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London 2012 Olympics News

Olympic 2012 writer Frank Cottrell Boyce joins Doctor Who

The children's author and writer of the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Frank Cottrell Boyce has written for the new season of "Doctor Who."

Diver Tom Daley comes out via YouTube, is in a gay relationship

The British diver and TV personality Tom Daley has taken to YouTube to announce that he is in a relationship with another man.

BAFTA honours Doctor Who’s 50 years of achievement

Doctor Who is to be celebrated at tonight’s BAFTA awards ceremony in London, marking the half-century of the BBC’s iconic science-fiction drama series.

Review: ‘Last Woman Standing’ is full of heart Special

‘Last Woman Standing’ is about two female boxers mentally and physically preparing for some of the most difficult fights of their careers leading up to the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Olympic gold medallist knocked off her bike

London - British gold medallist, Joanna Rowsell, has been hit by a car whilst cycling on Saturday. The member of the Great Britain Olympic team was cycling recreationally when she was knocked off her bike by a car.

Prime Minister and London Mayor come out for London Gay Games

UK Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson are backing a bid for London to host the 2018 Gay Games as part of London’s Olympic legacy.

New Year honours for London 2012 Olympians, Arise Sir Wiggo

The Queen's New Year honours list in the UK is kept a closely guarded secret. As the day draws near there is media speculation and finally revelations. Perhaps for her 2012 New Year honours list it should be no surprise that Olympians feature well.

Lord Coe to receive BBC lifetime achievement award

London - Lord (Seb) Coe is to receive the BBC Lifetime Achievement Award at the Sports Personality show. This to mark his career as an athlete and in recognition of his pivotal role in organizing the London Olympics.

Who is Laura Robson?

London - Andy Murray is undoubtedly the biggest name in British men's tennis, but there could just be a rising star in the ladies game.

Grandparents' death hid from Olympian so she'd 'stay focused'

After China's Wu Minxia won her third Olympic gold, her parents delivered some rather belated news: that they had lied about her mom's cancer and that her grandparents' had been dead –– for a year.

India’s ambitious target in Olympics 2020

Delhi - The strength of a nation today lies in showcasing their talents on the Olympics turf. A nation’s global sporting performance makes it as big or small in the eyes of international community as their medals tally.

Op-Ed: Looking back on the London Olympics from a UK perspective

London - Now that the Olympic Games 2012 has been and gone, it is time to look back at it from a UK perspective. Was it a failure, a qualified success, or a spectacular one?

Fireworks mark the end of London 2012 Olympics (video)

London - The London 2012 Olympics closed on Sunday with an impressive firework display which beautifully lit up the sky above the city. Music filled the stadium and the Olympic flag was handed on to Rio de Janeiro.

Op-Ed: Olympic competitors denied their ‘Any given Sunday…’

What defect makes it so hard for speakers to understand the effect of their own words? I ask following today’s visit from a window whiz who verbally leapt from flashing to sashes to sill stops and drip caps in numbing and discomfiting crescendo.

The Most Memorable Athletes Don't Always Win A Medal

London - As the games of the 30th Summer Olympiad come to an end, we tend to reminisce about the spectacular athletic feats we have witnessed over the last two weeks. There are of course many wonderful moments and athletes to focus on.

Video: Commentators for NBC Olympics called 'dicks'

Highly criticized for its coverage of the 2012 London Olympics, NBC is now under fire for the negative tone of its presenters' comments. A supercut at Jest.com shows just how bad some of them have been.

Op-Ed: Can anyone beat Usain Lightning Bolt?

In the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Usain Bolt became the first sprinter in Olympic track and field history to successfully defend both 100m and 200m Olympic titles in consecutive Games. Bolt’s dominance will transform the future of sprinting.

Olympics: Closing Ceremony to include The Who and Spice Girls

London - The 2012 Olympics will come to an end Sunday night, August 12, with a celebration of not only the athletes, but also 50 years of British pop music.

London Transport cleaners strike over Olympic bonuses

London - Cleaners on London Underground started a 48-hour strike on August 9 in a dispute over Olympic bonus payments. The workers are concerned that they have been excluded from bonuses made available to other occupations.

Pizzas, pies, puddings fuel Brownlee brothers’ Olympic success

London - Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, the brothers who won gold and bronze, respectively, in the London 2012 Olympics triathlon event, owe their success to a stodgy carbohydrate diet.

Op-Ed: A Disappointing Brazil at the London 2012 Olympics

London - Brazil isn’t doing great at the Olympics this year, let’s be honest! What makes the largest country of South America so shy of medals?

Video: Hilarious Irish commentary on Olympic boat racing

If you've ever been confused about Olympic boating, then you're not alone. This official boat race from the 2012 Olympics left this Irish commentator flailing in the wind.

Andy Murray's Olympic gold and silver medals go to the dogs

London - British tennis player Andy Murray was so proud of his Olympic gold and silver medals, he draped them around his dogs' necks, and snapped a photo of them for Twitter.

Team GB Olympic cycling success: French blame British secrecy

The success of Team GB’s cyclists at the London 2012 Olympics just keeps biking on, and on with Sir Chris Hoy’s latest gold medal making him the most successful British Olympian ever, but the French suspect some Johnny English shenanigans!

London 2012: Catalina Ponor’s beam agony ends with floor silver

Romanian gymnast Catalina Ponor may have expected many things to happen on Tuesday’s Olympics beam final. Being the winner of the bronze medal for only six minutes wasn’t one of them though.

Canadian Olympian Simon Whitfield crashes, didn't finish race

London - The Canadian born and British Columbia native hits a speed bump during triathlon that causes him to crash. Whitfield did not finish the race.

US Womens Soccer Team dramatic win over Canada

London - It took two extra time periods and more then 120 minutes, but the United States women’s soccer team pulled out a dramatic victory over Canada, advancing to the gold medal round.

Judo champ hits bottle-thrower at London 2012 Olympics

London - The Judo Bronze medalist gave a blow to the arrogant bottle-thrower at the London Olympics 2012, before the commencement of the 100m men's final.

Op-Ed: Fox Sports headline gaffe implies Iranian wrestler is Iraqi

HOUSTON – Fox-affiliated news networks aren't known for relentless devotion to fact-checking or research. But a gaffe on the Fox Sports website earlier today makes you question whether Fox's staff has the barest inkling of Middle Eastern geography.

Canada's boxing star Mary Spencer upset in medal qualifying match

London - Canada's Mary Spencer suffered an upset in the boxing ring today at the hands of China's Li Jinzi as the women strapped on the 8 oz. gloves in the 75 KG weight class.
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning gold in his familiar fashion in the men's 100m final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium.
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Firework display at the closing of the London 2012 Olympics on Sunday.
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London 2012 Games: Artists impression of the completed Olympic Park
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Mary King riding Imperial Cavalier.
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London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony
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Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte
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Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates crossing the finish line ahead of Ryan Bailey of the United States to win gold and set a new world record of 36.84 during the Men's 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium
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Sue Bird #6 of United States celebrates after a basket in the second half with teammate Lindsay Whalen #4 against France in the Women's Basketball Gold Medal game on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena
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