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29 medals equals US success on track

LONDON (AP) - The U.S. track team came up just short.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics

US men wins gold, beat Spain 107-100

LONDON (AP) - This was no Dream Team. This was reality.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics

Olympics come to rocking end

LONDON (AP) - With a little British pomp and a lot of British pop, London brought the curtain down on a glorious Olympic Games on Sunday in a spectacular, technicolor pageant of landmarks, lightshows and lots of fun.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics

Olympic Highlights

► Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda rounded a corner with three miles left and simply took off, turning the last mile into a victory lap as he easily captured the marathon, along with the first medal for Uganda at the London Games. He won in 2 hours, 8 minutes, 1 second as he pulled away from the Kenyan duo of Abel Kirui and Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang. Kirui ended up with the silver while Kipsang held on for bronze just ahead of American Meb Keflezighi.

August 12, 2012 | | Olympics

Felix, Jeter help US break record

LONDON (AP) - Eyeing the trackside clock as she approached the finish line, Carmelita Jeter pointed the black baton in her left hand at those bright orange numbers.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

Modern version features biathlon-style event

LONDON (AP) - The modern pentathlon kicks off this final Olympic weekend with fencing, swimming, horseback riding and, for the first time, a combined biathlon-style running and shooting event aimed at making the competition shorter and more dynamic.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

Red welt over eye, Olympic gold in hand

LONDON (AP) - You wouldn't know by watching Jordan Burroughs that Americans can't fight anymore.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

Women's boxing looks to grow after Olympic debut

LONDON (AP) - Women's boxing was a big hit in its first Olympics.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

Brazil, Russia earn spots in volleyball final

LONDON (AP) - Brazil defeated Italy in straight sets in men's Olympic volleyball Friday, earning its third consecutive trip to the gold-medal match, this time against Russia.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

Mexico looking for perfect game in final

LONDON (AP) - Mexico coach Luis Fernando Tena thinks his team will need an "almost perfect" game to pull off an upset against Brazil in the men's Olympic football final on Saturday.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

US heading for win over China

LONDON (AP) - With a surge of medals in track and field, the United States has sprinted ahead of China and is poised to finish atop the medals table at the London Olympics - maybe with the most golds ever collected by the Americans on foreign soil.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics


- With Justin Gatlin running the anchor leg of the 4x100 relay, the U.S. broke a 20-year-old national record in its preliminary round, finishing in 37.38 seconds - a hundredth of a second faster than Jamaica competing without Usain Bolt. The record, set in 1992 with Carl Lewis running the anchor leg, was 37.40. In Saturday's final, Bolt will run the anchor leg, while Nesta Carter, Michael Frater and 100 and 200 runner-up Yohan Blake will run in the first three spots, as they did in the preliminaries.

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

US men beat Argentina 109-83 hoops

LONDON (AP) - LeBron James turned away from his teammates gathered in the center circle and waved to the fans as if to say: "See you Sunday."

August 10, 2012 | | Olympics

US women win 1st gold in water polo

LONDON (AP) - The United States won its first gold medal in women's water polo, getting five goals from Maggie Steffens and a sterling performance from goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong to cruise to an 8-5 win over Spain on Thursday.

August 09, 2012 | | Olympics

US women's soccer gold gets grand stage

WEMBLEY, England (AP) - The game was nearly as grand as the stage, in doubt until the last seconds and so important that the winning country's commander in chief was following it back home. Across town, Usain Bolt was doing in London what he did in Beijing, but for 80,203 people at Wembley Stadium and the two best women's soccer teams in the world, this was their Olympic moment.

August 09, 2012 | | Olympics

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Articles by Section - Olympics

7 Russian swimmers to miss Rio Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) - Seven Russian swimmers have been barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, including three linked to recent allegations of a major doping cover-up ...

July 26, 2016 | | Olympics

Durant heads to new home with Team USA

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Even in a jersey with "USA" on the chest, Kevin Durant got some boos at Staples Center on Sunday night.

July 25, 2016 | | Olympics

IOC leaders stop short of complete ban on Russians

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - Rejecting calls by anti-doping officials for a complete ban on Russia, Olympic leaders on Sunday gave individual sports federations the task of ...

July 24, 2016 | | Olympics

US Basketball team opens camp in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Coach Mike Krzyzewski got his first glimpse at the new-look U.S. national team, as the team opened camp at UNLV with ...

July 19, 2016 | | Olympics

Sydney the kid’s whirlwind summer culminates at Rio Games

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Sydney McLaughlin is running with a fast crowd these days. The 16-year-old sprinter and hurdler heads to the Rio Olympics as the ...

July 14, 2016 | | Olympics


SAN JOSE (AP) - The girls will come in, often wide-eyed and eager, to get a feel for what the typical day of an elite gymnast ...

July 10, 2016 | | Olympics

The 5th Olympics may mean the most yet for Phelps

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Michael Phelps surged to the wall, and then whipped around to spot his time.

June 30, 2016 | | Olympics

Tolman places 29th in 1st U.S. Olympic Trials appearance

OMAHA, Neb. - Sierra High graduate Scott Tolman competed in the 200-meter breaststroke in the U.S. Olympic Team Trials Wednesday at CenturyLink Center, finishing third ...

June 30, 2016 | | Olympics


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