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U.S. landmark nears: 1,000 Summer Olympic gold medals

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Sometime very soon, possibly even later Saturday, the United States will lay claim to its 1,000th gold medal all-time in the Summer Olympics. Officially, anyway. Keeping count of the gold total is not as exact a science as one might think. The count accepted by the U.S. Olympic Committee coming into the Rio Games was 977 gold medals, and even that was adjusted a bit in recent weeks over a debated medal from the 1904 St. Louis Games. That means…

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