Medal Stand Photo of the Day

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Medal Stand Photo of the Day
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American Jordan Burroughs' gold medal victory over Iran's Sadegh Goudarzi in men's 74kg freestyle wrestling led to this poignant photo, proving the Olympic brings the world together like no other event.

[kateopolis]

Insensitive Tweets of the Day

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Insensitive Tweets of the Day
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In what should come as a surprise to nobody, approximately .012 seconds after the final whistle of Thursday's USA vs. Japan gold medal soccer match, an onslaught of racially-charged tweets hit the Interwebs. Because sports and war tragedies are equal in the minds of some knuckleheads, many tweets declared the 2-1 outcome -- in favor of the United States -- "payback for Pearl Harbor." Realistically, it was payback for a shootout loss in last year's World Cup final, but even in that case, the tweet storm which ensued trumpeted the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Japan Daily News has compiled a bunch of the offending tweets, for the entire world to see.

[jezebel]

Precision Diver of the Day

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A late addition to the Bizarro Olympics: Target Diving (into what appears to be dangerously shallow water).

[arbroath]

Olympic Photographers of the Day

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The world's toughest sports photo assignment is practically an Olympic event in and of itself.

[gizmodo]

Lights Out

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The furry, slimy and spiny friends at Simon's Cat get into the Olympic spirit with a snail-biting sprint to the finish.

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Slo-Mo Video of the Day

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Without Slo-Mo cameras, deciphering an athletic feat such as this one would be out of the question. Thus, in keeping with the spirit of Olympic replays, Conan O'Brien decided to have some fun with technology -- and then some more.

[laughingsquid]