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London 2012

HIGHLIGHTS: US Women Battle Mexico In Olympic Qualifying

AP | By JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 01.25.2012 | Sports

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Not this time, Mexico. The U.S. women's soccer team avenged one of its most shocking losses Tuesday night, and did so ...

Forced to Wear a Skirt?

Elizabeth Plank | Posted 03.19.2012 | UK
Elizabeth Plank

With the London 2012 Olympics rapidly approaching, I am eagerly awaiting the inauguration of female boxing as an official discipline. Despite this being a long overdue development, as a beginner to the sport, I am thrilled to see female boxers finally gracing the ring at the most important sporting event of the year. In preparation, the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) met yesterday to discuss the games and draw up recommendations, including suitable dress requirements. One of the items up for discussion was whether female boxers should have to wear skirts.

USA Basketball Reveals 20 Players Fighting For 12 Spots

AP | By BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 01.16.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- This U.S. basketball team might be even better than the last two that won gold medals. "This will be the most talented of the three teams...

Yoko Ono Returns For First Public UK Show In A Decade

Posted 12.12.2011 | Arts

Yoko Ono, the widow of Beatles' songwriter John Lennon is preparing for her first show in a UK public institution in over a decade. The exhibition, fe...

PHOTOS: Olympic Torch Route Revealed

Posted 01.07.2012 | Travel

The organizers of the London Olympics unveiled the torch route leading up to the 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony on Monday. The torch will essential...

Boxing In Skirts? 2012 Olympics May Enforce Dress Code For Female Fighters

AP | By GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 01.04.2012 | Sports

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Boxing gloves, check. Headguard, check. Mouthguard, check. Miniskirt? After winning a long fight to get into the Olympics, f...

Shakespeare WIll Be Acted Out In Sign Language

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 11.27.2011 | Home

From British Sign Language to Swahili London's Globe Theatre plans to show all 37 of William Shakespeare's plays performed in 37 languages. As part...

Argentina Beats Brazil In FIBA Hoops Championship

AP | By VICENTE L. PANETTA | Posted 11.12.2011 | Sports

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina -- Luis Scola scored 32 points to help Argentina beat Brazil 80-75 on Sunday in the championship game of the Olympic basketba...

London 2012: First Olympics To Be Broadcast In 3D

AP | Melanie Hick | Posted 10.31.2011 | Home

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The London 2012 Games will be the first Olympics to be broadcast live in 3D, Panasonic has announced. A pool of global broadca...

Is London's Cultural Olympiad Worth The Money?

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 09.24.2011 | Arts

With the preparations for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics in London underway, arguments have erupted over construction, ticket sales, venue selectio...

A Golden Welcome for Will and Kate

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 09.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Nigel Sheinwald

I'm in Los Angeles this week, preparing to accompany Their Royal Highnesses on their visit here. These occasions are important in themselves, but they're about much more than ceremony.

Paul Needham

With A Year To Go, Olympic Park Construction Nears End | Paul Needham | Posted 09.04.2011 | Arts

With just about a year to go before the 2012 Olympics begin in London, the city is grappling with the kind of scandal it had hoped to avoid in the nea...

Iran: Olympics Logo Is 'Zionist'

Menachem Wecker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Menachem Wecker

Although I think Iran's claim is absurd, I'm concerned about some of the conversation this is generating. Iran should put an end to this nonsense and should show up to the Olympics.

PHOTOS: London 2012 Velodrome By Hopkins Architects

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

London-based firm Hopkins Architects has completed The Velodrome, the first of five structures going up for London's 2012 Olympic Games. Created to ...

Will Citizen Journalists Take Over the London 2012 Olympic Games?

Andy Miah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Miah

The International Olympic Committee is committed to opening up to new media, but what challenges does this present for them and Olympic fans?

Will London 2012 be The Greenest Olympics?

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Vancouver was praised for hosting the "greenest Olympics ever" with LEED certified buildings, the use of recaptured gas and the construction of a hydr...

From Vancouver 2010 to London 2012

Andy Miah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Andy Miah

As the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games fade into the past, all eyes now turn to London as we begin to imagine what the 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be like.

Why Britain's Media are Failing at The Vancouver Olympic Games

Andy Miah | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Andy Miah

The British media are risking their own credibility in focusing too much on a single story with relatively limited evidence to support its claims.

Digital Cloud Of LED Screens To Crown London's 2012 Olympics (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Architects and engineers, working in collaboration with Google and MIT's Senseable City Laboratory, have unveiled plans to build a massive "digital cl...

2016 Olympics Race Closer Than 2012: London Chairman

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

LONDON — Take it from a man who should know: The race for the 2016 Olympics is as close as can be. Sebastian Coe, who engineered London's narro...

NBC's London 2012 Dilemma: Challenges Facing Network As It Sets Its Sights On Next Olympics

USA Today | Robert Bianco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For NBC, it's goodbye, Beijing; hello, London. The torch is out, the drums are stilled, and the network is off to Britain for the next Summer Olympic...