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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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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 9 — Usain Bolt Wins Gold Again in 100 Meters

The spotlight turned to the track and field events at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Sunday. Here’s a recap of the day’s action:

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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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2012 Olympics — The Greatest Moments (So Far) [VIDEO]

There have been some incredible moments in the 2012 London Olympics so far. I’ve watched every night and have been so inspired by the athletes. It’s just amazing that all their hard work and effort comes down to what they do on one single day after a four-year wait!

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 7 — Michael Phelps Wins 17th Career Gold Medal In His Last Individual Race

US swimmers Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin added to their impressive medal collections on Friday at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Here’s a recap of the day’s action from the London Games:

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Gabby Douglas Wins Gold in Women’s Gymnastics All-Around: Lil Wayne + More Congratulate

Fab Five member Gabby Douglas won the gold medal in the women’s gymnastics all-around competition. While the Russian competitors were the front-runners, Douglas scored the win and nabbed one of the most sought-after prizes in the gymnastics rounds! Congrats, Gabby!

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 6 — Michael Phelps beats Ryan Lochte in 200 IM; Gabby Douglas Wins All-Around Gold

The United States won six gold medals on Thursday to jump ahead of China in the overall medal count. Here’s Thursday’s Olympic Games’ recap:

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Should Olympic Medalists Have to Pay Taxes on Their Winnings? [POLL]

Olympics medals aren’t worth much, so it may surprise you to know that medalists also get stuck with a hefty tax bill.

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US Gymnast Gabby Douglas Makes History Winning Olympic Gold in Women’s All-Around

US Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas won perhaps the most coveted title in her sport when she took the gold medal in the women’s all-around competition on Thursday in London, becoming the first African-American female gymnast to ever win individual Olympic gold.

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Family Withheld Devastating Secrets from Chinese Diver Until She Won Gold

Last Sunday, Chinese diver Wu Minxia took home gold in the 3m synchronized springboard and became the first woman in history to win three consecutive Olympic golds. But her remarkable accomplishment was marred somewhat when it was revealed that her family intentionally hid devastating secrets as she pursued her career.

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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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Coldplay’s Chris Martin Forgets Lyrics During Boston Gig, Blames the Olympics

Sooner or later, every rock singer forgets a lyric or two on stage. But Coldplay singer Chris Martin has an excuse for his memory lapse on Sunday in Boston — he couldn’t stop thinking about the Summer Olympics going on in his home country.

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