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Olympic Games

Date: July 27 - August 12, 2012

United Kingdom

The 2012 Olympic Games are here! We are excited to watch all the competition that will take place from July 27-August 12th in London. There are several different sports taking place at the Games. For more information about what kinds of games will be participating, check THIS out. Get the low down on the many VENUES too.

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Stay tuned to all the NEWS as we head into the Games.

Posts about Olympic Games:

Olympics – The All-Curren Team: Trying To Pick The Best 18 Not Easy
posted on August 14, 2012 at 9:05am

  Well, here we are again, the end of another major women’s tournament, and time again for the AWK All-Curren Team. I call it that not out of a massive ego, but to indicate that it is indeed my choices and opinions. I point that out up front b...more

American female exceptionalism at the Olympics
posted on August 13, 2012 at 3:19pm

  Keeping tabs on which country is “winning” the Olympics — and we know which country this is — is one of the most jingoistic activities of an already jingoistic event, at least what is presented to American viewers. Much ha...more

Top style statements of the London games
posted on August 13, 2012 at 7:56am

Olympic style has been an integral part of the London Games. The fashion chatter began long before the competition and has remained a buzzed about topic throughout. From Opening Ceremony looks to team uniforms, the London Games have put national refi...more

Paige McPherson Wins Bronze in Taekwondo – Team USA Wins 6 Combat Medals Overall
posted on August 13, 2012 at 7:47am

McPherson Courtesy Getty Images Team USA’s Paige McPherson came to fight, and got to stand on the Olympic medals podium for her efforts. The 21 year old from South Dakota won 8-3 in the 67 kg Taekwondo bronze medal final over Franka Anić of Slo...more

London 2012: United States Women Dominate France For Fifth-Straight Gold Medal
posted on August 12, 2012 at 6:46am

The United States women's basketball team completed their "Drive for Five" in resounding fashion, dismantling France 86-50 in today's gold medal game. This marks the first women's Olympic team in any sport to claim a streak of five consecutive gold meda...more

Turkey's Nur Tatar wins Olympic taekwondo silver medal
posted on August 11, 2012 at 10:17am

South Korean Hwang Kyung-seon defended her Olympic taekwondo title by beating Turkey's Nur Tatar in the welterweight division at the London Games on Friday.Tatar's advance to final face-off brought Turkey's second silver in the Olympics.Hwang had vowed to...more

Gender & the Olympics: A Commentary
posted on August 11, 2012 at 9:59am

I wrote about three significant trends pertaining to females and the Olympics for Minnesota Public Radio. Namely I wrote 2012 has marked the 40th anniversary of title IX in the US, female Olympians outnumbers their male counterparts for the USOC, and wome...more

My Olympic Experience so far
posted on August 10, 2012 at 3:49pm

Well, competition day is over and I've been having fun and thinking about what the future has in store. I love weightlifting! I love the Olympics! However it's not easy to just love something sometimes is it? I felt like we were robbed of how special t...more

Olympics – Gold Medal Match: U.S. Worthy Champions, But Japanese Teach Us In Defeat
posted on August 10, 2012 at 8:50am

  “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.”   ...more

USA Women’s Water Polo Win First Gold Medal In Team History
posted on August 10, 2012 at 8:26am

London, England – August 9 – The U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team won their first ever Olympic gold medal tonight with an 8-5 defeat of Spain in the championship match of the 2012 Olympic Games. Maggie Steffens (Danville, CA/Stanfo...more

American women so far winning most of the medals
posted on August 9, 2012 at 5:14pm

At the end of last night's Olympic broadcast, it was announced that of the 34 gold medals won by the U.S. so far, 23 of them had been collected by women. USA Today looks at how women are dominating the Games.It's something I've noticed as well. Women are ...more

Olympic Archery, not just for the boys
posted on August 9, 2012 at 4:48pm

Being an archer in Ireland can be frustrating as arrows don’t like the rain. Máire Hackett says damp ground pulls the arrows down and can make outdoor shooting difficult. Picture Credit: The Irish Times Hackett took up archery a year ago and ...more

Olympics: Gold Medal Match Preview – U.S.-Japan: Nadeshiko Try To Prove Me Wrong. Again.
posted on August 9, 2012 at 3:49pm

  “Insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting different results.” - Albert Einstein There are probably psychologists – both amateur and professional – that can explain better than I the reluctance to le...more

Olympic mettle has no gender
posted on August 9, 2012 at 7:48am

By Katie Culver How can one not be inspired by the Olympics?! The 10 days of coverage I’ve watched remind me of my spirited Olympic dreams. As a young gymnast, I was rapt by Nadia Comaneci (the first perfect 10!) in 1980 and by Mary Lou Retton in 1...more

Water Polo: USA Women Will Play For Gold; Team USA Tops Australia 11-9 In OT To Advance To Final
posted on August 9, 2012 at 7:31am

For the third time in program history the U.S. Olympic Women’s Water Polo Team will play for an Olympic Gold Medal. Team USA topped Australia 11-9 in overtime to advance to the final on Thursday, August 9 at 8pm bst/3pm est/12pm pst. They will take ...more

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