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2012 Olympics: Day 5 Recap

2012 Olympics: Day 5 Recap

Al Bello/Getty Images(LONDON) — Swimming Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay Finals – Gold: The United States – Allison Schmitt, Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer and Shannon Vreeland (7:42.92 – New Olympic Record); Silver: Australia; Bronze: …

WATCH: London Mayor Gets Stuck on Zipline During Olympics

WATCH: London Mayor Gets Stuck on Zipline During Olympics

LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages(LONDON) — If ziplining ever debuts as an Olympic sport, don’t expect to see London Mayor Boris Johnson on the medal stand.The eccentric mayor, who has seemingly been everywhere to promote the Olympics now underway in hi…

Day 4 Recap of The 2012 London Olympics

Day 4 Recap of The 2012 London Olympics

Mandatory Credit: Bill Clark/Getty Images(LONDON) — Men’s Skeet Shooting Finals – Gold:  Vincent Hancock of the United States (148); Silver: Anders Golding of Denmark; Bronze: Nasser Al-Attiya of Qatar;Swimming – Women’s 2…

2012 Olympics: US vs. China — The New Cold War?

2012 Olympics: US vs. China — The New Cold War?

MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/GettyImages(LONDON) — Is China the new Soviet Union at the Olympics? It sure looked that way Tuesday.At the center of this new Cold War is Ye Shiwen, a 16-year-old Chinese swimmer who came from fourth place Tuesday to win gold in th…

Woman Crashes India’s Parade During Olympic Opening Ceremony

Woman Crashes India’s Parade During Olympic Opening Ceremony

Cameron Spencer/Getty Images(LONDON) — Madhura Honey typifies the world’s fascination with gaining the proverbial 15 minutes of fame.  And she managed to do it on the world’s biggest stage during last Friday’s opening ceremony of the London Summe…

Romney on Olympics: ‘I Tend to Tell People What I Actually Believe’

Romney on Olympics: ‘I Tend to Tell People What I Actually Believe’

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Mitt Romney on Sunday shrugged off the suggestion he would like a do-over on his controversial comments about the London Olympics, stating that he says what he “actually believes.”He added, however…

Romney Heads to Israel After Rocky London Trip

Romney Heads to Israel After Rocky London Trip

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — From the Olympics to the Middle East, Mitt Romney is hoping to hit the reset button on a foreign trip that was supposed to show off his credentials as a statesman. He may have his work cut out for him. Romney …

2012 London Olympics: Opening Ceremony Is History Lesson

2012 London Olympics: Opening Ceremony Is History Lesson

ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/GettyImages(LONDON) –  London’s Olympic Stadium became a vast meadow in an opening ceremony that evoked the history of the United Kingdom to kick off the 2012 Olympics.In the ceremony, choreographed by director Danny Boyle, Lo…

2012 Olympics: Opening Ceremony to Bring Spectacle, Surprises

2012 Olympics: Opening Ceremony to Bring Spectacle, Surprises

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(LONDON) — Now that the Olympic torch has made its way through the streets of London, even passing Prince William and Kate Middleton at Buckingham Palace, excitement is building for the opening ceremony.  But as the world w…

Romney Now Convinced London Olympics Will Succeed

Romney Now Convinced London Olympics Will Succeed

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages(London) — Mitt Romney on Friday appeared to walk back on his comments that suggested he wasn’t sure the London Olympics would go off without a hitch, saying in an interview that he’s now “absolutely convinced” the city is…

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in London

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in London

Adam Jacobs/Getty Images(LONDON) — First lady Michelle Obama spoke to members of the U.S. Olympic team on Friday, telling the athletes that she’s thrilled to be in London to cheer them on in person.”I’m proud to have the chance to cheer you guys on in…

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in London

2012 Olympics: Michelle Obama Cheers on US Team in London

Adam Jacobs/Getty Images(LONDON) — First lady Michelle Obama spoke to members of the U.S. Olympic team on Friday, telling the athletes that she’s thrilled to be in London to cheer them on in person.”I’m proud to have the chance to cheer you guys on in…

Saudi Woman’s Headscarf Could Keep Her from Competing in Olympics

Saudi Woman’s Headscarf Could Keep Her from Competing in Olympics

MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Saudi women’s judo competitor Wodjan Shahrkhani is fast becoming the most sympathetic figure at the London Summer Olympics.She’s just one of two women Saudi Arabia sent to the Games and has had to overcome slu…

Harry Reid Jumps on Romney for Insulting ‘Everybody’ in the UK

Harry Reid Jumps on Romney for Insulting ‘Everybody’ in the UK

Alex Wong/Getty Images(LONDON) — The criticism of Mitt Romney’s remarks in London that there were some things “disconcerting” about the Olympic Games have officially crossed the pond. In an exclusive interview with The Huffington Post stateside, Senat…

Romney ‘Looking Forward’ to Returning Churchill Bust to White House

Romney ‘Looking Forward’ to Returning Churchill Bust to White House

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(LONDON) –  Mitt Romney, speaking to a group of more than 200 supporters in a hotel in the heart of London Thursday evening, said he is “looking forward” to returning the bust of Winston Churchill to the White House after i…

Jindal Defends Romney over Olympics Security Criticism

Jindal Defends Romney over Olympics Security Criticism

Andrew Burton/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney’s recent Olympics flap may have caused a stir overseas, but two top Romney surrogates here in the U.S. — Govs. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Bob McDonnell of Virginia — don’t think the…

London Papers React to Romney’s Remarks over Olympic Security

London Papers React to Romney’s Remarks over Olympic Security

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(LONDON) — Mitt Romney woke up in London on Thursday to headlines referencing remarks the GOP presumptive nominee made the day before in regards to security issues surrounding the Olympic Games.“Mitt Romney casts doubt on …

2012 Olympics: Flag Flub Prompts North Koreans to Walk off Field

2012 Olympics: Flag Flub Prompts North Koreans to Walk off Field

Stanley Chou/Getty Images(GLASGOW, Scotland) — The opening ceremonies of the London Summer Olympics are still a day away and already there’s a controversy.As usual, the soccer competition started early as North Korea’s women’s team met the Colombian s…

Europe’s Last Dictator Barred from London Olympics

Europe’s Last Dictator Barred from London Olympics

NIKOLAI PETROV/AFP/Getty Images(MOSCOW) — Who is blocking Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko from attending the London Olympics? That’s what the head of Russia’s Olympic Committee wants to know after the man dubbed Europe’…

Mitt Romney Lands in London

Mitt Romney Lands in London

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(LONDON) — A day after he declared he was “not ashamed of American power” and cast himself as an “unapologetic believer in the greatness of this country,” Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney landed on foreign soi…

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