It had been 24 years since Germany last won the most significant race in Olympic rowing, so they didn't miss the chance to celebrate.  The German men's eight team tossed coxswain Martin Sauer high in the air and into Dorney Lake after out-dueling Canada, Great Britain and the United States to take gold.

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It had been 24 years since Germany last won the most significant race in Olympic rowing, so they didn't miss the chance to celebrate. The German men's eight team tossed coxswain Martin Sauer high in the air and into Dorney Lake after out-dueling Canada, Great Britain and the United States to take gold.

British rowers enjoyed a day of glory at the Olympic rowing regatta, with the…

British rowers enjoyed a day of glory at the Olympic rowing regatta, with the…

BBC Sport - Olympics rowing: GB bronze in men's eight won by Germany

Olympics rowing: GB bronze in men's eight won by Germany

BBC Sport - Olympics rowing: GB bronze in men's eight won by Germany

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The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown:  Brown masterfully narrates the tale of the 1936 American Olympic rowing team and their gold medal triumph. He paints a vivid picture of the men in the boat, their world, and their sport. A fascinating glimpse into a bygone era. by Mary Jo...

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown: Brown masterfully narrates the tale of the 1936 American Olympic rowing team and their gold medal triumph. He paints a vivid picture of the men in the boat, their world, and their sport. A fascinating glimpse into a bygone era. by Mary Jo...

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking of Great Britain celebrate winning gold in the Lightweight Women's Double Sculls Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 4, 2012

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking of Great Britain celebrate winning gold in the Lightweight Women's Double Sculls Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 4, 2012

Team Germany celebrate winning the men's eight Final A by throwing a team mate into the water at Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT ROWING) - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

Team Germany celebrate winning the men's eight Final A by throwing a team mate into the water at Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Jim Young (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT ROWING) - http://www.PaulFDavis.com/success-speaker (info@PaulFDavis.com)

Kate Middleton Is Really Just As Awkward As The Rest Of Us (Just Look At These GIFs)

Kate Middleton Is Really Just As Awkward As The Rest Of Us (Just Look At These GIFs)

Sure, she's got the hair of a mythological Greek goddess, an enviable wardrobe and the most beautiful smile in all of England.) Kate Middleton, everyone!

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