USA Overwhelms Argentina, 109-83, to Advance to Men’s Basketball Final

Five different U.S. players scored double-digit points as USA overwhelmed Argentina, 109-83, on Aug. 10 in the men’s basketball semifinals of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Forward Kevin Durant led all U.S. scorers...

USA Women Basketball Holds Off Australia for Fifth Straight Gold Medal Finals Appearance

The U.S. National women’s basketball team advanced to their fifth straight Olympic gold medal finals game after defeating Australia, 86-73, in a semifinal game Aug. 9 during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. The...

Bolt Defends 200-meter Crown, Wins Fifth Total Gold Medal

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold in the 200-meter dash on Aug. 9, becoming the first man to ever win back-to-back Olympic Gold medals in both the 100- and 200-meter races. Bolt’s time of...

A New Olympic Princess Vaults Her Way into America’s Marketplace

Gabrielle Douglas, a16-year-old Black gymnast with a dazzling smile and pixie-like moves, is vaulting from the 2012 Olympic Games into the high stakes world of product endorsements with the same grace and apparent effortlessness...

Brittney Reese Becomes Second U.S. Woman to Win Olympic Medal in Long Jump

American long-jumper Brittney Reese, the four-time reigning world champion in her event, just added a gold medal to her list of accomplishments by winning the long jump in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in...

Felix Wins Gold in 200-Meter, while Merritt Wins 110-Meter Hurdles

All Alyson Felix could think about four years ago was today. The Los Angeles, Calif. native was favored to win the women’s 200-meter race during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing but instead finished...

Kobe’s 20 Points Leads USA Past Australia to the Semifinals

Guard Kobe Bryant led the way with 20 points in 20 minutes played as the U.S. national men’s basketball team ripped Australia, 119-86, to reach the semifinals of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in...

U.S. Runners Harper and Wells Take Silver, Bronze in Women’s 100-Meter Hurdles

African-American hurdler Dawn Harper won silver in the women’s 100-meter hurdles race on Aug. 7 during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. She finished just ahead of Kellie Wells, another African-American hurdler for...

Team USA Beats Brazil, 80-69, in Olympics Warm-Up Game

Miami Heat star forward LeBron James scored 30 points, 14 of them in the fourth quarter alone, as the U.S. national men’s basketball team beat Brazil, 80-69, in an international exhibition contest played on...

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