British cycling fans turned out in full force for men's cycling road race in which Britain was a favorite. Team GB missed the podium, while Kazakhstan's Vinokourov took a surprise gold.
While swimming and gymnastics may take center stage, American athletes in other sports will also be in top form today.
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte represent a new breed of swimmer limited more by the schedule than their skill. Saturday's 400 IM will be one of two times they face off in the London Olympics.
Team USA and Team Australia traditionally dominate in the pool, and London should see a renewal of that rivalry. But there are also a few surprises:
The director of the opening ceremony for the London 2012 Games created a production for the 99 percent, it seems. For an Olympic movement that hates controversy, that is unusual.
The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics offered China – and the world – a lesson. And yes, it crackled with British music, literature, and humor.
The opening ceremony of the London 2012 Summer Olympics will be broadcast on NBC Friday, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Even before the opening ceremonies Friday night in London, Im Dong-hyun of South Korea made his mark on the London Games.
The 2012 Summer Olympics should again see China win the most golds and the US win the most medals overall. The split points to the two countries' different Olympic aims.
The 2012 Olympics opening ceremony will kick off a weekend of exciting Olympic coverage. After the opening ceremony, a look at the highlights coming up Saturday.
The two Americans will go head-to-head Saturday in the 400-meter individual medley, a grueling race encompassing all four strokes.
For the first time, Saudi Arabia sent women athletes to the Olympics, but now judo officials say one can't compete with a head scarf, citing safety concerns.
Opening ceremony London 2012: The Olympic torch is sailing down the Thames on its way to light up tonight's ceremony – as well as the mood in London, where grumbling has yielded to palpable excitement.
Opening ceremony: London 2012's kickoff promises to set the capital apart, by being different.
Unlike recent past hosts of the Olympic Games, London has nothing to prove to anyone. Yet it has paid handsomely to hold the Games – for reasons that go beyond mere prestige.
One of the first two female athletes ever to compete from Saudi Arabia in the Olympics will not wear a headscarf in the judo competition, says judo federation chief. What will Saudi Arabians say?
Today's Olympic schedule is all about men's soccer. Spain vs. Japan and Great Britain will play Senegal.
A video before the North Korea-Colombia Olympic women's soccer game Wednesday showed the South Korean flag. In the history of Olympic host nation embarrassments, it's a whopper.
Organizers at the London Olympics mistakenly displayed the South Korean flag before a women's soccer game between North Korea and Colombia.
Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou was expelled from the Olympics Wednesday for a controversial tweet.