Ben Cosgrove

Ben Cosgrove joined TIME in 2012. He is the editor of and edits and writes for LightBox. He helped launch HotWired's groundbreaking political site, Netizen; was managing editor of the influential e-zine,; and has covered the arts, culture, sports and politics for Salon, Huffington Post, the Washington Post, LA Weekly and other publications, online and off. He is the editor two anthologies, Covering the Bases and Gluttony.

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12 Great Olympic Nicknames

Throughout history athletes have earned monikers inspired by everything from animals to the heroes of ancient myth. Here are the best — and most apt — nicknames from all 30 summer Olympic games