Dec 4, 2012 10:05 AM
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The IOC is warning Brazilian organizers about the pace of progress for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.
The IOC says Tuesday they must attack the project "with all vigor" to ensure that the first Olympics in South America are a success.
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Sep 10, 2012 11:27 AM
LONDON (AP) - Thousands of people waving British flags lined the streets of London on Monday to toast the athletes behind the country's unprecedented summer of sporting success.
Twenty-one floats carried members of the Olympic and Paralympic teams from St. Paul's Cathedral to Buckingham Palace, where the Royal Air... Read Story ›
Aug 13, 2012 5:09 PM
219.4 million Americans watched the London Olympics on the networks of NBCUniversal, setting the record as the most-watched event in U.S. television history, surpassing the 2008 Beijing Olympics (215 million), according to data available Monday from The Nielsen Company.
NBCUniversal, presented its 13th Olympics, the most by any U.S.... Read Story ›
Aug 13, 2012 7:46 AM
LONDON (AP) - The Olympics brought less tourist money to recession-hit Britain than officials promised, a trade group said Monday, with a majority of businesses reporting losses from last year. A survey of more than 250 tour operators, hoteliers and visitor attractions found that tourist traffic fell all over Britain,... Read Story ›
Aug 13, 2012 6:32 AM
LONDON (AP) - Basking in post-Olympic glory, Britain succumbed to reality Monday with commuters venturing back to work and Heathrow Airport bracing for one of its busiest days ever. Some 116,000 people are expected to leave - an exodus that includes some 6,000 athletes and Prime Minister David Cameron for... Read Story ›
Aug 12, 2012 8:35 PM
LONDON (AP) - "I'm talking 'bout my generation," sang The Who, capping a raucous, rock 'n' roll Olympic closing ceremony But which generation? When the band members first sang "My Generation," they were in their 20s. Now they are pushing 70. Like the Olympic torch passing from one runner to... Read Story ›
Aug 12, 2012 8:00 PM
In an Olympics filled with television success, boxing has been a notable failure. NBC Sports covered the last two days of the tournament with its two announcers, Bob Papa and Teddy Atlas, not even in London's ExCel Center. International boxing officials asked them to move back from their announcing positions... Read Story ›
Aug 12, 2012 7:33 PM
LONDON (AP) - Toting his third gold medal of the London Games, Usain Bolt gave a little wave to 80,000 or so of his best friends in the Olympic Stadium stands. Almost immediately, the questions started: What did that mean? Was Bolt bidding adieu for good? Will he be back?... Read Story ›
Aug 12, 2012 7:29 PM
LONDON (AP) - The flame for the London Olympics has been extinguished. The flame went out at the end of the closing ceremony Sunday night, signaling the end of 16 days of the games. The crowd groaned as the cauldron began to fold up and sink into the ground and... Read Story ›
Aug 12, 2012 6:50 PM
- The U.S. men's basketball team fought off another challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes for a 107-100 victory and its second straight Olympic championship against the Spaniards. LeBron James capped one of basketball's most brilliant individual years with a monster dunk and a huge 3-pointer in... Read Story ›