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Jay-Z and Rihanna to Perform at 2012 Olympics Bash
Jay-Z and Rihanna will headline the massive London Arts Festival during the summer games....


Emeli Sandé Performs at London Olympics Opening Ceremony
The UK singer was the only female vocalist to hit the stage....


Wade Needs Knee Surgery, Out of London Olympics
If his knee surgery goes according to plan, Dwyane Wade will be ready for the start of training cam...


Runner Without Country to Compete at Olympics
Despite having no passport and officially no country — and at one time very little hope — 28-year-o...


Seven Cameroonian Athletes Disappear at London Olympics
Seven Cameroonian athletes, including boxers, a swimmer and a soccer player, have gone missing whil...


London 2012: Black Locals Feel Forgotten
The Root Exclusive: In the shadow of Olympic Park, neighborhood residents talk broken promises....


Venus and Serena Williams to Join U.S. Olympic Team
The sisters will play single games and as a double team....


Michelle Obama to Lead Olympic Let's Move Campaign
Communities can organize fitness activities through Meetup.com....


London Failing: Romney Stumbles Throughout His First Day Abroad
Mitt Romney earns Olympic gold medal for the number of gaffes made on his "listen and learn" tour a...


Commentary: Mitt Romney’s Olympic Blunders Highlight a Bigger Problem
Mitt Romney might go for the gold in horse dancing, but he won’t be winning any medals for foreign ...


Gabby Douglas to Write Inspirational Memoir
The Olympic gymnast will tell a tale of her journey to London....


Jamaican Swimmer Alia Atkinson Makes History
Becomes first Black woman to win world swimming title....


U.K. Police Arrest Over 160 in Weekend London Riots
The violence broke out in the north London suburb of Tottenham on Saturday night amid community ang...


Commentary: Being Comfortable With Gabby Douglas’ Backflips and Buckshots
The furor over Olympian Gabby Douglas' hair should make Black people look at what we really think o...


This Day in Black History: Aug. 2, 2012
Gabrielle Douglas won an Olympic gold in women’s gymnastics on Aug. 2, 2012....


This Day in Black History: Aug. 7, 1948
Alice Coachman became the first Black woman to win an Olympic medal in the 1948 Games on Aug. 7, 19...


2008 Olympic Marathon Champ Dies in a Fall
The 2008 Beijing Olympics marathon champion, Sammy Wanjiru, a Kenyan, died under suspicious circums...


Manager: Gebrselassie Reconsiders Retirement Plan
BRUSSELS – Ethiopian long-distance great Haile Gebrselassie is reassessing his sudden retirem...


Cameron: "Indications" London Attack Terror
A brazen, brutal attack near a military barracks in London on Wednesday afternoon left one man dead...


Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake to Headline London’s Wireless Festival 2013
Other acts joining the show’s lineup include Snoop Dogg, Frank Ocean, Miguel and Kendrick Lamar....

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