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London 2012

Add It Up! Melo Leads Record-Breaking U.S. Rout

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON — The last group in England with this many records was The Beatles. The U.S. men's Olympic basketball team beat Nigeria 156-73 Thursday ...

Ryan Lochte Is 'Pretty Satisfied'

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Ryan Lochte said it was his time at the London Olympics. He'll have to wait until next time....

Olympic Swimmer's Playboy Image Gets A Makeover Via Fake Twitter Account

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.02.2012 | Women

In an Olympic Games that has seen more than its fair share of Twitter flaps -- not to mention the elevation of a glorified towel to Twitter star statu...

Tiebreak Rule Keeps U.S. Gymnast From Medal

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Aly Raisman grabbed the sides of her warmup jacket – at just about the place where a medal would have hung – and did what she's always d...

Anne Hathaway Geeks Out Over The Olympics Too

The Huffington Post | Crystal Bell | Posted 08.02.2012 | Entertainment

Missy Franklin is pretty much having the best week of her life. Not only has she already won two gold medals in the 2012 London Olympics, but she also...

The New Ryan Lochte? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Hannah Orenstein | Posted 08.02.2012 | Teen

Move over, Ryan Lochte. You're no longer the cutest Ryan at the Olympics. The Internet's new pick? He's not an athlete, but he's supporting Team USA a...

NBC Says Parent Cams Only Used When Parents Are 'Relevant To The Story Lines'

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.02.2012 | Parents

American gymnast Aly Raisman earned a gold medal for her athletic prowess in London. It's her mom who's gone viral. NBC's video of Lynn...

Was This Olympic Boxing Match Fixed?

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

After making a call that shocked many, Olympic boxing referee Ishanguly Meretnyyazov has been removed from officiating at the London Games. Despite...

NBC, Olympics Sucking Up Ad Revenue, Rivals Say

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 10.03.2012 | Media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — NBC's windfall on the Olympics is turning into a downfall for other TV networks. On Thursday, CBS Corp. Chief Exec...

The Point of Being an Amateur

Meg Charlton | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports
Meg Charlton

The whole point of the Olympics as a viewer is that you can just care without any justification. You can reach the hurts-so-good ecstasy of a true die-hard fan in mere days, no seasons and off-seasons of agony, no memorization of stats required.

Phelps Makes MORE History

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

Michael Phelps has made more history, winning gold in the men's 200-meter individual medley in 1:54:27. Having already established himself as the most...

Who Is The Greatest Summer Olympian Of Them All? (VOTE)

Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

To be sure, all of the athletes listed here are amazing, leading their peers in their respective summer Olympic games, but let's go ahead and attempt ...

Soni Does It Again!

AP | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Rebecca Soni of the United States set another world record to defend her 200-meter breaststroke title at the London Olympics on Thursday. S...

NBC Research Defends Tape Delay

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC's researchers are finding that people who know the results of London Olympics events before they are shown on tape delay are mor...

News Flash: Olympic Viewers Are Not Idiots

Caryn Ward | Posted 10.02.2012 | Media
Caryn Ward

Producers, give your audience more credit. Viewers will stick around for the news but they might just go away in frustration if you waste their time with something they've just seen.

All-Around Champ! Gabby Does It

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

Gabby Douglas now has an individual all-around gold medal to go with the team gold she won with her U.S. teammates. Dubbed the "Flying Squirrel" for h...

Ryan Lochte's Mom Talks About His Sex Life

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.03.2012 | Women

Ryan Lochte is all about the one-night stands ... says his mom, Ike Lochte. "He goes out on one-night stands. He’s not able to give fully to a r...

Win-Or-Go-Home Time For U.S. Soccer

AP | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — The coach of the U.S. women's soccer team wants her players in win-or-go-home mode. She just doesn't want them thinking to...

Bolt & Beast Ready To Seize Spotlight

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — By the time Usain Bolt's showboating, record-breaking, gold-gobbling act on the track got revved up at the Beijing Games four years ag...

Olympic Gymnast's Lucky Towel Becomes Internet Sensation, Twitterverse Star

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

American gymnast Danell Leyva overcame several stumbles on Wednesday to win the bronze medal in the men's all-around competition. But Leyva's lucky to...

Meet Newest U.S. Olympic Hero

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Kayla Harrison took her spot atop the medal stand, determined not to cry during the national anthem. She was in tears after one note....

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 10.02.2012 | New York
Len Berman

It's a simple question. Michael Phelps has won the most Olympic medals, 19. Does that mean he's the greatest Olympian of all time?

Voices of Dissent at the Olympics -- You Won't See It on NBC

Democracy Now! | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports
Democracy Now!

While NBC airs wall-to-wall coverage of the Olympic Games in London, little attention has been paid to what has taken place behind the scenes and just outside Olympic Park where many organizations are mobilizing to bring attention to many issues.

"Cheat, Cheat" Goes the Shuttlecock

Brian Rooney | Posted 10.02.2012 | Comedy
Brian Rooney

The Olympics won't recognize women's ski jumping, but they're just fine with ping-pong and shooting skeet. Blasting clay discs with a 12 gauge is fun, but not athletic. Anything former Vice President Dick Cheney ever did is not an Olympic sport.

U.S. Repeats As Gold Medalists

AP | STEVE DOUGLAS | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports

WINDSOR, England — Moments before "The Star-Spangled Banner" resounded across a sun-kissed Dorney Lake, Taylor Ritzel looked at the gold medal h...