The International Olympic Committee has stripped a female shot-putter from Belarus of her gold medal after she tested positive for an anabolic agent during the London Olympics.
The father of a 16-year-old on Saudi Arabia's Olympic team said his daughter has been called names by people in her home country for competing at the London Games.
Sarah Attar, the first Saudi woman to compete in an Olympic track and field event says she hopes to inspire others.
CNN's Jaime Florcruz reports on China's successful London Games medal count.
The face of the Olympics is well known the world over: athletes winning, losing, straining every sinew of their bodies in the pursuit of podium glory. But behind the scenes there is another story of the athletes' lives and the use of their bodies, one that centers on their time staying at the Olympic Village.
Trust the British to get it right -- in the end. When it comes to taking stock on London 2012, I believe the London Games will be regarded as having brought the Olympics concept home.
CNN's Jim Boulden interviews Daniel Moylan, Chairman of London Legacy Development Corporation.
The 2012 London Olympics end Sunday with a music-filled closing ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, but there are still plenty of medals to be won. Fifteen events in 10 sports will take place across the capital on what is the last day of the competition.
The International Olympic Committee has stripped American cyclist Tyler Hamilton of his 2004 gold due to doping and ordered him to return the medal that he won in the Athens Olympics.
Since starting with plenty of pomp, the 2012 London Olympics has been a forum for a number of stunning performances. Yet that won't be the case for much longer, as athletes have just two days left to realize their Olympic dreams. Here are five things to watch for Saturday, when 31 gold medals will be on the line:
Every four years, U.S. audiences are re-introduced to all manner of lesser known sports: fencing, handball, even ones they may have tried themselves, like trampoline.
Kenya will bid to become the first African nation to host the Olympic Games in 2024, Raila Odinga, the country's prime minister, has said.
UPS Chairman and CEO, Scott Davis says the Olympics have given UPS the chance to show the world their capabilities.
Middle-distance runner Caster Semenya carried the South African flag last month in opening ceremonies for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
CNN's Stan Grant reports on the impact the 2008 Olympic Games had on Beijing.
Olympic champion Michael Phelps take on rivals, why he's skeptical of the Yi Shiwen doping rumors and his future plans.
American judoka Nicholas Delpopolo has been thrown out of the Olympics after a failed drug test he blamed on inadvertently eating food that had been baked with marijuana.
Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, said Monday that he really means it when he says he is retiring.
There's no UFC event this weekend, and no Strikeforce or Bellator fights, either. So what are mixed martial arts fans supposed to do with ourselves? Well, it's a prime opportunity for us to settle in front of a TV and scout for future stars.
Track star Sanya Richards-Ross talks about her Olympic hopes and getting over her past defeats.
If you've been mesmerized by the drama, like millions of other viewers watching coverage of the Olympic Games, you have heard the most heroic, inspirational stories of athletes reaching the pinnacle of international competition. Or, at least you think you have.
As the swimming meet comes to its final days, the action at track and field begins at the Olympic Stadium. Here's what to look for as that competition starts and in four other notable sports:
The controversy over the dual Olympic gold performances by Chinese swimming sensation Ye Shiwen has been decried by China as a case of Western pettiness.
CNN's Erin Burnett talks to a Sports Illustrated reporter about the controversy surrounding Chinese Olympian Ye Shiwen.
It all started out quite innocently, with jokes about the Queen's perma-frown and GIF collections of weird, what-the-Dickens moments from the opening ceremony.
Erin Burnett tackles the claim that Twitter is ruining the Olympics for spectators all over the world. Does it add up?
A Swiss soccer player was expelled from the London Games for sending a racist message on Twitter about South Koreans.
The breakout star of this summer's Olympic games so far has been ... Twitter.
For the first time, Saudi Arabia sent two women to the Olympics -- Wojdan Shaherkani and Sarah Attar, who will compete in judo and track and field. But their participation is far from a groundbreaking step for Saudi women.
IOC spokesman Mark Adams tells CNN that doping allegations made against Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen are "pure rumors."
How on earth could a teenage swimmer at her first Olympic Games knock five full seconds off her previous best performance? That's what has left so many people scratching their heads after watching China's Ye Shiwen smash the world record in the women's 400-meter individual medley.
It would take you almost five solid months -- without sleeping or bathroom breaks -- to watch every sporting event at this year's Summer Olympics. More than 3,500 hours of competition from London will be crammed into just 17 days.
CNN's Atika Shubert gets some advice from locals on how to deal with London's notoriously fickle weather.
I am covering the Olympics for Slate this year, and, as such, it's my job to know what happens at the Games as soon as it happens. No waiting for the tape-delay broadcast for me; I wake at 4 a.m. to watch archery and stay in front of the screen until the sun sets on the British Isles. What this means is that I have personally spoiled at least seven people's enjoyment of the Olympics by blabbing prematurely about who won what event. "Did you see that Michael Phelps came in fourth?" I ask. "No, you jerk, and thanks for ruining it for me. I was going to watch that tonight," they respond.
It's not easy being NBC, which is touting record ratings for its first three doses of prime-time Summer Olympics coverage while at the same time getting hammered in some quarters for its time-delayed approach.
When 19-year-old weightlifter Zulfiya Chinshanlo won an Olympics gold medal for Kazakhstan on Monday, her feat was met with disappointment by some in China for what could have been their victory.
This is supposed to be the Twitter Olympics, but tweet- and text-clogged networks appear to have caused problems for broadcasters at the London Games.
One of the two women on Saudi Arabia's Olympic team may be pulled from the competition because of the kingdom's insistence that she wear a headscarf in her judo matches.
It's an Olympic first as Saudi Arabia names two women to the London 2012 team. Max Foster has more.
CNN's Juliet Mann asks whether it makes business sense for companies to pay around $100 million to be part of the games.
The streets of London are paved with Olympic gold.
Sunny, warm weather embraced London on Thursday amid last-minute preparations for the Summer Olympic Games, now less than 24 hours away.
The Olympic torch made its way through London past Prince William and Kate and Prince Harry outside of Buckingham Palace.
The day of the Olympic opening ceremony, demonstrators are set to gather outside the stadium in protest against major sponsor Dow Chemicals.
As he prepares for his Olympic farewell, IOC President Jacques Rogge reflects on what the games have meant to him.
Members of Egypt's Olympic team were given fake Nike gear to wear during training in London, athletes and a distributor said.
Few shows can claim such an audience. As the dramatic spectacle of the Olympics Games opening ceremony in London unfolds Friday night, millions of people around the world will be glued to their television sets.
CNN's Jason Carroll talks to gymnast John Orozco, who is going for gold at the London Olympics.
Israeli tourists leaving for summer destinations discuss how they feel about their security after the Bulgaria bus blast.
The widow of an Israeli Olympian killed in a terrorist attack on the 1972 Munich Games made an urgent plea Wednesday for a minute of silence at the opening ceremony to remember her husband and 10 other Israelis murdered 40 years ago.
Greek athlete Voula Papachristou has been expelled from that nation's Olympic team for posting an offensive comment about African immigrants on Twitter, a team spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Coke, Heineken and McDonald's are among the big name sponsors with elaborate - and expensive - plans for the Olympics.
The organizers of the 2012 London Olympics have repeatedly asserted the value of the Games in the shape of wider involvement in sport, a lasting legacy of sporting facilities, and increased tourism. But experience from previous Games suggest differently.
The head of the International Olympics Committee again rejected calls for a moment of silence during the Games' opening ceremony to honor Israeli Olympians killed in a terror attack at the 1972 Games.
Even though he will not compete in the London Olympics under his country's flag, South Sudan native Guor Marial basks with pride as the first athlete from the world's youngest nation in the global arena.
S. Sudanese marathoner, Guor Marila, a man without a country, gets the go ahead to participate in the Olympics.
Team CNN takes on the discus throw ahead of the Olympics.
For all the cheers, roars and ovations in all the Olympic stadiums and arenas over all the years, perhaps the most significant Olympic sound heard in the last quarter-century was a yawn.
Border staff are among government workers who are set to strike on the eve of the Olympics, union leaders announced Thursday, risking longer lines at Heathrow airport's passport control for visitors arriving for the Games.
An additional 1,200 British troops are being placed on standby for the Olympic Games, authorities said Thursday, amid a security fiasco caused by a contractor's failure to supply enough guards for the Games.
McDonald's says it is offering healthy options at the Olympics, but a London lawmaker says fast food is an unfit sponsor.
It's hard to imagine the president of the International Olympic Committee on the "naughty step," forced to stay there until he had repented for his behavior. But that's more or less what has happened. Jacques Rogge had to "clarify" (in other words, backtrack on) his newsworthy comment that there was a "question mark" over the suitability of McDonald's and Coca-Cola as Olympic sponsors. Apparently he had actually first flagged his concerns four years ago, but the lure of sponsors' cash far outweighed any considerations about growing obesity levels ... and apparently still does.
On paper, Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi is entirely average for athletes competing in the women's 10-meter air rifle event at the 2012 London Olympics. There's just one difference: when she steps up to the line to shoot, she will be eight months pregnant.
CNN's Rob Marciano meets teen Ariel Hsing hoping to bring home the first U.S. medal for table tennis.
Ping-pong is a game most Americans play in their basements. But competitive table tennis is a different story. In fact, it's an Olympic sport, and the United States has a bright, new star representing Team USA in London: 16-year-old Ariel Hsing.
CNN's Ben Wyatt gives an insider's guide to getting around London for the 2012 Olympic Games.
British government says it would use an additional three and a half thousand troops as security for the Olympic games.
The athletes representing the United States in the upcoming Olympics are American but their clothes are not.
The U.S. Olympic Committee is defending sponsor Ralph Lauren's uniforms for the opening ceremonies at the London Games after it was revealed that American athletes will be wearing clothing manufactured in China.
CNN's Becky Anderson shows us how to get through security at the London 2012 Olympics.
CNN's Jim Boulden reports on an unexpected increase in British troops called up for security detail at Olympic venues.
Former FIFA president Joao Havelange and fellow Brazilian sports chief Ricardo Teixeira pocketed millions of dollars in bribes from a collapsed marketing company, documents released by a Swiss court Wednesday revealed.
Armed police shut down a busy motorway in central England Thursday amid a security alert centred on a bus, a stark reminder of the heightened watch being maintained by authorities just three weeks before the London Olympic Games.
CNN's Nic Robertson has the latest on a passenger bus stopped by authorities in Britain.
Double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius will compete at the Olympic Games after he was named in both the individual 400m and the South Africa 4x400m relay squad for London 2012.
Stephanie Rice talks to CNN about the obstacles she has had to overcome to represent Australia at the 2012 Olympics.
Linford Christie puts Usain Bolt through his paces with quick fire questions.
An expected runoff between two sprinters for a spot in the London Olympics was scratched Monday when one of them decided to bow out.
Did you know that Olympic track hopeful Lolo Jones is a virgin on the prowl for a date? Or that British swimmer Rebecca Adlington quit Twitter because meanies kept insulting her looks? The dirt that years ago would have been lost in the fray of the Olympic Games is now at the top of your Facebook feed.
EUGENE, Ore. -- According to a source, late Sunday night officials from USA Track and Field were working to convince sprinter Jeneba Tarmoh to participate in Monday evening's unprecedented tie-breaking 100-meter runoff at Hayward Field to decide the final individual spot on the U.S. women's 100 team in London. Tarmoh, 22, and training partner Allyson Felix, 26, a two-time Olympic silver medalist in the 200 are scheduled to race at shortly after 5 p.m., Pacific Time. NBC has committed to televising the runoff live to the Eastern and Central time zones, cutting into coverage of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials.
OMAHA, Neb -- Every month the Anglophile Club at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Co, calls to order 30 teenaged girls and a faculty advisor. The students' mission? To indulge their obsession with all things British. "Mostly we drink tea and eat scones and talk in British accents," says 17-year-old senior-to-be Missy Franklin.
Yohan Blake stunned Usain Bolt over 100m in the Jamaica Olympic trials to signal his intent ahead of the London Games where they will battle again for gold medal glory.
Linford Christie takes a look at why Jamaican sprinters such as Usain Bolt are so dominant in major competitions.
Five huge rings on the Tower Bridge are among many signs that the London Olympics are coming soon. Alex Thomas reports.
Unable to compete due to injury, Dalma Malhas reacts to news that Saudi Arabia will allow women to compete in Olympics.
Saudi Arabia will let its female athletes compete in the Olympics for the first time, its embassy in London said.
The International Olympic Committee announced Wednesday that Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid have made it on to the short list of cities bidding to host the 2020 Olympic Games. Baku and Doha were rejected for the second time in a row after failing to make the 2016 games.
Ukraine has suspended one of their top Olympic officials after an investigation alleged he was willing to sell up to 100 tickets for the London Games on the black market.
Against long odds, Palestinian athletes train for their first Olympic competition. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
The International Olympic Committee on Monday defended its stance against a moment of silence at the London Games for Israel's 11 athletes and coaches killed by terrorists in 1972, a response that follows an Israeli official's vow to pressure the organizing committee to change its position.
Israel's deputy foreign minister is taking to social media to pressure the International Olympic Committee to reverse its stance against a moment of silence at the London Games for 11 Israeli athletes and coaches killed at the 1972 games.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Anthony Ervin isn't revealing everything about the last eight years of his life. The parts he does share make you wish he would.
A British explorer is bringing an Olympic medal to the top of Mt. Everest to honor a pledge from 1924.
CNN's Don Lemon and Azadeh Ansari go beyond the headlines into female athlete participation in the 2012 London Olympics.
Bahiya Al-Hamad is a 19-year-old college student and air-rifle shooter who is about to make history for her country.
CNN's Dan Rivers looks at the history of the Falklands War on the 30th anniversary of the conflict.
Britain and international Olympic officials are taking issue with an advertisement claiming Argentina has sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.
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