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The Winter Olympics: Click here for more Sochi facts and figures!
Research: Fabien Tepper, Graphic: Rich Clabaugh

The Winter Olympics: Click here for more Sochi facts and figures!

Research: Fabien Tepper, Graphic: Rich Clabaugh

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Olympic medal count: USA sets historic gold medal mark
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Olympic medal count: USA sets historic gold medal mark

 http://ow.ly/cUMaU 

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London 2012 Olympics: 5 best venues

The sports are the centerpiece of the London 2012 Olympics, but where they take place has been a big part of the spirit of the Games. London has some unique venues, and some particularly loud ones. Here are the five best.

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Olympic Medal Count

Olympic Medal Count

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#London2012 shot put signals weekend packed with track and field

(Source: csmonitor.com)

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China and the US are fighting it out for the total number of medals earned at the London Olympics, but China is dominating the gold medal count.

China and the US are fighting it out for the total number of medals earned at the London Olympics, but China is dominating the gold medal count.

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For some Olympians, the struggle to qualify for the 2012 Games may be as notable as what will happen there.
This week we will be rolling out profiles of eight athletes who you may have not heard of, but who have all overcome great personal challenges to get their shot at gold. 
READ: Olympic mettle: athletes who overcame barriers to get to London

For some Olympians, the struggle to qualify for the 2012 Games may be as notable as what will happen there.

This week we will be rolling out profiles of eight athletes who you may have not heard of, but who have all overcome great personal challenges to get their shot at gold. 

READ: Olympic mettle: athletes who overcame barriers to get to London

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One theory among many for the yet-unidentified source(s) of the riots which rattled the city over the weekend and through today.

The economic stagnation and cuts being imposed by the Tory government inevitably create social division. As when Margaret Thatcher imposed such policies during her recessions, this creates the threat of people losing control, acting in completely unacceptable ways that threaten everyone, and culminating in events of the type we saw in Tottenham…Tories will issue knee-jerk statements demanding support for the police but they are actually cutting the police. That amounts to pure hypocrisy.” - former London mayor Ken Livingstone, blaming the government’s austerity measures. 

Ian Evans reports from London.