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  1. The 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony: Freddie Mercury, John Lennon,...

    Amos Barshad

    The London Olympics came to a close Sunday night and, as promised, the final ceremony was composed of an epic montage of British music acts representing their country. The 2012 committee trotted out a crazy-eclectic lineup, epitomized by the fact tha...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  2. Poolside Podium, Part Deux: The Poolsidening!

    Katie Baker

    We're about halfway through the slate of swimming events in the 2012 Olympics, and things have not turned out exactly as expected. (Allison Schmitt's gold in the 200-meter freestyle and Matt Grevers's in the 100-meter back are the notable exceptions....

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  3. Examining the pipe dreams and real accomplishments of New York's ...

    Reeves Wiedeman

    Examining the pipe dreams and real accomplishments of the city's failed bid.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  4. How Many Sheep, Geese, and Paul McCartneys Will Be at the Olympic...

    Amo Barshad

    We're mere hours away from tonight's 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, and so I want you to consider this next question in full: Are you mentally prepared for the madness? Four years since Beijing blew everyone's mind, proud Brit director Danny Boyle w...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  5. Katie Baker on who to watch in this year's Summer Games

    Katie Baker

    Whom to watch in this year's Summer Games.

    Story | Conversation | July 19, 2012
  6. Kyrie Irving Challenges Kobe Bryant to $50,000 Game of One-on-One...

    Robert Mays

    Kyrie Irving's quest to win the Internet continued on Thursday. A couple months removed from dressing up as an old man and hustling dudes in pickup games, Irving came back to YouTube yesterday - this time challenging Kobe Bryant to a $50,000 game of ...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  7. Kyrie Irving, Kenneth Faried, and a Rubio-less edition of the NBA...

    Sebastian Pruiti

    A Rubio-less ranking sends Kenneth Faried into the top two.

    Story | Conversation | March 14, 2012
  8. The British Olympic Association Is Grossed Out by Your Germs

    Rembert Browne

    I'm not a tough guy. To be quite blunt, I scare extremely easily and might be the last person picked in a bench press contest. But what I've always lacked in brawn, in physical intimidation, and in overall courage, I have made up for in not being a g...

    Blog | March 07, 2012
  9. The unclaimed medals from the 1972 U.S. men's basketball team sta...

    Grantland Staff

    Our latest film, from director Rory Karpf.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  10. Bang in the Chubby: The Fight to Name the 2014 World Cup Ball

    Pete LOfficial

    Perhaps the least surprising surprise at the heart of the traditional "handover" segment of the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony - its big reveal - was the presence of the ubiquitous, loved-worldwide or just merely tolerated figure of Brazilian ...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  11. What'll Go Down at the Olympics Closing Ceremony?

    Amos Barshad

    Just like with the Opening Ceremony - which rode a wave of geese and sheep and horses and cows and chickens and ducks to critical acclaim - the exact details of the Olympics Closing Ceremony are being kept under wraps. But some idea of what we'll be ...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  12. Terrible fashion at the 2012 London Olympics

    Wesley Morris

    Crimes against fashion in the first week of the London Olympic games.

    Story | Conversation | August 01, 2012
  13. Grantland's 2012 London Summer Olympics Coverage

    Grantland Staff

    Team USA madness, profiles of the most fascinating athletes, and on-the-ground reporting from Bill Simmons.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2012
  14. USA Olympic long-distance swimmer Alex Meyer is one to watch in L...

    Louisa Thomas

    Long-distance Olympic swimmer Alex Meyer has an unusual capacity for tolerating pain - which is exactly why he's one to watch in London.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  15. Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, and a full Euro 2012 preview

    Chris Ryan

    Ronaldo has something to prove, and Spain has something to finish.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  16. Where Has the Olympic Flame Been Lately?

    Sarah Larimer

    The Olympic flame is touring the U.K. in anticipation of the 2012 Summer Games in London. Here's where it's been so far. Flying First Class With a Booster Seat On This Fancy Bridge Hanging Out With With Will.I.Am (Can You Tell It's Him?)...

    Blog | May 24, 2012