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Topic - The Summer Games
The 16-year-old from Bethesda, Md., barely missed the world record in the 400 freestyle, but there was no doubt it would fall in the 1,500. Ledecky and defending world champion Lotte Friis went at it stroke for stroke much of the race, the Danish swimmer slightly ahead.
Sidney Crosby's overtime goal to beat the United States and win gold for Canada at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics is one of the two or three most memorable moments in the history of the sport. Nearly 35 million viewers were tuned in to watch it, roughly twice the average audience for the Masters, the Daytona 500 and the NCAA basketball finale.
Letters went to the 25 largest cities in the country, plus 10 others that had previously expressed an interest in hosting. Washington at Baltimore are on the list, along with previous hosts Los Angeles, Atlanta and St. Louis.
Gardner and nearly everyone else associated with the sport in the U.S. were jolted Tuesday when International Olympic Committee leaders dropped wrestling from the Summer Games.
London's theaters say they had a strong 2012 despite the Olympics' "dampening effect" on ticket sales.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg doesn't get a lot of turns in the spotlight.
Crystal the monkey is hanging up her doctor's coat.
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg doesn't get a lot of turns in the spotlight. It's an independent country tinier than Rhode Island and it would fit inside Germany, its neighbor to the east, 138 times with room to spare.
With his camera-ready good looks, quirky catchphrases and funky fashion choices, swimmer Ryan Lochte parlayed the five medals he won at the 2012 Olympic Games into a burgeoning media career.
After what could have been the last match of Kim Clijsters' career — and, instead, might one day be remembered as the first significant match of Victoria Duval's — the two players posed in the locker room for a photo.
Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Aaron Ross is heading back to London.
NBCUniversal is calling the London Olympics "the most-watched television event in U.S. history."
LONDON — Misty May-Treanor danced on the sand and then off it, taking a victory lap around the court before leaving Horse Guards Parade with Kerri Walsh Jennings as three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalists.
The tense U.S.-Chinese relationship is playing out on the Olympic stage as accusations of doping and poor sportsmanship on both sides — and a thirst to one-up each other in medal count — highlight the friction between the world's only superpower and its burgeoning Asian rival.
For all the responsibility Perry Kitchen has assumed in his career, it's easy to forget the D.C. United midfielder is just 20 years old.