London Olympics

Michael Phelps. (Brandon Wade/Getty Images)

Michael Phelps Ends Retirement, Eyes Rio Olympics

Phelps will swim in late April, the first step in a return path to the Olympics.

CBS Chicago–04/14/2014

Usain Bolt.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Usain Bolt Is Probably Doping (And You Know It)

There’s nothing wrong with watching the Olympics – particularly track and field – with full awareness that most of the achievements being celebrated are not entirely human.

CBS Chicago–08/12/2012

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.


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

Bob Willis

Chicago Windsurfer Hopes To Catch Good Air At London Olympics

With opening ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Games just hours away, the full impact of being in the Olympics has hit Bob Willis like a gale on Lake Michigan.

WBBM Newsradio–07/27/2012

Christina Loukas

Suburban Olympian to Dive for Gold in London

When Christina Loukas looks into the shimmering water of the Olympic pool, she sees the reflection of a world class athlete, who is well-trained and poised to compete on the global stage.

WBBM Newsradio–07/25/2012

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.


Serena Williams (L) and Venus Williams of the USA pose with their winners trophies after winning their Ladies? Doubles final match against Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic on day twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Agassi, Serena Headline World Team Tennis Season

Andre Agassi, Serena Williams and Mardy Fish headline the 37th season of World Team Tennis.


Michael Johnson anchors the USA to victory in the Mens 4x400m Relay Final at the Olympic Stadium on Day 15 of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. (Mike Powell/Allsport/Getty)

Olympic Champion Michael Johnson: ‘Slavery Has Benefited Descendants Like Me’

Olympic champion Michael Johnson believes descendants of West African slaves have a “superior athletic gene” that gives black American and Caribbean sprinters an advantage.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

The scoreboard shows the temperature before the White Sox took on the Rangers Wednesday at U.S. Cellular Field. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Bernstein: I Hate The Heat

This hellacious, Saharan furnace attacking Chicago has roasted any attempt to crystallize a compelling thought about sports, turning them into some kind of burned, twisted, pointless gristle.

CBS Chicago–07/05/2012

Derrick Rose at the FIBA World Basketball Championships in 2010. (MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images)

Bernstein: Rose Should Skip Olympics

Rose’s largely-lost season of treatments and walking boots is already spurring us to ask some difficult sobering questions.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

Rich South Band

Rich South High School Band Invited To Play At London Olympics

The 100-member Rich South High School Band has been invited to perform at the Olympics this summer in London, in what they’re calling the chance of a lifetime.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2012