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London 2012 news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

3 hrs ago |

Nothin' but Net: Predicting the USA World Cup roster

The biggest news stemming from USA Basketball's summer practice is more about who left, or never came, than it is who is in the red, white and blue practice jerseys.


Related Topix: Michael Redd (2008 Beijing Olympics), Summer Olympic, Sports, Blake Griffin (2012 London Olympics), Andre Iguodala, Olympics, Olympic Basketball, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, NBA Players

7 hrs ago | Romsey Advertiser

Bolt row 'has not damaged Games'

Commonwealth Games officials have insisted that sprint superstar Usain Bolt's reported criticism of the event has not damaged Glasgow 2014.


Related Topix: Sports, Usain Bolt, Olympics, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Michael Rimmer, Olympic Cycling, Geraint Thomas

11 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

Australia athletics coach sent home after outspoken attack on Olympic sprint hurdles champion Pearson

Athletics Australia's British head coach Eric Hollingsworth has been sent home from the Commonwealth Games after his outspoken attack on Olympic sprint hurdles champion Sally Pearson.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Athletics, Sally Pearson, Tiffany Porter

12 hrs ago |

French wrestler Steeve Guenot risks 2-year ban

The French wrestling federation says Guenot failed to give required details of his whereabouts, which resulted in a warning, and was twice absent from his house for out-of-competition tests, when he had previously indicated he would be there.


Related Topix: Sports, Steeve Guenot, Olympic Wrestling, Summer Olympic, Olympics

14 hrs ago |

Aussie weightlifter arrested for alleged assault

Moneghetti says Etoundi's accreditation was revoked before any conviction because the incident was "a breach of the village rules."


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Sally Pearson, Summer Olympic

17 hrs ago | Prince George Citizen

Kyrie Irving focused on USA Basketball, fighting for spot on 12-man roster

Kyrie Irving is excited about playing with LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, LeBron James, Olympics, Olympic Basketball, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant

Wed Jul 30, 2014

News Observer

WTA: Lisicki hit record 131 mph (211 kph) serve

In this July 4, 2013 file photo, Sabine Lisicki of Germany serves to Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland during their Women's singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London.


Related Topix: Sports, Sabine Lisicki, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Tennis, Tennis Players, More Sports, Tennis, Agnieszka Radwanska, Ana Ivanovic

Oxford Mail

Calculating legacy of the Olympics in London

ACCESS to sport in the county is much improved because of the London Olympics, according to Oxfordshire Sports Partnership managing director Chris Freeman.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympics, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Oscar Pistorius

Daily Journal

UCLA's Pauley Pavilion drenched in hoops history

Pauley Pavilion, UCLA's storied basketball arena where John Wooden coached teams that won eight of his 10 national championships, was drying out Wednesday after its court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst near the campus in Westwood.


Related Topix: Tyler Trapani, Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Basketball

Daily Journal

German federation drops amputee jumper from team

Germany excluded an amputee long jumper from its team for the European Athletics Championships on Wednesday, saying the athlete's carbon-fiber prosthesis gives him an unfair advantage.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Christian Reif, Oscar Pistorius, Olympic Athletics, Olympics

News Observer

Ex-Virginia swim coach now Gamecocks assistant

Bernardino's Cavaliers dominated the ACC, winning 27 titles from 1978-2013. But Bernardino and Virginia parted ways last year, a split that still stings the longtime coach.


Related Topix: Sports, Swimming, Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Summer Olympic

Early Team USA take on Derrick Rose: 'Phenomenal'

"He was phenomenal and he was too," USA Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski said. "He hasn't held anything back."


Related Topix: Sports, NBA Basketball, Chicago Bulls, Derrick Rose, NBA Players, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Kevin Durant, Olympic Basketball

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Congleton Guardian

England earn gymnastics double gold

England's men and women secured gold as Scotland's men claimed their first Commonwealth Games team gymnastics medal by taking silver in Glasgow.


Related Topix: Sports, Sam Oldham, Hannah Whelan, Summer Olympic, Becky Downie, Olympics, Kristian Thomas, Max Whitlock, Olympic Gymnastics, Louis Smith

Congleton Guardian

Weightman joy after surprise silver

Laura Weightman was on cloud nine after she gatecrashed an expected Kenyan one-two in the 1500 metres to land her maiden major championship medal on a night of five England silvers at a raucous Hampden Park.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Laura Weightman, Andrew Riley, Hansle Parchment

Hampshire Chronicle

Turner devastated by Glasgow exit

A "devastated" Andy Turner, the defending 110 metres hurdles champion, admitted he was ready to call time on his career after crashing out in the heats at the Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Athletics, Olympics, Andy Turner, Greg Rutherford


Ryan Lochte shows off 10,000-calorie meal

He's used to making waves in the pool, but Ryan Lochte has caused a few ripples of excitement on social media after tweeting out a photo of himself in front of what he claims was 10,000 calories worth of food, including piles of chicken and asparagus.


Related Topix: Sports, Summer Olympic, Olympics, Olympic Swimming, Ryan Lochte, Swimming, Michael Phelps

The Modesto Bee

Commonwealth Games gets 1st doping case

This time, it involved a 16-year-old female weightlifting gold medalist from Nigeria.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Cycling, Summer Olympic, Catharine Pendrel, Olympics, Emily Batty

Hampshire Chronicle

Weightlifting rocked by failed test

The future of weightlifting as a core sport in the Commonwealth Games programme has again been thrown into doubt after Nigerian 53kg gold medallist Chika Amalaha tested positive for drugs.


Related Topix: Sports, Olympic Weightlifting, Summer Olympic, Olympics


CU Buffs track and field: Jenny Simpson embraces Emma Coburn's success

From left, Jenny Simpson, former star runner at the University of Colorado, and Emma Coburn, who came up behind Simpson at CU and recently broke Simpson's American record, practice in Boulder on Friday.


Related Topix: Olympic Track And Field, Summer Olympic, Sports, Kara Goucher, Olympic Athletics, Olympics

Merced Sun-Star

Former Georgia runner dies in car accident

He was 25. Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock said Lawrence was traveling along Interstate 75 about 1:40 a.m. when a tire blew out.


Related Topix: Sports, David Oliver, Summer Olympic, Allyson Felix, Olympic Athletics, Olympics


Olympic Medal Count

1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 26 32 82
5 South Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35