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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • 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:...
  • 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&...
  • A mixed bottom line on Rogge's IOC presidency

    A mixed bottom line on Rogge's IOC presidency
    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - You can define Jacques Rogge’s 12 years as International Olympic Committee president simply by the numbers, which befits a man whose public personality is as serious and dispassionate as a balance sheet. Bottom line:...
  • 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...
  • 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"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lifetime greenlights Gabby Douglas biopic with Regina King in cast

    Lifetime greenlights Gabby Douglas biopic with Regina King in cast
    Lifetime has officially greenlighted a biopic on legendary gymnast Gabby Douglas, and Douglas herself will make an appearance in the film. Douglas was the first black gymnast in Olympic history to become the individual all-around champion, and the first...
  • 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...
  • Jesse Owens transcends all races

     Jesse Owens transcends all races
    It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms. Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...
  • 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...