2012 Olympics

USA Men's Basketball Defeats Argentina, Will Play For Gold Medal On Sunday The United States men's basketball team defeated Argentina 109-83 on Friday and will play against Spain for the gold medal on Sunday.
East St. Louis Beaming With Pride After Silver Medalist’s Win At Olympics Illinois native Dawn Harper won the silver medal Tuesday in the Women’s 100-meter Hurdles at the Olympics.
Algonquin Cheers On Its Hometown Olympian Despite DefeatRunner Evan Jager finished sixth in the final of the Men's Steeplechase on Sunday, but that hardly fazed the nearly 200 or more supporters who gathered at a local restaurant to watch the Algonquin-native compete for his first Olympic medal.
Illinois Athletes Advance Or Fall Short At London OlympicsEvan Jager earned a spot in the Men’s Steeplechase Finals after finishing second in the Track & Field qualifying heat on Friday.
Illinois Swimmer Experiences Agony Of Defeat At OlympicsTyler McGill of Champaign finished 7th in final of the Men's 100 Meter Butterfly on Friday, a showing that brought an abrupt end to his first Summer Games.
Ryan Lochte's Mother: Son Only Has Time For One Night StandsWhile the majority of the swimming world has long focused on Michael Phelps, rising star Ryan Lochte is beginning to catch the eye of the media.
Lake Forest Swim Club Thrilled At Dwyer, Grevers Winning GoldA North Shore swim club is bursting with pride after two of its former members struck gold in London.
Olympic Swiss Soccer Player Expelled For Calling South Koreans 'A Bunch Of Retards' On TwitterSwiss soccer player Michel Morganella has been expelled from the Olympics for a threatening and racist message on Twitter about South Koreans.
Lake Forest Native Wins Gold At London Olympics Lake Forest native and Northwestern graduate Matt Grevers won the gold medal Monday in the 100-meter backstroke.
Twin Brothers From DeKalb Compete Together On Olympic Rowing TeamThey conquered Boy Scouts together, took up competitive shooting together and they earned engineering degrees together at the same school. So it should come as no surprise that Grant and Ross James compete side by side on the U.S. Men’s rowing team at the 2012 Olympics.
Winning First Day For Illinois Athletes At London OlympicsThree athletes with ties to the Chicago-area qualified for the medal rounds of their respective sports on Saturday at the 2012 Olympics in London.
Illinois Diver Makes Second Olympics AppearanceKelci Bryant has a new partner and new outlook as she prepares to compete at her second Olympics. But the stakes couldn’t be higher for the 23-year old from downstate Chatham and her partner, Abby Johnston, when they dive Sunday in the Women’s Synchronized 3-meter Springboard at the London Games.
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