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"Jim Thorpe - All-American," "Brian's Song," "Rudy" and "Any Given Sunday" are just a few of the best movies devoted to America's most popular sport.
The year was 1967, and 23-year-old Syracuse University student Bob Wheeler had been hitchhiking across the country, conducting hundreds of interviews for his master's thesis, an oral history of legendary American Indian athlete and Olympian Jim Thorpe.
From Mitt Romney to President Obama to House Speaker John A. Boehner, plenty of political figures have weighed in on the Olympics the last two weeks, cheering on American athletes in public displays of patriotism. Yet, on a few rare occasions in congressional history, the Olympian and lawmaker were one in the same.
World record-holder Asthon Eaton extended his lead to 222 points over American teammate Trey Hardee after eight of 10 events in the Olympic decathlon on Thursday.
Ashton Eaton won the Olympic decathlon gold medal by 198 points on Thursday night.
Ashton Eaton is more concerned with getting a medal than breaking his world mark. The American is ahead of the pack after the opening three events of the Olympic decathlon Wednesday, amassing an 105-point lead over world champion Trey Hardee.
Competition in the decathlon begins Wednesday at the London Olympics. This time around, Dan O'Brien doesn't mind being a spectator.
During a conversation about going to Sydney for the 2000 Summer Olympics, a friend said he didn't understand what all the fuss was about with the games.
Ashton Eaton likes to compare decathlons to life — the ups and downs, the good and bad, the setbacks and comebacks.