Chinese officials and nationals are infuriated over doping allegations involving the 16-year old swimming superstar Ye Shiwen. She was later cleared of using banned substances by the World Doping Agency.
One can imagine how stressful competing in the London Games can be for Olympic athletes. But all too often, it seems the parents of athletes are the ones at the center of attention during the fierce competition, watching overanxiously in the stands as their sons and daughters go for the gold. Extreme parent reactions came into full spotlight on Sunday when the parents of Aly Raisman "stole the show," as some media reports said during NBC's coverage of her battle with Jordyn Wieber.
Watch live coverage as Great Britain take on Uruguay in the first round of the men's Olympic football competition, plus a full preview and prediction.
Missy Franklin, the 17-year-old American swimming star who has warmed the hearts of millions around the world with her charismatic personality and strong performance at the Olympics, including a gold medal in the 100-meter backstroke.
NBC is the only American broadcast distributor for the London 2012 Olympics, and despite its efforts to bring high-production value to its Olympic coverage, it continues to receive significant criticism for its Olympics coverage. Now, any time NBC slips up, viewers go to Twitter and note their criticisms with the hashtag, #NBCFail. In covering the American women's victory in gymnastics on Tuesday, one NBC writer compared winning gold to getting a tweet from Justin Bieber. O. M. G.
The U.S. women's gymnastics team made history on Tuesday at the 2012 Olympics.
If the Chinese bring a flag to plant when they land on the moon in 2013, they won't be the first: American astronauts on the Apollo missions have planted six flags already. And according to recent scientific observations, five of them are still standing upright.
The 2012 Olympic Games are in full swing, running from July 27 through August 12 in London. From swimming, to gymnastics to archery, nations all over the world unite to compete in the most monumental and historical series of sporting events.
Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympics medal-winner of all time when he won a gold medal with the men's 200-freestyle relay team Tuesday.
Brazilian Olympic medalist Felipe Katidai broke his bronze medal hours after winning it, when the judoka took the award into the shower and dropped it hours after his victory. But no worries, he?ll get a new one.
The Pittsburgh native set an Olympic record with a time of 1:53.61.
Phelps earned his 19th medal Tuesday night, July 31, in the 200 meter butterfly and less than two hours later scored his 19th medal, gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay.
Marti Malloy may have missed out on a gold in the 2012 Olympics, but still she still made history on Monday when became only the second U.S. female Olympian to ever earn a medal in Judo.
The U.S. women's gymnastics team, which some have dubbed the "Fab Five," won their first gold medal since 2006 and only their second ever on Tuesday at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
Here is a list of the hottest female athletes at the 2012 Olympics in London.
It's been an old wives tale for Olympic athletes that engaging in sexual activity before competitions can inhibit sports ability ever since ancient Greeks as far back as 776 BC said abstinence, on the other hand, is key for performance enhancement. The myth, however, has been debunked by experts, one study shows, bringing joy to some athletes competing in the 2012 London Olympics, like Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini.
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Here are U.S. athletes that have won gold medals in London at the 2012 Olympics.
Watch highlights of the USA's victory over North Korea in the Olympic women's soccer competition.
Watch live coverage of the 2012 Olympics women's gymnastics team final, plus a full preview.
A Chinese teen swimmer's stunning and unbelievable performance in London Olympics has raised many eyebrows as the most senior swimming coaches expressed suspicions over her performance, While Chinese officials discarded allegations as baseless.
For some post-revolution competitors, this year's Summer Olympic Games will be more important than those of years past.