Articles Tagged with 2012 London Olympics

Nadzeya Ostapchuk Stripped Of Gold Medal For Doping

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Last week, Nadzeya Ostapchuk was the pride of Belarus when she claimed a gold medal in the shot put event. On Monday morning, however, her Olympic glory disappeared as she became the first athlete from the 2012 London Olympics to be stripped of a gold medal for doping. The Huffington Post reports that Valerie Adams… Read more »

2012 London Olympics Generated 150 Million Tweets

twitter at the olympics is a big hit

London, England – The 2012 London Olympics were a smash hit for social network Twitter. According to a recent report, the games generated thousands of tweets per minute for a total of more than 150 million postings. The games, which lasted 16 days, saw the most Twitter activity when Usain Bolt was competing. The world’s… Read more »

Team USA Wins Gold As Kevin Durant Scores 30 Points

2012 Team USA Basketball in London Olympics

Team USA edged out Spain with a final score of 107-100 to claim yet another gold medal in men’s basketball. Team USA was pushed along by the superior play of Kevin Durant who laid down 30 points. The final was a rematch of the 2008 Olympic games final in Beijing. Backing up Durant was LeBron… Read more »

Olympic Cyclist Gets Drunk, Sent Home To Belgium

Belgian Cyclist Sent Home Over Being Drunk

Belgian cyclist Gijs van Hoecke became an international Olympic sensation for all the wrong reasons this week when drunken pictures of the athlete showed up on various Belgian newspapers and eventually landed on a celebrity and tabloid newspaper. In the photos, Hoecke is obliterated and being carried out of a club by two of his… Read more »

Hope Solo Helps US Women’s Soccer Team Win Gold Against Japan

US Women's Soccer Wins Gold

Hope Solo and the US women’s soccer team won gold in their match against rival Japan. Despite being out-played by Japan, the Americans capitalized on their chances and were incredibly lucky when it counted. The US women finished second to Japan in last year’s World Cup Final, making the Olympic team determined to beat them… Read more »

Kobe Bryant, LeBron James Push Team USA Past Australia

Team USA advances to Basketball Semifinal

Team USA powered past Australia for a 119 to 86 victory on Wednesday night on the power of strong performances from Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. The Americans now move into the semifinal round. Bryant hit six 3-pointers on 10 attempts in the second half which led Kevin Durant to proclaim after the match: “Somebody… Read more »

Olympic Athletes Turning To Beetroot Juice And Tart Cherry Juice

Beetroot Juice For Olympic Performers

Think Wheaties is the breakfast of champions? If you happen to be competing in the 2012 London Olympics you’re probably more likely to chug down some beetroot juice or perhaps some tart cherry juice. Scientific claims have not been able to back up the sports enhancing qualities of those two drinks but athletes competing at… Read more »

7 Cameroon Olympians Go Missing, Believed To Have Absconded

Cameroon Olympic Members Flee

The Cameroon Olympic team has shrunk in size considerably since the start of the 2012 London Olympics after seven Olympians went missing. The Ministry of Sports and Physical Education announced on Monday evening that five boxers, one swimmer and a backup goalie for the Cameroon soccer team have went missing. Mission head David Ojong confirmed… Read more »

Gold Medal Swimmer Admits To Cheating At 2012 London Olympics

Cameron van der Burgh

Cameron van der Burgh won a gold medal in the men’s 100 breaststroke at the 2012 London Olympics but he didn’t exactly earn it legally. The South African swimmer admitted that he cheated during the 100 breaststroke final, saying that he took an extra dolphin kick or two during his turns. Van Der Burgh admits… Read more »

Stephan Feck’s Incredibly Embarrassing Olympic Dive

Stephan Feck Embarrassing Dive

Germany’s Stephan Feck is probably hiding out in his room at Olympic Village in an attempt to avoid reporters after an incredibly embarrassing dive at the London Olympics where he lost grip on his left leg during a diving rotation, landing flat on his back in the water. After his disastrous dive, Feck finished dead… Read more »

Team USA Dominates Argentina, Heads To Quarterfinal Match

Team USA Defeats Argentina

Kevin Durant was on fire from the 3-point line as Team USA rolled over Argentina with a final score of 126-97 on Monday night. Durant scored 17 of his 28 points in the third quarter, helping send Team USA into the quarterfinals. Two nights earlier, Team USA etched out a 99-94 victory over Lithuania and… Read more »

Lolo Jones Qualifies For Semifinals, Gets Shot At Redemption

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Lolo Jones set out to the 2012 London Olympics looking for redemption after her disappointing finish in Beijing back in 2008, and it looks like her chances of getting that redemption are pretty good if her performance on Monday is any indication. Jones, a Des Moines native, managed to score a 2012 season best of… Read more »