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The London Olympics: 10 epic falls
Whether it's a minor stumble or a major face-plant, falling during the Olympic games usually means only one thing — goodbye gold.
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hen soccer players trip over a rival (or dramatically pretend to), it can give them control of the ball. But for most Olympians, a fall likely curtails any medal hopes. American gymnast McKayla Maroney — whose near-perfect vault helped earn her team the gold — slipped during the individual vault finals, finishing eighth in an event she was expected to dominate. Click through for nine more catastrophic collapses...

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