London 2012 Olympics - updates

Rappler's latest stories on London 2012 Olympics


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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Cameroon athletes missing

Aug 08, 2012 - 11:27 AM

Seven athletes from Cameroon have disappeared from the Olympic Village in London some of who were participating in the London 2012 Olympics Cameroon media reported

Team GB's gold medal haul, most successful ever

Aug 08, 2012 - 6:07 AM

With 5 days to go before the end of the London Olympics Great Britain has surpassed its Beijing 2008 medal haul making it their most successful Olympics in history

Serena crushes Sharapova to take gold

Aug 05, 2012 - 10:49 AM

Serena Williams clinched her first Olympic singles gold medal with a 6 0 6 1 demolition of Maria Sharapova in the most one sided women s final in the history of the Games

[UPDATED] Barriga protest rejected

Aug 04, 2012 - 11:35 PM

The Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines filed a protest shortly after Mark Barriga s loss contesting penalty on Barriga

Serena crushes Sharapova to take gold

Aug 04, 2012 - 11:13 PM

Serena Williams clinched her first Olympic singles gold medal with a 6 0 6 1 demolition of Maria Sharapova in the most one sided women s final in the history of the Games

Olympics Day 7: Image of the day

Aug 04, 2012 - 6:38 PM

Switzerland s Roger Federer and Argentina s Juan Martin del Potro walk off the court after the men s singles semifinal round match at the 2012 London Games

Olympics Day 6: Image of the day

Aug 03, 2012 - 10:51 AM

USA s Gabby Douglas waves from the podium after winning the women s all around individual gold on Thursday August 2

What lies ahead for Barriga

Aug 03, 2012 - 10:30 AM

Mark Anthony Barriga is the Philippines best bet for a medal in the Games but the road to gold is a tough one

USA's Douglas is first black Olympic gymnast champ

Aug 02, 2012 - 9:44 AM

Gabrielle Douglas triumphed in the women s individual gymnastics final to give the United States their third consecutive Olympic female champion

Google Doodle and London Olympics

Aug 01, 2012 - 3:29 PM

Google celebrates London 2012 Olympics by featuring a sport on its Doodle art each day

Google Doodle opening ceremony London 2012

Olympics Day 4: Image of the day

Aug 01, 2012 - 12:16 PM

In this photo Michael Phelps celebrates after he becomes the most decorated athlete of all time

London 2012 Day 4: Olympic controversies

Aug 01, 2012 - 10:26 AM

From doping accusation to malicious Twitter posts London 2012 faces its share of controversies

USA unbeatable in women's team gymnastics

Aug 01, 2012 - 3:31 AM

The USA win gives them only their second gold medal for team gymnastics in history as Russia finishes second and Romania takes third

Netizens tweet in support of Filipino boxer Mark Barriga

Jul 31, 2012 - 10:27 PM

Barriga went on to dominate Cappai 17 7

Screenshot from AKTV.

Filipino weightlifter unexpectedly eliminated, Pinoys tweet support

Jul 30, 2012 - 9:23 PM

Filipno weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz failed to clear the clean and jerk in the women s 58kg weightlifting event in the London Olympics eliminating her from competition

Olympics Day 2: Image of the day

Jul 30, 2012 - 9:29 AM

Spain s Alvaro Dominguez reacts after losing 1 0 to Honduras during the London 2012 Olympic Games men s football match

Swimming: France stuns USA, Phelps on verge of history

Jul 30, 2012 - 9:17 AM

France takes home gold after surpassing the USA s 4x100m relay team on the last leg as two records are broken on Day 2 of swimming

US shooter sets record, wins 5 medals in 5 straight Olympics

Jul 30, 2012 - 9:15 AM

Kim Rhode is America s first individual medalist at five straight Olympics after medals at Atlanta Sydney Athens and Beijing

US NBA stars rip France in Olympics opener

Jul 29, 2012 - 11:59 PM

Kevin Durant scored 22 points to lead the United States team of NBA stars over France 98 71 in their opening game of the Olympic men s basketball tournament

Games hit by first doping case

Jul 29, 2012 - 11:23 AM

Albanian weightlifter Hysen Pulaku is the first athlete to test positive for a banned substance in London

Kazakh stuns Briton in cycling road race

Jul 29, 2012 - 11:02 AM

The Kazakh upset Mark Cavenidish who was hoping to win the first gold medal in cycling for the UK

First gold medal goes to China in shooting

Jul 29, 2012 - 10:46 AM

China won the first gold medal of London 2012 in the women s 10m air rifle shooting event

William and Kate greet torch as fever mounts

Jul 27, 2012 - 9:48 AM

Prince William and his wife Catherine welcomed the Olympic flame to Buckingham Palace Thursday July 26 on the penultimate day of its marathon journey around Britain

IN PHOTOS: London 2012 Olympic venues

Jul 17, 2012 - 2:36 PM

Snapshots of the Olympics 2012 accommodations and sporting venues in London

SWIMMERS' TERRITORY. The Aquatics Center at the London Olympics. Courtesy of LOCOG.

IN PHOTOS: Memorable pre-Olympic moments

Jul 15, 2012 - 5:27 PM

To pump up Olympic fans Rappler compiles photos of momentous stories leading up to London 2012

Controversial Team USA Olympic uniforms were made in China

Jul 13, 2012 - 11:40 AM

The Team USA uniforms for the 2012 London Olympics are designed by Ralph Lauren but have raised some eyebrows

Miami star Wade out of Olympics, tweets disappointment

Jun 29, 2012 - 4:28 PM

Miami Heat star guard Dwyane Wade the leading scorer on the US Olympic basketball team that won gold four years ago will miss the 2012 London Games because of knee surgery

SETTLING FOR THE RING. Dwyane Wade will have to settle for the NBA title in 2012 after he withdrew from the US Olympic team to heal an injured knee. Photo from @DwyaneWade's official Twitter account.

Beckham gets cut from Olympic team

Jun 29, 2012 - 7:03 AM

Despite David Beckham s role in helping bring the Olympics to London the football star will not be playing for his country come July after not making the final roster

Olympics: IOC probes London Games ticket scandal

Jun 17, 2012 - 8:20 AM

The International Olympic Committee launched an investigation on London Games ticket scandal

Pinoys to carry Olympic torch for OFWs, youth

Apr 06, 2012 - 11:42 AM

Filipino Olympic torchbearers share the inspiring stories that led them to be part of the London 2012 games