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  1. -07-31-12 Chinese Men's Gymnastic Team Wins Gold (Time.com)
      "For the Chinese, the night simply underscored what they already knew. “ 'We are the best in the world,' says Li Xiaopeng, a double gold medalist in both Beijing and Sydney, who has since retired and was covering Monday’s competition for state broadcaster CCTV." 07-12

  2. -08-02-12 Female Chinese Teen Stuns With Time Better Than World-Record Male (CNN News)
      "When Chinese teenager Ye Shiwen dives into the pool on Monday, all eyes will be firmly on the clock to see if she can repeat her world-beating -- Ryan Lochte-beating -- time in the last 50 meters."

      "The 16-year-old is due to swim the heat of the 200 meter individual medley after taking gold in the 400 meter event on Saturday."

      "The clock also showed that in the last 50 meters Ye swam faster than U.S. swimmer Lochte who won gold in the men's 400-meter individual medley the same night." 08-12

  3. -08-02-12 How Gabby Douglas Became the All-Around Gymnastics Champion (Time.com)
      "Already a gold medalist with the US women’s gymnastics team, Douglas earned the all-around title as well, becoming the first African-American to do so and the first US gymnast to claim both the team and all-around gold medals in a single Games." 08-12

  4. -08-02-12 Missy Franklin Sets World Record (CBS News)
      "American teenager Missy Franklin set a world record in the 200 backstroke Friday for her third gold and fourth medal overall at the London Olympics." 08-12

  5. -08-02-12 Oscar Pistorius Takes Off His Street Shoes--And Legs--To Compete (CBS News)
      "He is the only athlete who doesn't just take off his street shoes and put on his track shoes to run -- he takes off his street legs and puts on his track legs."

      "They call him the blade runner."

      "Born with deformed lower limbs, his running blades may be the most controversial pieces of equipment in sports." 08-12

  6. -08-02-12 Ye Shiwen (Wikipedia.org)
      "Ye Shiwen (born March 1, 1996 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang) is a Chinese swimmer. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, she won gold medals in the 200 metres and 400 metres individual medley, setting the world record in the 400 metres event." 08-12

  7. -08-04-12 Serena Williams Achieves Gold (WallStreetJournal.com)
      "It's both beautiful and strange, to witness a sport in which the best athlete is twice as good as the next best. But this is where Serena Williams lives, once more. She is 30 years old, and after injuries and detours and a medical scare that she described as life or death, she is again peerless." 08-12

  8. -08-06-12 Murray Wins Gold in Men's Tennis (BBC News)
      "Andy Murray captured the biggest title of his career with an emphatic victory over Roger Federer in the Olympic men's singles final at Wimbledon."

      "The 25-year-old is the first British man to win the Olympic singles gold medal since Josiah Ritchie in 1908." 08-12

  9. -08-06-12 Serena and Venus Win Tennis Doubles Gold (CBS News)
      "The overpowering American pair teamed to win the women's doubles title at the Olympics on Sunday, with Serena adding to the singles gold she won on Centre Court at Wimbledon a day earlier." 08-12

  10. -08-06-12 Usian Bolt Sets Olympic Record in Men's 100 Meter Race (CBS News)
      "Usain Bolt of Jamaica won his second straight Olympic gold medal in the men's 100 meters Sunday, crossing the line in an Olympic-record 9.63 seconds."

      "Bolt fell shy of his world record of 9.58 seconds but improved on the 9.69 he ran four years ago in Beijing to enter his name, once again, in the Olympic record book." 08-12

  11. -08-08-12 Behdad Salimikordasiabi of Iran Wins Gold in Weightlifting (CBS News)
      "Iran ruled the final event of the Olympic weightlifting competition, winning gold and silver medals in a super heavyweight battle that Germany's defending champion left after a 432-pound barbell crashed down on his neck."

      "Salimikordasiabi, 22, is undefeated in international competitions since 2009, winning world titles in 2010 and 2011 and sweeping four Asian championships from 2009 through 2012." 08-12

  12. -08-09-12 Runner Finishes Relay With Broken Leg (CNN News)
      Manteo Mitchell "broke a bone in his left leg, USA Track and Field said in a news release. The 25-year-old, running the leadoff leg, felt his fibula snap with 200 meters to go. He had to finish or the United States would have been out of the event." 08-12

  13. -08-10-12 Ashton Eaton Wins Decathalon (Time.com)
      "A little over 30 minutes after Bolt won, Ashton Eaton, the American who cruised to his first Olympic decathlon title, took his own victory lap around the London track. By tradition, his competitors joined him, so the crowd can fete the group for their grueling effort – ten events over two days. And remember, Eaton holds the decathlon world record, which he set at this year’s U.S. Olympic trials. So theoretically he, not Bolt, is the greatest athlete the world has ever known." 08-12

  14. -08-10-12 Cycling Gold Medalist an Inspiration (Wikipedia.org)
      "Kristin Armstrong (born August 11, 1973) is a professional road bicycle racer and two-time Olympic gold medalist, the winner of the women's individual time trial in 2008 and 2012."

      "She was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in both hips in 2001, at age 27, and told that she could no longer run at an elite level, thus ending her triathlon career and leading her to focus exclusively on cycling.[2]" 08-12

  15. -08-13-12 Things to Remember About the 2012 Olympics (Wikipedia.org)
      "Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian. Usain Bolt solidified his status as the world's greatest sprinter after doubts were heaped upon him before the Games."

      "It'd be hard to even pick out which performance by a woman stood out among the rest. Perhaps that's because women were so dominant and prominent in these Games both for their achievements on the track, pitch and pool, and for symbolic achievements." 08-12

  16. Legally Blind Archer Sets World Record in the Olympics (Los Angeles Times)
      "Legally blind archer Im Dong-hyun broke the world record in the 72-arrow mark with 699 points and led South Korea to a team record in the ranking round at the London Olympics on Friday.” 07-12

  17. Official Olympics Schedule and Results 2012 (London2012.com)
      Provides schedule and results. 08-12

  18. Official Olympics Site 2012 (London2012.com)
      Provides news. 08-12

  19. Olympics 2012 (Los Angeles Times)
      Provides news. 08-12

  20. Olympics Coverage (CBS News)
      Provides coverage for the 2012 Olympics. 08-12

  21. Olympics Coverage (Christian Science Monitor)
      Provides coverage for the 2012 Olympics. 08-12

  22. Olympics Coverage (Sports Illustrated)
      Provides coverage for the 2012 Olympics. 08-12

  23. Olympics Coverage (USA Today)
      Provides coverage for the 2012 Winter Olympics. 08-12

  24. Olympics Coverage (Wall Street Journal)
      "Provides coverage for the 2012 Olympics. 08-12" 08-12

Papers
  1. -Things to Remember About the 2012 Olympics (Wikipedia.org)
      "Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian. Usain Bolt solidified his status as the world's greatest sprinter after doubts were heaped upon him before the Games."

      "It'd be hard to even pick out which performance by a woman stood out among the rest. Perhaps that's because women were so dominant and prominent in these Games both for their achievements on the track, pitch and pool, and for symbolic achievements." 08-12

  2. Do Prosthetic Legs Provide an Advantage? (PopSci.com)
      "After a year-long study of the case of Oscar Pistorius, two starkly opposing scientific camps emerge on each side of the debate."

      "The ban was rescinded, but the new data seems little more conclusive as research team members draw lines in the sand. On one side Weyand and Bundle found what they believe is solid evidence that Pistorius’s prostheses give him a clear advantage over other sprinters. But Kram, along with other colleagues that include Dr. Hugh Herr of MIT’s Media Lab, claim 'indisputable' evidence to the contrary." 08-12

  3. Do Prosthetic Legs Provide an Advantage? (RunnersWorld.com)
      "In January, an independent study found that the prosthetic limbs used by Oscar Pistorius, a double below-the-knee amputee, give him an unfair advantage over runners with two whole legs, thus violating an International Amateur Athletics Federation rule that prohibits the use of technical aids. As a result, the IAAF banned the South African 400-meter specialist from competing in IAAF-sanctioned events--including the 2008 Olympic Summer Games in Beijing, China." 08-12

   
   


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