Australia surprisingly won gold in the men's 1,000-meter K-4 at Dorney Lake on Thursday, upsetting the favored crews from Hungary and Slovakia.
At the Olympics, it's not just the athletes who go faster, higher and stronger. So do the emotions of spectators at this vast, dramatic and often confusing event.
Peter Kretschmer and Kurt Kuschela of Germany won the gold medal Thursday in the men's 1,000-meter C-2 at the Olympic canoe sprint regatta.
A day before the Olympic gold medal game, players and coaches from the U.S. and Japanese women's soccer teams stood in front of reporters side-by-side, like buddies on the same squad, arms linked around each other's waists. The white warmup jackets of the United States alternated with the blue ones from Japan.
Cleaners working on London's subway network are staging a 48-hour strike in a dispute over pay during the Olympics.
Now that Kobe Bryant, strangely missing, has finally joined the fun, the U.S. appears complete.
After 12 days and 239 bouts in a tournament full of contested results, the men's boxing medal winners in London have all been identified. A few patterns are clear.
Katie Taylor will fight for a gold medal Thursday in front an adoring crowd that's ready to hail the coronation of Ireland's sublimely talented boxer.
Sail on, sailor?
Taekwondo officials trying to take the sting out of the sport's deadliest kicks have come up with an interesting new rule: Don't bother kicking hard.
The messaging has been anything but consistent. Same for the product on the floor.
Shortly after winning her second Olympic medal in two days, Carmelita Jeter found herself defending her relationship with an agent who was suspended as part of the BALCO investigation.
A gas barbecue caught fire and exploded Wednesday night at New Zealand's Olympic hospitality center, forcing the evacuation of some 300 people.
Lolo Jones isn't going away. And she's not going to change a thing.
Aries Merritt's hurdling career started on a dare. It took off with a technical change. And it peaked with a gold medal Wednesday night.
April Ross and Jennifer Kessy walked off the Olympic sand with one flag draped over them both, wearing the stars and stripes and also big smiles as the second-best U.S. beach volleyball team. And the second-best in the world.
After leaving the most important decision of her career up to her persuasive mother, Brittney Reese knew there was only one place to start looking when it was time to celebrate her Olympic gold medal in the long jump.
Gabby Douglas is golden when it comes to online popularity, too.
The floor in an area where reporters were interviewing beach volleyball champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings gave way Wednesday night, sending reporters scrambling for stable ground.
It wasn't exactly a race to celebrate back home, though Rene Herrera of the Philippines did manage to set a personal best in a men's 5,000-meter heat Wednesday at the Olympic stadium.