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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • HPHS graduate aims to bring non-profit sports organization to Highwood

    HPHS graduate aims to bring non-profit sports organization to Highwood
    When Oren Pollack was growing up in Highland Park, he said playing sports meant everything to him. “I played every sport possible and never dreamed of a future without it,” he said. Pollack’s love of sports led the now 26-year-old...
  • 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...
  • A year of individual, team success

    A year of individual, team success
    1) April Ross The Costa Mesa resident and Newport Harbor High product was named Most Valuable Player by the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach tour and was also USA Volleyball's female beach player of the year after a dominant season with partner...
  • Water Polo: Team USA plays Italy to draw

    John Mann loves returning home. "Home" could mean Newport Beach, or even the United States, for the Corona del Mar High water polo graduate who competed in the 2012 Summer Olympics. "It's something I look forward to this time of year, because I'm always...
  • Spread the Olympic Games

    As South Korea buckles under the enormous financial pressure of hosting the 2018 Winter Olympics, the International Olympic Committee recently made a practical suggestion: Move some events to other nations. A luge facility will cost $100 million to...
  • Beach Volleyball: Ross nets player of the year award

    Beach Volleyball: Ross nets player of the year award
    Costa Mesa resident April Ross has been named 2014 Female Beach Player of the Year by USA Volleyball. Ross, a former Newport Harbor High standout, played her first full season with Kerri Walsh Jennings in 2014, dominating the Assn. of Volleyball...
  • Beach Volleyball: Serving It Up in the Sand

    Beach Volleyball: Serving It Up in the Sand
    On Sunday mornings all across South Florida, alarms are ringing at 7 a.m. and waking teens from their slumber. What could possibly motivate teens to get up this early on a weekend? Beach volleyball! Approved by the NCAA as an emerging sport, beach/...
  • Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo positive on 'B' sample

    Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo positive on 'B' sample
    Rita Jeptoo is one step closer to losing her 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon title and nearly $600,000 in prize money from her Chicago victory and the World Marathon Majors series for doping. The Kenyan track and field federation, Athletics Kenya,...
  • Ice Bucket Challenge and other trends that will soon fade away

    Ice Bucket Challenge and other trends that will soon fade away
    The Internet and social media has long facilitated challenges.  From the chug a gallon of milk challenge to the cinnamon challenge, social media trends daring us to do some questionable and down right idiotic things have come and gone, as with any...