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Remains of the London Olympic games

Sep 12, 2012
If you find yourself still pining for the Olympic Games, never fear! Now you can own a piece of the games. Literally.
Posted In: Olympics 2012

London businesses tally up sales after Olympics

Aug 14, 2012
Now that the Games are over, small businesses in London are complaining of losses in their books.
Posted In: London Olympics, tourism, London, Small Business

The latest Olympic star: Kinesio tape

Aug 13, 2012
Olympic athletes helped increase sales of colorful therapeutic tape.
Posted In: kinesio tape, Health, marketing, athletes, Olympics 2012

Brits think the Games have gone maybe, sort of, OK

Aug 10, 2012
London Olympics go smoothly despite trademark British glumness heading into them.
Posted In: London, London Olympics, Olympics 2012

Usain Bolt worth more than just Olympic gold

Aug 10, 2012
The Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won yet another Olympic gold medal last night in the 200 meter sprint. The 25-year-old has declared himself a "living legend."
Posted In: Usain Bolt, London Olympics, Running

Medaling at the Olympics: The Index

Aug 7, 2012
The Financial Times has a cool Olympic feature, where they run a formula for how many medals countries should get -- based on things like historical performance, per capita GDP, and host-country advantage. Then they compare that against actual performance in the Games.
Posted In: Financial Times, medal, Olympics

How much for this gold-winning Olympian?

Aug 6, 2012
One sports agent talks about what can bring an athlete big bucks -- and what won't.
Posted In: Olympics, athletes, marketing

Why countries specialize in certain sports

Aug 6, 2012
Over the weekend, Usain Bolt of Jamaica won the 100 m running race at the Olympic games. Jamaica and other island nations have become know for their sprinting power, in the same way that countries like Kenya are known for their strength in distance running.
Posted In: Sports, Running, Jamaica, mid-day extra

For China, the Olympics are more than a game

Aug 2, 2012
China's government sees winning gold medals as a key affirmation of the country's worth. Athletes who don't come first can get a frosty reception.
Posted In: London Olympics, Olympics 2012, China

Despite online furor, NBC's Olympics ratings doing well

Aug 1, 2012
The network said today it's on track to break even on its Olympics coverage. NBC had expected to take a loss.
Posted In: NBC, Olympics 2012, tv, Twitter

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