Everything post-Olympics over in London was pretty amazing. Not as debaucherous as everyone keeps wondering, but an incredible trip, with every single day jam-packed with awesome.
Now that the London Olympics are receding into memory and the world has moved on to other pressing sports issues, like substitute NFL referees, the time is right to look back and ask one very important question; namely, just how badly did G4S screw up?
On September 27, Gramophone magazine -- often called the bible of the classical music recording industry -- will host its annual awards ceremony in London.
Above all the glory and the unfulfilled dreams, is the higher purpose of the Olympic Games. For 17 days, the world's nations put away their differences and political and religious issues in order to meet in an arena of competition where winning is not the only goal.
On September 12, 1913, in the small farming town of Oakville, Alabama Henry and Emma Owens, two sharecroppers and the children of slaves, welcomed their tenth and final child to the world, James Cleveland Owens.
I spoke with Colin Moynihan, the outgoing chair of the British Olympic Association, about how sports bodies must prove their governance is squeaky clean -- or risk losing their funding and autonomy.
The whole world's eyes, as they say, have been on Britain. And Britain's own scrutiny of itself has also been intense -- encouraged by an orgy of self-absorption by the British media.
While the U.S. sent more than 500 athletes to London, back home, 7,000 students dropped out in just one day. Those athletes represented our nation, but so do the young people who drop out of school.
Now that the 2012 Summer Olympics are over, Michael Phelps' family shares their travel tips, highlights of their London trip and some personal photos.
I'm certainly glad that Gabby used her platform to shed light on racial bullying. Perhaps it will persuade others to do the same. Yes, it's 2012 and racial bullying, still happens.
There's still time to enjoy some of the most amazing feats of athletic achievement: The London Paralympics 2012! As a winner of 3 Paralympic medals, I know firsthand the dedication to training and perseverance required to compete at this level of sport.
Sir Isaac Newton said, "I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people." There is no disputing physics -- it is a scienc...
Rapid Googling: radiated in the womb (Did someone make this up?), adopted from a Ukrainian orphanage by a single mother in Buffalo at age seven (Did I?), rowing partner with a Marine who lost his legs to an IED in Afghanistan (Did Jerry Bruckheimer?).
What do you say about the race where you won Olympic gold? It was the best race of my career, and we were lucky enough to have that on exactly the right day.
The Olympics have been amazing to watch this year for me. I was very into it while I was still at home, but being here and having thousands of fans cheering with you is just indescribable.
While getting the gold or winning the race matters, what carries even more weight is the willingness to dedicate every last drop of energy in pursuit of a goal.