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2012 Summer Olympics in London

London Olympics 2012

Olympics 2012 Schedule

NBC Olympics TV Schedule

NBC Olympics Page

Olympic.org London 2012 Page
Official IOC Olympics page.

Facebook Olympics 2012 Hub

Olympic.org
Official site of the Olympic movement. IOC news.

USOC Home Page

AP Stylebook Guide for Summer Olympics
No more digging through the sports guidelines. This list breaks out commonly used terms.

The Guardian Olympics 2012

BBC Olympics 2012

ESPN Olympics 2012

Guardian: 16 Examples of Interactives for Olympic Coverage
Great examples from British media outlets.

Olympic History

Around the Rings: Business of the Olympics

Get Ahead of the Games
Traveling to London? This site tells you how to get around. Also, follow @gaotg.

Olympics in the Digital Age

Social Media Guide to the Summer Olympics

The Guardian: Olympic Bodies
Video, interactives, etc., on Olympic athlete training.

NBC: Weirdest Olympic Sports
Slideshow of offbeat Olympic sports from the past.


2016 Summer Olympics Bid Resources

AroundtheRings.com
Covers the business of the Olympics. Includes archives, newsletter and useful links section.

GamesBids.com
Site covers cities' bids for upcoming Summer and Winter Olympics.

ChicagoGames.com
Chicago Tribune's coverage of the bid.

Globetrotting Blog
By Chicago Tribune Olympics writer Phil Hersh.

Chicago Sun-Times 2016 Olympics Bid Coverage

Chicago2016.org
Official Chicago bid site.

Madrid2016
Madrid, Spain's official bid page.

Rio2016
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's official bid page.

Tokyo 2016 Blog
Unofficial blog supporting the city's bid.

U.S. Olympic Committee
Official site of the U.S. team. Details on each sport, bios, Summer Games page, etc.

International Olympic Committee
Athlete bios, multimedia gallery, links to future games sites and Olympic Museum and education pages.

IOC International Sports Calendar

General Association of International Sports Federations


2008 Summer Olympics Official Sites and Media Resources

Beijing Olympics: Official Site
Includes language translation, history, media operations, torch relay, etc.

U.S. Olympic Committee
Official site of the U.S. team. Details on each sport, bios, Summer Games page, etc.

International Olympic Committee
Athlete bios, multimedia gallery, links to future games sites and Olympic Museum and education pages.

Chinese Olympic Committee
Official site offers records, site information, athlete information, news headlines, etc.

China.org: Summer Olympics Site
News, events, FAQ, weather, pictures, venue graphics and events surrounding the Games.

TeamUSA.org
Athlete features, video archive, Olympic community pages.

RoadtoBeijing.org
Official website of the USOC Road to Beijing campaign. It's a fund-raising site but it has athlete bios and a newsletter.

Beijing 2008 Venue Maps
From the London 2012 Games site.

Google Maps: Torch Relay
Track where the torch is headed.

Official Olympic Torch Relay Site
Basic background on media headquarters, contact information.

Beijing Olympic Media Page

USOC Press Box
Press resources and links from the U.S. Olympic Committee.

U.S. State Department: Olympic Travel Facts
Information page addresses threat levels, legal aspects and other issues of traveling in China.


Media Coverage and Blogs

For more Olympics coverage, use the tools on the Toolbox's International News Sites section.

NBCOlympics.com
Comprehensive, around-the-clock coverage of the games from the official network. The site has live video streaming of all the sports, real-time results, etc.

MSNBC Coverage
Breaking news, TV schedule, medal count, other results.

MSNBC World Blog
Includes a "Blogging from Beijing" section.

ESPN: Olympic Sports Index

USA Today Summer Olympics Coverage

Yahoo! Sports Olympics Page

Sports Illustrated: Beijing Olympics Coverage
Updated news, site reports and blogs by SI writers. Also includes photo galleries and analysis of the TV coverage.

FoxSports: 2008 Summer Olympics

NY Times 2008 Summer Olympics Coverage

NY Times Rings: 2008 Summer Olympics Blog

Chicago Tribune: Globetrotting Blog
Phil Hersh's international sports blog.

LA Times: Ticket to Beijing
An Olympics blog by LA Times and other Tribune company writers.

SportsFanLive
A mixture of news and social networking for sports fans. They are live blogging around-the-clock during the Olympics. You can tailor the page to feed specific stories, comments, a fan-finder using Google Earth and an Olympic "blogathon."

Time.com Summer Olympics Coverage

YouTube Summer Games
Site features news, recaps, features, profiles and video on the culture of Beijing through many of its partners, including The Associated Press, New York Times, Getty Images, Reuters and Travel Channel.

Google Olympics Tools
Check event schedules, track the medal count, and get up-to-the-minute news - right on your Google homepage. You also can get text updates via Google Mobile.

International Herald Tribune Olympics Coverage

CNN 2008 Olympics Coverage

CNN.com: Summer Olympics Video
Tour of the media center and other behind-the-scenes video.

CNN iReport: Beijing Olympics
CNN's community journalism page invites people to submit photos and video from Beijing. Remember to double-check the authenticity of the photo/video.

The Beijing News

Peoples Daily Online: Beijing Olympics
English version of Chinese publication. Monitors news and preparation for the event.

AroundtheRings.com
Covers the business of the Olympics. Includes, archives, newsletter and useful links section.

GamesBids.com
Site covers cities' bids for upcoming Summer and Winter Olympics.

Summer Olympics News
A blog with updated news links and video from the Olympics. Some of the video is shot from handheld cameras around Beijing.


Issues and Politics

OlympicWatch.org
This human rights activist group monitors the situation in the People's Republic of China in the run-up to the 2008 Olympic Games and to campaign to achieve positive change in the lives of the people of China.

HumanRightsWatch.org: 2008 Olympic Games Basics
Includes a helpful news archive, timeline, discussion board and media center resources about China's human rights issues.

Political and Economic Introduction to China
A 2006 research paper from the British House of Commons. Some good basic background and some Olympic-specific information.

EPA: Clean Air and Energy Projects in China
Could be helpful if backgrounding stories on pollution and athlete health/safety issues during the Games.

World Health Organization
Has information on air quality in Beijing.

Beijing Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau
Directly affiliated to the Municipal Government, is in charge of the environmental protection work of the city. It's in Chinese so you'll need to put the URL into a translation tool to read it.

Editor & Publisher: Cutbacks in Olympic Coverage

Stanford University Human Performance Laboratory
Focuses on athletics and human performance.

Women's Sports: Game Face Online
Documents the societal impact women's sports has had. Includes a section on women in the sports media.


Blood Doping

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
Policies, codes, fact sheets, links, control officers, etc.

World Anti-Doping Agency
Links, publications, studies, etc.

AMA: Blood Doping Study (.PDF)

Nature: The Science of Doping
Article on blood doping and athletics, by Donald A. Berry at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas in Houston.

Findlaw.com: Blood Doping Links
A great collection of fact sheets and legal resources on the blood-doping controversy.

Findlaw.com: Why Blood Doping is Done

BBC: Banned Substances List
Story and list on what athletes cannot take.

BBC: Sports Doping Breakthrough

Bloodline
Site has a section on blood doping detection.


Steroids and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

PubMed: Steroids
Go to this page and do a search for athletes steroids side effects. This search returns 183 articles published in medical journals on the side effects of steroid use in athletes.

SteroidLaw.com
Background on how the laws work, etc.

MedStudents.com: Background on Steroids
A good quick-reference page.

Findlaw.com: Steroids and Performance-Enhancers

Findlaw.com: Other Drugs Abused by Athletes

Findlaw: History of Drug Use in Sports

Use the Toolbox's Sports Medicine section for more background on steroids and blood doping.


Olympic History

Tufts University: Olympics History
An in-depth historical site built by the Tufts University Library.

InfoPlease.com: Olympics Through the Years
Easy-to-use quick reference to past Games.

NationMaster.com: Olympics History Encyclopedia
Look up Games history by year.

Olympic Photo Guide: 1896-Present
Look up Games photos by year.

Wikipedia: 2004 Olympics Encyclopedia

About.com: 1980 Olympics History
Background on the U.S. Boycott of the Moscow Games.

Who, What, When Database
Great for quick fact-checking. A database of "key people and events from 1000 A.D. to the present." Create graphic timelines of periods in history and of the lives of individuals.


Miscellaneous

RAND Study: 2012 Olympics (London)
A 77-page .PDF-format report highlighting policy areas (transport and infrastructure, and security) in which specific research tools can be used to facilitate evidence-based policy making.

Institute for Public Policy Research: Paying for 2012 Olympics
This free report explores how London is funding the 2012 Games.

Teacher Planet: Summer Olympic Resources
Worksheets, exercises and history lessons with Olympic themes. Targeted for younger students but has some value to everyone.

WorldClock Time Zones
Track your time zone from any other city/zone in the world.


Olympic Archives

2006 WINTER OLYMPICS
The Journalist's Toolbox site provides links to history, records, events, background on host city, Olympic organizations, news, coverage. Site is now archived.

2004 SUMMER OLYMPICS
The Journalist's Toolbox site provides links to history, records, events, background on host city, Olympic organizations, news, coverage. Site is now archived.

2002 WINTER OLYMPICS
The Journalist's Toolbox site provides links to history, records, events, background on host city, Olympic organizations, news, coverage. Site is now archived.

U.S. Anti-Doping Agency
Policies, codes, fact sheets, links, control officers, etc.

USOC: Drug Education
Basic facts.

USOC: Anti-Doping Policy

World Anti-Doping Agency
Links, publications, studies, etc.

World Anti-Doping Agency: Sports Federations
List of all the summer Olympic sport federations.

AMA: Blood Doping Study (.PDF)

Easynet: Drugs and the Olympic Movement
Basic facts from this UK site.

Findlaw.com: Blood Doping Links
A great collection of fact sheets and legal resources on the blood-doping controversy.

Findlaw.com: Why Blood Doping is Done

BBC: Banned Substances List
Story and list on what athletes can’t take.

Physio Room Sports Injury Center: Blood Doping Basics

Bloodline: Blood Doping Detection

BBC: Sports Doping Breakthrough

Anti-Doping Commission of India

Australian Sports Drug Agency: Blood Doping


Steroids and Performance-Enhancing Drugs

PubMed: Steroids
Go to this page and do a search for athletes steroids side effects. This search returns 183 articles published in medical journals on the side effects of steroid use in athletes.

SteroidLaw.com
Background on how the laws work, etc.

Psyched Online: Drugs & Athletics
Background on steroids and other banned substances.

MedStudents.com: Background on Steroids
A good quick-reference page.

Findlaw.com: Steroids and Performance-Enhancers

Findlaw.com: Other Drugs Abused by Athletes

Findlaw: History of Drug Use in Sports


Sports Medicine, Experts and Background Sites

Use the Toolbox's Expert Databases to search for experts on blood doping, sports medicine and other banned substances.

National Center for Catastrophic Sports Injury
Stats, studies and media contacts from the University of North Carolina. Includes annual reports, definitions and more.

RXlist.com
Look up details of prescription drugs.

SportsMedicine.miningco.com

National Athletic Trainers Association

Sports Medicine.com
A great one-stop portal for organizations, tips, news, etc.

American College of Sports Medicine
Good for sourcing and features a newsroom, publications, and health & fitness information sections.

SportsMed.org: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
Database of sports medicine experts, media room, updates on advances in sports medicine.

International Federation of Sports Medicine
A journal, newsletter and more.

University of Alabama: Links to Athletic Safety Associations

SX Sports Medicine
Articles, products and tips from certified trainers in all major sports.

Sports Medicine Journal

The Physician and Sports Medicine

2004 Summer Olympics: Records

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Resource Shelf: Olympic Fast Facts

Olympic Medal Winner Database

InfoPlease.com: Event-by-Event History/Facts
Easy way to look up records.

Guiness Book of World Records: Olympics
An offbeat list of Olympic records.

Olympic Medalists
Scroll down on this British track page and find links to all Summer and Winter Olympic medalists.


2004 Summer Olympics: History

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AthensGuide.org: Olympics History

Tufts University: Olympics History
An in-depth historical site built by the Tufts University Library.

CBS Sportsline: Olympics History Timeline
Call up coverage, facts, stats by year.

InfoPlease.com: Olympics Through the Years
Easy-to-use quick reference to past Games.

NationMaster.com: Olympics History Encyclopedia
Look up Games history by year.

Olympic Photo Guide: 1896-Present
Look up Games photos by year.

Wikipedia: Olympics Encyclopedia

U.S. Olympic Committee: Olympics FAQ
Basic facts and figures.

About.com: 1980 Olympics History
Background on the U.S. Boycott of the Moscow Games.


2004 Summer Olympics: About Athens

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AthensGuide.com: 2004 Games
Background on the city, maps, accomodations, etc.

Olympics Weather
Forecasts for Greek cities and venues.

About.com: Go Greece
Travel information, etc.


Athens2004 Olympic Coverage
From the Olympics website. Features, press releases, publications, etc.

NBCOlympics.com
Network covering the Games. Schedule of events, stories, etc.

USA Today Olympics Coverage

Sports Illustrated Olympics Coverage

Washington Post Olympics Coverage

Los Angles Times Olympic Coverage

ESPN.com: Olympics Home Page
Features, schedule, stories by sport, etc.

ESPN.com: Olympics News Wire
Scans the news wires for all of the latest Olympic headlines.

CBS Sportsline: Olympics News
Great list of wire stories by date.

Chicago Tribune: Athens 2004 Coverage

BBC: Olympics Coverage
Headlines, columns and more.

Topix.net: Olympics Headlines
A nice quick-reference collection of links from global publications.

About.com: Olympic News


2004 Summer Olympics Events

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Athens2004: Sports Events and Schedule
Track the games by event.

InfoPlease.com: Event-by-Event History/Facts
Easy way to look up facts about Olympic events.

Marathon History
History and records for past Olympic marathons.


2004 Summer Olympics Basics

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Athens2004
Official site of the Games. Includes tickets, accomodations, news, volunteers, services, etc.

International Olympic Committee: Athens 2004
General facts, photo gallery and news.

U.S. Olympic Committee
News, background on U.S. athletes and coaches, etc.

Athens 2004: Press Information Page
Credentials, etc.

Olympic Media Info 2004
An independent site (in several languages) with tips and updates for media covering the Games.

NBC Olympics: Olympic Schedule/Results

NBC Olympics: Olympic TV Schedule

Olympic.org: Official Site of the Olympic Movement
Background on the medals, torch, etc.

Yahoo! Olympics Directory
A great quick-reference list of links.


Salt Lake 2002
The official site of the 2002 Winter Games. Includes spectator info., shopping guide, Games programs, sports, schedules and more.

Olympic Torch Run 2002: Official Site
A great Flash presentation but it doesn't hide the fact that it's sponsored by a soda company. Some helpful information, though, as it shows the 65-day, 46-state route with dates and times the torch passes through communities.

U.S. Olympic Committee

2002 Winter Olympics Weather Support
Headed to the Games? Check out these forecasts.

Salt Lake City Tribune
Full Olympics coverage, entertainment guide, weather and more.

Sports Illustrated Special Report: Greed, Corruption Caught up With the IOC
The great 1999 story by E.M. Swift and Lester Munson on the bribery scandal in Salt Lake City. It includes a chronology from 1998-99 detailing what happened.

CNNSI: The Salt Lake Olympic Committee and the Bribery Scandal
Some stories, video and links from early in the investigation.

Slam! Sports Olympic Bribery Scandal Headlines
A great archive for quick reference. Mostly wire stories.

Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce
A rundown of civic events planned for the Games.

Park City Utah Visitor's Bureau: 2002 Olympics
Some of the skiing events will be held here.

Salt Lake City International Airport
Flight info., airport guide, etc.

Utah.com Olympics History
Background on the Winter Games' origins and how Salt Lake City landed the 2002 Olympics.

Utah State Travel and Tourism
A complete guide for anyone visiting during the Games.

UtahFacts.com
Travel, news and background information on the host city, state.

Salt Lake City Cool Attractions

Forest Service 2002 Planning
Explores the impact of the Games on the Utah environment.

CNNSI World Time Converter

CNNSI Olympics
A great guide to Salt Lake City: weather guides, nightlife, shopping, dining, ski report.

NBCOlympics.com TV Schedule

Olympics Schedule
Search by sport, date or venue.

Maps

Mapquest.com
Get lost all the time?
This will help you search by address and zip code.

Mapsonus.com
Search by address and zip code.

National Geographic's Map Machine
Maybe the best online atlas on the Web.

Geographic Encyclopedia

Maptech MapServer

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