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Looking Ahead to Sochi, Shaun White Pulls Himself from X Games
January 23rd, 2014 at 9:34 PM
With the Sochi Olympics just weeks away, star snowboarder Shaun White has decided to not compete in the X Games in Aspen, Colorado and focus on preparations for the Winter Olympics.  ***PHOTO1*** White has been a competitor in the X Games since 2002 and has won a grand total of 18 medal, including...

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...

Olympic Games Track and Field 101: Bolt Goes ‘Double-Double’, U.S. Men Add to Medal Count
August 10th, 2012 at 1:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** In case anyone had any doubt, Usain Bolt indeed completed the first ever Olympic track ‘double-double’ on Thursday night, earning the 200-meter gold with a time of 19.32  to go with his 100-meter gold from Tuesday. Bolt also took gold with world-record times in both events at the 2008 Beijing...

Olympic Games Water Polo 101: U.S. Women Upgrade to Gold in Fourth Olympiad
August 9th, 2012 at 11:52 PM
***PHOTO2*** The U.S. women's water polo team finally justified their reign as the top nation in the sport, winning their first gold medal in Olympic competition with an 8-2 victory over Spain on Thursday night in London. American center back Maggie Steffens was the star of the match, matching Spain's total goal...

Olympic Games Soccer 101: U.S. Women Avenge World Cup Defeat, Take Gold from Japan
August 9th, 2012 at 1:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** The 2011 World Cup loss left the U.S. women's soccer team in emotional shock and shambles. According to captain Abby Wambach, there was an insatiable team desire to not only dominate the following Olympics, but get that win back from Japan. Both opportunities presented themselves on Thursday night, and the...

Olympic Games Women Soccer 101: U.S. WINS!!!! SWEET REDEMPTION as GOLD is EARNED!
August 9th, 2012 at 1:52 PM
London- Around this time last year, the U.S. Women's soccer team experienced a bitter defeat to Japan in the final of the World Cup at Wembley Stadium.  This year after a thrilling match, which was both physical and tactical on both sides, the U.S. experiences sweet redemption.  More than that...

Olympic Games Track and Field 101: Allyson Felix Finally Gets Her “Baby”, Usain Bolt Breezes to 200M Final
August 9th, 2012 at 1:32 PM
***PHOTO1*** As the final week of Olympic competition wraps up, athletes from around the world take advantage of years, even decades, of hard work in events that last could last as little as 10 seconds. Fortunately for some U.S. athletes, that hard work culminated in a trip to the medal stand. In...

Olympic Games Volleyball 101: Treanor and Walsh Earn Three-Peat on the Beach in All-American Final
August 9th, 2012 at 11:50 AM
***PHOTO2*** Kerri Walsh and Misty-May Treanor completed an Olympic beach volleyball three-peat on Wednesday in London, defeating fellow countrywomen Jenny Kessi and April Ross in the prime-time championship match 21-16, 21-16 for their third gold medal. The match was contested in the first set, but not close in the second. Walsh and...

Olympic Games Volleyball 101: U.S. Men’s Team Ousted in Quarters
August 9th, 2012 at 11:00 AM
The U.S. men's volleyball team suffered a 3-0 quarterfinal defeat to Italy on Wednesday in London, ending the squad's medal hopes for these Olympics after winning gold in Beijing in 2008. After the U.S. led 18-15 midway through the first set, the momentum slowly began to swing into the Italians' favor....

Olympic Games Wrestling 101: Clarissa Kyoko Mei Ling Chun Earns Bronze for U.S.
August 9th, 2012 at 9:10 AM
In the 48 kg (105 lbs) weight class, Clarissa Kyoko Mei Ling Chun of the U.S. defeated the Ukraine's Irini Merlini in the freestyle, bronze-medal match Wednesday at the London Olympics. Chun avenged a defeat to Merlini in the same medal match in Beijing four years ago. Chun attacked just before...

Olympic Games Field Hockey 101: Trip to London Ends as USA Women Get Blown Out Against South Africa
August 6th, 2012 at 3:29 PM
Monday afternoon's game between the US and South Africa was between two teams looking to end their Olympic journey to London on a high note by winning the last game of preliminary play in Group B. South Africa ended up being the team on that high note as they defeated...

Olympic Games 101: Morgan’s Heroics in Last Seconds Lift USA to Gold Medal Match
August 6th, 2012 at 2:33 PM
The United States women's national soccer team may be asking itself what year and what competition it is playing in after a near mirror last second extra time win in another semifinal match. Forward Alex Morgan in the 123rd minute netted a header that pushed the United States ahead of Canada...

Olympic Games Tennis 101: Andy Murray Defends Home Court, Wins Olympic Gold
August 5th, 2012 at 8:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Andy Murray has yet to win a Grand Slam, but on Sunday afternoon in London, he finally did something worthy of Great Britain's adoration: the Scot defeated the legendary Swiss player Roger Federer 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 to win his first Olympic gold for his home nation. The scene was quite different...

Olympic Games Tennis 101: Serena Williams Completes First ‘Golden Slam’ in Women’s Tennis, Wins Olympic Gold
August 5th, 2012 at 4:34 PM
***PHOTO1*** Serena Williams firmly established herself in a league of her own Saturday afternoon in London, defeating Russia's Maria Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 in the women's singles final to win her first Olympic gold in that category. Williams seemed to prefer playing Sharapova initially after her quarterfinal victory over Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark,...

Olympic Games 101: Men’s 100m Final Lives up to the Hype
August 5th, 2012 at 2:04 PM
Usain Bolt, the man known as the fastest on the planet, again showed why this is the case with a gold medal defense in the men's 100m final Sunday. Bolt of Jamaica eclipsed his 2008 time in Beijing, setting a new Olympic record at 9.63 seconds to win gold once again....

Olympic Games 101: Swimming Concludes; USA Easily Top Medal Winner
August 4th, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Swimming at the 2012 London Olympics wrapped up Saturday with the final four events awarding its gold medals, no doubt left to which country was the dominant force and the greatest Olympic champion ever possibly winning gold one final time. The United States finished as the top medal winner with 30...

Olympic Games Tennis 101: Andy Murray Wins Battle of Golden Retrievers, Advances to Final
August 3rd, 2012 at 10:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** Great Britain's Andy Murray won a closely-contested, 7-5, 7-5 battle against Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Friday in London, giving him his first chance at an Olympic gold medal in front of his home nation. Four weeks after losing to Swiss player Roger Federer in his first Wimbledon's final appearance, Andy...

Olympic Games Tennis 101: Serena Williams Cruises to Women’s Olympic Final
August 3rd, 2012 at 7:20 PM
***PHOTO1*** U.S. women's tennis star Serena Williams easily disposed of WTA-ranked and Olympic-seeded No. 1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Friday in London, with a final score of 6-1, 6-2. Williams was all business from the onset, showing a menacing glare across the court before taking the opening game with three aces....

Olympic Games Boxing 101: Momentary, but Historic Mood Killer. U.S. Men Eliminated
August 3rd, 2012 at 6:03 PM
London- In what has been a great time to be an Olympian representing the U.S.A. these past few days, in the realm of boxing it has not.  ***PHOTO1*** What started off as an impressive start, beginning the tournament 4-0 winning streak, went on to become 0-7 losing streak and then today a...

Olympic Games Swimming 101: Americans Dominate with Three Golds, Five Medals in Four Events
August 3rd, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Red, white, and blue were the colors that could not be missed Friday at the Olympic swimming pool. The United States won gold in three of the day's four event finals that included one the youngest and one of the greatest Olympic champions ever both being victorious. Missy Franklin of the United...