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2012 Summer Olympics

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Top 2012 Summer Olympics Articles

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • New York City mayor is not interested in 2024 Olympic bid

    Yet another city has turned its back on the Olympics. Just a few days after residents of Krakow, Poland, voted not to try for the 2022 Winter Games, the mayor of New York City said he has no interest in a 2024 bid. A top staff member from Mayor Bill...
  • Former UCLA soccer coach Jill Ellis gets U.S. women's job

    Jill Ellis, who coached the UCLA's women's soccer team to the NCAA Final Four eight times in 12 seasons, was confirmed Friday as the new coach of the U.S. women's national team. Ellis has been coaching the team on an interim basis for the last six weeks...
  • 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,...
  • London never was asked about 2016 Summer Games, Olympic officials say

    Olympic officials have quickly stepped forward to slam a British newspaper report that London was secretly asked about taking over the 2016 Summer Games for struggling Rio de Janeiro. The London Evening Standard wrote Friday that, with construction...
  • In first competition, Phelps has fastest qualifying time in 100-meter butterfly

    MESA, ARIZ.— Michael Phelps did not forget how to win races in his 20 months away from competitive swimming. In the first swim of his comeback at the Mesa Grand Prix, Phelps posted the fastest qualifying time in the 100-meter butterfly at 52.84...