The Medal Stand After Dark: Sushil Kumar can fly free for life

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Meet Sushil Kumar. He won a bronze medal in the 66 kg freestyle wrestling competition. An airline in India has given him a pass so that he can fly free for the rest of his life to recognize his accomplishment. [The Times of India]

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It's been an interesting year for Kobe Bryant. He wants to cap it off with two birthday celebrations and a gold medal. [L.A. Times]

LaShawn Merritt's dad had a dream that his son won a gold medal ... and then he did. [Virginian-Pilot]

Hundreds of fans showed up to greet Nastia Liukin at the Dallas airport. [Star Community Newspapers]

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