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  • Make room on Baltimore's 'Mount Rushmore' of sports

    Make room on Baltimore's 'Mount Rushmore' of sports
    Michael Phelps doesn't have to climb the mountain anymore. He has reached the highest of Olympic heights. He is the most decorated athlete in the modern history of the Olympic Games. He is, by just about all accounts, the greatest swimmer who ever lived....
  • Phelps to swim anchor leg of upcoming 800-meter freestyle relay

    Phelps to swim anchor leg of upcoming 800-meter freestyle relay
    LONDON — Michael Phelps, after just becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time, will anchor the U.S. men's 800-meter freestyle relay tonight. The surprise decision — Phelps tends to lead off — was announced just before the start...
  • Past Baltimore-Washington organizer considers 2024 Olympic bid

    Past Baltimore-Washington organizer considers 2024 Olympic bid
    The Olympic flame may not be extinguished along the Chesapeake Bay. A key organizer of the region's unsuccessful bid for the 2012 Summer Games is gauging interest in making a run at the 2024 Games. Dan Knise, president and CEO of the Washington-Baltimore...
  • Phelps barely makes tonight's 400 IM final at London Olympics

    Phelps barely makes tonight's 400 IM final at London Olympics
    Michael Phelps barely slipped into Saturday night's final for the 400-meter individual medley, coming in eighth in the morning preliminary heats that launched the first full day of Olympic competition -- and his own fourth and final Games. "The only...
  • Michael Phelps fails to win medal in 400M individual medley, finishing fourth

    Michael Phelps fails to win medal in 400M individual medley, finishing fourth
    Who was that swimmer in the far lane, finishing fourth and failing to medal? A sluggish-looking Michael Phelps launched his final Olympics Saturday night in uncharacteristic fashion, leaving the pool without a stop at the medal platform after a fourth-...
  • Olympic tape delays bring complaints, but NBC scores record ratings again

    Olympic tape delays bring complaints, but NBC scores record ratings again
    There has been no shortage of complaints about NBC tape-delaying big events until prime time. And that is sure to be the case again tonight with the second-place finish by Michael Phelps and his fellow relay swimmers getting the delay treatment....
  • 2012 Summer Olympics preview from “Channel Guide Magazine”

     
    Click here to visit the special 2012 Summer Olympics preview section, with athlete profiles, TV schedules, news and more. The Olympic cauldron burns bright in London July 27-Aug. 12, as the opening ceremony marks the beginning of the Summer Olympic Games....
  • Forced evictions on rise in China, Amnesty says in new report

     
    BEIJING -- Forced evictions are accelerating in China, leading to violent disturbances and deaths, a new report by Amnesty International asserted Thursday. The human-rights group said it had collected reports on more than 40 cases in which people...
  • Olympics: London Opening Ceremony sets summer record

     
    Paul McCartney performs at the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics. Photo credit: Cameron Spencer/AFP/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Orlando, you really, really liked the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics. In this TV market, NBC's...
  • Friday's Opening Ceremony sets an Olympic record for TV viewers

     
    NBC paid a lot of money to televise the London Summer Olympics and at least for one night that was money well spent. Friday's coverage of the opening ceremonies attracted an average of 40.0 million viewers, which is nearly 6 million more than the...
  • Olympic gender gap closing

    Olympic gender gap closing
    On the surface, it looks as if the past 48 hours has brought nothing but good news for women athletes. *Qatar, which never has had a female Olympian, announced its London Summer Games flag bearer will be a woman athlete, shooter Bahiya al-Ahmad.  She...