The world No. 1 U.S. women's volleyball team will have to wait at least four more years for their first Olympic gold medal. Brazil dominated the Americans over the final three sets, winning 11-25, 55-17, 25-20, 25-17. ...more
There was not a question of who would win the Women's 4x400m relay on Saturday, it was merely a question of by how much? The United States sprinted out to an early lead and never relented as they blew away the field by finishing a good 30 meters in front of everybody else. ...more
The woman who had every right to run with more anger in her mind and dedication in her heart at these Games, South Africa's Caster Semenya, finished for silver in Saturday's 800 meters.
Russia's Mariya Savinova took gold (1:56.19) while fellow Russian racer Ekaterina Poistogova finished with bronze (1:57.53). ...more
Mo Farah: now indisputably the greatest long-distasnce runner in the world, and perhaps the best long-distance runner in Great Britain's history.
Farah, who so dramatically/fantastistcally/gleefully/unbelieveably won the 10,000 meters earlier this week, took the 5,000-meter gold Saturday, crossing the line in 13:41.66. ...more
With no American men left to fight for any kind of medal, the International Boxing Association (IBA) found it appropriate to ban NBC's commentators for the sport, Bob Papa and longtime respected-but-critical voice of boxing, Teddy Atlas, from the arena for the final two days of bouts. ...more
Two countries who'd long yearned for their first gold medal in the sport met in the men's soccer final at Wembley Stadium Saturday.
It was the favorite, the world powerhouse, one of the best soccer countries in the world ... who lost. Again. ...more
Here's our chronological list of the events U.S. Olympic fans should consider watching, and where, for Saturday, Aug. 11. All times Eastern and all events are live action unless otherwise noted. (Events broadcast on NBC will be on a one-hour delay for Mountain and Pacific viewers. Sorry.) Many secondary events are also subject to change. ...more
What started with Mariel Zagunis will end with Bryshon Nellum.
No, I'm not talking about the massive game of dodgeball I wish concluded every Olympiad. Instead, it's the closing ceremony. The U.S. has picked the 23-year-old track athlete to carry its flag when the XXX Olympiad ties a bow on things Sunday night. ...more