Programming note: today, TIME has launched an Olympics blog, which will feature daily coverage of the lead-up to the London Olympics, as well as dispatches from the Games themselves. You can find the blog here. Leading it off: a …
Spain’s national soccer team wins an unprecedented third-straight international title with Sunday’s 4-0 European Championship win over Italy, and gives fans new reason for joy–and hope–amid the crushing euro crisis.
Lukas Rosol has the match of his life and ousts the two-time Wimbledon champion
As the first black player to represent Italy at a major tournament, ‘Super Mario’ can’t avoid a confrontation with his country’s racial prejudices
He’s Britain’s most famous soccer export, but he won’t be a part of its Olympic team
Spain’s opponents struggle to score because they don’t see much of the ball – not even to retrieve it from the back of their own net
Will a coin toss, runoff, or a new twist – rock-paper-scissors! – break the Allyson Felix-Jeneba Tarmoh tie in the women’s 100 meters?
She’s 45 and trying for her sixth Olympic Games. And she admits it isn’t easy
A four-team playoff is a start for fixing college football. But it doesn’t go far enough
Jiang Xiaoshan went 11 nights without sleep to watch the tourney
Some things are apparently worse than racism; the haunting of Cristiano Ronaldo; why England’s team is like Stoke City; and more