Olympics Articles

Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings won their third straight gold medal in beach volleyball on Wednesday night in London, defeating fellow Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy in straight sets, 21–16, 21–16. The two best friends won...
Nathan Rush
4 years ago
Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 9, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern: 1. Men's 200m Finals This 19-second thrill ride offers Usain Bolt another occasion to state his case as history's greatest sprinter. After...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
1.  Phelps Becomes Most Decorated Olympic Athlete in History Even with all the question marks surrounding Michael Phelps and his purported laziness in training heading into the London Olympics, it was still a foregone conclusion that the...
Athlon Sports
4 years ago
America's sweetheart, Lolo Jones, failed to medal in the 100-meter hurdles, finishing fourth as the rain fell in London. The result was especially painful for Jones, who was seeking redemption after tripping over the ninth of ten hurdles with the...
Nathan Rush
4 years ago
Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 8, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern: 1. Women's 200m Finals The U.S. Big Three in the women's sprints — Carmelita Jeter, who won silver in the 100m; Sanya Richards-Ross, gold...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
It was a thrilling day for the U.S. women on the pitch at Old Trafford. Here, the Americans celebrate Abby Wambach's goal that tied the match with Canada 3-3. Alex Morgan's header in extra time would give the U.S. the win.
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Recently we put together a post on the 25 Twitter Accounts Every Summer Olympics Fan Should Follow. Unfortunately, we missed perhaps the greatest Olympic tweeter yet—Samuel L. Jackson. The actor goes full-on in his curse-filled reaction to the US...
Rich McVey
4 years ago
Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 6, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern: 1. Women's Gymnastics - Uneven Bars Final All-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas guns for her second gold of these games in the uneven...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts to his win in the men's 100-meter final with his signature pose in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012. Bolt set an Olympic record with a time of 9.63 to earn his second...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for August 3. • Several MLB Facebook accounts were hacked yesterday, and Yankees fans received a strange message regarding Derek Jeter. • Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee...
Patrick Snow
4 years ago
Another packed day — Phelps' farewell, the all-out sprint of the 50m, the start of track and field, and much more. Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 3, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern: 1. Men's 100m Butterfly...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Brazil’s 20-year-old samba sensation Neymar is a rock star in shin guards. Clearly the premier footballer at the London Olympics, the electrifying striker entered the tournament surrounded by unchecked hype. Legendary Brazilian star Pele set...
Nathan Rush
4 years ago
Carmelo Anthony of Team USA drives to the basket past Nigeria's Derrick Obasohan during a record-setting afternoon at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, in London. Anthony had 37 points in a 156-73 win. The 83-point margin of victory...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Previewing the Men’s 100m Dash The men’s 100m dash is arguably the highest profile event during the Olympics and the most watched 10 seconds in all of sports.  The winner earns the label “world’s fastest man” and instant stardom. ...
chalifour.eric
4 years ago
U.S. rowers Mary Whipple, Caryn Davies, Caroline Lind, Eleanor Logan, Meghan Musnicki, Taylor Ritzel, Esther Lofgren, Zsuzsanna Francia and Erin Cafaro celebrate after winning the gold medal for the women's rowing eight in Eton Dorney, near...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Gabby and Aly, Rafalca and our last glimpse of Lochte vs. Phelps highlight today's slate from London. Here's the Fab Five for Aug. 2, which will highlight NBC's prime-time schedule starting at 8 pm Eastern: 1. Women's Gymnastics Individual...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
Rick Reilly of ESPN has unleashed a Twitter debate today over a timely topic: Is Michael Phelps a slam-dunk choice as the greatest Olympian of all time? Swimming commenter Rowdy Gaines says it's not even a debate, while Reilly points to the...
Rob Doster
4 years ago
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
4 years ago
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
4 years ago
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
4 years ago
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
4 years ago
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
4 years ago
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
4 years ago
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
4 years ago
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
4 years ago

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