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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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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Swimmer Matt Grevers

US Olympian Matt Grevers, 27, will compete at the Summer Olympics in London at the end of this month. After hauling in three medals in Beijing in 2008, Grevers has trained diligently and seems destined to add to his personal medal count in 2012.

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Quidditch Olympics to Take Place Before London Games

One day Quidditch may be part of the Summer Olympics. But for now the sport J.K. Rowling invented in her ‘Harry Potter‘ books will settle on holding its latest tournament in close proximity to the Games of the XXX Olympiad, which will take place in London later this month.

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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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‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius Will Be First Amputee to Compete in Olympics [VIDEO]

South African sprinter and double amputee Oscar Pistorius was named to his country’s Olympic team on Thursday, becoming the first amputee ever to compete in the Games.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Hurdler Lolo Jones [VIDEOS]

Of all the US athletes set to participate in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, none have captured our hearts more so than Lolo (real name Lori) Jones. And why not?

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte

For more than a decade, Michael Phelps has been the undisputed star of male competitive swimming. But that may change when 27-year-old Ryan Lochte competes at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London and vies for the title of the fastest swimmer alive.

To get to know this athlete better, here are 10 things you may not know about the Olympic hopeful.

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Reno-Tahoe Bid for 2022 Winter Games Still Alive

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Organizers of the Reno-Tahoe Winter Games Coalition say a new revenue-sharing agreement between the International and U.S. Olympic committees was critical to keeping alive their dream of hosting the Winter Games in 2022

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