July 31, 2012 Swimmer Missy Franklin, 17, is being hailed as the next great U.S. swimming star, after winner her first gold medal in the London Olympics. She says that while standing on the podium, she thought about "all the things leading up to that moment. And it was so incredibly worth it."
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 29, 2012 One of the most recognizable symbols of the Olympics is invisible to all but a relative few.
July 27, 2012 The London Olympics' opening ceremony is a "show," director Danny Boyle says, that celebrates Britain, from the Industrial Revolution to its music and literature — even its socialized medicine. There's also time for thousands of athletes to enter Olympic Stadium. "We don't get lost in show business," Boyle says.
July 26, 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will attend Friday's opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics. Rescuing the 2002 Salt Lake City Games from the biggest ethics scandal in Olympic history has become one of Romney's biggest boasts in his political campaigns.
July 25, 2012 "What's in a name?" William Shakespeare once wrote in Romeo and Juliet, long before the Olympics ever came to London. It turns out that some Olympic names herald the greatness athletes seek — and the events they enter — while some bear monikers better suited for others.
July 23, 2012 In what may be a first, Monday brought product placement to the Olympics. Is this a sign of change? Will we begin seeing Pampers Diapers wrapped around the Olympic rings, as wrestlers grapple beneath them?
July 17, 2012 Language inserted into a broad appropriations bill would block funding for a Labor Department effort to reduce the occurrence of black lung.