from Global Investing:

Olympic medal winners — and economies — dissected

August 13, 2012

The Olympic medals have all been handed out and the athletes are on their way home.  Which countries surpassed expectations and which ones did worse than expected? And did this have anything to do with the state of their economies?

from Photographers' Blog:

Gold, silver and bronze

August 9, 2012

By Eddie Keogh

My colleagues now call me the medal man. No, I’ve never won one or even got close but during the 9 days of athletics at the Olympic Stadium in London one of my jobs is to photograph every athlete that wins a medal. The unbridled joy is evident in most cases. Years of blood, sweat and tears have come to fruition and occasionally the emotion of the moment and the playing of their national anthem will bring a tear to the toughest of men and women.

from Photographers' Blog:

A goldless Michael Phelps

July 30, 2012

By David Gray

I have been photographing Michael Phelps for over 8 years, which has included 3 Olympic Games and 3 World Swimming Championships and I have never seen him like this - a goldless man.

from Olympics Notebook: Vancouver 2010:

Up close and personal with Olympic gold

By Reuters Staff
February 24, 2010

OLYMPICS-VANCOUVER/Pritha Sarkar writes:

I felt like I was floating on cloud nine as I gingerly touched the Olympic gold medal sitting there in my hand and staring back at me.

from India Insight:

Should K.P.S. Gill be stripped of his medals?

January 5, 2010

Media reports saying that the central government may take away the medals of police officers convicted of crimes have had an unexpected impact.

from Changing China:

Kenya, Ethiopia reap rewards from hard work

August 24, 2008

Dibaba leads the packDespite setbacks ahead of the Beijing Olympic Games, Kenya will leave Beijing in glory after capturing 5 gold medals, 5 silvers and four bronze in distance running.

from Changing China:

Those moving medal moments…

August 21, 2008

Isinbayeva on the podiumRemember the Black Power salutes from the podium in Mexico 1968?

The 2008 Beijing Olympics medal ceremonies might not produce anything to match that, but there has been no shortage of drama so far.

from India Insight:

Sushil Kumar gets India its second medal at Beijing Olympics

August 20, 2008

Sushil KumarIndia is no longer the "one-medal nation". Sushil Kumar ensured that by winning a bronze medal on Wednesday, just a week after shooter Abhinav Bindra struck gold in Beijing.

from Changing China:

African athletes finding medals hard to come by

August 14, 2008

Medal bitingOne by one, African athletes at the Beijing Olympics have fallen by the wayside, with most not going beyond preliminary rounds five days into the Games.

from Cricket without boundaries:

Bindra’s gold medal – pointer to future?

August 11, 2008

bindra2.jpgAbhinav Bindra's first-ever individual Olympic gold medal for India has showed his countrymen they can now on dare to succeed at the greatest sporting stage.