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Zofia Noceti Klepacka
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Polish Olympian to Sell Bronze Medal to Help Sick Five-Year-Old

The 2012 Summer Games are over. But the Olympic spirit lives on thanks to Polish windsurfer Zofia Noceti-Klepacka, who will fulfill the promise she made to the family of a five-year-old who suffers from cystic fibrosis by selling her bronze medal.

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Mo Farah Running Away From Things Is Our New Favorite Tumblr

While Americans might not immediately recognize the name Mo Farah, he was kind of a big deal during the 2012 London Olympics. That's because the Somali-born distance runner won two gold medals for his adopted country of England, taking first place in the 5,000m and 10,000m races.

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Watch Olympic Team Great Britain Sing ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’

While the good ol' US of A came out on top in medal count for this year's Olympic Games, it's team Great Britain who's making headlines with their new video in which they lip-sync 'Don't Stop Me Now,' a song made famous by England's own rock band Queen.

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Gabby Douglas Shocks Michelle Obama With Junk Food Habit on ‘Tonight Show’

Fresh off her team and all-around gymnastics gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Gabby Douglas stopped by 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.' And she was greeted by a fan  -- the First Lady herself, Michelle Obama.

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The 8 Most Amazing Olympic 2012 Moments

In the 16 days of Olympic competition, the world celebrated tremendous victories and experienced devastating defeats. But more importantly, we saw the sorts of qualities that embody the true spirit of the Olympic games; perseverance, bravery, and dedication

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Watch The Spice Girls ‘Zigazig Ah’ at the Olympic Closing Ceremony

With all of their members on the wrong side of 35, it's a bit weird to still think of the Spice Girls as girls. But the fab fivesome proved they still had some "spice" left during their performance at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics Sunday.

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McKayla Maroney
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McKayla Maroney Tweets Her Own ‘Not Impressed’ Face

Think you've seen all of the 'McKayla Maroney is Not Impressed" meme? Well now the gymnast herself is getting in on the game.

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Top 5 Google Doodles of the London 2012 Olympics

 

Google Doodlesare awesome because unlike school, they make learning random facts cool. More importantly, they allow you to waste endless amounts of time.

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Jesse Eisenberg
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Un-Like: NBC Announcer Mistakes Jesse Eisenberg For Mark Zuckerberg

Sure, Jesse Eisenberg's last name is similar to Mark Zuckerberg's, who he portrayed in 'The Social Network.' Also, it's somewhat unusual for an actor to play a really famous person who's about their same age in real life. You can see where confusion between the two might kick in if you aren't paying a lot of attention.

Bob Fitzgerald, who was calling USA basketball's gold medal win against Spain in the Olympics on Sunday, is paid to pay attention. That's what makes his confusing of Eisenberg with Zuckerberg during the game's telecast particularly cringe-worthy. Fortunately for us, the humorous gaffe was caught on video.

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Funniest Memes of the Week – Unimpressed McKayla, Scumbag Henry VIII, and More

The Olympics has given us plenty to work with to create fun and hilarious memes. The London Games gave us a sullen McKayla Maroney, a soccer team full of Waldos and adorably childlike swimmers. In the midst of all this fun, NASA's Curiosity Rover landed on Mars, sparking a whole wave of memes.

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Bartlomiej Wojciech/Poland
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See the Ridiculous Faces of the 2012 Olympic Weightlifters

Ah, the agony and ecstasy of Olmypic competition. When it comes to weightlifting, it's usually more of the former.

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Watch the US Women’s Gymnastics Team Teach Jenna Bush How to ‘Dougie’

If you happen to know how to Dougie, you really should pass the skill on to others. In fact, the lyrics of the Cali Swag District song 'Teach Me How To Dougie,' which helped launch the dance craze of the same name, practically demand that you do.

So US Gymnast McKayla Maroney was just more or less following directions when she demonstrated the Dougie to 'Today' correspondent Jenna Bush.

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McKayla Maroney’s ‘Not Impressed’ Face Becomes a Meme

You probably already know the tale of Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney. Heavily favored in the vault competition, she fell on her second attempt, costing her a gold medal. 

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Visiting London For the Olympics? Consult Our Handy Guide to Britishisms!

The London Olympics this summer seem to have created a wave of British fever that’s undeniable. If you're visiting London for the first time for the Summer Games, you might have a bit of culture shock. That's where we come in.

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Oscar Pistorius
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Oscar Pistorius Loses Race Against Adorable 8-Year-Old Double Amputee

Disabled sprinter Oscar Pistorius of South Africa may have finished last during the 400-meter semifinals on Sunday night, but his inspiring story has touched people all across the world. And now, Pistorius has posed in a series of heartwarming photos with a British eight-year-old double amputee named Ellie May Challis.

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