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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Ethiopia's Bekele to run Chicago Marathon

    Ethiopia's Bekele to run Chicago Marathon
    Ethiopia’s Kenenisa Bekele, the greatest track distance runner of the 21st Century, will compete compete in this year’s Bank of America Chicago Marathon, race officials announced Tuesday. It will be Bekele’s second marathon. He won...
  • Oscar Pistorius verdict hangs on 'possible improbabilities'

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Eighteen months ago when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
  • After struggles at national championships, Michael Phelps looks ahead

    After struggles at national championships, Michael Phelps looks ahead
    IRVINE, Calif. — If this year's Phillips 66 National Championships hold any enduring place in Michael Phelps' mind, he might remember them as a needed, albeit painful, slug of reality. Until the past week, Phelps had treated his four-month...
  • Dwyer set for fun in 200 free final; Lochte scratches from race

    Dwyer set for fun in 200 free final; Lochte scratches from race
    IRVINE, Calif. – A fourth in Wednesday night’s 100-meter freestyle final punched Conor Dwyer’s airline ticket to Australia. It also gave him the freedom to let it fly in the rest of the U.S. Championships. “It’s a big...
  • Michael Phelps still pressing for his A game

     Michael Phelps still pressing for his A game
    IRVINE, Calif. — Even after Michael Phelps swam this season's world-leading time in the Friday morning heats of the 100-meter butterfly at the U.S. championships, his coach still was concerned about Phelps' ability to swim two strong races in a day....
  • Olympian visits Weston gymnastics center

    Jordyn Wieber is the latest Olympian to visit TAG USA Gymnastics in Weston. The 19-year-old, who won team gold at the 2012 Olympics in London, recently spent two days there, where she hosted a clinic and met with the 300 youngsters in summer camp....
  • Kevin Durant withdraws from USA Basketball team

    Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant informed USA Basketball on Thursday that he is withdrawing from the team ahead of the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Durant told Coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo that he was “...
  • Michael Phelps finishes seventh in 100 freestyle at U.S. championships

    Michael Phelps finishes seventh in 100 freestyle at U.S. championships
    Swimmer Nathan Adrian describes sprinting as being catlike. You eat, take naps, and lounge all day. When it's time to flip the switch, you have to move fast. Apparently, the cats had a hard time waking up Wednesday night. In a slow race across the...
  • Michael Phelps distant 7th in 100 free final at U.S. nationals

    IRVINE, Calif. — His comeback performances may not have been particularly eye-catching so far, save for the first and the most recent in the 100-meter butterfly, but there seems little doubt that everyone competing with him still is looking over a...
  • Phelps decides Aqua Sphere is a better fit than Speedo

    Aqua Sphere CEO Don Rockwell says he had no idea that Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympic athlete of all time, would come out of retirement when the swimming equipment manufacturer sought earlier this year to partner with him. Talk about added...
  • Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals

    Michael Phelps to test comeback form this week at U.S. Nationals
    IRVINE, Calif. — Though he has swum four meets since his return to competition, Michael Phelps will gain a truer gauge of his form this week at U.S. Nationals. The event, which begins Wednesday and runs through Sunday, will bring together the...