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 selected 12 moments from recent Summer Olympics that today still evoke feelings of joy, nostalgia and sadness. Then our users had a chance to share their own Olympic memories.

The U.S. boxing team, which arrived in Sydney hoping to reverse its recent Olympic fortunes, wound up without a single gold medal for the first time since London in 1948.

Armenian lifter Ashot Danielyan was stripped of his bronze medal after a positive test for the steroid nandrolone, becoming the fourth weightlifter to test positive in the Summer Games.

U.S. women's basketball has now won the last two Olympic golds and the 1998 world championships. Australia's silver medal marked the nation's highest finish ever in women's basketball.

Gold medals elude U.S. freestyle wrestlers
What Does the Future Hold?

Marion Jones' was tainted by scandal.

The Sydney Olympics drew to a close after 17 days, and were donned the "best ever" by IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch. The U.S. led the medal count with 97 medals, 40 of which were gold. But with all the talk of coverups and doping, will the American athlete be followed by a lawyer at the next Summer Games?

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Basketball -- Men's final Gold   United States
Wrestling -- 58kg freestyle final Gold Alireza Dabir Iran
Kayak -- Women's K1 (500m sprint) Gold Josefa Idem Guerrini Italy
Boxing -- Super heavyweight final Gold Audley Harrison Great Britain
Medal Tracker | Complete results

Kreidler: Over the top from Down Under
Plenty happened in Sydney -- some of them worth thinking about again, writes's Mark Kreidler.
Wojnarowski: Team USA coaches set bad example
If you want to find the problem with this year's Dream Team simply look no further than the bench, writes's Adrian Wojnarowski.
Ratto: It's good to be Tommy Lasorda
While the Dodgers implode, their ex-manager wins gold.'s Ray Ratto can't imagine anything better.
Kreidler: Outsiders stealing Games headlines
Too much attention is being paid to people not even competing in Sydney, writes's Mark Kreidler.
Rovell: Survey says ... Lenny's a German
An informal survey revealed some interesting impressions after nearly two weeks of Olympic competition.
Wojnarowski: Sweet games turn sour
Husband raining on Marion's parade, writes's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Paralympians seek to rid Cambodia of land mines
Cambodia's standing volleyball captain Cha Hok said the two things he wants in life are a Paralympic gold medal and a homeland rid of land mines.
Boycott still lingers 20 years later
Twenty years after the Olympic boycott,'s Wayne Drehs caught up with some of the victims.
Fame hasn't changed Rulon Gardner
After Gardner's defeat of Russia's Alexander Karelin his hometown has changed as tour buses stop and banners wave, but Gardner's family says he's the same humble guy.
Megan Quann returns to high school
It's back to normal high school life for Megan Quann after winning Olympic gold medals in the 100 meter breaststroke and 400 meter relay in Sydney.
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