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Michael Phelps has accumulated so much precious metal, he could rent a wing at Ft. Knox. With his gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay, Phelps set an all-time record with his 19th Olympic medal (15 of them of the gold variety, and nine of those 15...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Olympics
The proceedings in the Aquatic Center have been a little hit or miss for Team USA, but there are plenty more opportunities for medals as swimming continues to dominate the early schedule. Today's Fab Five, which will highlight NBC's prime-time...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Olympics
Some of the top Olympic finals will be held over the next week, starting with Thursday's 200m backstroke and concluding on August 9th when the men's decathlon. All eyes will be on Usain Bolt on August 5th as he goes for gold in the 100m dash. Can...
chalifour.eric
1 year ago
Olympics
Call her The Natural. In her first Olympic Games, Missy Franklin, a giggly 17-year-old high schooler from Colorado, has already shown an uncanny ability to flip the switch when the lights come on and transition into steely veteran with a killer...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Olympics
Misty May-Treanor, right, of the U.S. looks on as  teammate Kerri Walsh digs out a ball during the beach volleyball match against Czech Republic at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London. The beach volleyball matches,...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Olympics
Today's Fab Five, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern: 1. Men's 200m Butterfly Another night, another shot at history for Phelps, who will be going for his third straight gold medal in this event. No Ryan...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Olympics
Jordyn Wieber did not qualify for the women’s gymnastics individual all-around competition at the 2012 London Olympics. Despite finishing with the fourth-highest score during qualifying, the reigning World Champion and favorite to win Olympic...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Olympics
The most poignant image of the London Games thus far: NBC's interviews with U.S. gymnasts Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas while team linchpin and gold medal favorite Jordyn Wieber sobbed in the background, her dream of individual all-around gold...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Olympics
Okay, NBC. We'll play along. All during the Olympics, we'll be presenting a rundown of the essential, can't-miss events — according to when they'll be broadcast on NBC. (We don't sanction watching the Olympics at work, but there are streaming...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Olympics
London Olympics 2012 Photo of the Day American gymnast Gabrielle Douglas eyes perfection on the uneven bars during the team portion of the women's gymnastics competition. Her stellar performance ultimately earned her a spot on the...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics: What to Watch, July 27 The Opening Ceremony Time: 7:30 pm Eastern (tape delay), NBC Years of preparation and months of hype are finally giving way to actual competition, but today's highlight is undoubtedly the...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Olympics
As we head into the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, we take a moment to look back at the gold medal-winning dominance of the United States over the past five games. Here's a look at how the U.S., China, Russia and other countries stack up in the...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
Olympics
The majority of the 2008 Beijing Olympics “Redeem Team” — the gold medal squad led by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul — returns to defend its global roundball crown. This time, the team will also include Kevin Durant,...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
Olympics
Numbers do not lie.  With 2296 cumulative medals in the Summer Olympics, the United States is irrefutably the most dominant participating country in the history of the Olympic Games.  Despite this, there are events in which the U.S. has...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Olympics
The official 2012 London Olympic headshots have to be seen to be believed. And even then, they don’t seem real. Here’s a few of the world’s worst photos of the world’s finest athletes. Michael Phelps USA Swimming The 14-time Olympic gold...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Millions of viewers around the world will be glued to their TV sets watching popular events such as basketball, gymnastics and swimming. But there are some sports, historically and today, that...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Olympics
The 2012 Summer Olympics are just around the corner. Millions of viewers around the world will be glued to their TV sets watching popular events such as basketball, gymnastics and swimming. But there are some sports, historically and today, that...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Olympics
Eleven future Hall of Famers — Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Chris Mullin and Clyde Drexler — and one college kid, Duke’s Christian Laettner...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
Olympics
Eleven future Hall of Famers — Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Chris Mullin and Clyde Drexler — and one college kid, Duke’s Christian Laettner...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
Olympics
For these former 11 Olympians, being famous for their athletic efforts at the games just wasn't enough. Herschel Walker Everyone remembers the former running back as one of the great sports icons of the 1980s; Walker finished in the top three...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Olympics
Before the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, Doug Collins was invited to speak to the U.S. men’s basketball team at a Las Vegas training camp. Collins talked about his experience at the 1972 Games in Munich. A tape was shown to the eventual 2008 gold...
Patrick Snow
1 year ago
Olympics
Olympians over 30 years old are often overshadowed by teen sensations and twenty-somethings. But the 2012 London Olympics will have plenty of older, wiser and more accomplished athletes to watch at the Games of the XXX Olympiad. Here are 10 such...
Nathan Rush
1 year ago
Olympics
Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte are two of the most decorated, dominant swimmers in U.S. history. Rivals in the pool and friends out of it, they’re poised to take their personal rivalry to London for the 2012 Olympic Games, where they’ll showcase...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Olympics
Could the 2012 Team USA beat the 1992 Dream Team? Kobe Bryant thinks so, but Michael Jordan laughs at the idea. First things first, this year’s squad must win the gold medal — and do so in historic style — in order to challenge the throne. Here...
Nathan Rush
2 years ago
Olympics
Long before she was trending on Twitter and spiking ratings for HBO, Lolo Jones was one hurdle away from achieving her lifelong dream of winning an Olympic gold medal. But Jones — who entered the 100-meter hurdles final in the 2008 Beijing...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago

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