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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • From Olympian to Howard County personal trainer

    From Olympian to Howard County personal trainer
    A professional track athlete representing Jamaica for 12 years, Sanjay Ayre has won a race on every continent except Antarctica. His medal collection includes a bronze from the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, a gold from the 2004 World Championships in...
  • 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,...
  • Michael Phelps won't race in 200-meter freestyle at London Olympics

    Michael Phelps won't race in 200-meter freestyle at London Olympics
    Michael Phelps will not chase eight gold medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. His coach Bob Bowman tweeted late Monday morning that the Olympian will not race in the 200-meter freestyle, giving him a slate of seven events in London. "I think...
  • What if Baltimore had landed the Olympics?

    What if Baltimore had landed the Olympics?
    A little more than a decade ago, a group of business executives and civic leaders envisioned a moment when the world's eyes would be riveted by events in the Baltimore-Washington area: the lighting of a cauldron followed by two weeks of elite athletic...
  • An Olympic dream for a healthy Harbor

    An Olympic dream for a healthy Harbor
    As the Olympics play out in London, there's at least one Baltimorean dreaming about Charm City hosting the world-class athletic event - with the successors to Baltimore's swimming stars Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt racing each other across the...
  • Exercists: Radcliffe will return at Great Manchester

    Exercists: Radcliffe will return at Great Manchester
    Paula Radcliffe has plans to run a giant British 10K in May. The event will be the world marathon record holder's first competitive race since giving birth to her second child, Raphael. From an AP article on the planned comeback: Radcliffe says "it will...
  • Two former Terps selected to play for U.S. Olympic field hockey team

    Two former Terps selected to play for U.S. Olympic field hockey team
    Former Maryland field hockey standouts Katie O'Donnell and Keli Smith Puzo have been selected to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, U.S. women's field hockey coach Lee Bodimeade announced today. O'Donnell and Smith Puzo, who won a combined...
  • Modern pentathlon: Perfect sport for Suzanne Stettinius

    Modern pentathlon: Perfect sport for Suzanne Stettinius
    Like many Olympic athletes not named Michael Phelps, Suzanne Stettinius is both training and fundraising in these final weeks before the Summer Games. She's made appeals via Facebook and her blog and, next week, will host a party at a Baltimore County...
  • For Beckham, a fine international career appears to be over

    For Beckham, a fine international career appears to be over
    David Beckham, 37, has played in more matches than almost any other English soccer player, but he won’t get a chance to add to his 115 caps this summer in London. The LA Galaxy midfielder announced Wednesday that he has been left off Great Britain&...
  • Peers select Elkridge man to carry Olympic torch in England

    Peers select Elkridge man to carry Olympic torch in England
    The 2012 summer Olympics is still two months away, but Elkridge resident Frank Collins is getting an early dose of the Olympic spirit to share with residents of Gloucester in England. Collins, 43, was selected as one of the 8,000 torchbearers who will...
  • Former Broadneck star Matthew Centrowitz qualifies for London Olympics

    Former Broadneck star Matthew Centrowitz qualifies for London Olympics
    Former Broadneck track and field star Matthew Centrowitz gave up his senior year of eligibility at Oregon in November to turn professional and improve his chances of qualifying for the 2012 Olympics in London. On Sunday, Centrowitz could look back on...
  • Old Catonsville: St. Mark School prepares float for Catonsville Fourth of July parade

    St. Mark School is gearing up to show its Lions' pride in the Catonsville Fourth of July parade. More than 75 Home and School Association volunteers have been busy planning, building, painting and putting on the final touches for the school's War of...