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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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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin

Many of the 49 men and women who make up this year’s US swimming squad — like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Jessica Hardy and Rebecca Soni — have years of experience. But fresh-faced Missy Franklin is a relative newcomer to the sport.

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Team USA Gets Gold Medal for Embarrassment By Wearing Olympic Uniforms Made in China [VIDEO]

The athletes that comprise Team USA in the Summer Olympics may have been born in the USA but their outfits? Not so much.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images / London 2012
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McDonald’s Flexes Its Muscle by Banning All Restaurants from Selling French Fries at the London Olympics — With One Exception

McDonald’s has a monopoly on french fries at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Quidditch Olympics to Take Place Before London Games

One day Quidditch may be part of the Summer Olympics. But for now the sport J.K. Rowling invented in her ‘Harry Potter‘ books will settle on holding its latest tournament in close proximity to the Games of the XXX Olympiad, which will take place in London later this month.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps

At 27 years old, swimmer Michael Phelps is at the top of his game. He’s won countless honors, awards and medals during his career, leading some to describe him as the greatest athlete in history to ever grace the sport.

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