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Explainer's Olympics RoundupYour questions about the Games, with answers from our archives.
The Olympics Sap-o-MeterThe Sap-o-Meter bids a tearful farewell. Plus: the Sappiest Word of the 2008 Olympic Games.
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Behind the Scenes
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