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Aussie Rohan Dennis sets speed record in winning opening stage of Tour de France

...one-hit wonder. I want to hold it for at least one more day," said Dennis, who took silver in the team pursuit at the 2012 Olympics.His performance in sweltering heat that hit 97 degrees was even more impressive given that he beat two time trial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-04/aussie-rohan-dennis-sets-speed-re
US women eye payback against Japan

...tournament where Japan has played the United States in the final.The countries also met in the gold-medal match at the 2012 Olympics, which the Americans won 2-1.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-04/us-women-eye-payback
Michaux: There's a reason why the U.S. women's soccer team is so strong every year

...saying the sport was "quite unsuitable for females."It wasn't until 2010 ? in gearing up for London to host the 2012 Olympics ? that England finally started a women's professional league. Sexism still flourishes despite "ThisGirlCan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/scott-michaux/2015-06-27/michaux-theres-reas
Gebrselassie gives up competitions, won't stop running

...his retirement in 2010 only to go back on that decision and try and qualify for the 10,000 and the marathon at the 2012 Olympics in London. He missed out on both but still didn't stop competing.Emerging from a typically African running background...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-11/gebrselassie-gives-competitions-w
Barcelona beats Juventus, wins Champions League

...the world and making its sixth World Cup appearance. Its best finish was fourth in 2003.Canada has been on the rise in recent years under head coach John Herdman. The team had a surprising bronze-medal finish at the 2012 Olympics.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-06/barcelona-beats-juve
US delegation to visit IOC about 2024 Boston bid

...candidate city in January over Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington. The U.S., which mounted failed bids for the 2012 Olympics (New York) and 2016 (Chicago), hasn't hosted the Summer Games since 1996 in Atlanta.Stung by polls showing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-05-22/us-delegation-visit-ioc-
Judge: Oscar Pistorius not guilty of murder but was negligent

...against 27-year-old Pistorius, once a globally admired celebrity who competed against able-bodied athletes at the 2012 Olympics in London. His brother, Carl, was there in a wheelchair because of injuries suffered in a recent car crash. So...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-09-11/judge-oscar-pistoriu
Kenyan Geoffrey Mutai looking to win third consecutive New York City Marathon

...and see what I can really do," he said.Kipsang did not meet the challenge of a championship-style event at the 2012 Olympics, when he built an early lead only to be passed and settle for a bronze medal.With a pacemaker, Mutai explains...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2014-11-01/kenyan-geoffrey-muta
Phelps says swimming on hold after DUI arrest

...necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future."Phelps, 29, retired after the 2012 Olympics in London, having won a record 18 gold medals and 22 medals overall. But he returned to competition this year with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2014-10-05/phelps-says-swimming-hold-after-d
Embattled Cleveland coach Blatt remains beloved in Israel despite struggles in NBA debut

...and offensive wizard whose stock surged dramatically after leading the Russian national team to a bronze medal in the 2012 Olympics. His signature moment in Israel came last year when he led Maccabi Tel Aviv to a series of upset wins en route to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2015-01-20/embattled-cleveland-coach-bla