Usain Bolt is thinking of taking up the long jump. Why we hope he gives it a serious shot.
Track & Field
Not every athlete spends four years solidly training for the Olympics. Here’s our pick of the competitors who are keeping the amateur spirit alive in sport by going back to their day jobs.
The decathlon deserve more attention. But does it deserve the “world’s greatest athlete” honorific?
Need proof that Allyson Felix never should have ceded her chance to run the 100 meters in London? Just look at her 200 gold medal.
A news article criticized Jones’ pre-Games behavior. But Olympians must grab the spotlight.
The Jamaican sprinter, and global superstar, defends his 100-meter Olympic title
Go for the Gold with TIME’s list of essential Olympics apps for smartphones and tablets
After topping the gold-medal count on home turf in Beijing four years ago, China is loudly lowering expectations of another triumphant performance in London
If Olympic marathoner Guor Marial wins a gold medal, the “Olympic Hymn” — yes, there actually is one, and yes, it has words — would be played in place of a national anthem.
A new film, “Salute,” explores how a medal-stand gesture changed the lives of Tommie Smith and John Carlos — plus the Australian silver medalist who supported them