The men’s Olympic soccer tournament, which features players under 23, isn’t as big a deal as the World Cup. But America’s failure to qualify doesn’t speak well for the future.
Did the designer Stella McCartney disadvantage Team GB by not including more red in their Olympic outfits?
TIME gets a lesson in synchronized swimming
U.S. gymnasts have a tough road ahead to make the Olympic squad. But that doesn’t deter Gabby Douglas, who left her family and home for a chance to compete in London
Why hasn’t Daley harnessed his obvious abilities as a springboard to predicted success this summer?
There won’t be any Linsanity at this year’s Olympics — unless the rising NBA star decides to switch sides.
The 20-player group will be narrowed down to a final dozen by June. Which NBA stars will get cut?
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.
It started with tragedy, and a technical mishap or two, but the Vancouver Winter Games also had its share of athletic triumphs. Here is a look at this year’s Olympic highs and lows
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
A photographic survey of how the venues for the Summer games look today
The world’s greatest Paralympians are competing in Beijing, and inspiring us all in the process
TIME takes a look at some tattoos among the highly decorated competitors out in Beijing