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Summer Olympics 2012

Lessons From the Olympics

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The London Olympics were a smashing success. While there was some disappointment at the lack of revenue raised during the games -- that perspective will be short term. These Olympics have left an indelible impression on millions around the world.

London Olympics Fails

Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports

With more than 10,000 athletes competing during the London Olympics in just over 300 events, the vast majority of Olympians were always going to go ho...

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.

PHOTOS: How Olympians Celebrated Victories

Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports

Iconic Alabama football coach Bear Bryant was lauded for exhorting player to "act like they've been there before" when reaching the endzone. While thi...

What Athletes Have Been the Biggest Disappointments So Far at the Olympics?

Quora | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Ambra Nykol, Freelance Writer I certainly don't have an exhaustive perspective on every athlete at t...

VOTE: What Was Your Favorite Olympics Moment?

Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports

How will you remember the London Olympics? Will it be the pomp of Opening and Closing ceremonies? The circumstances of Oscar Pistorius' Olympic de...

In Quest of the Olympic Spirit: The Marathon

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports
Michael Radou Moussou

A marathon is one of the best ways for a city to showcase its profile. London's final landmark will be nothing less than the greatest bastion of Britishness, the place where red-coated guards, 'queen and country' come together: Buckingham Palace.

WATCH: Harshest Olympic Commentary

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports

Journalistically speaking, there is value in pointing out fault. And if there was a Pulitzer Prize awarded solely for that practice, NBC's Olympic com...

It's Gay-OK To Play With Your Balls!

Carl Sandler | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Carl Sandler

Young gay people of all ages, especially gay men, continue to be discouraged from pursuing team sports. That's a shame. Sports need gay players, and, more importantly, gay people, both those who are athletes and those who could be encouraged to be more athletic, need sports.

Oscar Pistorius' Prosthetic Legs: Do They Give Him an Advantage Over Other Olympic Runners?

Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT | Posted 10.10.2012 | Science
Rami Hashish, PhD, DPT

There is a faction of dissenters who believe that Pistorius is at an advantage over his able-bodied peers. Biomechanist Roger Kram of the University of Colorado and biophysicist Hugh Herr of MIT led a team of scientists to investigate this perceived advantage.

Divisive Piety at the Olympics?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports
David Katz, M.D.

When American athletes -- and if not exclusively, it does seem to be at least particularly American athletes -- are interviewed after a winning performance, they tend to accredit the victory to God first and foremost. God comes in ahead of spouses, parents, and even coaches.

WATCH: NBC's Outrageous Video Of Female Olympians

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.11.2012 | Women

U.S. female Olympians had earned their country 51 medals as of August 9th, and are on track to surpass the 53 medals secured by U.S. women in Beijing ...

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Len Berman | Posted 10.10.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Usain Bolt goes double/double, winning the 100 and 200 meter gold for the second straight Olympics.

Which Olympic Sport Do You Want To See Kicked Out?

Posted 08.10.2012 | Sports

Not every event during the Summer Olympics can have the high-wattage star power of basketball or soccer or feature the unbridled athleticism of track,...

The British Empire, the Olympic Games and the Power of Sport

Michael Benson | Posted 10.09.2012 | Sports
Michael Benson

London is a city of monuments. This is especially evident as images of this remarkable city and its Olympic venues are beamed to billions of people around the globe during this unparalleled sporting event.

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Len Berman | Posted 10.09.2012 | New York
Len Berman

So where do you draw the line? Cheating is bad, agreed. But how about if everyone else is doing it?

PHOTOS: Amazing Olympics Images From Aug. 8

Posted 08.08.2012 | Sports

Another day at the London Olympics brought with it another flood of memorable moments on the fields -- and courts -- of play and another set of captiv...

The Sexy Olympian Who Wasn't

Derek Hartley | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Derek Hartley

In the run-up to the Olympics, one athlete emerged from the shadows, threatening to take prominence over all others just from the sheer force of his good looks. More importantly, he was a decathlete. There was only one problem: He wasn't competing in the games at all.

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Len Berman | Posted 10.08.2012 | New York
Len Berman

On the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre, when Olympic honchos refused to honor the memory of the slain Israeli athletes with a moment of silence, Aly Raisman was anything but quiet.

Gatlin Still Believes Bolt Is 'Beatable'

Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports

Not long after Usain Bolt left Justin Gatlin and the rest of the field behind en route to winning the 100 meter final at the London Olympics, the worl...

7 Things You Didn't Know About Michael Phelps' New Girlfriend

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 08.08.2012 | Women

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in the world -- and recent retiree -- is officially off the market. The Baltimore Bullet's girlfriend is M...

Argentina Guard Delivers Low Blow To Melo

Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports

The U.S. men's basketball team throttled its opponents from Argentina on Monday night in London but it may have been one of the Americans who felt the...

What Are Little Girls Made Of: The Dangers Of The New Olympics Gender Tests

Maya Rupert | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Maya Rupert

According to the new IOC rules, the test won't be administered to all female athletes but only when "the chief medical officer of a national Olympic committee or a member of the IOC's medical commission requests it." This will disadvantage any woman perceived as not sufficiently feminine.

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Len Berman | Posted 10.06.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Did you hear the one about the guy who got in trouble for sleeping with his wife? Sprinter Kim Collins got booted off the St. Kitts and Nevis Olympic team because he left the Athlete's Village and spent time with his wife at a local hotel.

Usain Bolt Sets Olympic Record

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports

Usain Bolt is back. Racing against a star-studded field in which every qualifier ran faster than 10 seconds in the semifinal, Bolt successfully de...