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.
The Paralympics have grown into the world's second-largest sporting event, surpassed now only by the Olympics themselves. London's Games will be the biggest yet.
The achievements of women during London 2012 help to make the case for unleashing the potential of women and girls around the world -- a testament to the need for greater participation by females in all fields, from business to politics to health.
A new study of 20 major media outlets used the image-curating website Pinterest to help measure the photographic coverage of four days of the Olympics.
Day one in London was great. We went to Wembley Stadium to see the Women's gold medal match for soccer.
The New York Times surfaced the tweets of its staffers in London during the Olympics onto page which acted as a real-time news environment for man...
Mitt Romney has very big problems as he contemplates rolling into Florida's hurricane country for an even windier than usual GOP confab. Frankly, he's fortunate that he's not already set to lose by a landslide.
If that sort of sporting challenge against geopolitical foes is what it takes to get you back in to the Olympic spirit, then you need to pay attention to Olympic wrestling. The U.S. is one of the best teams, and our top rivals are an expanded axis of evil.
What the trio in the Afghan team achieved may not alter the outcome of the conflict as U.S.-led NATO troops prepare to leave the country in 2014. But it allowed young Afghans who grew up in the last 20 years to see their country briefly united for the first time in their lives.
Let's stop sweating the details of who doped and who didn't. As the sun fades from the London Olympics let's look forward to an even more spectacular games in Rio.
On this very first week of Autumn Semester at our University, I am filled, once again, with an inordinate measure of hope and optimism. As the members of our incoming class converge upon our campus, I am in awe of their spirit, exuberance, perspective, and promise.
A global effort is needed to address chronic malnutrition -- and with 65 Olympic medals behind them, it's great to see the UK leading the way to a world where the world's poorest people can aspire to their share of Olympic medals.
In recent weeks, the soccer blogosphere has been filled with commentary about Brazil's defeat to Mexico in the Olympic final, and much attention has focused on Mano Menezes, the coach of the Brazilian national team.