Articles Tagged with 2012 London Olympics

Missy Franklin Wins Gold In 100-Meter Backstroke

Missy Franklin Gold Medal Winner - Summer Olympics

Missy Franklin is heading into her senior year of high school and she’ll do so as a 17-year-old Olympic champion in the 100-meter backstroke. With a bit smile on her face and a nervous appearance the high school told a group of reporters after her win “I don’t like being up here alone.” The American… Read more »

Olympic Committee Wants Fans To Stop Tweeting, Texting

2012 London Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has asked fans attending Olympic events to slow down or stop tweeting all together. The IOC made its request because a large amount of mobile use is causing major data connection issues. The overloaded network caused major problems for men’s road cycling coverage on Saturday as problems with an overloaded… Read more »

Hope Solo Will Not Be Punished For Tweet Outburst

Hope Solo Not Being Punished over Tweets

Hope Solo will not be punished for her recent Twitter outburst after meeting with the coach and captains of the U.S. women’s soccer team on Sunday. The tweets sent by Solo criticized former U.S. player Brandi Chastain’s commentary during the team’s 3-0 win over Colombia on Saturday. Coach Pia Sundhage said of the Sunday meeting:… Read more »

US Women’s Gymnastics Cruise Through Qualifying Round

US Womens Gymnastics 2012 London Olympics

The U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team lived up to the hype as this years favorite to win the overall event while World champion favorite Jordyn Wieber failed to impress, missing out on the all-around final after finishing behind Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas. The team as a whole finished with a final score of 181.863, 11… Read more »

Kimberly Rhode Wins Skeet Shooting Gold For Team USA, Sets Record

Kimberly Rhodes Wins US Gold Medal At 2012 London Olympics

Kimberly Rhode became the first American to take home an individual-sport medal in five consecutive Olympics after she claimed the gold medal in women’s skeet shooting on Sunday afternoon. Even more impressive was Rhode’s ability to tie an Olympic record with 99 points. Rhode began competing in the skeet competition as a teenager when she… Read more »

Ye Shiwen Wins 400-Meter Gold For China In World Record Setting Time

Ye Shiwen Wins Olympic Gold

China’s Ye Shiwen had plenty to celebrate late Saturday night after she not only won the 400-meter individual medley, but did so in world record-setting time. The 16-year-old swimmer was the first Olympian to set a world record in the Olympic pool in 2012 and she did so after training fellow competitor Elizabeth Beisel. The… Read more »

Team USA Holds Off Argentina, Kevin Durant Knocks Down 27

Team USA 2012 Beats Argentina

Wearing throwback jersey’s from the 1992 Dream Team the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team on Sunday held off Argentina to claim an 86-80 victory in an exhibition game leading up to the 2012 London Olympics. Team USA was led by Kevin Durant who pulled down 27 points followed by Kobe Bryant who added 18 and… Read more »