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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Olympic swimmer Matt Grevers

    Olympic swimmer Matt Grevers
    Olympic champion swimmer Matt Grevers, 27, knows about love. He loves his fiancée, he loves his sport and he loves his country. Although born and raised in the U.S., Grevers' parents are from the Netherlands, and he had dual citizenship and visited...
  • Court dismisses its lifetime Olympic ban on past British dopers

    The international court decision allowing past British dopers to compete in the Olympic Games was an issue of law, not morality, no matter how much the holier-than-thou wailers from across the pond wanted to couch it as possibly leading to the end of...
  • Two medals, but not old glory for Felix

    Two medals, but not old glory for Felix
    When Allyson Felix looked to her right at the press conference for the women's 200 meters Friday, she saw the two women's sprint stars of her sport. That was supposed to be the right way to look at Felix less than a year before the London Olympics....
  • Dopey Brits get legal slap in face

    Dopey Brits get legal slap in face
    The international court decision allowing past British dopers to compete in the Olympic Games was an issue of law, not morality, no matter how much the holier-than-thou wailers from across the pond wanted to couch it as possibly leading to the end of...
  • L match: Liukin, Lysacek lean on each other

    L match: Liukin, Lysacek lean on each other
    DALLAS - Evan Lysacek and Nastia Liukin share an experience that has turned each into an emotional bulwark for the other’s Olympic comeback. “When you go to the Olympic Games and win, no one understands what you are going through afterward...
  • London view: Phelps No. 1 to USA, Bolt No. 1 to world

    London view:  Phelps No. 1 to USA, Bolt No. 1 to world
    Of all the athletes expected to compete in the 2012 Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps remains the best known in the United States.  Hands down.  No questions asked - even if Phelps hasn't even been his country's best swimmer the past two years (hello, Ryan...
  • A moment spent on running's hallowed ground

    A moment spent on running's hallowed ground
    OXFORD, England – At the London Diamond League track meet July 13, ten of the 11 finishers in the men’s mile run broke four minutes. The only rare thing now about that time is how few chances elite international athletes get to run the...
  • 'Sir Paul is in there training'

    'Sir Paul is in there training'
    LONDON - I was doing a reconnaissance walk of the Olympic Park Tuesday afternoon, and when I reached the Olympic Stadium, an iconic song was coming from the loudspeakers. “Must be recorded,” I thought out loud, listening to “Hey Jude.&...
  • For 2012 Summer Olympics, designers are part of the team

     For 2012 Summer Olympics, designers are part of the team
    Sure, the London Olympics, barely a month away, will ultimately be about the feats of strength, speed and endurance of the participating athletes. But long before the first brow is beaded with sweat, the first real competition will take place the moment...
  • Boxer Thomas closer to another Olympic shot

    Boxer Thomas closer to another Olympic shot
    Semajay Thomas got a second chance in life when he was acquitted of a first-degree murder charge in November, 2010. Now the 18-year-old Chicago boxer gets a second chance at the 2012 Olympics after squandering his first in a fit of pique at the U.S....
  • Reigning champ Merritt can compete in 2012 Olympics

    Reigning champ Merritt can compete in 2012 Olympics
    Common sense won. That is the essence of the landmark decision the Court of Arbitration of Sport announced Thursday, rejecting the International Olympic Committee's attempt to play by its own rules on Olympic eligibility of athletes banned for doping....
  • Remarkable Woman: Maggie Shea

    Remarkable Woman: Maggie Shea
    Maggie Shea can relate to the athletes who will give their all at the Olympics. The 23-year-old sailor and Wilmette native did the same during the Olympic trials in Europe, vying to represent the United States in the new Olympic event of women's match...