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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Paralympians deserve equal treatment

    During the 2012 Olympic Games in London a few weeks ago, the media was all abuzz about Michael Phelps. You know, the swimmer from Baltimore. The guy, who became the all-time medal winningest Olympic athlete, did deserve attention. But if Michael...
  • McDonogh makes splash on paralympian's return to school

    McDonogh makes splash on paralympian's return to school
    When the McDonogh School year began Aug. 29, Ian Silverman was absent. But he had a good excuse. Silverman, 16, a McDonogh junior and swimming star, who has a mild form of cerebral palsy in his calves, was in London, England, where he would win a gold...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Coffee Companion for July 16, 2012

    Coffee Companion for July 16, 2012
    Each morning, Monday through Friday, we'll hook you up with some reading material to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. ** The Ravens have until 4 p.m. today to reach a deal with Ray Rice. If no deal is...