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Gold medallist Kimberly Rhode of the US takes aim during the women's skeet competion at The Royal Artillery Barracks in London on July 29, 2012, at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Rhode scored a new Olympic Record of 99 points.

The Olympic moment

London's eccentric Mayor Boris Johnson provided comic relief by getting stuck midway on a zip wire at an open-air Olympic viewing site in east London. "Can you get me a rope? Get me a rope, OK?" he was heard saying in a video posted to the ITV News website.


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"I was furious. It's still with me. I want to go to the practice court and fix it" - U.S. volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings, after losing their first set in three Olympics in a 3-set victory over Austria on Wednesday.

Local Spotlight

Andrew Rutherfurd: The BYU swimmer, who was competing for Bolivia, finished fifth in his heat of the 100-meter freestyle on Wednesday, failing to advance to the semifinal round.

Don't miss

Women's rowing during NBC's 7 p.m. primetime coverage

Reasons to watch: The American eight is the overwhelming favorite to take the gold and keep alive its streak of winning every world and Olympic title since 2006.