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The Big Lead Year in Review: July 2012

As 2012 winds to a close, here are some of our top posts from July.

The Olympics…Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou was expelled for a racist tweet. Mr. Bean’s cameo during the opening ceremony was a hit. So was Croatian basketball player Antonija Misura. Tyson Chandler was photographed in Lolo Jones’ bed. Hope Solo’s PMS prescription caused a positive drug test. A British teen was arrested after tweeting to British diver Tom Daley that he let down his dead father. Michelle Jenneke did not compete in London, though her warmup routine earned her a male following.

NBC Olympics… NBC felt the Olympics’ Opening Ceremony was “too complex” for you to understand live. NBC reported critical journalist Guy Adams to Olympic partner Twitter for revealing the work email of NBC Olympic President Gary Zenkel. His account was suspended.

Academic Scandal… We asked why North Carolina basketball players stopped majoring in African and Afro-American studies in 2009.

Sorority Brawl: Nick Saban’s daughter faced a lawsuit for allegedly beating up a sorority sister.

Naked: Stephen Douglas’ favorite Ronda Rousey celebrated the nude female form in ESPN’s Body Issue.

Trash Talk: Kobe Bryant challenged Kyrie Irving to a game of 1 on 1 for $50,000.

Thunder: Rangers and Twins players were scared by thunder while on the field.

Mistress: Tiki Barber married his mistress just eight days after his divorce was finalized.

 

 

 

 

 

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