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Lance Armstrong Returns Olympic Medal

He gives up his 2000 bronze from Sydney

(Newser) - Another indignity for Lance Armstrong: He has given back his 2000 Olympic bronze medal. Armstrong tweeted the news himself today along with a photo of the medal, which he picked up at the Sydney Games, reports AFP . The medal is now in the hands of the US Olympic Committee, which... More »

Why Bronze Winners Are Happier Than Silver Winners

Coming in third not so bad, psychologically speaking

(Newser) - A silver medal is better than a bronze medal—yet psychologists have consistently found that bronze medalists are typically happier than silver medalists with the outcome of a competition. NPR offers up this example from London: After winning a silver, Ryan Lochte reflected on coming up "a little short.... More »

Wife: Abuse Made Me Kill My Olympian Husband

Bronze medalist threatened son, wife, lawyer claims

(Newser) - A Southern California wife claims she shot dead her one-time star shot-putter husband because of years of physical abuse. Jane Laut was charged last week with the murder of her husband, Dave, who won an Olympic bronze medal for his sport in 1984. "It's a lawful homicide and it... More »

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