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5 Olympic things to know for Friday

Friday - 8/10/2012, 10:32am  ET

By The Associated Press

LONDON (AP) - Here are five things to look out for at the London Olympics on Friday:

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1. 4x100 RELAY: The American women look like the team to beat in the final.

2. OSCAR PISTORIUS: South Africa's double-amputee runner finishes his landmark first Olympics in the men's 4x400-meter relay final.

3. BEYOND BOLT: Jamaica's men run in the 4x100 relay heat, but Usain Bolt is unlikely to feature. How much strength in depth do they have?

4. DOPING: Just days before the eight-year deadline expires, the IOC formally stripped American cyclist Tyler Hamilton of his 2004 gold for doping.

5. THEY RULE THE WAVES: Australia bounced back _ slightly _ from a disappointing Olympics, winning a sailing gold _ its third _ to become the most successful nation on the ocean at these games.


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