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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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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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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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LONDON (AP) - A day after completing a career Golden Slam, Serena Williams still wants more...

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NORFOLK, Virginia (AP) - Court records show that the mother of Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas filed for bankruptcy earlier this year in Virginia...

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LONDON (AP) — Tyson Gay was so choked up, he couldn't speak. Justin Gatlin was so happy he struggled to find the right words...

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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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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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OPINION - Gabrielle Douglas re-wrote the record books yesterday, by becoming the first African-American gymnast ever to win the Olympic gold as an individual...

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theGRIO REPORT - Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has mentioned being a hip-hop fan and listening to rappers Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy in previous interviews.

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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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VIDEO - La La Anthony, reality TV star and wife of U.S. men’s basketball player Carmelo Anthony, chats with Today’s Natalie Morales about supporting her husband and the rest of the Dream Team...

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LONDON (AP) - AP photographer Gregory Bull knew it would come — the moment when Gabby Douglas does that little bit extra...

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LONDON (AP) - Make it a pair of Olympic gymnastics gold medals for Gabby Douglas, who added the all-around title Thursday to the one she won with the U.S. team two nights ago at the London Games...

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theGRIO REPORT - Lithuanian fans are in trouble again. Undercover police were able to infiltrate a crowd claimed to be making monkey chants during the basketball game...

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WINDSOR, England (AP) - Three years ago, Sizwe Ndlovu gave up his job as an computer technician in South Africa to pursue an Olympic gold medal in rowing at the London Games. It seemed a far-fetched quest...

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) - Venus and Serena Williams were so eager to reach the Olympics semifinals they collided and tumbled to the grass chasing a shot Thursday...

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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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TODAY - NBA superstar and veteran USA basketball player Carmelo Anthony played down pressure to match up with past Dream Teams,,,

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Barcelona, Dream Team, Kobe Bryant, London Olympics, News, Olympics 2012, Photo, Shirtless, Sports, Topless, Vanessa Bryant -

Recently leaked photos of a shirtless Kobe Bryant have caused something of a stir and allegedly sparked tensions in his tumultuous relationship with his wife Vanessa. The couple was expected to divorce earlier this year but then reconciled. The photo, which was taken at an after-party in Barcelona, inspired gossip that Kobe was once again […]

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

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OPINION - Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings had a five-word summation of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's overseas trip: 'not ready for prime time'...

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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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Samuel L. Jackson's observations on the Olympic Games in London have become a viral sensation...

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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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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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LONDON (AP) - Michelle Obama formally opened her stint as leader of the U.S. Olympics delegation on Friday, attending a breakfast with Olympians and saying she was 'just in awe' of their company...

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LONDON (AP) - People across much of the planet briefly experienced problems accessing Twitter on Thursday, a day before the 2012 Olympic Games are expected to cause a spike in use of the micro-blogging site...

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LONDON (AP) - Serena Williams has had enough rest, a week away from the courts. She's also spent enough time away from Centre Court, and is more than ready to go for another title at Wimbledon...

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Guor Marial, Independent, International Olympic Committee, IOC, Iowa State University, London Olympics, Marathon Runner, News, Republic of South Sudan, Sports -

This weekend, the IOC granted Marial permission to run in the London Olympics as an independent under the Olympic flag...

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