Coming Off the Olympic High, Athletes Need Support to Transition to Next Phase of Life

August 31, 2012, 8:17 pm

When faced with his own retirement six years ago, Irish Olympic rower and World Championship gold medalist Gearoid Towey, found there was not support network to help make the [...]

Paralympics: Less Hype, Just as Competitive

August 23, 2012, 1:45 am

On Aug. 29, the 14th Paralympics begin in London. The media coverage and ticket sales looks to be unprecedented, yet increased attention could be a double-edged sword.

Olympics Reopens Debate on Scottish Independence

August 17, 2012, 3:59 pm

As the warmth of the Olympics flames subside, friction between the Yes and No campaigns for Scottish independence hots up.

London Report: Olympics Over, UK’s Headaches Return

August 15, 2012, 6:16 pm

It’s over. The 2012 London Olympics has been a huge sporting event and, in the hearts of many a British citizen, a huge success as a spectacle and advertisement for the [...]

London’s Olympic Hosting Review

August 15, 2012, 4:20 pm

Few, if any would doubt the success of the 2012 London Olympic Games, but as we hurtled toward the closing ceremony of the games and the opening of part two: the Paralympic [...]

Comparing the US Olympians at London Versus Beijing

August 15, 2012, 12:32 am

The United States once again won more medals than any of its competitors at the Olympics—16 more than China, 22 more than and Russia, and 39 more than host nation Great Britain.

Defecting Cameroon Boxers Say They Were Threatened

August 13, 2012, 4:51 pm

Five boxers from Cameroon who disappeared during the Olympics said they want remain in the U.K. and continue to compete.

Olympic Shot Put Winner Tests Positive for Steroids

August 13, 2012, 3:54 pm

The Belarusian women’s Olympic shot put gold medalist, Nadezhda Ostapchuk, was stripped of her medal after she failed a drug test.

UK Trade Group: Olympics Caused Tourism Downfall

August 13, 2012, 2:18 pm

The London Olympics did not bring in as much money to the U.K. as predicted, according to a trade group representing tour operators.

US Women Shine Gold at Olympics

August 13, 2012, 12:08 am

For the first time ever the United States sent more women than men (269 to 261) to compete and in another first the women brought home more gold medals, with a grand total of 29.

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