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Summer Olympics 2012

Lessons From the Olympics

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

The London Olympics were a smashing success. While there was some disappointment at the lack of revenue raised during the games -- that perspective will be short term. These Olympics have left an indelible impression on millions around the world.

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...

Summer Olympics: Seen and Heard With Our Students at the Games

Chad Barr | Posted 10.13.2012 | College
Chad Barr

Indeed, throughout this Olympic fortnight in London, our students learned more about the business of the Olympics, first-hand, than we could ever teach them solely in the classroom.

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...

What Athletes Have Been the Biggest Disappointments So Far at the Olympics?

Quora | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Ambra Nykol, Freelance Writer I certainly don't have an exhaustive perspective on every athlet...

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...

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...

In Quest of the Olympic Spirit: The Marathon

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports
Michael Radou Moussou

A marathon is one of the best ways for a city to showcase its profile. London's final landmark will be nothing less than the greatest bastion of Britishness, the place where red-coated guards, 'queen and country' come together: Buckingham Palace.

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...

WATCH: Harshest Olympic Commentary

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports

Journalistically speaking, there is value in pointing out fault. And if there was a Pulitzer Prize awarded solely for that practice, NBC's Olympic com...

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...

It's Gay-OK To Play With Your Balls!

Carl Sandler | Posted 10.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Carl Sandler

Young gay people of all ages, especially gay men, continue to be discouraged from pursuing team sports. That's a shame. Sports need gay players, and, more importantly, gay people, both those who are athletes and those who could be encouraged to be more athletic, need sports.

Oscar Pistorius' Prosthetic Legs: Do They Give Him an Advantage Over Other Olympic Runners?

Rami Hashish, DPT | Posted 10.10.2012 | Science
Rami Hashish, DPT

There is a faction of dissenters who believe that Pistorius is at an advantage over his able-bodied peers. Biomechanist Roger Kram of the University of Colorado and biophysicist Hugh Herr of MIT led a team of scientists to investigate this perceived advantage.

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...

Divisive Piety at the Olympics?

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports
David Katz, M.D.

When American athletes -- and if not exclusively, it does seem to be at least particularly American athletes -- are interviewed after a winning performance, they tend to accredit the victory to God first and foremost. God comes in ahead of spouses, parents, and even coaches.

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...

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 ...

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...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 10.10.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Usain Bolt goes double/double, winning the 100 and 200 meter gold for the second straight Olympics.