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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Williams gets silver; first U.S. woman to win medals in Winter and Summer Olympics

    Williams gets silver; first U.S. woman to win medals in Winter and Summer Olympics
    Lauryn Williams became the first American woman and fifth athlete to medal in the Summer and Winter Olympics at the Sochi Games on Wednesday. The glitter was not as bright as she had hoped. The former University of Miami track star fell just short...
  • Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'

    Saturday Highlights and Weekend Talk: 'The Gabby Douglas Story'
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 2 - 8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES MythBusters In this new episode,...
  • Mexico's Carlos Vela turns down World Cup invitation

    Mexico's Carlos Vela turns down World Cup invitation
    Mexico  apparently will be going to this summer's World Cup in Brazil without its best player. Striker Carlos Vela, who hasn't played for his country in three years because of a dispute with the former Mexican coach Jose Manuel de la Torre and the...
  • '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...
  • OneRepublic Founder Joins 'The Voice' as In-House Producer, Songwriter

    "The Voice" is beefing up its professional talent roster, as Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic joins the NBC series as its first-ever in-house producer and songwriter. Tedder, who served as an adviser this season on "The Voice," co-founded OneRepublic and...
  • Women's Water Polo: Gilchrist helps in win

    SANTA ANA — Kaleigh Gilchrist is about seven months removed from winning the top prize in college women's water polo. Last May, the Newport Harbor High alumna helped USC win the NCAA Division 1 title. But now, Gilchrist is playing at an even...
  • Ross collects honor

    April Ross, a Costa Mesa resident and former Newport Harbor High volleyball standout, has been named 2013 Female Beach Athlete of the Year by USA Volleyball. Ross, a 2012 Olympic silver medalist who played with three partners, played in nine domestic and...
  • Work ethic springs trampolinist Deana Parris to new heights

    Work ethic springs trampolinist Deana Parris to new heights
    Deana Parris had a decision to make. A year after she joined the trampoline team at the Fairland Sports and Aquatics Center in Laurel, her parents declared that she and her brother had to pare down their many extracurricular activities to two each....