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2012 Olympic Games

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...

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...

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...

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...

London Olympics Medal Count Results

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Most medals, most gold medals. The U.S. got what it wanted from these Olympics. So did Britain, riding the wave of home-field advantag...

France Wins Second Straight Olympic Handbal Gold Medal

AP | CHRIS BRUMMITT | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON — France's lead was trimmed to one on three occasions, and it responded each time. The French became the first men's handball team to wi...

Varner Gives U.S. Two Olympic Wrestling Golds

AP | LUKE MEREDITH | Posted 08.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Cael Sanderson spent the past seven years teaching Jake Varner how to be a world champion – and he was there Sunday when Varner joined...

Ugandan Wins Olympic Men's Marathon

AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Stephen Kiprotich rounded a corner late in the race and simply took off. A surprise surge from a surprise winner. So swift and unexpected...

Huge Olympic Diving Upset

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 10.11.2012 | Sports

LONDON — David Boudia used to be scared to dive off the 10-meter platform. Yet when it counted the most, he never flinched. The American plunge...

FIVE IN A ROW

AP | DOUG FEINBERG | Posted 10.11.2012 | Sports

LONDON — The names change, not the results. Just call the U.S. women's basketball team Olympic champion – again. The Americans won their ...

Brazil Stuns U.S For Women's Volleyball Gold

AP | ANNE M. PETERSON | Posted 10.11.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Destinee wasn't enough. Brazil denied the United States its first Olympic gold medal in women's volleyball Saturday in a 3-1 upset tha...

Russian Female Sets World Record In Olympic Race Walk

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 10.11.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Elena Lashmanova of Russia set a world record in the 20-kilometer race walk on Saturday, overtaking defending champion Olga Kaniskina t...

Female Syrian Hurdler Kicked Out Of Olympics

AP | Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- A female hurdler from Syria was kicked out of the London Olympics on Saturday after failing a drug test. The IOC said 400-meter hurdler Ghf...

London Medal Count: U.S. vs. China

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 08.10.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- With a surge of medals in track and field, the United States has sprinted ahead of China and is poised to finish atop the medals table at th...

Jamaican Jubilation

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 08.10.2012 | Sports

KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Throngs of Jamaicans erupted with shouts of joy Thursday as Usain Bolt and two of his countrymen swept the men's 200-meter race a...

Brazilian Cyclist Crashes In Olympic BMX Semis

AP | Posted 08.10.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- BMX rider Squel Stein of Brazil crashed during Friday's semifinals of the BMX competition and was taken from the course on a stretcher. Ste...

Olympian Fit Tips: Everything In Moderation

Misty Hyman | Posted 10.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Misty Hyman

One of my biggest challenges upon hanging up my racing suit was learning how to be fit and healthy without holding myself to those Olympic standards (which are nearly impossible to sustain). I am not alone in this.

French Olympic Runner Sent Home

AP | SAMUEL PETREQUIN | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports

LONDON — French runner Hassan Hirt tested positive for the blood-booster EPO, an official with knowledge of the result told The Associated Press...

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,...

U.S. Women Win Third Straight Soccer Gold

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 10.09.2012 | Sports

WEMBLEY, England — Abby Wambach didn't put on her "Greatness Has Been Found" T-shirt right away. She instead strayed from her teammates and knel...

U.S Women Win Gold In Olympic Water Polo

AP | RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.09.2012 | Sports

LONDON — The United States won its first gold medal in women's water polo, getting five goals from Maggie Steffens and a sterling performance fr...

Belgian Cyclist Out Of Olympics After Drunken Night

AP | Posted 08.09.2012 | Sports

BRUSSELS -- The Belgian Olympic Committee says it has told cyclist Gijs van Hoecke to leave the Olympics after photos appeared of him looking drunk an...

Canada Stuns France To Win Bronze

AP | Posted 10.09.2012 | Sports

COVENTRY, England — Diana Matheson scored in injury time Thursday to give Canada the Olympic bronze medal in women's soccer with a 1-0 victory o...

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...

Americans Win Third Straight Beach Volleyball Gold

AP | JIMMY GOLEN | Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Misty May-Treanor danced on the sand and then off it, leaving Horse Guards Parade with Kerri Walsh Jennings and a third gold medal. Pl...