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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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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 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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