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.

The Literariness of the Olympics

Sports and literature seem to fall on different ends of the spectrum - one cerebral, the other physical. But as a spectator of all sports, I find the arc of a good game as thematic as a good book.

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.

U.S. Catapults Into Medal Lead, Tied With China at 18 Golds

Allison Schmitt, Rebecca Soni, Michael Phelps, Gabby Douglas, Kayla Harrison, and more win gold medals for the U.S.A. at the Olympics today - bringing the American medal count to 37.

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.

Michael Phelps Officially Winningest Olympian in History

At the end of today's events, Michael Phelps now is officially the winningest Olympian of all time with 19 medals - 15 of those being gold. Read on for more Olympic updates.

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.

17 Medals, 5 Golds - Team U.S.A. Continues to Perform

The medals continue to rack up for the U.S.A. 17 medals so far, 5 of them gold. For a quick recap of the events and upcoming events to watch out for, read on.

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