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  • Runner without a country finishes marathon

    AP Sports Writer LONDON (AP) – While his competitors ran under the brightly colored flags of their countries, marathoner Guor Marial competed in a black and gray uniform, the letters “I.O.A.” printed across his chest. Independent Olympic Athlete. When he crossed the finish line, he touched those three letters, then pounded the left side of […]
  • AP PHOTOS: Highlights from 2 weeks of London 2012

    (AP) – The London 2012 Olympics kicked off two weeks ago with Queen Elizabeth (actually, a body double) parachuting into a whimsical opening ceremony. The games gathered speed as U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps collected four gold medals and six overall to become the most decorated Olympian ever, with 22 career medals. Gabby Douglas, the 16-year-old […]
  • Broadcasting official in NKorea for Olympics talks

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – The chief of Asia’s broadcasting union has arrived in North Korea for talks on providing the country with TV and radio coverage of the upcoming London Olympics. Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union President Kim In-kyu arrived Tuesday in Pyongyang for a three-day trip. Kim is a South Korean national and also serves […]