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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • McDonald's Innovation Center goal: Better service at restaurants

     McDonald's Innovation Center goal: Better service at restaurants
    Inside this nondescript warehouse some 30 minutes from McDonald's suburban headquarters, uniformed crew members cook burgers, sling fries and hand food to customers. But here, cashiers accept fake money. Workers and customers wear tracking chips to...
  • Oscar Pistorius gets five years for Steenkamp killing

    Oscar Pistorius gets five years for Steenkamp killing
    PRETORIA (Reuters) - A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. At the culmination of one...
  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years for Steenkamp killing

    Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years for Steenkamp killing
    A South African judge on Tuesday sentenced Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the negligent killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day last year. At the culmination of one of the most...
  • On The Fly

    Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee sprinter from South Africa who competed in the 2012 Olympics, was sentenced to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa cited the "gross negligence" that Pistorius showed when...
  • In praise of the fist bump

    In praise of the fist bump
    This holiday/cold/flu season, we're waiting for the public health campaign that would save thousands of Americans from illness: Keep your hands to yourself. Don't shake hands. During this time, Americans greeting each other would not grasp hands and...