America's gymnastics sweetheart Gabby Douglas couldn't continue her run of outstanding Olympic performances Monday. Competing in the uneven bars, Douglas finished eighth out of eight competitors, scoring a 14.900 -- well behind the gold medal-winning performance from Russia's Aliya Mustafina (16.133). ...more
The most impressive field in the history of the 100 meters saw the most impressive sprinterin the history of the world win again.
Jamaica's Usain Bolt lived up to his name, hype, reputation and expectation Sunday night as he ran the second-fastest 100-meter dash in the history of the world, an Olympic-record 9.63 seconds to give him the gold. ...more
Now that swimming competition is over, we turn our attention to the track, where Americans hope their stars can live up to their expectations the way the ones in the pool did all last week.
The first chance -- and confirmation -- of such hype came Sunday when Sanya Richards Ross, America's best female middle-distance runner, took gold Sunday in the women's 400 meters. ...more