Four Olympians lose medals: Four track and field athletes from eastern Europe were ordered to return their medals won in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. The retroactive tests bring the number of Athens Olympians to lose medals to 31, including 11 medal winners and three gold medalists.
From rowing to fencing to equestrian to sailing, the London Games represent a return to many sports' roots. More broadly, the Olympic ideal is founded on ideas that emerged in England nearly two centuries ago.
A global explosion of Internet gaming on sports has organizers of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London worried – to the point of tracking any unusual betting patterns on the Games. US states eager for online betting should heed these concerns.