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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • Rachel Marsden: Pre-Olympic partnerships offer security hope for Sochi

    At the London 2012 Olympics, various media outlets probed the notion of the Olympic athletes' village being a giant bed-hopping venue -- a phenomenon that not only disgusted my mother every time she heard it mentioned (which was often) but also puzzled me...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 'See It' Button Should Be the Game-Changer Pay TV Desperately Needs

    TV Everywhere may finally live up to its name, thanks to a new initiative from Comcast. The nation's largest cable operator chose Twitter to be the first partner for its new See It feature, which embeds buttons in tweets that can make live or VOD content...
  • Bob Costas to host NBC's prime-time, late-night Winter Olympics

    Bob Costas to host NBC's prime-time, late-night Winter Olympics
    Bob Costas will serve as host for NBC's prime-time and late-night coverage of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. Costas has been prime-time host for every NBC-covered Olympic Games since 1992, including the 2012 London Games, which was the most-...
  • Maria Sharapova Joins NBC Winter Olympics Coverage

    She plays a warm-weather sport, but Maria Sharapova will be part of NBC's Winter Olympics coverage in Sochi, Russia in February. Sharapova, who carried the flag for her Russia at the 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony in London, will be a...
  • Comcast downplays Netflix talks, still adding broadband subscribers

    Comcast downplays Netflix talks, still adding broadband subscribers
    Comcast executives downplayed speculation that it was near a deal with Netflix to add the streaming service to its cable set-top boxes. On a conference call with analysts to discuss the cable and programming giant's third-quarter results, Comcast...
  • Beach Volleyball: Top seeds advance

    The top-seeded men's and women's pro beach volleyball teams advanced to Saturday's second round of the $200,000 smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach, the AVP Tour's 2013 season finale taking place through Sunday at the Huntington Beach Pier....
  • Tokyo to Host 2020 Summer Olympic Games

    Tokyo won the vote for 2020 Summer Olympic Games on Saturday, beating out two other finalists Istanbul and Madrid. The Japanese capital city previously held the Summer Olympics in 1964, while the 1998 Winter Games were in Nagano, Japan. Tokyo, which...