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Arthur Spooner
Conservative govnmt is organized hypocrisy
10:51 AM on 07/19/2012
One thing I'll remember about the Olympics is how folks CHEERED when we lost the bid to get them in Chicago.
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jamaicagirl
Ignorance is bliss (for some), but not I.
11:31 AM on 07/19/2012
Arthur, I will also never forget that Un-American moment to see a room of Republicans cheering the lost of the USA and Americans receiving a major event such as the Olympics.

This was a very defining moment for me to see how ha.ted President Obama was and the thought that you have persons who would rather see their country fail just to "suck it" to the black President.
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Arthur Spooner
Conservative govnmt is organized hypocrisy
10:46 AM on 07/19/2012
There's ton of highlights that can and should be deemed unforgettable. But for me it's gotta be the raised fist of John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.

But I have to ask...What no Miracle on Ice 1980 Olympics?
10:30 AM on 07/19/2012
I love the Olympics! USA! USA! USA!
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jamaicagirl
Ignorance is bliss (for some), but not I.
11:34 AM on 07/19/2012
I also love the Olympics! Jamaica! Jamaica! Jamaica! (lol)
Can not wait for track competitions to begin and to see some friendly rivalry.
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Dave Buster
05:58 AM on 07/19/2012
What about the guy who was in the olympics but missed his bus?
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Dave Buster
05:45 AM on 07/19/2012
1996 women's gymnastics was just the one that stands out the most. The injury and then coming out to stick the landing. It was cool.
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Jose Hill
Predictor...has a good ring to it.
08:55 AM on 07/19/2012
Kerri Strug only won 2 Olympic medals in her whole career. But other than Mary Lou, she is the most famous gymnast ever from the US.
02:27 AM on 07/19/2012
Basketball...can't wait...
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wakeup804
Choose peace and tolerance
10:04 AM on 07/19/2012
I leave in 5 days to go to the Olympics. Courtesy of a Christmas present from my brother that lives in London.......I am sooooo excited. This will be my 3rd Olympics. This is better than Christmas.
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BlueZoo
Independent voter, Independent thinker!
01:11 PM on 07/19/2012
You lucky duck! How I wish I could be there!
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11:55 PM on 07/18/2012
My most unforgettable moment was the mesmerizing contour of Ludmilla Turischeva's thighs....never mind....
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wakeup804
Choose peace and tolerance
10:05 AM on 07/19/2012
The bodies on most of the athletes are quite amazing. Check out the shots of Gabby Douglas.
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Danilo-11
This is your brain after playing football
11:30 PM on 07/18/2012
Does the US media hate the Olympics? There's almost zero talk about the Olympics even here in HuffPo
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Dave Buster
05:47 AM on 07/19/2012
Maybe so. The fact is, I haven't heard much about the olympics except basketball. I haven't seen less buzz about any other olympics. Its like, no one cares.
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Crisdean Wulver
We've got our priorities screwed up.
09:28 PM on 07/18/2012
One of my favorite moments was several olympics back. There was an African guy who qualified for a swimming event, and he was the only person from his country who participated in the olympics.

Through a fluke, all of his opponents in the event were disqualified, which mean that he swam it alone. But it was a rather long distance swim, and he wasn't up to the task. He got so tired that no one thought he was going to make it. Many people thought he was going to drown.

And his legs were hanging way down in the water. It was like he was swimming standing up. But he finally finished, and the crowd really cheered him. It was one of the most touching moments I've ever seen.
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Maderous
Last time a republican cared about my well being I
09:20 PM on 07/18/2012
Jesse Ownes, hands down. Nothing can ever beat going into Hitler's house and giving him the finger with a dominant performance.
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bigdawg1980
Who brought who over on those boats?
06:59 PM on 07/18/2012
Jesse Owens and nothing else is close! He destroyed the myth of Aryan mastery, and, figuratively, spit in Der Fuhrer's face.
And, to top it off, he went to Ohio State when a lot of schools wouldn't have black athletes on their teams! Go Bucks! O-H-I-O!
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Jesusocialist
Practice safe sects...abstain from religion.
06:38 PM on 07/18/2012
How is it that neither Mark Spitz nor Michael Phelps made this list?
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BlueZoo
Independent voter, Independent thinker!
01:11 PM on 07/19/2012
My first thought!
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cybolt
This Space for Rent
04:12 PM on 07/18/2012
Some great moments to be sure but a list without Mark Spitz and his SEVEN GOLD MEDALS in a single Games is incomplete.
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tippisheadrun
Get 2 birds stoned at once
03:41 PM on 07/18/2012
Abebe Bikila - nothing and nobody is even close.
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JeffWayne
12:56 PM on 07/18/2012
Quote: "The Olympics are at turns inspiring, courageous, controversial and, in a few instances, tragic. "

Inspiration - Kerri Strug
Courage - Jesse Owens
Controversy - 1972 Mens Basketball
Tragedy - Munich Massacre

Hard to pick just one given the scope of the question.
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Dave Buster
05:57 AM on 07/19/2012
your list is right on. and as for kerri being on the top. I would say that was the best in our life time.