Olympic Games

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

MIssy goes back to school

One of the breakout stars of the Olympics is 17-year old Missy Franklin; “Missy the Missile.” Two gold medals in swimming. What’s next? Well… she says she has to get ready for her senior year in […]

08/06/2012

Wear it proud: The flag as a fashion statement

(AP) – There was no mystery as to which team Varun Pemmaraju was supporting: His American flag was tied around his neck, the Stars and Stripes floating like a cape behind him. “I was going […]

08/06/2012

American expelled from Olympics

(AP) – American judo fighter Nick Delpopolo was expelled from the Olympics on Monday for doping. Delpopolo is the first of the 10,500 London Games athletes to fail an in-competition doping test. His case is […]

08/06/2012

Man charged in bottle-throwing incident

(AP) – Olympic officials on Monday sharply criticized a man who was arrested for throwing a plastic bottle on the Olympic track before Sunday’s men’s 100-meter final, but competitors said the unpleasant incident did not […]

08/06/2012

Zanetti upsets Chen

(AP) – Arthur Zanetti sprung a surprise by winning the Olympic title on still rings, taking down the “Lord of the Rings” in the process. The Brazilian stunned defending Olympic gold medalist Chen Yibing, who […]

08/06/2012

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