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Carli Lloyd Scores Two Goals as US Women Beat Japan 2-1 To Win Olympic Soccer Gold

Carli Lloyd scored two goals as the United States women’s soccer team beat Japan, 2-1, to win the gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Thursday night in London.

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This Weekend in Sports: Summer Olympics, UFC 150 and the PGA Championship

The 2012 Summer Olympics, a UFC rematch and the PGA Tour’s last major of 2012 highlight the upcoming TV sports calendar. Here’s what to watch this weekend:

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 13 — US Wins 5 Gold Medals

The United States won nine medals, including five golds, to take a commanding lead in the overall medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Thursday. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 12 — Allyson Felix Wins Gold as US Track Team Nabs 7 Medals

Led by seven medals from its track athletes, the United States ran past China into the lead in the overall medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Wednesday. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:

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When Olympic Pole Vaulting Goes Horribly Wrong

So far, the 2012 London Summer Olympics have had some memorable athletic accomplishments — along with some moments that didn’t really live up to the Olympic standard.

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Olympic Gold Medals Aren’t Really Gold at All — Find Out What They’re Made Of

If there’s one thing we’ve always taken for granted regarding the Olympics, it’s that gold medals are actually made out of gold. So imagine our surprise when we learned that this year’s first place medals are mostly silver.

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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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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 10 — US Women’s Soccer Team Advances on Alex Morgan’s Late Goal

Though it was a light day for medals, there was still plenty of drama at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Monday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action:

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Oscar Pistorius Becomes First Amputee to Compete in Track for the Olympics

2012 Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius from South Africa is breaking barriers this year in London. Just this Saturday, the man known as “Blade Runner” competed in the 400-meter run and finished in second to move on to the semifinals this Sunday. And he did all this with two prosthetic racing legs.

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Should There Be More Punishment for Athletes Throwing an Event? — Sports Survey of the Day

The big news out of the Olympics right now isn’t about winning, but a few badminton teams who tried their best to lose.

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