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How Much Are Olympic Medals Actually Worth?

Olympic athletes often train for years in the hopes of someday getting a medal. But while the 4,700 medals currently being doled out in London are priceless to the athletes who win them, the actual value of the raw materials may be less than you think.

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Does US Olympic Success Make You Proud to Be an American? — Survey of the Day

The Olympic creed begins “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part.”

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Are You Surprised That Michael Phelps Has Not Won an Individual Gold Medal Yet? — Sports Survey of the Day

We are a few days into the 2012 London Olympics, and unlike in 2008, Michael Phelps is not the big swimming news.

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Free Advice From The Erwin Pawn Tradio Show To Michael Phelps

On EPTS eve the Olympics opened.  You had to know amidst all the buying, selling, and trading we'd find time to discuss the Olympics.

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10 Unforgettable Moments from the Olympics

The Summer Olympics begin this weekend in London. For more than a century, the modern Olympic games have provided a global stage for athletes to deliver unforgettable moments of competition, courage and compassion.

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This Weekend in Sports: London Olympics Opening Ceremony and More

The Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London highlights the TV sports offerings this weekend. Here’s what else to watch this weekend in sports:

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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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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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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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