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Olympics Photo Caption Contest: Slam Dunk

Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

Australia Olympian Joe Ingles dunks to score against China during a men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Thursday, August 2 in London....

The Olympic Spirit in London

Heather Lende | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports
Heather Lende

Grandma Joanne is much more relaxed now that the event is over and Karen is both in one piece and successful -- not a medal, but the top ten in the wo...

Olympic Sports That Ought to Be

Tony Phillips | Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

I've long believed that if the Olympics ever return to America's shores we should include horseshoes, monster truck racing and the 100-meter mosey and what's good for the colonist is good for the colonizer. So where are the English sports?

"Beijing Was More Open-Minded": Street Artists Speak Out Against London's Olympic Clean Up

ARTINFO | Posted 10.02.2012 | Arts

Street artists are feeling the Olympic pinch. Although organisers Locog stated that there were no official rules on the removal of graffiti and murals...

SLIDESHOW: 7 Olympians From Some Of World's Poorest Countries

Huffington Post | Laura Rothkopf | Posted 08.02.2012 | Impact

As the world celebrates Michael Phelps' record-breaking last lap or Aly Raisman's photo-finish landing, we must remember that the heart of the games i...

China Attacks Western Media Over Olympics Coverage

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media

BEIJING (AP) — China's state media launched attacks Thursday on what it said were arrogant and prejudice views of the country's athletes at the Lond...

Olympics Showdown: Phelps vs. Lochte

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- It's time for Round 2 of Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte. Their first showdown of the London Olympics went to Lochte in a runaway on the o...

Rubio Backs Tax Exemption For Olympic Winners

AP | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Americans who win gold, silver or bronze at the Olympics gets a cash award from the U.S. Olympic Committee of tens of thousands of dolla...

Kicked Out.. For Trying To Lose?

AP | ROB HARRIS | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Eight badminton players at the London Olympics were kicked out of competition Wednesday for trying to lose – a display that drew ...

It's Destinee For USA Volleyball

AP | ANNE M. PETERSON | Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Destinee Hooker scored 22 points and the U.S. women's volleyball team improved to 3-0 with a three-set preliminary round victory over China ...

Hungarian Swimmer Sets World Record

AP | Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Daniel Gyurta of Hungary set a world record to win the 200-meter breaststroke at the London Olympics on Wednesday. Gyurta clocked 2 minutes...

U.S. Gymnast Rallies For Bronze

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Olympic medal on the line, Danell Leyva tried to find his center. Somewhere inside O2 Arena, his mother, Maria Gonzalez, knew he wouldn't h...

Olympians Could Owe The IRS Thousands

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.01.2012 | Money

Even an Olympic victory comes with a price. In this case, it's the taxes America's victorious athletes can expect to pay when they return from the gam...

Olympics Double Decker Bus Kills Cyclist

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.02.2012 | World

An Olympics bus hit and killed a cyclist near Olympic Park in east London on Wednesday evening. According to London Metropolitan Police, the 30-yea...

On Thursday I Will Row for Gold

Esther Lofgren | Posted 10.01.2012 | Sports
Esther Lofgren

The last four years have been a fight to be the best rower I can be, to push myself past what others and what I thought my limits were. Tomorrow, I'll line up against five other crews in the Olympic final for the opportunity to win a gold medal.

Schmitt Powers U.S. Relay To Olympic Record

Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

By Swimming World LONDON, England: TEAM USA reclaimed the women's 800-meter freestyle relay title with the help of a sterling anchor leg from Allis...

Why Female Athletes Are Absent From Ad Campaigns

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.01.2012 | Women

Jordyn Weiber, Sarah Robles, Gabrielle Douglas, Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer. Quite a few female athletes have already become household names during t...

What A Finish! Adrian Wins Gold By .01 Seconds

AP | Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Nathan Adrian of the United States won the men's 100-meter freestyle by the smallest of margins at the London Olympics on Wednesday. Adrian...

Venus Out Of Olympics

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England -- Playing Olympic tennis twice a day proved too much for Venus Williams, and her workload at Wimbledon will now be a lot lighter. ...

NBC Paid Pretty Penny For Olympics Rights Over The Years

AP | Posted 10.01.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC paid nearly $1.2 billion for the U.S. rights to the London Olympics this year. It plans more than 5,500 hours of coverage on its...

Olympic Medals By Country, Population, Wealth (INTERACTIVE)

Posted 11.07.2012 | Sports

Ranking nations by total Olympic medals isn't really the best way to judge relative success at the London Olympics. Some countries have a lot more peo...

Coe: Phelps NOT The Greatest

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 08.01.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- With 19 medals, Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian. But the greatest? Not for Sebastian Coe....'s Cultural Olympics (VIDEO) | Posted 09.30.2012 | Arts

Since last week London, along with the rest of the world, has been caught up in Olympic fever. And while everyone's been keeping their eyes firmly fix...

YouTube's "London 2012 Olympics Bus" Traveling Across India

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

SAN BRUNO, CA - YouTube has an Internet-connect bus in India, streaming the London 2012 Olympics to many small villages who lack television or Int...

'Today' Show Chief Trashes Daily News

Posted 08.01.2012 | Media

The "Today" show's executive producer, Jim Bell, trashed the New York Daily News' Tuesday article about the NBC morning show, calling the story "compl...