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Evander The Unrecognizable

The trouble continues for NBC and their Olympic coverage. This time a reporter interviewing tourists about London and the Olympics doesn’t realize who they are talking with. Check out the article and Evander’s response here.

07/31/2012

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John Williams Video Smack Down 7-31!

Swimming vs. Golf on the Smack Down!

07/31/2012

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Chances Of Twin Cities Hosting Olympics: ‘Remote’

While all eyes may be on London this year, some cities are already looking forward to the 2020 and 2024 games.

07/30/2012

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Opinion: Romney’s Gold Medal In Tax Deductions

“[Romney] has pushed the envelope all the way to the edge, to his benefit, and I think that Americans would find that pretty distasteful. I think it’s going to make Americans recoil, and that’s why I think he’s not releasing those returns,” said Former Auto Czar Steve Rattner.

07/30/2012

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Timberwolves’ Love, New Signees Star At London Olympics

It was a big weekend for Minnesota Timberwolves players at the London Olympics, and it should give fans reason to be excited about the season ahead.

07/30/2012

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Kirilenko: ‘I’m Running Like A Young deer’

Andrei Kirilenko says the time was right for a return to the NBA. After his first game for Russia in the Olympics, it’s hard to argue with him.

07/29/2012

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Dennis Koslowski Reflects On His Olympic Past

The Olympic Games can be a time to reflect, especially for those that have been participants. Dennis Koslowski was the part of the US Greco wrestling team 1988 and 92. With family and friends watching back home, he won a bronze and a silver medal.

07/28/2012

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US Womens B’Ball Overcomes Sloppy Play, Beats Croatia

Tina Charles and Candace Parker each had double-doubles and Angel McCoughtry provided a spark off the bench to help the U.S. women’s team overcome a sloppy performance Saturday to beat Croatia 81-56 in their Olympic opener.

07/28/2012

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DeRusha Eats: Jason Hands Out Gastronomic Gold Medals

The 2012 Summer Olympics are now underway in London, and WCCO-TV’s resident gourmand Jason DeRusha has been moved by the spirit.

07/28/2012

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A List Of Minnesotans At 2012 Summer Olympics

Athletes and coaches from or with a connection to Minnesota competing for Team USA at this year’s Summer Olympic Games in London.

07/27/2012

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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.

07/27/2012

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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

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John Williams Video Smack Down For 7-27!

It’s America vs. the World on today’s Video Smack Down! Vote now by clicking the link!

07/27/2012

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Olympic Medal Winning Gymnast Visits Twin Cities

2008 Silver medal winning gymnast Chelsie Memmel is visiting the Twin Cities on Wednesday.

07/25/2012

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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

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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

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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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Seimone Augustus Talks London 2012 Olympics

Seimone Augustus was asked to be the superstar of the 13-2 Lynx, the WNBA reigning champions, and now she’s asked to be one of the superstars on the 2012 Olympic team.

07/03/2012

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Love Named Team USA Finalist

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love has been named one of 20 finalists for the United States Olympic men’s basketball team that will compete in London this summer.

01/16/2012

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Olympic Champ Paul Hamm Accused Of Assault In Ohio

Olympic gymnastics champion Paul Hamm has been accused of hitting and kicking a taxi driver in suburban Columbus, damaging a cab window and refusing to pay a $23 fare.

09/08/2011

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Curiocity: Q&A With Olympian Shawn Johnson

The 2011 Visa Championships roll into town in August but before the competition heats up, a certain celebrity Olympian is making sure there’s plenty of local support.

07/17/2011

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Minneapolis Named For 2020 Olympic Consideration

With only nine weeks before a candidate city would have to be identified, U.S. Olympic leaders say any discussion of an American bid for the 2020 Olympics is still premature.

06/29/2011

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Michael Phelps’ New Training Regimen?

Record-setting Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps is about ready to get geared up for the London Olympics in 2012. Apparently, his new training plan includes a stop at a Las Vegas pool. We’re not entirely sure how the company he’s keeping will help him in London, but we heartily approve! Check out the pictures inside.

04/18/2011

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