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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Former Broadneck star Matthew Centrowitz qualifies for London Olympics

    Former Broadneck star Matthew Centrowitz qualifies for London Olympics
    Former Broadneck track and field star Matthew Centrowitz gave up his senior year of eligibility at Oregon in November to turn professional and improve his chances of qualifying for the 2012 Olympics in London. On Sunday, Centrowitz could look back on...
  • Michael Phelps won't race in 200-meter freestyle at London Olympics

    Michael Phelps won't race in 200-meter freestyle at London Olympics
    Michael Phelps will not chase eight gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. His coach Bob Bowman tweeted late Monday morning that the Olympian will not race in the 200-meter freestyle, giving him a slate of seven events in London. "I think...
  • Old Catonsville: St. Mark School prepares float for Catonsville Fourth of July parade

    St. Mark School is gearing up to show its Lions' pride in the Catonsville Fourth of July parade. More than 75 Home and School Association volunteers have been busy planning, building, painting and putting on the final touches for the school's War of...
  • McDonogh makes splash on paralympian's return to school

    McDonogh makes splash on paralympian's return to school
    When the McDonogh School year began Aug. 29, Ian Silverman was absent. But he had a good excuse. Silverman, 16, a McDonogh junior and swimming star, who has a mild form of cerebral palsy in his calves, was in London, England, where he would win a gold...
  • With 'Gold,' Chris Cleave braces for another reversal in fortune

    With 'Gold,' Chris Cleave braces for another reversal in fortune
    When the British author Chris Cleave published his debut novel, "Incendiary," he fell victim to perhaps the worst historical coincidence ever to afflict an author. The book, about a terrorist attack in a London sports stadium, was released on July 7,...
  • Coffee Companion for July 16, 2012

    Coffee Companion for July 16, 2012
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, we'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. ** The Ravens have until 4 p.m. today to reach a deal with Ray Rice. If no deal is...
  • What if Baltimore had landed the Olympics?

    What if Baltimore had landed the Olympics?
    A little more than a decade ago, a group of business executives and civic leaders envisioned a moment when the world's eyes would be riveted by events in the Baltimore-Washington area: the lighting of a cauldron followed by two weeks of elite athletic...
  • Peers select Elkridge man to carry Olympic torch in England

    Peers select Elkridge man to carry Olympic torch in England
    The 2012 summer Olympics is still two months away, but Elkridge resident Frank Collins is getting an early dose of the Olympic spirit to share with residents of Gloucester in England. Collins, 43, was selected as one of the 8,000 torchbearers who will...
  • Olympics 2012: Remembering relating to Phelps' mom during the '08 games

    Olympics 2012: Remembering relating to Phelps' mom during the '08 games
    As the 2012 Olympics in London approach, I'm finding myself feeling strangely nostalgic.  Four years ago, my son Isaac was only a few weeks old, and we were still navigating the waters of the basics like sleeping and nursing and the difference between...
  • Michael Phelps takes gold for worst Olympic mugshot

    Michael Phelps takes gold for worst Olympic mugshot
    The official Olympics athlete shots are out and let's just say if they offered a medal in rolling out of bed, throwing on last night's clothes and showing up for a photo shoot, Michael Phelps would likely win. His Olympics 2012 photograph looks like a...
  • Towson woman walking in footsteps of father's Olympic gold

    Towson woman walking in footsteps of father's Olympic gold
    Towson resident Charlotte Smith and her family are traveling to London this week to return to the scene of her father's Olympic basketball triumph. "I've heard about the Olympics from my dad all my life," said Smith, the middle school dean at St. Paul...
  • Catonsville councilman sees London prepare for the Olympics

    Like many sports fans this week, Tom Quirk will experience the Summer Olympic Games on TV, watching Michael Phelps go for more Olympic glory and enjoying the possibility of an underdog winning a gold medal. But the view of Catonsville resident is aided...