| Oct 3, 2011
| 12:30 PM
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....
| Oct 6, 2011
| 1:31 PM
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....
| Nov 15, 2011
| 3:39 PM
It's time to clarify the situation about Lukas Verzbicas' eligibility for the 2012 Olympics.
Verzbicas, 18, is a citizen of Lithuania who has lived in the United States more than half his life and has applied for U.S. citizenship, but it seems unlikely...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:34 AM
LONDON – Maybe it was all part of the act. Maybe Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt was putting us all on by calling himself a legend countless times after making history Thursday night, the way Ali did by calling himself the greatest. Maybe Bolt pre-...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 9:13 AM
Here's the latest on the search for a new chief executive of USA Track & Field: The federation issued a statement Tuesday that allows a few likely conclusions to be drawn. 1. Stephanie Hightower will not become CEO as long as she remains the top official...
| May 14, 2012
| 9:11 AM
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...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 11:49 AM
While the U.S. Olympic Committee continued to make progress in its revenue sharing discussions with the International Olympic Committee in meetings Thursday and Friday, the lack of a resolution reduced the already small chances of a U.S. bid for the...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 11:16 AM
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...
| Jul 6, 2011
| 3:41 PM
LONDON - There is going to be a big to-do here on July 27, marking one year to go before the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.
But the really big show in London this month is Thursday night's world premiere of the final Harry Potter movie.
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:48 AM
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.&...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 10:57 AM
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....
| Jul 22, 2012
| 7:00 AM
In honor of the London 2012 Olympic Games, we decided to conduct an unscientific readers' poll to select the top roller coaster in the United Kingdom.
Photos: 25 competitors in the All-England Roller Coaster Olympics
Below you'll find an eclectic...