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Rio Olympics: The Great, The Not-So Good, And The Ugly

There were many great performances to cheer at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, but the games also had their unfortunate issues and ugly events.
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People rejoiced in the new country of Kosovo -- independent only since 2008 -- when Majlinda Kelmendi won the nation's first medal ever, getting a gold in judo.
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People rejoiced in the new country of Kosovo -- independent only since 2008 -- when Majlinda Kelmendi won the nation's first medal ever, getting a gold in judo.

Tajik fans reportedly overwhelmed hammer-thrower Dilshod Nazarov's Facebook page after he won a gold medal  --  the country's first since Andrey Abduvaliev won gold in Barcelona in 1992 throwing the mallet for the Unified Team of the former U.S.S.R.
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Tajik fans reportedly overwhelmed hammer-thrower Dilshod Nazarov's Facebook page after he won a gold medal  --  the country's first since Andrey Abduvaliev won gold in Barcelona in 1992 throwing the mallet for the Unified Team of the former U.S.S.R.

The doping issue crept into the games in Rio when a handful of athletes -- including medal-winners Izzat Artykov of Kyrgyzstan (pictured), and Serghei Tarnovschi of Moldova -- had their medals stripped and were kicked out of the Olympics.
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The doping issue crept into the games in Rio when a handful of athletes -- including medal-winners Izzat Artykov of Kyrgyzstan (pictured), and Serghei Tarnovschi of Moldova -- had their medals stripped and were kicked out of the Olympics.

Rio officials were unable to explain why so many events at the Olympics had very sparse attendance, evident to millions of TV viewers who saw half-full arenas and stadiums, perhaps most glaringly during the track-and-field competitions that in previous Olympics have always been jam packed.
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Rio officials were unable to explain why so many events at the Olympics had very sparse attendance, evident to millions of TV viewers who saw half-full arenas and stadiums, perhaps most glaringly during the track-and-field competitions that in previous Olympics have always been jam packed.

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