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Thanks for the Memories!

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 22, 2016 – The Olympic flame has been extinguished and Rio 2016 has been concluded; what a Games! We have a summary...

Dynasty!

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 21, 2016 – The U.S. women won their sixth consecutive Olympic basketball title, beating Spain 101-72 on Saturday. The American women...

Lane One leads to Gold!

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 20, 2016 – The U.S. women’s 4x100 m relay team was relegated to the tight turns of lane one for the...

Red, White, Blue and GOLD!

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 19, 2016 – American freestyle wrestler Helen Maroulis was not among the favorites in the 53 kg class. But she defeated...

Sweep!

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 18, 2016 – The modern Olympic Games are more than 100 years old and yet the U.S. trio of Bianna Rollins,...

Simone Biles ~ In a Class by Herself

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 17, 2016 – The Olympic Games are a forum for greatness. Usain Bolt. Michael Phelps. Add Simone Biles to the list. The...

Brazilian Gold!

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 16, 2016 – Dreams really do come true. Ask Thiago Braz Da Silva, the 22-year-old Brazilian pole vaulter who upset world-record...

Wayde van Wonderful!

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 15, 2016 – South Africa’s Wayde van Niekerk went to the start line Sunday night trying to defend his 2015 World...

The greatest Olympic swim team ever?

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 14, 2016 – A year ago, the U.S. won just 20 medals in Olympic events at the swimming World Championships, and...

La Belle Michelle ~ Carter in the clutch!

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 13, 2016 – Michelle Carter completed a dream with her come-from-behind, final-throw lifetime best and American Record to win the Olympic...

Back-to-back, solid gold for judoka Kayla Harrison

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 12, 2016 – A big day for American women in Rio, with gold medals from the unstoppable Kayla Harrison in judo,...

Golden Girls (and the cameras that follow them)!

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 11, 2016 – Another gold for the United States women swimmers, this time in the 4x200 m Freestyle Relay, but there...

Hungary like a Champion!

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 10, 2016 – Covergirl Katinka Hosszu of Hungary almost gave up swimming, but now she’s a triple gold medalist in Rio...

It’s Good to be the King!

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 9, 2016 – Lilly King’s pulsating win over the reigning World Champion Yuliya Efimova of Russia in the women’s 100 m...

Being No. 1 Never Gets Old

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 8, 2016 – American swimmers are doing real damage at the Olympic pool in Rio, with a world record by the...

Golden Eye: USA’s Ginny Thrasher

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 7, 2016 – The debut of (unofficial) team scoring for Rio 2016 plus a look at Sunday’s finals: U.S. takes the...

Let’s Get This Party Started!

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PALM DESERT, Aug. 6, 2016 – An introduction to The Sports Examiner and a look at Saturday’s finals: A new look at the Games...

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