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London 2012 Olympics: June, 2012

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 06/22/2012

Hurdler Lolo Jones: Virginity has been harder than training for London Olympics

The 29-year-old American hurdler says saving herself for marriage has been the hardest thing she’s even done in her life.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:37 PM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Track & Field

Posted at 01:39 PM ET, 05/30/2012

London 2012 Olympics: High beer prices will force fans to shell out for refreshment at Games

At $9.20 a pint, Olympic beer prices far exceed those at American sporting events.

By Dillon Mullan  |  01:39 PM ET, 05/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 05/24/2012

IOC-USOC revenue-sharing deal finalized

By Amy Shipley  |  11:38 AM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/23/2012

USOC and IOC reach critical deal that will pave the way for future Olympics in the United States

Deal will pave the way for future Olympics in the United States:

By Amy Shipley  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  hp

Posted at 04:54 PM ET, 05/22/2012

London 2012 Olympics: Oscar Pistorius will race in New York looking to qualify for South Africa

The double amputee nicknamed ‘Blade Runner’ will try to qualify for the Olympics next month at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York City.

By Matt Brooks  |  04:54 PM ET, 05/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Track & Field

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 05/21/2012

London 2012 Olympics: Ariel Hsing looks to end American table tennis medal drought

In the six summer Olympics since table tennis was added to the competition, the United States has never won a medal. Sixteen-year-old Ariel Hsing is looking to change that.

By Matt Brooks  |  03:34 PM ET, 05/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:59 PM ET, 05/18/2012

London 2012 Olympics: David Beckham to carry torch; wants to play for Britain

The English soccer icon will ignite the Olympic flame in the host nation, but has his sights set on a return to the national soccer team for this summer’s games.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:59 PM ET, 05/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:22 PM ET, 05/17/2012

London 2012 Olympics: IOC denies Israel’s request for tribute to ’72 Munich victims

The International Olympic Committee’s refusal to honor the slain Israeli Olympic team members at the summer games has officials fuming.

By Matt Brooks  |  01:22 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:56 PM ET, 05/16/2012

London 2012 Olympics: ‘Blade Runner’ Oscar Pistorius is running toward Olympic history

After defying physical limitations and expectations at every turn around the track, the South African is one race away from becoming the first amputee track and field runner to ever qualify for the Olympics.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:56 PM ET, 05/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:22 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Virginia speedskating coach expelled for physical abuse of young skaters

Short-track speedskating coach Kim Dong-Sung expelled from U.S. Speedskating for six years.

By Amy Shipley  |  02:22 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:55 PM ET, 05/15/2012

London 2012 Olympics: USA basketball roster deadline extended to July 7

Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski will have a few extra weeks to polish off their Olympic roster after the U.S. Olympic Committee granted their extension request.

By Matt Brooks  |  12:55 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 05/14/2012

U.S. Olympians chat up Michelle Obama

By Amy Shipley  |  04:46 PM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 05/14/2012

London 2012 Olympics: USA Boxing will be represented in 9 of 10 weight classes

Four years after a disappointing showing in Beijing, the United States boxing team heads to London with a sky-high hopes and nine chances to bring home gold.

By Matt Brooks  |  11:21 AM ET, 05/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:27 PM ET, 05/13/2012

USOC officials defend slow pace of revenue-sharing talks

By Amy Shipley  |  04:27 PM ET, 05/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 05/11/2012

London 2012 Olympics: Orbit tower complete and already drawing criticism

The construction of a new park at the site of the 2012 London Olympics is well underway but will not fully open to the public until at least one and a half years after this summer’s games are complete.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:33 AM ET, 05/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:39 AM ET, 05/10/2012

London 2012 Olympics: Torch lit in Greece as relay begins

The countdown to the London 2012 Olympics began in earnest Thursday with the lighting of the torch at the birthplace of the ancient games in Olympia, Greece. The flame will travel to London after a 70-day relay ahead of the July 27 opening ceremony.

By Matt Brooks  |  09:39 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:53 AM ET, 05/09/2012

London 2012 Olympics: Cuban-born Danell Leyva is a multi-medal threat for U.S. gymnastics team

Twenty years after his mother defected from Cuba, Danell Leyva is a U.S. gymnastics champion and perhaps the nation’s greatest threat to win multiple medals this summer at the London Olympics.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:53 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 05/08/2012

London 2012 Olympics: U.S. men’s water polo team grouped with defending champion Hungary

Hungary edged the United States in the men’s water polo gold medal match at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but a rematch this summer will come far sooner than the medal rounds.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:14 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:48 AM ET, 05/07/2012

London 2012 Olympics: Manu Ginobili leads Argentina basketball on one more run at gold

Eight years after shocking the world by winning gold in Athens, Manu Ginobili, Luis Scola, Andres Nocioni and Argentina will look to make one final run at Olympic glory in London.

By Matt Brooks  |  10:48 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Distance runner gets four-year drug ban for strange blood samples

By Amy Shipley  |  10:14 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 05/01/2012

Star swimmer from Norway found dead after training session in Arizona

Alexander Dale Oen, 26, collapsed at training camp and could not be resuscitated.

By Amy Shipley  |  11:28 AM ET, 05/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

 

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