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The 8 Most Amazing Olympic 2012 Moments

In the 16 days of Olympic competition, the world celebrated tremendous victories and experienced devastating defeats.  But more importantly, we saw the sorts of qualities that embody the true spirit of the Olympic games; perseverance, bravery, and dedication

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 16 — US Captures Most Overall Medals As London Games End

The 2012 Summer Olympics came to a close in London on Sunday with the United States adding two more gold medals to bring its Olympic-high total to 46. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:

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Olympic Gold Medals Aren’t Really Gold at All — Find Out What They’re Made Of

If there’s one thing we’ve always taken for granted regarding the Olympics, it’s that gold medals are actually made out of gold. So imagine our surprise when we learned that this year’s first place medals are mostly silver.

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Man Sends Honorable Medals to 2012 Olympians Finishing in Fourth Place

When it comes to the 2012 Olympics, British bookshop owner David Mitchell said it best, “Performance levels have become so much higher that it’s so hard now to get a medal.” Just think about Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, both of whom have won medals by mere seconds ahead of their competitors. But does that make those Olympians who came just shy of placing any less athletic?

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Olympic Swimmer Makes Replica Gold Medal for Fallen Rival

When Hungarian swimmer Daniel Gyurta won the gold medal in the 200m breaststroke during the London Olympics it just didn’t feel right.

That’s because rival and good friend Dale Oen wasn’t there to compete against him.

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Russian Race Walker Collapses During Race – VIDEO

This is video of Valeriy Borchin collapsing in Saturday's 20-kilometer walk at the London Olympics.

Borchin, who was the defending champion, collapsed around the 19-kilometer mark, and Chen Ding of China went on to win the gold.

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New Zeland Goalie Takes One To the Face – VIDEO

This is video of a women's soccer quarterfinal match-up between the United States and New Zealand in the 2012 Olympics, where U.S. striker Alex Morgan nails New Zealand Keeper Jenny Bindon with a knee to the face

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Michael Phelps Shatters Olympics Record with 19th Career Medal

American Michael Pehlps has managed to swim into history.

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