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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 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 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...

Two Swimming World Records Fall; USA Wins Event for First Time in 24 Years in Slimmest of Margin
August 1st, 2012 at 1:25 PM
Three women's finals highlighted Wednesday's swimming in London which saw two world records and three Olympic records set, as well as close a finish as possible in the lone men's final. The evening session began with a new world record in the men's 200m breaststroke. Hungary's Daniel Gyurta came in at...

Tuesday’s U.S. Olympic Medals and Medalists; Four More Gold, 23 Medals in Total
July 31st, 2012 at 4:32 PM
After another amazing day of Olympic events, the United States is tied with China in total medals, with 23, and has reduced the gold-gap to four. The Americans picked up their sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth gold medal today and Michael Phelps became the winningest Olympian in history; altogether, a good...

Youngest Ever Gold Medal Winner Set; Two Golds for the United States on Third Day of Swimming
July 30th, 2012 at 1:17 PM
Amongst four finals in the third day of Olympic swimming Monday included history being made in the sport's youngest gold medalist. 15-year-old Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania won the women's 100m breaststroke, holding off Rebecca Soni of the United States down the stretch by .08 seconds to set the new age record....

France Gets Revenge Against U.S. in Men’s Relay, Jordyn Wieber Out of All-Around Final
July 30th, 2012 at 7:03 AM
Four years ago the United States completed a remarkable upset of France in the men's 400 relay. After behind down a full body length, Jason Lezak swam the fastest 100 meters in history at 46.06 seconds to complete the come-from-behind, upset gold medal for the United States. On Sunday in London,...

United States Olympic Medal Count: Eleven Total, Three Gold
July 29th, 2012 at 5:57 PM
The United States is currently second in both total medals and total gold medals, with eleven and three respectfully. China leads all nations with twelve total and six gold medals.  Ryan Lochte is leading the way for the U.S. early on, grabbing a gold in the 400-meter individual medley and silver in the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay....

Record Book Rewritten in Second Day of Swimming
July 29th, 2012 at 1:21 PM
A busy Sunday in the pool saw some of the fastest times ever recorded, the United States' medal dominance continue and revenge for one of the 2008 Olympic games most exciting moments. In the first medal race Sunday, Dana Vollmer of the United States set a new world record in taking...

First Four Swimming Medals Awarded; USA Win First Gold, Big Day for China
July 28th, 2012 at 1:18 PM
The Michael Phelps against Ryan Lochte rivalry has been the main focus of swimming heading into the 2012 Olympic Games, but to have a rivalry, it probably needs to be competitive. Lochte stormed ahead of the competition in the men's 400m individual medley to easily win gold with a time of...

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte Rivalry Heats up in Omaha
July 5th, 2012 at 5:30 PM
Ryan Lochte has lived in Michael Phelps’ shadow…until now. On the opening day of the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, Lochte beat Phelps in their first head-to-head final in the 400-meter individual medley (IM) by a comfortable .83 seconds. Four years ago, it was the other way around with...