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Lady Gaga + Olympian McKayla Maroney Engage in Cute Twitter Conversation

Lady Gaga is proving herself quite the patriot as she tweets words of encouragement to American Olympians competing in London. The native New Yorker sent her love to the Fab Five (aka the 2012 U.S. women’s gymnastics team), which took home the gold for the first time since 1996.

But Gaga also engaged in a cute Twitter conversation with McKayla Maroney, one of the Fab Five.

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London Tonight
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London Mayor Rides Zip Line For Olympics, Gets Stuck

Given that his city is currently hosting the Olympics, London mayor Boris Johnson is riding high … literally. On Wednesday, the eccentric public official rode a zip line in Victoria Park to promote the summer games. There’s just one problem — he got stuck. No, this isn’t an episode of ‘The Benny Hill Show.’ This is for real.

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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 U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Win Olympic Gold: Lady Gaga + More Congratulate Team

The 2012 U.S. women’s gymnastics team nabbed the gold at the Olympics, defeating Russia, who took the silver. Go girls! The U.S. women’s gymnasts have not won the gold medal since 1996, so it’s been a while. Perhaps that’s why so many pop stars were quick to issue tweets offering their hearty congratulations to the ladies for their big win!

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Phillip Phillips’ Song ‘Home’ Gets a Boost Thanks to the Olympics [VIDEO]

The first single from the current American Idol champion is currently being used during Olympic coverage on NBCPhillip Phillips' song "Home" was used Sunday night as the US women's gymnastics team was being introduced at the London Olympics.  Since then, its been used numerous times during pre-taped segments that feature highlights of the team.

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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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Michael Phelps Shatters Olympics Record with 19th Career Medal

Michael Phelps has managed to swim into history.

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How Much Are Olympic Medals Actually Worth?

Olympic athletes often train for years in the hopes of someday getting a medal. But while the 4,700 medals currently being doled out in London are priceless to the athletes who win them, the actual value of the raw materials may be less than you think.

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 3 — Missy Franklin and Matt Grevers Win Gold Medals

The US swim team captured two gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Monday, while the US men’s gymnastics squad disappointed. Here’s what happened at the London Games:

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Olympic Flame Dies, Has to be Lit Again

Don’t freak out people — it was planned! According to tradition, the flame has to burn inside its cauldron for the duration of the game, however it went out this Sunday, 11:14pm London time. The whole event was planned as a part of technicians needing to move the cauldron to a new location in the stadium. So how did they move it and still keep in tradition? Glad you asked!

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Summer Olympics = Rating Success [POLL]

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony was held this past Friday night in London and was seen by millions across the globe and was seen by some 40.7 million people here in the states on NBC which set a record for most viewers for an opening ceremony surpassing the previous record of 39.8 million during the opening ceremony of the 1996 Olympic games that were held in Atlanta.

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2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 2 — France Upsets US Swimmers in 4×100 Relay

Upsets and world records ruled the day on Day 2 of competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Here’s a brief recap of Sunday’s action:

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