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Summer Olympics 2012

Your Twitter Guide to the London 2012 Olympic Games

Andy Miah | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
Andy Miah

What should you do to make sure you don't miss out on crucial information as the Games begin? Here's a quick guide to some of the key Twitter accounts that are worth following.

#NBCfail Economics

Jeff Jarvis | Posted 07.30.2012 | Media
Jeff Jarvis

I still believe that if NBC gave the fans what they wanted rather than trying to make them do what NBC thinks it wants, NBC could win by growing audience and engagement and thus better serving sponsors. I ask you to imagine what Olympics coverage would look like if Google had acquired the rights.

2012 Olympic Basketball: Medal Contenders

Terry Lyons | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Terry Lyons

While there wasn't much suspense to the bold prediction that the USA will win gold at London 2012, the first part of this preview begs an answer to the question; Who might upset the US in men's basketball?

3 Perfect Starts In Olympic Boxing

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Britain, Ireland and the revitalized American team are all off to a perfect start in the Olympic boxing tournament. Jose Ramirez and E...

South Africa's Gold Drought Ends In World-Record Fashion

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Cameron van der Burgh hit the wall, turned around and checked the scoreboard. He had just become South Africa's first man to win an ind...

Djokovic Wins Olympic Opener

AP | STEVEN WINE | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — Novak Djokovic waited out a 3 1/2-hour rain delay Sunday, and when his Olympic match resumed, he paid a heavy price for los...

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.

With Olympic Horse Folks -- Royal and Common

Heather Lende | Posted 07.29.2012 | Sports
Heather Lende

It may take a village to rear a child, but it takes more of a kingdom to raise an Olympic event horse. Which is why if you are just part of a rider's family like I am, it is a challenge to get one of Karen's packet of complimentary Olympic tickets.

South Korea Wins Historic Gold Medal

AP | BETSY BLANEY | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON — The South Koreans stayed perfect in women's team archery Sunday, winning their seventh straight gold medal – every one since the ...

'When David Wants It, David Takes It'

AP | ANNE M. PETERSON | Posted 07.29.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- At UC Irvine, coach John Speraw had the "David Smith Rule" for his star middle blocker. "That means, `When David wants it, David takes it,'...

Dutch Rider Wins Gold Women's Road Race

AP | DAVE SKRETTA | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Marianne Vos gently lifted the Olympic medal hanging around her neck, flipping it over and over in her fingers, almost as if she couldn...

Murray Dominates In Olympic Opener

AP | Posted 07.29.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England -- Andy Murray of Britain returned Sunday to the court where he lost this month's Wimbledon final and won his opening match at the ...

USA Routs France In Olympic Basketball Opener

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON — The hiccups outnumbered the highlights, and for a while the U.S. racked up fouls faster than points. The opener wasn't artistic....

Discovering the Meaning of 'Olympic Movement'

Caroline Queen | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Caroline Queen

When I visualize, I gain virtual experience on the course. Imagining the run helps me anticipate mistakes and gives me the opportunity to fix them before my boat even touches the water.

LIVE: USA Basketball vs. France

Posted 07.29.2012 | Sports

For the time being there is no point in debating whether the 2012 USA basketball team could take down the 1992 Dream Team. First, we need to find out ...

Tom Jones Cancels Olympics Gig

AP | Posted 09.28.2012 | Entertainment

LONDON — Tom Jones has apologized to fans after pulling out of an Olympic celebration concert in London after contracting bronchitis. The 72-ye...

Olympic Gymnast Suspended For Doping

AP | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON — A female gymnast from Uzbekistan was provisionally suspended from the London Olympics on Sunday after failing a drug test, the second d...

Outrage Over Empty Seats At Olympic Venues

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 07.29.2012 | Sports

These are some of the hottest tickets in London, and yet, empty seats have been seen for dozens of events thus far at Olympic venues. The scene is ...

U.S. Swimmer Earns 12th Career Olympic Medal.. Without Swimming In Final

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 07.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Natalie Coughlin is a perfect 12 for 12 in Olympic races. Only this time, she earned a medal without swimming in the final. Coughlin tied J...

Solo Lashes Out At Soccer Analyst

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 09.27.2012 | Sports

GLASGOW, Scotland — U.S. goaltender Hope Solo went on a Twitter rant against former player Brandi Chastain on Saturday for comments made during ...

Australia Wins Gold In 400m Freestyle Relay

AP | Posted 07.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Australia has won gold in the women's 400-meter freestyle relay, setting an Olympic record of 3 minutes, 33.15 seconds Saturday night. The ...

Hope Solo Rips Former U.S. Soccer Star On Twitter

Posted 07.28.2012 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing We have our first juicy feud of the London Olympics, and they involve two American athletes! Current US Soccer sta...

Lochte Takes Gold

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.02.2012 | Sports

Ryan Lochte has won gold in the 400-meter individual medley while Michael Phelps goes away from the event empty handed, having finished fourth. Lochte...

What Are Some Subtle Details of the 2012 London Opening Ceremony That We May Not Have Caught?

Quora | Posted 07.28.2012 | Sports
Quora

The British opening ceremony was a total rejection of each and every one of the traits seen at the Beijing Olympics opening ceremony . It was humorous, self deprecating, soft, whimsical and creative.

Watching the Olympics and Seeing a Larger Picture

Carol Smaldino | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

Can you imagine an Olympics effort that fosters the depth and breadth of talent of our young people, of young people all over the world, who may see better than we do, into the flaws of our world, and what it would take to put it together?