Usain Bolt is thinking of taking up the long jump. Why we hope he gives it a serious shot.
Track & Field
After London, It’s Back to Work: 10 Olympians Returning to Their Day Jobs
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 World’s Greatest Athlete Wins Gold in London. And So Does Usain Bolt. Is Decathlete Ashton Eaton Really Better than Bolt?
The decathlon deserve more attention. But does it deserve the “world’s greatest athlete” honorific?
How Getting Mean Got Allyson Felix Gold
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.
Lolo Jones Finishes Fourth In The Olympics. So Did She Deserve To Be Heard?
A news article criticized Jones’ pre-Games behavior. But Olympians must grab the spotlight.
Usain Bolt Strikes Olympic Gold, Again
The Jamaican sprinter, and global superstar, defends his 100-meter Olympic title
13 Winning Olympic Apps
Go for the Gold with TIME’s list of essential Olympics apps for smartphones and tablets
Reality or Strategy? China Plays Down Hopes of Beating the U.S. in Gold-Medal Count
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
No Country, No Problem: How to Make the Games Without a Nation
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.
Mexico 1968: What Really Happened When Two Americans Raised Their Fists
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