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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Agent says Chicago Marathon winner paid to avoid doping ban

    Agent says Chicago Marathon winner paid to avoid doping ban
    The agent for three-time Bank of America Chicago Marathon winner Liliya Shobukhova said she paid the Russian track federation more than $600,000 to avoid a doping suspension, the French sports newspaper L’Equipe reported Wednesday. L’Equipe&...
  • Presidential hopeful Coe pledges revamp

    Double Olympic champion Sebastian Coe unveiled the manifesto behind his campaign to become head of world athletics on Wednesday, pledging a calendar and prize money revamp and innovative competitions to bring back fans. Launching his bid to become...
  • Coe announces plans to run for IAAF presidency

    The man who successfully delivered the London 2012 Olympic Games on Thursday launched his bid for the presidency of world athletics' governing body, one of the most powerful jobs in global sport. Double Olympic gold medallist Sebastian Coe confirmed he...
  • Nukuri-Johnson Wins Manchester Road Race In Fourth Try

    MANCHESTER — Even though she had led the race from the third mile on, Diane Nukuri-Johnson wasn't quite sure that she would win the Manchester Road Race women's title until she turned onto Main Street and saw the finish line. "For the first two...
  • World No.1 Lee hopes for 'good results' from BWF panel

    BANGKOK (Reuters) - Badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei is confident his name will be cleared following his provisional suspension by the sport's governing body (BWF) for an anti-doping violation. Speaking to reporters in Bangkok on Friday, Lee said...
  • In praise of the fist bump

    In praise of the fist bump
    This holiday/cold/flu season, we're waiting for the public health campaign that would save thousands of Americans from illness: Keep your hands to yourself. Don't shake hands. During this time, Americans greeting each other would not grasp hands and...
  • Swimmer Michael Phelps apologizes after arrest on DUI charges

    Swimmer Michael Phelps apologizes after arrest on DUI charges
    Michael Phelps was arrested early Tuesday in Baltimore, charged for the second time in 10 years with drunken driving. The charge comes five months after the record-setting Olympian's return to competition. Phelps, 29, was stopped for speeding just...
  • On The Fly

    Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee sprinter from South Africa who competed in the 2012 Olympics, was sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa cited the "gross negligence" that Pistorius showed when...
  • Oscar Pistorius gets five years for Steenkamp killing

    Oscar Pistorius gets five years for Steenkamp killing
    PRETORIA (Reuters) - A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. At the culmination of one...
  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years for Steenkamp killing

    Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years for Steenkamp killing
    A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. At the culmination of one of the most...
  • Pistorius to be sentenced on Tuesday

    Pistorius to be sentenced on Tuesday
    A judge will pass sentence on athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend after one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa's history - and the decision could fuel controversy over the state of the country's justice system....