July 30, 2012 Missy Franklin set a new American record as she won gold in the 100m backstroke. Earlier in the day, Yannick Agnel of France won the 200m men's freestyle, beating a field that included American Ryan Lochte. And U.S. swimmers swept the top two spots in the men's 100m backstroke, with Matthew Grevers winning gold.
July 30, 2012 South African Oscar Pistorius will run on artificial legs in the 400-meter Olympic sprint preliminaries in London Saturday. Pistorius is a double amputee who runs world-class times on his carbon-fiber limbs. Some question whether he has an unfair edge — so a lab studied his running motion.
July 30, 2012 The U.S. men's gymnastics team had an excellent day of qualifying this weekend, putting it in first place entering today's team finals. But the Americans are struggling in the final, which does not carry points over from the earlier rounds.
July 30, 2012 Just when the discussion over the London Olympics' opening ceremony was being overshadowed by actual sporting events at the Summer Games, news emerges Monday that the Olympic cauldron was extinguished Sunday night, so that workers could move it to another part of the stadium.
July 30, 2012 The result of a judo men's quarterfinal bout was announced, and then reversed, Sunday. Since then, it became the source of international indignation over a perceived injustice. But the controversy stems from judo officials' attempt to avoid such confusion.
July 30, 2012 After German Uwe Hohn threw his javelin nearly out of the stadium in 1984, a move that spooked officials with its potential deadliness, the flying spears were changed to fly shorter. But people have been throwing sticks for 400,000 years, and some of these ancient spears might have been able to fly far farther than modern javelins.
July 30, 2012 Monday's roundup of 2012 Summer Olympics news stories includes Michael Phelps in the butterfly semifinal, and London's attempts to deal with human and digital traffic. And in judo, an American scores a big upset.
July 30, 2012 Swimming is again the big draw in the London 2012 Olympics Monday, with four gold-medal races scheduled. Olympic competitions are being held in 22 sports today — meaning there are dozens of events. Below, we list the ones we'll be keeping a close eye on.
July 30, 2012 American Dana Vollmer blew away the field, winning gold and setting a record in the 100-meter butterfly. Her teammates in the men's 4-by-100-meter freestyle relay fell short in the final stretch, winning silver. And the crowd went wild for English superstar Rebecca Adlington's finish in the 400-meter free — good for bronze.