They stood together, arms locked, Olympic gold medals around their necks and _ for just a moment _ between their teeth.
The IOC has opened an investigation into the Italian race walker expelled from the London Games for doping and could retest the 2008 gold medalist's samples from Beijing.
London Olympics organizing chief Sebastian Coe acknowledges that a medals ceremony for 100-meter hurdles winner Sally Pearson was delayed, meaning she got her gold in an emptying stadium.
Katie Ledecky describes her Olympic experience as a whirlwind that has yet to sink in.
It rose in England's capital with the promise of showcasing humanity's best: supreme accomplishments, fresh technologies, people from far-flung lands and their cultural traditions. It was both trumpeted as a global achievement and dismissed as overly commercialized "trumpery."
Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze of Germany won the women's 500-meter K-2 at Dorney Lake on Thursday, denying their Hungarian rivals a third straight Olympic title in the event.
Hungary's Danuta Kozak won the Olympic title in the women's 500-meter K-1 at Dorney Lake on Thursday, her country's third gold medal of the canoe sprint regatta.
Australia surprisingly won gold in the men's 1,000-meter K-4 at Dorney Lake on Thursday, upsetting the favored crews from Hungary and Slovakia.
At the Olympics, it's not just the athletes who go faster, higher and stronger. So do the emotions of spectators at this vast, dramatic and often confusing event.
Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela of Germany won the gold medal Thursday in the men's 1,000-meter C-2 at the Olympic canoe sprint regatta.
A day before the Olympic gold medal game, players and coaches from the U.S. and Japanese women's soccer teams stood in front of reporters side-by-side, like buddies on the same squad, arms linked around each other's waists. The white warmup jackets of the United States alternated with the blue ones from Japan.
Cleaners working on London's subway network are staging a 48-hour strike in a dispute over pay during the Olympics.
Now that Kobe Bryant, strangely missing, has finally joined the fun, the U.S. appears complete.
After 12 days and 239 bouts in a tournament full of contested results, the men's boxing medal winners in London have all been identified. A few patterns are clear.
Katie Taylor will fight for a gold medal Thursday in front an adoring crowd that's ready to hail the coronation of Ireland's sublimely talented boxer.
Sail on, sailor?
Taekwondo officials trying to take the sting out of the sport's deadliest kicks have come up with an interesting new rule: Don't bother kicking hard.
The messaging has been anything but consistent. Same for the product on the floor.
Shortly after winning her second Olympic medal in two days, Carmelita Jeter found herself defending her relationship with an agent who was suspended as part of the BALCO investigation.
A gas barbecue caught fire and exploded Wednesday night at New Zealand's Olympic hospitality center, forcing the evacuation of some 300 people.