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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Swimmer Ryan Lochte will visit Orlando AT&T store

    Swimmer Ryan Lochte will visit Orlando AT&T store
    Wireless carrier AT&T on Friday is opening up their south Orlando retail store near The Mall at Millenia to eleven-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte. The celebrated London 2012 Olympic GamesTeam USA gold medalist swimmer is expected at the 4006 Conroy...
  • In the water, Lochte shines brightly

    In the water, Lochte shines brightly
    Since the London Olympics, Ryan Lochte has seemed bent on proving he is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. Take his reality TV show, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” (Please). This is what a Washington Post reviewer said about it:...
  • Teen decides on amputation: 'I can do whatever I want with this leg. It's getting cut off'

    Teen decides on amputation: 'I can do whatever I want with this leg. It's getting cut off'
    After some inner turmoil and much self-reflection, 15-year-old Seth Melvin says he's ready to lose his right leg. His words make his parents cringe. "I just want to get it chopped off," he says occasionally. It's a decision that's been looming for...
  • First lady Michelle Obama announces new fitness initiative in Chicago, where obesity is high

     First lady Michelle Obama announces new fitness initiative in Chicago, where obesity is high
    First lady Michelle Obama rolled out her latest health and fitness initiative in Chicago on Thursday, just as city heath officials released new data showing 1 in 4 of the city's public school students are obese. The "Let's Move! Active Schools"...
  • April Ross confirms teaming with Kerri Walsh Jennings

    April Ross confirms teaming with Kerri Walsh Jennings
    April Ross, a former Newport Harbor High standout, has confirmed that she will team with three-time Olympic gold medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings before the end of the season, Ross told FIVB.com Monday. Multiple media outlets had reported a link between...
  • Gold medalist keeps raising the bar

    Gold medalist keeps raising the bar
    Gabrielle Douglas, 17, has been busy. With two Olympic gold medals from the 2012 London Games, and plans to compete in 2016, she just released her second book, "Raising the Bar" (Zonderkidz). (Her first was "Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith.") We...
  • Regent's Canal offers picturesque views of London's north side

    Regent's Canal offers picturesque views of London's north side
    LONDON - The Regent's Canal towpath is a tough trail. It is narrow, crowded, bumpy with cobblestones in places, and bicyclists often end up in the canal. There are narrow passageways under bridges, wide enough for one person, who must duck. As an...
  • If Armstrong loses Olympic medal, why not East Germans?

    If Armstrong loses Olympic medal, why not East Germans?
    The International Olympic Committee has a tendency to make up rules that suit its purposes. To wit: the attempt to impose a 2012 Olympic Games ban on any athlete who received a two-year doping suspension, even if that suspension expired before the...
  • Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia

    Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia
    The greatest female pole vaulter ever, a woman whom many consider physically beautiful, showed the ugly face of homophobia two days after winning her third world title in the event Tuesday in Moscow. While Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva cannot be...
  • Will Phelps move on from 'fore!' to five?

    Will Phelps move on from 'fore!' to five?
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Bob Bowman is back coaching after a nine-month hiatus. At the first suggestion, however indirect, of his star former swimmer returning, Bowman broke out laughing. “Whatever are you talking about?’’ Bowman said as...