June 21, 2012 The Olympic Committee had told organizers of the Ravelympics that they were infringing on a trademark. But after knitters complained loudly, the USOC's threat unraveled.
May 21, 2012 Jessica Ennis is the poster girl of Britain's Olympics team. But Sunday in Manchester, someone really messed up and what she thought was her best-ever run of the 100-meter hurdles can't be counted as her best.
May 2, 2012 For the first time, American viewers of the Summer Olympics won't be limited by two words many sports fans loathe: "tape" and "delay." After years of saving the most popular events for prime time, NBC will also stream live video of the London Games, online and via mobile.
March 28, 2012 U.S. archer Khatuna Lorig hopes to return to the Olympics this summer. But she's already helped put archery into The Hunger Games this spring — by training the film's star, Jennifer Lawrence. In the film's kill-or-be-killed competition, Lawrence's character relies on her ability with a bow.
March 7, 2012 The elite athletes who travel to London for this summer's Olympic Games will include petite gymnasts, huge wrestlers — and elite horses, which compete in dressage and other events. The man whose job it is to get 50-60 horses to England says, "It's quite a logistical feat."
January 26, 2012 The campaign of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney helped pen the Utah Olympic Legacy Foundation news release about the February event.
January 5, 2012 After seeking and winning the right to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, the city backed out. Now, a committee is exploring whether to make a bid for the 2022 Winter Games.
October 6, 2011 In allowing U.S. sprinter LaShawn Merritt to compete, the court said the IOC rule known as the "Osaka Rule" is "invalid and unenforceable" because it extends punishments beyond the guidelines of the World Anti-Doping Code.
July 19, 2011 Oscar Pistorius, the sprinter who runs on prosthetics made from carbon fiber, has officially qualified for the World Championships in Athletics, which will be held in Daegu, South Korea.
February 23, 2010 The rivalries being broadcast on NBC right now rival anything Shakespeare can hand down. A South Korean gold medal winner seething on the podium because he has to share it with Apollo Ohno. A Russian figure skater right out of central casting look...
February 18, 2010 Every two years, the complaint comes: Please don't ruin the Olympics by airing the results before we can watch the event on TV. But it's important to remember that NPR is, first and foremost, a news organization.
February 17, 2010 At the day of the opening ceremony American snowboarder and medalist Lindsey Jacobellis told NBC she eats only organic food. Not much of that at Mickey D's.
February 17, 2010 It's raining men! Loving the figure skating men of the 2010 Winter Games.