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► Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda rounded a corner with three miles left and simply took off, turning the last mile into a victory lap as he easily captured the marathon, along with the first medal for Uganda at the London Games. He won in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 1 second as he pulled away from the Kenyan duo of Abel Kirui and Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang. Kirui ended up with the silver while Kipsang held on for bronze just ahead of American Meb Keflezighi.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics

Felix, Jeter help US break record

LONDON (AP) - Eyeing the trackside clock as she approached the finish line, Carmelita Jeter pointed the black baton in her left hand at those bright orange numbers.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

Modern version features biathlon-style event

LONDON (AP) - The modern pentathlon kicks off this final Olympic weekend with fencing, swimming, horseback riding and, for the first time, a combined biathlon-style running and shooting event aimed at making the competition shorter and more dynamic.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

Red welt over eye, Olympic gold in hand

LONDON (AP) - You wouldn't know by watching Jordan Burroughs that Americans can't fight anymore.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

Women's boxing looks to grow after Olympic debut

LONDON (AP) - Women's boxing was a big hit in its first Olympics.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

Brazil, Russia earn spots in volleyball final

LONDON (AP) - Brazil defeated Italy in straight sets in men's Olympic volleyball Friday, earning its third consecutive trip to the gold-medal match, this time against Russia.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

Mexico looking for perfect game in final

LONDON (AP) - Mexico coach Luis Fernando Tena thinks his team will need an "almost perfect" game to pull off an upset against Brazil in the men's Olympic football final on Saturday.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

US heading for win over China

LONDON (AP) - With a surge of medals in track and field, the United States has sprinted ahead of China and is poised to finish atop the medals table at the London Olympics - maybe with the most golds ever collected by the Americans on foreign soil.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


- With Justin Gatlin running the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay, the U.S. broke a 20-year-old national record in its preliminary round, finishing in 37.38 seconds - a hundredth of a second faster than Jamaica competing without Usain Bolt. The record, set in 1992 with Carl Lewis running the anchor leg, was 37.40. In Saturday's final, Bolt will run the anchor leg, while Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and 100 and 200 runner-up Yohan Blake will run in the first three spots, as they did in the preliminaries.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

US men beat Argentina 109-83 hoops

LONDON (AP) - LeBron James turned away from his teammates gathered in the center circle and waved to the fans as if to say: "See you Sunday."

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

US women win 1st gold in water polo

LONDON (AP) - The United States won its first gold medal in women's water polo, getting five goals from Maggie Steffens and a sterling performance from goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong to cruise to an 8-5 win over Spain on Thursday.

August 09, 2012 | | Olympics

US women's soccer gold gets grand stage

WEMBLEY, England (AP) - The game was nearly as grand as the stage, in doubt until the last seconds and so important that the winning country's commander in chief was following it back home. Across town, Usain Bolt was doing in London what he did in Beijing, but for 80,203 people at Wembley Stadium and the two best women's soccer teams in the world, this was their Olympic moment.

August 09, 2012 | | Olympics


- Christian Taylor won the triple jump gold medal, overtaking U.S. teammate Will Claye with his fourth jump in the final. Taylor, the world champion, earned the Olympic title with a best jump of 17.81 meters.

August 09, 2012 | | Olympics

Quirky rhythmic gymnastics, synchro swimming shine

LONDON (AP) - Time for those swirling ribbons and shiny balls, the nose clips and sparkly caps. The Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte show is long over. So is all-around gymnastics.

August 09, 2012 | | Olympics

US and France to meet in Olympic final

LONDON (AP) - Four-time defending champion United States stifled Australia's offense and shut down its towering center Liz Cambage in the second half for a 86-73 win, advancing to the final of the women's Olympic basketball tournament.

August 09, 2012 | | Olympics

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‘Super bacteria’ found in Rio’s Olympic waters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A drug-resistant "super bacteria" that's normally found in hospitals and is notoriously difficult to treat has been discovered in the waters where Rio de Janeiro's Olympic sailing events will be held, scientists said Monday.

December 16, 2014 | | Olympics


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