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Sochi Olympics s Gabby Douglas and the genius of Olympic ignorance

Gabby Douglas appeared to lose a chance at another medal by making a mistake on the uneven bars at the London Olympics Monday, but that's not really what happened.

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Gabrielle Douglas stood in front of the uneven bars Monday, took a deep breath, and jumped. With the hush of anticipation settled over the arena, seemingly the entire competition rested in the two clutching hands of that tiny girl.

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