2012 London Olympics http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22329/all en Queen's honor list adds Bradley Wiggins, Ben Ainslie after triumphant Olympics http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121229/queens-honor-list-adds-bradley-wiggins-ben-ainsli Wiggins became first Brit to win Tour de France before capturing fourth Olympic gold medal at 2012 London Summer Games. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/united-kingdom/121229/queens-honor-list-adds-bradley-wiggins-ben-ainsli" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics Culture & Lifestyle United Kingdom Sat, 29 Dec 2012 19:30:15 +0000 David Trifunov 5730609 at http://www.globalpost.com Paralympics Closing Ceremony lights up London sky (PHOTOS) http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5718769 <p>The Paralympics Closing Ceremony lit up the London sky on Sunday night, as Coldplay, Rihanna and Jay-Z performed to mark the end of the Games.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/gallery/5718769" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics United Kingdom Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:54:00 +0000 Priyanka Boghani 5718769 at http://www.globalpost.com Boy, 10, replaces Olympic medal for disqualified Canadian sprinters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/elijah-porter-sends-medal-disqualified-Olympic-sprinters The Canadian sprinters celebrated for seven minutes before officials made their decisions. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/elijah-porter-sends-medal-disqualified-Olympic-sprinters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics World At Play Canada Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:01:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5716166 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia giving Olympic medal winners sports cars http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/russia-giving-olympic-medal-winners-sports-cars There are different models for gold, silver and bronze medalists. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/russia-giving-olympic-medal-winners-sports-cars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics World At Play Russia Wed, 15 Aug 2012 16:41:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5716112 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico feels bold after Olympic gold http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/120814/mexico-feeling-bold-after-london-olympic-gold-mexico-vs-brazil-us-friendly <p>MEXICO CITY &mdash; Beer flowed early in Mexico City bars and restaurants as fans gathered to watch the London Olympic men&#39;s soccer final on Saturday. Such matches usually leave a bitter taste for fans used to watching Mexico flop over the past two decades. But fans tasted something different in the gold-medal match: international soccer success, beating five-time World Cup champion Brazil 2-1 in London and burying decades of &ldquo;futbol&rdquo; futility.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/mexico/120814/mexico-feeling-bold-after-london-olympic-gold-mexico-vs-brazil-us-friendly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics Soccer Brazil Mexico United States Wed, 15 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 David Agren 5716056 at http://www.globalpost.com Were the Olympic Games an economic success? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120813/olympic-games-economy-britain-success So, two weeks of Olympic Games are over. There was a huge amount of expectation on London, but did the British deliver? Let's take a look.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120813/olympic-games-economy-britain-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics Business United Kingdom Tue, 14 Aug 2012 15:49:00 +0000 Adam Taylor, Business Insider 5715924 at http://www.globalpost.com Nadzeya Ostapchuk stripped of London Olympics gold medal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/nadzeya-ostapchuk-stripped-london-olympics-gold-medal Just hours after the Olympic flame was extinguished, Nadzeya Ostapchuk was stripped of her London Olympic gold. Ostapchuk, the women's Olympic shot put champion, was stripped of her gold medal after testing positive for a banned substance, <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/nadzeya-ostapchuk-stripped-london-olympics-gold-medal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics World At Play Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:45:00 +0000 Stacey Leasca 5715887 at http://www.globalpost.com London's Heathrow airport braces for record travel day http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/traveltourism/120812/londons-heathrow-airport-braces-record-travel-d London's Heathrow airport spent $30 million preparing to transport 80 percent of Olympic visitors. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/culture-lifestyle/traveltourism/120812/londons-heathrow-airport-braces-record-travel-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics Travel/Tourism United Kingdom Mon, 13 Aug 2012 12:35:00 +0000 Kaitlin Funaro 5715865 at http://www.globalpost.com USA men beat Spain in Basketball to take the gold medal http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/usa-men-beat-spain-basketball-gold-medal Americans are still the world's reigning basketball champs, though just barely. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/usa-men-beat-spain-basketball-gold-medal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics World At Play Spain United States Sun, 12 Aug 2012 17:26:27 +0000 Talia Ralph 5715825 at http://www.globalpost.com Bryshon Nellum survives gang shooting to win silver, carry US flag http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/bryshon-nellum-closing-ceremony-gang-shooting-silver-flag-bearer Doctors told 23-year-old Nellum to prepare for a life after elite athletics. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/bryshon-nellum-closing-ceremony-gang-shooting-silver-flag-bearer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics World At Play United Kingdom United States Sun, 12 Aug 2012 14:38:52 +0000 David Trifunov 5715816 at http://www.globalpost.com Park Jong-soo denied medal for political sign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/park-jong-soo-denied-medal-political-sign It's about small islands and natural resources. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/park-jong-soo-denied-medal-political-sign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics World At Play Sun, 12 Aug 2012 13:19:24 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5715809 at http://www.globalpost.com Olympics: Syrian hurdler Ghfran Almouhamad expelled for doping http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/olympics-syrian-hurdler-ghfran-almouhamad-doping Ghfran Almouhamad, 23, competed in the women’s 400 meters hurdles event, the Associated Press reported.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/olympics-syrian-hurdler-ghfran-almouhamad-doping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics Europe World At Play United Kingdom Sun, 12 Aug 2012 00:31:05 +0000 Allison Jackson 5715793 at http://www.globalpost.com Mexico wins gold vs Brazil, 2-1 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/mexico-wins-gold-v-brazil-2-1 Brazil were favorites, but Mexico was better. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/mexico-wins-gold-v-brazil-2-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics World At Play Sat, 11 Aug 2012 16:40:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5715776 at http://www.globalpost.com Usain Bolt clinches third Olympic gold in men's relay http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/usain-bolt-goes-third-olympic-gold The Jamaicans have topped every men's sprint in the last two Olympics. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/usain-bolt-goes-third-olympic-gold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics World At Play Sat, 11 Aug 2012 11:39:00 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5715757 at http://www.globalpost.com NBC Bodies in Motion video, 'porn' soundtrack pulled http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/nbc-bodies-motion-video-porn-soundtrack-pulled NBC told to concentrate on women winning 23 of America’s first 34 medals. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/world-at-play/nbc-bodies-motion-video-porn-soundtrack-pulled" target="_blank">read more</a></p> 2012 London Olympics World At Play United Kingdom United States Fri, 10 Aug 2012 20:06:21 +0000 David Trifunov 5715732 at http://www.globalpost.com