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At Last, Superheavyweight Finds Her Olympic Niche

Athletic since she was a toddler, Holley Mangold has been dreaming of Olympic glory for nearly as long. It took the onetime football star years to find the sport that would take her to the Olympics. Now 22, 350-pound Mangold has qualified for the U.S. women's Olympic weightlifting team.
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'Roller Skiing' Summer Training For Winter Athletes

While athletes prep for the summer Olympics, winter Olympians are also in training. For cross-country skiers, that means roller-skiing, which many serious skiers love to hate. But some people have come to love roller skiing so much that they're hoping it will one day be a summer Olympic sport.
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Baseball's Teen Phenom Steals Home, And Hearts

Bryce Harper was 16 when he made the cover of Sports Illustrated as "Baseball's Chosen One." He was 17 when he was the top pick in the amateur draft. And he was 19 when he made his major league debut with the Washington Nationals. Now, after two months of play, he's measuring up to all the hype.
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Rufus Watches Over Olympics Like A Hawk

You may have heard about plans to put missiles on London rooftops during the Olympics to shoot down intruders. There is another interesting weapon that will be deployed to keep away a threat that Londoners live with every day: pigeons.
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Joe Paterno's Legacy: Protect Players At All Costs

The key to winning as a big-time coach is keeping your players eligible. Commentator Frank Deford says that when Joe Paterno's old assistant was in trouble, his instincts kicked in: Paterno kept Jerry Sandusky eligible.

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