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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Pistorius found guilty of culpable homicide

    PRETORIA (Reuters) - Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius was convicted of culpable homicide on Friday, escaping the more serious charge of murder for the killing of his girlfriend, and will now battle to avoid going to prison. The 27-year-...
  • Women front and center of Japan's Asian Games team

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team's top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women's sports in its traditionally male-dominated society. Giving the roles of...
  • Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options

    Pistorius verdict preview: Judge has number of options
    Thokozile Masipa, the South African judge who has quietly absorbed the evidence in Oscar Pistorius' murder trial, will deliver her verdict Thursday, in a judgment that could see the Olympic athlete walk free and return to his career, or consigned to...
  • Fans made to wait a little bit longer for World Cup tickets

    LONDON (Reuters) - Rugby supporters hoping to purchase tickets for next year's World Cup had to wait that little bit longer on Friday when the website selling the much-heralded tickets left many of them with a frozen screen. Tickets for the tournament in...
  • Coach quits as Australia launches track and field review

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Eric Hollingsworth has bowed to the inevitable and resigned as head coach of Athletics Australia after being sent home from the Commonwealth Games for releasing a statement critical of Olympic champion Sally Pearson. Athletics...
  • U.S. advances to FIBA World Cup final with win over Lithuania, 96-68

    U.S. advances to FIBA World Cup final with win over Lithuania, 96-68
    James Harden and the U.S. sprinted into the championship game of the Basketball World Cup, riding a huge third quarter to a 96-68 victory over Lithuania on Thursday night. Harden scored all of his 16 points in the lopsided third quarter of a near carbon...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
  • Baltimore native Angel McCoughtry seeking spot on U.S. national team

    Baltimore native Angel McCoughtry seeking spot on U.S. national team
    Angel McCoughtry was one of 12 players to make the United States women's basketball national team for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The Baltimore native certainly justified her selection by ranking second on the team in scoring with 10.9 points per game in...
  • South Korea shooter Jin wins world title, breaks record

    SEOUL (Reuters) - Triple Olympic champion Jin Jong-oh will be on a high heading into this month's Asian Games in Incheon after breaking a long-standing record and winning the 50 metres pistol event at the shooting world championships. The South Korean...
  • North Korea set for rare sports foray in South

    SEOUL (Reuters) - A delegation of over 250 North Korean athletes, coaches and officials will take a rare flight south of the inter-Korean border to participate in the 17th Asian Games this month, hoping to raise the reclusive country's profile on the...
  • Dawn Branch Works presents 'Variations'

     Dawn Branch Works presents 'Variations'
    Dawn Branch Works presents "Variations," a performance of contemporary-dance works featuring special guests and a sneak peek of new work developed by the company's artistic director, Dawn Branch. "Variations" includes a silent auction and wine...
  • A year after winning Olympics, Tokyo faces hurdles in move from bid to build

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics were meant to be different: compact, on budget and on time. But now, as the Japanese capital moves to leap from bid to building a year after winning the games, the optimism is ebbing. The National Stadium,...