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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Mann, Hutten on U.S. team roster

    Center John Mann, a former Corona del Mar High standout, and defender Tim Hutten, a former UC Irvine All-American, are on the U.S. men's senior national team roster for the 2013 FINA World Championships that begin on Monday in Barcelona, Spain. Mann...
  • The royal treatment

    The royal treatment
    Here, across the pond, many of us wonder, "What's the point?" The lead-up to and subsequent coverage of the birth of the new royal heir have cluttered news sites for a great part of the past two weeks. Reporters camped outside the hospital became so...
  • Pelton back on the international stage after failing to qualify for 2012 Olympics

    Elizabeth Pelton says she felt like "the little kid in a candy store." From a swimming standpoint, why wouldn't she? She had just finished second in the 200-meter backstroke final at the Phillips 66 National Championships on June 25 and swam a...
  • Fast start for Ledecky at swim worlds

    Fast start for Ledecky at swim worlds
    Katie Ledecky, on the verge of her junior year in high school, showed she also is on the verge of joining teammate Missy Franklin as a big star of world swimming as the binennial World Championships opened Sunday in Barcelona. Ledecky, 16, of Bethesda,...
  • Golden honeymoon for Grevers

    Golden honeymoon for Grevers
    Matt Grevers’ honeymoon will seem forever like a golden anniversary. Grevers and his wife of four months, Annie Chandler Grevers, are using their trip to Barcelona for the World Swimming Championships as precursor to a European honeymoon postponed...
  • Franklin, Ledecky hit jackpot - but may not collect

    Franklin, Ledecky hit jackpot - but may not collect
    A gold for Missy Franklin in the 200-meter backstroke? And for Katie Ledecky in the 800-meter freestyle? You could have taken that to the bank before each swam those events at the World Swimming Championships Saturday in Barcelona. But they can&...
  • Ledecky wins fourth gold, sets second world record

    Bethesda native Katie Ledecky came into Saturday's 800-meter freestyle final at the FINA World Championships with three gold medals and a 1,500 freestyle world record last week. On Saturday, she again was the swimmer to beat, and again, nobody was able to...
  • Beach Volleyball: Hughes next in line

    Beach Volleyball: Hughes next in line
    Technically, its borders do not reach the sand. But thanks to the achievements of Misty May-Treanor and April Ross, who both grew up there, Costa Mesa has become known as the epicenter of women's beach volleyball in the United States. May-Treanor...
  • Francena McCorory sets personal-best 49.86 seconds to advance to 400-meter final at world championships

    Francena McCorory sets personal-best 49.86 seconds to advance to 400-meter final at world championships
    MOSCOW — The electronic timing system at Luzhniki Stadium proved its point — Bethel High and Hampton University grad Francena McCorory is at the top of her game. The 49.86-second performance registered by McCorory in winning her semifinal...
  • Algonquin's Jager solid 5th in world steeple

    Algonquin's Jager solid 5th in world steeple
    After hanging with the leaders for all but the final 300 meters, Algonquin's Evan Jager wound up fifth in Thursday's  steeplechase final at the World Track & Field Championships in Moscow. It was the best finish for a U.S. man in the event since Mark...
  • Tom Brady practices Thursday, expects to play Friday

    Tom Brady practices Thursday, expects to play Friday
    Tom Brady showed up at practice Thursday wearing a brace on his left knee, and the New England quarterback reportedly expects to play in Friday’s exhibition game against Tampa Bay. Brady wasn’t wearing a protective brace Wednesday when he...