Sergei Martynov of Belarus set a world record in the men's 50-meter rifle prone at the London Games on Friday as he won the gold medal he had been looking for at six Olympics.
Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand won the gold medal in men's single sculls at the Olympic rowing regatta Friday, completing the resume of one of the sport's leading names.
British rower Katherine Grainger captured Olympic gold in her fourth attempt Friday, winning the women's double sculls with Anna Watkins at Dorney Lake.
Ranomi Kromowidjojo qualified fastest in the 50-meter freestyle preliminaries on Friday, keeping the Dutch swimmer on track to sweep the sprints at the London Olympics.
India's Olympic mystery woman has apologized for gatecrashing the opening ceremony in London, saying an "error in judgment" caused her to walk at the head of her country's delegation.
Hamish Bond and Eric Murray of New Zealand maintained their three-year unbeaten run by winning gold Friday in the men's pair at the Olympic rowing regatta.
Gabby Douglas believed two years ago, when she convinced her mother to let her move halfway across the country.
Germany won gold in the men's quadruple sculls at the Olympic rowing regatta on Friday.
When David Johnson sees the Olympics, he sees a "magical place" in his life.
The lanes for the four finals at the Olympic rowing regatta on Friday were reallocated to shield the top contenders from strong winds at Dorney Lake.
The last group in England with this many records was The Beatles.
See you in Rio, Hamadou.
There's little doubt that Jamaica's Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake will get plenty of attention at the London Games, where the athletics _ aka track and field _ competition gets started Friday. Some other story lines to watch for over the next 10 days at 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium:
Hold up the gold medal, tell Gabby Douglas' story to a roomful of parents with kids competing almost anywhere, and five minutes later, there will be nods all around. Five minutes after that, there won't be a dry eye in the place.
A little payback. Another shiny new medal to add to a collection that isn't quite complete even yet.
The only way for the United States to turn the Olympic sprints into a real rivalry with Jamaica is to start winning every now and then.
NBC's researchers are finding that people who know the results of London Olympics events before they are shown on tape delay are more _ not less _ likely to watch them.
In less time than it took you to read these 12 words, four Olympians' hearts were crushed. Two others were filled with joy.
Rebecca Soni pumped her fist and beamed, a rare display of emotion from the breaststroke queen. Tyler Clary giddily splashed the water, having made up for all the close calls in his career.
Ryan Lochte said it was his time at the London Olympics.