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London 2012

From Greece To London -- How Religion Has Shaped The Olympics

Religion News Service | Chris Lisee | Posted 07.26.2012 | Religion

(RNS) A 600-foot footrace was the only athletic event at the first Olympics, a festival held in 776 B.C. and dedicated to Zeus, the chief Greek god. ...

WATCH: Seacrest Live From London

Posted 07.26.2012 | Media

One of the "Today" show's newest faces appeared live from London Thursday morning. Ryan Seacrest, who was widely rumored to succeed Matt Lauer as c...

Where Are the Gay Male Olympians?

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh A. Goodman

While acceptance of LGBT people has increased rapidly during the past couple decades, being gay retains a huge stigma in athletics.

Olympic-Style Cocktails

Colleen Mullaney | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Colleen Mullaney

As the world's finest athletes gather in London in the coming weeks to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games, celebrate by gathering your finest friends over to celebrate in gold medal style.

Our Favorite Olympic Stadiums Through The Years

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekof | Posted 01.24.2013 | Arts

With the Olympic ceremonies just one day away, we decided to take a look back at some of the best Olympic Stadium architecture through the years, and ...

ARTINFO's Guide to the London 2012 Festival's Best Visual Art Offerings During the Olympics

ARTINFO | Posted 09.25.2012 | Arts

LONDON -- The "once in a lifetime" rhetoric has been on everybody's lips for months. And it's likely that even the British Isles' most dogged recluse ...

America’s Olympians Are Food Lovers

Food & Wine | Posted 09.25.2012 | Home
Food & Wine

Many of this year's Olympic athletes are also gold medal cooks. Here, Food & Wine names some of their food obsessions.

(Video) BBC Taps Adobe for Digital Delivery of London 2012 Olympic Games, Streamed in the U.K.

Andy Plesser | Posted 05.31.2013 | Technology
Andy Plesser

SAN FRANCISCO - (Via Skype Video) Adobe will power live streaming and on-demand delivery to digital devices of the London 2012 Olympics for the BBC, s...

PHOTOS: The Motley Menagerie Of Olympics Mascots

Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

Which one of these doesn't belong? The Olympic cauldron Gold medals World-class athletes Wenlock For an international event with such loft...

Olympic Athletes To Follow On Twitter

Posted 07.25.2012 | Sports

Throughout the London Olympics, we'll be getting acquainted with athletes from around the world in a variety of sports from archery and badminton to v...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: 5 Olympic Underdogs Who Have Shaken Up The Summer Games | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

1. Abebe Bikila: Unknown Ethiopian Runner Wins Marathon Barefoot (Rome, 1960) Abebe Bikila, an unknown Ethiopian runner, won the marathon at the Ro...

The Green Games

Posted 07.30.2012 | Green

With the opening ceremony of the London Olympics only days away, organizers prepare to celebrate what may be the one of the greenest Olympic Games to ...

Why the Olympics Could Be £9 Billion Well Spent

Christina Patterson | Posted 09.24.2012 | World
Christina Patterson

What we'll see, for the next three weeks, will remind us that the most spectacular feats in the world don't cost money. And that, for all the worry and embarrassment, will be £9 billion well spent.

Shawn Johnson Joins 'Today' Show's Olympics Team

Posted 07.25.2012 | Media

Olympic Gold Medalist Shawn Johnson will join Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales in London. Johnson was selected as the mo...

WATCH: Historic Record Breaking Runs In Olympic Women's Track

Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

Florence Griffith-Joyner was the last woman to break a world record during an Olympic track event during the 1988 summer games in Seoul, South Korea. ...

6 Women To Watch At The Olympics

BuzzFeed | Posted 07.25.2012 | Women

1. Missy Franklin, Swimming Missy Franklin, a 17-year-old from Colorado, is the first American woman to swim in seven events during the same Olym...

How The Olympics Spotlights People In Need

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 09.24.2012 | Impact
Samuel A. Worthington

During the Olympics, I'll be watching like everyone else but it's important to also keep a spotlight on those whose struggles are less in the public eye.

Greece Expels Athlete From Olympics Over Racist Tweet

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports

Voula Papachristou has been expelled from the Greek Olympic Team for a racist twitter comment, according to the Associated Press. The website Keep...

PHOTOS: Princess Anne Lets Loose In Red Sneakers

Posted 07.25.2012 | Style

Let's hope this is a sign of things to come! Princess Anne, typically seen in solid-colored skirtsuits and sensible black shoes, arrived at the Oly...

Olympic Gold No Winner In Real Value

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 07.26.2012 | Business

Olympic gold medals aren't what they used to be. Sure, they still represent a lifetime of sweat and sacrifice. It's just that the medals themselves ha...

Actor Claims He Beat Bolt In Race

Posted 07.24.2012 | Sports

Having been defeated twice by countryman Yohan Blake during the Olympic Trials and then avoided fans at an open training session days before the Openi...

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...

Team USA Rowing at Dorney Lake

Esther Lofgren | Posted 09.22.2012 | Sports
Esther Lofgren

Team USA is almost all here now and it is really exciting to be in London, all together, getting ready to represent our country for the big one!

WATCH: The Hotties Of Beach Volleyball

Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

It is that time again, where the world's best athletes come together to demonstrate their pique abilities and go for the gold -- the Olympics. Not onl...

WATCH: NBC Kicks Off Olympics Coverage

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.23.2012 | Media

Matt Lauer appeared live from London on Monday, kicking off NBC's coverage of the 2012 Olympic games. "Today" has officially camped itself in Londo...