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Runner Takes Gold With Head-First Dive

Shaunae Miller took the 400 meters by .07 seconds

(Newser) - It took a head-first dive by Shaunae Miller at the finish line to beat Allyson Felix, denying her a record fifth Olympic gold medal. Miller, the 22-year-old from the Bahamas, stayed even with Felix for 398 meters, then sprawled, dove, and crashed across the line to edge Felix by .07... More »

US Women Win 4x400 Relay; Felix Snags Third Gold

Jamaica sets world record in 4x100 relay

(Newser) - Allyson Felix won her third gold medal of the London Olympics, giving the United States a 20-meter lead after the second leg of the 4x400-meter relay and then watching teammate Sanya Richards-Ross bring home the victory today. The US runners finished in 3 minutes, 16.87 seconds for the country'... More »

US Team Goes for Hat Trick in Beach Volleyball

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings win ... again

(Newser) - Some Olympic highlights from today:
  • Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third consecutive gold medal in beach volleyball, beating April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in an all-American final. The gold medalists have never lost a match at the Olympics. It was the Olympic farewell for May-Treanor.
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Runner Speaks Out After Dead-Heat Controversy

Jeneba Tarmoh thinks 100-meter results should have been handled better

(Newser) - Jeneba Tarmoh is heartbroken over the "dead heat" controversy that kept her from a spot on the Olympic 100-meter team , she tells the New York Times . Tarmoh felt cheated after being unofficially declared the third-place winner, then not learning that the result had been changed to a tie with... More »

Top 100 Olympians to Watch

Galaxy of stars aims to seize golden opportunities in Beijing

(Newser) - With the Beijing Olympics right around the corner, Time lists the top 100 athletes to watch. A sampling of stars gunning for gold, from the court to the pool to the track:
  • LeBron James, basketball: This determined athlete's golden guarantee is raising hopes for the US team, which has lost
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