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The U.S. Women's Gymnastics team won the gold medal today for the first time since 1996, topping Russia and Romania with a score of 183.596.

Aly Raisman clinched the top spot for the U.S. with a score of 15.3 on the floor exercise, and the 18-year-old was crying tears of joy as her music ended.

China, which took gold in Beijing in 2008, finished fourth.

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"We are going to be telling our children's children's children's children's children about this day," promises this Olympic Games worker, whose job it is to direct foot traffic remind people via megaphone HOW EXCITING IT IS to attend the Games.

Heart her.

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Every four years people gather to watch the Olympic torch on its journey to the Opening Ceremonies -- it's a tradition as old as time.

But now it's time for a new one.

Behold, the prestigious running of the Olympic Banana.

[yababoon]

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In honor of the upcoming Olympics, YouTube nerd CGPGrey breaks down (for ignorant Americans) the difference between the City of London and the city called London.

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A new Olympic Games ad by Argentina stars Fernando Zylberberg, a star field-hockey player, training for London on the Falkland Islands. "To compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soil," the spot says. Problem is, the Falklands are a self-governing British territory over which the two countries have fought forever.

"The Olympics is about sport and not politics," said a spokeswoman for Britain's Foreign Office. "We are also dismayed at the insensitivity and disrespect demonstrated by the filmmakers in their use of a war memorial in the Falklands as a prop."

[adweek]

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