2012 Olympics

LeBron James. (Photo credit MARK RALSTON/AFP/GettyImages)

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.

670 The Score–08/10/2012

Dawn Harper

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.

WBBM Newsradio–08/08/2012

Evan Jager

Algonquin Cheers On Its Hometown Olympian Despite Defeat

Runner 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 Olympics

Evan Jager earned a spot in the Men’s Steeplechase Finals after finishing second in the Track & Field qualifying heat on Friday.


Tyler McGill of the United States looks for his time after finishing second in the Men's 100m Butterfly heat 4 on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/ Getty Images)

Illinois Swimmer Experiences Agony Of Defeat At Olympics

Tyler 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. (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)

Ryan Lochte’s Mother: Son Only Has Time For One Night Stands

While 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.


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

Michel Morganella. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/GettyImages)

Olympic Swiss Soccer Player Expelled For Calling South Koreans ‘A Bunch Of Retards’ On Twitter

Swiss soccer player Michel Morganella has been expelled from the Olympics for a threatening and racist message on Twitter about South Koreans.

670 The Score–07/30/2012

Matthew Grevers.  (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages)

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.

670 The Score–07/30/2012

Grant And Ross James

Twin Brothers From DeKalb Compete Together On Olympic Rowing Team

They 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.

WBBM Newsradio–07/30/2012

Sarah Zelenka and Sara Hendershot of the United States prepare to compete in the Women's Pair Heats on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on July 28, 2012 in Windsor, England.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/ Getty Images)

Winning First Day For Illinois Athletes At London Olympics

Three athletes with ties to the Chicago-area qualified for the medal rounds of their respective sports on Saturday at the 2012 Olympics in London.


Kelci Bryant (Photo by Kristian Dowling/Getty Images)

Illinois Diver Makes Second Olympics Appearance

Kelci 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.


Anna Li

Aurora Olympic Gymnast Anna Li Disappointed After Being Sidelined By Fall

Aurora gymnast Anna Li, whose 2012 Olympic hopes came to a close this week when she fell in practice, tells WBBM Newsradio the emotional part is worse than the physical pain.

WBBM Newsradio–07/27/2012

Conor Dwyer

Winnetka Swimmer And First-Time Olympian Eager To Win Medal

A suburban swimmer hopes to make a splash at the London 2012 Summer Games and not just in the pool. First time Olympian Conor Dwyer of Winnetka wants to win a medal.

WBBM Newsradio–07/26/2012

Rich South Band

Few Members of Rich South Marching Band Set To Leave For London Olympics

Some members of a south suburban high school marching band leave Tuesday for the London Olympics, but there’s disappointment that not all of them can afford to go.


Dwyane Wade celebrates winning the gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. (Photo by Jesse Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Muller: Should NBA Olympians Be Paid? Dwyane Wade Seems To Think So

I never thought I would say this, but maybe Mr. Wade and Mr. Allen should listen to LeBron James to see what it means to be a member of Team USA.

CBS Chicago–04/12/2012

This May Be End of the Road for Yao Ming

Yao Ming missed all 82 games last season with a foot injury. At the time it was announced that he would miss the whole season it was not feared to be a career ending injury. […]