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Sochi Winter Olympics Recap — Julia Mancuso Wins Bronze Medal

An American skier continued to etch her place in Olympic history on Monday, and the Dutch rose to the top of the medal count. Here's a recap of the day's action in Sochi:

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Wrestling Cut from 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee voted to drop wrestling from its schedule for the 2020 Games via a secret ballot during a meeting in Switzerland. Instead of eliminating the pentathlon, like many expected, the IOC decided to scrap wrestling.

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Michael Phelps Sinks Ridiculous Putt

You don't have to know much about golf to know that this is just ridiculous. Michael Phelps managed to sink a 153-foot putt at the Dunhill Links Championship. According to the announcer, Phelps is just learning to golf and is "26 handicapped," which we're pretty sure is Golf for "definitely shouldn't make this putt

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Flint’s Claressa Shields Wins Boxing Gold

 

Earlier today, Flint's Claressa Shields won the first ever middleweight gold medal in women's Olympic boxing.

The 17-year-old Flint Northwestern student won the bout with 33-year-old Russian Nadezda Torlopova easily with a score of 19-12 according to ESPN.

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Flint Boxer Shields Advances to Gold Medal Match

Flint boxer Claressa Shields won her semifinal bout this morning against Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova according to MLive.

The next bout for the 17-year-old will be Thursday around 12:15 p.m.

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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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This Weekend in Sports: Summer Olympics, UFC and the Hall of Fame Game

The track & field events of the 2012 Summer Olympics begin this weekend, while the NFL preseason gets started in Canton. Here’s what else to watch this weekend in sports:

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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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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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