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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Locals in U.S. mix

    Six former UC Irvine men's volleyball standouts and two others with local ties are among the 21 players who will be considered for the 12-man roster of the U.S. team that will compete in the Pan American Cup tournament that begins Saturday and continues...
  • British cult classic 'The Wicker Man' to be released in theaters

    British cult classic 'The Wicker Man' to be released in theaters
    Robin Hardy's 1973  "The Wicker Man" was described by Cinefantastique as the "'Citizen Kane' of Horror Film." Total Film named it the sixth-greatest British film of all time. It was even included in the 2012 Olympics opening ceremony in a sequence that...
  • 'See It' Button Should Be the Game-Changer Pay TV Desperately Needs

    TV Everywhere may finally live up to its name, thanks to a new initiative from Comcast. The nation's largest cable operator chose Twitter to be the first partner for its new See It feature, which embeds buttons in tweets that can make live or VOD content...
  • OneRepublic Founder Joins 'The Voice' as In-House Producer, Songwriter

    "The Voice" is beefing up its professional talent roster, as Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic joins the NBC series as its first-ever in-house producer and songwriter. Tedder, who served as an adviser this season on "The Voice," co-founded OneRepublic and...
  • Golden honeymoon for Grevers

    Golden honeymoon for Grevers
    Matt Grevers’ honeymoon will seem forever like a golden anniversary. Grevers and his wife of four months, Annie Chandler Grevers, are using their trip to Barcelona for the World Swimming Championships as precursor to a European honeymoon postponed...
  • Fast start for Ledecky at swim worlds

    Fast start for Ledecky at swim worlds
    Katie Ledecky, on the verge of her junior year in high school, showed she also is on the verge of joining teammate Missy Franklin as a big star of world swimming as the binennial World Championships opened Sunday in Barcelona. Ledecky, 16, of Bethesda,...
  • Women's Water Polo: Gilchrist helps in win

    SANTA ANA — Kaleigh Gilchrist is about seven months removed from winning the top prize in college women's water polo. Last May, the Newport Harbor High alumna helped USC win the NCAA Division 1 title. But now, Gilchrist is playing at an even...
  • Mikulak captures national title

    Sam Mikulak, a Corona del Mar High product and a two-time NCAA men's gymnastics champion at the University of Michigan, won the men's all-around title at the U.S. Gymnastics Championships that were completed Sunday in Hartford, Conn. Mikulak, 20, a...
  • Ross claims crown in Utah

    April Ross, a Costa Mesa resident and Newport Harbor High product, teamed with Jennifer Kessy to win the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals' Salt Lake City beach volleyball tournament on Sunday. The top-seeded duo of Ross and Kessy, silver medalists at...
  • Women's Volleyball Preview: UCI aiming at relevance

    Women's Volleyball Preview: UCI aiming at relevance
    Paula Weishoff is taking on double duty again this season, not only coaching the UC Irvine women's volleyball team, but also serving as the program's tour guide back to relevance. After a 22-8 campaign in her first season at the Anteaters' helm in 2009,...
  • Franklin, Ledecky hit jackpot - but may not collect

    Franklin, Ledecky hit jackpot - but may not collect
    A gold for Missy Franklin in the 200-meter backstroke? And for Katie Ledecky in the 800-meter freestyle? You could have taken that to the bank before each swam those events at the World Swimming Championships Saturday in Barcelona. But they can&...
  • Tokyo to Host 2020 Summer Olympic Games

    Tokyo won the vote for 2020 Summer Olympic Games on Saturday, beating out two other finalists Istanbul and Madrid. The Japanese capital city previously held the Summer Olympics in 1964, while the 1998 Winter Games were in Nagano, Japan. Tokyo, which...