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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • 2012 Olympics: The games commence with 'Sherlock' star Benedict Cumberbatch

     
    Benedict Cumberbatch opened the BBC's live coverage of the 2012 Olympics opening ceremonies with the best video no one in America saw....
  • Dana Vollmer wins gold, sets new world record in 100m Butterfly at 2012 Summer Olympics

     
    Dana Vollmer brought the U.S. women's swimming its first gold medal of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games when she won the 100m Butterfly Sunday (July 29)....
  • Hope Solo and the USWNT are back in action

     
    Soccer News of the Week -   USWNT kick off Olympic run with a 4-2 win over France The United States women's soccer team started shaky but rallied for the win against France in their first Olympic Group Stage match. The ladies, who are looking for their...
  • London Olympics to kick off with Danny Boyle’s “Isles of Wonder” ceremony

     
    Welcoming the Olympics back to England with a nod to one of the most famous Brits in history — William Shakespeare — opening ceremony director Danny Boyle will be crafting an introduction called “Isles of Wonder,” inspired by a...
  • When does Michael Phelps swim?: 2012 Olympics preview

     
    Click here to visit the special 2012 Summer Olympics preview section, with athlete profiles, TV schedules, news and more. U.S. swimming sensation Michael Phelps qualified for eight events in the London Summer Games, but will drop the 200m freestyle event,...
  • Syrian diplomats being expelled across Europe, elsewhere

     
    Governments in Europe and elsewhere announced that they were expelling top Syrian diplomats in a coordinated response to last week's deaths of more than 100 people in a Syrian town....
  • Allentown resident posts upset win, advances to third round of French Open

     
    Allentown resident Varvara Lepchenko upset No. 19 seed Jelena Jankovic of Serbia today at the French Open tennis tournament. The scores were 7-6, 4-6, 6-4 and Lepchenko is on her way to the third round at Roland Garros. This is the first time the left-...
  • Change of seasons: Bogner outfits German team for Summer Olympics

     
    Bogner, which has outfitted the German Olympic team for the last 17 consecutive winter games, is making its summer Olympics debut by providing the athletes' opening ceremony outfits. The company, which was founded by ski champion and Olympic competitor...
  • Bolt and track losers in the sport's Gong Show

    Bolt and track losers in the sport's Gong Show
    If you asked fans at any NFL pre-season game or major league baseball game this weekend to name one track and field star, chances are that nearly everyone who answered would have said, "Usain Bolt" or "that fast Jamaican guy." With his flashy speed and...
  • Mini Rocketman Concept Gets Even More British

     
    In commemoration of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, Mini has repackaged its Rocketman Concept, which was first seen at the 2011 Geneva International Motor Show, to give it even more British overtones. Additions include red, white and blue......
  • London Olympics threatened with strike by border officials

     
    London Olympics face more disruption from striking border officials; Ministers and organizers say Games will not suffer...
  • 'Sir Paul is in there training'

    'Sir Paul is in there training'
    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.&...