The U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team got off to a good start on Sunday in their first game of tournament play rolling over France 98-71. Led by Kevin Durant’s 22 points and 9 rebounds the U.S. was never in serious trouble after being up only one at end of the first …
In a result that would have only been surprising if we were discussing the U.S. Men's team rather than the women, the Americans cruised to an easy win over Columbia and secured their spot in the Olympic quarterfinals.
The athletes have been training for the last four years. The city has been preparing for the last seven years. And the fans have been booking their tickets for months and months. The 2012 London Summer Olympics are upon us!
Olympic taekwondo may not be as popular as, say, swimming or track and field, but its athletes are just as motivated. Take Diana Lopez, for example, a fierce competitor in the sport who hopes to soon add gold to her 2008 bronze medal win in Beijing.
From Bob Mathias to Bruce Jenner and Dan O’Brien to Bryan Clay, American decathletes have established a tradition of athletic excellence in the Olympic event that many experts feel produces the greatest all-around athlete in the world.
When you’re sitting on your couch over the next few weeks watching Olympic coverage, makes sure to keep your eyes on Nick Delpopolo and Kyle Vashkulat, two local products who will be representing America in the competition of judo.