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Olympics: Amputee Sprinter Oscar Pistorius Set to Make History in London

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius is not going to win an Olympic medal in the men's 400-meter dash and, in fact, is a long shot to even make Monday's final. But it's unlikely there will be a more compelling story out of the London Games. Simultaneously controversial and inspiring, the 25-year-old South African was born without fibula bones and had both legs amputated below the knee when he was 11 months old. But thanks to prosthetic legs he had an active childhood, enthusiastically participating in sports. "I grew up not really thinking I had a disability," he says. "I grew up thinking I had different shoes." read more

Top Moments: The Olympics Burn Bright and Dallas' New Gunshot Mystery

Olympic Cauldron

Our top moments of the week:

12. Most Tone-Deaf Elimination:
The Glee Project takes an interesting turn when the show's arguably three best singers land in the bottom three and are forced to sing for Ryan Murphy. Shanna, this season's frontrunner, dominates her Kelly Clarkson tune before mustering the courage to tell Murphy she doesn't belong at the bottom. Shockingly, he decides she's wrong and sends her packing. Um, so who's going to be the next Rachel Berry now?

11. Best 'Shipper Switcheroo: Now that Pretty Little Liars' Caleb is back in Rosewood, he and Hanna are sure to get back together, right? ... read more

Olympic Moment: Who Came Out on Top in Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte's Final Showdown?

Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps

[SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals the outcomes of Thursday's Olympic swimming finals.]

Thursday's 200-meter individual medley final wasn't just the last London Olympics meeting between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte — it was their last clash ever.

So who came out on top?
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Did Michael Phelps Make Olympic History?

Michael Phelps

[SPOILER ALERT: The following story reveals the outcome of Tuesday's Olympic swimming finals.]

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Olympic Moment: South Korean Fencer Breaks Down After Controversial Semifinal Finish

A Lam Shin

Ukranian fencer Yama Shemayakin won the Olympic epee gold Monday, but all eyes were on South Korea's Shin A Lam and her controversial — and tear-filled — semifinal match.

In a contentious finish that harkened back to the 1972 U.S.-Soviet Union gold medal basketball game, Shin was leading Germany's Britta Heidemann, the defending ...
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Justin Bieber Congratulates Missy Franklin After Olympic Win

Missy Franklin

This week has been a dream come true for U.S. Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin — in more ways than one.

On Monday, Franklin won her first individual Olympic gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke after finishing a 200-meter freestyle semifinal only ten minutes before.

Everyone took notice of the 17-year-old's win, including Justin Bieber! read more

Ratings: Opening Night of Olympic Competition Sets Record

Ryan Lochte

Thanks  in part to Ryan Lochte's gold medal win, the first night of Olympic competition in London became the most-watched summer Olympics opening night on record, NBC announced Sunday.

An average of 28.7 million viewers tuned in for the opening night, nine million more viewers than Athens'opening night in 2004 (19.8 million) and nearly 5 million more than Beijing in 2008 (24.0 million).

London Olympics opening ceremony scores ratings high

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London Olympics Opening Ceremony Scores Ratings High

2012 Olympic Games - Opening Ceremony

The Danny Boyle-directed opening ceremonies of the London Olympics was a ratings juggernaut for NBC, receiving the highest overnight rating for a non-U.S.-based Olympic opening ceremony ever.

In all, an average of 40.7 million people watched NBC's programming, according to Nielsen. This landed London at 7 percent higher than Beijing's, 28 percent higher than Athens', 24 percent higher than Sydney's and 15 percent higher than Vancouver's Game openers.

The Opening Ceremony was also a huge success for the BBC, beating out all other recent Game openers for the network, Deadline reports. read more

Don't Know Where or When Your Favorite Olympics Events Will Air? Add It to Your Watchlist!

Olympic Stadium

Wanna watch Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte's highly anticipated Olympic showdowns, but don't know when they're on? We've got you covered!

Check out the Olympic stars to watch in London

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Olympic Opening Ceremonies: The Best Tweets

Sir Paul McCartney

The 2012 London Olympics officially got underway Friday with a grand (if a bit eccentric) opening ceremony conceived by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle.

2012 Olympics: Check out the stars to watch

With the help of celebrities including Daniel Craig, Kenneth Branagh, J.K. Rowling, David Beckham and Sir Paul McCartney -- not to mention a ... read more

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