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NPR's Tom Goldman Reports From London05:52
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U.S. gymnasts, from left to right, Alexandra Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross celebrate after being declared winners of the gold medal during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Tuesday. (AP)
U.S. gymnasts, from left to right, Alexandra Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross celebrate after being declared winners of the gold medal during the Artistic Gymnastic women's team final at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Tuesday. (AP)

Great Britan has finally landed a gold medal. Also, there are suspicions that Ye Shiwen, the 16-year-old Chinese swimmer who won gold at the 400m individual medley on Saturday, has been taking illegal drugs. Yet all her post-race drug tests have come up clean.

Some have suggested that this is just Western skepticism at Asian achievement — in fact, some commentators in China are calling it outright racism.

And finally, there's been another controversy rocking the Olympics: Four badminton teams are being accused of dropping games intentionally.

Guests:

  • Tom Goldman, NPR reporter covering the Olympic Games from London

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This segment aired on August 1, 2012.

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