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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Will Phelps move on from 'fore!' to five?

    Will Phelps move on from 'fore!' to five?
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Bob Bowman is back coaching after a nine-month hiatus. At the first suggestion, however indirect, of his star former swimmer returning, Bowman broke out laughing. “Whatever are you talking about?’’ Bowman said as...
  • Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia

    Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia
    The greatest female pole vaulter ever, a woman whom many consider physically beautiful, showed the ugly face of homophobia two days after winning her third world title in the event Tuesday in Moscow. While Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva cannot be...
  • In the water, Lochte shines brightly

    In the water, Lochte shines brightly
    Since the London Olympics, Ryan Lochte has seemed bent on proving he is not the brightest bulb in the chandelier. Take his reality TV show, “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” (Please). This is what a Washington Post reviewer said about it:...
  • Long Beach's McKayla Maroney repeats as world vault champion

    Long Beach's McKayla Maroney repeats as world vault champion
    McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, who became famous for her quizzical face at the 2012 Olympics when she landed a vault on her bottom after the gold medal had all but been conceded to her, defended her world vault championship Saturday in Antwerp, Belgium....
  • Teen decides on amputation: 'I can do whatever I want with this leg. It's getting cut off'

    Teen decides on amputation: 'I can do whatever I want with this leg. It's getting cut off'
    After some inner turmoil and much self-reflection, 15-year-old Seth Melvin says he's ready to lose his right leg. His words make his parents cringe. "I just want to get it chopped off," he says occasionally. It's a decision that's been looming for...
  • Pistorius and South Africa's culture of fear

    Pistorius and South Africa's culture of fear
    As details continue to emerge about the killing of Reeva Steenkamp by the Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius, one fact appears to be certain: The man known as the "Blade Runner" did fire four bullets through a bathroom door in his South African home,...
  • First lady Michelle Obama announces new fitness initiative in Chicago, where obesity is high

     First lady Michelle Obama announces new fitness initiative in Chicago, where obesity is high
    First lady Michelle Obama rolled out her latest health and fitness initiative in Chicago on Thursday, just as city heath officials released new data showing 1 in 4 of the city's public school students are obese. The "Let's Move! Active Schools"...
  • 'Southland,' 'Girls,' 'Doctor Who' among Peabody Award winners

    'Southland,' 'Girls,' 'Doctor Who' among Peabody Award winners
    "Southland," "Girls," "Game Change," "Louie," "Doctor Who" and "Saturday Night Live" mastermind Lorne Michaels are among this year's Peabody Award winners honoring the best in electronic media. It's nice to see "Southland"--one of the best shows the Emmy...
  • Michael Phelps deserves an Inner Harbor statue

    As the 2012 Summer Olympics drew to a close, so did the career of the most decorated Olympian in history, Michael Phelps, Baltimorean extraordinaire. We've watched Michael grow from a gangly 15-year-old Olympic rookie into a 27-year-old Olympic champion....
  • Tribune and WGN-Ch. 9 Preps Plus Athlete of the Month | Glenbrook South's Olivia Smoliga

    Tribune and WGN-Ch. 9 Preps Plus Athlete of the Month | Glenbrook South's Olivia Smoliga
    In less than a five-month span, Olivia Smoliga went from the "Pool of Tears" to pumping her fists amidst a standing ovation following two national record-breaking performances. In between, the Glenbrook South senior had to rebuild herself following a...
  • If Armstrong loses Olympic medal, why not East Germans?

    If Armstrong loses Olympic medal, why not East Germans?
    The International Olympic Committee has a tendency to make up rules that suit its purposes. To wit: the attempt to impose a 2012 Olympic Games ban on any athlete who received a two-year doping suspension, even if that suspension expired before the...