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2012 Summer Games Stories

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Palo Alto, CA

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We've got all the latest results, news, and analysis from the 2012 Summer Games in London - and the Paralympics too.

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English


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The Olympics, Revisited

8/15/2012
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Having visited London during the recently concluded Olympics, Bill Littlefield is still trying to adjust to Eastern Time...and trying to process what he witnessed while we was away.

Usain Bolt Still The World's Fastest Man

8/5/2012
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Jamaican Usain Bolt won his second straight Olympic gold in the men's 100 meters Sunday with a time of 9.63 seconds, an Olympic record. Bolt's training partner, Yohan Blake, a fellow Jamaican, finished second.

Duration: 00:04:06


July 26, 2012

7/26/2012
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The argument for mandatory voting for U.S. citizens | A Senator hopes that new evidence of unconstitutional surveillance will reignite the debate between freedom of speech and national security |Multimedia artist Kyle McDonald raises questions about personal privacy in public | Racist tweets and rumors hint that world peace might be too heavy a load for Olympians to carry | Women's Olympic uniforms: athleticism or sex appeal?

Duration: 00:49:04


In 'Gold,' Olympic Rivalry Is Personal, Professional

6/30/2012
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Chris Cleave's newest novel chronicles the friendship and rivalry between cyclists training for the 2012 Olympics. He speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about the fascination of athletic rivalries, how he got in shape for the book and what he hopes readers will take away.

Duration: 00:06:24


Olympic windsurfing

6/21/2012
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The London Games opening Ceremony is in six weeks time, and the 13 member Australian sailing team is already in London

Sprinter Speeds Toward London, And Olympic Gold

5/23/2012
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American athlete Allyson Felix is still weighing which events she'll focus on in London this summer. She already has two Olympic silver medals plus a relay gold. Now she wants an individual gold. To get it, she'll have to beat her arch-rival: Jamaica's Veronica Campbell Brown.

Duration: 00:03:56