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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • London's East End, an Olympics alternative

    London's East End, an Olympics alternative
    Never mind the sprints, relays and marathons coming to London this summer. Look at the competition now among the flower vendors of Columbia Road. "Who's got a fiver?" hollers one grizzled man with a fistful of roses. "Four for 2 quid!" bellows another....
  • 2012 Summer Olympics women's gymnastics: Gabby Douglas tops Jordyn Wieber for the automatic spot

     
    At the 2012 Olympic trials, Gabby Douglas topped the favored Jordyn Wieber for the automatic bid on the U.S. women's gymnastics team....
  • A look at Olympic events then, now and in the future

     
    The Olympics are now in their third century. In that time, the spirit of the Games hasn’t much changed — seemingly everywhere, people have followed them and been swept up in the euphoria of it all — but the events that are part of it...
  • 2012 Summer Olympics: Dara Torres' bid for a sixth Olympics ends in the finals

     
    Dara Torres' 2012 London Summer Olympics run ended Monday (July 2) in the 50 Freestyle finals, when she finished in fourth place....
  • 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...
  • Dopey Brits get legal slap in face

    Dopey Brits get legal slap in face
    The international court decision allowing past British dopers to compete in the Olympic Games was an issue of law, not morality, no matter how much the holier-than-thou wailers from across the pond wanted to couch it as possibly leading to the end of...
  • L match: Liukin, Lysacek lean on each other

    L match: Liukin, Lysacek lean on each other
    DALLAS - Evan Lysacek and Nastia Liukin share an experience that has turned each into an emotional bulwark for the other’s Olympic comeback. “When you go to the Olympic Games and win, no one understands what you are going through afterward...
  • Just the facts: Verzbicas must be U.S. citizen to compete for USA at Olympics

    Just the facts: Verzbicas must be U.S. citizen to compete for USA at Olympics
    It's time to clarify the situation about Lukas Verzbicas' eligibility for the 2012 Olympics. Verzbicas, 18, is a citizen of Lithuania who has lived in the United States more than half his life and has applied for U.S. citizenship, but it seems unlikely...
  • With mementoes of her late dad close by, Uhlaender wins world title in skeleton

    With mementoes of her late dad close by, Uhlaender wins world title in skeleton
    The last time she had raced in a World Skeleton Championships at Lake Placid, N.Y., back in 2009, Katie Uhlaender was mourning the death two weeks earlier of her father, Ted, the former major league outfielder who had urged her to keep competing even as...
  • U.S. track back to square one in CEO search

    U.S. track back to square one in CEO search
    Here's the latest on the search for a new chief executive of USA Track & Field: The federation issued a statement Tuesday that allows a few likely conclusions to be drawn. 1.  Stephanie Hightower will not become CEO as long as she remains the top official...
  • Olympics are coming, but Harry Potter finale is here

    Olympics are coming, but Harry Potter finale is here
    LONDON - There is going to be a big to-do here on July 27, marking one year to go before the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Olympics. But the really big show in London this month is Thursday night's world premiere of the final Harry Potter movie. Part...
  • Slim chance of U.S. bid for 2020 Summer Olympics getting close to none

    Slim chance of U.S. bid for 2020 Summer Olympics getting close to none
    While the U.S. Olympic Committee continued to make progress in its revenue sharing discussions with the International Olympic Committee in meetings Thursday and Friday, the lack of a resolution reduced the already small chances of a U.S. bid for the...