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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Michael Phelps to return to competitive swimming this month

    Michael Phelps to return to competitive swimming this month
    All of you who, in your office pool, had Michael Phelps returning to competition in April 2014 can smile today. Phelps, a 22-time Olympic medalist, is scheduled to compete for the first time since the 2012 London Games at a swim meet April 24-26 in...
  • Olympic star Phelps closer to swim comeback

    Olympic star Phelps closer to swim comeback
    Swimming superstar Michael Phelps is getting closer to a competitive comeback that could lead him to a fifth Olympic appearance in 2016. His longtime coach, Bob Bowman, said Tuesday Phelps is probably going to get into a meet “sometime soon.&...
  • Michael Phelps' comeback begins swimmingly

    MESA, Ariz. — It was only a preliminary heat, but Michael Phelps looked impressive in the first step of his much-anticipated comeback at a Grand Prix meet in Arizona on Thursday. The 22-time Olympic medalist — who had not raced since the...
  • Go Away With ... Kim Vandenberg

    Go Away With ... Kim Vandenberg
    A bronze medalist at the 2008 Olympics, swimmer Kim Vandenberg is hoping to be part of the United States contingent that will compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London this summer. "You never know what can happen at the Olympic Trials," says the 28-...
  • Go Away With ... Aly Raisman

    Go Away With ... Aly Raisman
    As the captain of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Aly Raisman led the squad -- dubbed the Fierce Five -- to its gold medal in the team competition. She also won an individual gold medal in the floor exercise, as well as a...
  • East London: Early winner in the Olympics

    One look at London's skyline and it's clear that the city is shifting east. Once a run-down wasteland, East London now glistens with gardens, greenery, and state-of-the-art construction. Skyscrapers punctuate the skyline while a tangle of new Tube lines...
  • What's new in Great Britain in 2014

    What's new in Great Britain in 2014
    For travelers, Great Britain is a work in progress, richly rewarding those who visit with up-to-date information. Here are a few important changes to be aware of for 2014. London continues to grow and thrive post-Olympics. Free Wi-Fi is everywhere, bus...
  • Measles cases rising

    http://www.kidsdr.com In April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 222 measles cases in the United States during 2011. That's a 15-year high and more than triple the number of measles cases typically reported in the United...
  • Long Beach's McKayla Maroney repeats as world vault champion

    Long Beach's McKayla Maroney repeats as world vault champion
    McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, who became famous for her quizzical face at the 2012 Olympics when she landed a vault on her bottom after the gold medal had all but been conceded to her, defended her world vault championship Saturday in Antwerp, Belgium....
  • Williams gets silver; first U.S. woman to win medals in Winter and Summer Olympics

    Williams gets silver; first U.S. woman to win medals in Winter and Summer Olympics
    Lauryn Williams became the first American woman and fifth athlete to medal in the Summer and Winter Olympics at the Sochi Games on Wednesday. The glitter was not as bright as she had hoped. The former University of Miami track star fell just short...
  • Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'

    Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 2 - 8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES MythBusters In this new episode,...
  • Mexico's Carlos Vela turns down World Cup invitation

    Mexico's Carlos Vela turns down World Cup invitation
    Mexico  apparently will be going to this summer's World Cup in Brazil without its best player. Striker Carlos Vela, who hasn't played for his country in three years because of a dispute with the former Mexican coach Jose Manuel de la Torre and the...