| Jul 23, 2012
| 2:22 PM
More than 10,500 athletes from 204 countries will be in London this Friday for the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics.
And according to a Marist College poll released Monday, Michael Phelps is the Games’ runaway sensation.
| Jul 27, 2012
| 3:28 AM
The Olympic torch came to Brixton on Thursday, and so did Amy Cohen.
She lived in the South London district until recently, a job change and the continuing financial crisis sending her to live back home with her parents at age 34. Among the throngs who...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 11:13 PM
What has traditionally been the most transcendent event in the world of sports had its Opening Ceremonies in London Friday night and the competition started Saturday.
Over the next 17 days NBC is planning to telecast a record 5,535 hours of Olympic...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 3:30 PM
CINCINNATI, OH -- Olympians aren't the only ones setting world records.
An 11-year old cheetah at the Cincinnati Zoo has become the worlds fastest land mammal, running the 100-meter dash in 5.95 seconds.
By comparison, Sarah's 100-meter run was...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:03 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - Jamaican Usain Bolt retained his Olympic 100 meters crown in spectacular style on Sunday, scorching to the second-fastest time ever run at 9.63 seconds and becoming the first man to win back-to-back titles on the track.
| Aug 5, 2012
| 3:48 PM
The word most used to describe former Barton and current US sprinter Tyson Gay after the 100 M finals in London, "inconsolable." Gay missed out on a medal by .01 seconds in what many were calling one of the most competitive Olympic finals in recent...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 9:50 AM
They called it the "seven minutes or terror" for the complex maneuverings and rocket blasts conducted in the final moments of a 354 million mile journey from home, but the Curiosity rover executed its landing flawlessly. Those who doubted U.S. preeminence...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:28 PM
Bolt a stunner
Los Angeles Times
It hurts to say this because I've been with Gabrielle Douglas from her emergence at the U.S. nationals as a sparkling star, through her turn at the Olympics trials where she brushed off a fall as if it was...
| Aug 11, 2012
| 4:20 PM
They streamed into the Speedo-sponsored party, world-class athletes set free after four years of training and one week of competing on their sport's biggest stage. Now that their Olympics were over, swimmers from around the world would spend this night...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 1:29 PM
LONDON -- Usain Bolt of Jamaica completed his defense of his Olympic sprint double on Thursday, winning the 200 in a season-best 19.32 seconds to lead a Jamaican sweep and cement his place as a legend in the sport, just as he has always wanted, by...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Americans have a taste for the flamboyant and have embraced track's blazingly fast and incredibly cocky star as if he were their own.
But Jamaica's Usain Bolt may have just shot himself in one of his prized feet.
After becoming the first Olympian to win...