2012 Summer Olympics

Every Summer Olympic Medal (Slideshow)

Swimmers Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte Rivalry Comes to London

The American swimmers may be the top feature at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
<p> USA swimmers Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte highlight the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.</p>

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are two of the most decorated, dominant swimmers in U.S. history. Rivals in the pool and friends out of it, they’re poised to take their personal rivalry to London for the 2012 Olympic Games, where they’ll showcase it with the world watching.

2012 Summer Olympics: Lolo Jones Aims for Gold in London

The hurdler aims for gold in London after missing a medal in 2008.
<p> Lolo Jones aims for gold in the London Olympics.</p>

Long before she was trending on Twitter and spiking ratings for HBO, Lolo Jones was one hurdle away from achieving her lifelong dream of winning an Olympic gold medal. But Jones — who entered the 100-meter hurdles final in the 2008 Beijing Olympics as the fastest qualifier and prohibitive favorite — clipped the ninth of 10 hurdles and staggered across the finish line in a disastrous seventh place.

A Visual History of Every Summer Olympic Medal

How Fast is Sprinter Usain Bolt?

The Jamaican sprinter looks to dominate the Olympics in London.
<p> Usain Bolt looks to dominate the Olympics in London.</p>

Usain Bolt is chasing “living legend” status, as the Jamaican sprinter arrives in London for the 2012 Summer Olympics as the undisputed fastest man alive. But how does he measure up against history’s best ever? Or maybe this year’s fastest thoroughbred sprinter? Or a street-legal sports car going from parked to peak speed? Here’s the fictional tale of the tape over 100 meters.