Liu Xiang planted a kiss on what may be the final hurdle of his Olympic career after he tripped and fell in his second consecutive disaster on the track at the Summer games.
Praise and compassion in China for hurdler Liu Xiang overwhelmed criticism after one of the faces of the Beijing Games four years ago suffered his second straight disaster on the Olympic track.
The London Olympics drew 219.4 million U.S. viewers, overtaking the 2008 games in Beijing to become the nation’s most watched television event ever, as gold- medal performances by Americans bolstered ratings.
Tokyo’s mercurial governor, Shintaro Ishihara, gives new meaning to playing the sympathy card.
The Olympic Velodrome hosted its first world record on the second day it was open to top riders.
Usain Bolt gave the crowd a wave in the manner of Queen Elizabeth II of Britain before racing to the finish line of the 200 meters to seal a historic sweep of the track sprints at the London Olympics.