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Olympics Week

The Daily Circuit features a weeklong discussion leading up to the 2012 summer Olympics in London. What does it take to be an elite athlete?

  • Top 10 Olympic moments
    With the 2012 London Olympics fast approaching, it's time to look back at the most memorable moments in the history of the games. With athletes like Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps already expected to win big, the pressure is on for the 2012 games.The Daily Circuit, July 19, 2012
  • Friday Roundtable: London Olympics 2012
    This week on the Friday roundtable, the panelists look ahead to the upcoming London Olympic games and discuss the experience of training for - and participating in - the most famous sporting event in the world. What is it like to compete for gold?The Daily Circuit, July 19, 2012
  • Lynn Sherr on why we love to 'Swim'
    Veteran news correspondent Lynn Sherr's new book, "Swim" examines why we love the water - through history, anecdote and Sherr's own quest to swim across the channel separating Asia and Europe.The Daily Circuit, July 18, 2012
  • A look at London's Olympic security problems
    Just 10 days before the Olympic Games are set to begin in London, private security contractor G4S has come under heavy scrutiny.The Daily Circuit, July 18, 2012
  • BBC: Life after competition for athletes
    The BBC's 'Life Cycle Of An Athlete' series looks at life after the headlines for elite athletes. What's life like after competition and what are the long-term physical and psychological consequences?The Daily Circuit, July 16, 2012
  • New gender testing guidelines for London Olympics
    New International Olympic Committee guidelines will measure testosterone levels of athletes to determine if they qualify to compete as women. What is involved in testing gender and why did one athlete so forcibly renew this controversy?The Daily Circuit, July 16, 2012
  • The making of an elite athlete
    Watching elite athletes at the top of their game is quite a spectacle, but what makes them great? Are these athletes simply born with skills and bodies that the majority of people lack, or does their greatness come from dedication and practice?The Daily Circuit, July 15, 2012

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