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‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius Will Be First Amputee to Compete in Olympics [VIDEO]

South African sprinter and double amputee Oscar Pistorius was named to his country’s Olympic team on Thursday, becoming the first amputee ever to compete in the Games.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Hurdler Lolo Jones [VIDEOS]

Of all the US athletes set to participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, none have captured our hearts more so than Lolo (real name Lori) Jones. And why not?

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte

For more than a decade, Michael Phelps has been the undisputed star of male competitive swimming. But that may change when 27-year-old Ryan Lochte competes at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London and vies for the title of the fastest swimmer alive.

To get to know this athlete better, here are 10 things you may not know about the Olympic hopeful.

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2012 Olympic Torch Bearer Breaks for a Quick, Tear-Jerking Marriage Proposal

Leave it to an Englishman to make the 2012 Olympic torch run one of the cutest moments in the history of the games.

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Ryan Seacrest to Smarm Up NBC’s Olympic Coverage

Through his numerous TV and radio projects, Ryan Seacrest has conquered the world of entertainment. And now the 37-year old will be adding sports’ broadcasting to his impressive resume.

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‘USA, USA, USA’ Chant Deemed Racist At High School Basketball Game

This past weekend the cheering crowd of a victorious team took to chanting 'USA, USA, USA'.  It wasn't the Olympics, it wasn't hockey and it happened in San Antonio, Texas.

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British Olympians Told Not to Touch Anyone at the Summer Games

If you’re an athlete who’ll be competing at this year’s Olympic games in London, don’t be offended if the 550 British competitors won’t shake your hand. It’s nothing personal — they’re just afraid you might have cooties.

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'Berliner Pressekraxeln'
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Speed Wall Climbing Should Be Olympic Sport [VIDEO]

I've got a love/hate relationship with the Olympics.  I love the idyllic thought of countries competing for athletic superiority.  But the events sometimes are just, well...boring.

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Pyeongchang Reacts To The IOC Decision On 2018 Olympic Winter Games Host City
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South Korea to Host 2018 Winter Olympics [PHOTOS]

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The city was named the Olympics' host in a Wednesday announcement in Durban, South Africa.

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IOC Executive Board Meetings
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Comcast Scores The Next Four Olympics, Get Ready For A Big Dose Of NBC

Comcast has scored the next for Olympics.  That means NBC has the games locked down through 2020.

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