Stolen Gold Medal Leads To Unlikely Friendship

The Olympic gold medal Joe Jacobi won at the Barcelona Olympics in kayaking has brought him a lot of joy since 1992. No wonder he was devastated when it was stolen from his car a few weeks ago. Little did Joe realize, that incident, that loss was about to bring him a wonderful gift and a friendship he never expected. Six-year-old Chloe Smith thinks the story is pretty special, too. Another fine story of friendship from CBS News’ Steve Hartman.

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Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Manuel Has The Best Nickname In Sports!

America fell in love with Olympic swimmer Simone Manuel Thursday night when she tied for the gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle. Her time of 52.70 tied her with 16-year-old Canadian Penny Oleksiak, the pair sharing a new Olympic record and both receiving a gold medal. That makes her the first African American woman to win a gold medal in an individual swimming event. She clearly was excited and overtaken with emotion as her accomplishment sunk in (no pun intended.)

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American Gold Medal Swimmer Lilly King Calls Out Drug Cheats When Olympic Officials Won’t

American Gold Medal Swimmer Lilly King is proving to be a champion in more ways than just the shiny hardware she can now wear proudly around her neck. King has been outspoken on drug cheats being allowed to compete in the Olympics. USA Today’s Christine Brennan has been doing a wonderful job of covering the controversy. She reports this particular spat centers around King and her rival, Russia’s Yulia Efimova. The Russian the 2012 bronze medalist and world champion who

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Uber Passenger Makes It Possible For Driver To See His Son Compete In Rio

Turns out there is so much more to Uber than getting a ride. One very grateful Uber driver is finding that out. The Washington Post reports driver Ellis Hill found that out as he gave passenger Liz Willock a ride as she was leaving the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The two got to chatting about one thing and another when the subject of the Olympics came up. Liz mentioned she knew someone who would be competing. Ellis did her

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How This Teenager From A Tiny African Nation Is Swimming Through Personal Pain

Swimming events at the upcoming Rio Olympics will no doubt be some of the most popular of the entire games. USA, Russia, Poland, Australia–they all have strong contenders heading into the games. But one of the best stories might be about a teenager from the small African nation of Malawi. Save your surfing over to a geography site. It’s also home to an incredibly inspiring teenager with an electric smile. Amy Montalvo of OnePass Productions has the story of Amarra

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Identical Triplets Aim To Make History Running At The Olympics

No need to adjust your screen–those really are identical triplets you’re seeing. Three sisters with a big goal! Leila, Liina, and Lily Luik hope to make Olympic history when they run the women’s marathon this summer in Brazil. The Guardian newspaper reports that plenty of twins have competed in the Olympics, but triplets? Identical ones, at that? This Rio Trio from Estonia will be a first. How do they make this work? What are they like in action? Take a

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