London Olympics 2012
A chastened Oscar Pistorius moved Monday to defuse the row that threatens to blemish the clean-cut image he forged during a protracted struggle to compete alongside able-bodied rivals. For years Pistorius was the poster boy of the Paralympics. But the era of invincibility for the …Read More
PRETORIA, South Africa — The statements from Oscar Pistorius’ defense and the prosecution give conflicting accounts of what happened in the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp in the early hours of Feb. 14. Excerpts from the affidavit made by Pistorius, and read out in court …Read More
PRETORIA, South Africa — Paralympic superstar Oscar Pistorius was charged Thursday with the murder of his girlfriend who was shot inside his home in South Africa, a stunning development in the life of a national hero known as the Blade Runner for his high-tech artificial …Read More
When wrestling was voted out of the Summer Games beginning with 2020, it took nearly everyone by surprise. So too was the case when baseball and softball were eliminated eight years ago. But the U.S. reaction to both decisions differs, thanks in part to the …Read More
DENVER — Caleb Moore, an innovative freestyle snowmobile rider who was hurt in a crash at the Winter X Games in Colorado, died Thursday morning. He was 25. Moore was being treated at a hospital in Grand Junction since the Jan. 24 crash. Family spokeswoman …Read More
ASPEN, Colo. — Shaun White turned in a nearly flawless performance in the superpipe at the Winter X Games on Sunday night and then quickly vowed to step up his game even more for the Sochi Olympics next winter. The best snowboarder around just isn’t …Read More
Lolo Jones agreed to try bobsledding because she needed something to take her mind off the rigors of her Olympic track season. Three weeks later, she’s got a spot on the national team. Jones, a two-time Olympic hurdler, was one of 24 athletes selected to …
TORONTO — Filmmaker Daniel Gordon was wrapping up a final visit to Ben Johnson’s home when he asked the disgraced sprinter one last question. “We were packing everything up, having a coffee in his house with a crew and I was just like ‘Where are …
BNASHVILLE, Tenn. — Olympic snowboard champion Shaun White apologized Tuesday for “unwise choices,” saying he got “carried away” after police accused him of pulling a hotel fire alarm that forced guests to evacuate. White was charged with public intoxication and vandalism and is due in …
With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun.
AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan has pulled three squad members accused of sexual assault in Northern Ireland out of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The Jordanian Paralympic Committee says the three will be flown home later on Thursday but that they will be returned to court …
Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer Ryan Lochte takes on Prince Harry in the breastroke at a late night party at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas.
All-time Olympic medal winner Michael Phelps could be in hot water for a photo shoot he did with Luis Vuitton during the Games. The IOC prohibits athletes from promoting any non-Olympic sponsors from July 18 to Aug. 15. Phelps’ ad campaign for Vuitton was set …
LONDON — Shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus became the first athlete to be stripped of a medal at the London Olympics after her gold was withdrawn Monday for doping. Valerie Adams of New Zealand was awarded the gold and Evgeniia Kolodko of Russia was …
RICK MORRISSEY: London Pride is a beer, but it’s also a fact. Finding the strain of fervor that was on display here for the last 17 days might involve visiting a country with an official state news agency, ideological slogans and soldiers parading in lockstep.
RICK TELANDER: You can’t blame the United States for winning the gold medal in men’s basketball. It was basically a given it would happen with this team, which includes Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.