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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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Should Olympic Medalists Have to Pay Taxes on Their Winnings? [POLL]

Olympics medals aren’t worth much, so it may surprise you to know that medalists also get stuck with a hefty tax bill.

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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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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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Eight Badminton Players Disqualified from the Olympics for Intentionally Losing Matches

We have all heard of boxers throwing a fight to make a big payday with the bookies, but now it appears as if badminton players are involved in the same racket — and it’s getting them tossed out of the Olympics.

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17-Year-Old Arrested After Threatening British Diver Tom Daley on Twitter

Like many Olympians, British diver Tom Daley uses Twitter to communicate with his fans. On Monday, one of his over 700,000 followers stepped out of line with a vicious taunt after the 18-year-old failed to medal in the 10m synchronized diving event.

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