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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • 'Not impressed' Ashley Wagner is the new McKayla Maroney

    'Not impressed' Ashley Wagner is the new McKayla Maroney
    U.S. figure skater Ashley Wagner didn't like the score she got for her short program in the team figure skating event at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday. And, like Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney before her, she wasn't able to hide her disappointment....
  • Tease, please

     
    Every two years, now, I have to renew this plea on behalf of all of us who care about the Olympics enough to watch the prime-time broadcasts but not enough to want to know instantly who won which slippy-slidey contest......
  • Paley Center Debuts Olympic Broadcast Archive Exhibit

    Just in time for the Winter Olympics, the Paley Center for Media has opened a new historical exhibit featuring archival recordings of U.S. broadcasts of the Olympic Games. With more than 1,300 hours of Olympic and Olympic-related programs, The U.S....
  • James C. Dowdle, former Tribune Co. executive, dies

    James C. Dowdle, former Tribune Co. executive, dies
    James C. Dowdle, a born salesman known for his flashy ties and sharp intuition about the television industry, played a key role in the transformation of Tribune Co. into a major media conglomerate. In 1981 when Mr. Dowdle joined the company, Tribune was...
  • Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed after shooting girlfriend, witness says

    Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed after shooting girlfriend, witness says
    PRETORIA, South Africa -- In the minutes after he fatally shot his girlfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius wept, prayed and begged that she would survive, according to testimony in his murder trial Thursday by a Pretoria radiologist who was one...
  • Producers Maintain Their Family Bond With 007

    In an era when studios are increasingly relying on franchises to boost their bottom lines, it's no small feat to be the gatekeeper of the longest-running film series in Hollywood history. For nearly two decades, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson,...
  • Another royal baby! William's cousin Zara Phillips has a girl

    Royal baby fever! Zara Phillips, Queen Elizabeth II's granddaughter, has given birth to a girl just six months after Phillip's cousin Prince William welcomed Prince George. The 16th in line to the British was born Friday at Gloucestershire Royal...
  • What's new in Great Britain in 2014

    What's new in Great Britain in 2014
    For travelers, Great Britain is a work in progress, richly rewarding those who visit with up-to-date information. Here are a few important changes to be aware of for 2014. London continues to grow and thrive post-Olympics. Free Wi-Fi is everywhere, bus...
  • NHK Broadcasts 8K Super Hi Vision For First Time

    HONG KONG - Japanese public broadcaster NHK has for the first time transmitted video signals in 8K definition over a significant distance. The successful experiment - broadcasting from Hitoyoshi to a receiving station 27 km away - is a major step forward...
  • 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:...
  • Michael Phelps submits to drug testing, signaling possible return to pool

    Michael Phelps submits to drug testing, signaling possible return to pool
    After months of hints and half-denials, Michael Phelps has re-entered the drug testing pool for international competition, the strongest signal yet that he's planning a return to swimming. Phelps, already widely regarded as the greatest competitive...