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Summer Olympics 2012

Top 5 Sports Stories

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.

Russian Gymnast Finally Wins Gold

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) - Aliya Mustafina couldn't take her eyes off the scoreboard, staring it with pride and delight. She capped an impressive comeback from ...

Bolt Is Back

AP | HOWARD FENDRICH | Posted 10.05.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Lining up for the Olympic 100-meter final, Usain Bolt wrapped up his signature prerace preening by lifting a finger to his lips. Shhhh...

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...

USA Sprinter Wins Women's 400-Meter Race

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 10.05.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Disappointment, tears and that oh-so-unsatisfying color – bronze – are all in the past for Sanya Richards-Ross. On this tr...

Creating Olympic Heroes

Nikki Stone | Posted 10.05.2012 | Sports
Nikki Stone

It was always the memory of those athletes that helped me persevere through hard times and push past insurmountable obstacles -- and believe me, there were many. And ten years later, I was walking into my own Olympic Opening Ceremonies.

China's Female Super Heavyweight Breaks Weightlifting World Record

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 10.05.2012 | Sports

LONDON — The world's strongest woman is quite the weightlifter. She's just not much of a farmer. China's Zhou Lulu won a record-smashing super-...

Murray Beats Federer For Singles Gold

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 08.05.2012 | Sports

Andy Murray has won the gold medal in the Olympic men's singles competition, dominating Roger Federer in straight sets in the final 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 at W...

LIVE: Federer vs. Murray For Gold

Posted 08.05.2012 | Sports

Here we go again. It wasn't too long ago when Roger Federer and Andy Murray faced off in the Wimbledon Final. The Swiss star dropped the first set...

LOOK: Obamas Congratulate Michael Phelps

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

Michelle Obama took to Twitter on Saturday night to congratulate Michael Phelps. "Wow @MichaelPhelps! Barack & I have been cheering you on! We're s...

South Korea Beats Britain In Thrilling Olympic Shootout

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

CARDIFF, Wales — South Korea beat Britain 5-4 in a penalty shootout on Saturday night, advancing to the semifinal of the men's soccer tournament...

Great Britain Star Wins Olympic Heptathlon

AP | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Jessica Ennis won the Olympic heptathlon gold medal on Saturday, the first for Britain on the track at the London Games. Ennis started with...

Great Britain Olympian Wins Gold In Long Jump

AP | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Greg Rutherford rode the atmosphere of a vocal, capacity crowd to win the long jump Saturday and deliver Britain its second Olympic track an...

U.S Women Break World Record In Final Relay

AP | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The United States set a world record to win the women's medley relay at the London Olympics on Saturday. The Americans clocked 3 minutes, 5...

The Table Tennis Version Of 'Doping'

AP | STEPHEN WADE | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Maybe they should be called paddle-enhancing substances. Players seeking an edge in table tennis have been known to use some banned substan...

Bryan Brothers Win First Doubles Gold Medal

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — In his final feat of athleticism at the Olympics, Bob Bryan caught his brother. Mike Bryan leaped into his twin's arms aft...

Serena Dominates Sharapova To Win Gold Medal

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — As Serena Williams stood atop the medal podium, her career Golden Slam complete thanks to an Olympic rout, the gusty wind o...

Jets Star Leaves Camp To See Sis Compete In Olympics

AP | DENNIS WASZAK Jr. | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

CORTLAND, N.Y. (AP) — Nick Mangold had an Olympic-sized change of heart. The All-Pro center left New York Jets training camp Saturday...

Britain Star Stays Strong On First Day Of Olympic Heptathlon

AP | MARK LONG | Posted 10.03.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Britain's Jessica Ennis stared at the scoreboard, waiting for her time to post, and then thrust her arms into the air. Another persona...

Murray Edges Djokovic To Set Up Wimbledon Rematch

AP | Posted 10.03.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — Andy Murray of Britain clinched at least a silver medal Friday and advanced to the Olympic final by beating No. 2-seeded No...

Social Media Is Ruining the Olympics

Greg Jacobs | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Greg Jacobs

Four years ago, I didn't have an iPhone and I had only recently gotten a Facebook account. Watching the Olympics was more exciting because I didn't know what would happen next.

What Girls Can Learn From Olympic Grrrrrrrrrrrl Power

Barbara & Shannon Kelley | Posted 10.03.2012 | Women
Barbara & Shannon Kelley

The Olympic Games are a good metaphor for a lot of what we call "real life."

15-Year-Old American Wins Gold

AP | Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- American 15-year-old Katie Ledecky won the 800-meter freestyle at the London Olympics on Friday. The youngest member of the U.S. swim team ...

Federer Wins Marathon Match To Reach Olympic Final

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 10.03.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — Roger Federer leaned on the net, exhausted but exhilarated after winning the final set 19-17 to earn his first Olympic sing...

Sharapova Advances To Gold Medal Match

AP | Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England -- Maria Sharapova will play for gold in the Olympic tennis final. The third-seeded Sharapova defeated Russian teammate Maria Kiri...