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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.

A Family Affair At The Finish Line | Lindsey Gelwicks | Posted 08.07.2012 | College

As the last notes of the U.S. national anthem echoed across Hampton Court Palace, two-year-old Lucas Savola was finally allowed to join his mother, Kr...

Gabby Douglas Comes Up Empty On Uneven Bars

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports

Gabby Douglas can't win them all. Finishing last in the field of eight competitors in the women's uneven bars final, the U.S. gymnast couldn't add...

How Women Olympians Deal With The Pressure To Be 'Feminine'

Salon | Posted 08.06.2012 | Women

Athleticism in women has generated social unease going back at least as far as the Greek myth of Atalanta, the princess who refused to marry a man who...

SLIDESHOW: A Salute To The Olympics' 16 Military Competitors

Posted 08.06.2012 | Impact

Whether it's on the battlefield or in the Olympic stadium, these military competitors prove that limits simply don't exist. 16 members of the milit...

U.S. Olympian Expelled From Olympics For Positive Cannabis Test

AP | GRAHAM DUNBAR | Posted 10.06.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the Olympics for doping Monday, saying he unintentionally ate something before the ga...

WATCH: Fox News Goes After Gabby Douglas

Posted 08.06.2012 | Media

Fox News had one burning question to raise after Gabby Douglas' gold medal performance at the women's gymnastics individual all-around competition in ...

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.

Gabby Douglas' Mother Filed For Bankruptcy?

AP | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices

NORFOLK, Va. — Court records show that the mother of Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas filed for bankruptcy earlier this year in Virginia. The fili...

Sister Act III: Williams Sisters Make History

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.05.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England — Serena Williams relishes her role as copycat little sister. Even if it takes her 12 years. Now she has that Olympic double...

Olympics Produce Wimbledon Rematch

AP | JANIE McCAULEY | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

WIMBLEDON, England -- There will be mania among the picnickers on Murray Mount, and a proud contingent of Brits far rowdier than those strawberries-an...

Oscar Pistorius Revolutionizes Olympic Notions

AP | JOHN LEICESTER | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- There are times when history only becomes clear with hindsight and others – rarer, more goose-bumpy – when you actually feel it ...

Phelps Goes Out In Style

AP | PAUL NEWBERRY | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON — As if 22 medal ceremonies over the last three Olympics weren't enough, Michael Phelps was summoned back to the pool deck for one more a...

U.S. And China Neck-And-Neck In Medal Race

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The red, white and blue is painting the Olympics gold, silver and bronze. Midway through the London Games, the United States is locked in...

Russia Snaps U.S. Streak

AP | ANNE M. PETERSON | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The U.S. men's volleyball team learned there's no relaxing against the Russians. The United States took a two-set lead against Russia in ...

Murdoch's Poolside Visit Puts Minister In Hot Water

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.04.2012 | Media

Britain's Culture Secretary is in some hot water over a poolside visit with media tycoon Rupert Murdoch. Jeremy Hunt, the most senior m...

Friends Battle For Gold In Emotional Track Duel

AP | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Mo Farah won the 10,000 meters at the London Olympics to give Britain three gold medals in track and field in about one hour on Saturday nig...

Should U.S. Women Change Strategy?

AP | JOSEPH WHITE | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The U.S. women's soccer team digs the long ball. Maybe a little too much. It's hard to blame the players. ...

Fight On! Controversial Decision Against U.S. Boxer Overturned

AP | GREG BEACHAM | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Errol Spence thought he was out of the Olympics, one last U.S. boxer done in by the vagaries of the amateur scoring system. The welterweight...

What It's Like To Cover The Olympics From Far Away

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 10.04.2012 | Media

NEW YORK — Between Olympic soccer matches, NBC analyst Marcelo Balboa fields texts and emails from friends who ask him, "How's London?" He woul...

The Great Escape: USA Basketball Rallies To Avoid Major Upset

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- When the moment arrived, the Americans responded. They're still unbeaten, but no longer untested. Pushed to the max by a fearless Lith...

'Blade Runner' Not Just Making History

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- It began with a smile at the starting line. Moments later, Oscar Pistorius took off and the click-click-clicking of carbon on the track w...

Why Always Having A Camera May Stop Us From Living In The Moment

AP | DANICA KIRKA | Posted 10.03.2012 | Technology

LONDON (AP) — Matthew Driller was holding a navy umbrella, blocking the view of spectators standing five deep and waiting to see the Olympic women's...

The Hottest Sport In London

AP | TIM REYNOLDS | Posted 10.03.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Maybe it's the effect of "The Hunger Games" and bow-and-arrow-toting heroine Katniss Everdeen, or the lure of competing at a 200-year-o...

Rupert Murdoch's Next Big Political Move?

Reuters | Posted 10.04.2012 | Media

By Sara Ledwith LONDON, Aug 3 (Reuters) - London Mayor Boris Johnson hosted R upert Murdoch at an Olympic swimming event on Friday, f...