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Social media spotlight shines on London Olympics

The London Olympics are set to be liked, tweeted, pinned and shared with more people than ever before as athletes, fans and organisers interact online in the first-ever social media Summer Olympics.

Jul 25, 2012
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Olympics: Team Geek to keep Games running

It's the hidden face of the London Olympics: while the athletes compete, thousands of technicians will run the most connected Games in history while dealing with the threat of cyber attacks.

Jul 19, 2012
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Why women watch the Olympics

Forty years into the Title IX era, female athletes have risen to prominence and populate the sports landscape. Female viewership, however, has not witnessed the same rise. What sports are women watching (or not), and why? ...

Jul 06, 2012
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NIST goes the distance for the Olympics

(Phys.org) -- In yet another Olympian feat of measurement, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently calibrated a tape that will be used to measure out the distance of this ...

Jun 28, 2012
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She won a gold medal because she's pretty

An examination of past Olympic Games television coverage shows notable differences in the way sports commentators talk about athletes, depending upon the athletes' races, gender and nationalities.

Jun 18, 2012
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Facebook launches page for all things Olympics

(AP) — Facebook on Monday launched an official London Olympics page for fans to connect with their favorite athletes and teams, a move it says can help make this summer's games the first "truly social" one.

Jun 18, 2012
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