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  • Paralympian Casey Tibbs stays in the chase

    Paralympian Casey Tibbs stays in the chase
    The Paralympic Games don't get as much attention as the Olympics, but the stories are often more inspiring — among them, people who experience severe physical trauma and come out stronger on the other side. That's what happened with Casey Tibbs....
  • London Olympics average 31 million viewers through 16 nights

     
    U.S. diver David Boudia won gold in the men's 10m platform. Photo credit: Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH LOCAL NUMBERS: With numbers in for 16 of 17 nights, the London Olympics have averaged 31.1 million viewers, NBC...
  • The Olympics aren’t over until NBC says they’re over!

     
    After paying $1.1 billion to license the U.S. broadcast rights to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London (plus another $200 million in production costs), it makes sense that NBC would want to continue milking the event for all that it's worth, even...
  • Telemundo to broadcast “The Great Golden Soccer Final” – Mexico vs. Brazil men’s Olympic gold medal match

     
    This story was updated at 2:50pm CT on Aug. 9. This Saturday, Aug. 11, at 9am ET, Telemundo will broadcast the gold medal Olympic men's soccer match between Mexico and Brazil — what the network is calling a “dream final” since it is a...
  • Disappointed Kenya to investigate its Olympics 'debacle'

     
    Kenyans were so deflated by their "lackluster" showing at the London Olympics that the government has announced it will investigate why the country took home only two gold medals....
  • Telemundo Mexico vs Brazil gold medal match coverage sets network Olympic viewing record

     
    “God bless soccer,” said sportscaster Andrés Cantor, as he prepared to call last Saturday's historic Olympic men's gold medal soccer match between Mexico and Brazil at Wembley Stadium in London. Telemundo might be expressing the same...
  • London Olympics go out a winner for NBC, bolster sitcom

     
    Mel B of the Spice Girls performs during the Closing Ceremony at the London Olympics. Photo credit: Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: The Summer Olympics left London in style and kept NBC the ratings leader Sunday evening. The Closing...
  • USA vs. Spain in Olympic men’s basketball gold medal game

     
    It was probably a foregone conclusion that Dream Team 2012 was going to be in the gold-medal game on Sunday. The team won its Olympic tournament games by an average of 36 points. The USA will face Spain in the gold-medal game on Sunday, Aug. 12, live on...
  • Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce On Being The World's Fastest Woman

    Olympian Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce On Being The World's Fastest Woman
    Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is currently the fastest woman in the world. In the 2008 Olympic Games Shelly-Ann was a mere 21 years-old when she became the first Caribbean woman to win 100m gold at the Olympics. This year in London, she successfully defended...
  • Phelps looks to put stamp on perhaps the greatest Olympic career ever

    Phelps looks to put stamp on perhaps the greatest Olympic career ever
    In Michael Phelps' telling, one of the greatest Olympic careers almost began with a skinny dip. It was the first trip out of the country for the kid from Rodgers Forge, and he gawked like a tourist — not at monuments or museums — but at the...
  • Smooth sailing for Olympic windsurfer Farrah Hall of Annapolis

    Smooth sailing for Olympic windsurfer Farrah Hall of Annapolis
    First, the spot she won on the Olympic team for the Beijing Games was taken away and given to a competitor. Then, after making this year's team, she learned her sport would be dropped from the Games after London. Somehow, Farrah Hall, the sole American...