Latest 2012 London Olympic Games News

Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II is huge security challenge

Sep. 18, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The funeral of the only monarch most Britons have known involves the biggest security operation London has ever seen. Mayor Sadiq Khan says Monday’s state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II is an “unprecedented" security challenge, with hundreds of thousands of people...

Queen's 8 grandchildren hold silent vigil beside her coffin

Sep. 17, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — All eight of Queen Elizabeth II's grandchildren stood in silent vigil beside her coffin Saturday, capping another huge day in which thousands came to pay their respects. Mourners huddled in a line that snaked across London, enduring the city's coldest night in months and waits that...

Live updates: Japan emperor, empress head to UK for funeral

Sep. 17, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

TOKYO — Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako left for Britain on Saturday to attend Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral to pay respects to her and the British royal family who considered as a model for Japan’s monarchy in modern history. The decision for the emperor and...

Los Angeles Sparks part ways with 6-foot-8 Liz Cambage

Jul. 26, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Sparks announced Tuesday they've parted ways with 6-foot-8 center Liz Cambage of Australia. The 30-year-old Cambage averaged 13.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 25 games this season after signing with Los Angeles on Feb. 15. She must now...

From Brexit to Partygate, a timeline of Johnson's career

Jul. 07, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — He was the mayor who basked in the glory of hosting the 2012 London Olympics, and the man who led the Conservatives to a thumping election victory on the back of his promise to “get Brexit done.” But Boris Johnson's time as prime minister was marred by his...

Ryan Lochte's 6 Olympic swimming medals up for auction

Jul. 03, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

All of Ryan Lochte's Olympic silver and bronze medals are up for auction, with the proceeds going to a charity benefitting children. The 37-year-old swimmer earned 12 medals over four Olympics, including six gold that he plans to keep for now. “I’m not one to be...