'Was it crazy? Yes': Olympian reveals she ran with breast cancer

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Jamaica’s top 400-meter runner revealed publicly that she was diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago in an interview with the Daily Mail.

Novlene Williams-Mills, a 2004 University of Florida graduate, was told she had cancer on June 25, 2012, according to the report.

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US Olympic team members visit Obama

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The Fierce Five and other members of the U.S. Olympic gymnastics team got a personal audience with President Barack Obama Thursday while on tour in Washington.

Lolo Jones selected to US bobsled team

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Lolo Jones agreed to try bobsledding because she needed something to take her mind off the rigors of her Olympic track season.

Three weeks later, she’s got a spot on the national team.

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Olympic medals ‘stolen’ as athletes celebrate at London nightclub

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Two British Olympians say that their medals were stolen — and they’ve turned to social media in an attempt to get them back.

“I suddenly realized my daughter would never see this medal — what I’d worked so hard for, for 12 years,” British rower Alex Partridge, one of the Olympians whose bronze was stolen, said.

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Beach volleyball gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings: I was pregnant at the Olympics

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When Kerri Walsh Jennings won her third Olympic gold in beach volleyball at the London Olympics, she was playing with a secret: She was five weeks pregnant.

Sitting hand-in-hand with her husband, Casey Jennings, Walsh Jennings shared the news exclusively on TODAY Monday.

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Thousands pack the streets of London for a final farewell to the Olympics

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We’ve had the Olympics closing ceremonies and the the Paralympics closing ceremonies, but Londoners just wanted to say goodbye one more time. 

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'Meet the Superhumans': Paralympians burst onto world stage

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LONDON — A battlefield explosion sends troops flying, a speeding car flips over on a highway, a ”Murderball” player is knocked right out of his wheelchair, all set to a fierce Public Enemy soundtrack. 

"Forget everything you thought you knew about strength. Forget everything you thought you knew about humans. It’s time to do battle. Meet the Superhumans."

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Reports: Somali Olympic sprinter died when migrant boat sank

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A woman from war-torn Somalia who rose to fame by running in the 200 meters at the Beijing Olympics drowned while trying to reach Europe ahead of the London 2012 Games, it has emerged.

Samia Yusuf Omar died when a boat carrying migrants from Libya to Italy sank in April, according to a report in Italian by the Pubblico blog and other Italian media.

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Olympians return to all corners of the earth bruised, triumphant and laden with gold

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An aerial view made with the help of an Octocopter, a remote controlled helicopter, shows a ceremony for the Dutch Olympic contestants on a medal-shaped stage at the Stationsplein in Den Bosch, the Netherlands, on August 13, 2012.

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Gigapans: Inside the Olympics

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Photographer David Bergman created these Gigapans during the 2012 Olympic Games in London, UK.  He made the composite photo by shooting 200-425 individual photos in a grid pattern throughout each event. The final high-resolution images are between 1.4 and three billion pixels. 

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Morgan’s last-second goal lifts US to gold medal game

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MANCHESTER, England - Alex Morgan scored in the 122nd minute to lift the United States over Canada 4-3 in a thrilling semifinal match on Monday and send the Americans into the gold medal game against Japan.

The victory overshadowed a hat trick by Canada’s Christine Sinclair.

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Slideshow: Michael Phelps through the years

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Final Olympic golden moment

Michael Phelps, center, of the U.S. celebrates with teammates from left, Brendan Hansen, Matthew Grevers and Nathan Adrian after receiving their gold medals for winning the men’s 4x100 medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games, Aug. 4, 2012.

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Douglas now among U.S. gymnastics’ elite

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We can now add Gabby Douglas to the list.

That “list” includes Mary Lou Retton, Carly Patteron, and Nastia Liukin – the only three American gymnasts to ever win the women’s Olympic all-around title.  With the performance of her life in today’s all-around final in London, Gabby Douglas has just become the fourth.

Some may have considered the talented – but unpredictable –16-year-old to be an unlikely Olympic champion.

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200m IM performance proves Phelps still is The Man

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LONDON — Last year in Shanghai, Ryan Lochte not only beat Michael Phelps in the 200-meter individual medley, he set the world record, 1:54 flat. Phelps wasn’t in his best shape. Even so, he said he felt himself on the last lap gaining, gaining, gaining. It wasn’t enough.

He knew then that if he wanted to be serious about swimming, serious about this grueling and demanding event in particular, he had to get his backside into the cold pool early in the morning and re-dedicate himself to being the champion he was and could yet be again.

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The Week in Sports Pictures: July 23 - July 29

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Ana Sofia Gomez Porras of Guatemala performs on the balance beam during the women’s gymnastics qualification at the London Olympics on Sunday, July 29.

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