What to Watch: Olympics Day 5

Matthew Kitchen, NBC Olympics American fencer Mariel Zagunis looks to win her third straight gold in sabre and Beijing champ Kristin Armstrong looks to defend her time trials title against Evelyn Stevens. Here’s what were watching on Day 5. Men’s Gymnastics All-around – Kohei Uchimura is the man to beat after taking silver in Beijing […]

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The Beautiful Con

Skeet shooting. Team archery. Field hockey. Canoe/Kayak. Equestrian. TRAMPOLINE. The sports of the summer games, America. Why do we care again? Why do we sit glued to our television sets as Michael Phelps tries to hold off a 20-year old South African 99.999999999 percent of us had never heard of until one minute and 53 […]

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What happened to Phelps in 400m IM prelims?

On Saturday morning at the London Aquatics Centre, Michael Phelps barely squeaked into the final of the 400m IM by earning the eighth and last spot. Making the scenario all the more dramatic, Phelps was only 0.07 ahead of Hungary’s Laszlo Cseh, who he needed to come from behind to out-touch on the final 100m meters of […]

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What to watch: Olympics day one

By: Matthew Kitchen, NBC Olympics We’re definitely not easing into the Games, we’re diving right in (some would say literally). Saturday brings important medals and match-ups right from the word go. Here’s a list of day one’s can’t miss events. Men’s 400m IM Final – The swimming schedulers aren’t messing around as Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte meet up for the […]

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Xfinity Gives You the Best View of the 2012 London Olympics

There’s just something about the Olympics. The intensity. The medals. The anthems. The heart-stopping and heartbreaking moments that live for generations. The world comes together to play – and to watch. For the 2012 Summer Games in London, you can watch the Olympics like never before. That sounds like a cliché, we know. But, it’s […]

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And Then Came the One-Eyed Mascots

The Games of the XXX Olympiad are finally here. Are you excited yet? Wenville (pictured right) sure is. Or maybe that’s Manlock. It’s always tough with twins. There’s nothing like the Olympics. From its weird androgynous alien mascots to its over-the-top Opening pageantry to its addictive nationalism, the Olympics captures the world’s attention unlike any […]

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The young Royals take London

Matthew Kitchen, NBC Olympics We already know where the Queen, a three-time honorary medalist of the Olympics after being awarded a gold, silver, and bronze Monday (which seems unfair), will be during the Games, but now we have a better sense of where to see the rest of the Royals. First on Prince Harry’s list: […]

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Jay-Z and Rihanna Slated to Perform At 2012 Summer Olympics in London

Rihanna and Jay-Z have been chosen as two headliners to perform at the London 2012 Olympic Games. To say the folks in the UK are excited is an understatement. “There will be absolutely something for everyone: from Beethoven to Jay-Z, from Shakespeare to Mike Leigh,” Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt said at the news conference in the […]

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