Inspire a Generation looks to the athletes
Cronkite News | August 12, 2012 4:44 pm
Jerseys down to their knees, sitting on their parents’ shoulders cheering for their countries loud and proud, these tiny flag bearers will one day run the world. The XXX Olympiad, which concluded Sunday, was dedicated to them.
National houses provide a home away from home
Cronkite News | August 12, 2012 2:00 am
In an Olympic atmosphere, national pride sometimes is overshadowed by the collision of world cultures. National houses aim to create a home away from home for fans and athletes as well as bring the best their countries have to offer to the world stage.
LONDON SCENE: St. Andrews misses Olympic golf by four years
Cronkite News | August 12, 2012 1:56 am
“So when was the Old Course constructed,” I asked my caddie on the seventh fairway.
Former ASU Olympian leads USA wrestling in London
Cronkite News | August 11, 2012 6:30 pm
The U.S. men’s freestyle wrestling team hit the mats Friday with one goal: to win medals.
Olympians thank moms, raise money for next generation
Cronkite News | August 11, 2012 1:40 am
They are there to soothe bumps and bruises and be a personal alarm clock on early mornings, a supporter at long practices, a chauffeur for far away games and an encourager after a loss.
Hotel serves Olympians high tea, chocolate gold medals
Cronkite News | August 10, 2012 5:01 pm
At the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel, you can be an Olympic queen for one afternoon. Or an Olympic king, for that matter.
London scene: Zoo animals get into Olympic act
Cronkite News | August 10, 2012 4:48 pm
Children laugh and squeal with excitement as what was described as a dangerous predator arrives on stage in the amphitheater in the London Zoo. A small brown owl appears and is barely visible if you aren’t attentive.
Women Olympians pay tribute to Title IX
Cronkite News | August 10, 2012 4:44 pm
U.S. Olympic swimmer Natalie Coughlin now has a deep appreciation for how much Title IX has impacted her life, but, partly because of the law’s effectiveness, that wasn’t always the case.
Olympics offers Munich memorial but no moment of silence
Cronkite News | August 9, 2012 1:41 pm
“And if suddenly, rising from the darkness over our heads, the light of a star shines. All that we ask for, let it be.”
Exhibition gives visitors a look at history of Olympics
Cronkite News | August 9, 2012 1:30 pm
In 1900, Charlotte Cooper of Great Britain became the first female to win an Olympic gold medal. A century later, Kelly Holmes of Great Britain became the third woman in Olympic history to win the 800- and 1,500-meters in the same Games.