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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Olympics TV listings: Sunday, August 12

    Olympics TV listings: Sunday, August 12
    Viewing Tips This is it. The London 2012 games end today. Especially if you were planning a lazy Sunday anyway, here are some times definitely worth tuning in: NBC Sports Network will show four portions of the women's modern pentathlon, whose entrants...
  • Catonsville councilman sees London prepare for the Olympics

    Like many sports fans this week, Tom Quirk will experience the Summer Olympic Games on TV, watching Michael Phelps go for more Olympic glory and enjoying the possibility of an underdog winning a gold medal. But the view of Catonsville resident is aided...
  • Bethesda's Zetlin struggles on first day of rhythmic gymnastics

    Bethesda's Zetlin struggles on first day of rhythmic gymnastics
    Rhythmic gymnastics is to Russia'sfemale Olympians what beach volleyball is to the United States': The sport that seems to mint one gold medal after another. Given that, Bethesda's Julie Zetlin had no illusion of finishing on the medal podium in her...
  • Liquid Gold: South Carroll, Carroll Aquatics are county's winners at Straehle

    Liquid Gold: South Carroll, Carroll Aquatics are county's winners at Straehle
    Hundreds of swimmers are descending upon London for the 2012 Summer Olympics, but the sport also enjoyed a crowning moment in the local summer season this week in Hampstead. On Wednesday, July 25, a group of nearly 1,000 swimmers competed in the...
  • London gears up for Olympics as only the British can

    London gears up for Olympics as only the British can
    The Olympic torch came to Brixton on Thursday, and so did Amy Cohen. She lived in the South London district until recently, a job change and the continuing financial crisis sending her to live back home with her parents at age 34. Among the throngs who...
  • Bob Bowman returns to coaching after post-Olympic odyssey

    Bob Bowman returns to coaching after post-Olympic odyssey
    Bob Bowman gets to the question before it can even be raised. "You guys want to know if Michael's coming back," he says to a pair of visitors. Michael is Michael Phelps, the greatest swimmer of all time and Bowman's pupil from gawky adolescence....
  • Towson's Pelton qualifies for her third swimming world championships

    On the second night of the Phillips 66 National Championships at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, several swimmers with local ties clinched spots in Barcelona, Spain, for next month's FINA World Aquatic Championships. Elizabeth Pelton,...
  • French swimmer Yannick Agnel training with Bob Bowman in Baltimore

    French swimmer Yannick Agnel training with Bob Bowman in Baltimore
    After parting ways with former coach Fabrice Pellerin last month, swimmer Yannick Agnel has a new home in Baltimore. Agnel, who won three medals at the 2012 Olympics in London, recently moved from his native country of France to begin training at...
  • Pistorius and South Africa's culture of fear

    Pistorius and South Africa's culture of fear
    As details continue to emerge about the killing of Reeva Steenkamp by the Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, one fact appears to be certain: The man known as the "Blade Runner" did fire four bullets through a bathroom door in his South African home,...
  • Who do we have to thank for Michael Phelps? Ray Lewis

    Who do we have to thank for Michael Phelps? Ray Lewis
    Imagine, if you will, Art Garfunkel and Paul Simon. When you're weary Feeling small When tears are in your eyes I will dry them all Now replace the images of those two men with Ray Lewis and Michael Phelps, and you'll understand the apparent...
  • Phelps- and Bowman-backed colt Cerro inspires Derby dreams

    After rewriting the Olympic record books for swimming, Michael Phelps and his longtime coach might have the Kentucky Derby in their sights with a 3-year-old colt named Cerro who won a race Saturday at Gulfstream Park for Team Valor International....
  • Michael Phelps deserves an Inner Harbor statue

    As the 2012 Summer Olympics drew to a close, so did the career of the most decorated Olympian in history, Michael Phelps, Baltimorean extraordinaire. We've watched Michael grow from a gangly 15-year-old Olympic rookie into a 27-year-old Olympic champion....