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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • An Olympic dream for a healthy Harbor

    An Olympic dream for a healthy Harbor
    As the Olympics play out in London, there's at least one Baltimorean dreaming about Charm City hosting the world-class athletic event - with the successors to Baltimore's swimming stars Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt racing each other across the...
  • The royal treatment

    The royal treatment
    Here, across the pond, many of us wonder, "What's the point?" The lead-up to and subsequent coverage of the birth of the new royal heir have cluttered news sites for a great part of the past two weeks. Reporters camped outside the hospital became so...
  • 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,...
  • Glenwood/Glenelg: Shoe drive steps up at Glenwood 50+ Center

    The Glenwood 50+ Center, located in the Gary J. Arthur Community Center, has plenty of activities going on, both on a daily basis, as well as some upcoming special activities. The center is currently conducting a shoe drive for Soles 4 Souls. This...
  • Timonium man hopes London Olympics recall 'Queen Mother of U.S tennis'

    Timonium man hopes London Olympics recall 'Queen Mother of U.S tennis'
    A Timonium man is anxiously awaiting the weekend's mixed doubles tennis finals at the London Olympics in hopes that his grandmother — the last gold medalist in the event nearly 90 years ago — is recognized by event organizers for her...
  • Poll: Which Olympic sport would you like to see in Baltimore-area high schools?

    Poll: Which Olympic sport would you like to see in Baltimore-area high schools?
    Have you been watching the 2012 Olympics in London? Several Olympic sports are also played at the high school level in the Baltimore area, including badminton, basketball, soccer, volleyball and others. But we want to know which sports that aren't...
  • Hudson's Corner: The only thing missing at Meadowbrook pool lately is Olympian Michael Phelps

    The other morning I was swimming my laps at Meadowbrook. Almost no one was there. Only two others were in the deep, outdoor lanes that are my choice when the North Baltimore Aquatic Club swimmers and Meadowbrook Tomatoes are not racing or practicing...
  • Olympic spirit, and dreams, tumble through the minds of young gymnasts

    Olympic spirit, and dreams, tumble through the minds of young gymnasts
    Before there was Olympic medals for members of the U.S. gymnastics team, there was a somersault — a common thread that connects the Olympic heroes like gold medalists Gabby Douglas and Ally Raisman and men's bronze medalist Danell Leyva, to the...
  • Who has emerged as star of the Olympics?

    Bolt a stunner Diane Pucin Los Angeles Times It hurts to say this because I've been with Gabrielle Douglas from her emergence at the U.S. nationals as a sparkling star, through her turn at the Olympics trials where she brushed off a fall as if it was...
  • Olympics TV listings: Sunday, August 12

    Olympics TV listings: Sunday, August 12
    Viewing Tips This is it. The London 2012 games end today. Especially if you were planning a lazy Sunday anyway, here are some times definitely worth tuning in: NBC Sports Network will show four portions of the women's modern pentathlon, whose entrants...
  • Bethesda's Zetlin struggles on first day of rhythmic gymnastics

    Bethesda's Zetlin struggles on first day of rhythmic gymnastics
    Rhythmic gymnastics is to Russia'sfemale Olympians what beach volleyball is to the United States': The sport that seems to mint one gold medal after another. Given that, Bethesda's Julie Zetlin had no illusion of finishing on the medal podium in her...
  • Bob Bowman returns to coaching after post-Olympic odyssey

    Bob Bowman returns to coaching after post-Olympic odyssey
    Bob Bowman gets to the question before it can even be raised. "You guys want to know if Michael's coming back," he says to a pair of visitors. Michael is Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer of all time and Bowman's pupil from gawky adolescence....