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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Steinberg: What it takes to win at the Olympics

    The first week is in the books at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. These are the first Games which are using multiple platforms to deliver content. You can enjoy the Olympics on four different television networks and via live Internet stream which can...
  • Andy Murray Conquers Federer to Take Olympic Gold

    Andy Murray Conquers Federer to Take Olympic Gold
    LONDON -- Britain's Andy Murray gained revenge for his Wimbledon singles defeat to Roger Federer by demolishing the world No. 1 to claim Olympic gold for Team GB. The Scot brushed aside the 16-time Grand Slam winner from Switzerland in straight sets,...
  • Tribune and WGN-Ch. 9 Preps Plus Athlete of the Month | Glenbrook South's Olivia Smoliga

    Tribune and WGN-Ch. 9 Preps Plus Athlete of the Month | Glenbrook South's Olivia Smoliga
    In less than a five-month span, Olivia Smoliga went from the "Pool of Tears" to pumping her fists amidst a standing ovation following two national record-breaking performances. In between, the Glenbrook South senior had to rebuild herself following a...
  • Water Polo: Olympian Buckner relays his story

    Water Polo: Olympian Buckner relays his story
    COSTA MESA — One of the first questions Shea Buckner asked three dozen kids at the Costa Mesa Aquatics Center was if they had ever seen a professional water polo game. "Yeah, they played [one] here," one kid responded. "Yeah, I played in it,"...
  • Briefs: Dries on FINA roster

    USA Water Polo Women's Senior National Team Head Coach Adam Krikorian announced Wednesday the roster for the 2013 FINA World League Super Final. The 15 athletes include Annika Dries of Laguna Beach. Dries is among eight returners from the U.S. team...
  • How Facebook And Twitter Have Changed The Olympics

    How Facebook And Twitter Have Changed The Olympics
    Since the 2008 Olympic games in Bejing, Facebook and Twitter have seen a huge surge in popularity.  The 2012 London Olympic games are being dubbed the "Social Olympics" because Facebook and Twitter are changing the way fans and athletes interact during...
  • Anae has six saves in U.S. win

    LOS ALAMITOS — Goalie Tumua Anae, a former Corona del Mar High standout, recorded six saves to help the U.S. women's water polo team defeat Canada, 11-7, in the Americans' first match since winning gold at the 2012 Olympics, during the first day...
  • Catch the Fever: Indiana wins WNBA title

    Catch the Fever: Indiana wins WNBA title
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Tamika Catchings filled in the remaining blank on her resume, and the Indiana Fever have their first WNBA championship. Catchings had 25 points and eight assists to lead the Fever to the title with an 87-78 win over the Minnesota Lynx...
  • 'Oliver!' Playing at the Ivoryton Playhouse Through Sept. 8

    'Oliver!' Playing at the Ivoryton Playhouse Through Sept. 8
    Everyone's eyes are on London as the 2012 Summer Olympics are well underway. But London isn't as far away as it seems with the Ivoryton Playhouse's production of Lionel Bart's Oliver! This Tony Award-winning musical hits the Playhouse's stage through...
  • London Olympics: Algerian runner expelled for not trying has been reinstated

    London Olympics: Algerian runner expelled for not trying has been reinstated
    Taoufik Makhloufi, Algeria's star middle-distance runner, is back in the London Olympics after originally being expelled for not providing a "bona fide effort" in a preliminary heat of the 800 meters. Early reports indicated that the Algerian team forgot...
  • Q&A: Future of the Left singer Andy Falkous

    Q&A: Future of the Left singer Andy Falkous
    The increasingly bland, widely accessible pop-rock of the Brits in Coldplay have made them international stars. Relatively close by in Wales, Future of the Left has delivered three fantastic records—including this year’s “The Plot...
  • 'Southland,' 'Girls,' 'Doctor Who' among Peabody Award winners

    'Southland,' 'Girls,' 'Doctor Who' among Peabody Award winners
    "Southland," "Girls," "Game Change," "Louie," "Doctor Who" and "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels are among this year's Peabody Award winners honoring the best in electronic media. It's nice to see "Southland"--one of the best shows the Emmy...