Rio

The 2012 London Summer Olympics are down to the Closing Ceremonies (which are underway in London as I write this post, but won’t be aired on tv for a few hours here).  All 302 victory ceremonies have taken place, with the last gold medal of these Games being awarded to Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania in the… More Rio

Survival

In Olympic news yesterday, the USA women’s relay team took the 4x100m relay gold medal, setting a new world record of 40.82 seconds.  The Russian synchronized swimming team held onto their title, winning gold in that event.  The US men’s basketball team will face Spain for the gold medal round, having defeated Argentina yesterday.  Columbia’s… More Survival

Beijing Welcomes You

In Olympic news yesterday, the US women’s football (soccer) team defeated Japan to win their third consecutive Olympic gold medal.  Jamaican runner Usain Bolt took gold in the 200m sprint event, just days after winning his third consecutive gold in the men’s 100m event.  Bolt is now the first man to ever win the sprint… More Beijing Welcomes You

Oceania

In Olympics news yesterday, the US won seven medals in track and field events. Highlights from those events include Allyson Felix’s win in the women’s 200m event and Aries Merrit’s world record setting win in the men’s 110m hurdles. Britney Reese took gold in the women’s long jump, the first time the US has taken… More Oceania

Dare to Dream

Today’s post honors the 2000 Sydney Australia Summer Olympics. The Sydney Games, dubbed “the safest games ever,” saw 199 nations compete, with eighty of them taking home a medal. The triathlon and taekwondo were new sports, and women’s events were added in the modern pentathlon and weight lifting. Some may remember the scandal concerning the… More Dare to Dream

Reach

Yesterday’s Olympic events saw Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina win a gold medal in the women’s uneven bars. US all-around gold medal winner Gabby Douglas missed an element of her routine, bringing her score too low to make the podium for this event. Great Britain took another equestrian gold, in the team jumping event. Ukrainian weight… More Reach