When it comes to travel snafus in the lead up to the Olympic Games, a saying springs to mind: if it’s not one thing, it’s another.
Japan’s World Cup-winning women’s soccer team flew to the London Olympics in premium economy class, while their male counterparts in the under-23 team were taken in business. Why?
May-Treanor and her long-time playing partner, Kerri Walsh, have helped popularized beach volleyball. Can they win a third straight gold?
Olympic medalists from the 1948 games in London remember their experiences in the post-war ‘austerity’ Olympics. Even with a tiny budget and a war-worn country, the athletes managed to have a good time.
In 2008, Brazilian Pole Vaulter Fabiana Murer was in line for Gold, until her pole was lost by officials. Can she make a come back in London?
Even before she had a chance to step in the ring, Afghan woman boxer Sadaf Rahimi has had her Olympic bid ended because of concerns for her safety
In his portrait series of gold-medal hopefuls for TIME’s 2012 Olympics special issue, Martin Schoeller shows three U.S. team members whose passion for sport isn’t contained by training center walls
The Olympics head to Britain for an unprecedented third time. Global economic gloom can’t dim the competition for gold