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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Missy Franklin of the United States celebrates with her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Backstroke on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Olympic Swim Star Missy Franklin Picks CAL Over USC

Olympic swim star Missy Franklin has made a decision of forgoing a professional career and verbally committing to the Univserisy of Ironical, Berkeley.

10/20/2012

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Olympic Gymnast Nastia Liukin Talks 2008 Win

Olympic gymnast and Gold Medalist, Nastia Liukin, stopped by KCAL9 Tuesday to talk about her 2008 win!

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/28/2012

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City Councilman Leads Effort To Lure Olympics Back To LA

If City Councilman Tom LaBonge gets his way, it could be 1984 all over again in 2032.

08/17/2012

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Olympic Champion McKayla Maroney Gets Warm Welcome At Her Home Gym In Playa Del Rey

One of the most dramatic moments came when Long Beach’s own McKayla Maroney nailed a near perfect vault. She helped lead the US Women’s gymnastics team to their first gold medal since 1996.

08/15/2012

Chris Paul #13 of the US Men's Senior National Team poses with both his Gold Medals after their Men's Gold Medal Basketball Game against Spain on Day 16 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the North Greenwich Arena on August 12, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Paul Celebrates Olympic Gold After Crunch Time Win

Spain put up a tough fight, but in the end, crunch time belonged to Chris Paul and Team USA.

08/14/2012

US women's soccer team celebrates gold (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Opinion: Olympic Gold To Celebrate The 40th Anniversary Of Title IX

As we celebrate these women’s victories we must remember that Title IX created the opportunities for women to succeed in sports. When progressives push for public policy changes, that is what we seek: not guaranteed outcomes but guaranteed access.

08/13/2012

The United States players pose for a photo with their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the Women's Basketball on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on August 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

Sparks’ Parker Leads US Basketball To 5th Straight Gold

The names change, not the results. Just call the U.S. women’s basketball team Olympic champion.

08/11/2012

United States players celebrate winning the Women's Water Polo Gold Medal match between the United States and Spain on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

USA Women’s Water Polo Wins 1st Ever Gold Medal

The United States won its first gold medal in women’s water polo, getting five goals from Maggie Steffens and a sterling performance from goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong to cruise to an 8-5 win over Spain on Thursday.

08/09/2012

Michael Phelps of the United States poses on the podium with a special award presented by FINA for his career achievements on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Phelps Collects 18th Gold Medal In Final Race Of His Career

The finale was a formality, more a coronation than a contest. Michael Phelps headed into retirement the only way imaginable — with another gold medal.

08/04/2012

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Local Gymnasts Inspired By Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas

16-year-old Gabby Douglas is inspiring a new generation of gymnasts after winning Olympic gold in the women’s all-around competition in London on Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/03/2012

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Pick-A-Side: Which Is Your Favorite Michael Phelps Face?

08/03/2012

Mitt Romney at 10 Downing Street (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Opinion: Mitt Romney’s Terrible Foreign Trip

Mitt’s terrible foreign trip isn’t just bad press and a campaign stumble. In diplomacy gaffes, missteps, and offenses have real consequences for our national security and the peace and stability of the world.

08/02/2012

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LA City Workers Asked To Stop Streaming Olympics Online

A significant number of City Hall employees have been streaming the Olympic Games online that they are now being asked to stop in fear of causing the city’s computer system to crash.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/31/2012

US forward Kevin Love (R) and US gard James Harden celebrate at the end of the Men's preliminary round group A basketball match of the London 2012 Olympic Games Tunisia vs USA on July 31, 2012 at the basketball arena in London. USA won 110 to 63.        AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Kevin Love Scores 16 To Lead Team USA Over Tunisia 110-63

LeBron James and Kobe Bryant took a seat, then the U.S. Olympic basketball team took control.

07/31/2012

US swimmer Michael Phelps holds his gold medal on the podium of the men's 200m butterfly final during the swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 31, 2012 in London.  AFP PHOTO / CHRISTOPHE SIMON        (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/GettyImages)

Phleps Sets Olympic Record With 19 Career Medals

Michael Phelps swam into history with his 19th Olympic medal, and this one was a more appropriate color.

07/31/2012

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