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Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells, Lolo Jones, London 2012, News, Opinion, Sports, Summer Olympics, Track and Field, USA Track And Field -

OPINION - With all the success these Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells have achieved, is it really appropriate for the media to ask them about Lolo Jones immediately following their race?...

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Brittney Reese, Gulfport Mississippi, London 2012, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, USA Track And Field -

(AP) - Three years after Hurricane Katrina devastated her hometown, Brittney Reese hoped to give Gulfport, Miss., a medal in the Beijing Games...

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100m Hurdles, Dawn Harper, Lolo Jones, Lolo Jones Finishes Fourth, London 2012, New York Times, News, Olympics 2012, Sports -

theGRIO REPORT - Olympian Lolo Jones appeared on NBC's Today show Wednesday, after finishing fourth in Tuesday's 100m hurdle finals...

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Dawn Harper, Kellie Wells, Lolo Jones, Lolo Jones Finishes Fourth, London 2012, News, Olympics 2012, Sally Pearson Wins, Sports, USA Track And Field -

LONDON (AP) — Sally Pearson stood in the rain, hands on head, eyes fixed on a big screen, desperately willing her name to show up first so she wouldn’t be another Olympic letdown for Australia. For what seemed longer than it took Pearson to run the 100-meter hurdles — a games record 12.35 seconds — […]

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2012 Olympics, Africa, Asylum, Cameroon, London 2012, missing athletes, News, Olympic Village -

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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Fab Five, Gabby Douglas, Gabby Douglas Hair, Golden Gabby, Hair Controversy, London 2012, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, USA Gymnastics -

theGRIO REPORT - Gabby Douglas' historic Olympic run has ended - and wow, what a sight it was. The 16-year-old earned team and individual all-around gold medals, the first gymnast in history to do so...

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100m Hurdles, 2012 London Olympics, First Round Heat, Haters, Isaac Rauch, Jere Longman, Lolo Jones, London 2012, New York Times, News, Semifinals, Sports, Summer Olympics, Team USA, USA Track And Field, Women's 100-meter Hurdles -

theGRIO REPORT - One day after celebrating her 30th birthday and the New York Times published an article that strongly criticized her, Lolo Jones took to the track earlier this morning, winning her heat.

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Cereal Box, Corn Flakes, Gabby Douglas, Gabby Douglas Flying Squirrel, Gold Medalist, Inspiration, London 2012, London Olympics, News, Sports, Team USA, Women's Gymnastics -

theGRIO REPORT - It is only fitting that Gabby Douglas, Olypmic women's gymnastics all-around gold medalist, appears on the front of the Corn Flakes cereal box...

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Gabby Douglas, Gabby Douglas Wins, Gabby Wins Gold, Gabrielle Douglas, Golden Gabby, Inspiration, London 2012, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, USA Gymnastics, Video -

OPINION - By the time the 2012 London Olympics are over, American gymnast Gabby Douglas should be one of the most marketable Olympic athletes not named Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte...

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2012 Olympics, Destinee Hooker, Hooker, London 2012, London Olympics, News, Olympics, Olympics 2012, Sports, USA Volleyball -

U.S. Olympic volleyball player Destinee Hooker is not ashamed of her name...

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Barack Obama, Flying Squirrel, Gabby Douglas, Gabby Douglas Twitter, Golden Gabby, London 2012, News, Olympics 2012, Sports -

theGRIO REPORT - The White House announced today that President Barack Obama was able to watch the U.S. women's gymnastics team win gold in the team event competition...

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Gabby Douglas, Gold Medal, Inspiration, London 2012, Olympics 2012, Sports, USA Gymnastics -

SLIDESHOW - The U.S women's gymnastics team celebrates it's first Olympic title since 1996, thanks in part to Gabby Douglas...

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Dream Team, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, London 2012, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, Team USA, Tunisia, USA Basketball -

LONDON (AP) — Getting a jump start from its second unit after a less-than-inspiring first half by the starters, the U.S. turned on the burners after halftime and rolled to a 110-63 win over Tunisia...

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Gabby Douglas, Gabby Douglas Gold, Inspiration, London 2012, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, Team Gold, USA Gymnastics, USA Wins Team Gold, Video -

LONDON (AP) - The Americans grabbed hands and backed up, eager to get a better view of the scoreboard. With the Russians on the sidelines crying, the Americans stood at the center of the floor, clapping, cheering and basking in a golden glow...

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London 2012, London Games, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, Venus Serena, Venus Williams, Venus Williams Wins -

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Venus Williams keeps moving forward in the Olympics. Charging the net with renewed zeal, Williams reached the third round Tuesday by beating Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada 6-1, 6-3...

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Dominique Dawes, Flying Squirrel, Gabby Douglas, London 2012, Magnificent Seven, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, Team USA, USA Gymnastics -

Dominique Dawes is a big fan of U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas - she just doesn't like Douglas' 'Flying Squirrel' nickname...

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First Lady, London 2012, News, Olympics 2012, Serena Williams, Sports, Tennis, Venus Serena, Venus Williams -

WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Venus Williams began her bid for a record fourth gold medal in Olympic tennis Monday by beating Sara Errani of Italy, 6-3, 6-1...

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Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, London 2012, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, Team USA, USA Gymnastics -

LONDON (AP) — The U.S. women's gymnastics team has stressed for months their depth is the key to their dominance. Now they have to make sure it doesn't accidentally lead to their downfall...

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London 2012, London Games, Maya Moore, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, Team USA, USA Womens Basketball, Video -

theGRIO VIDEO - Maya Moore is as accomplished a women's hoops player as they come. An Olympic gold medal is the one accomplishment Moore hasn't checked off her list. With the London Games commencing today, she'll soon get her chance...

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100 Meters, Jamaican Track And Field, London 2012, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, USA Track And Field, Usain Bolt, Usain Bolt Bad Back, Usain Bolt Injury -

LONDON (AP) — Usain Bolt finally confessed there has been something wrong. It was his back. The Olympic champion said Thursday a bad back has been causing him hamstring problems, leading to a pair of losses to training partner Yohan Blake at the Jamaican trials...

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100 Meters, Bolt Gay, London 2012, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, Tyson Gay, Usain Bolt, Worlds Fastest Man -

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Tyson Gay took his time loosening up his surgically repaired hip at the end of the track, rotating his body this way and that as he listened to music through headphones...

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African immigrants, Greece, London 2012, News, Olympics, Sports, Twitter, Voula Papachristou -

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greece has removed triple jumper Voula Papachristou from the country's team at the London Olympics over her comments on Twitter mocking African immigrants...

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Gold Medal Game, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, London 2012, Marc Gasol, News, Olympics 2012, Pau Gasol, Sports, Team USA, USA Basketball, USA Spain -

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — There is no exhibition game gold medal. The only prize was some player of the game award LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony shared. Not counting doesn't mean not mattering...

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Jamaican Team, London 2012, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, Usain Bolt, Usain Bolt Olympics -

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — The side of the track was packed with school kids waving tiny Jamaican flags and jamming to the blaring tunes of Bob Marley. They were waiting in the searing sun to catch any sort of glimpse of the world's fastest runner...

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Allyson Felix, Allyson Felix Sprinter, London 2012, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, USA Track And Field, Video -

theGRIO VIDEO - Few sprinters are as decorated as 26-year-old Allyson Felix. The Los Angeles native will be a three-time Olympian once London kicks off in eight days...

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Fundraiser, London 2012, Long Jump, Marquise Goodwin, NCAA-compliant, News, Olympics, Sports, Team USA, Texas, University of Texas -

NBC Dallas - Marquise Goodwin represents the United States in the long jump, and is running an NCAA-compliant fundraiser in hopes of flying his mother and grandmother to the Olympics without getting Goodwin in trouble.

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Debbie Dunn, Doping, Doping Test, London 2012, London Games, News, Olympics 2012, Sports -

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Relay sprinter Debbie Dunn has withdrawn from the U.S. Olympic team after testing positive for excessive testosterone...

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Black Swimmers, Cullen Jones, Lia Neal, London 2012, Maritza Correia, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, USA Swimming -

theGRIO VIDEO - Lia Neal isn't old enough to vote, but she's already making history...

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Dream Team, Kobe Bryant, London, London 2012, Michael Jordan, NBA, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, USA Basktetball -

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Jordan says there's no way Kobe Bryant and this year's USA Olympic basketball team could've beaten the 1992 Dream Team...

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Esau Simpson, Grenada, London 2012, News, Nova Southeastern University, Olympics 2012, South Florida, Sports, Swimming -

NBC Miami - Dozens of swimmers living and training in South Florida will head to the London 2012 Olympic Games later this month – competing not for the U.S. but for other countries.

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Heavyweight, London 2012, Michael Hunter, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, USA Boxing, Video -

theGRIO VIDEO - Las Vegas boxer Michael Hunter missed out on representing the USA in the 2008 Olympics by just one qualifying win. The junior Hunter said the London Games is his chance to show the world...

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