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Those Loony Olympic Mascots

London’s eerie choices for the 2012 games prompt questions about what makes a successful mascot. From the cute and cuddly to the creepy, absurd, and ethically questionable, a visual survey of past Olympic mascots.

Top 10 Sporting Cheats

Up until recently, Floyd Landis was in a lengthy legal battle to recover his 2006 Tour de France victory, lost after a test showed he had elevated levels of synthetic testosterone in his blood. That ended this month after Landis …

Top 10 Most Difficult Golf Courses

The Augusta National course is storied, exclusive, very opulent and very private — the perfect location for Tiger Woods to make his much anticipated return to golf. As the pros gear up to take the green in the annual Masters …

A Brief History of Olympic Sore Losers

Russia’s Evegni Plushenko believes he deserved the men’s figure-skating gold medal instead of silver at the Vancouver Winter Olympics. In honor of his poor sportsmanship, TIME takes a look at other Olympic complainers

Top 10 Sports Comebacks

Michael Vick went from playing quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons to serving time on dogfighting charges. But now that Vick’s out of jail, the Philadelphia Eagles are offering him a second chance

Top 10 Sporting Moments

Sports weren’t so different twenty years ago: we still marveled at great plays, awesome players and the plain spoken truth that games bring us closer together, irrespective of victory or defeat.

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