Olympic Games

Meet the Secret Group Earning $8 Billion From the Olympics

The secretive group that runs the Olympics is expected to earn a record $8 billion in the 2009-2012 quadrennial cycle, according to Sportcal. Formed to promote "Olympism," the International Olympic Committee doesn't get rich off the Games, but they do enjoy themselves.

How the IRS Takes the Gold After the Olympics

Team USA's biggest winner of the London Olympic Games may be the IRS. Our Olympic medalists will rake in handsome rewards for representing their country, but they will also have to give a chunk back to Uncle Sam in taxes -- even though they earned the cash overseas.

The 6 Best Apps for the 2012 Olympics

There are nearly 150 Apple apps relating to the Olympics, many involving a social media component to engage fans, and all aimed at enhancing your spectator experience. Which are the best? TheStreet recommends these six.

Olympic Fool's Gold: Don't Fall for Phony London 2012 Souvenirs

U.K. officials are warning tourists traveling to the Olympics to be cautious in their purchases of Olympic-themed merchandise: Police have already seized thousands of pounds of counterfeit Olympic items at ports and airports, ranging from lighters to T-shirts to totes.

Last-Minute London Olympics Trips Won't Cost All Your Gold

If you haven't made your plans to travel to the 2012 Olympic Games in London yet, don't despair. It's still possible -- and you don't have to pay inflated prices or meet a shady character in an alley to partake in the festivities.

Olympic Chief Bites Tongue on McDonalds, Coke Sponsorships

Jacques Rogge, head of the International Olympic Committee has backed off his criticism of London 2012 sponsors Coke and McDonald's as promoting unhealthy behaviors and obesity. But with the fat sponsorship contracts at stake, did he really have any choice?

Take Home the Gold: How to Invest in Olympic Collectibles

In theory, Olympic mementos seem like a good investment. After all, there will be only one 2012 London Olympics, and the souvenirs created for it will never be made again. But how much Olympic swag will actually increase in value over the years?

Olympic Swimmer Amanda Beard's New Sport: Author

She won three Olympic medals for swimming when she was only 14 years old, has posed for Playboy, and struggled with drugs and eating disorders. Now Amanda Beard is telling her story and the release of her new memoir will hopefully coincide with her bid to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.