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Top 10 Apps for the 2012 Summer Olympics

The athletes have been training for the last four years. The city has been preparing for the last seven years. And the fans have been booking their tickets for months and months. The 2012 London Summer Olympics are upon us!

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The 10 Most Breathtaking Opening Ceremonies in Olympic History

As the athletes get ready for the London Olympics, organizers are also preparing their best theatrics for the opening ceremony.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Beach Volleyball Player Kerri Walsh-Jennings

As one-half of the legendary team also starring Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh-Jennings is instantly recognizable as one of the greatest beach volleyball players in the world.

Together, they’re defending Olympic champions who won gold medals in both the 2004 and 2008 games, and they’re looking to repeat their success for a third time in London this year.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Soccer Player Hope Solo

While soccer isn’t nearly as popular here as it is in other parts of the world, it seems to get its due in the US during the Olympics, at least. And when the women’s national soccer team won gold after a hotly-contested battle against Brazil at the 2008 Games in Beijing, its members became superstars.

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7 Pairs of Siblings Ready to Dominate the Summer Olympics

It’s not uncommon for two siblings to excel at the same sport growing up, and for some select few that excellence can translate into Olympic success.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Tennis Players Bob and Mike Bryan

The 2012 US Olympic tennis team roster — which includes Serena and Venus Williams and Andy Roddick just to name a few — reads like a who’s who of the sport. But to casual fans, brothers Bob and Mike Bryan may not be as instantly recognizable.

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Team USA Gets Gold Medal for Embarrassment By Wearing Olympic Uniforms Made in China [VIDEO]

The athletes that comprise Team USA in the Summer Olympics may have been born in the USA but their outfits? Not so much.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Swimmer Missy Franklin

Many of the 49 men and women who make up this year’s US swimming squad — like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Jessica Hardy and Rebecca Soni — have years of experience. But fresh-faced Missy Franklin is a relative newcomer to the sport.

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McDonald’s Flexes Its Muscle by Banning All Restaurants from Selling French Fries at the London Olympics — With One Exception

McDonald’s has a monopoly on french fries at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

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Great Role Models?

There have recently been two outspoken moral and religious athletes in the news lately. I would just like to say that it is about time we had some good athlete role models for our youth. Was anyone else sick of the football players making millions of dollars and getting thrown in jail for having their girlfriends killed, dog fighting and drugs? Or baseball players getting their records revoked for juicing? And basketball players cheating on their wives with young women who cry rape? Why is it that if over 90 percent of Americans believe in God (http://www.gallup.com/poll/147887/americans-continue-believe-god.aspx), does it seem like 100 percent of our professional athletes don’t? You may know at least one, if not both of the good role models I’m talking about.

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