iOS app Android app

2012 Summer Olympics Canada

Put Your Hands Up For The Latest Google Doodle!

The Huffington Post | Britney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.10.2012 | Technology

Soccer fans, rejoice! It's your turn to be featured on Google's homepage. The latest Google doodle requires players to hop into the game as goalie...

PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics Day 11

Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports

The U.S. gymnastics team had another big win on Day 11 of the 2012 London Summer Olympics when Aly Raisman won gold in the women's floor exercise. Rai...

PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics Day 10

Posted 08.06.2012 | Sports

Another Olympic athlete was disqualified on Day 10 of the 2012 London Summer Olympics; this time for failing a drug test. American judo fighter Nick D...

PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics Day 7

Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

The tennis semifinals took center stage on Day 7 of the 2012 London Summer Olympics as Serena Williams overwhelmed Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in wom...

PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics Day 6

Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

The U.S. gymnastics team had another big win on Day 6 of the 2012 London Summer Olympics when Gabby Douglas took gold in the women's gymnastics indivi...

PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics Day 5

Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

A scandal rocked the 2012 London Summer Olympics on Day 5 as eight female badminton players were disqualified following an investigation by the Badmin...

8 Badminton Players Accused Of Throwing Matches

Reuters | Ian Ransom | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The World Badminton Federation charged eight female players with misconduct on Wednesday after four Olympic doubles teams ...

PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics Day 4

Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

Day 4 of the 2012 London Summer Olympics ushered in some big wins with the U.S. surpassing China in the total number of medals. However, China still h...

Brandi Chastain Responds To Hope Solo's Twitter Rant

Posted 07.31.2012 | Sports

Former US soccer star and current NBC analyst, Brandi Chastain, decided to keep things classy when she responded to Hope Solo's recent Twitter rant ab...

Why Are Some Olympic Sports Whiter Than Others?

Keli Goff | Posted 09.30.2012 | Sports
Keli Goff

Pint-sized gymnastics powerhouse Gabby Douglas stands out for her strength, grace and show stopping routines, particularly on the uneven bars. She also stands out because of her race.

PHOTOS: 2012 London Olympics Photos Of The Day

Posted 07.30.2012 | Sports

As 9 to 5ers around the world returned to work Monday, the 2012 London Summer Olympics continued to heat up with China in the lead as the top medal wi...

ANOTHER Olympian Ejected From Games After Racist Tweet

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports

LONDON — A Swiss soccer player was expelled from the Olympics on Monday for his threatening and racist message on Twitter about South Koreans. T...

UFO? This Classic-Looking Flying Saucer Object Appears Above Olympics Opening Ceremony

Lee Speigel | Posted 09.28.2012 | Weird News

Talk about an uninvited guest at the Olympics. Friday night's spectacular pyrotechnics display of the most watched opening ceremony in summer Olym...

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama, Ann Romney & Royals Cheer On Swim Teams During 2012 Olympics

Posted 07.29.2012 | Style

The London 2012 Olympics have become a spectator sport for us as we watch to see just how the notable attendees interact with one another and, more im...

Olympic Gymnast Suspended For Doping

AP | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON — A female gymnast from Uzbekistan was provisionally suspended from the London Olympics on Sunday after failing a drug test, the second d...

And The First Gold Medal Goes To..

AP | FOSTER NIUMATA | Posted 09.27.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The first athlete to qualify for the London Olympics also won the first gold medal Saturday. Yi Siling of China, who earned a shooting quot...

Jennifer Bendery

Jay Carney on Romney Gaffe: Foreign Policy 'Huge' Part Of Being President

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Jay Carney won't say what he makes of Mitt Romney's embarrassing trip to England this week, where he was reb...

Bruce Jenner Talks About Olympic Village Sex Stories

Posted 07.25.2012 | TV

Reality television's most famous Olympian stopped by "Watch What Happens: Live" (Sun. - Thu., 11 p.m. ET on Bravo) to talk about those crazy stories s...

More Than 100 Athletes Banned From Olympics

AP | Posted 07.25.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- More than 100 athletes have been kept out of the London Olympics because of doping suspensions. World Anti-Doping Agency President John Fah...

The Wonderful Thing The Olympics Did For These Athletes

Posted 07.24.2012 | Weddings

Every two years, the Olympic Games have athletes bringing gold, silver and bronze back to their home countries. But a few lucky Olympians have left...

8 Animals Who Could Beat Summer Olympic Record Holders

Posted 07.24.2012 | Healthy Living

By Linda Lombardi for Vetstreet.com The London 2012 Summer Olympic Games start this Friday — when some of the top athletes from around the world ...

Ramadan Poses Challenge For Muslim Olympians

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 07.24.2012 | Religion

(RNS) Winning an Olympic medal is hard. Surprisingly, winning one when you're fasting for Ramadan is not that much harder. At least, not for Sul...

VOTE: The Most Unforgettable Olympics Moments Ever

Posted 07.20.2012 | Sports

“The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not winning but taking part; the essential thing in life is not conquering but fighting well.” -...

70,000 Condoms Not Enough: Athletes Dish Details About Olympic Village 'Sex Fest'

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.14.2014 | Sports

Seventy thousand condoms would be enough for the entire city of Boynton Beach, Fla., but at the Olympic Village, that amount won't suffice. Why, m...

11 Weird Things You Didn't Know About The Olympics

Benson Bobrick | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
Benson Bobrick

The Olympic Games of the ancient Greco-Roman world were held every four years without interruption for a thousand years--from 776 B.C. to A.D. 394--until they were disbanded by the Christian emperors of Rome.