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US cyclist Phinney aims for Olympic glory

DORKING, England (AP) - Taylor Phinney relaxes on a low stone wall behind an idyllic countryside hotel south of London, looking perfectly at ease even as the tension begins to mount.

July 27, 2012 | | Olympics

Legally blind SKorean archer sets world marks

LONDON (AP) - South Korean archer Im Dong-hyun sees only blurred colors and lines when he peers toward the target about 76 yards away, arrow at the ready. It doesn't stop the legally blind Olympian from hitting the grapefruit-sized yellow center - again and again and again.

July 27, 2012 | | Olympics

Walsh goose-pimply over prospect of a third gold

LONDON (AP) - Just the mention of a possible third consecutive Olympic gold medal forced Kerri Walsh Jennings to rub her bare arms and give her shoulder a shudder.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics

Phelps says he's having more fun at final Olympics

LONDON (AP) - For Michael Phelps, this is it. In his mind, there's no doubt about it. As soon as his hand touches the wall for the final time at the London Olympics, his swimming career is over.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics

Fencer Mariel Zagunis leads Americans in ceremony

LONDON (AP) - The mother of fencing star Mariel Zagunis pushed up her flight by two days and frantically packed her bags to make sure she gets to London in time.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics

At 37, gymnast Chusovitina still going strong

LONDON (AP) - Oksana Chusovitina shouldn't be here. Not wearing a leotard anyway. A coach's sweat suit maybe, but certainly not a uniform.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics

Federer: 2016 Games possible, depends on body

LONDON (AP) - Roger Federer is leaning toward competing in the 2016 Games if his body holds up.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics

Japan stuns Spain in Olympic football as Brazil edges Egypt

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) - Japan upset Spain 1-0 on the first day of the men's Olympic football tournament on Thursday, while Brazil held on for a 3-2 victory over Egypt and host Britain had to settle for a 1-1 draw with Senegal.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics


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July 26, 2012 | | Olympics

American boxers rediscover teamwork

LONDON (AP) - Four years after USA Boxing hit a new low in Beijing, a revitalized American team is ready to punch back.

July 26, 2012 | | Olympics

Phelps showing leadership among swimmers

LONDON (AP) - Michael Phelps is speaking up on the brink of his last Olympics.

July 25, 2012 | | Olympics

Munich widows call for Olympic ceremony protest

LONDON (AP) - The widows of two Israeli Olympians killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics are urging spectators to stage a silent protest during Friday's opening ceremony for the London Games.

July 25, 2012 | | Olympics

Organizers display S Korea flag instead of N Korea

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - London Olympic organizers mistakenly displayed the South Korean flag on a jumbo screen instead of North Korea's before a women's soccer match Wednesday, prompting the North Koreans to refuse to take the field for nearly an hour.

July 25, 2012 | | Olympics

US women open Olympics with win

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) - Twice, Hope Solo stretched to her left to stop the ball. Twice, she couldn't quite reach it.

July 25, 2012 | | Olympics

Pink carpet least of the issues for gymnasts

LONDON (AP) - To go for the gold, gymnasts at the O2 Arena will first have to navigate the pink.

July 25, 2012 | | Olympics

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Articles by Section - Olympics

Bjoergen dominates in last race, wins 5th medal

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Marit Bjoergen has left a legacy that will be hard to top.

February 25, 2018 | | Olympics

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) — If the Korean women’s curling team thought winning an Olympic silver m

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - If the Korean women's curling team thought winning an Olympic silver medal was fun, wait until they get their mobile ...

February 25, 2018 | | Olympics

Pyeongchang Games: Oodles of oohs, ughs

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Wind, snow, ice or shine, the Winter Games had its share of golden moments that will forever be etched in Olympic ...

February 25, 2018 | | Olympics

American men win Olympic curling gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - John Shuster's last throw in the eighth end of the Olympic curling final clacked off one Swedish stone and knocked ...

February 25, 2018 | | Olympics

US women beat Canada in Olympic hockey; Gisin tops Shiffrin

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - A tense shootout, a dazzling deke and the end of an impressive streak.

February 23, 2018 | | Olympics

Goggia gets gold; Bjoergen sets Winter Games medals mark

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Sofia Goggia refused to let Lindsey Vonn catch her. Or, anyone else.

February 22, 2018 | | Olympics

Virtue, Moir win ice dance for 3rd career Olympic gold

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Canadian stars Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in ice dancing at the Pyeongchang Games on Tuesday, becoming ...

February 20, 2018 | | Olympics

Russian doping scandal stuns Olympic curling competitors

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - When word broke on Monday that a Russian Olympic curler was facing a doping charge, the curling world was floored. Not ...

February 20, 2018 | | Olympics

It’s US vs Canada for gold Thursday in women’s hockey

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - The Americans played their way back into the only women's hockey game that matters: a showdown with Canada for the ...

February 20, 2018 | | Olympics

American Shiffrin rallies on final run to win giant slalom

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Finally, it was an ideal day for skiing.

February 15, 2018 | | Olympics

White wins USA’s 100th winter gold, gets grilled by media

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Shaun White stared down the halfpipe before his final Olympic run and had no doubt what would happen next.

February 15, 2018 | | Olympics

American Jamie Anderson wins slopestyle

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Canada skated to the gold it had been dreaming about for four years.

February 13, 2018 | | Olympics

2nd Alpine postponement means Shiffrin starts with slalom

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Mikaela Shiffrin's pursuit of gold at the Pyeongchang Olympics will start on a different day - and in a different event ...

February 12, 2018 | | Olympics

Anderson defends Olympic gold in blustery slopestyle final

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - Jamie Anderson finished her run, glanced up at the scoreboard and stuck out her tongue for the world to see, a ...

February 12, 2018 | | Olympics

Nagasu, Rippon help lead Americans to figure skating bronze

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - Mirai Nagasu and Adam Rippon shared tears of sorrow when they were left off the Olympic team four years ago, each ...

February 12, 2018 | | Olympics

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