Athlon Presents the Most Striking Images from London 2012
London Olympics 2012 Photo of the Day
American gymnast Gabrielle Douglas eyes perfection on the uneven bars during the team portion of the women's gymnastics competition. Her stellar performance ultimately earned her a spot on the gymnastics all-around for Team USA.
The 2012 Summer Olympics: What to Watch, July 27
The Opening Ceremony
Time: 7:30 pm Eastern (tape delay), NBC
Years of preparation and months of hype are finally giving way to actual competition, but today's highlight is undoubtedly the Opening Ceremony kicking off the Games of the XXX Olympiad (careful when you Google that phrase, by the way).
The United States, China, Russia and Germany top the list heading into London.
As we head into the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, we take a moment to look back at the gold medal-winning dominance of the United States over the past five games. Here's a look at how the U.S., China, Russia and other countries stack up in the medal count.
Numbers do not lie. With 2296 cumulative medals in the Summer Olympics, the United States is irrefutably the most dominant participating country in the history of the Olympic Games. Despite this, there are events in which the U.S. has seen little success. Here are five events where you'll be certain not to see an American atop the podium.
Examining some of the strangest sports of the games
The 2012 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Millions of viewers around the world will be glued to their TV sets watching popular events such as basketball, gymnastics and swimming. But there are some sports, historically and today, that have us wondering one thing—WHY?!
Here is a look at some of the weirdest actual events in the history of the modern Olympics.
USA Basketball's best-ever squad turns 20 this year.
Eleven future Hall of Famers — Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Chris Mullin and Clyde Drexler — and one college kid, Duke’s Christian Laettner, changed the game of basketball forever with a once-in-a-lifetime, whirlwind tour during the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.