Were the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games the best yet? From the rise of women athletes to “Blade Runner,” we break down 14 reasons this year won gold.
U.S. gymnast Gabby Douglas won gold at the London Olympic Games. Hear her thoughts on inspiring a generation of would-be Olympians.
In the spirit of the 2012 Olympics, we rounded up 15 lesser-known exercises inspired by the London Games. Try ‘em out to spice up your next workout!
Dashing isn’t just for the spice rack. Check our 15 facts on the 200 meter dash — the middle child of Olympic sprinting. We've got the low down from Usain Bolt's world record run to the event's origins.
Think that synchronized swimming is for wannabe mermaids? Think again. Synchro is a grueling sport bursting with athletic and artistic merit.
It's Day 11 of the Summer Games and the excitement has only just begun. Read to see why our Olympic fever keeps climbing, and why some of these athletes just can't be beat.
Don’t have a ticket to the 2012 Olympic Games? Never fear: The USA’s best and brightest are now Twitter all-stars, too. Read on for our top 30 athletes to follow so you don’t miss a thing.
And you thought plain running was hard. Learn about steeplechase, an Olympic race that has athletes hurdling and jumping through water pits!
With the London 2012 Summer Olympics just one day away, what better time to celebrate the most awe-inspiring moments seen on the world stage? Here are Greatist's picks.
Think performing one Olympic event is difficult? Check out the decathlon, which has athletes testing their skills in 10 different competitions. Talk about multi-tasking.