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2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials - Day 7
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Olympic Medal Count Update!

China and the United States seem to be running away with most of the medals in this 2012 Olympics.  As of this morning China leads the way with 17 gold and 30 total medals.  United States is close behind in the medal count with 29, but only 12 of them are gold!  France has 13 total medals and Korea has 12, but Korea is ranked #3 in the medal standings because

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Michael Phelps Shatters Olympics Record with 19th Career Medal

Michael Phelps has managed to swim into history.

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What is the Most Difficult Event at the Olympic Games? [POLL]

Last night, I did what many people end up doing late at night when the Olympics are on: I found myself watching a sport that I didn't even know existed.  It was called the men's canoe doubles, and it looked ridiculously hard. Which got me thinking -- what is the hardest event at this year's Summer Games?

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Elma native and member of U-S Olympic Archery Team Jake Kaminski (Getty Images)
Elma native and member of U-S Olympic Archery Team Jake Kaminski (Getty Images)
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Elma’s Kaminski Wins Olympic Team Archery Silver

Elma native Eric Kaminski is an Olympic medal winner.  He and teammates Brady Ellison and Jacob Wukie settled for silver when Italy's Michele Frangilli was perfect on the final shot of the match to claim the gold for the Italians by just one point.  It was the first-ever gold medal in archery for Italy and the silver was the best finish for American archers since 1996.

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The Push For Olympic Pole Dancing

We’ve all watched pole vaulters compete at the Olympics but what about pole dancers?  The International Pole Sports Federation is pushing pole dancing as an Olympic sport by 2016.

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Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games (Getty Images)
Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium during the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games (Getty Images)
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Three Local Athletes Competing At London Olympics

The London Olympic Games are officially underway after a four and a half hour opening ceremony spectular.  Queen Elizabeth II declared the Games of 30th Olympiad officially open. 

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13 Olympic Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

If you don’t have Olympic fever yet, fret not. We’re here to help with a list of our 10 favorite facts about the games that you never knew.

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Olympics - Previews - Day - 2
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Big Mistake At The Olympics [VIDEO]

Did you see the big mistake that was made at the Olympics on Wednesday??  Just as the North Korean women's soccer team was preparing to take the field....the Olympic committee displayed the wrong flag next to the picture of a North Korean Player.  The flag displayed….a South Korean flag.  Ouch!!  Because of the flub, the North Korean team did not come out onto the field for almost 1 hour.  Check out the report from the BBC…..

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The Olympic Torch Continues It's Journey Around London
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Dude Tries to Steal Olympic Torch! [VIDEO]

The Olympics are right around the corner, July 27th to be exact.  One tradition of the Olympics is the running of the torch.  Watch, as one dumb guy tries to steal the torch from the carrier.  Check out how quickly the runner's entourage gets rid of the idiot!!

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Getting Ready For The Olympics [VIDEO]

Are you ready for the Olympics Summer Games? There will be many exciting moments as the world's best athletes gather in London. There will be no doubt some embarrassing and funny moments as well.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Swimmer Michael Phelps

At 27 years old, swimmer Michael Phelps is at the top of his game. He’s won countless honors, awards and medals during his career, leading some to describe him as the greatest athlete in history to ever grace the sport.

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2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team Trials - Day 7
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Which Olympic Event are You Most Likely to Watch? [POLL]

The Summer Olympics in London are right around the corner, and many people are psyched to see how America will fare this year. According to the website Suddenlinkfyi.com, the most popular events that most people tune in for are 1. Gymnastics, 2. Track & Field and 3. Swimming/Diving.

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