When Mo Farah, the gold medalist in the 10,000 meters, was asked if he would rather have run for Somalia, he responded with a curt retort: "Look mate, this is my country!" This Olympic summer is a world away from last year's riots in England.
The Ironman Triathlon holds its first-ever U.S. championship in New York and New Jersey on Saturday. New York is the biggest city ever to host an Ironman event, which poses a few logistical challenges. NPR's Joel Rose sets the scene for us.
Using only the rings of the Olympic logo, artist Gustavo Sousa strips down world statistics to illustrate global disparities, including those for population, obesity, carbon dioxide emissions and Coco-Cola sales. What would the medal count for the 2012 Olympics look like in this infographic style?
Several times during these Olympics, there've been moments when the Olympic oath seemed all but forgotten — you know, the one at the opening ceremony where athletes pledged to abide by the rules and spirit of fair play.
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