Daily Archive for July 24th, 2012

: July 24th, 2012

During Olympics, London’s Eye will become a Twitter-fueled ‘mood ring’

There was a time when surveying the public on a matter of national interest meant conducting man-on-the-street interviews or reading the angry letters to the editor of a local paper. But thanks to this fancy Internet and the wonders of social media th…

Michael Phelps is dazed and confused in his Olympic headshot

In his official headshot for the London Games, Michael Phelps looks more like a dude who got busted at a Furthur concert rather than a swimmer trying to break the all-time record for most medals won in an Olympic career. Maybe it’s part of a strategy t…

Behind the Box Score, where Team USA downs Spain and earns an undefeated exhibition run

Team USA 100, Spain 78
Tuesday’s “friendly” match between Team USA and Spain was supposed to be the toughest haul of them all, a possible gold medal preview between the two squads that squared off in Beijing to decide the men’s basketball title that T…

Behind the Box Score, where Team USA down Spain and earned an undefeated exhibition run

Team USA 100, Spain 78
Tuesday’s “friendly” match between Team USA and Spain was supposed to be the toughest haul of them all, a possible gold medal preview between the two squads that squared off in Beijing to decide the Men’s Basketball title that T…

London could destroy Banksy’s valuable Olympic graffiti

While London and the world is enthralled with Olympians showing us what they worked their entire lives for, there will be distractions that take the focus away from the athletes. One individual who isn’t competing in the Games but is sharing the Olymp…

Inspirational Moments: Ryan Bailey took a long road to thrive in track and field’s shortest race

To make U.S. sprinter Ryan Bailey laugh, ask if it’s a little surreal to be chatting by phone from a chic waterfront hotel in Monte Carlo.
“It’s unbelievable,” he said with a chuckle.
Only six or seven years ago, Bailey was living out of a car with hi…

Where to see the Queen, William, Kate and Harry during the Olympics

Zara Phillips, granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, will compete in equestrian events, but she’s far from the only member of the royal family who will make appearances at the Games over the next few weeks.
Queen Elizabeth will preside over the Opening Cer…

The top five Olympic commercials

With billions of people watching around the globe, the Olympics is a prime showcase for advertisers as well as athletes.
Over the years, there have been some pretty memorable television spots that promote both a particular brand and the Games themselve…

Want to carry the Chinese flag into the Opening Ceremony? Better be ‘tall, handsome and influential’

We’re just three days away from the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, and the Chinese Olympic delegation has yet to reveal which of the 380 athletes who will represent the nation in 23 different events will be the lucky one chosen…

Iran’s only athlete who could have faced an Israeli pulls out of Olympics

Iran said on Monday that its athletes would compete against Israelis in the Olympics, a historic reversal from its current policy prohibiting its Olympians from such competitions.
But, oops, the only Iranian athlete who could have possibly faced an Isr…