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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.

Opening Ceremonies live updates

By Chad Finn, Globe Staff LONDON -- Seven years after this city won the rights to 2012 Summer Games, its moment has arrived, and wouldn't you know it, the sky just opened up and it's pouring. That's a quintessentially British...

Who will be the final torch-bearer? Odds favor Roger Bannister

By Chad Finn, Staff LONDON -- The first to break the 4-minute-mile barrier, Sir Roger Bannister's legend is based on that ability to get to the finish line first. But during Friday's Opening Ceremonies, tribute may be paid to...

Video: Mass. native part of Opening Ceremony

Massachusetts native and Tufts University graduate Brad Hepburn is one of the 10,0000 performers who will participate in today's Opening Ceremony.

Today at the Olympics: A ceremonious beginning

By Chad Finn, Staff More than a few Union Jack umbrellas may be evident tonight at the Opening Ceremonies, but London's first rain in five days won't dampen the mood as the city's third time as host (and first...

Video: Better safe than sorry

As security continues to tighten around the Olympic Park, Londoners have varying opinions of how it is being handled. intern Marie Torto headed to the venues in Stratford to see if the lines are as large as the rumors surrounding security and the park.

Video: Olympics arrive, locals depart

Small business owners in London are thinking of taking holidays since business is slow now that the locals fled the city to avoid the Olympic crowds. intern Amy Gorel talked with local business owners to see what problems they are having as the Olympics take over the city.

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