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Five questions with Tim Daggett

By Chad Finn, Staff LONDON -- Checking in with the Springfield native, 1984 Olympic gold medalist, and NBC commentator for his thoughts on the compelling twists during the gymnastics competitions so far as well as what might happen during...

Today the Olympics: US gymnastics goes for gold, Phelps goes for history

LONDON -- Zipping off for an early Carl Lewis press conference this morning (pretty sure he's not coming back to challenge Usain Bolt, but you never know), so here's an abbreviated morning update as we enter Day 5 of competition....

Reporter's account suspended by Twitter after harsh criticism of NBC's coverage

By Chad Finn, NBC's decision to show tape-delayed events in prime time has generated a steady whirlwind of criticism on the social-network site Twitter. But for now, one particularly harsh critic will no longer be allowed to use the...

Sunny skies all around at Olympic Park

By Chad Finn, Staff LONDON -- It finally feels like the Olympics. I know, probably an odd thing to say given that Monday brought Day 4 of competition, and we've already seen such indelible highlights as the Danny Boyle-produced...

Video: Finn, Thurston check in from Olympic park

The Globe's Chad Finn and Scott Thurston discuss Monday's events at the London Olympics.

US men stumble in team gymnastics

By John Powers, Globe Staff The US men's gymnastics team, which had dreams of gold after topping the standings in the qualifying round, was all but out of contention after four of the six events Monday night. With only the...

Raisman to compete in floor exercise, balance beam in women's team final

By Chad Finn, Staff Needham's Aly Raisman will compete in the floor exercise and the balance beam for the United States in Tuesday's women's team gymnastics final. The lineup, announced Monday afternoon, is as follows: Balance beam: Ross,...

Video: Chad Finn on Phelps, Lochte pressure

Is there more pressure on Ryan Lochte or Michael Phelps to win gold at the London Olympics? CineSport's Noah Coslov turns to the Globe's Chad Finn to discuss the 2012 London Olympics.

Today at the Olympics: Men's gymnastics, and much more swimming

By Chad Finn, Staff LONDON -- As Day 3 of competition dawns with men's gymnastics and more swimming atop the daily docket, a mild controversy is brewing about plenty of good seats being available -- or appearing available, anyway....

For R.I.?s Beisel, silver nearly as good as gold

Elizabeth Beisel came here as the world champion with the year?s fastest time. Then she ran into heavy weather Saturday night in the form of a 16-year-old Chinese typhoon named Ye Shiwen, who snatched away her golden dreams.

Live updates: Phelps, Lochte will swim in 4x100 relay; Vollmer wins gold in 100m butterfly

Chad Finn of and the Globe is live at the Aquatic Centre in London for tonight's Olympic swimming events. He will be updating here through the night's events. One race down, one gold medal for the US. Dana Vollmer...

Raisman qualifies for final; Wieber fails

By John Powers, Globe Staff In one of the biggest shockers in Olympic gymnastics history, world champion Jordyn Wieber failed to qualify for Thursday's all-around competition after being outpointed for one of the maximum two-per-country spots by Needham native Aly...

Live updates: Team USA vs. France

Halftime: US builds it lead to 16 (52-36) despite some absolutely baffling refereeing. [Insert your favorite Tommy Heinsohn ref-blasting phrase here]. The scoreboard doesn't list individual fouls, but France has 20 attempts from the line, and LeBron in particular has...

Today at the Olympics: Gymnastics begins

By Chad Finn, Staff LONDON -- The deep, well-rounded and inexperienced United States gymnastics team begins competition, LeBron, Kobe and Co. -- I really should include Kevin Durant in that intro -- tip off against Tony Parker and France,...

Beisel takes silver in 400 IM

LONDON -- Rhode Island's Elizabeth Beisel won a silver medal in the women's 400 individual medley Saturday night at the Aquatic Center at the London Olympics, finishing behind China's Ye Shiwen, who set a world record. Beisel finished in a...

Live updates: Lochte wins gold, Phelps fourth

Round One goes to Ryan Lochte. Lochte cruises to the gold medal with an unofficial time of 4:03.84. Michael Phelps is fourth -- and misses out on his 17th medal -- at 4:09.28,.34 behind bronze medalist Kosuke Hagino of...

USA rower tells tale of her first day in London

Team USA Olympic rower Gevvie Stone tells the story of her first day spent in London, from her arrival at the airport to all of the clothes she tried on.

NBC broadcast sets ratings standard for non-US Opening Ceremonies

By Chad Finn, Globe Staff LONDON -- If there remain United States television viewers who maintain grievances against NBC for choosing to air the Opening Ceremonies on tape delay, the numbers are not in your favor. The network's taped coverage...

Ask an expert: Track coach answers your questions

Olympics track expert Randy Thomas answers readers' questions about the Games.

Today at the Olympics: Phelps-Lochte I

The headline above has Michael Phelps's name ahead of Ryan Lochte's, but that's no suggestion regarding the order they will finish in tonight's 400 Individual Medley, the first of two highly-anticipated showdowns the American swimmers will have here.

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