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London 2012

Olympics Medals Locked In Tower

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 07.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- There's safe, and then there's Tower of London safe. To avoid risking an ounce of precious Olympic metal, London's organizers handed over t...


AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 09.01.2012 | Sports

EUGENE, Ore. -- The runoff to settle a third-place tie in the women's 100 meters at the U.S. track trials is off - for now. Sprinter Jeneba Tarmoh ...

Phelps Drops Bid For Another Eight Olympic Gold Medals

AP | BETH HARRIS | Posted 09.01.2012 | Sports

OMAHA, Neb. (Associated Press) — Eight was enough for Michael Phelps in Beijing. The world's greatest swimmer dropped one of his eight Olympic ev...

'Flying Squirrel' Heading For London

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Now that she's on her way to the Olympics, Gabby Douglas has a new goal. "I'm hoping I can catch an accent," she said. "I've alwa...

Michael Phelps Locks Up Olympic Program

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports

OMAHA, Neb. — Michael Phelps' Olympic program is set. He'll be going for another eight gold medals. He's not the only one who'll be busy in Lon...

100 Meters, Two Sprinters And One Olympic Berth

AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports

EUGENE, Ore. — Reluctantly, Jeneba Tarmoh will step into the blocks Monday to break a third-place tie she feels was already decided fair and squ...

Advanced Screening: Phelps, Lochte Provide Another Preview Of London Games

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 08.31.2012 | Sports

OMAHA, Neb. — If this week in America's heartland is any indication, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are going to put on quite a show in London. ...

Rubber Match: Phelps vs. Lochte In 200-Meter Medley

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 08.29.2012 | Sports

OMAHA, Neb. -- Brendan Hansen and Eric Shanteau were the favorites. The race was a different matter....

How (Not) To Host the Olympics (Part II)

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 06.28.2012 | Home

By Vanessa Quirk Click here for the original article. "We Will Not Leave" Words painted on a wall in a neighborhood slated for demolition. Despi...

PHOTOS: 9 Inspirational Olympians You've Never Heard Of

Stephen Amidon | Posted 08.28.2012 | Books
Stephen Amidon

There is something special about an Olympian. While many athletes are treated like gods, the breed of competitors who materialize every four years occupies the upper reaches of the pantheon. There seems to be something a little more pure, a little more genuine about them.

Coach K: 'I Know LeBron Will Play'

AP | JOEDY McCREARY | Posted 06.21.2012 | Sports

DURHAM, N.C. -- Mike Krzyzewski expects LeBron James to play for the U.S. Olympic team. Again balancing coaching duties between the U.S. and Duke, Kr...

Olympics 2012: We Could've Done Without Bleacher Report's '100 Hottest Female Olympians'

Emma Gray | Posted 08.20.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

The Summer Olympics are beginning next month and London 2012 hype is in full swing. It was just a matter of time before some guy took the time to write an absurdly retro article telling straight dudes how female athletes are like, totally hot.

5 Things We're Into This Week!

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.19.2012 | Teen

This is the latest installment in a new series where the HuffPost Teen editors round up five things they're excited about each week -- from new video ...

Facebook Ready To 'Discover London 2012'

AP | Posted 06.18.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Facebook on Monday launched an official London Olympics page for fans to connect with their favorite athletes and teams, a move it says can ...

WATCH: Olympic Torch Bearer Proposes To Girlfriend During Relay

AP | Posted 06.18.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- An Olympic torch bearer has proposed to his girlfriend as he carried the Olympics torch through the streets of northern England. David Stat...

PHOTOS: 100 Hottest Olympic Athletes

Bleacher Report | Posted 06.18.2012 | Sports

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London are only a month away, and almost all of the athletes have already qualified or are in the process of qualifying to...

Could U.S. Olympics Uniforms Make Athletes Faster?

AP | SAMANTHA CRITCHELL | Posted 06.15.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- U.S. Olympic track and field athletes will wear uniforms at the London Summer Olympics that Nike says could shave up to 0.023 seconds off ...

NBC Vastly Expanding Live Stream Olympics Coverage

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 08.15.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — If you miss any of your favorite events during the upcoming Summer Olympics in London, don't blame NBC. Every sport, ...

London Olympics By The Numbers

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.15.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The London Olympics this summer is big, big, big by any measure. Here are a few numbers from Olympic organizers that put the July 27-Aug. 12...

Queen's Granddaughter Going For Olympic Gold

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 06.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- One thing is often said about Queen Elizabeth II's oldest granddaughter, Zara Phillips: she thrives under pressure. It's about to be a very ...

Shawn Johnson Ends Comeback Bid, Retires

AP | NANCY ARMOUR | Posted 08.03.2012 | Sports

The knee injury that sparked Shawn Johnson's comeback put an end to it, too. The Olympic gold medalist announced her retirement Sunday, saying repeat...

Hey London, Sponsor This!

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.25.2012 | Business

Olympics organizers are doing what they can to eliminate competition for their sponsors. Too much maybe? Several media outlets are making sport of ...

Tebow Hit With 'Lolo' Chant By Teammates

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2012 | Sports

When U.S. Olympian Lolo Jones discussed her decision to wait to have sex until marriage during a recent episode of HBO's "Real Sports" she joined Tim ...

All Eyes on London 2012: Remember the Night Kerri Strug Made a Nation Cry

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 05.25.2012 | Sports
Ben Kerschberg

The legendary Bela Karolyi told her that the team needed her second vault to win the gold. No pressure. The team needs you. The United States needs you -- and a 9.493.

London Olympics To Hold Hunger Summit

Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen & Jessica Prois | Posted 05.24.2012 | Impact

London will use its spotlight to illuminate more than just the world's greatest athletes during the 2012 Olympics. British Prime Minister David Cam...