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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • U.S.' U-23 team defeats Mexico, 3-0, at StubHub Center

    Five days after Mexico won its first Olympic gold medal in soccer at the 2012 London Games, 14 scouts met to begin evaluating some of the teenagers they hoped would make up the core of the 2016 team in Rio de Janeiro. The message of that gathering was...
  • In return to competition, Michael Phelps beats Ryan Lochte in 100-meter butterfly final

    In return to competition, Michael Phelps beats Ryan Lochte in 100-meter butterfly final
    Michael Phelps knew that, as usual, every eye around the pool was on him. Fans called encouragement. Competitors watched to see how he'd look after eight months away from racing and a suspension for drunk driving. Confronted with the usual mania...
  • Michael Phelps confirms he's aiming to swim at 2016 Olympics

    Michael Phelps confirms he's aiming to swim at 2016 Olympics
    An emotional and rejuvenated Michael Phelps confirmed Wednesday what the swimming world had long assumed — he’ll try to add to his record total of 22 Olympic medals at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. Phelps made his Olympic intentions...
  • Does punishment fit crime for Justin Gatlin, Michael Phelps?

    Does punishment fit crime for Justin Gatlin, Michael Phelps?
    In the novel "Crime and Punishment," Dostoyevsky wrote that intelligence was not enough to act sensibly. That seems clear from what British Olympic sprinter and Harvard alum Chris Lambert said last week about 2004 Olympic 100-meter champion Justin...
  • Premium genes: Meet 9 celeb scions fashion brands are banking on

    Premium genes: Meet 9 celeb scions fashion brands are banking on
    Images from spring runway shows and ad campaigns are so flush with celebrity sons and daughters they look as if they could have been ripped from the pages of a Malibu High yearbook. The luxury-brand love affair with second- (and in some cases third-)...
  • Pole vaulters from Lake Forest raise competitive bar in college

    Pole vaulters from Lake Forest raise competitive bar in college
    For the past few years, the Lake County spotlight in girls track and field has been focused on Warren's Brittny Ellis. And with good reason — the senior won the state title in the 400-meter dash in 2012 and 2013 and finished third last year. But...
  • Daundre Barnaby, An Olympic Sprinter From Weaver, Drowns

    Daundre Barnaby, An Olympic Sprinter From Weaver, Drowns
    Daundre Barnaby, one of the greatest runners in the history of Connecticut high school track and field, died Friday at a training camp for the Canadian national team on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. Barnaby, who graduated from Weaver High in 2009...
  • Cristian Quintero will lead Trojans at NCAA swimming championships

    Cristian Quintero will lead Trojans at NCAA swimming championships
    Cristian Quintero is going to be busy the next three days. The USC senior could swim as many as 14 races at the NCAA championships in Iowa City, Iowa, where the Trojans will try to win their first national title since 1977. The championships begin...
  • Valparaiso's Matt King battles injury bug for top swim

    Valparaiso's Matt King battles injury bug for top swim
    Valparaiso senior Matt King wasn't about to allow pain to stand in the way of participating in his final season of collegiate swimming. King's injury history goes back to a knee surgery before his senior year of high school. His right knee hasn't...
  • A look back at Camille Muffat, Alexis Vastine and Florence Arthaud

    A look back at Camille Muffat, Alexis Vastine and Florence Arthaud
    The French sports world is reeling after the deaths of three of the country's elite athletes, along with seven others, in the crash of two helicopters that collided while shooting the reality TV show "Dropped" in Argentina's La Rioja province Monday....
  • French olympians among 10 dead in Argentina air crash

    French olympians among 10 dead in Argentina air crash
    Two helicopters carrying passengers filming a popular European reality show crashed Monday in a remote area of northwest Argentina, killing eight French citizens and two Argentines, authorities said. The helicopters crashed while flying near Villa...