2012 Summer Olympics

  • Olympic Athletes Protest Social Media Restrictions

    Jul 31, 2012
    The International Olympics Committee’s "Rule 40" prevents athletes from promoting brands other than the official Olympic sponsors during the days before and during the Games. But some...
  • Countdown to the Olympics Opening Ceremony

    Jul 27, 2012

    The London Olympics Opening Ceremonies is called 'Isles of Wonder' and draws inspiration from Shakespeare's The Tempest and is expected to be watched by a global audience of one billion.

  • Carrying the Olympic Torch

    Jul 27, 2012
    Oscar Pistorius, the lightning-fast South African sprinter, isn't the only blade runner in the Olympics. Journalist and torch bearer Stuart Hughes, who lost his right leg, carried the...
  • Olympic Fervor with Paddy O'Connell

    Jul 27, 2012

    John discusses preparations in London, the building excitement, reactions to Mitt Romney's "gaffe," Boris Johnson and more with Paddy O'Connell, host of BBC's Broadcasting House.

  • Setting Rivalries Aside for National Unity

    Jul 27, 2012

    The summer Olympics are often characterized as a celebration of unity. But what happens when fierce rivals must work together to advance national team interests?