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Ryan Lochte’s Twitter Is Getting ‘Weird’

They should probably just call the 2012 Summer Olympics the “Twitter Games,” as the microblogging service has been part of quite a few of the story lines so far in London.

American swimmer Ryan Lochte is one of the many athletes at the games to maintain an active Twitter account. An account that got even more popular when the 27-year-old started off the Olympics with a defeat of rival Michael Phelps and a gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley.

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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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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 3 — Missy Franklin and Matt Grevers Win Gold Medals

The US swim team captured two gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Monday, while the US men’s gymnastics squad disappointed. Here’s what happened at the London Games:

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When Are They Going To Wise Up And Make Laser Tag An Olympic Sport Already?

Enough with these sissy sports like weight lifting and swimming, its time to put some real competition on TV. Laser tag 2016!

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Albany’s Nick Delpopolo Loses His Olympic Judo Match

Nick Delpopolo had high hopes heading into the London Olympics, but they are cut short. He lost his match, and has to start training for the 2016 games.

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Are You Surprised That Michael Phelps Has Not Medaled 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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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 2 — France Upsets US Swimmers in 4×100 Relay

Upsets and world records ruled the day on Day 2 of competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Here’s a brief recap of Sunday’s action:

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Colombia’s Lady Andrade Not So Ladylike — Punches Abby Wambach

The US women's soccer team was facing Colombia on day one of the Olympics from London. Early on, tempers started to get hot.

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Leryn Franco Is The Worlds Hottest Female Olympian

The sport of javelin isn't normally known for super sexy women, but Paraguayan Leryn Franco is putting that norm to bed.

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 1 — Ryan Lochte Wins Gold; Michael Phelps Is Fourth

After yesterday’s Opening Ceremony, the 2012 Summer Olympics had its first full day of competition on Saturday.

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Olympic Table Tennis Is Super Intense

Who knew that an activity we use to play killing time in between classes could get you a gold medal?

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Arctic Monkeys Play ‘I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor’ and the Beatles’ ‘Come Together’ at 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony

The 2012 Summer Olympics officially kicked into high gear in London this evening (July 27). The celebration began with the opening ceremony, which was flavored with plenty of hearty rock ‘n’ roll, including a high-octane, unforgettable performance by the Arctic Monkeys. The band performed their chart-topping song ‘I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor’ along with their cover of the Beatles‘ ‘Come Together.’

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