South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius just ran in the Olympics. Unlike his competitors he did it as a below-the-knee amputee, using Ossür's Flex-Foot Cheetah legs. But he also faced a unique challenge that his competitors didn't have to consider—how do you get track spikes on your prosthetics?
Any time someone breaks a record, people inevitably bring up the possibility that they had some illegal enhancements. Just yesterday, gold medalist Ye Shiwen was accused of "blood doping" to improve her performance. You may be familiar with steroids and other drugs — but what on Earth is "blood doping?" And why would…
The thwack of an arrow hitting a target. The splash of a swimmer diving into the pool. The clap of a sprinter's feet hitting the track. Those are some of the noises you'll hear broadcast through your TV when the London Olympics kick off next Friday. But you're not just hearing those signature sounds of sport…
At the Olympics later this month, Michael Phelps could potentially win seven gold medals, at the very most. He won't top the record-smashing eight he earned in 2008, but that doesn't mean he won't be exciting to follow. And the London 2012 Results App will help you do that.
Another London 2012 Olympics venue's been checked off the list, and Zaha Hadid's aquatic center is quite simply the most stunning yet. All swimming events, plus diving and water polo will be held here in front of 17,500 spectators.
Amazingly, another of London's Olympics stadiums has actually been completed on time, with the basketball stadium becoming the fourth to be finished off. Designed to be temporary, the building will be recycled after the 2012 London Olympics.
Well now, this is embarrassing for Britain. They only just unveiled their 2012 Olympics countdown clock in the center of London's Trafalgar Square last night, but already it has stopped working.
It looks like a vomit-inducing, brain-liquifying rollercoaster, but sadly it's a new London landmark to be built by steel conglomerate ArcelorMittal for the Olympic Park. Called the Orbit, is almost as tall as the Great Pyramid of Giza.
Over 100,000 construction workers on the 2012 Olympics venue in London will be subjected to biometric tests while they build the site. The two-tier system will scan hands and faces, and should be up and running by June this year, when work starts on the 50-acre site. And these measures, part of the $700 million…