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theGRIO REPORT - Naomi certainly did not let flack over her lack of a healthy hairline stop her from shining yesterday evening at an Olympic celebration dinner held in London yesterday evening...

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LONDON (AP) - Usain Bolt took a momentary break from basking in his historic Olympic sprinting double to fiercely criticize Carl Lewis...

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theGRIO REPORT - Douglas has shared with reporters that she believes her dead beat dad is partly responsibly for her mother's financial insolvency due to his failure to pay child support, and other forms of abandonment...

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theGRIO REPORT - Gabby Douglas isn't even a high school senior yet, and she may already be getting recruited for college...

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LONDON (AP) - Denied twice on the world's biggest stage, Felix won the Olympic gold medal she's been yearning for, taking the 200 meters Wednesday night to fill in the last, and biggest, hole in her otherwise stellar resume...

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NEW YORK (AP) - Gabby Douglas is golden when it comes to online popularity, too...

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LONDON (AP) - Cameroon Olympics officials say seven competitors who have left the athletes village may be seeking new homes and sporting opportunities outside their African nation...

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theGRIO REPORT - Their disappearance has sparked fears that the athlete left the games so that they could claim asylum in England for economic reasons...

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LONDON (AP) - After bobbling and wobbling her way across the balance beam this summer, the bubbly 16-year-old promised she'd get things cleaned up in time for the Olympics...

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Serena Williams became only the second woman to complete a career Golden Slam when she won her first singles gold medal Saturday by beating Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 at the London Olympics...

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VIDEO - Olympic runners Mohamed Hassan and Zamzam Farah dodged bullets, bombs, and crossfire in their hometown of Mogadishu to train for Olympic glory, hoping to win the first-ever Olympic medals for Somalia

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theGRIO REPORT - Despite having already won a gold medal and preparing for tonight's individual competition, Gabby Douglas seems to be getting more Twitter mentions about her hair, rather than her athletic abilities...

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In London, during the Olympic games, finding affordable accommodation can prove difficult...

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SLIDESHOW - So far, the 2012 Olympics have had lots of high drama -- including a stunt double for the Queen of England parachuting into the London stadium with James Bond...

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LONDON (AP) - The U.S. men's Olympic basketball team is favored to win again, and some think it's a matter of the players just showing up...

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Carl Lewis is speaking out against Mitt Romney after the Republican presidential candidate expressed his belief that London was 'ill prepared' for the Olympics...

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theGRIO REPORT - The London Borough of Newham, the main setting for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, is one of the most deprived in England...

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VIDEO - As a fan recently discovered at Team USA's exhibition game against Argentina last week, throwing sneakers at Kevin Durant will not get you his autograph...

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theGRIO REPORT - Black Britons have expressed outrage that Britain's longest severing and biggest black newspaper, The Voice, has been denied accreditation to the Olympic Stadium...

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theGRIO REPORT - Kobe is not letting Jordan get the last word on the USA basketball team. Kobe responded to Jordan with, 'So what? He knows I'm a bad motherf**ker. I'm not really tripping',,,

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Los Angeles Clippers leading scorer Blake Griffin suffered a knee injury to his left knee during Team USA practice on Wednesday and will likely miss the 2012 Olympics.

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Will Lebron step up as leader of the Team USA's 2012 Men's Basketball Team, or will Kobe's reign continue?

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Greg Monroe is voicing his opinion about the 2012 men's U.S. Olympic Basketball Team's roster. He is upset that he did not even get an invite to tryout for the Olympic team...

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MIAMI (AP) — Chris Bosh told USA Basketball on Friday he is withdrawing from consideration for the London Olympics so he can fully recover from the strained abdominal muscle that sidelined him for part of Miami's run to the NBA championship...

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MIAMI - Lauryn Williams, the world's fastest woman in 2005, is hoping to get one more chance at redemption during the Olympic trials...

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