So how cursed were those flag-bearers?

Was there actually a curse upon the 2012 Olympic flag-bearers?

McKeever wins kayak gold on final day at Eton Dorney

Ed McKeever won a final gold for the host country on the final day of racing at Eton Dorney, winning the kayak single 200m. Saul Craviotto Rivera won the silver and Mark de Jonge of Canada took the bronze. Liam Heath and Jon Schofield added to the British haul with a bronze in the men’s […]

London 2012 Olympics: Saturday viewer’s guide

The four-time defending champ U.S. women's basketball team takes on France in the final and eight gold medals are up for grabs in track & field on a busy Day 15 of the London Olympics.

  • Lindsay Applebaum
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  • Aug 11, 2012
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Germans, Hungarians dominate sprint racing

Germany won two golds in four sprint races Thursday at Eton Dorney, and Hungary won three medals overall. Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela won gold in the canoe double 1000m, with brothers Andrei and Aliaksandr Bahdanovich of Belarus taking the silver and Russians Alexey Korovashkov and Ilya Pervukhin the bronze. Germany’s other gold came in […]

London 2012 Olympics: Thursday viewer’s guide

The U.S. women's soccer team goes for a third straight gold while Usain Bolt is aiming for double-gold in the men's 200 meters on another busy day of competition in London.

London 2012 Olympics: Wednesday viewer’s guide

Carmelita Jeter goes for a second medal, Team USA faces Australia in men's basketball quarterfinals, and more on Day 12 of the London Olympics.

  • Lindsay Applebaum
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  • Aug 8, 2012
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American Johnson misses kayak final

Carrie Johnson, the only American competing in Tuesday’s flatwater canoe/kayak events at Eton Dorney, was eliminated in her semifinal heat of the women’s 500m kayak. Johnson has missed the finals in three straight Olympics. From London she’ll head to Cal-Davis to begin a four-year veterinary program. The three medalists from Beijing all returned. Josefa Idem […]

Polish woman set world best in kayak four

Poland set a world best in the women’s kayak four 500 meters Monday in the semifinals at Eton Dorney. Marta Walczykiewicz, Aneta Koniecna, Karolina Naja and Beata Mikolajczyk finished in 1 minute 30.338 seconds. They had finished last in their heat before setting the mark. Earlier, Hungary and Germany both advanced to the final by […]

France’s Emilie Fer wins kayak gold

Emilie Fer of France won gold in the kayak Thursday at Lee Valley Whitewater Center. Jessica Fox of Australia took the silver and Maialen Chourraut of Spain won the bronze. No American qualified for the final.

Brits take gold, silver in canoeing

British boats took gold and silver in the men’s doubles canoe finals Thursday at the Lee Valley Whitewater Center. Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott won the gold by 0.56 of a second over David Florence and Richard Hounslow. Neither team had penalties. Pavol and Peter Hochschorner of Slovakia won the bronze. No Americans qualified for […]

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