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Random Facts About the United States Olympic Team

The Olympics have already started…sort of. Here are some random facts about some of this year’s U.S. Olympic team.

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The 5 Most Bizarre Summer Olympics Disqualifications Ever

During its illustrious history, the Olympics has been a hotbed for controversy. It can be countries pulling out in some form of protest, the IOC banning athletes or competitors who will cause a storm of controversy.

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Do You Think the Olympic Mascots Are Weird? [VIDEO]

Excitement is building for the kick-off of the London Olympics this Friday but did you know the Olympics have an official mascot? This year in London they have two. Meet Wenlock and Mandeville - London 2012's Olympic and Paralympic mascots.

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The 10 Most Breathtaking Opening Ceremonies in Olympic History

As the athletes get ready for the London Olympics, organizers are also preparing their best theatrics for the opening ceremony.

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Former SCSU Wrestler’s Son Member of 2012 Olympic Team

We’ve discovered another local connection to the summer Olympics in London.

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Mike Powell, Getty Images/GeneralMills, Flickr/Clive Rose, Getty Images
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10 American Olympic Heroes Who Became Legends

With the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games coming up soon, we thought we’d take a glimpse at some of the American superstars who have claimed Olympic glory in the past.

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Ridiculous Sports That Were Actually Olympic Events [VIDEOS]

Olympic athletes are super cool but not all of the Olympic events can make that same claim. Curling, anyone? With the Summer Olympics kicking off in London later this month, I thought it would be fun to look at some of the lame sports that used to be Olympic events

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St. Ben’s Grad Oversees America’s Olympic Athletes [AUDIO]

Most of us are excited for the Olympics to start next week, but a graduate of the College of St. Benedict has more than just a passing interest.

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7 Pairs of Siblings Ready to Dominate the Summer Olympics

It’s not uncommon for two siblings to excel at the same sport growing up, and for some select few that excellence can translate into Olympic success.

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Central Minnesota Has Strong Ties to Summer Olympics

The Games of the XXX Olympiad start on July 27th in London, England.  Stearns County is fortunate enough to have two women competing this year — Alise Post of St. Cloud is in the BMX bike competition and Amanda Smock of

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‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius Will Be First Amputee to Compete in Olympics [VIDEO]

South African sprinter and double amputee Oscar Pistorius was named to his country’s Olympic team on Thursday, becoming the first amputee ever to compete in the Games.

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This Is How Olympic Swimmers Really Look While Diving

During the diving events at The Olympics, you will see the athletes take their dive and it is over in a split second. What happens when you slow things down frame by frame? You see the divers in a completely different light!

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