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  1. Team Pictures: How USA saw Olympics

    Patrick Dorsey

    London 2012 was a spectacularly social Olympics, with fans in attendance, fans overseas, athletes on site and individual nations and teams joining in. Naturally, Team USA -- and its prolific medal count -- was right there, sharing not only news bu...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  2. Map: U.S. Olympic medalists' hometowns

    Patrick Dorsey

    Midway through the Olympics we debuted this map, one that shows the hometowns (as listed on the 2012 London Olympics' official website) of all of the American medalists at the Games. Now it's complete. More than 200 U.S. athletes took home hardwar...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  3. Yearbook, Aug. 13: Phelps gets gold record

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 13, 2008: London 2012 might be over -- and with it, Michael Phelps' Olympic career -- but on this day four years ago Michael Phelps was just getting started, medal record-wise. In beating the world mark in the 200-meter butterfly, the American c...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  4. Best of London Olympics Twitter cameras

    Patrick Dorsey

    In case you haven't noticed, the Olympics offers the occasional impressive photo. Knowing that, the Olympics this year set up several Twitter accounts dedicated solely to certain views of the 2012 London Games. Connected to Getty Images camera...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  5. A closer look at London's Olympic venues

    Patrick Dorsey

    A full week is done in the 2012 London Olympics, with the Games' many venues all having been used for competition. So, with help from the London-based travel site MyDestination.com and the Olympics' official site, Playbook takes a look at our 12 f...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  6. Where are U.S. Olympic medalists from?

    Patrick Dorsey

    As always, the United States is close to the top in the ever-changing Olympics medal count. But where do these medal winners come from? Check out this interactive map, which shows the hometowns (as listed on the 2012 London Olympics' official webs...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  7. U.S. leads London Olympics on Twitter

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 2012 London Olympics often are called a "Social Games" -- and we see why on a daily basis. But who is winning those games, as far as Twitter is concerned? In numbers provided to Playbook by Kred.com, we can see the United States is tops so fa...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  8. Banksy, other street artists take Olympics

    Patrick Dorsey

    Bansky -- the largely anonymous but highly renowned London-based street artist -- recently revealed on his website some Olympics-themed works ahead of the London 2012 Games. And he's not alone. Numerous street artists have adorned London's walls w...

    Blog | July 25, 2012
  9. Designer puts unique spin on Olympics

    Patrick Dorsey

    The Olympics. They're a dream for athletes, of course, but also for artists, what with the Games' many colors and images tied to country and sport. Greek designer Charis Tsevis wanted to capture all that, even before London 2012 begins. So he put ...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  10. Yearbook, July 6: London gets Olympics

    Patrick Dorsey

    July 6, 2005: Some 20 days from now, the 2012 London Olympics will begin. But on this day seven years ago, the whole journey started -- with the International Olympic Committee giving England's signature city the Games ahead of fellow finalist Paris....

    Blog | July 06, 2012
  11. Line up to get your 2012 Olympic LEGOs!*

    Patrick Dorsey

    *As long as you're in the U.K. Yes, unfortunately for Americans, these special London 2012-themed LEGO minifigures will only be available across the pond, and only feature toy-ified members of Team Great Britain. But if you're already on the At...

    Blog | May 23, 2012
  12. Morning Parade talks football, Olympics

    Patrick Dorsey

    Football. Not soccer. That's what they call it over in England, where the alternative/indie rock band Morning Parade formed (near London) and where frontman Steve Sparrow gained his love for the beautiful game. One team in particular, actually. But w...

    Blog | May 22, 2012
  13. Dream Team: From gold to aluminum (cans)

    Patrick Dorsey

    The stars of the Dream Team. We've seen their faces countless times. But not like this. With the 2012 London Olympics coming soon, a handful of members of the 1992 U.S. Men's Basketball Team will show a good deal of can-do (sorry), finding thei...

    Blog | May 16, 2012