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The defending Olympic champions were back on the podium on Wednesday, scoring a silver medal. The super-amped German team took gold, while Great Britain nabbed the bronze medal.

Teams from, front to rear, Canada, Germany, U.S., Great Britain and Netherlands compete in the final of the men's rowing eight in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer OlympicS on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012. Germany won the gold medal, Canada the silver medal and Great Britain the bronze medal.

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Germany's team competes in the men's eight rowing final.

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Canada's team members, from right, Brain Price, Will Crothers, Jeremiah Brown, Andrew Byrnes, Malcolm Howard, Conlin McCabe, Rob Gibson, Douglas Csima, and Gabriel Bergen wave to fans in the grandstand after winning the silver medal.

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Canada's men's eight rowing team members Gabriel Bergen, left to right Douglas Csima, Rob Gibson, Conlin McCabe, Malcolm Howard, Andrew Byrnes, Jeremiah Brown, Will Crothers, and cox Brian Price celebrate their silver medal.

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Will Crothers rejoices after winning his silver medal.

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Canada's men's eight rowing team members celebrate after their silver-medal performance.

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The Canadian team rejoices after finishing the race.

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Will Crothers flips himself into the water as he celebrates his silver medal.

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Hand-in hand, Team Canada celebrates their second place finish.

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Members of Canada's men's eight team jump into the water after winning the silver medal.

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Members of Canada's men's rowing eight throw a teammate in Lake Dorney.

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Continuing the post-medal-ceremony rowing tradition, German team members throw coxswain Martin Sauer to the water.

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Silver medallists Canada (L), gold medallists Germany (C) and bronze medallists Britain stand during the victory ceremony after the men's eight final.

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Members of Canada's men's eight rowing team wave to their equally enthusiastic audience.

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Members of Canada's men's eight rowing team pose with their new hardware.

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