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London 2012

Best of 2012: The Athletes, Olympians, Paralympians, Volunteers of London 2012

Terry Lyons | Posted 03.08.2013 | Sports
Terry Lyons

The most skeptic critic of the Olympic movement or the most analytical curmudgeon of a journalist could not find a single thing wrong with the Games of the XXXth Olympiad.

The Mesmerizing Impact of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Jake Fischer | Posted 12.03.2012 | College
Jake Fischer

The Olympics stood for so many things, patriotism, innovation, sportsmanship and impressionism among many. Similarly, study abroad also can stand for many values and traits.

Rising to the Challenge: Athletes in the Face of Adversity

Richard Attias | Posted 11.21.2012 | Sports
Richard Attias

The Olympics and Paralympics are rich in tales of individuals who have overcome challenges in their professional and private lives. They are the ones whose stories inspire their supporters long after the Games have ended.

Candoco: Thinking Beyond the Body (VIDEO) | Posted 11.12.2012 | Arts

Coldplay have left the stadium but the buzz surrounding the Paralympic Games looks set to continue. Some feedback credits London 2012 for bridging the...

The Transhuman Paralympic Games

Andy Miah | Posted 11.10.2012 | Sports
Andy Miah

As technology improves, and as Paralympians get better, they may no longer desire to compete in the Paralympic Games, favoring the more high profile Olympic Games.

Nick Springer: Quad Amputee and Paralympian

John Robinson | Posted 11.10.2012 | Impact
John Robinson

At age 14, bacterial meningococcal meningitis took four limbs from Nick Springer. It didn't take his determination.

Root for Team USA: Paralympic Highlights

Bonnie St. John | Posted 09.08.2012 | Sports
Bonnie St. John

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.

What the U.S. Should Learn About 'Being Ready'

John Robinson | Posted 11.07.2012 | Media
John Robinson

You know what happens when you show the London 2012 Paralympics on TV as you would other international sports? You get interest in diversity now and for years to come.

Girl On Fire! Olympic Gymnast Guest Stars During Alicia Keys' VMA Performance

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.07.2012 | Teen

America's Golden Girl, Gabby Douglas, leapt back onto the national stage during Thursday's MTV Video Music Awards with an acrobatic guest performance ...

The Paralympics Return to Their Roots

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 10.29.2012 | Sports
Sir Peter Westmacott

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.

New Study: Global News Sites Poorly Covered the Olympics in Photos

Susan Moeller | Posted 10.28.2012 | Media
Susan Moeller

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.

WATCH: Ryan Lochte's Sister Is Racist, Not Funny

Posted 08.25.2012 | Sports

Ryan Lochte does not possess rhetorical skills -- or acting skills or spelling skills -- on par with his prodigious talents in the pool. But the U.S. ...

New York Times Wins 50K New Twitter Followers via Collaborative Olympics Project

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

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 many of...

Bookies Stiff Grandma On Her Olympic Wager

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.23.2012 | Money

British grandmother Linda Aldred wasn't expecting to win any money when she placed a long-shot bet on her Olympic gymnast grandson, Sam Oldham. Th...

Lessons From the Olympics

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The London Olympics were a smashing success. While there was some disappointment at the lack of revenue raised during the games -- that perspective will be short term. These Olympics have left an indelible impression on millions around the world.

YouTube Had 231 Million Video Streams of London 2012 Olympics

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

YouTube, which streamed the IOC's feed of the London 2012 in Olympics in some 65 nations and provided streaming services for NBC Olympics in the Unite...

Saudi Women Speak Out

Leah McElrath | Posted 10.17.2012 | World
Leah McElrath

The images of two strong, courageous young Saudi women athletes will forever exist as part of Saudi history. If you listen to the voices of the women interviewed herein, you can hear that a bell of hope and expectation has been rung.

Rod Sheard on Designing the Olympic Stadium and Sustainability (VIDEO) | Posted 10.17.2012 | Arts

Common consensus holds that a building of a certain scale, unless something extreme occurs, tends to be an unchanging landmark. Not so, according to R...

50+ Olympic Medalists Infographic -- Updated

Carolyn Anderson | Posted 10.16.2012 | Fifty
Carolyn Anderson

Seeing athletes being able to pursue their dreams and be at the top of their sport in their 50's and beyond is so inspiring.

PHOTOS: 10 Fantastic Day Trips From London

Historvius | Posted 10.17.2012 | Travel

With some of the most diverse history in the world, the region is packed full of options.

WATCH: Olympic News Bloopers

Posted 08.16.2012 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing The above video montage of various Olympic-related news bloopers was unearthed by SI's Hot Clicks and features clip...

Letterman & The Fierce Five Do Their Best 'Not Impressed' Look

Posted 10.15.2012 | TV

McKayla Maroney has become the 2012 Olympics' biggest internet sensations thanks to her now infamous "not impressed" expression when the gymnast was h...

Twitter Helps Reunite Man With Olympic Ticket

Mashable | Posted 10.15.2012 | Technology

A lost Olympic ticket was returned to its owner within hours -- all through the power of Twitter....

Astronauts Watched London Olympics From Space

Posted 08.15.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 08/14/2012 07:35 AM EDT on The six astronauts living aboard the International Space Station are making ...

GOOOOOOOL! Telemundo Delivers Epic Call In Olympic Soccer Final

Posted 08.14.2012 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing Andres Cantor is one of the world's most famous soccer announcers for his legendary GOOOOOOL calls.  So you can be...