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MARISSA FLANDERS (USA) / Sports Features Communications (SFC) Discover Los Angeles (LA) has released a new film that celebrates Angelenos' diversity, creativity, optimism, and spirit and shows that LA is ready to welcome the world in 2024. Titled "Paper Planes," ...

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THE JOHN GOODBODY COLUMN / An authoritative and exclusive series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) When Rio de Janeiro was awarded last year's Olympics in 2009, the decision was influenced by the call to give the Summer Games to a region, ...

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MARISSA FLANDERS / Sports Features Communications (SFC) A partnership between LA84 Foundation and LA 2024 will result in having Olympians, prizes, authors, and Sam the Eagle to the University of Southern California's (USC) campus for the Festival of Books from ...

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THE NEIL WILSON COLUMN / An exclusive, authoritative series from Sports Features Communications (SFC) A former colleague of mine once wrote that race walking was a non-sequitar. It was, he maintained, as illogical as whispering loudly. Certainly, it has long been ...

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In the name of gender equity, the men-only, 50-kilometer event may be discontinued for the 2020 Games. But athletes, male and female, say that wouldn’t be fair to those training for it now.

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The decision to prevent the league’s players from participating in next year’s Games creates the possibility of a showdown with some of the sport’s biggest stars.

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It is a fact of elite sport that you rarely get to choose the way you retire. There are some who finish on the immense high of an Olympic gold, there are many more whose last moment of being an international athlete might be losing a selection trial, or finally giving up the battle against injury one morning in March. Steve Redgrave is a name that will forever be associated with Olympic glory. Alison Knowles and Hester Goodsell were not names that even made it on to the Team GB list this...

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I have been trying to write this blog for most of the last fortnight and what I have wanted to say has changed every day. The logical part of my brain tells me I have got so much to be proud of. I am a two-time Olympian, part of an elite group. I won a silver medal at the 2008 Games in Beijing and have stood on the podium at three World Championships since then. To then represent my country at a home Olympics is an indescribable honour. However, the emotional part of my brain leaves me feeling...

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So the party's over, but the clean-up goes on. While the past few weeks of the Olympics have been incredibly special, the work doesn't let up for BBC Sport. Alongside the huge network TV viewing figures we have seen unprecedented audience numbers for our digital services - and the challenge now is how we build on what we have seen in London for our week-in, week-out online sports coverage. Big sporting events have traditionally been the catalyst for change in broadcasting - from the advent...

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Bolt burns down the track, Murray breaks the English curse, Feck flops his way into pop culture history, and none of us are impressed by the Maroney face. Here are memorable moments Nos. 10-1.

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For the first time in history, the U.S. women outnumbered and out-medaled the men. Women from the States and beyond broke barriers. And that's just a start. Learn why these were "The Women's Games."

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An Olympics considered as much a party as a celebration of athletics ended on a rocking note Sunday with the Who, the Spice Girls and even Willy Wonka appearing as London bid goodbye to the Games.

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Now that the London Olympics are over and the sports world turns its eyes toward a full slate of fall sports, fans can download NBCSports.com's Sports Talk app to stay up to date with every major sport.

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Mo doubles down, Lochte outswims the legend, the royals show up seemingly everywhere, and Boudia scores the USA's first Olympic diving gold in 12 years. Here are the memorable moments No. 20 to No. 11.

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Four years ago, Mo Farah was a pariah in distance-running-mad Great Britain after his Olympic failure. After a historic gold medal sweep of the 5000m and 10,000m in London, he will forever get royal treatment.

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Jordan Burrough backs it up, badminton goes bust, Sarah Attar breaks barriers, and Mitchell runs on a broken leg. Here are 10 more memorable moments from the London Olympics. Enjoy No. 40 though  No. 31.

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There have been thousands of incredible moments during the London Olympics. But seriously, thousands. We don't have enough time to document them all, so instead we'll give you our 50 favorite. Some are funny, some heartwarming, some tragic, but all have a little thing we like to call 'Olympic spirit.' Here are moments No. 50 though  No. 41.

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Michael Phelps closed out the London Games with a record-breaking 22 medals to make him the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time. Here is a look back at Phelps' career by the numbers.

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"How did the London Olympics of 2012 begin, Grandpa?" "In Cardiff, lad, with a toot on a whistle, and without a flame or cauldron in sight." "Whatever, Grandpa. What really happened?" For all the talk of opening ceremonies, flag-bearers and celebrity cauldron-lighters, the start of the biggest sporting celebration ever staged in Britain was both reassuringly familiar and a touch surreal. Fully 53 hours before Danny Boyle's much-anticipated spectacular in Stratford, an American referee...

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There's been a minor flurry in the past 24 hours about commentary for the Opening Ceremony based on a misleading story in a newspaper. So here for the record is the true position. We've been working with the Olympic organisers at Locog for literally years on the ceremony planning. It's emphatically their ceremony and Danny Boyle's creative vision, with the main television coverage from a global feed and not filmed by the BBC. But we've wanted to support them to the best of our ability -...

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