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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Tribune/WGN-Ch. 9 Preps Plus Athlete of the Month | Glenbrook South's Olivia Smoliga: High water marks

    Tribune/WGN-Ch. 9 Preps Plus Athlete of the Month | Glenbrook South's Olivia Smoliga: High water marks
    Olivia Smoliga is kind of a big deal. Not that she would tell you that. "I try to think of myself as a normal teenager as much as I can," the Glenbrook South junior swimmer said. "I go to school like anyone else, have homework and chores." In some...
  • Chicago Shakespeare to be part of London's Cultural Olympiad

    Chicago Shakespeare Theater said Monday that it will be the only U.S. theater company among the 37 international troupes invited to be part of the “Globe to Globe” festival for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The project aims to present...
  • Lessons from the Olympics: Republicans and Democrats should allow us space to dream at conventions

    Lessons from the Olympics: Republicans and Democrats should allow us space to dream at conventions
    With the start of the Republican National Convention in Tampa Fla., on Monday, that once-every-four-years feast of political stagecraft is upon us. These conventions (the Democratic Party meets in Charlotte, N.C., Sept. 3-6) have their nominative...
  • Michelle Obama heads to London for Olympic Games

    Michelle Obama heads to London for Olympic Games
    WASHINGTON--First lady Michelle Obama begins a four-day trip to London on Thursday to take in the 2012 Olympic Games, meet with Queen Elizabeth and inspire kids to get fit. The first lady is leading the presidential delegation to Friday’s Olympic...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Potter heads: Team USA Quidditch jerseys now on sale

     
    Just in time for the Olympics, Quiyk, the official provider to the International Quidditch Assn., has rolled out Team USA, Team UK, Team France and Team Australia jerseys for fans of the sport from the Harry Potter books....
  • Daily News Briefs: July 18, 2012

     
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking at nearly 730,000 Ford Escapes and Mazda Tributes for possible cases of unintended acceleration, according to Bloomberg News. The investigation into 2001-04 Escape and Tribute models was...
  • A look at Olympic events then, now and in the future

     
    The Olympics are now in their third century. In that time, the spirit of the Games hasn’t much changed — seemingly everywhere, people have followed them and been swept up in the euphoria of it all — but the events that are part of it...
  • 2012 Summer Olympics: Dara Torres' bid for a sixth Olympics ends in the finals

     
    Dara Torres' 2012 London Summer Olympics run ended Monday (July 2) in the 50 Freestyle finals, when she finished in fourth place....
  • 2012 Summer Olympics: 'American Idol' winner Phillip Phillips enjoying his Olympic-fueled resurgence to the top of the charts

     
    A couple days ago, I saw a lot of people tweeting, 'Oh, it's so cool 'Home' is being used in the Olympics!'" Phillips says of his song's resurgence. "I thought it was really awesome."...
  • 2012 Summer Olympics schedule for Wednesday, August 1

     
    On the docket for NBC's primetime coverage of the 2012 summer Olympics on Wednesday, August 1 is plenty of swimming, a little bit of synchronized springboard diving, the men's all-around gymnastics competition and USA women's beach volleyball....