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Greece kicks out Olympian for 'contrary' tweets

Triple jumper Voula Papachristou gets the boot after tweeting in a racist manner and offering support of extreme right-wing politics. She will not be the last, surely.

By Jul. 25, 2012

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Why everyone is talking about Old Spice's stalking moms

Since its launch during the NFL playoffs, an Old Spice ad in which moms just can't help following their sons around has incited lots of online chatter. Its makers claim it is already "the No. 1 viral video in the world."

By Jan. 9, 2014

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Usain Bolt breaks tweets-per-minute record during 200M

As the Jamaican Olympian left his competitors in the dust, his fans whipped up into a tweeting frenzy -- breaking the Games' Twitter record with 80,000 tweets-per-minute.

By Aug. 9, 2012

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Athlete body-match app locates your Olympic doppelganger

No matter your body type, there's an Olympian to match you. Locate your body double and find your ideal sport with the BBC's online body-match app.

By Aug. 7, 2012

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And, poof, the Winklevoss twins become VCs

It actually seems like a sensible career trajectory, given they're worth too much to do much else.

By Apr. 27, 2012

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Athlete exposes alleged dirty e-mailer on Facebook

German high jumper Ariane Friedrich, a police officer, allegedly receives images of a stalker's genitals via e-mail. She posts his name, hometown, and parts of his alleged e-mail on her Facebook account.

By Apr. 23, 2012

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NBC Olympics to stream games live on mobile devices

The latest addition to the Olympics tech revamp are two apps that let users watch the world's greatest sports event live from a mobile device.

By Jul. 12, 2012

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Advances in prosthetics aside, Boston amputees face challenges

At least 13 people lost a limb or part of one in the Boston Marathon blasts. But while prosthetics have progressed in recent years, patients still have much emotional, psychological, and physical recovering to do, experts say.

By Apr. 22, 2013

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Michael Phelps blows off IBM

Even in light of recent events, the Olympian remained a scheduled keynote speaker at IBM Pulse 2009. But he ended up canceling his appearance at the last minute.

By Feb. 10, 2009

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Olympic Twitter rules might spell disaster

The International Olympic Committee issues guidelines for athletes who wish to tweet during the 2012 games. At the heart of this potential disaster is the definition of "first-person diary-type" tweeting.

By Jun. 27, 2011