200 meter, earning her the first Olympic gold medal of her impressive career.

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Shannon Eastin and 5 Other Female Referees Who Made History

At an NFL preseason game on Thursday night, history will be made: A woman will be part of an NFL officiating crew for the first time.

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German Weightlifter Matthias Steiner Drops 432 Pounds on His Neck [VIDEO]

Olympic weightlifting is probably one of the coolest events in all of the Games. Nothing says "I'm ridiculously manly" quite like being able to lift hundreds and hundreds of pounds over your head like it's nothing...

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 11 — Aly Raisman Wins Two More Gymastics Medals

American gymnast Aly Raisman added to the US medal total at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Tuesday, while China widened its lead in the overall medal count. Here’s a recap of the day’s events:

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If Oscar Pistorius Shouldn’t Be Allowed To Compete, Should Steven Strasburg?

The debate over Oscar Pistorius and his Olympic eligibility has and will continue to rage on as long as he competes in these Olympic Games. If you’re unaware of the debate, it is whether or not Pistorius’ prosthetic legs give him an unfair advantage over those who run on full “natural” human legs.

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Andy Murray, Roger Federer: Drugs, Cheaters, Quitters, Media Lies and Bad American Boxing – Another Day At The Summer Games

Things are getting stranger and more controversial at the 30th Olympiad, including an Albany area Judo artist claiming someone tainted his food with Gonga! No I am not joking. All in a day at the Summer games.

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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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Grenada, Cyprus Win First Ever Olympic Medals

Here in America, Olympic medals are not only frequent, but expected. And while the majority of attention is understandably paid to the nations at the top of the medal count, two more countries have finally put their names on the board for the first time...

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U.S. Womens Soccer Team Advance To Final

In an exciting game that saw the United States women trailing for most of regulation it came down to an Alex Morgan header in the final minute of injury time to secure spot in the gold medal game for the U...

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Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images
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Albany Olympian Nick Delpopolo Fails Drug Test – Tests Positive for Marijuana

Throughout the Olympics we've been following local Judoka Nick Delpopolo as he battled for gold in London. Unfortunately for Nick, his trip has not gone as he had hoped.

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Oscar Pistorius Is Inspirational But Not Olympic Worthy

His name isn't Casey Martin but his case is just as controversial, and in many ways  more egregious then the disabled golfer. In the land of PC such words shouldn't be uttered, but I don't live in PC land. Pistorius should not have been allowed to compete in the Olympic games, and if JUSTICE matters he shouldn't be eligable to compete for the 2016 games in Brazil.

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