Miami Heat’s LeBron James’ three-pointer late in fourth-quarter helps seal the victory in a close game with Spain.
Diving is among the most popular spectator events in the Olympics, a graceful sport that combines elements of gymnastics and dancing. It’s also an excellent example of physics in action.
NBC has received a ton of flak for its handling of the London Olympics.
Sailors were likely unhappy, but non-sailors suffering from Olympic fatigue loved a hilarious video offering clueless "commentary" from Francis Higgins for the Women's Laser Radial - aka "some boats in a race."
Seven Cameroonian athletes have gone missing in the Olympic village, according to Reuters.
Usain Bolt just won his second-straight 100-meter gold medal in an Olympic record 9.63 seconds. A lot of people thought fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake would beat him, but in the end it wasn't even all that close. Blake got the silver, and USA's Justin G
With just under seven minutes to go today, Lithuania hit a 3-point shot to take a 2-point lead over Team USA, putting everybody on upset alert. Three minutes later, LeBron James took over.
Training, gear, and sometimes, sadly, drugs, give the world's top athletes an edge in competition
It’s hard to be a champion, and harder still to set a record. Let me look at one event in particular, the 50 meter freestyle.
When people learn I ran steeplechase, they always ask, “What’s the steeplechase?” I’ve answered this question more times than I can count on my hands and feet.
You can't watch everything, so let an analysis of physics data guide you to this summer's most competitive events
Sen. Marco Rubio introduced a bill Wednesday to eliminate the federal government’s tax on Olympic medals, saying the levy amounted to yet another way the government tries to punish those who succeed.
So Doug, the queen of England parachuted into the arena with James Bond to kick-start the Olympics. I'm sure you must have some comments on the – literally – passing parade.
A man was killed Wednesday when a bicycle was involved in a collision with an Olympics shuttle bus just outside the site of the Games in London, police said.
The Olympics can be "a time of new, and renewed, friendships where deeper peace and understanding is forged."
Wave of online anger follows comments from US coach that Ye Shiwen's record-setting performance was 'unbelievable.'
Soldiers have been drafted in to fill empty seats at the London 2012 Olympics after prime seating at the aquatics centre, gymnastics arena and basketball venue again went unused on the second day of competition.
Enthusiasm is compulsory only in totalitarian dictatorships. Anywhere else, we are free to be keen if we want to, and bored if we want to.
The United States men’s basketball team opened the Olympic tournament with a 98-71 win today at the Basketball Arena in London’s Olympic Park. Kevin Durant lead the squad with 22 points and 9 rebounds, and Kevin Love added 14 points.
Olympic swimmers don’t just dive into the pool like the rest of us. They start on a block called, appropriately enough, a starting block. London will see the Olympic debut of a track-style starting block with an inclined surface and a lip at the back
Brady Ellison is the top archer on the planet right now. At 23, he’s ranked No. 1 on the recurve bow, a feat made all the more impressive by the fact he didn’t pick up a recurve bow until six years ago.
Human beings would be made to look decidedly unimpressive were animals allowed to compete in the Olympics — outperformed by the likes of kangaroos, gorillas and ostriches, a science paper said.
Swimming legend Michael Phelps suffered a nervy start in his bid to become the greatest Olympian in history on Saturday while Chinese shooter Yi Siling claimed the first gold of the Games.
Olympics organizers were urgently investigating why several venues had swathes of empty seats on Saturday, the first full day of competition at the London Games.
Mitt Romney has been rebuked by the US Olympic legend Carl Lewis after the presumptive Republican presidential nominee questioned whether London was fully prepared for the Olympic Games.
A billion people across the globe turned on their TVs to watch the opening ceremony of the London Olympics live Friday, but very few of them were in United States.
The centerpiece of this year's Olympics is unlike anything we've seen before
A spike in international cases of measles and an increase in the number of parents choosing not to vaccinate their children has health officials worrying
The official shopping centre of the 2012 Olympics apologised on Thursday for putting up “Welcome to London” banners in Arabic that read backwards.
US Olympic shooting competitors hope those watching the London Games do not link their firearm sports with the shooter who killed 12 people and wounded 58 others at an American theatre last week.