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  1. Teens bring medal haul back from London

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    The podium was a popular place to be for the high school-aged Olympians in London. Nine different girls earned at least one medal at the London Games, which came to an end with the closing ceremonies on Sunday. Team USA won a total of 104 medal...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  2. Gold medalist Alex Morgan goes old school

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    Alex Morgan's assist helped the United States women's soccer team win the gold medal with a 2-1 win over Japan at the London Olympics on Thursday, but the forward gave pointers to a different team during her Olympic build-up. Morgan returned to he...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  3. Claressa Shields wins boxing gold

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    Claressa Shields, 17, will be going back to Flint with a whole lot of glint. The senior-to-be at Northwestern (Flint, Mich.) defeated 33-year-old Russian Nadezda Torlopova 19-12 on Thursday to win the gold medal in boxing's middleweight division a...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  4. Gold medalist Allyson Felix shares secrets

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    Before Allyson Felix won the gold medal in the 200-meter dash at the London Olympics on Wednesday, she returned to her old high school, Los Angeles Baptist (North Hills, Calif.), and shared the secrets to her sprinting success at ESPNHS Pro Day. C...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  5. Claressa Shields to fight for Olympic gold

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    Claressa Shields, the youngest member of the United States boxing team, is the only one left standing at the London Olympics. The 17-year-old from Flint, Mich., beat Kazakhstan's Marina Volnova in the semifinals of the middleweight division on Wed...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  6. Teens Franklin, Ledecky win swimming gold

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    American Missy Franklin, 17, collected her third gold medal -- and fourth medal overall -- of the London Olympics on Friday when she set a world record in the 200 backstroke. Franklin clocked 2 minutes, 4.06 seconds, 0.75 quicker than the mark set...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  7. Gabby Douglas wins all-around gold

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    Gabby Douglas won the women's all-around title Thursday at the London Olympics. The 16-year-old became the third straight American to win the all-around gold, following Nastia Liukin in 2008 and Carly Patterson in 2004. Douglas, who also won go...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  8. Missy Franklin wins second gold medal

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    Missy Franklin, 17, collected her second gold medal of the London Games on Wednesday when the women's 4x200 freestyle relay won in an Olympic-record time of 7 minutes, 42.92 seconds. Australia took silver and France won bronze. Franklin, who wi...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  9. Missy Franklin takes fourth in 200 freestyle

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    Missy Franklin failed to reach the podium for the first time at the London Olympics. The senior-to-be at Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.), who struck gold in the women's 100-meter backstroke on Monday and won bronze in the 4x100 freestyle relay on Sa...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  10. Teens lead U.S. to gymnastics gold

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    A group of teenagers gave the United States its first Olympic title in women's gymnastics since 1996. High school-aged stars Gabby Douglas, 16, Jordyn Wieber, 17, McKayla Maroney, 16, Aly Raisman, 18, and Kyla Ross, 15, lived up to the hype and ca...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  11. Missy Franklin strikes gold in London

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    Missy Franklin won her first gold medal at the London Olympics on Monday. Franklin, who will be a senior at Regis Jesuit (Aurora, Colo.) in the fall, won the women's 100-meter backstroke in 58.33 seconds. On Saturday, Franklin won bronze in the 4...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  12. Gabby Douglas: Jordyn Wieber will be OK

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    U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas is a bit torn. The 16-year-old is happy for Aly Raisman, 18, who will represent the United States with Douglas in the all-around gymnastics finals at the London Olympics. But she's sad for Jordyn Wieber, 17, the reigning...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  13. Lee Kiefer falls in foil quarterfinals

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    Lee Kiefer, a recent graduate of Dunbar (Lexington, Ky.), lost in the Olympic foil quarterfinals 15-10 to eventual silver medalist Arianna Errigo of Italy on Saturday. But the 18-year-old wasn't dwelling on her loss. "I'm definitely excited to ...

    Blog | July 28, 2012
  14. Busy bridge to London for Ariel Hsing

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    Between playing a friendly game with "Uncle" Warren Buffett and "Uncle" Bill Gates, taking a pre-calculus class and winning more table tennis titles, senior-to-be Ariel Hsing has hardly had time to pack her instant noodles, chips, cookies and chocola...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  15. London Olympics: Let's hear it for the girls

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    It's a record-setting roster for American women at the London Olympics, and 14 high school girls are featured on it. For the first time, women outnumber men on the U.S. Olympic team, 269-261 Among the 269 women are 14 high school stars: boxer C...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  16. Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber finish 1-2

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    The United States will be in good teenage hands at the London Olympics. Gabby Douglas, 16, beat world champion Jordyn Wieber, also 16, for the first time Sunday night at the Olympic trials in San Jose, Calif. Wieber had been the favorite to win th...

    Blog | July 02, 2012