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6 Events to Watch in Beijing

(Newser) - For those who won't watch every Olympic game—and who will?—Esquire has picked a few Olympic highlights to Tivo:
  • Day 1: Michael Phelps starts his second bid for eight gold medals.
  • Day 2: Kobe Bryant dribbles and shoots in the Olympics—for the first time ever.
  • Day 2: US
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A 10 Won't Win Gym Gold in Beijing

New system eliminates 'perfect score' ceiling in gymnastics

(Newser) - When gymnasts take to the vault and the uneven bars at this summer's Olympics, viewers will notice a major change to the scoring: the perfect 10 has been eliminated. For the first time at the Games, gymnastics will be assessed on a scale with no ceiling, with gold medalists expected... More »

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