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2012 London Olympic Games

What Happens at the Olympics...

Esther Lofgren | Posted 12.01.2012 | Sports
Esther Lofgren

Everything post-Olympics over in London was pretty amazing. Not as debaucherous as everyone keeps wondering, but an incredible trip, with every single day jam-packed with awesome.

Managing the Olympic Legacy

Anita L. DeFrantz | Posted 10.17.2012 | Los Angeles
Anita L. DeFrantz

I just left London and it is a city enjoying the glorious feeling of a job well done by the citizens who hosted the Games of the XXX Olympiad.

5 Things You Didn't Know About The London Olympics

Posted 08.12.2012 | College

With the pomp, circumstance and 40-foot Voldemort at the opening ceremony behind us, we progressives are at leisure to lazily watch some aggressive pi...

Team USA Overcomes Gutsy Spain Team To Win Gold Medal

Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The "program" that Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski have built -- as well as stars' ability to put away their egos -- has once again made it cool for multi-millionaires to represent the red, white and blue

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 ...

Gay Olympians Are Triumphant In London -- But Will The Next Host City Be As Welcoming?

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.09.2012 | Gay Voices

LONDON -- It has been a great games for gay Olympians – probably. British equestrian Carl Hester won gold in team dressage in London. Midfielde...

The Cost Of Being An Olympian

SmartMoney | Charles Passy | Posted 08.09.2012 | Money

SmartMoney: Mama, don’t let your babies grow up to be Olympians. It may not have the ring of the original Willie Nelson/Waylon Jennings song t...

Jordan Schultz

Misty May-Treanor And Kerri Walsh Jennings On Olympic Gold, 'Brokenhearted' Feelings

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.09.2012 | Sports

If all good things must come to an end, then in the case of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, at least it took a very, very long time. Fr...

How To Shoot More Like An Olympic Photographer

Danny Groner | Posted 10.08.2012 | Technology
Danny Groner

As the world marvels at the athletic prowess on display at the Olympic Games, many people are also talking about the breathtaking photography coming out of London.

Why The Heck Is Obama Supporting The Olympic Tax Break Idea?

Slate | Matthew Yglesias | Posted 08.08.2012 | Business

If they gave out awards for dumb new policy ideas, President Obama and Republican rising star Sen. Marco Rubio would both be medaling this week. T...

WATCH: Injured Hurdler's Inspirational Finish

The Huffington Post | Katherine Bindley | Posted 08.08.2012 | Good News

First-place finishes often garner the most attention, but sometimes, last-place finishes become the most memorable. During the London Games, that i...

Alex Morgan Becoming America's Darling In London

Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

While goalie Hope Solo and striker Abby Wambach remain two of the most decorated players in the game, it is the fast ascending Morgan -- one of Team USA's youngest players -- who may turn out to be its most recognizable after her 123rd-minute striking header against Canada.

Team USA Struggles: Fluke Or Real? (Video)

Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The Americans -- fresh off their Dream Team declaration -- face Australia in the knockout round Wednesday, but fiercer opponents await. What will happen next?

Which Celeb's Cat Likes Watching The Olympics

People | Posted 08.07.2012 | Celebrity

Taylor Swift's cat has caught the Olympic spirit! ...

Usain Bolt Wins 100-Meter, But Has Plenty Left To Accomplish

Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

In successfully defending his 100-meter title, he became just the third sprinter ever to do so, but given his dominance, the world wants -- and needs -- to see more.

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...

2012 Olympic Basketball: Team USA Survives Against Powerful Lithuanians

Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

LeBron and Kobe Bryant have made it clear that they believe their 2012 team would beat the 1992 Dream Team, but word to the wise: Get through this field before making any other declarations about the single greatest team ever assembled.

Olympic Badminton Fix: Awful Or Not So Bad? (Video)

Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

In a new video with Noah Coslov and CineSport, we break down the Olympic badminton scandal. Yes, that's right; we are talking about badminton!

Ann Romney 'Thrilled To Death' Over Horse's Olympic Performance

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

LONDON — The horse with the weight of a U.S. presidential campaign riding on her back didn't disappoint. Ann Romney said Thursday that Rafalca ...

Michael Phelps & Ryan Lochte Love This Professor's Speedo

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 08.01.2012 | College

You don't have to be an athlete to make a splash in the Olympics. Rick Sharp, a kinesiology professor at Iowa State University, is responsible for...

Changing The Face Of U.S. Gymnastics

AP | WILL GRAVES | Posted 08.01.2012 | Latino Voices

LONDON -- John Orozco knew from an early age he never quite fit in. Not at school, where his classmates would tease the soft-spoken Orozco for his sh...

A Greco-Roman Wrestler's Olympic Promise

BSU at the Games | Conor Hockett | Posted 08.01.2012 | College

When Ben Provisor was a freshman on the wrestling team at Stevens Point High School in Wisconsin, goal cards were handed out to everyone during a prac...

American Sprinter Tyson Gay Goes For Gold Medal One Final Time

Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

At the trials, Gay -- now a veteran at 30 years old and still without an Olympic medal -- qualified after a mere six weeks of training. Yet the harsh reality for Gay is that he must race in the fiercest era of sprinting history.

The 1936 Olympics: The Man Who Beat Jesse Owens

Ben Arogundade | Posted 09.29.2012 | Sports
Ben Arogundade

Owens was a "floater" -- fleet-footed, with a very upright, almost regal posture and an elegant smoothness across the surface, as if he was running on feathers. These days, everyone runs the same. They are fast, but kinetically less beautiful.

Olympics Ratings Continue To Sizzle On NBC

Posted 07.30.2012 | TV

Viewership of NBC's coverage of the 2012 Olympics continues to grow. NBC kicked things off with a bang on Fri., July 27 with 40.7 million people t...