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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 5 — Missy Franklin and Allison Schmitt lead US to Gold in 4×200 Freestyle Relay

The US women’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay team won gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Wednesday, but China claimed the lead in the overall medal count. Here’s Wednesday’s Olympic Games’ recap:

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Eight Badminton Players Disqualified from the Olympics for Intentionally Losing Matches

We have all heard of boxers throwing a fight to make a big payday with the bookies, but now it appears as if badminton players are involved in the same racket — and it’s getting them tossed out of the Olympics.

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 4 — Michael Phelps Sets Medals Record; US Women’s Gymnastics Team Wins Gold

American swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated athlete in Olympic history Tuesday, while the United States and China remained tied atop the overall medal count of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Here’s a recap of the day’s Olympic action:

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Olympic Gymnast Danell Leyva – Hunk of the Day

No one thought that the chubby asthmatic toddler back in Cuba would ever turn into an athlete. Luckily, Danell Leyva developed into one sexy gymnast.

At 20 years old the Cuban-American is competing in the London Olympic Games for the US and specializes in the parallel bars and horizontal bar events.

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Need a Break from the Summer Olympics? Try the Laff-A-Lympics [VIDEO]

If you end up on Olympic overload over the next few weeks, take a break with this great flashback to childhood, the Laff-A-Lympics.  The series, produced by Hanna-Barbera, was a spoof of not only the Olympics but programs like 'Battle of the Network Stars.'  Laf-A-Lympics ran for 24 episodes across two seasons.

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Anthony Ervin is Back in the Water for the 2012 Olympics – Hunk of the Day

Yes, we have another swimming Hunk of the Day but it’s not the well known Michael Phelps or Ryan Lochte, or even the hunky Cullen Jones. Anthony Ervin is our new favorite swimmer in the Olympic race to steal our hearts.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Olympic Soccer Player Hope Solo

While soccer isn’t nearly as popular here as it is in other parts of the world, it seems to get its due in the US during the Olympics, at least. And when the women’s national soccer team won gold after a hotly-contested battle against Brazil at the 2008 Games in Beijing, its members became superstars.

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Cullen Jones Is the Hot Olympic Swimmer You Probably Never Heard Of – Hunk of the Day

Are you already bored with Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte’s glistening pectoral regions? Looking for a fresher, new bod to replace them? Then look no further than Cullen Jones from the USA’s 2012 Olympic swimming team.

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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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2012 Olympic Torch Bearer Breaks for a Quick, Tear-Jerking Marriage Proposal

Leave it to an Englishman to make the 2012 Olympic torch run one of the cutest moments in the history of the games.

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Request for Moment of Silence for Slain Israeli Athletes at Summer Games Rejected by Olympic Committee

The upcoming 2012 Summer Olympics marks 40 years since 11 Israeli athletes were killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

In commemoration, the Israeli government and two US Congressmen asked for a moment of silence at this summer’s event, only to have the International Olympic Committee reject the proposal.

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Con Man Fools 75 Children Into Thinking They Would Perform at the London Olympics

A British con man duped 75 children, ranging in age from nine to 19, leading them to believe that they were going to be an official dance team for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

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