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Strong start for Douglas, Raisman in gymnastics all-around

By John Powers, Globe Staff After the first rotation, US gymnasts Gabrielle Douglas and Needham native Aly Raisman were sitting 1-2 in the all-around standings ahead of Russia's Victoria Komova after the vault, by far the Americans' strongest event. Douglas,...

Five questions with Shawn Johnson

By Chad Finn, Staff LONDON -- Shawn Johnson's fame has grown exponentially at least twice -- after she won four gymnastics medals in Beijing in 2008 (a gold in the balance beam and three silvers), and then to an...

Video: Finn and Thurston on Raisman, Phelps, and Lochte

The Globe's Chad Finn and Scott Thurston discuss swimming and gymnastics events, including athletes Aly Raisman, Michael Phelps, and Ryan Lochte.

Kayla Harrison wins judo gold for US

Kayla Harrison of Wakefield won the gold medal in the women's judo competition.

Today at the Olympics: Raisman goes for it in the all-around, Lochte-Phelps II

By Chad Finn, Staff LONDON -- Welcome to Day 6 of competition, where some familiar names will be back in the spotlight... Thursday's must-see event: Random thought: Comcast SportsNet New England must be feeling pretty good about the...

Five questions with Carl Lewis

By Chad Finn, Staff LONDON -- One of my favorite cool Carl Lewis facts -- and there are many, given that he is just one of four Olympians to win nine gold medals, dominated both sprints and the long...

Ask an expert: US basketball team bringing full-court press

Ex-Celtics player Dana Barros offers insight on Team USA's men's basketball team, its stiffest competition and its comparison to the Dream Team.

Today at the Olympics: An all-around opportunity for men's gymnastics

By Chad Finn, Staff LONDON -- The buzz on Day 6 of competition is still more about the events of Tuesday than what's ahead. The headline on The Guardian this morning says it succinctly regarding Michael Phelps and his...

Allison Schmitt wins gold in 200m, breaks record

LONDON (AP) -- Allison Schmitt of the United States set an Olympic record to win the 200-meter freestyle at the London Games on Tuesday. Schmitt clocked 1 minute, 53.61 seconds, shaving more than a second off the mark set by...

Phelps breaks medal record

First, Michael Phelps had his record-tying 18th Olympic medal, though its hue changed at the last possible second.

Live updates: Michael Phelps goes for 17 ... and maybe 18

By Chad Finn, Globe Staff CONTAINS SPOILERS IF YOU'RE ABIDING BY NBC'S SCHEDULE LONDON -- The United States gymnastics team owns the spotlight (and the top perch on the podium) thus far Tuesday. But Michael Phelps has a chance...

Live updates: Strong start for US women gymnasts

By John Powers, Globe Staff The Americans started off soaring in vault, their best event, led off by world champion Jordyn Wieber, who evidently had shaken off the disappointment of missing the all-around final, where she was favored for gold....

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.

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