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Male Synchronized Swim Team Barred from Olympics

Male Synchronized Swim Team Barred from OlympicsABC News(LONDON) -- At the Queen Mother Sports Centre in the heart of London, a group of medal-winning athletes is training for one of the most demanding Olympic competitions-- synchronized swimming. Their sport requires precision, teamwork and stamina...

NBC Sets Records for Olympic Coverage

NBC Sets Records for Olympic CoverageMIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- NBC’s coverage of Friday's opening ceremonies of the London Olympics averaged a record 40.7 million total viewers, according to the Nielsen Company, the Los Angeles Times reports.  The previous ...

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...

Robert Gibbs: Romney ‘Embarrassed’ Himself at Olympics

Robert Gibbs: Romney ‘Embarrassed’ Himself at OlympicsABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs on Sunday said that Mitt Romney “embarrassed” himself in London when he questioned the readiness of the city to host the Olympics.“Mitt Romney wondered aloud whether L...

Rhode Wins Fifth Consecutive Olympic Medal

Rhode Wins Fifth Consecutive Olympic MedalLars Baron/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Kimberly Rhode captured the gold medal in women’s skeet shooting Sunday. She becomes the first American to win an individual medal in five consecutive Olympics.The 33-year-old Rhode scored 99 points, setting an ...

Michelle Obama’s Olympic Fantasy? Gymnastics

Michelle Obama’s Olympic Fantasy? GymnasticsChris Jackson/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Mitt Romney isn’t the only American candidate in London for the opening ceremonies. ABC’s Bill Weir sat down with first lady Michelle Obama this morning in London. The head of the official delegation fr...

2012 Olympics: Opening Ceremony to Bring Spectacle, Surprises

2012 Olympics: Opening Ceremony to Bring Spectacle, SurprisesOli 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 SucceedNICHOLAS 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 LondonAdam 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 LondonAdam 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...

Obama Campaign Debuts Ad for Olympics Opening Ceremony

Obama Campaign Debuts Ad for Olympics Opening CeremonyJEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama’s reelection campaign is releasing a new television ad to run during Friday night’s opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.In the ad, entitled “I Believe,” Obama makes hi...

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

Saudi Woman’s Headscarf Could Keep Her from Competing in OlympicsMARWAN 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 UKAlex 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 HouseJoe 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...

Olympics 2012: London Eye Ferris Wheel Changes Color Based on Tweets

Olympics 2012: London Eye Ferris Wheel Changes Color Based on TweetsEDF(LONDON) -- London is jumping on the trend to bring Twitter to inanimate objects. On the heels of Stanley, the piano that took requests via Twitter, the London Eye Ferris Wheel is getting some Twitter integration.For the next two months (through the...

Jindal Defends Romney over Olympics Security Criticism

Jindal Defends Romney over Olympics Security CriticismAndrew 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...

Romney Practices Personal Diplomacy Over Olympics Security Comment

Romney Practices Personal Diplomacy Over Olympics Security CommentOli Scarff/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Emerging from 10 Downing Street this afternoon, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney spoke of his high-level meetings on this first full day of his overseas tour.  The trip has become a rite of passage for ...

Olympic Committee Tells Democratic Super-PAC to Pull Ad

Olympic Committee Tells Democratic Super-PAC to Pull AdHemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A Democratic Super-PAC that launched an attack ad against Mitt Romney using footage from the 2002 Olympics has been told to take the web ad down and to not air a TV version.The ad featured at the 2002 Salt Lake City Oly...

London Papers React to Romney’s Remarks over Olympic Security

London Papers React to Romney’s Remarks over Olympic SecurityJoe 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 FieldStanley 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...

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