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How Twitter's exposing NBC's Olympic failures

Jul 31, 2012
Television ratings are up for the 2012 Olympics, even with so-called spoilers all over the Internet. Blogger and author Jeff Jarvis talks about NBC's failures to keep up with the Twittersphere.

Dressage is not your average horse play

Jul 31, 2012
Mitt and Ann Romney are bringing new attention to the elite sport and sport of the elite -- by co-owning an Olympic horse.

Complaints about NBC's Olympics coverage

Jul 31, 2012
We're now several days into the 2012 Olympic games, and one controversy has emerged above others: Not a doping scandal, not a fight between two opposing nations' teams. It's the coverage of the games itself.

'Twas Five Minutes to Race-Time

Jul 31, 2012
If you’ve so far missed the furor, NBC last night played right into its critics’ hands by airing this Today Show promo in primetime, just moments before it finally allowed viewers to see the race it celebrate.

Olympic gold can be golden on Wall Street

Jul 31, 2012
Endorsements aren’t the only financial payoff for successful Olympic athletes. There’s a well-worn path from the podium to Wall Street jobs.

Clyde Drexler on the Dream Team, then and now

Jul 31, 2012
Clyde Drexler was part of the 1992 U.S.A. men's basketball Olympic team, dubbed the "Dream Team." He talks about how the atmosphere then differs from this year's.

London Olympics' brand exclusion zone rankles some

Jul 27, 2012
'Brand police' on the look out for ads near Olympic Park that aren't official sponsors.

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Sponsors-only zone at London Olympic zone irks some

Jul 27, 2012
Only sponsoring companies may advertise within 1 kilometer of London’s Olympic Park. Strict policing of the restriction is angering some local firms.

Mobile technology big at the London Olympics

Jul 26, 2012
The Olympic Games get under way tomorrow. There's a big technology and social media push this year.
In this photo illustration, The North Greenwich Arena is seen on an iPhone's Google maps ahead of the London Olympic Games at the North Greenwich Arena on July 25, 2012 in London, England.
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The money behind drug testing for Olympians

This year's games marks the first time a private company -- GlaxoSmithKline -- is aiding in the fight against athletic doping in the Olympics.
Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) David Howman watches on as President of WADA John Fahey speaks during a World Anti Doping Agency Briefing ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at the Main Press Centre on July 25, 2012 in London, England.
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