5 Things to Know: August 2 at the Olympics

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The five things you should know if you were only going to know five things about yesterday at the Olympics.

1. Bradley Wiggins became the first man to win the Tour de France and follow that up with a gold medal in the same year. The 32-year-old Brit won his fourth gold and seventh total medal—making him the most decorated British Olympic athlete ever—with a dominant performance in the cycling time trial, beating World Champion Tony Martins by 42 seconds. His sideburns were each offered a half-gold medal—kind of like those broken-heart necklaces—but they declined.

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