London 2012 - updates

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Retroactive doping test catches Russian gold medalist

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:32 AM

There are 7 medalists on the latest list of dope cheats released by the International Olympic Committee but the Russian 3000m women s steeplechase winner is the only champion on the list

DOPING. Russia's gold medalist Yuliya Zaripova, seen in this file photo celebrating on the podium of the women's 3000m steeplechase at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games, is caught in a retroactive doping test. JOHANNES EISELE / AFP

THROWBACK: Hidilyn Diaz carries PH flag at 2012 Olympics

Aug 10, 2016 - 7:27 PM

Before Hidilyn Diaz won the Philippines first Olympic medal in 20 years she carried the flag at the 2012 Olympics in London

THROWBACK. Hidilyn Diaz (bottom left) did the honors for the Philippines at the opening ceremony in 2012. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/AFP

Olympics: Walsh Jennings was pregnant when she won gold

Sep 25, 2012 - 11:21 AM

Kerri Walsh Jennings revealed that she was pregnant when she and fellow American Misty May Treanor teamed up to win a women s beach volleyball gold medal at the London Olympics

KERRI WALSH JENNINGS. Screen grab from YouTube (AP)

Coldplay, Rihanna, Jay-Z star in Paralympics finale

Sep 10, 2012 - 10:13 AM

Fantastical wheeled vehicles roller skating warriors and bursts of fire brought the London Paralympics to a close in a quirky closing ceremony headlined by Coldplay Rihanna and Jay Z

COLDPLAY LIVE. Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jon Buckland and Will Champion of British rock band Coldplay perform during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London on September 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS

Lights go out on 'greatest ever' Paralympic Games

Sep 10, 2012 - 10:04 AM

Coldplay Rihanna and Jay Z headlined a three hour festival of song and dance in front of 80 000 spectators at the Olympic Stadium with flame throwers fantastical vehicles roller skating warriors and stunning aerial acrobatics

THANK YOU LONDON. Fireworks light up the sky above the arena during the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London on September 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS

London to bid Paralympic Games farewell

Sep 09, 2012 - 1:02 PM

The Paralympic flame will be extinguished in London on Sunday September 9 Monday September 10 in Manila after the final day of competition at the Games

LAST FEW DAYS. The Paralympic Cauldron as seen at the Olympic Stadium in London, September 8, 2012. Image courtesy of the International Paralympic Committee.

Paralympics: Pistorius shines as Games near end

Sep 09, 2012 - 8:41 AM

Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius on Saturday September 8 ended the last full day of competition of the London Paralympics by storming to victory in his favored event as most of the final golds were decided

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius poses on the podium with his gold medal after winning the men's 400m - T44 final during the athletics competition at the London 2012 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in east London on September 8, 2012. AFP PHOTO / IAN KINGTON

Paralympics: Shhhh! Blind sports silence London crowds

Sep 06, 2012 - 10:38 AM

Crowds at the London 2012 Paralympics are keeping a lid on their excitement for blind sports that need to be played in silence

How the Paralympics began

Aug 28, 2012 - 12:44 PM

On Tuesday the disabled sports movement will return to where it all began Stoke Mandeville Hospital in southern England for the start of a 24 hour torch relay to the Olympic stadium in east London

Paralympics: London prepares to welcome the world - again

Aug 22, 2012 - 9:49 AM

A record 4 200 athletes from 166 countries will be in the British capital with the 11 day Games a near sell out and expected to be watched by an estimated global television audience of four billion people

The problem with Philippine sports

Aug 16, 2012 - 4:20 PM

After the Philippine delegation returned from its fourth Olympics in a row with no medals Rappler searches for answers to the sorry state of sports

Ugandan Olympic winner gets $80,000, home for parents

Aug 16, 2012 - 10:44 AM

Aside from an Olympic gold Ugandan marathon winner Stephen Kiprotich was awarded 80 000 a promotion and a new house for his parents

5 questions for Peping Cojuangco after the Olympics

Aug 15, 2012 - 9:56 PM

After the end of the London 2012 Olympics and Team Philippines disappointing performance Rappler caught up with Philippine Olympic Committee chairman Peping Cojuangco

NBC: Olympics most-watched US TV event ever

Aug 15, 2012 - 8:42 AM

With 219 4 million American viewers on NBCUniversal networks it set the record as the most watched event in US television history surpassing the 2008 Beijing Olympics 215 million

Team USA golden in Olympics

Aug 14, 2012 - 12:27 PM

The USA team blows away competition in the London 2012 Olympics giving Americans reason to celebrate

Olympic flag arrives in Rio

Aug 14, 2012 - 11:16 AM

The Olympic flag arrived Monday August 13 in Rio de Janeiro which will host the 2016 Summer Games a challenge which authorities in Brazil say the city is prepared to conquer

Curtains close on the 2012 London Olympics

Aug 13, 2012 - 3:28 PM

Closing Ceremony is A Symphony of British Music

PHOTOS: Spice Girls reunite for London 2012 finale

Aug 13, 2012 - 6:51 AM

For one night only the Spice Girls were back together performing Spice Up Your World and Wannabe at the Closing Ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics

USA leads standings as the Olympics close

Aug 13, 2012 - 4:24 AM

America s basketball Dream Team delivered Olympic gold on cue Sunday August 12 the United States basking in a golden glow as London prepared to bring down the curtain on the 2012 Games

USA outlasts Spain for basketball gold

Aug 13, 2012 - 4:20 AM

The USA Dream Team of NBA stars captured their second successive Olympic men s basketball gold medal and the 14th overall for America by beating Spain 107 100

HIGHLIGHTS: #London2012 Closing Ceremony

Aug 12, 2012 - 8:49 PM

Rappler s live blog of the closing ceremony of the XXX Olympiad

The Olympic flame is seen during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, at the Olympic Stadium in London on July 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / ANTONIN THUILLIER

Best #London2012 quotes and tweets

Aug 12, 2012 - 6:18 PM

Before we bid the Olympics goodbye let us refresh our memories with these words and tweets from athletes and fans

BRITISH-SOMALI MO FARAH, dubbed 'The Heart' of #London2012. Image from his official Facebook fan page.

Olympics Day 14: Image of the day

Aug 11, 2012 - 2:58 PM

The women s USA team snatched the limelight when they sliced more than half a second off East Germany s 27 year old 4x100m relay record

Russia maintains synchro stranglehold with team gold

Aug 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

Hot favorites Russia won synchronized swimming team gold on Friday to maintain their total domination of the sport stretching back to the Sydney Games in 2000

USA breaks 27-year-old 4x100m world record

Aug 11, 2012 - 6:04 AM

America s women smashed a sprint relay record which had stood since 1985

NBA stars make Olympic basketball final vs Spain

Aug 11, 2012 - 5:53 AM

Kevin Durant scored 19 points leading the US team to a 109 83 victory against Argentina

The Olympics' sex culture

Aug 10, 2012 - 7:47 PM

The intensity of Olympians exceeds past competition and into the bedroom

USA team runs fastest 4x100m ever

Aug 10, 2012 - 2:51 PM

America s women smashed a sprint relay record which had stood since 1985

Sex in the Olympics

Aug 10, 2012 - 2:40 PM

The intensity of Olympians exceeds past competition and into the bedroom

Olympics Day 13: Image of the day

Aug 10, 2012 - 1:14 PM

Usain Bolt made history on Thursday August 9 when the Jamaican successfully defended his Olympic 200m crown to claim an unprecedented second successive sprint double

Bolt 'lost all respect' for Lewis

Aug 10, 2012 - 1:05 PM

Sprint king Usain Bolt said he had lost all respect for Carl Lewis after the US sprint legend restated his concerns over the toughness of Jamaica s drug testing policy

USA's Eaton wins decathlon, Bolt impressed

Aug 10, 2012 - 1:02 PM

Ashton Eaton of the United States produced a totally dominant performance over two grueling days to claim the Olympic decathlon gold medal impressing track superstar Usain Bolt

Lightning fast Bolt strikes again

Aug 10, 2012 - 12:58 PM

Usain Bolt makes history defends his Olympic 200m crown to claim an unprecedented second successive sprint double

Kenya's Rudisha sets 800m world record

Aug 10, 2012 - 12:18 PM

Kenya s David Rudisha sets the record for the 800m run while Botswana s Nijel Amos won his country its first ever Olympic medal in athletics

USA women's football wins 4th Olympics

Aug 10, 2012 - 7:56 AM

The United States clinched a 2 1 victory over Japan in the Olympic women s football final

Pistorius dream back on after appeal victory

Aug 10, 2012 - 12:16 AM

The double amputee appeals and wins a place for South Africa in the 4x400 relay final

Philippines finishes Olympic run, still no medals

Aug 09, 2012 - 11:59 PM

Team Philippines is officially out of the Olympics after its final bet BMX cyclist Daniel Caluag failed to advance

Team PH is out of Olympics

Aug 09, 2012 - 12:40 PM

Team Philippines is officially out of the Olympics after its final bet BMX cyclist Daniel Caluag failed to advance

Olympics Day 12: Image of the day

Aug 09, 2012 - 12:22 PM

Cuba s Dayron Robles fails during the men s 110m hurdles final at the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic Games on Wednesday August 8

Day 12 wrap: China still on top, Liu's rival also injured

Aug 09, 2012 - 12:17 PM

China s 110m hurdles star Liu Xiang had surgery on his badly ruptured Achilles tendon as his country continued to lead medal tallies

Team Philippines: One athlete left in Olympics

Aug 09, 2012 - 11:44 AM

BMX biker Daniel Caluag is the sole athlete left for Team Philippines after athletics representatives Marestella Torres Rene Herrera bow out

Liu gets surgery as rival Robles also out

Aug 09, 2012 - 11:40 AM

China s 110m hurdles star Liu Xiang had surgery on his badly ruptured Achilles tendon Wednesday August 8 as his arch rival Dayron Robles also limped out of the London Olympics

US, Argentina, Spain, Russia make basketball semis

Aug 09, 2012 - 11:39 AM

Defending champions United States will play 2004 gold medalists Argentina and reigning European kings Spain will meet Russia in the Olympic men s basketball semi finals after triumphs

US beach volleyball makes history, wins 3rd straight Olympics

Aug 09, 2012 - 11:39 AM

America s Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings made Olympic history when they defeated compatriots Jen Kessy and April Ross to claim their third consecutive beach volleyball title

Kobe leads US NBA stars into Olympic semis

Aug 09, 2012 - 7:45 AM

Kobe Bryant scored 20 points to lead the United States to a 119 86 victory in their Olympic quarterfinal match

Felix finally wins 200m crown in 3rd Olympic bid

Aug 09, 2012 - 5:31 AM

After finishing second in Athens and Beijing the USA s Allyson Felix is finally the 200m Olympic Champion

BMX biker is last Filipino athlete in Olympics

Aug 08, 2012 - 11:51 AM

BMX biker Daniel Caluag is the sole athlete left for Team Philippines after athletics representatives Marestella Torres Rene Herrera bow out

Olympics Day 11: Image of the day

Aug 08, 2012 - 11:45 AM

The Philippines long jumper Marestella Torres is out of the Olympics after a dismal performance in the women s qualification round

Philippines' Marestella Torres competes in the women's long jump qualifying rounds at the athletics event during the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 7, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Olympians chill out in alternative village

Aug 08, 2012 - 11:40 AM

Some athletes snub the exclusive Olympics Village for a more posh private setting

The men of Day 11: Hoy, Liu, Makhloufi

Aug 08, 2012 - 11:32 AM

Cycling legend Chris Hoy became Britain s greatest Olympian Chinese athletics icon Liu Xiang gets injured again and Algeria s Taoufik Makhloufi swept to an astonishing victory in the 1500m