by Hillary Crosley onOctober 14, 2012
Comedians and the Olympian tackle the VP debate.
August 13, 2012
The heavily scrutinized South African runner won a silver medal, but some are wondering whether she gave up the gold on purpose.
August 10, 2012
Usain Bolt to "close the show" with the 4x100. Claressa Shields wins United States' first-ever boxing gold.
by Sarah J. Jackson onAugust 5, 2012
At Role/Reboot, Sarah J. Jackson argues that NBC's coverage of the Olympics reflects a boys' club doling out jabs to female competitors, and it must stop.
by Jeff Johnson onAugust 3, 2012
BlackAmericaWeb's Jeff Johnson says that some of the most interesting London 2012 stories are about "brothers and sisters in sports that traditionally don't see us going for the gold."
August 2, 2012
In today's link roundup: Jackson has been delivering a steady stream of encouragement on Twitter. Plus: Crazy Talk: "I Only Shot a N---er."
August 1, 2012
This week on the Confab: Join Staff Writer Jenée Desmond-Harris as she chats with Associate Editor Brett Johnson and Assistant Editor Akoto Ofori-Atta about The Root's Olympic highlights, John Carlos' black power salute at the 1968 games and the Mississippi church that wouldn't marry an African-American couple.
by Hillary Crosley onJuly 28, 2012
Syria's team leader says he's worried about those at home.
by Genetta M. Adams onJuly 19, 2012
From Tyson Gay to Gabby Douglas, here are stars to watch in track, swimming, gymnastics and more.
July 12, 2012
Bryant thinks the Team USA 2012 could beat the famous 1992 players. Agree?
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