Off the field questions still linger as the draw gets made in London.
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.
TIME takes a look at some tattoos among the highly decorated competitors out in Beijing
Since the world’s nations started to come together in 1896 to compete, politics have rarely stayed out of the Olympic arena