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Weightlifting - Olympics: Day 9
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From The U.P. To Rio: Michigan’s Olympic Connection [Video]

In the spacious spruce wood Superior Dome facility on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette is a small, sweaty room where the best weightlifters in the country train.

And it's finally produced an Olympic medalist.

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Joyous Olympic Weightlifter Gets Green Screened Into Different Places [Video]

David Katoatau of the tiny island nation of Kiribati dances after each lift during the Olympic weightlifting competition.

And because the officials at Rio chose green as the backdrop color for the Olympic Games, amateur video editors can easily slip him into many different dance scenarios.

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Boxing - Olympics: Day 11
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Irish Boxer Flips Off Olympic Boxing Officals [Photos]

It never has been an easy job to be an Olympic boxing official. There have been charges of corruption at the top of Amateur Boxing since the beginning of its very existence.

So when an Irish boxer, Michael Conlan, felt jobbed by his close loss to Russian Vladimir Nikitin, he let his middle finger do the talking.

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The Strangest Olympic Marathon Ever — 1904 St. Louis Olympics [Video]

The 2016 Rio Olympics have gone off despite several huge SNAFUs, including the pool water turning green, several athletes being robbed at gun point and a kayaker hitting a submerged sofa while competing.

But, from an historical perspective, the Games have been smooth sailing compared to the ill-run 1904 Games in St. Louis, which featured the strangest Marathon race to date.

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Lone Grand Rapids Area Olympian To Compete Saturday In Rio [Video]

Brent Bookwalter, who grew up In Rockford, was named to the USA Olympic Cycling team for the team road racing competition. After competing in the grueling Tour de France for the BMC Cycling team, Bookwalter is a longshot to medal in Rio.

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Two Pistons And A Spartan Make The USA Select Basketball Team

The USA Basketball team will be loaded this year for a run for the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and three guys with Michigan ties will be among the ones toughening them up.

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Tiger Reliever K-Rod Says He’s Battled The Zika Virus

Francisco Rodriguez, also known as K-Rod, got off to a shaky start this season before settling down. Now we know the reason. K-Rod has admitted he suffered from the Zika Virus in the off season. 

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Prince Fielder’s Naked Pic Star of ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue

This year's issue of ESPN The Magazine's annual Body Issue features 275 pound Texas Rangers star and former Detroit Tiger Prince Fielder boldly showing off his naked body.

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2014 World Cup: U.S. Beats Ghana 2-1 [Video]

John Brooks scored on a header in the 86th minute, and the United States beat Ghana, 2-1, in the teams' first game of 2014 FIFA World Cup play at Natal, Brazil on Monday.

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Ice Hockey - Winter Olympics Day 9 - Slovenia v United States
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Winter Olympics: U.S. Men’s Hockey Team Beats Slovenia and Russia; Clinches Group

The U.S. men's hockey team remained undefeated with two weekend wins and The Netherlands claimed the overall medals lead at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.

Here's a recap of this weekend's action in Sochi.

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The Summer Olympics Closing Ceremonies. Who In British Music WASN’T There?

Well, OK. The Beatles. And David Bowie. And Gerry and the Pacemakers. Other than that... The 2012 Olympics ended on a grand scare last night with a Who's Who of British music from the past 50 years or so. And with a few notable exceptions, everyone was covered. Even Jessie J. Who?

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The Who, Elton John, Queen and More Rumored for Olympic Closing Ceremony

While the Olympians fight it out to win their gold, silver and bronze, the entertainment world is placing bets on what world famous artists might be featured in the closing ceremony on Sunday (Aug. 12).

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