| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:18 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - The ancient Greeks believed athletes should avoid sex before sport, but modern Olympians and scientists are torn over the merits of in-competition coitus and whether abstinence enhances performance.
For years coaches and athletes...
| Aug 7, 2012
The last two days have been filled with great experiences. We took a trip to Abbey Road and walked the crosswalk of the Beatles, saw "Bolt" run the 200 m, talked with the U.S.A. super heavyweight boxer, Dominick Breazeale, on the train and watched the...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 7:22 PM
It must be true: All good things indeed must come to an end — a fireworks-strafing, confetti-showering and rock-god-reviving end if you're talking about the Summer Olympics that concluded Sunday.
"We lit the flame, and we lit up the world," said...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 8:33 PM
The games are over. The Olympic flame has been extinguished. The athletes have headed home.
However, the accolades have just begun. Observers around the globe have hailed London 2012 a smashing success.
NBC awarded itself a gold medal for its coverage....
| Jul 23, 2012
| 3:42 PM
LONDON – As worldwide pressure grows for a memorial to the 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre during Friday’s opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Games, the International Olympic Committee continues to be resolutely...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 12:00 PM
You might recall the Elvis Costello lyric in "Tramp the Dirt Down," referencing Margaret Thatcher, the former British prime minister who died Monday: "I'll stand on your grave and tramp the dirt down."
Then there is the Morrissey lyric: "The kind people...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:58 AM
LONDON -- Two attackers wielding a number of weapons allegedly killed a man in broad daylight on a London street and then were shot by police Wednesday in an incident that may have been terrorism-related.
The assault took place about 2:20 p.m. near a...
| May 22, 2013
| 12:52 PM
LONDON -- Prime Minister David Cameron says there are "strong indications" that a killing Wednesday near a military barracks in the Woolwich section of south London was a terrorist attack.
Speaking in Paris at a meeting with French President Francois...
| May 23, 2013
| 3:49 AM
LONDON -- As police scoured the attack site for evidence, authorities confirmed Thursday that a man who was hacked to death on a London street before horrified bystanders in an apparent terrorist assault was a member of Britain’s armed forces.
| May 4, 2012
Boris Johnson, the floppy-haired, often hilarious mayor of London, wins a second term. Johnson, a Conservative, beats Labor Party candidate Ken Livingstone, the man who was mayor of the British capital before him....
| May 3, 2012
Londoners choose their mayor; London's present leader looks likely to remain;...