London Olympics

London Olympics : Instant Guide
Im Dong Hyun, an Olympic archer from South Korea who is legally blind, broke his own world record, scoring 699 out of 720 in the first round of competition.

How did a blind archer set a world record at the Olympics?

Im Dong Hyun of South Korea can barely read a newspaper, but he can hit a bullseye with a bow and arrow from 70 meters away

London Olympics : Fact Sheet
Swimmers like Michael Phelps reportedly dive into massive egg-and-pancake breakfasts to make sure they have enough calories to fuel their record-setting Olympic performances.

The insane junk-food diets of high-endurance Olympians

Pizza, beer, and ice cream are actually staples for some elite athletes, who gorge themselves on mountains of unhealthy food to meet 6,000-calorie daily quotients

London Olympics : Best Video
Workers for the Czech artist David Cerny check the hydraulic arms of his newest sculpture, "London Boosted" which will be displayed outside of the Czech Team's Olympic headquarters in London.

Olympic madness: The double-decker bus that does push-ups

A Czech artist transforms a traditional London double-decker bus into a six-ton, push-up-performing robotic sculpture in honor of the 2012 games

London Olympics : In-depth briefing
Many Londoners are regretful of the upcoming Olympic games, especially due to the "Olympic levy" tax they will be forced to pay to cover the billions of dollars being spent on the games.

London's Olympic regrets

With the 2012 Summer Games soon to begin, Londoners aren't sure hosting them was such a brilliant idea

London Olympics : Instant Guide
A woman sits at the water's edge in Bournemouth, England: According to a recent survey, 63 percent of Brits lead an inactive lifestyle.

The U.K.'s failed pre-Olympics weight-loss program

British Olympic organizers pledged in 2005 to get two million U.K. citizens to exercise more before the games, but the initiative flopped. What went wrong?

London Olympics : Opinion Brief
Swimmer Ryan Lochte models a casual Ralph Lauren Summer Olympic uniform in 2011: The U.S. Olympic Committee promises to address outsourcing concerns for the designer's 2014 Winter Olympic uniforms.

Team USA's 'made in China' outfits: Has the outrage gone overboard?

On the heels of a renewed controversy, senators push a bill to force the U.S. Olympic Committee to make sure all ceremonial uniforms are made in the U.S.A

London Olympics : Opinion Brief
The 1992 men's Olympic basketball team, which included Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan, is widely considered the most talented in history. The 2012 basketball squad would beg to differ.

Kobe versus Jordan: Could the 2012 Olympic team beat the '92 squad?

A tantalizing fantasy match-up — Kobe and LeBron competing against Magic and MJ in their primes — has hoops junkies in a lather

London Olympics : Controversy
Swimmer Ryan Lochte sports the men's Ralph Lauren opening ceremonies uniform, complete with beret — all manufactured by Chinese labor.

The Team USA uniform controversy: Made in China?

Politicians lash out at Ralph Lauren and the U.S. Olympic Committee for offshoring production of the outfits in which our athletes will march into London's Olympic stadium

London Olympics : Photos
Team USA’s opening ceremony uniforms: A visual history

Team USA's opening ceremony uniforms: A visual history

Over the years, America's summer Olympians have marched into stadiums wearing everything from cowboy hats to berets — with no shortage of red, white, and blue

London Olympics : Analysis
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius competes during the Paralympic World Cup in May: He'll get a chance to race against "able-bodied" competitors in the London Olympics this summer.

London Olympics: Are a double-amputee's bionic legs an unfair advantage?

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius and his J-shaped prosthetic calves will compete against able-bodied Olympians. Is he an inspiration — or a cheat?

London Olympics : Slideshow
The Olympic trials: 7 heartbreaking and inspiring moments

The Olympic trials: 6 heartbreaking and inspiring moments

Tears, triumphs, agonizing defeats, miraculous wins... and the London Olympics haven't even started yet

London Olympics : By the numbers
Olympic mascot Wenlock poses next to a British royal guard under the newly revealed Olympic rings in Heathrow Airport: The total cost of the London Olympics, including the cost of security, could end up being about $37.5 billion.

London's wildly over-budget Olympics: By the numbers

The Summer Games are still a month away, but the city has already exceeded its budget by 101 percent — and counting

London Olympics : Fact Sheet
The newly constructed McDonald's at Olympic Park in East London features 20 cashier lines and is expected to serve 14,000 diners a day.

The London Olympics' monstrous, record-setting McDonald's: By the numbers

Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, and millions of spectators will soon be able to dine at London's new 32,000-square-foot McDonald's, the world's largest

London Olympics : Forecast
The third place photo-finish of the women's 100-meter final shows Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh (foreground) in a dead heat for the last spot on the U.S. Olympic team.

The incredible tie in the 100 m race at the U.S. Olympic trial: What happens next?

Allyson Felix and Jenebah Tarmoh both crossed the finish line in 11.068 seconds — but even high-tech cameras can't pinpoint a winner, and the solution is controversial

London Olympics : Opinion Brief
Runners compete at the 2000 Olympics: Screening for female gender was banned before the 2000 games for scientific and ethical reasons, but may soon be resurrected.

Is it unfair to ban female Olympians with too much testosterone?

Olympic officials are reportedly considering new "gender verification" guidelines that would bar women from competing if they are too masculine

London Olympics : Photos
London Olympics: 11 athletes to watch

London Olympics: 10 U.S. athletes to watch

One of the world's fastest men, the new face of U.S. swimming, and a little-known basketball player named LeBron James all hope to make a splash at this year's games

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