Learning to lose used to be as British as warm beer and milky tea. Growing up in Not-So-Great Britain post-1966, when England football fans last had something to really shout about, meant living with rain and the cold, hard fact that the country which invented a host of modern sports more often than not seemed to have become pretty rubbish at them.
Michael Phelps fittingly arrived by water for a ceremony honoring eight of Maryland's Olympic heroes at Baltimore's Inner Harbor.
Royal Air Force jets streaked through the sky above Buckingham Palace, leaving a red, white and blue trail of smoke as gold, silver and bronze medals gleamed below.
Farewell, London. Good luck matching that, Rio.
Oscar Pistorius secured his status as the icon of the London Paralympics by winning gold in the final track event in the Olympic Stadium.
Lance Armstrong could keep his bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Games even if he is stripped of his seven Tour de France victories for doping.
A South Korea soccer player who displayed a political sign after the bronze-medal match at the London Olympics will have his disciplinary case heard on Oct. 5.
Oscar Pistorius captured his first gold medal of the London Paralympics, helping South Africa win the 400-meter relay in a world-record time at the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.
Imagine if an athlete checked into a clinic to get his legs artificially lengthened, then came back to beat Usain Bolt over 200 meters on surgically improved limbs. Is such a day far off?
Relatives of Israelis slain in an attack by Palestinian gunmen during the 1972 Olympics in Munich marked its 40th anniversary on Wednesday with Israeli and German officials at the air base where most of the 12 victims died, even as bitterness lingers over authorities' botched response.
Alex Zanardi just loves to race. But what he really likes to do is win.
The explosion that took away Brad Snyder's sight couldn't touch the Navy lieutenant's fighting spirit.
Swimming phenom Michael Phelps set up shop in Las Vegas recently to formally celebrate his official retirement from swimming.
Paralympic swimmer Achmat Hassiem uses special motivation to go fast: He imagines being chased by the great white shark that bit off his right leg.
Organizers of the Paralympic Games say they are investigating after a blind lawmaker claimed he was denied access to his seat at the competition's opening ceremony.
All eyes were on No. 7 when Britain played Ukraine on Friday in its first match of the Paralympic Games sitting volleyball tournament.
American swimmer Victoria Arlen is free to compete in the London Paralympics following an assessment of her impairment.
Volleys of fireworks lit up the night sky, Beverley Knight belted out "I am what I am," and Britain's first Paralympic gold medalist lit the cauldron to open the 2012 London Paralympic Games.
Thousands of people lined Britain's streets on Wednesday to welcome the Paralympic flame as it arrived in London ahead of the games' opening ceremony.
Prosthetics can change the life of an amputee. But when an old limb no longer fits or just gets worn out, it can be hard to part ways with an item that offered the liberating chance to jump, dance or simply walk.