London Olympic Games 2012

London, UK


LaShawn Merritt: Defending himself and his title Jul 12, 2012

In the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics, LaShawn Merritt earned gold medals in the 400m and 400m relay. In the winter of 2009, he failed three drug tests. This summer, Merritt is competing in the London Olympics, trying to overcome preconceptions about his past. 

Gold medal formula: Mind over matter? - Jan 31, 2012

Mind over matter? Or nature over nurture? What is it that separates Olympic legends like Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps from the millions of enthusiastic amateurs around the world? (via CNN)

Usain Bolt sees London as Jamaican home from home Mar 20, 2012

Usain Bolt reckons London's thriving Jamaican community could help propel him to another monumental Olympic performance as the sprinter seeks to repeat his triple gold-medal haul from Beijing four years ago. (via

Running Man: Usain Bolt readies for London 2012 Olympics Apr 18, 2012

Running Man: Usain Bolt readies for London 2012 Olympics 100 days from now, the Olympic flame will be lit in London.  Arguably no spotlight is greater than the one shining on Usain Bolt, the fastest man on the planet. NBC's Lester Holt traveled to Bolt's homeland of Jamaica to meet the king of the track.  Watch Lester Holt’s full report, “Running Man” Wednesday April 18 at 9/8c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams.  

One Event the U.S. Still Owns Apr 24, 2012

Although the U.S. is expected to lose the medal count at the London Olympics, there's still one event Americans are expected to dominate: the decathlon. (via )

Ben Salmon: The day I ran like Usain May 08, 2012

Unless Usain Bolt eschews the athletes village in favour of the delights of Brockley, south east London, he won’t face the same commute as I did on race day. (via The Independent)

Usain Bolt dumped his girlfriend to focus on London Olympics May 14, 2012

Usain Bolt ended his six-month relationship with a Slovakian fashion designer in order to focus on the upcoming Summer Olympics. News reports suggest Bolt's breakup with Lubica Slovak, 28, was because of his desire to repeat his double-gold/world-record Olympic performance … Continue reading → (via )

Lopez Lomong: From Sudanese ‘Lost Boy’ to U.S. Olympian Jul 12, 2012

Today's blog post comes from Lopez Lomong, who will be running with Team USA in the London 2012 Olympics. Lopez was born in South Sudan, and kidnapped by a rebel group at the age of 6. He escaped to a refugee camp in Kenya, and was adopted by a family in the United States. While Lopez runs for Team USA, he hasn't forgotten his home country of South Sudan, that celebrates one year of independence today. (via )

Michael Johnson opens mouth again, calls out Oscar Pistorius Jul 17, 2012

Michael Johnson sure is chatty this year. First it was commentary on how slave descendants have a genetic edge on the track. Now the 400-meter world-record holder and four-time U.S. Olympic gold medalist is calling out South African sprinter and … Continue reading → (via Yahoo! Sports)