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Team USA 2012 London Olympics wrap up!

Beach volleyball, Team USA

Beach volleyball, Team USA (Photo by Craig Maccubbin)

We have many reasons to celebrate Team USA this year as they dominated the 2012 London Olympics! In case you missed the Games this year, check out the list of highlights below in our wrap up of the summer tradition.

1. The biggest story may have been Michael Phelps’ record-crushing performance to give him the title of the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals  (18 of them gold) for his career. Winning four gold medals and two silver medals during these Games sent Phelps above the previous most decorated Olympian, former Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina who won 18. Read more

2012 London Olympics: Update on team USA

Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps

As of August 3, 2012, 5pm (CST), the U.S. Olympic team is in first place with a total of 43 medals: 21 gold, 10 silver and 12 bronze. In second place is China with 42 total medals. With 10 days left of the 2012 London Olympics, you’ll want to make sure you stay tuned to see how the U.S. team is faring against the world’s best athletes!

Big wins!

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian in history with 21 medals as he won the gold for the 100-meter butterfly final. Read more

2012 London Olympics: What and who to watch out for at the summer Olympic Games!

RunnerOscar Pistorius

Runner Oscar Pistorius (Photo by Erik van Leeuwen)

In just two short weeks, the 2012 London Olympics will be underway in London, England. With the opening ceremonies beginning on Friday, July 27 and concluding on Sunday, August 12, the days in between will surely be packed with excitement including 36 different events for the able-bodied Olympics and 28 for the Paralympics. There will be many must-see moments for these summer Games, and here’s a rundown of what to watch this year!

The events

With so many events taking place during the two-and-a-half week span, it’ll be hard to keep up with what’s going on! The best place to check often is the official London 2012 Olympics page. Here, you’ll find a listing of all events taking place daily, with a special recognition for medal events, as well as a listing of all athletes and medals awarded by country. Read more