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Winners And Losers From London's Summer Olympics, 'The Crying Games'

Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain cries as he celebrates winning the men's keirin track cycling final. In shedding Olympic tears, Hoy was far from alone in Britain.

August 13, 2012 The London 2012 Olympics were billed as the Social Games, with fans following along on Twitter, Facebook and other services. But it might be remembered as "The Crying Games," for the swelling of emotions many Britons experienced. We run down some of the winners and losers of the Summer Olympics.

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Olympics Closing Ceremony: Both Well-Received And Anger-Inducing

Fireworks explode at London's Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics. The gala has gotten good reviews — with the exception of those troubled by NBC's presentation.

August 13, 2012 The London 2012 Olympics are officially over, but people are still buzzing about Sunday's closing ceremony. It included many of the highlights of British culture and history that weren't in London's opening ceremony. And in America, some viewers are angry about what was left out of the U.S. feed.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

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Michael Phelps Exits The Olympics, And Enters Retirement At 27

Phelps dives into the pool for his last Olympic race. He says that his plans for post-Olympic life include finally seeing the cities he's competed in.

August 12, 2012 Michael Phelps leaves London with 18 gold medals and a record 22 total medals. He says that his plans for life after the Olympics include visiting some of the cities he's competed in — but outside the bubble of swim meets, for a change.

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

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'Mobot' Day: Track Relays, Volleyball And More Results

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates his relay team's world record by doing the "mobot" move, made famous by Mo Farah of Britain. Bolt crossed the finish line in front of Ryan Bailey of the United States.

August 11, 2012 On the last full day of competition in the 2012 Summer Olympics, the athletes are competing in 32 medal events. The news includes a record for the U.S. women's 4x400m relay team, and a silver medal for the U.S. men's 4x100m relay.

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America's Brigetta Barrett Brings Out Her Best, And Jumps To A Silver Medal

Brigetta Barrett competes in the women's high jump final Saturday in London's Olympic Stadium. She won the silver medal.

August 11, 2012 Brigetta Barrett has won the silver medal in the women's high jump, setting a personal best of 6 feet, 8 inches to eke out a spot on the podium between two Russian athletes: Anna Chicerova, who jumped 2.05, and Svetlana Shkolina, who tied Barrrett at 2.03 meters.

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Farah Wins His Second Gold Medal For Britain, In The 5,000m

Mo Farah of Great Britain celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win gold ahead of Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia and Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa of Kenya. Farah, who has become a celebrity in Britain, is the sixth man to win both the 5,000m and 10,000m distances at one Olympics.

August 11, 2012 British runner Mo Farah has won the men's 5,000 meters, sending Olympic Stadium into a frenzy. His time of 13:41.66 barely edged Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia. American Bernard Lagat came in fourth, while Galen Rupp finished seventh.

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Mexico Devastates Brazil In Historic 2-1 Olympic Soccer Final

Oribe Peralta of Mexico celebrates scoring his second goal as Mexico beat Brazil, 2-1, to win Olympic gold medal in London's Wembley Stadium.

August 11, 2012 Mexico shocked Brazil in Olympic men's soccer, winning gold in a 2-1 game in which it never trailed. Mexico's Oribe Peralta scored just 29 seconds into the game, after pouncing on a turnover by to take early control of the match at London's Wembley Stadium.

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Georgia Gould Wins Bronze Medal In Mountain Bike Cross-Country Race

France's gold medalist Julie Bresset (center), Germany's silver medalist Sabine Spitz (left) and U.S. bronze medalist Georgia Gould stand on the podium of the women's cycling cross-country mountain bike event in Benfleet, England.

August 11, 2012 "I'm glad I didn't let them all down," says U.S. cyclist Georgia Gould, of her fans in the U.S., after winning bronze in the women's mountain bike cross-country race.

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Coming Up Saturday: Women's Basketball Final, Soccer, And More

August 11, 2012 On the penultimate day of the Olympics, an astounding 32 medal competitions will be decided today. Highlights include the men's soccer final, and women's basketball's gold medal game.

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An Olympian Named Mo Farah Takes Britain By Storm

British runner Mo Farah is cheered as he appears on a giant screen at Olympic Stadium, accepting his gold medal for the 10,000 meters. Farah has become a celebrity in Britain since his win.

August 11, 2012 When Mo Farah, the gold medalist in the 10,000 meters, was asked if he would rather have run for Somalia, he responded with a curt retort: "Look mate, this is my country!" This Olympic summer is a world away from last year's riots in England.

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Friday, August 10, 2012

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Photos Of Day 14 From The Olympics

Carmelita Jeter of the U.S. points at the time board as she crosses the finish line to win the women's 4x100 meter relay at the Olympic Stadium on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games. The U.S. set a new world record by finishing the race in 40.82 seconds.

August 10, 2012 Photos of Day 14 from the Olympics

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Gaming The Games: The Rules That Got Bent In London

Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa celebrates his gold medal in the men's 100m breaststroke. He later admitted that he took extra dolphin kicks during his swim, a violation of the rules.

August 10, 2012 Several times during these Olympics, there've been moments when the Olympic oath seemed all but forgotten — you know, the one at the opening ceremony where athletes pledged to abide by the rules and spirit of fair play.

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U.S. Men's 400m Relay Team Claims Silver, As Bahamas Win Gold

Ramon Miller (left) of the Bahamas crosses the finish line ahead of Team USA's Angelo Taylor to win the 4x400m relay gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics.

August 10, 2012 The Bahamas men's team has won the 4x400m relay, edging past a surprisingly quick U.S. team to take the gold medal. It was the first gold medal for any male athlete from the Bahamas. The quartet ran a time of 2:56.72, setting a national record. The U.S. set a season best of 2:57.05 to take silver.

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