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U.S. Paralympic swimmers find London to their liking

The USA stands sixth in the overall medal count at the Paralympics, where China has been dominant. As in the Olympics, the USA is strong in swimming, with a mix of veterans from past Games and veterans of a different … Continue reading →...

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Weekend Paralympic links

The Paralympic Games start Wednesday with the opening ceremony. Then we’ll have archery, track cycling, equestrian, goalball, judo, powerlifting, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, table tennis and wheelchair basketball on Thursday No, I&#...

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Olympic legacy: White elephants, tourist attractions or training centers?

You may have seen some of the depressing photos of abandoned Olympic venues in recent days — from Beijing, from Athens, from all over. Is the USA doing any better? A travel-planning site called RoadTrippers sent out a release today … Con...

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London 2012: Adjust the medal count already?

So I posted the final medal tally alongside the projections, put the final spreadsheet out for the world to see, and then … Olympian stripped of gold by IOC for doping – USATODAY.com. Dang it. Pardon me for a second … Continue reading ...

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2012 medal projection redux: What we learned

Update: This is now adjusted to reflect our first doping case: Belarus loses gold, New Zealand up to gold, Russia up to silver, China up to bronze. That’s one more medal for China. When we started, I said I thought the … Continue readin...

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Olympic Daily Glance, Day 16 — Out with a bang (modern pentathlon)

Sunday at the Olympic Games: Can you guess the last event of the Olympics? All by itself, unless one of the team sports goes into quintuple-overtime. And then the competitors have about 2 1/2 hours to get over the closing … Continue reading &r...

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Olympic Daily Glance, Day 15 — The penultimate

Saturday at the Olympic Games: Enjoy today. Not much to see Sunday. This afternoon, the medals will be flying. WHAT HAPPENED FRIDAY Two outstanding U.S. performances. The women’s 4×100 relay (Tianna Madison, Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix, C...

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The real flaw in NBC’s broadcast strategy

NBC’s prime-time emphasis makes sense. People work during the day. Families still do most of their TV viewing in prime time. But it’s growing clearer that people want to make that choice for themselves, not have it forced upon them: &hell...

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