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One U.S. college has won more Olympic medals than some countries

Headlines Tuesday morning highlighted an unexpected win by Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller, who beat out Allyson Felix for the gold medal in the women’s 400-meter final when she dove over the finish line.

"Things happen," Miller said about the upset. "Hey, I got a gold medal."

Miller, 22, is one of many athletes from The University of Georgia to bring home medals. So far, the Bulldogs have as many medals -- 10 -- as host country Brazil.

Chase Kalisz, Allison Schmitt and Amanda Weir each won silver for the U.S. this year. Chantal Van Landeghem won a bronze medal for Canada.

If UGA was a sovereign nation, it would be tied for 14th place among the 205 countries competing in the Olympics.

UGA’s Gunnar Bentz was one of four U.S. swimmers who were robbed Sunday by gunmen pretending to be Rio de Janeiro police officers.

Bentz made history by being the first male Bulldog swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal.

UGA swimmers have won 11 gold medals at all games. Most of UGA’s winners have been women.

Former Georgia volleyball player Alexandra Oquendo is competing in Rio this year as part of Puerto Rico's team. Oquendo was with the Bulldogs from 2002 to 2005.

Michael Phelps has won 23 gold medals all by himself. If the Republic of Phelps was a country, it would be in 38th place for the most gold medals won in the long history of the Olympics.

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UGA has 48 Bulldogs in Rio! #DawgsInRio𾇛 | #Rio2016Posted by University of Georgia on Saturday, August 6, 2016

Photos: Rio Olympics day 11

Usain Bolt has never run a full mile

Usain Bolt has never run a full mile, according to his agent, Ricky Simms.

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On Sunday, the 29-year-old Jamaican sprinter, known as the world's fastest man, became the first man to win gold in the 100-meter dash three Olympics in a row. He crossed the finish line in just 9.81 seconds.

A recent piece in The New Yorker recognizing Usain's speed posed a question many may wonder: How fast would he run the mile?

Some arguments said Bolt could probably complete the distance in 3:55.

"With training, I would think Bolt could break five minutes," said Weldon Johnson, a former Olympic-trials distance runner and co-founder of

"I'm happy to go on record that I believe Bolt could run a mile in 4:20 right now," said Zebulon Lang, an assistant track and cross-country coach at Cornell University.

Others said the time could be as high as six minutes.

"He's a total fast-twitch-muscle-fiber guy," said Robert Johnson, Weldon Johnson's twin brother and the other founder of "To expect Bolt to be good at the mile simply because he is the world's greatest sprinter would be like expecting a great 320-pound NFL offensive lineman to be good at playing running back simply because he's a great football player. It's ludicrous."

One explanation details how Bolt's training doesn't translate into long distance success.

"Speed over short distances does not automatically guarantee relative speed over long distances," said Ross Tucker, a professor of exercise physiology at the University of the Free State, in South Africa. "Mainly because the system used to produce energy sent to muscles is quite different. What a 100- or 200-meter sprinter relies on is incapable of meeting his demands over a mile. By definition, the training a short-distance sprinter does is in polar opposition to that of a middle-distance runner. One-hundred-meter speed translates pretty well up to 400 meters. But after that there is a large change."

While multiple arguments stand, there's no clear answer, and we may never know the time it would take Bolt to run 1600 meters. 

"Usain has never run a mile," Simms told The New Yorker.

Shaunae Miller's dive across the finish line costs USA's Allyson Felix her fifth gold medal

This could be one of the biggest upsets for the U.S. at the Rio Olympics.

>> See some photos from the dramatic finish

On Monday night, the women sprinters raced in the 400 meters. At the very end, Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas dove across the finish line, nabbing the gold medal from Team USA’s Allyson Felix, who finished second.

Miller started out strong in the race, but she and Felix were neck-and-neck in the final moments before Miller dove for gold.

Because Miller’s torso crossed the finish line first, she earned a gold medal, and Felix took home the silver.

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“‘I’ve never done it before,” Miller said. “I have some cuts and bruises, a few burns … it hurts.”

She said that when she hit the ground, she had no idea she actually won the gold.

“What was in my mind was I had to get a gold medal. The next thing I was on the ground. It’s an amazing feeling,” she said.

​>> Watch an interview with Felix here

Fans of the Olympics took to social media with their opinions on Miller’s controversial win.

(H/T: Daily Mail)

2016 Summer Olympics: Here's the schedule of events for Tuesday

It’s the last day for gymnastics in the 2016 Summer Olympics, but, fear not, we’ve got track and field to keep us going.

Today, look for that last dose of Simone Biles on the floor exercise. She bobbled on the beam Monday and took home an unexpected bronze – she was favored for the gold in that event. Men’s high bar and parallel bars finals are today, also.

Out on the track, Usain Bolt will make his second appearance in a 2016 Olympics final. He’s running the 200-meter today.  Also today is the men's triple jump finals, the men's high jump finals and the women's discus and 1,500-meter race.

Here’s a look at some of the events set for Tuesday.


The Summer Games are being broadcast on NBC, Telemundo, Bravo, CNBC,MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, the Golf Channel, NBC Universo and USA Network. That’s just for TV. The rest of the coverage is digital. Check here for the TV schedule.

Live streams

Streams will be available on as well as via the NBC Olympics app. Look for the app on iPhones and iPads, Android phones and tablets, Windows phone, Roku streaming boxes, sticks and TVs, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV sticks, the new Apple TV via the device’s app store, and Chromecast via the NBC Sports iOS or Android app.

Telemundo will stream Spanish-language commentary through its website as well as its Telemundo Desportes apps on Android and on iOS. Again, you’ll be asked for your pay TV account login info.

Tuesday's schedule (all times are ET) 

8 a.m.: Track and Field, continues at 7 p.m.

10 a.m. Women’s Basketball

10:30 a.m.: Boxing

1 p.m.: Synchronized swimming

1 p.m.: Gymnastics

3: p.m.: Soccer

4 p.m.: Women’s boxing

5 p.m.: Men’s Diving

6 p.m.: Weightlifting

6 p.m. Table tennis

7 p.m.-10 p.m.: Live Track and Field; tape delay of Gymnastics

10:59 p.m.: Women’s Beach Volleyball 

Michael Phelps announces retirement again: 'This time, I mean it'

Michael Phelps is hanging up his swim cap for good — and this time, he’s serious.

The 23-time Olympic gold medalist has been down this road before, previously announcing his retirement before returning to the pool. Four years ago, Phelps sat down with Matt Lauer and announced the London Olympics would be his final Games, but clearly, things didn’t pan out that way.

>> Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps re-create 10-year-old viral photo

Lauer spoke with Phelps again Monday and teased the Olympian about his previous announcement.

“Done, done, done — and this time, I mean it,” Phelps said during the interview on “Today.” “I wanted to come back and finish my career how I wanted, and this was the cherry on top of the cake.”

After competing in London, Phelps admitted he was no longer “in love” with swimming, but now things are different.

“I was so much more emotional,” he said. “I knew this was the last time. I knew this was the last race and the last Olympics that I ever had, and everything just really hit hard.”

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When he officially retires, Phelps said he will want to focus on building a family with his fiancée, Nicole Johnson, and trying to change the sport of swimming.

“I really want to try to change the drowning rate that we have,” he said. “We’ve been able to teach thousands of kids, but I want the numbers higher.”

Phelps insisted that the world will not see him compete in Tokyo after seeing a video of teammate Ryan Lochte insisting that Phelps will be there. Phelps essentially passed the torch to fellow Team USA swimmer Katie Ledecky.

“We are in great shape, not only with Katie but with the team we have now,” Phelps said. “It’s been an honor for me to be on the team with her and some of the younger guys.”

>> Click here to watch Phelps' interview with Matt Lauer

(h/t "Today")

Katie Ledecky and Michael Phelps re-create 10-year-old viral photo

In 2006, Katie Ledecky, then 9 years old, got the autograph of one of her heroes, Michael Phelps. The moment was captured in a snapshot that went viral last week.

>> Click here to see the viral photo

Now the tables have turned.

>> 9-year-old Katie Ledecky gets Michael Phelps' autograph in adorable viral photo

The Olympians re-created the iconic photo Monday for "Today" with their roles reversed: This time, Phelps wanted Ledecky's autograph.

>> Click here to see it

"Katie's doing her thing, and she's breaking records every time she gets in the pool," said Phelps, who won 23 Olympics gold medals during his career. "It's been an honor for me to be a part of the team with her and some of the younger guys that we have coming up in the sport that are going to take over."

Phelps announced his retirement Monday.

Ledecky, who won four gold medals and one silver in Rio, added, "I started watching him when I was 6 years old when I was first starting to get in the sport, and to be on the team with him has been such an honor."

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Tennis gold medalist Andy Murray corrects sexist reporting

Tennis gold medalist Andy Murray shut down a BBC reporter who seemed to forget that women's tennis is a thing.

"You're the first person ever to win two Olympic tennis gold medals. That's an extraordinary feat, isn't it?" the BBC's John Inverdale said.

"Well, to defend the singles title. I think Venus and Serena have won about four each," Murray said.

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Inverdale was interviewing Murray after his victory over Juan Martín del Potro of Argentina. It was Murray's second consecutive Olympic gold.

He's the first person to take gold in singles tennis twice in a row but, as he noted, both Williams sisters have won two more golds than he has overall.

>> For complete Olympic coverage, click here

His quick fact check won him praise online, but his comments aren't really a surprise.

Murray has called himself a feminist in the past and has said women have played a large role in his tennis career.

He was coached by a woman for a time, and he credits his mother with introducing him to the game.

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Here's the origin of Usain Bolt's signature victory pose

Usain Bolt made history Sunday by becoming the first man to win the 100-meter dash in three consecutive Olympics.

He celebrated his big win with his signature move -- the "To Di World" pose.

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Also known as the "Lightning Bolt" or just plain "Bolting," the gesture made its first appearance when the Jamaican runner burst onto the Olympic scene at the 2008 games in Beijing.

By the 2012 London Olympics, it was a full-blown fad.

The move made its way into commercials.

Celebrities from all over the world were doing it.

Even children were giving it a try.

"It's just a pose that I came up with. It's like Michael Jordan has one, (and) I have one now," Bolt told SNTV.

Its origin is surprisingly simple.

The gesture comes from a Jamaican dancehall move that was popular in 2008. Dancehall is a popular music style in Jamaica.

Bolt has said that he's planning to hang up his running shoes for good soon.

But his legacy, including his famous victory pose, won't soon be forgotten.

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