Olympic Diet of the Day

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When the Olympics kicked off more than a week ago, much was made about the legendary eating habits of the world's top athletes -- swimmer Michael Phelps has boasted about his 12,000-calorie-per-day diet in the past. Never one to pass up a food challenge, competitive eater Furious Pete provides a visual example of Phelps' excessive consumption.

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In Case You Missed It of the Day

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Michael Phelps' mom initially thought he took first in the 200-meter butterfly, and her reaction to the silver medal is golden.



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Olympic Qualifier of the Day

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Olympic Qualifier of the Day
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In the age of social media, sometimes Twitter is faster than the Olympic Committee when it comes to informing athletes that they've qualified for London. 2008 Olympic gold medalist Ricky Berens experienced this firsthand today, after the news of Michael Phelps dropping the 200-meter freestyle reached him through Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman.

Having finished third in an event where only the top two qualify in trials, Beren's path to London was cleared when Phelps bowed out.

This isn't the first instance of someone getting big news from all the wrong places either. Back in December of last year, Oakland Athletics pitcher Craig Breslow found out he'd been traded to Arizona via Twitter.

Olympics Preview of the Day

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Olympics Preview of the Day
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The IOC has coined London the first Social Media Olympics, which means The Athletes' Hub, a one-stop shop for following your favorite douchebag Michael Phelps athletes is up and running, with just 100 days until the Games begin. Each athlete's page includes links to their official Facebook and Twitter accounts, latest updates, and their Olympic history. More than 1,000 Olympians have already joined the Hub.

In other Olympic news, NBC has announced that the entire Games will be streamed live.

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