2012 London Olympics

Vladimir Putin. (Getty Images)

Bernstein: Twitter Challenges Putin, NBC

By Dan Bernstein- CBSChicago.com Senior Columnist (CBS) — There’s no hiding anything in Sochi. NBC knows it, and Russia will have to live with it. The 2012 London Summer Games were tabbed the “Twitter Olympics” […]

CBS Chicago–02/05/2014

South Africa's Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius leaves the court room after his hearing on charge of murdering his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. (Credit: Getty)

Bernstein: Oscar Pistorius And Inconvenient Truths

It sounds simple enough: before you decide to whip up the next inspirational sports legend to sell to the world, check to see if he’s already spent time in jail.

670 The Score–02/17/2013

Olympic Flame in London. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Wisch: Chicago Should Bid For 2024 Games, If Only For The ‘L’ Of It

In spite of all the cons involved in hosting an Olympics in your city, I still wish the Summer Games were coming to ours four years from now.

CBS Chicago–08/14/2012

Nadzeya Ostapchuk. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Belarus Shot Putter Stripped Of Olympic Gold

Belarus shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk nearly got away with it.

670 The Score–08/13/2012

A general view of the main entrance to the London 2012 Olympic Athletes Village. (Photo credit: LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)

Former Olympian: Sex A Major Part Of Life In Olympic Village

Most athletes get one shot at the Olympics – so they might as well live it up, right?

670 The Score–08/09/2012

Basketball (Getty Images)

GIF Of Nicolas Batum’s Nut Punch

Check out this animated GIF as France’s Nicolas Batum takes a swing at Spain’s Juan Carlos Navarro’s groin.

670 The Score–08/08/2012

Cameron Van Der Burgh. (Photo credit should read CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/GettyImages)

Gold-Medal Swimmer Admits To Cheating In London Games

Did South African swimmer Cameron Van Der Burgh cheat his way to a gold medal?

670 The Score–08/07/2012

Michael Phelps. (Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Wisch: What Do Olympic Heroes Do After They Retire?

Some mornings – like this one, for example – I feel as if I’m ready for retirement. But considering I’m just 36 years old, that’s not happening. Not any time soon, at least.

CBS Chicago–08/07/2012

Evan Jager of the United States jumps as he competes in the Men's 3000m Steeplechase Heats on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 3, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Jager Misses Medal in Olympics Steeplechase

Algonquin-native Evan Jager finished sixth in the final of the Men’s Steeplechase Sunday at the London Olympics.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2012

Christina Loukas of the United States competes in the Women's 3m Springboard Diving Preliminary Round on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 3, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Loukas Falls Short At Olympics

Christina Loukas fell short of winning a medal Sunday at the Olympics. The Riverwoods-native finished eighth in the finals of the Women’s 3-meter Springboard in London.


Christina Loukas of the United States competes in the Women's 3m Springboard Diving Preliminary Round on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 3, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Loukas, Jager Go for Gold Sunday at Olympics

Christina Loukas knows she has work to do Sunday in the finals of the Women’s 3-meter springboard competition in London.

CBS Chicago–08/05/2012

Lollapalooza in 2010. (Photo by Roger Kisby/Getty Images)

Ten Foot Mailbag: Dream Team Vs. 2012 And Lollapalooza

Bears training camp is underway! Oh, we’re getting so close to being free from the suck of summer.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2012

Chinese diver Wu Minxia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Parents Hid Mother’s Cancer, Grandparents’ Death From Chinese Gold Medalist

There have been some odd stories involving the Chinese Olympic team through the years and this one is no different.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2012

Chicago area swimmers Conor Dwyer (left) and Matt Grevers (right) have both won gold medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and both have trained at the Lake Forest Swim Club. (Credit: Clive Rose/ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/GettyImages)

Lake Forest Swim Club Thrilled At Dwyer, Grevers Winning Gold

A North Shore swim club is bursting with pride after two of its former members struck gold in London.

CBS Chicago–08/01/2012

Kim Ha Na (L) and Jung Kyung Eun of South Korea. (Photo credit should read ADEK BERRY/AFP/GettyImages)

Badminton Scandal Leaves 8 Olympians Expelled

Could this be the darkest moment in badminton history?

670 The Score–08/01/2012

Conor Dwyer, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens pose on the podium with their gold medals after winning the men's 4x200m freestyle relay. (Photo credit: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages)

Phelps Earns Place In History With 19 Olympic Medals

With his gold medal in the 4×200 freestyle relay in the London Games on Tuesday, Michael Phelps earned his 19th Olympics medal, becoming the most decorated athlete in Olympic history.

670 The Score–07/31/2012

Olympic rings. (Photo credit DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/GettyImages)

Wisch: Bring Baseball Back To The Olympics

So, why not have MLB send its top minor leaguers to the Olympics?

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

2012 U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Team Trials - Day 4

Video: Olympic Chair Fail

While the greatest athletes in the world are out fighting for gold medals, some of us can’t even sit down properly.

670 The Score–07/30/2012

U.S. swimmer Dana Vollmer celebrates after breaking the world record in the women's 100m butterfly final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 29, 2012 in London. (Photo credit: LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)

Vollmer Sets 2nd World Record Of London Games

Dana Vollmer won a gold medal at the Olympics and set a world record, too. Not bad for someone who didn’t even qualify four years ago.


Kelci Bryant and Abigail Johnston - 2012 Olympics

Illinois’ Bryant Wins Silver In Synchronized Diving In London

Illinois-native Kelci Bryant and partner Abby Johnston won the silver medal Sunday in Women’s Synchronized 3-meter Springboard diving at the 2012 Olympics in London.