At the Olympic Games of 1908, held in London, the 400 meters final was contested by only one man. The World's Alex Gallafent explains why. Plus Plus a touch of sporting poetry for the weekend in celebration of amateur athletes everywhere.
Egypt - has sent three dozen women to London 2012. That's the largest number of Egyptian women sent to an Olympic competition. The World's Matthew Bell caught up with one of them. She's a weightlifter.
Watching the Olympics Thursday was Russian President Vladimir Putin. That was after he'd visited British Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street. Host Aaron Schachter talks with author Angus Roxburgh about the frosty Anglo-Russian relationship.
Anchor Aaron Schachter gets an update on the talk at the Olympics from The World's Alex Gallafent in London. Beyond the sporting news, Alex also takes a brief shopping trip to the official department store of the 2012 London games.
Twitter suspended the account of an outspoken critic of NBC's coverage for more than 48 hours. Twitter and NBC have a partnership agreement for the Olympic Games. Anchor Aaron Schachter speaks with media writer, blogger and teacher, Dan Gillmor.
The way we experience the Olympic Games is, in part, determined by the music, in the stadium, on TV, and elsewhere. The World's Alex Gallafent shares a selection of Olympic musical moments with anchor Marco Werman.
China is trying to stage a feel-good Olympics, but in Beijing and the Tibetan areas across China, crackdowns on Tibetan protesters continue. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from an ethnic Tibetan part of Sichuan province.
China announced a few weeks back that it was designating three official protest zones in public parks, but park officials say no one's come, and some who have applied for permits have been detained. The World's Mary Kay Magistad reports from Beijing.