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1948 Olympic athletes reunite after 64 years

Aging Olympians reunited 64 years after China and Britain played a basketball game at the 1948 London Games. I reached the peak of my own life at the Olympics. I realized my dream at the 1948 games,” one said.... Read more»1

David Rudisha: 'Sure thing' on London Olympic track

Looking for a sure thing on Thursday’s Olympic schedule? Kenya’s David Rudisha will win the men’s 800 meters. And you can take that to the bank.... Read more»

Soccer notes

SV's Luis Robles makes move to MLS

Southern Arizona native Luis Robles is headed back to the U.S. to play in Major League Soccer. Whose jersey he will wear is still an open question. Plus: Pima College looks ahead and Wildcat Ana Maria Montoya returns with Olympic bragging rights.... Read more»


Lagat: 'I feel like I need to have fun'

Five-time world track and field champion Bernard Lagat, who trains in Tucson and won a bronze medal in the Olympic Games in 2000, and silver in 2004, begins his campaign to win gold in the men’s 5,000 meters on Wednesday.... Read more»

Phelps begins life without swimming

Michael Phelps wants to swim. Not in a pool, though. The world’s most decorated Olympian wants to swim freely in the ocean.... Read more»

Comic: Olympics

Taking a dive

Think it’s easy being plucked from the bosom of your family at age six and trained to be a gold-medal winning Olympic diver? Think again.... Read more»

Olympic baseball strikes out in London

When London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics, Liam Carroll thought his dreams were coming true, until two days later when he learned baseball was dropped from the games.... Read more»

For first time since 1980, no American winner for Olympic 400

For the first time since the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, there will not be an American winner of the men’s 400 meters. In fact, there will be no U.S. medalists, something that has not happened – Moscow aside – since the 1920 Games in Antwerp.... Read more»1

British baseball on the outside looking in

Baseball in Britain is a mere shadow of its immensely popular older brother in America. This doesn’t deter members of the 23-and-under national Great Britain team from gathering a few times a week to practice.... Read more»


Wrestling no longer sport for Greeks, Romans

Greco-Roman wrestling is one of the original Olympic sports, contested in Athens in 1896 and in every Olympics since. But don’t put your money on Greeks and Romans. In this sport, it’s better to be from a former Soviet bloc country.... Read more»

Real-life quidditch looks to become Olympic sport

Increased respect and visibility for the game have given confidence to players across the globe to set their sights on quidditch becoming a part of the magnum opus of sports: the Summer Olympics.... Read more»


Colangelo lobbying against age limit for men’s basketball team

NBA owners are pushing for an age limit for future Olympians that would dramatically alter the roster of the U.S. men’s basketball team. But that won’t happen if Colangelo, chairman of Team USA and no longer a member of the owners fraternity, has anything to say about it.... Read more»


Olympic seat fillers

It’s the age-old problem for an Olympic organizer: how to fill the seats for events few people are interested in.... Read more»

Spoiler: Phelps becomes most decorated Olympian of all time

Spoiler alert: In winning the 4x200 freestyle relay on Tuesday, swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympic athlete ever. He now has 19 medals spanning three Olympics.... Read more»


London: In city alive with possibilities, stumbling onto cycling race

You never know what’s around the corner at the London Olympics. On Sunday, I got off the Tube at Hyde Park Corner, expecting to be greeted by trees and birds. Instead, I emerged to find temporary barricades blocking off the course of the women’s cycling road race.... Read more»

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