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.
Tsvetan Sokolov had 22 points and Bulgaria advanced to the semifinals in men's volleyball at the London Olympics with a straight-set victory over Germany on Wednesday.
Top-ranked Joel Gonzalez of Spain won the Olympic taekwondo gold medal in the men's 58-kilogram division Wednesday, beating Lee Dae-hoon of South Korea 17-8.
Frank Viola knows a thing or two about competing at the highest levels. After all, he was the MVP of the 1987 World Series.
Now it's time to turn those golds into some green.
China's Wu Jingyu has defended her Olympic title by winning the taekwondo gold medal in the women's 49-kilogram division.
Mary Kom has twin boys waiting at home in India, and she promised to bring them back something nice from the London Olympics. How about a medal? That's far better than the average toy or gift. Trouble is Kom has just the one.
Juliana waited an extra four years to make her Olympic debut because of an injury that knocked her out of the Beijing Games two days before the opening ceremonies.
Swimming officials are considering the introduction of underwater video for judging following the controversy over an alleged illegal "dolphin" kick by South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh in his Olympic 100-meter breaststroke gold medal win last week.
Maxim Mikhaylov scored 13 points and Russia defeated Poland in straight sets Wednesday advance to the men's volleyball semifinals at the London Olympics.
Captain Miho Boskovic led three players with two goals apiece and Croatia cruised to an 8-2 win over the United States to advance to the semifinals of men's Olympic water polo.
These British athletes can't be licked.
Allyson Felix of the U.S. finally got her Olympic gold in the 200 meters Wednesday night, overtaking two-time 100 champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica down the stretch to win in 21.88 seconds.