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London Olympics LIVE UPDATES: U.S. Soccer, Usain Bolt, Claressa Shields Highlight Day 13

08/09/2012 10:32 am 10:32:05

LONDON -- Here are five things to look out for at the London Olympics on Thursday:

1. USAIN BOLT: The Jamaican sprinter runs in the men's 200-meter final. If he wins, he'll be the first Olympian to repeat the so-called sprint double of 100-meter and 200-meter golds.

2. WOMEN'S SOCCER: The United States plays Japan at Wembley in a repeat of last year's World Cup final.

3. ONE MORE CHANCE: South Africa has won an appeal to advance to the 4x400-meter relay final despite a crash in the heat. That means Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee runner, can compete for a medal on Friday.

4. DOPING: The IOC is set to formally strip U.S. cyclist Tyler Hamilton of his gold from the 2004 Athens Games and reassign the medals after his admission of doping.

5. WOMEN'S BOXING: The first Olympic gold will be awarded, with American Claressa Shields slugging it out with Russia's Nadezda Torlopov.

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08/13/2012 12:19 AM EDT

"I can't believe it's over."

Hours after the closing ceremony actually ended in London, NBC played back some recordings of athlete interviews done on the floor of the Olympic Stadium in the immediate aftermath of the performance by The Who.

Up first, 17-year-old swim star Missy Franklin summed up the feelings of everyone who has been contributing to this live blog for the past 17 days.

"I can't believe it's over," Franklin told Michelle Tafoya of NBC.

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08/13/2012 12:02 AM EDT

At Long Last..

NBC has returned from your local news and its new sitcom with.. The Who. It's midnight on the East Coast and well past the bedtime of all the band members in the UK.

08/12/2012 11:08 PM EDT

PHOTOS: The Who Performed Already

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08/12/2012 11:06 PM EDT

@ Blueskyfox :

Sorry @NBC, not playing your switch-and-bait game trying to get me to watch your monkey show. #SwitchingChannels

08/12/2012 11:05 PM EDT

@ Dowminator :

Really! I want to see The Who more than I want to watch NBC's newest comedy...

08/12/2012 11:04 PM EDT

@ GlennaRegan :

Seriously, NBC? Animal Practice preview? You can't interrupt the Closing Ceremony with a promo for your dumb new show...

08/12/2012 11:04 PM EDT

@ davewordnerd :

How desperate is NBC? Gotta interrupt tape-delayed Olympic closing ceremony to show a stupid sitcom?

08/12/2012 11:03 PM EDT

@ ashleyesq :

Leave it to NBC to split the #closingceremonies...for those that care, apparently the end end will be on at 11:00

08/12/2012 11:03 PM EDT

@ davidlasseter :

Oh, so you have to sit through Animal Practice to get to The Who. NBC using the whole fist on us.

08/12/2012 11:03 PM EDT

One Last NBC Fail...

With everyone knowing that The WHO already played in London hours ago but still waiting to see them during the Closing Ceremony broadcast, NBC decides to debut a new sitcom. So, you have to wait for this to see "Baba O'Riley" and "See Me, Feel Me" and "My Generation."

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