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PREDICT THE OLYMPICS: Who Do You Think Will Take Home Gold?

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.31.2012 | Sports

Just because you're not competing in London doesn't mean you can't show off during the Olympics. Predict medal winners in the biggest events and show ...

An Olympian's Fight For A Better Life

BSU at the Games | Emily Thompson | Posted 08.04.2012 | Latino Voices

JoJo Diaz grew up as part of a poor family in a rough part of El Monte, Calif. Kids in his neighborhood wanted him to join one of the local gangs, but...

Olympic Service With a (Pleasantly Unexpected) Smile

Chad Barr | Posted 09.29.2012 | College
Chad Barr

Almost on their own, local residents of this capital city are creating what may become known as the most-welcoming and joyful event in the century-plus history of the modern Olympic Games.

A Word About Today's Olympic Equestrian Cross Country

Heather Lende | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
Heather Lende

A stop cross country is 20 points and you are toast if you have one, a fall of course is an automatic elimination. It could be a very hard day tomorrow for some riders -- hope one isn't Karen.

Are Musicians Getting Stiffed By The Olympics?

Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home

The Musicians Union of the UK has repeatedly accused the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) of failing to compens...

Confusing Transportation Leads to Blonde Feeling Like an Airhead

Megan Stewart | Posted 09.29.2012 | College
Megan Stewart

Upon exiting the Tube, London's subway system, signs for Olympic park pointed both left and right. After following the tube crowd to the left, we realized the Park was to the right and we all did a 180 degree turn.

'I Was Running for My Life, Now I Run for Team USA'

Lopez Lomong | Posted 09.29.2012 | Impact
Lopez Lomong

Yes, I think of winning Olympic gold, representing the USA and expressing my appreciation for all that this country has given to me in blessing upon overwhelming blessing.

Where to Eat at the Olympics: 5 of London's Best

Steve Harmon | Posted 09.28.2012 | Home
Steve Harmon

As the millions of visitors converge on the Olympic Games, the spectators have their own hunger games, as in where to eat? London offers an array of foods for all types of fans, from the horrible to the great.

Revisiting Britpop in 2012

Kayley Kravitz | Posted 09.28.2012 | Home
Kayley Kravitz

Just as it had been in the swinging '60s, London was hip again. The '90s ushered in an era known as "Cool Britannia." Of course, most Americans didn't care but oddly enough, some of them (myself included) identified strongly with Britpop.

Let the Games Begin (PHOTOS)

Amanda Furrer | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Amanda Furrer

I was nervous to be in front of so many people! I was nervous to meet all the other athletes. I was so anxious to officially become an Olympian.

Zach Carter

Gibbs: Romney Embarrassed Our Country | Zach Carter | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's former spokesman Robert Gibbs mocked Mitt Romney's recent barrage of gaffes in London, saying the former Massac...

The BEST Late Night Clips Of The Week

Matt Wilstein | Posted 09.27.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

This week found Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert trying to delicately deal with the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado and the other late night hosts mo...

PHOTOS: Dig Into August Food Fests

Oyster | Posted 09.27.2012 | Travel

It's time to take a bite out of summer.

Friday Talking Points -- Going For The Gold

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats in the Senate put together a bill which will extend the Bush tax cuts for everyone. The news media, who are infamously bad at math, missed this fact. But under the Democrats' plan, every taxpayer will pay less in taxes than if the Bush tax cuts were allowed to expire.

Top 12 Names for Mitt Romney's Disastrous Foreign Trip

El Guapo | Posted 09.26.2012 | Comedy
El Guapo

Mitt's little trip needs a good name. Here are some of El Guapo's ideas: 1. Just Keepin it Anglo-Saxy, Playa 2. Obama 2012 ... 3. He's got moves like Jag-off

INFOGRAPHIC: How London Olympics Staffers Prepare For The Games

Viator | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel

What exactly does it take to host the Olympics? A lot of workers, thousands of hotel rooms and more basketballs than you might have guessed!

With Nike's "Ambush Marketing," Olympic Committee Proves It Lost the Spirit of the Games

Ryan Holiday | Posted 09.26.2012 | Media
Ryan Holiday

Marketing has taken over the Olympic Games, and London's draconian control of media messaging seems to have actually made things worse.

How Travelers Can Benefit From The Olympic Myth

Peter Greenberg | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel
Peter Greenberg

When the Olympic Games conclude, the UK will be on sale for the rest of the year. No gold medals will be awarded for logic, common sense or pricing.

PHOTOS: London's Best Hotels For Celebrity Sightings

Oyster | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel

How do you increase your chances of running into a celeb in the flesh? Follow the paparazzi or stay at a hotel frequented by the rich and infamous. We recommend the latter.

Enjoy The Olympics The Old Fashioned Way: Naked

Tom Mulhall | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel
Tom Mulhall

"Not all the Greek Runners in the Original Olympics were totally naked. Some wore shoes."

A Budget-Friendly Olympics?

EuroCheapo | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel

Traveling to London on a budget poses a royal challenge even during non-peak times. So you can only imagine the kind of hurdle London presents to travelers minding their pounds during the upcoming Olympic Games, which run July 27 through August 12.

PHOTOS: A Trip Along London's Canals

Kate Auletta | Posted 11.05.2012 | Travel
Kate Auletta

I found the canal near the Park's western edge, where I was suddenly ensconced in silence.

INFOGRAPHIC: Staggering Olympic Tourism Stats

Home Away | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel
Home Away

Whether you'll be following along on the TV, Internet or sidelines, what better way to hype yourself up for the 2012 Summer Olympics than to marvel at its massiveness?

PHOTOS: 10 Things You Didn't Know About London's Olympic Venues

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.26.2012 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

Here, we look at the oldest and the newest Olympic venues in town.

Eight Reasons Why You Should Attend the Olympic Games

Kiratiana Freelon | Posted 09.25.2012 | Black Voices
Kiratiana Freelon

If I share my experience at the London 2012 games with you, maybe I can convince you to make this trip at least once in your lifetime. Below are the eight reasons why you should start thinking about Rio 2016 right now, even before the London Games start.