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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Slim chance of U.S. bid for 2020 Summer Olympics getting close to none

    Slim chance of U.S. bid for 2020 Summer Olympics getting close to none
    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...
  • Olympics are coming, but Harry Potter finale is here

    Olympics are coming, but Harry Potter finale is here
    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. Part...
  • Two medals, but not old glory for Felix

    Two medals, but not old glory for Felix
    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....
  • So much to see and do in London

    So much to see and do in London
    LONDON - The exterior of Westminster Abbey is imposing and grandiose. Our plan was simple: Pay the admission, stick our heads inside to see what it looked like, and then quickly duck out and move on to a museum. The museum never happened. That...
  • After the Olympics, explore England's North Country

    After the Olympics, explore England's North Country
    HEXHAM, England — A bone-chilling rain swept over the moors on the October day we hiked to the top of the ruins of Hadrian's Wall, a few miles south of the Scottish border. Gusts of wind, scouring the tumble-down ruins of the Second Century Roman...
  • Remarkable Woman: Maggie Shea

    Remarkable Woman: Maggie Shea
    Maggie Shea can relate to the athletes who will give their all at the Olympics. The 23-year-old sailor and Wilmette native did the same during the Olympic trials in Europe, vying to represent the United States in the new Olympic event of women's match...
  • 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...
  • Baughman brothers win NPP tennis championships

    Baughman brothers win NPP tennis championships
    Jim Baughman and Henry Baughman may not be among the athletes competing for gold, silver and bronze in the 2012 Olympics, but the brothers have proven themselves as champions – they have the silver to show for it. Jim, 73, of Stanford and Henry,...
  • Twitter could launch reality TV series, original videos

    Twitter could launch reality TV series, original videos
    A reality television series and other original streaming video content could be Twitter's next step in its mission to brand itself a media business and not just a social network. A report on AdWeek shows that Twitter officials have been "actively...
  • Twitter, NBC partner for 2012 Olympics

    Twitter, NBC partner for 2012 Olympics
    Twitter will post tweets from 2012 Olympic athletes, their families, fans, and NBC television stars online in a new partnership with NBCUniversal. The tweets will appear on Twitter.com during the live event and will serve as a narrator timeline to the...
  • 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...