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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 ...

6 NFL Teams That Could Use Usain Bolt

AP | RICHARD ROSENBLATT | Posted 08.15.2012 | Sports

-- Now that the Olympics are over, there's one very fast young man looking at one very long layoff before resurfacing in Rio in four years. Hey, Usa...

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...

The Most-Watched Event In US TV History

Posted 10.13.2012 | TV

The 2012 London Olympics won gold in the ratings race this year. More than 219.4 million Americans tuned in, making this year's Olympics the most-...

The Spice Girls Reunion: 7 Things I Learned

Liz Kozak | Posted 10.13.2012 | Parents
Liz Kozak

As I watched the Spice Girls do their thing on my TV, I could hear my 10-month-old snoring in the next room. To her, they exist exclusively as a "reunion." It made me realize a few things about how different our universes are.

REPORT: Olympian, Coaches Missing After Closing Ceremony

AP | Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports

KINSHASA, Congo -- A U.N.-run radio station in Congo says four members from the country's Olympic delegation have gone missing in London. The station...

Summer Olympics: Seen and Heard With Our Students at the Games

Chad Barr | Posted 10.13.2012 | College
Chad Barr

Indeed, throughout this Olympic fortnight in London, our students learned more about the business of the Olympics, first-hand, than we could ever teach them solely in the classroom.

Olympic Values For The 21st Century

Katherine Marshall | Posted 10.13.2012 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

As our world becomes more integrated and democracy and human rights advance, however haltingly, the IOC and the Olympic Movement should advance Olympic values not just in sport, but culture, society, and politics.

How American Women Struck Gold At The London Olympics

LA Times | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women

The day after Claressa Shields punched her way to a gold medal in women's boxing, she was walking through the Olympic village Friday on her way to the...

NBC Criticized For Closing Ceremony Coverage

Posted 08.13.2012 | Media

NBC frustrated fans once again on Sunday when the network decided to interrupt its coverage of the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony to air an hour-long ...

That Was Fast! First Olympian Stripped Of London 2012 Medal For Doping

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 10.13.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Just hours after the close of the Olympics, a female shot putter from Belarus was stripped of her gold Monday in the first case of an a...

London Olympics Go Out With A Bang

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular,...

WATCH: Olympics Coverage Goes Faster, Higher, FAIL-er

The Huffington Post | Mike Barry | Posted 08.12.2012 | Sports

The Olympic Games express the highest ideals of humanity.. in theory. In practice, the media’s Olympics coverage cliches are back. Sure, you...

Closing Ceremony Is One Big Mashup

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Around the 2012 Olympics and its host city with journalists from The Associated Press bringing the flavor and details of the games to y...

Pistorius' To Carry Flag

AP | Posted 08.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Oscar Pistorius has been chosen to carry South Africa's flag at the closing ceremony for the London Olympics. Pistorius wrote on Twitter on...

LeBron, CP3 Lead USA To 2nd Straight Olympic Gold

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON — This was no Dream Team. This was reality. The gold medal was in doubt for the U.S. men's basketball team....

Massive Blaze In London On Last Day Of Olympics

AP | Posted 10.12.2012 | World

LONDON — Firefighters battled a massive blaze at an east London recycling center Sunday as the city prepared for the closing ceremony of the Oly...

Team USA Overcomes Gutsy Spain Team To Win Gold Medal

Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The "program" that Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski have built -- as well as stars' ability to put away their egos -- has once again made it cool for multi-millionaires to represent the red, white and blue

U.S. Basketball Wins Gold

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports

In the end, the United States men's basketball team wouldn't be denied the gold medal. But Pau Gasol and Spain's national team made sure that the trav...

Olympians Are Ready To Party At Closing Ceremony

AP | PAUL HAVEN | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- British rock stars are seizing the stage to close the Olympics with an extravaganza that promises to keep a worldwide audience entertained w...

LOOK: Mexico Celebrates Olympic Soccer Gold Medal

AP | GALIA GARCIA-PALAFOX | Posted 08.12.2012 | World

MEXICO CITY -- Jubilant Mexicans celebrated their 2-1 Olympic gold medal soccer win over powerhouse Brazil Saturday, waving flags and chanting in plaz...

LIVE: USA vs. Spain

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The Americans say they are better than they were four years ago. So do the stats. But they might not be the only ones. In the rematch ...

U.S. Women Win MORE Relay Gold

Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Allyson Felix won her third gold medal of the London Olympics, giving the United States a 20-meter lead after the second leg of the 4x...

Another Classic Olympic MO-Ment

AP | Posted 10.11.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Mo Farah won the 5,000 meters to complete an Olympic distance double for Britain on Saturday night. Backed by a boistro...

PHOTOS: Gabby Douglas Honored With Mural In Hometown

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.11.2012 | Sports

-- Gabby Douglas is really big in her hometown. Really big and painted on a wall. The gold-medal-winning gymnast has a giant mural painted in her ...