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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Beach Volleyball: Gibb, Ross bid for titles

    Costa Mesa resident Jake Gibb hopes to close out a dominant season on the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals tour, while Costa Mesa resident and Newport Harbor High product April Ross aims to strengthen a foothold on next season in the AVP Championships,...
  • Will Phelps move on from 'fore!' to five?

    Will Phelps move on from 'fore!' to five?
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Bob Bowman is back coaching after a nine-month hiatus. At the first suggestion, however indirect, of his star former swimmer returning, Bowman broke out laughing. “Whatever are you talking about?’’ Bowman said as...
  • Jesse Owens transcends all races

     Jesse Owens transcends all races
    It is impossible to define Jesse Owens with mere numbers, for it would suggest that a life story so consequential could be told fully in quantifiable terms. Yet a number is at the genesis of this remembrance, so it would not be wrong to begin with a few...
  • Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia

    Pole vault star Isinbayeva a symbol of Russian homophobia
    The greatest female pole vaulter ever, a woman whom many consider physically beautiful, showed the ugly face of homophobia two days after winning her third world title in the event Tuesday in Moscow. While Russia’s Yelena Isinbayeva cannot be...
  • 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&...
  • 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:...
  • Long Beach's McKayla Maroney repeats as world vault champion

    Long Beach's McKayla Maroney repeats as world vault champion
    McKayla Maroney of Long Beach, who became famous for her quizzical face at the 2012 Olympics when she landed a vault on her bottom after the gold medal had all but been conceded to her, defended her world vault championship Saturday in Antwerp, Belgium....
  • South African Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius may face new charges

    Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee Olympic sprinter, may face additional charges when he is indicted Monday for the Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend, according to news reports. National Prosecuting Authority spokesman Medupe Simasiku...
  • Measles cases rising

    http://www.kidsdr.com In April, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 222 measles cases in the United States during 2011. That's a 15-year high and more than triple the number of measles cases typically reported in the United...
  • Go Away With ... Kim Vandenberg

    Go Away With ... Kim Vandenberg
    A bronze medalist at the 2008 Olympics, swimmer Kim Vandenberg is hoping to be part of the United States contingent that will compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London this summer. "You never know what can happen at the Olympic Trials," says the 28-...
  • Go Away With ... Aly Raisman

    Go Away With ... Aly Raisman
    As the captain of the U.S. Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Aly Raisman led the squad -- dubbed the Fierce Five -- to its gold medal in the team competition. She also won an individual gold medal in the floor exercise, as well as a...