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2012 Olympics, Black Hair, Black Hair Care, Black Models, Living, London, London 2012 Olympics, Naomi Campbell, Olympics 2012, Slideshow, Style, Supermodels, Traction Alopecia -

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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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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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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Caster Semenya, Gender, Gender Test, London, News, Olympics, Olympics 2012, Running, South Africa, Sports -

LONDON (AP) - Caster Semenya perched herself on a lane marker behind the start of the 800 meters and took a few moments to absorb what it feels like to be an Olympian...

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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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Aly Raisman, Balance Beam, Fall, Gabrielle Douglas, Gymnastics, London, News, Olympics, Olympics 2012, Sports -

LONDON (AP) - Gabby Douglas failed to add to her medal haul, finishing seventh on balance beam after a fall. Still, she'll leave the games with two gold medals, including the all-around title, gymnastics' biggest prize.

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

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Balance Beam, Gabby Douglas, London, News, Olympics, Olympics 2012, Sports -

LONDON (AP) - The 16-year-old gymnast nicknamed the Flying Squirrel has won two Olympic gold medals in London and has one last chance at another when she competes in the individual balance beam final Tuesday...

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Bankruptcy, Gabby Douglas, Gymnastics, London, London Olympics, Natalie Douglas, Natalie Hawkins, News, Olympics 2012, Sports, TMZ -

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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Justin Gatlin, London, London Olympics, News, Olympics, Olympics 2012, Running, Sports, Tyson Gay, Usain Bolt -

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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Dominique Dawes, Gabby Douglas, Gabrielle Douglas, Gymnastics, Inspiration, London, London Olympics, Mary Lou Retton, Olympics 2012, Opinion, Sports -

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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Carmelo Anthony, Celebrity Couples, Dream Team, Entertainment, La La, La La Anthony, La La Vasquez, London, London Olympics, Olympics 2012, Today Show, USA Basketball -

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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Gabby Douglas, Gabrielle Douglas, Gold, Gold Medal, Inspiration, London, London Olympics, Olympics 2012, Sports -

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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Doubles, London, London Olympics, News, Olympic Doubles, Olympics 2012, Semifinals, Serena Williams, Sports, Tennis, Venus Williams -

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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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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Basketball, Carmelo Anthony, Dream Team, London Olympics, Matt Lauer, News, Olympics, Olympics 2012, Sports, Today Show, USA Basketball -

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

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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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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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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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Entertainment, London Olympics, Olympics, Olympics 2012, Samuel L Jackson, Sports -

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

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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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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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First Lady, Inspiration, London, London Olympics, Michelle Obama, Olympics 2012 -

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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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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Internet, London Olympics, News, Olympics 2012, Social Media, Twitter -

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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