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Was there actually a curse upon the 2012 Olympic flag-bearers?

The U.S. men's basketball team faces Spain in a rematch of the 2008 gold medal game and the London Olympics wrap up with the Closing Ceremonies.

  • Lindsay Applebaum
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  • Aug 12, 2012
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The U.S. women's soccer team goes for a third straight gold while Usain Bolt is aiming for double-gold in the men's 200 meters on another busy day of competition in London.

Carmelita Jeter goes for a second medal, Team USA faces Australia in men's basketball quarterfinals, and more on Day 12 of the London Olympics.

  • Lindsay Applebaum
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  • Aug 8, 2012
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Gabby Douglas, Lolo Jones and the U.S. women's soccer, men's basketball and men's water polo teams are all in action on Day 10 of the London Games.

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte go head-to-head in the 200 IM final while gymnasts Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman go for the gold in the individual all-around.