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August 06, 2012

London Olympics

40 | THE HOSTS

London humbly welcomes the world

BY ALEXANDER WOLFF

46 | SWIMMING

The U.S. is still the team to beat, but ...

BY KELLI ANDERSON

54 | GYMNASTICS

For a young U.S. men's team, the best is to come

BY BRIAN CAZENEUVE

56 | SHOOTING

Kim Rhode's gold sealed her as an Olympic great

BY S.L. PRICE

58 | SOCCER

Always honest, Megan Rapinoe spurs the U.S.

BY GRANT WAHL

62 | OSCAR PISTORIUS

Does the double-amputee sprinter have an edge?

BY DAVID EPSTEIN

68 | LEGACY OF MUNICH

Israel: Forty years after Black September

BY L. JON WERTHEIM

DEPARTMENTS

3 LEADING OFF

14 SI DIGITAL

16 THE MAIL

21 SCORECARD

Faster, higher, stronger, richer: London's gaming obsession enhances the Games

26 FACES IN THE CROWD

28 JUST MY TYPE

Matt Barkley, unassuming QB

BY DAN PATRICK

30 INSIDE ...

NFL | College Football | NASCAR | MLB

76 POINT AFTER

Japan turns driftwood into gold

BY PHIL TAYLOR

ON THE COVER: PHOTOGRAPH BY HEINZ KLUETMEIER

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