london olympics

Athlete Journal: Holley Mangold, Entry 15 - My Olympic Games Experience

Holley talks in detail about her Olympic experience and what it was like to attempt her lifts with painful, torn ligaments in her wrist. Just like Holley, though, she already is aiming for 2016.

U.S. Dominates 2012 London Olympic Games

It's victory for the U.S. on the final day of the Olympics, with a final overall medal count of 104 and a gold medal count of 46! Today was a great day for men's and women's basketball and wrestling.

Athlete Journal: Holley Mangold, Entry 14 - The Big Day Happened

Holley competed this past Sunday in London - she finished 10th, despite having torn ligaments in her wrist two days prior to leaving for London. Holley's now having a blast at the events!

U.S. Women's Soccer Wins Gold and Lightning (Bolt) Strikes Twice

U.S. women win soccer gold, Claressa Shields becomes the first gold medalist in middleweight women's boxing, and nobody can keep up with Usain Bolt.

U.S. Regains Medal Lead with 81 Medals Total

Allyson Felix, Misty May-Treanor, and Kerry Walsh Jennings win gold. Other U.S. athletes are positioned to medal in boxing and decathlon. The U.S. officially passes China for the overall medal lead.

China Pads Both Overall and Gold Medal Lead; U.S. Still Within Reach

More gymnastics medals and both the men's and women's basketball teams keep moving forward. A huge mistake in water polo is rectified by the skills of the team. Read on for the day's medal count.

Day 10 Olympic Updates: U.S. Women's Soccer Team Advances to Final

U.S. women's soccer advances to the final round, Jenn Suhr wins gold in pole vault, and three women advance in the 100m hurdle competition. Read on for more Olympic updates.

Day 9: China and U.S. Still Neck and Neck in the Medals Race

Although China edged into the lead on the medal count today, there were some impressive performances by U.S. athletes, including the first gold medal in track and field.

Phelps Goes Out a Winner

The U.S. stays in the lead as Michael Phelps makes his grand finale, plus other gold medals in tennis, track and field, and men's basketball.

Phelps Wins Another Gold While Franklin Breaks a World Record

Michael Phelps ends his Olympic career with 21 medals (17 of them gold), while Missy Franklin sets a new world record, beating out a time set in one of the banned bodysuits by Kristy Coventry.

China Regains Medal Lead, U.S. Close Behind

Kristin Armstrong wins the cycling time trial. Lochte and Phelps both qualify for the 200m individual medley swim event. And one Williams sister loses, while the other continues on.

Bearer of the Flag: Two-Time Olympic Champion Mariel Zagunis Goes For Gold Again

Do you know anything about the Olympian that was chosen to carry the flag in the 2012 Opening Ceremony? Learn all about two-time Gold medalist in women's sabre fencing, Mariel Zagunis.

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