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The Medal Stand: Michael Phelps can do no wrong

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The sad part about Michael Phelps' greatness is that if he somehow loses one of these next three races, some critics will view his time in Beijing as being somewhat of a disappointment, because he did not win eight gold medals. No matter what he does, Jim Souhan argues that Phelps has already created the image of the Games; the joyous reaction he had after Monday's relay race. [Star-Tribune]

Serena Williams gets knocked out of the Olympic tournament. [Reuters]

Chicago Olympic organizers are doing all they can behind the scenes to try and secure the bid for the 2016 Games. [The Economic Times]

Matt Laporta crushed a three-run homer as the U.S. Baseball team earned its first win. [AP]

An interesting way to look at all the names on the U.S. Olympic team. []

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