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Imagine If They Let Kangaroos Compete In The Olympics

It has been easy to marvel at the skills of Olympians, but new research says if the competition was truly opened up, humans wouldn’t stand a chance. Dr. Dave Hnida compared the record setting pace of a human versus that found in the animal world.

07/30/2012

Netherlands' Inge Dekker, Australia's Alicia Coutts and US' Missy Franklin compete in the women's 4 x 100m freestyle relay final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 28, 2012 in London. FRANCOIS XAVIER MARIT/AFP/GettyImages

Franklin Leads The Way To Bronze Medal

The United States team got off to a blistering start in the 400-meter freestyle relay with Missy Franklin swimming leadoff under world-record pace, but the Australians rallied behind Brittany Elmslie on the third leg.

07/28/2012

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Falls Flat In London But Still Rakes In Cash From Libor Bankers

Mitt Romney insulted Britain’s preparations for the Olympics and inspired quotes like “apparently devoid of charm, warmth, humor or sincerity” and “worse than Sarah Palin” before cashing campaign checks from bankers and lobbyists who are at the center of the Libor scandal.

07/27/2012

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Team USA Takes On Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”

Michael Phelps and the rest of the 2012 USA Olympic Swimming Team take a break from practice to sing along to this popular hit.

07/27/2012

Taylor Phinney, of Boulder, is hoping for a medal in the London Olympics in cycling. (credit: CBS)

Boulder Cyclist Phinney Aims For Olympic Glory

Taylor Phinney relaxes on a low stone wall behind an idyllic countryside hotel south of London, looking perfectly at ease even as the tension begins to mount.

07/26/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Opinion: What Is Mitt Romney Hiding?

Romney isn’t revealing what he did while he held the public’s trust, both as head of the Olympics and as Governor of Massachusetts. With each passing week, Romney creates more questions about what he has done in the past and what he will do in the White House.

07/24/2012

2012 London Games Pregame Playlist

As Team USA gears up for the biggest sporting events of their lives in London, they need some motivation to push themselves in ways they never have before. Our Olympians use music to push their training to the next level in every workout and warmup. Get into the minds of our mightiest athletes by taking a peek at their Pregame Playlists.

07/24/2012

Mitt Romney (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Opinion: Romney Has Disclosed Zero Complete Tax Returns

It turns out Romney either lied to the American public or filed an incomplete and incompetent IRS return in 2010. W. Mitt Romney is hiding the document that reveals more information about the money he is hiding in financial institutions favored by despots, terrorists, drug dealers, money launderers and tax cheats.

07/19/2012

Jenny Simpson leads the pack in the Women's 1500 Meter semi-final on day 8 of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 29, 2012 in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Speedy Simpson Gets Set For Olympics

Former University of Colorado running star Jenny Simpson is headed to London later this month to compete in the Summer Olympics, and she thinks she’s got a good shot at a medal.

07/16/2012

George WBush and Mitt Romney (Photo credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion: The Second Coming Of W

Down to the trademark “W”, W. Mitt Romney is literally the second coming of the George W. Bush: the economic strategy that led to the worst American economy since the Great Depression and the Bush legacy of secrecy in the face of questions from the American public.

07/13/2012

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