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The Medal Stand: LeBron and Kobe say, 'show me the money!'

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How important would a gold medal be if LeBron or Kobe actually got a 50 million dollar a year offer? [LA Times]

There are some interesting ingredients in traditional Chinese medicine; athletes are being warned not to take anything that may have a stimulant in it. [Reuters]

The Today show went to great lengths to make sure that no Opening Ceremony surprises were given away this morning. [Media Bistro]

A heartbreaking story about a U.S. weightlifter that got all the way to China and then lost his spot on the team. [SignonSanDiego]

Lindsay Davenport is out of the Olympics because of a knee injury. [Bloomberg]

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