Olympic Games

U.S. runner finishes Olympic relay lap on broken leg

(AP) – Manteo Mitchell felt the pop in his leg and knew it wasn’t good. “It felt like somebody literally just snapped my leg in half,” he said. The American sprinter had half a lap […]

08/09/2012

Ashton Eaton wins Olympic decathlon gold for US

(AP) – Ashton Eaton won the Olympic decathlon gold medal by 198 points on Thursday night. Eaton set the decathlon world record at the U.S. trials in June and backed it up with an Olympic […]

08/09/2012

US women win 1st gold in Olympic water polo

(AP) – The United States won its first gold medal in women’s water polo, getting five goals from Maggie Steffens and a sterling performance from goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong to cruise to an 8-5 win over […]

08/09/2012

New Zealand Olympic venue evacuated over BBQ fire

(AP) – London’s Fire Brigade says about 300 people have been evacuated from New Zealand’s Olympic hospitality center after gas cylinders connected to a barbecue caught fire. The fire brigade said nobody was injured in […]

08/08/2012

Gabby Douglas gets most attention at NBC website

(AP) – Gabby Douglas is golden when it comes to online popularity, too. NBC says the gymnastics gold medalist is the most clicked-upon athlete on its Olympics website. Through Sunday, her profile on the site […]

08/08/2012

County Supervisor supports repeal of Olympics Tax

(CNS) – A Los Angeles County supervisor called today on his colleagues to support federal legislation to repeal the tax on Olympic medal winnings. Supervisor Michael Antonovich is a fan of the Olympic Tax Elimination […]

08/08/2012

7 Cameroon athletes missing from Olympic village

(AP) – Cameroon‘s Olympic chief says seven of the country’s Olympic competitors are missing from the London’s athletes’ village, prompting concern they may attempt to seek asylum in Britain. David Ojong, head of mission for […]

08/07/2012

Attack of the munchies

Nick Delpopolo is on the U.S. Olympic judo team. Or rather, was. He’s been kicked out of the Olympics after failing a drug test. For weed. But he says it wasn’t his fault. He claims […]

08/07/2012

Pepperdine runner set for pioneering Olympic appearance

(CNS) – Pepperdine University junior Sarah Attar is expected to become the first woman to compete for Saudi Arabia in Olympic track and field on Wednesday in London. The 19-year-old is entered in the sixth […]

08/07/2012

11 Israeli athletes remembered at memorial

(AP) – Britain’s prime minister and top Olympic officials are gathering to mark the 40th anniversary of the deaths of 11 Israeli athletes in a terrorist attack at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Monday’s event promises […]

08/06/2012

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