Category: ‘London’

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...