Category: ‘2012 Summer Olympics’

Javier Gómez and Briton Jodie Stimpson Victorious at ITU World Triathlon Series Opener
April 7th, 2014 at 9:44 AM
Spain’s Javier Gómez has completed his undefeated run by winning his third race in Auckland at the International Triathlon Union World Series opener. The king of triathlons shares his reign of victory with Briton Jodie Stimpson, who triumphed in the women’s race. ***PHOTO1*** Victory for Gómez Gómez took the win from Britain’s Jonathan...

2014 Sochi Olympic Recap; United States Takes Home 28 Medals
February 24th, 2014 at 9:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** As of Sunday evening, the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics were officially over. Thousands of people cheered and applauded while fireworks lit up the Russian sky to represent the end of a 17-day celebration of global competition.  The host country, which invested $51 billion in the event, topped the 2008 Summer Games...

Lolo Jones Finds Her Way to Sochi, This Time in a Bobsled
January 20th, 2014 at 5:13 PM
Track star Lolo Jones was one hurdle away from a gold medal in the Beijing Olympics as well as just missing out on a medal in London, finishing in fourth. Many thought her chance to stand on the medal podium was all but shot, but not anymore. Jones found out Sunday night that...

Beijing Stars Bolster Olympic Legacies in 2012
August 17th, 2012 at 5:16 PM
***PHOTO1***In London, we saw the return of several stars from the Beijing Games as Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps and the American beach volleyball duo of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh all appeared for an encore performance in 2012. In 2008, the four Olympians captured the attention...

Olympic Games Basketball 101: U.S. Women Pass Toughest Test, Beat Australia in Semis
August 10th, 2012 at 1:38 PM
The U.S. women's basketball team earned a hard-fought 86-73 victory on Thursday over their international rival, Australia, to advance to the finals in London. The win was their 40th straight in Olympic competition, and the Americans will shoot for their fifth straight Olympic gold. Australia controlled the tempo of the game...