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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Pretend City holds kid-sized Torch Run for Olympics

    Pretend City holds kid-sized Torch Run for Olympics
    Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine is getting into the Olympics spirit. To celebrate the opening of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, the museum hosted its own child-sized Torch Run through Pretend City on Friday. The run ended with the lighting...
  • The Olympics Boosts Business at York County Gymnastics Facility; Young Athletes with their Eyes on Going for Gold

    The Olympics Boosts Business at York County Gymnastics Facility; Young Athletes with their Eyes on Going for Gold
    After the USA Women’s Gymnastics Team took home the Gold in the 2012 Summer Olympics the eyes of some young athletes at the Gymnastics of York gym sparkled a little brighter.  Some girls have been doing gymnastics since they were five, competing...
  • 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...
  • London rail workers threaten to strike during Olympic Games

    London rail workers threaten to strike during Olympic Games
    Honor, dedication and triumph. These are the words one would normally associate with the Olympics. If you ask any random Londoner on the street, you’ll hear something different: Fiasco! Disaster! Pain in the arse! The road to the 2012 Olympics...
  • Early adversity helps Bethel, HU grad McCorory reach Olympics

    Early adversity helps Bethel, HU grad McCorory reach Olympics
    HAMPTON — Francena McCorory has spent millions of seconds on the track. When the first-time Olympian was at Bethel High, she had to be coaxed into running her events by Bruins assistant track and field coach Cantrese Pierce. "It's less than 60...
  • 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,...
  • McDonald's the only vendor to sell fries at the 2012 Summer Olympics

    McDonald's the only vendor to sell fries at the 2012 Summer Olympics
    Ever played monopoly at McDonalds? Who hasn't? Olympic goers will be living it this summer. That's right, McDonalds is the official fry guy for the 2012 summer Olympics in London. That means no other fries can be sold at the Olympics. Well, almost. The...
  • 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...
  • First lady to lead delegation to Olympics

    First lady to lead delegation to Olympics
    — First lady Michelle Obama will lead a presidential delegation to Friday's opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and she plans to meet Queen Elizabeth, cheer on Team USA and inspire kids to get fit during a four-day trip....
  • '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...