Kristin Armstrong won Olympic gold in the cycling time trial the day before she turned 43. Tim de Waele/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Olympic Athletes Prove That Older Doesn't Have To Mean Slower

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Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva compete in the women's duets synchronized swimming technical routine preliminary on Monday in Rio de Janeiro. Koroleva has suffered several concussions over the years. Al Bello/Getty Images hide caption

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When Swimmers Get Out Of Sync, The Result Can Be A Kick In The Head

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Michelle Kasold of the U.S. leaves the pitch as Germany's players celebrate their win in a women's quarterfinal field hockey match at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics. Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At the 1936 Olympics, 18 black athletes went to Berlin as part of the U.S. team. Pictured here are (left to right, rear) high jumpers Dave Albritton and Cornelius Johnson; hurdler Tidye Pickett; sprinter Ralph Metcalfe; boxer Jim Clark; sprinter Mack Robinson. In front: weightlifter John Terry (left); long jumper John Brooks. Bettmann Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Black U.S. Olympians Won In Nazi Germany Only To Be Overlooked At Home

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U.S. women's soccer player Crystal Dunn (in white) contends with Amel Majri of France during their match at Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. The U.S. earned a 1-0 victory in the the Group G first-round meeting in the Rio Summer Olympics tournament. Pedro Vilela/Getty Images hide caption

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Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is set to become the first U.S. athlete to compete in the Olympics while wearing a hijab. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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An American Muslim Fencer Lunges Into U.S. Olympic History In Rio

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U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky holds up her gold medal after winning the women's 800-meter freestyle swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Games in London. Lee Jin-man/AP hide caption

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Frank Deford: Olympic Swimmer Ledecky Is This Century's Perfect 10

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American Frank Shorter grabs a drink from a table while running through Munich in the 1972 Olympic marathon, which he won. AP hide caption

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For Olympian Frank Shorter, Running Was An Escape From A Troubled Home

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Boxer Claressa Shields, shown here in November 2015, wants to follow in Muhammad Ali's footsteps. Harry How/Getty Images hide caption

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For Olympic Boxer Claressa Shields, Round 2 Brings New Expectations

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Simone Biles took first place overall in the U.S. women's gymnastics championships on June 26 in St. Louis. Biles is expected to win several gold medals in the Olympics. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Irked By Broadcast Coverage, Gymnastics Sites Aim To Raise The Bar

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Vanessa, currently homeless, rests on a Rio de Janeiro street on Friday where construction of a new light rail system has been delayed. The state government of Rio de Janeiro today declared a state of "calamity" ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games which begin August 5. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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People walk past graffiti art in the Providencia community of Rio, a favela that dates back to 1897. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Is The Risk Of Catching Zika Greater In Poor Neighborhoods?

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Jason Pryor is the only U.S. men's epee fencer competing at the Olympics in Rio. He is currently ranked 38th in the world. Adrienne Grunwald for NPR hide caption

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'A Fantasy Of A Fantasy': U.S. Fencer Jason Pryor On Reaching The Olympics

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Zulema Arenas #548 of Peru competes in the women's 3000 meter steeplechase during the Ibero American Athletics Championships - Aquece Rio Test Event for the Rio 2016 Olympics at Olympic Stadium on May 14, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro. Matthew Stockman/Getty Images hide caption

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Does The Olympics In Rio Put The World In Danger Of Zika?

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Yolande Mabika, a refugee and judo athlete from the Democratic Republic of Congo, stands outside her newly rented apartment in Rio de Janeiro. Mabika and fellow Congolese athlete Popole Misenga came to Brazil in 2013 to compete in a judo championship; they became refugees after their coach vanished with their passports and money. Felipe Dana/AP hide caption

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For The First Time, A Team Of Refugees Will Compete At The Olympics

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Alexi Pappas plays a young runner named Plumb Marigold in her film Tracktown. Pappas will compete for Greece at this summer's Olympics. Courtesy of Michael Sherman hide caption

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Track Star Alexi Pappas Chases Olympic Dreams In Her New Feature Film

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