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Baton Rouge native Leindecker seeks spot on 2014 snowboard paralympics team

Challenges are nothing new for Calob Leindecker. At 17 years old he lost his leg in an automobile accident. Since then he hasn't looked back.

London 2012's top-10 sporting moments

From the heroic mythology of the Ancient Games more than two thousand years ago to the spectacle of modern-day athletic gladiators such as Usain Bolt, the Olympics has long been an awe-inspiring and captivating sporting event.

London 2012's top-10 sporting moments

From the heroic mythology of the Ancient Games more than two thousand years ago to the spectacle of modern-day athletic gladiators such as Usain Bolt, the Olympics has long been an awe-inspiring and captivating sporting event.

My Take: With Olympics, we yearn to be like gods

The ancient Greeks, especially the frugal Spartans, would probably balk at the commercialism that saturates our modern Olympic Games.

London Olympics: Been on Mars? Here's what you missed

It's been just over two weeks since the Queen parachuted into London's Olympic Stadium, her apricot dress flapping in the breeze, to the cheers of thousands in the stadium and millions at home watching the 2012 Opening Ceremony.

Saving Flo Jo: Taking back a legacy

When Florence Griffith-Joyner signed up for her 1988 Olympic 100 meter trial at UCLA, few expected fireworks. But those who were there to witness her quarterfinal run couldn't comprehend what they were seeing.

The highs and lows of the 2012 Olympic 'crying games'

Dominican runner Felix Sanchez has been holding back tears throughout the 2012 London Olympics ahead of his chance to claim the gold in memory of his grandmother.

Park life: Games leave London with a happy golden glow

On the streets of London, something strange is afoot. Gone are the blank stares, business suits and gray skies -- in their place: Warm smiles, bright outfits and even the odd glimpse of sunshine.

U.S. runner finishes relay on broken leg

Just after the U.S. team finished second in its 4x400-meter relay heat, a limping Manteo Mitchell told reporters his injury was nothing serious. "It might be a simple cramp," he said.

Olympics Day 14: Sprinters race for relay gold

The relay baton will be center stage Friday evening with two Olympic golds at stake, in the women's 4 x 100-meter and the men's 4 x 400-meter relay races.

They nailed it! Fans pay artistic tribute to Olympics

Not since the days of American track star Florence Griffith Joyner has nail art been front and center as an Olympic style trend like it is at the 2012 London Olympics.

Olympics Day 13: Women boxers make history, Bolt eyes speed crown

History was made in the boxing ring Thursday, as Great Britain's Nicola Adams became the first woman ever to win a full Olympic gold and Team USA's Claressa Shields followed with the middleweight title.

Ed Sheeran to close the Olympics, hopes to conquer states

Ed Sheeran is ready to become more than the latest musician in a modern British invasion.

Olympics Day 12: Sprinters get set for medal rush

Some of the fastest men and women in the world are preparing Wednesday to go for gold in the Olympic Stadium, with American medal hopes high in the women's 200-meter final and the men's 110-meter hurdles.

Lolo Jones takes fourth place at Olympic games

One-tenth of a second was all that separated Lady Tiger legend Lolo Jones from a spot on the medal podium as she capped her second Olympic Games by clocking a seasonal best of 12.58 seconds to take fourth place in Tuesday’s final of the w