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5 Olympic Sports The United States Sucks At

Hey, we can win them all
<p> Hey, we can win them all</p>
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Numbers do not lie.  With 2296 cumulative medals in the Summer Olympics, the United States is irrefutably the most dominant participating country in the history of the Olympic Games.  Despite this, there are events in which the U.S. has seen little success.  Here are five events where you'll be certain not to see an American atop the podium.  

 

Funniest Official 2012 London Olympic Headshots

The official 2012 London Olympic headshots have to be seen to be believed.
<p> The official 2012 London Olympic headshots of Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, Andy Roddick, Misty May-Treanor have to be seen to be believed. These are the worst photos of the best athletes in the world.</p>
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The official 2012 London Olympic headshots have to be seen to be believed. And even then, they don’t seem real. Here’s a few of the world’s worst photos of the world’s finest athletes.

The Weirdest Olympic Sports of All-Time

Examining some of the strangest sports of the games
<p> Examining some of the strangest sports of the games</p>
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The 2012 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Millions of viewers around the world will be glued to their TV sets watching popular events such as basketball, gymnastics and swimming. But there are some sports, historically and today, that have us wondering one thing—WHY?!

Here is a look at some of the weirdest actual events in the history of the modern Olympics.

Why the 1972 USA Basketball Team Should Have Won Olympic Gold

The infamous game was a horribly unfair Olympic moment.
<p> 1972 USA Basketball Team was robbed in the gold medal game versus the Soviet Union.</p>
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Before the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, Doug Collins was invited to speak to the U.S. men’s basketball team at a Las Vegas training camp. Collins talked about his experience at the 1972 Games in Munich.

Top 10 Athletes Over 30 at London Olympics

These Olympians should not be overshadowed by their younger competition in London.
<p> The top 10 athletes over 30 years old at the 2012 London Olympics. These Olympians should not be overshadowed by their younger competition.</p>
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Olympians over 30 years old are often overshadowed by teen sensations and twenty-somethings. But the 2012 London Olympics will have plenty of older, wiser and more accomplished athletes to watch at the Games of the XXX Olympiad. Here are 10 such Olympians, listed from oldest to youngest.

Hiroshi Hoketsu, 71, Japan equestrian

Swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte Rivalry Comes to London

The American swimmers may be the top feature at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
<p> USA swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte highlight the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.</p>

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are two of the most decorated, dominant swimmers in U.S. history. Rivals in the pool and friends out of it, they’re poised to take their personal rivalry to London for the 2012 Olympic Games, where they’ll showcase it with the world watching.

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Ranking Every USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team

Ranking the 16 USA Men’s Basketball Teams in Olympic History.
<p> Ranking the 16 USA Men’s Basketball Teams in Olympic History. Could the 2012 Team USA beat the 1992 Dream Team?</p>

Could the 2012 Team USA beat the 1992 Dream Team? Kobe Bryant thinks so, but Michael Jordan laughs at the idea. First things first, this year’s squad must win the gold medal — and do so in historic style — in order to challenge the throne.

 

Here’s a rankings rundown of the 16 USA men’s basketball teams in Olympic history:

 

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