Articles Tagged with 2012 London Olympics

Tyson Gay Heartbroken After Disappointing 100m Dash Finish

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Tyson Gay may hold the American record for the fastest 100-meter dash at 9.69 seconds, but that fact wasn’t enough to console him after failing to earn a medal by a mere one hundredth of a second during Sunday’s 100-meter Olympic dash event. Despite having an impressive track record, Gay failed to earn any medals… Read more »

Sanya Richards-Ross Wins 400-Meter Gold

Sanya Richards-Ross Wins In London

She lost steam and eventually took the Bronze during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing but Saya Richards-Ross didn’t sputter out this time around, pulling ahead of her competition to win gold in the 400-meter dash with a final time of 49.55 seconds. Unlike her last opportunity Richards-Ross managed to pick up speed heading into… Read more »

Andy Murray Falls Federer, Wins Olympic Gold

Andy Murray Wins Olympic Gold

Andy Murray has lost three of his last four grand slam titles to Roger Federer, a streak that came to an end on Sunday morning as the Scotsman managed to blow by Federer in three straight sets. Murray dominated Roger 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in front of a crowd made up largely of supporters from his… Read more »

Serena And Venus Williams Win Olympic Gold

Serena and Venus Win Olympic Gold

Serena and Venus Williams have one again won Olympic Gold, this time playing on the familiar Wimbledon courts where they have racked up numerous grand slam titles. The win comes just one day after Serena won singles gold. The sisters defeated the Czech Republic’s Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka with a final score of 6-4,… Read more »

Oscar Pistorius, Double Amputee, Advances to 400m Semi-Finals

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Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee from South Africa, was going to make history whether or not he won the men’s 400 meter race at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday morning–Pistorius was to be the first amputee to compete in track at the Olympics. Now, Pistorius can count himself not only as the first amputee compete,… Read more »

Michael Phelps Could Take Very Different Role In 2016 Summer Olympics

Michael Phelps To Announce At Olympics

Michael Phelps might be retiring after the 2012 London Games but that doesn’t mean he won’t return with a very different role in 2016. According to several sources network executives are attempting to lure Phelps into an Olympic announcer role. Phelps will leave the 2012 London Olympics as the most decorated athlete of all-time. A… Read more »

Badminton Scandal: Eight Women Disqualified For Throwing Matches

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The field for Olympic Badminton gold just got a little smaller. Four teams, consisting of eight athletes, were disqualified from the 2012 London Olympics today by the Badminton World Federation for deliberately trying to lose their matches. Indonesia, China, and two teams from South Korea were disqualified. IOC spokesman Mark Adams said: ”We applaud the… Read more »

Destinee Hooker, U.S. Olympian, Is Extremely Proud Of Her Name

Destinee Hooker at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Destinee Hooker, the U.S. Olympic volleyball player whose team is currently undefeated at the time of this writing, isn’t a stranger to having individuals make fun of her name. The athlete has been dealing with people and their immature remarks since she was a child, and apparently the jokes have continued well into adulthood. However,… Read more »