Olympics Articles

London Olympics 2012 Photo of the Day American gymnast Gabrielle Douglas eyes perfection on the uneven bars during the team portion of the women's gymnastics competition. Her stellar performance ultimately earned her a spot on the...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
The 2012 Summer Olympics: What to Watch, July 27 The Opening Ceremony Time: 7:30 pm Eastern (tape delay), NBC Years of preparation and months of hype are finally giving way to actual competition, but today's highlight is undoubtedly the...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
As we head into the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, we take a moment to look back at the gold medal-winning dominance of the United States over the past five games. Here's a look at how the U.S., China, Russia and other countries stack up in the...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
The majority of the 2008 Beijing Olympics “Redeem Team” — the gold medal squad led by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul — returns to defend its global roundball crown. This time, the team will also include Kevin Durant,...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
Numbers do not lie.  With 2296 cumulative medals in the Summer Olympics, the United States is irrefutably the most dominant participating country in the history of the Olympic Games.  Despite this, there are events in which the U.S. has...
Athlon Sports
4 years ago
The official 2012 London Olympic headshots have to be seen to be believed. And even then, they don’t seem real. Here’s a few of the world’s worst photos of the world’s finest athletes. Michael Phelps USA Swimming The 14-time Olympic gold...
Nathan Rush
4 years ago
The 2012 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Millions of viewers around the world will be glued to their TV sets watching popular events such as basketball, gymnastics and swimming. But there are some sports, historically and today, that...
Athlon Sports
4 years ago
The 2012 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Millions of viewers around the world will be glued to their TV sets watching popular events such as basketball, gymnastics and swimming. But there are some sports, historically and today, that...
Athlon Sports
4 years ago
Eleven future Hall of Famers — Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Chris Mullin and Clyde Drexler — and one college kid, Duke’s Christian Laettner...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
Eleven future Hall of Famers — Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Chris Mullin and Clyde Drexler — and one college kid, Duke’s Christian Laettner...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
For these former 11 Olympians, being famous for their athletic efforts at the games just wasn't enough. Herschel Walker Everyone remembers the former running back as one of the great sports icons of the 1980s; Walker finished in the top three...
Athlon Sports
4 years ago
Before the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, Doug Collins was invited to speak to the U.S. men’s basketball team at a Las Vegas training camp. Collins talked about his experience at the 1972 Games in Munich. A tape was shown to the eventual 2008 gold...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
Olympians over 30 years old are often overshadowed by teen sensations and twenty-somethings. But the 2012 London Olympics will have plenty of older, wiser and more accomplished athletes to watch at the Games of the XXX Olympiad. Here are 10 such...
Nathan Rush
4 years ago
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...
Athlon Sports
4 years ago
Could the 2012 Team USA beat the 1992 Dream Team? Kobe Bryant thinks so, but Michael Jordan laughs at the idea. First things first, this year’s squad must win the gold medal — and do so in historic style — in order to challenge...
Nathan Rush
4 years ago
Could the 2012 Team USA beat the 1992 Dream Team? Kobe Bryant thinks so, but Michael Jordan laughs at the idea. First things first, this year’s squad must win the gold medal — and do so in historic style — in order to challenge...
Nathan Rush
4 years ago
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...
Athlon Sports
4 years ago
America loves a winner and Americans cherish every opportunity we have to prove we’re the best in the world. As a result, the USA has developed a Ricky Bobby complex when it comes to competition — “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” Nowhere will...
Nathan Rush
4 years ago
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...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
With the 2012 Summer Olympics coming soon, sports fans will be overwhelmed with facts, figures and features of every kind imaginable. But we found a few things you probably won't learn. Here are 10 surprising facts about the Olympic Games....
Athlon Sports
4 years ago
With the 2012 Summer Olympics coming soon, sports fans will be overwhelmed with facts, figures and features of every kind imaginable. But we found a few things you probably won't learn. Here are 10 surprising facts about the Olympic Games....
Athlon Sports
4 years ago
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games kick off soon, and it's easy to get overwhelmed with information. To help you cut through all the noise, we’ve rounded up our Top-25 favorite London-bound Twitter accounts to offer insight into the lives of your...
Athlon Sports
4 years ago
She's 50 meters — a single lap — away from history.  Dara Torres, swimming's elder stateswoman at age 45, is more than just one of the hottest 40-somethings on the planet. She remains a threat to win an Olympic medal in a physically...
Rob Doster
4 years ago

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