Aug 9, 2012; London, United Kingdom; USA forwards Abby Wambach (14) and Alex Morgan (13) celebrate after a goal by midfielder Carli Lloyd (not pictured) against Japan during the women's soccer gold medal match in the 2012 London Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

2012 London Olympics: Seattle Area Athletes Pick Up Big Wins For United States

Comprehensive coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games; medal counts, TV schedules and online streams, and keeping tabs on Seattle and Northwest area athletes.

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London Olympics 2012: Nathan Adrian, Hope Solo Headline Washington Medalists

Not to be outdone by its prominent West Coast neighbors in California and Oregon, the state of Washington came away with plenty of hardware at the 2012 London Olympics.

Swimming turned out to be the marquee event of the London games, and Bremerton native Nathan Adrian headlined the gifted group after bringing home Gold medals in both the men's 100m freestyle and the 4x100m medley relay. He added a Silver in the 4x100m freestyle relay.

Also of note in the team sports was U.S. women's soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo, who hails from Richland, capturing gold along with her teammates against Japan in a 2011 Women's World Cup final rematch.

Courtney Thompson of Kent won a silver medal with the women's indoor volleyball team.

Other Washingtonian Olympic medal winners are as follows:

Marti Malloy, Oak Harbor: Bronze, judo, women's 57 kg

Adrienne Martelli, University Place: Bronze, rowing, women’s quadruple sculls

Jennie Reed, Kirkland: Silver, women’s track cycling team pursuit

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2012 London Olympics: Seattle Area Athletes Pick Up Big Wins For United States

The 2012 Olympic Games in London are officially in the books and there will be plenty of athletes bringing medals back home to the Pacific Northwest. Some key contributors from the area helped the United States to more total medals and gold medals than any other country at the Summer Games.

Sue Bird from the Seattle Storm was part of a women's basketball team that won their unprecedented fifth straight gold medal, something that has never been done by any country, in any event, in the history of the Olympics. For as much hype as the men's basketball team gets for being the best, no one can touch women's basketball in terms of international dominance.

In the other story of American women's international dominance, local superstar Hope Solo and Spokane native Amy LePeilbet were indispensable as the United States Women's National Team won two straight instant classics to take home the gold in women's soccer. The USWNT defeated Japan in a rematch of last year's Wold Cup final to take the top prize.

Oregon's Ashton Eaton earned the title of world's greatest athlete with his decisive gold medal win in the men's decathlon.

Jennie Reed from Kirkland won a silver medal in track cycling in the women's team pursuit, while Marti Malloy from Oak Harbor won a bronze medal at the under-57 kg judo division.

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London 2012 Olympics Medal Count: Big Weekend Seals The Deal For United States

The 2012 Olympic Games in London has finally come to an end. The first 13 or 14 days of the Olympiad were fearsomely close, with the United States and China fighting tooth and nail for the lead in total medal count and gold medals. Over the course of the final weekend, however, the United States opened up a massive double-digit lead in total medals and were assured of finishing as the winners entering the final day of the Summer Games on Sunday.

That didn't stop the U.S. from adding on two more big gold medals in wrestling and men's basketball however. The U.S. wound up with 104 total medals and 46 gold medals.

  1. United States, 104 (46 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)
  2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
  3. Russia, 82 (24, 25, 33)
  4. Great Britain, 65 (29, 17, 19)
  5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)

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Team USA Medal Count 2012: Ashton Eaton, Hope Solo Headline Seattle Winners

There were some prominent Pacific Northwesterners who ended up winning medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games. Sue Bird from the Seattle Storm helped lead the United States women's basketball team to another relatively easy gold medal, this one over France.

Ashton Eaton of Oregon won the decathlon after setting a world record at the Trials, winning several events on the first day and holding onto the lead the rest of the way. Eaton was the favorite going in and proved why he deserved the title of World's Greatest Athlete.

Hope Solo (hometown of Richland, went to school at Washington) had a pretty impressive Olympics thanks to some spectacular goalie moments for the United States women's national soccer team, including crucial saves for the USA women's soccer team in their path to gold. Her teammate Amy LePeilbet hails from Spokane.

Additionally, Jennie Reed from Kirkland won a silver medal in track cycling in the women's team pursuit. Marti Malloy from Oak Harbor won a bronze medal at the under-57 kg judo division.

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2012 Olympics: Final Medal Count Has United States With Most Gold

The United States came away with the most medals once again at the 2012 Olympics, winning a total of 104 medals in two weeks of competition. Of those medals, 46 of them are gold, 29 are silver and 29 are bronze. The U.S. won big in track & field, basketball, swimming and gymnastics, which really helped boost their numbers late.

China held on in second place with 87 medals, finishing just ahead of Russia and their 82 medals. The Russians made a big push late in London and nearly took over the second spot. The host nation of Great Britain finished fourth with 65 medals, while Germany finished in a distant fifth place with 44.

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Olympics 2012 Closing Ceremony: TV Schedule, Watch Online, Live Updates And More

NBC has taken a lot of flack for their coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games in London. On Sunday, the network will give viewers one less reason to complain. While NBC opted not to offer live streaming of the Opening Ceremony (making it the only aspect of the Summer Games that the NBC Olympics website did not offer), they have corrected this for the Closing Ceremony at Olympic Stadium on Sunday afternoon.

The Closing Ceremony will mostly consist of a star-studded concert featuring a mash-up of some of Great Britain's biggest and best musical acts, including The Who, the Spice Girls and George Michael.

The official NBC Olympics website will be streaming the entire Closing Ceremony on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m. PT. You can also feel free to stop by SB Nation, as we will be covering the event live, as it happens. The Closing Ceremony will also be televised as part of NBC's primetime coverage beginning at 7 p.m. in all time zones.

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London Olympics 2012 Medal Count: What Will The Final Haul Be For The United States?

For two weeks, the United States and China battled it out at the top of the medal count leaderboard. After Friday and Saturday, the U.S. finally opened up a comfortable lead over their rivals and took the edge in both total medal and gold medals.

The United States will be gunning for one more big gold medal on Sunday as Team USA takes on Spain in a rematch of the 2008 men's gold medal game. The U.S. will be finishing with more medals than any other country. Just how many will they wind up with when all is said and done?

Here is how the top five looks in the latest medal count:

  1. United States, 102 (44 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)
  2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
  3. Russia, 78 (21, 25, 32)
  4. Great Britain, 62 (28, 15, 19)
  5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)

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London 2012 Olympics: TV Coverage, Event Schedule For Sunday

The 2012 Olympic Games in London have been a wild ride. After duking it out with China in the medal count for the past two weeks, the United States will enter Sunday's final day of the Summer Games with a definitive lead in total medals. They'll also look to add another to their gold medal lead as the marquee event of the day is a rematch between Team USA and Spain in the men's basketball final.

Here's the full listing of today's events and how to watch them - as always events will be available for streaming live online on the NBC Olympics website. All times are Pacific. NBC will air the Closing Ceremony in tape delay in all time zones.

3 a.m. - 3 p.m. (NBCSN)

Men's Basketball: Bronze Medal Game (3 a.m.)
Men's Handball: Bronze Medal Match (4:45 a.m.), Gold Medal Match (7:45 a.m.)
Modern Pentathlon: Women's Fencing and Swimming (6 a.m.), Women's Riding and Combined (11:45 a.m.)
Men's Water Polo: Bronze Medal Match (6:30 a.m.)
Men's Volleyball: Bronze Medal Match (9:45 a.m.)

3 a.m. - 3 p.m. (NBC)

Track & Field: Men's Marathon (3 a.m.)
Men's Basketball: Gold Medal Game (7 a.m.)
Men's Water Polo: Gold Medal Match (9:30 a.m.)
Wrestling: Freestyle Finals (66 kg and 96 kg classes 11:45 a.m.)
Men's Volleyball: Gold Medal Match (1 p.m.)

4 - 8 a.m. (MSNBC)

Wrestling: Freestyle Qualifying (4 a.m.)
Cycling: Men's Mountain Bike Final (5:30 a.m.)

5:30 - 8 a.m. (CNBC)

Gold Medal Bouts (flyweight, lightweight, welterweight, light heavyweight and super heavyweight classes)

7 - 10:30 p.m. (NBC)

Closing Ceremony

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London Olympics 2012 Medal Count: The U.S. Holds A Commanding Lead

After Saturday, the United States has guaranteed that they will finish up the 2012 Olympic Games in London as the winningest country. After huge wins in women's soccer, women's water polo and women's basketball on Friday and Saturday, in addition to a number of other track and field medals, the U.S. pushed their total medal count to a whopping 102, 15 medals more than second-place China.

The U.S. also holds 44 gold medals, while China is still second with 38. The United States men's national team will try to add to that tally on Sunday, as they play their gold medal game against Spain.

Here is how the top five looks in the latest medal count:

  1. United States, 102 (44 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)
  2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
  3. Russia, 78 (21, 25, 32)
  4. Great Britain, 62 (28, 15, 19)
  5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)

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Olympic Games 2012 Recap: Team USA Collects 8 Medals In Saturday's Events

Saturday was another full day of action at the 2012 London Olympics, and Team USA's day was highlighted by the women's basketball team winning gold, dominating France in just about every way a basketball game can be dominated. Tamari Miyashiro and Courtney Thompson, both graduates of the University of Washington, were in the women's volleyball gold medal game against Brazil, where Team USA came up short and had to settle for Silver.

The complete list of medals collected by American athletes on Saturday:

  • Silver, Women's High Jump, Brigetta Barrett
  • Gold, Women's 4x400m Relay
  • Silver, Men's 4x100m Relay
  • Gold, Women's Basketball
  • Bronze, Women's Cross-Country Mountain Bike, Georgia Gould
  • Gold, Diving, Men's 10m Platform, David Boudia
  • Silver, Women's Volleyball
  • Bronze, Men's 60kg Freestyle Wrestling, Scott Coleman
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London Olympics 2012: Team USA Cruises To Gold Medal In Women's Basketball Gold Medal Game

Team USA added another gold medal to the medal count, dominating France in the women's basketball final. It is the fifth straight gold medal for the team, who outplayed France in every measure of the game en route to an 86-50 victory. They shot 48% to France's 30%, took the ball away 21 times while giving it up only 11 and moved the ball significantly better, racking up 22 assists to France's 12.

Candace Parker led the scoring for the U.S., shooting 10-for-14 for 21 points. The Seattle Storm's Sue Bird was representing the Pacific Northwest in the event, she played 24 minutes and collected 11 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds.

The gold medal is another for Team USA, who already leads in both total medals and gold medals. For an updated medal count, check SI.com's medal tracker.

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London 2012 Olympics: Team USA Settles For Silver As Brazil Takes Gold Medal Game 3-1

The U.S. women's volleyball team put in a strong effort in Saturday's gold medal game, but ultimately it was not strong enough. They had to settle for silver, with Brazil taking the gold by a score of 3-1. The Pacific Northwest had two representatives in the game, Tamari Miyashiro and Courtney Thompson, both graduates of the University of Washington. It was both women's first medal in the Games. The United States won the first set, but Brazil bounced back to win the next three and take the gold. The bronze medal in the event went to Japan, who defeated Korea 3-0 earlier on Saturday.

With the contributions of the women's volleyball team and other American athletes, the United States has now collected 100 medals in the 2012 London Olympics: 42 gold, 29 silver, and 29 bronze. That's well ahead of China, who has 85, and Russia, who sits in third with 77 total medals. For an updated medal count, don't miss SI.com's medal tracker.

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London 2012 Olympics: Full TV Schedule For Saturday's Events

The 2012 Olympics are winding down, but the competition is as fierce as ever. As the XXX Olympiad heads into its final weekend, the United States is trying to hold onto its lead in total medals and gold medals and walk away with both titles.

Saturday will have plenty of gold medal action, including the men's soccer final between Brazil and Mexico. We've collected the day's television viewing information for you right here.

NBC's primetime coverage will include the track & field finals, men's diving and women's volleyball. Every other event can be watched via an online stream at NBCOlympics.com.

Here is the complete television schedule of events for Saturday. All times are Pacific. Please keep in mind that all prime time NBC coverage will air on tape delay on the West Coast.

1 a.m. - 3 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's 50KM Walk (1 a.m.)
  • Taekwondo: Qualifying (5 a.m.)
  • Men's Soccer: Gold Medal Match (7 a.m.)
  • Track & Field: Women's 20KM Walk (9 a.m.)
  • Women's Handball: Gold Medal Match (2:30 p.m.)

7 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Modern Pentathlon: Men's Fencing and Swimming (7 a.m.), Men's Riding and Combined (10:45 a.m.)
  • Men's Field Hockey: Bronze Medal Match (7:30 a.m.), Gold Medal Match (12 p.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: Bronze Medal Game (9 a.m.)
  • Taekwondo: Qualifying (Men's +80 kg and Women's +67 kg 11:15 a.m.)

7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (NBC)

  • Canoe/Kayak: Gold Medal Finals (Men's kayak singles and doubles, canoe singles; Women's kayak singles. 7 a.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: Bronze Medal Match (8 a.m.)
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics: Individual Gold Medal Final (10 a.m.)
  • Cycling: Women's Mountain Bike (11 a.m.), Mountain Bike and Medal Ceremony (11:45 a.m.)
  • Wrestling: Freestyle (60 kg, 84 kg, 120 kg classes 11:15 a.m.)
  • Feature: "Their Finest Hour" (12 p.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: Gold Medal Game (1 p.m.)

12:30 - 3 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Men's Boxing: Gold Medal Bouts (light flyweight, bantamweight, light welterweight, middleweight, and heavyweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (Men's 4x100m relay, 5000m, javelin; Women's 4x400m relay, 800m, high jump)
  • Men's Diving: Platform Gold Medal Final
  • Women's Volleyball: Gold Medal Final

12:30 - 1:30 a.m. (NBC)

  • Men's Wrestling: Freestyle Gold Medal Finals (60 kg, 84 kg and 120 kg classes)

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2012 Olympics: United States, China Lead The Way In Medals

Team USA has captured the lead in the overall and gold medal count with just two days of competition left in London. The U.S. has battled China the last two weeks for the top spot, and it appears they'll hold on thanks to some very impressive performances in volleyball, gymnastics, track & field and basketball.

Here is a current look at the top-five countries in the overall medal count.

United States - 94; 41 gold, 26 silver, 27 bronze
China - 81; 37 gold, 25 silver, 19 bronze
Russia - 63; 15 gold, 21 silver, 27 bronze
Great Britain - 57; 25 gold, 15 silver, 17 bronze
Germany - 42; 10 gold, 18 silver, 14 bronze

The full medal standings are here, courtesy of SI.

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Kevin Durant Leads U.S. Basketball In Defeat Of Argentina To Advance To Gold Medal Game

The U.S. Men's Basketball team beat Argentina on Friday by a score of 109-83 to advance to Sunday's gold medal game against Spain.

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2012 Olympics, Women's 4x100M Final: Americans Win Gold Medal With New World Record

The United States Olympic team looks to close out the 2012 London Olympic games on a high note and started Friday on the right track (get it?) by winning gold in the Women's 4x100M Final. The U.S. team was made up of Tianna Madison, Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix and anchor Carmelita Jeter, and they led the United States to the gold medal while setting a new world record with a time of 40.82 seconds.

Jamaica finished 2nd to win the silver medal, with a time of 41.41, while the team from the Ukraine would take home the bronze with a time of 42.04.

You can keep track of the United States, China, Great Britain and more by checking out SI's complete medal tracker here.

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Olympics Medal Count 2012: Ashton Eaton, Hope Solo Help United States Pull Ahead Of China

The United States now seems to be in control of their own destiny when it comes to winning the overall Olympic medal count. The USA now has two more gold medals and ten more medals in the current count than China, and unless America starts losing some big events these next few days, it's unlikely that China will be able to catch up with them.

In terms of local Pacific Northwest athletes, Hope Solo helped make some critical saves to lift the United States to victory over Japan 2-1 in the gold medal match; it's Solo's second straight gold medal. In the Olympic decathlon, Ashton Eaton rolled to victory in the decathlon with 8,869 points, helping the University of Oregon win their first gold medal at these Olympics. With some good events like track and basketball still up for grabs, the USA is in good shape to win the overall medal count.

Here's the current medal count for the top five countries.

  1. United States, 90 (39 gold, 25 silver, 26 bronze)
  2. China, 80 (37, 24, 19)
  3. Russia, 56 (12, 21, 23)
  4. Great Britain, 52 (25, 13, 14)
  5. Germany, 37 (10, 16, 11)

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2012 Olympics, Men's Decathlon: Ashton Eaton Wins Gold For United States

Ashton Eaton, who was born and raised in Bend, Oregon, can now claim to be the greatest athlete in the world. Sure, he may not be the best at some competitions, but he was the best of the best in London.

Eaton competed in 10 events over the course of the last 36 hours, including: a 100m race, long jump, shot put, high jump, 400m race, 110m hurdles, discus throw, pole vault, javelin throw and 1500m run. That's a ton of events in a very short period of time, pushing each athlete to his limits every couple of hours.

Points are awarded in each event. Depending on how high you place, the more points you receive. Eaton won a gold medal with 8,869 points, which was 198 points more than fellow countryman and silver medal winner, Trey Hardee. Suarez Leonel of Cuba won bronze with 8,523 points.

Eaton's victory capped off what was a very, very successful day for Americans competing in London.

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2012 Olympics, USA vs. Japan Soccer: Hope Solo Leads U.S. To Gold Medal

After losing a heartbreaker in the World Cup final last summer, the United States got their revenge over Japan on Thursday. With a gold medal up for grabs in London, Team USA used an early goal and phenomenal goalkeeping from Hope Solo to propel them to a 2-1 win. The match was played in front of nearly 80,300, which is the largest soccer crowd in Olympics history.

Solo, who is from Washington and plays with the Seattle Sounders, was tested early and often throughout the 92 minutes of play. She continually turned Japan away, doing so with a bevy of diving stops. Solo stopped 12 of the 13 shots she faced against a very technically sound Japanese attack.

Carli Lloyd was the hero for Team USA, scoring both goals. She connected on a header in the eighth minute, giving the U.S. an early 1-0 lead. Lloyd scored yet again in the 54th minute, this time striking it in from just outside the box.

Japan made things interesting late. They scored in the 63rd minute to keep themselves in contention for gold. Despite numerous scoring opportunities late, their forwards were unable to find the back of the net.

This is the third-straight gold medal for the United States in women's soccer.

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2012 Olympics: Three Jamaicans Win Medals In Men's 200m Final

The country of Jamaica claimed all three of the medals up for grabs in the men's 200m final on Thursday. Usain Bolt led nearly the entire way and crossed the line first, finishing in an incredible time of 19.32. The win marks yet another gold medal in what has become one of the best careers in track & field history.

Yohan Blake won the silver medal while racing in 19.44 seconds. Fellow countryman Weir Warren took third place in a time of 19.84, just ahead of American sprinter Wallace Spearman. Spearman finished in 19.90 seconds.

You can find the full results from the race here. If you missed it this afternoon, NBC will be re-airing the event in primetime this evening.

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USWNT aims for gold

Washington Huskies graduate Hope Solo has had her ups and downs. After allowing two early goals to France that nearly put them at a disadvantage to start the tournament, Solo maintained a clean sheet for most of the rest of the tournament, she conceded no goals. She gave up nothing to Colombia, North Korea, or New Zealand in fairly undramatic but solid victories for the United States. However, Solo had no answer for Christine Sinclair in the semifinals against Canada, giving up three goals and three separate leads that nearly sealed things for the USA. Solo and the USA backline will need to improve quite a bit to get victory in the last contest.

To get that gold, the US Women's soccer team will have to face Japan in the final. Japan frustrated the USA with their small-ball and quick, decisive passing that allowed them to come back and tie the game twice (once in regular time, again in extra time). Current Sounders star Alex Morgan had a crucial goal early against Japan and distributed another, and she will probably have to put up a big game along with Solo if the USA expects to advance.

NBCOlympics.com will be live-streaming the event. The match is scheduled to start around 11:45 AM PT and can be viewed on the NBC Sports Network and NBC's Olympic Soccer Channel.

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London 2012 Olympics Preview: Ashton Eaton Aims For Decathlon Crown

The signature event in the track and field event on Thursday night will be the men's 200 meter final. Usain Bolt will go for the rare one-two sweep of the 100 meters and the 200 meters for the second straight Olympics, with his Jamacian compatriot Yohan Blake likely to be the main competition for the rare feat.

The highlights for the Pacific Northwest will be happening on the same track, as Ashton Eaton goes for gold in a decathlon. Eaton won three of his five events and came close to winning another, and has a huge lead going into Day 2. It will require a mammoth effort from the other contenders to get back into the race, or Eaton screwing up in one of the next few events, but the world record holder has plenty of reason to feel confident in his chances.

Additionally, Nick Symmonds will contend for a medal the 800 meter final.

Here's a full schedule of events for Thursday's action. All times ET. All events are streamed on NBCOlympics.com.

8 a.m. - 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Women's Soccer: Bronze Medal Game (8 a.m.)
  • Synchronized Swimming: Team Qualifying (10 a.m.)
  • Women's Wrestling: Qualifying, Repechages, Gold Medal Finals (55 kg and 72 kg classes. 10:45 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: Semifinal (Noon)
  • Women's Soccer: Gold Medal Match (2:30 p.m.)

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Equestrian: Individual Dressage Final (9 a.m.)
  • Men's Field Hockey: Semifinal (11 a.m.)
  • Women's Handball: Semifinal (Noon)
  • Taekwondo: Semifinals or Finals (1:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: Semifinals (2:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: Semifinal (4 p.m.)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBC)

  • Women's Volleyball: Semifinal (10 a.m.)
  • Swimming: Women's 10KM Marathon (11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m.)
  • Track & Field: Qualifying Heats (Noon)
  • Canoe/Kayak: Sprint Discipline Finals (1 p.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: Bronze Medal Match (1:30 p.m.), Gold Medal Match (3 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Bronze Medal Match (4 p.m.)

5 - 8 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Women's Boxing: Gold Medal Bouts (flyweight, lightweight and middleweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (decathlon, Men's triple jump, 200m, 800m)
  • Women's Diving: Platform Gold Medal Final
  • Men's Beach Volleyball: Gold Medal Final
  • Cycling: Men's BMX Quarterfinals

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics: Qualifying
  • Track & Field: Women's Javelin Gold Medal Final

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2012 Olympics Medal Count: USA Extends Lead Over China On Wednesday

2012 Olympic Games have only a few more days in London, and the United States is well out in front in the latest medal count after a medal-filled Wednesday for American athletes.

The United States added 8 medals on Wednesday, including gold for Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor in women's beach volleyball, Brittany Reese in the women's long jump, Allyson Felix in the women's 200 meter, and Lashinda Demus claiming the silver medal in the 400 meter hurdles as well.

America now has 81 total medals, with 34 gold, 22 silver and 25 bronze now safely in their kitty. Behind them sits China with 77 total medals, consisting of 36 gold, 22 silver and 19 bronze. Russia is in a distant third with 52 medals, hosts Great Britain in fourth with 48 medals, and Germany rounding out the top five with 32 medals.

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Olympic Decathlon Results, Day 1: Ashton Eaton The Overwhelming Leader

Portland, Oregon resident and Oregon Ducks track star Ashton Eaton is trying to dominate the decathlon after setting a World Record at the trials a few weeks before the Games, and he's halfway to completing his mission. Eaton started off in the lead by posting the fastest time in the 100 meter dash and leaping the farthest in the long jump, taking a substantial lead. He fell back to the pack in the shot put with the 11th best mark of 14.66.

Eaton returned to form though later in the day. His high jump tied for second overall with 2.05 and kept him well out in front. Then he moved onto the 400 meters (the final event of Day 1 of the Decathlon), and he was on top of this one, finishing with the fastest time of 46.9 seconds. No one else in the competition even hit 47 seconds, so you can see how Eaton piled up a 200+ point lead going into Day 2. It'll be hard to see him losing this one unless he starts blowing events; the former Duck has to feel good about his overall chances at winning this.

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Olympics 2012: China Leads USA In Overall & Gold Medal Count

China holds a slight lead over the United States in both the overall and gold medal count through Tuesday, August 7. The two nations have gone back and forth atop the leaderboard since competition began last week, and it's been China on top since late Saturday.

The U.S. has won a total of 70 medals. 30 are gold, 19 are silver and 21 are bronze. China has secured 73 medals, including 34 golds. They have also won 21 silver and 18 bronze. Russia and host country Great Britain are tied in third place with 48 medals, although Great Britain has the huge advantage in golds won. Japan sits in third place with two gold, 13 silver and 14 bronze.

Wednesday will mark another busy day of action. Catch it all live on NBC and their affiliates.

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2012 Olympics: Team USA Basketball, Track & Field Headlines Wednesday's Schedule

Team USA will have plenty of opportunities to win medals on Wednesday. Let's take a look at the scheduled events, what time they are set to begin and where you'll find them televised.

The women's beach volleyball final will feature two American teams for the first time in history. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings will take on April Ross and Jennifer Kessy. The match is set for 1 p.m. PST and will be streamed live online. You can also watch it in primetime on tape-delay through NBC.

Team USA basketball, led by former Seattle SuperSonic Kevin Durant, will face Australia at 2:15 p.m. PST. Australia will likely struggle and the game is not expected to be close, but you just never know in the Olympics. The game will be televised on NBC Sports Network and streamed live on NBC.

Track & Field will have four medal events on Wednesday. The women's long jump is at 12:05 p.m. PST. That will be followed by the women's 400m hurdles final at 12:45, with the women's 200m final at 1 p.m. The men's 110m hurdles final is set for 1:15. These events will be streamed live on NBC and also shown on tape-delay from primetime.

Check out NBC's official schedule for all the events.

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Olympic Decathlon Results: Ashton Eaton Fastest 100M Time, Best Long Jump

The early results are in on Ashton Eaton's bid for gold. The Portland, Oregon resident and University of Oregon graduate did very well to start things off and take an early lead after two events.

Eaton started by posting the fastest 100 meter time of any of the qualifiers. Eaton managed a time of 10.35 seconds, which is an Olympic best. Eaton grabbed 1011 points to take a 17 point lead over his US teammate Trey Hardee.

Eaton moved onto the long jump, where he soared even further ahead of the field. On his final jump, Eaton notched a mark of 8.03 meters, and was the only one who came close to knocking eight meters out of any of the decathletes. Eaton piled up another 1068 points from this event and proved why he's the prohibitive favorite for gold, as he leads by 143 points through two events going into the long jump later today.

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2012 Olympic Games Recap: Women's Basketball Mashes Canada; All American Women's Beach Volleyball Final

Yesterday the women's soccer had one of the most exciting games in history between the U.S. and Canada. Today women's basketball had one of the least exciting games in history as the U.S. severely clamped down on Canada 91-48.

Despite the huge gap in the final score, the women of both teams struggled offensively in the first quarter, scoring a combined 27 points. The second quarter on was all U.S. women, led by Diana Taurasi's 15 points. She was one of five ladies to score in double figures. Sue Bird only mustered two points to go with five assists.

The women will face the winner of the Australia in the semifinals on Thursday.

The U.S. is guaranteed two medals in women's beach volleyball as both pairs won their matches to face each other for the gold meda. April Ross and Jen Kessy are in their first Olympics going against the veterans Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, who are in their final Olympics together.

The U.S. captured four medals in track and field: three silvers and a bronze. Leo Manzano took home silver in the 1500-meters, the first time an American has medaled in the event in 44 years. Erik Kynard and Dawn Harper won silvers in the high jump and 100-meter hurdles, respectively, and Kellie Wells took home the bronze in the 100-meter hurdles as well.

Coach Adam Krikorian of the women's water polo team almost cost his team a trip to the finals as he called for a time-out when the U.S. didn't have possession of the ball - an automatic penalty. Australia subsequently scored and forced overtime, but luckily the U.S. bailed him out 11-9 to advance to the finals.

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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: China Extends Lead Over U.S.

The United States had a strong showing on the track, adding four medals to its grand total in the afternoon, but the Chinese medal making machine picked up its pace as China won nine medals on the day to lead all nations.

Leo Manzano had the biggest win for the Americans as he took silver in the men's 1,500-meters. No American has medaled in the event since 1968. On the track podium he was joined by Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells who won silver and bronze, respectively, in the women's 100-meter hurdles. Erik Kynard has a silver weight wrapped around his neck for the men's high jump.

The U.S. is going to have to have a strong medal showing pretty soon if they wish to keep pace with China.

The Top 5 Medal Breakdown:

1. China - 73 (34 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze)

2. United States - 70 (30, 19, 21)

3. Great Britain - 48 (22, 13, 13)

4. Russia - 48 (10, 18, 20)

5. Japan - 29 (2, 13, 14)

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Men's 1500m Final: Matthew Centrowitz Misses Podium, Finishes 4th

Another near miss for a runner with Pacific Northwest ties. Matthew Centrowitz was a contender from the University of Oregon to try and win Olympic gold in the 1500 meters. Centrowitz had enjoyed prior success in international competition, as he had just finished 3rd in the 1500 meters in the World Championships last year in Daegu.

Centrowitz did his best to keep pace with the leaders and was always in the top pack of the race, but unfortunately didn't have that explosive kick at the end to get on the medla stand. It turned out to be Centrowitz's teammate Leo Manzano who ended up winning a medal for the United States, finishing 2nd with a time of 3:34.79 behind the winner
Taoufik Makhloufi at 3:34.08. Makhloufi was actually disqualified in the prelims before being reinstated, so it completes a remarkable turn-around.

Centrowitz finished 4th with a time of 3:35.17.

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Men's High Jump Final: Jamie Nieto Loses Bronze Medal Tiebreaker Again, Falls To 6th

It was Ivan Ukhov of Russia who was the master of the men's high jump. Ukhov ended up with gold after he managed to clear 2.38 meters (about 7-feet, 8-inches). Erik Kynard of the United States cleared 2.33 meters to finish in 2nd place.

And that's where things started getting interesting.

Seattle resident Jamie Nieto had a good shot at getting onto the medal stand, as he did have the same results as everyone else in terms of the overall height he cleared. Unfortunately, the Eastern Michigan grad ended up missing a few more times compared to everyone else, and he ended up falling to 6th place and off the medal stand despite clearing the same height as the co-bronze medalists. Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar, Derek Drouin of Canada and Robert Grabarz of Great Britain (2.29 meters) all ended up in a tie for third that no one could actually settle.

This is the second time Nieto has missed out on bronze in this manner, as he was tied for 3rd in Athens but lost out to Jaroslav Baba of the Czech Republic because of more misses.

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London Olympics 2012: Sue Bird, Team USA Moves On To Semifinals With Win Over Canada

Sue Bird just starts at point guard for the best women's basketball team on the planet. She just goes about her business, drops five assists, plays 21 minutes, doesn't turn the ball over and takes one step closer to collecting yet another gold medal.

Yeah, being Sue Bird is pretty cool.

The Seattle Storm star and her Team USA teammates moved one step closer to their goal with an impressive victory over Canada, 91-48, in the quarterfinals of the London Olympics.

It was defensively where the team has taken its pride as the Americans forced 26 turnovers that led to fast break buckets and an easy win.

Diana Taurasi led Team USA with 15 points as five players scored in double figures.

The 48 points were the lowest total the women's team had given up since holding Slovakia to 43 points in a 2000 quarterfinal game.

The win was the 39th straight Olympic victory for the women's team.

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London 2012 Olympics: USA Volleyball Vs. Dominican Republic In Quarterfinals

The 2012 London Olympics are starting to wind into action in their second week. And a lot of event involving athletes from the United States will be involved.

From the Seattle region, perhaps the most prominent names will be on the United States women's volleyball team taking on the Dominican Republic in the quarterfinal round. Another team in action will be the United States women's water polo team, as they take on Australia in the semifinals. There will be plenty of other action in the Olympics in diving, individual gymnastics events, and more track and field action, including the men's high jump and the women's 100 meter hurdles finals.

Here's the full schedule for tomorrow's action on the NBC Networks, and will be streamed online live (and mostly replayed) to NBCOlympics.com. All times Eastern (NBC events will be on at the same time on both East and West Coasts).

Tuesday, Aug. 7

4 a.m. - 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's Field Hockey: South Korea vs. Netherlands (4 a.m.)
  • Cycling: Track Events (5 a.m.)
  • Track & Field: Men's Triathlon (6:30 a.m.)
  • Canoeing: Sprint Canoeing Heats (8:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: Quarterfinals (9 a.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:15 p.m.)
  • Equestrian: Team Dressage Final (10:45 a.m.)
  • Women's Handball: Quarterfinals (11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m.)
  • Men's Soccer: Semifinal (Noon, 2:45 p.m.)

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Women's Volleyball: Quarterfinals (9 a.m., 10:30 a.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Men's and Women's Semifinal (Noon)
  • Women's Water Polo: Semifinal (2:40 p.m.)
  • Synchronized Swimming: Duet Gold Medal Final (4 p.m.)
  • Wrestling: Greco-Roman Gold Medal Final (4:45 p.m.)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBC)

  • Qualifying Men's 100m hurdles, 200m; Women's 5000m (10 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: Semifinal (10:30 a.m.)
  • Cycling: Men's Kerlin, Second Round (11:30 a.m.), Women's Ominum Time Trial (Noon), Men's Kerlin Gold Medal Final (1 p.m.)
  • Men's Diving: 3M Springboard Semifinal (1:15 p.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: Quarterfinal (2 p.m., 5:30 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Men's Semifinal (4 p.m.)

5 - 8 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Men's Boxing: Quarterfinal Bouts (flyweight and welterweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Women's Gymnastics: Individual Event Gold Medal Finals (balance beam, floor exercise)
  • Men's Gymnastics: Individual Event Gold Medal Finals (parallel bars, high bar)
  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (Women's 100m hurdles; Men's 1500m)
  • Beach Volleyball: Women's Semifinal

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Men's Diving: Springboard Final
  • Track & Field: Men's Discuss Throw

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London Olympics Medal Count: U.S. Still In Second Place; Grenada Finally Gets One!

It was a slow day on the medal front today as many of the events pushed into semifinal and final status, but the important thing on rare metals domination of the world is that the U.S. kept just as close with China, as each country added three more medals to the overcrowded space above the mantle.

The U.S. added one medal of each color. Matt Emmons kept a high qualifying score to offset his somewhat disappointing final score for a total of 1271.3, good for a bronze in the 50-meter Air Rifle Three Positions. Michael Tinsley took home silver in the men's 400-meter hurdles. Jenn Suhr squeaked by Silva Yarisley from Cuba in the women's pole vault with a sky-high height of 4.75 meters to take gold in the event.

Here are the top five countries so far:

1. China - 64 (31 gold, 19 silver, 14 bronze)

2. United States - 63 (29, 15, 19)

3. Russia - 41 (7, 17, 17)

4. Great Britain - 40 (18, 11, 11)

5. Japan - 29 (2, 12, 15)

And the feel good story of the day? 19-year-old James Kirani from tiny little Grenada bringing his country home its first medal ever - a gold! - in the men's 400-meter.

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Olympic Games 2012 Recap: U.S. Women's Soccer Victory Over Canada Is An Instant Classic

In all honesty, the Olympics today could have been merely the women's soccer match-up between the U.S.A. and Canada and then only been eight consecutive hours of dressage and it still would have been the most exciting day in Olympics history.

Abby Wambach, Alex Morgan, and Megan Rapinoe each found the back of the goal (Rapinoe twice) as the U.S. had to rally from a goal deficit three separate times. Canada looked more than eager and beyond ready to end their 27 game losing streak to the big sister to the south and almost looked like they were going to push it to penalties.

But Morgan continued her heroics as one of the most exciting Olympic athletes partaking this year, drilling a header home in the 123rd minute for the win.

The U.S. will get to attempt to exact some revenge on World Cup champion Japan, who slipped by France 2-1. The final for the medal is on Thursday.

American Jenn Suhr won the pole vault, skying up to 4.75 meters to defeat Cuba's Yarisley Silva. She also beat two-time defending Olympic champion Yelena Isinbayeva of Russia.

The tiny island of Grenada picked up their first medal of the 2012 Olympics as 19-year-old Kirani Janes won the 400-meter with a time of 43.94. Defending U.S. champion LaShawn Merrit injured his hamstring in the semifinals of the race and did not participate.

Kevin Durant picked up Team U.S.A. and put them on his scrawny shoulders at the men's basketball team survived a pesky Argentinian squad to come out on top of their group. The men will face Australia (3-2) in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.

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Alex Morgan had a game-winner to send the United States women's national team to the final against Japan.

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London Olympics 2012 Medal Count: United States Falls To Second Place

Usain Bolt electrified the world on Sunday, but the United States' Justin Gatlin took the bronze in that 100m race to add to the medal count. His bronze and Sanya Richards-Ross' gold in the women's 400m were both sorely needed as it turns out, as the United States has slipped behind China in both total medals and gold medals.

As Monday's full slate of events gets underway at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, China leads all countries with 61 total medals and 30 gold medals. The United States is right behind them, with 60 total medals and 28 gold medal victories, but they will need to pick up the pace as the second week of events gets underway.

Here are the top five medal totals by country as Monday's events begin.

  1. China: 61 (30 gold, 17 silver, 14 bronze)
  2. United States: 60 (28, 14, 18)
  3. Great Britain: 37 (16, 11, 10)
  4. Russia: 35 (4, 16, 15)
  5. Japan: 27 (2, 12, 13)

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USWNT Vs. Canada: TV Schedule, Online Stream, And More

The United States women's national team tries to get back to another gold medal match when they take on Canada in the semifinal. They're so far undefeated in these games, although they really have only shown flashes of dominance. They've rallied against France, then pitched shutouts against Colombia, North Korea and New Zealand. Hope Solo has been part of those great efforts, although credit must also go to the improved USA defense.

The US will be heavily favored against Canada, who are one of the upstarts who managed to just qualify through group play. They upset Great Britain in their quarterfinal after a decent but hardly incredible performance in group play, but barring a huge miracle, the USA should be able to beat them to play the winner of France/Japan in the final. Solo's goaltending will be crucial against a Canada squad that gets their fair share of decent strikes.

The USA takes on Canada at 11:45 AM on the NBC Sports Network (also should be available uninterrupted on the NBC Soccer Network). The soccer should be streamed online on NBCOlympics.com live (and there should be a replay available).

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London 2012 Olympics: Preview & TV Schedule For Monday

There will be plenty more events at the 2012 Olympic Games in London on Monday. The U.S. men's basketball team will be back in action as they take on Russia. That game airs at 1 a.m. on the West Coast though, so plan on taking a nap later.

NBC's primetime coverage will include gymnastics, track & field, beach volleyball and men's diving. All other events can be watched streamed live at NBCOlympics.com.

Here is Monday's full television schedule. Please be aware that all NBC coverage will be tape delayed on the West Coast. All times are Pacific.

1 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's Basketball: Australia vs. Russia (1 a.m.), USA vs. Argentina (2:15 p.m.)
  • Women's Field Hockey: USA vs. South Africa (2:45 a.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: Russia vs. Serbia (4:15 a.m.), Italy vs. Bulgaria (6:45 a.m.)
  • Women's Boxing: Quarterfinal Bouts (flyweight, lightweight and middleweight classes. 5:15 a.m., 10:45 a.m.)
  • Men's Shooting: 50m Three Positions Gold Medal Final (8:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Soccer: Semifinal (Noon, 11:45 a.m.)
  • Men's Weightlifting: 105 kg Gold Medal Final (1:45 p.m.)

6 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Men's Water Polo: Romania vs. Serbia (6 a.m.)
  • Table Tennis: Women's Team Semifinal (7:30 a.m.), Men's Team Semifinal (9:15 a.m.)
  • Wrestling: Greco Roman Qualifying (8:15 a.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Quarterfinal (10 a.m.)
  • Men's Shooting: Trap Gold Medal Final (11 a.m.)
  • Men's Basketball: Spain vs. Brazil (12:30 p.m.)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBC)

  • Track & Field: Qualifying Women's 100m hurdles, 1500m; Men's 800m (10 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m.)
  • Men's Water Polo: USA vs. Hungary (10:30 a.m.)
  • Canoeing: Canoe Sprint Qualifying Heats (11:30 a.m., 1:45 p.m.)
  • Equestrian: Team Jumping Gold Medal Finals (Noon)
  • Synchronized Swimming: Duet Qualifying (12:45 p.m.), Duet Free Routines (3 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Men's Quarterfinal Match (2 p.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: USA vs. Tunisia (3 p.m.)
  • Women's Cycling: Track Events (4:15 p.m.)

2 p.m - 5 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Men's Boxing: Quarterfinal Round (lightweight, middleweight, and super heavyweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Women's Gymnastics: Individual Event Gold Medal Finals (Uneven Bars)
  • Men's Gymnastics: Individual Event Gold Medal Finals (still rings, vault)
  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (Men's 400m, 400m hurdles; Women's Pole Vault)
  • Beach Volleyball: Quarterfinal
  • Men's Diving: Springboard Qualifying

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (Women's steeple chase, shotput)
  • Cycling: Women's Ominum Gold Medal Final

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2012 Olympics, Medal Count: Team USA Drops To Second On Sunday

The United States has won big in swimming, gymnastics and various other events this summer in London, propelling them near the top of the medal leaderboard. The U.S. held a slight lead in the overall and gold medal count entering Sunday, but a strong showing from China moved them back into first place. The U.S. now sits comfortably in second.

Here is a look at the countries which have performed best thus far. The first number represents the total number of medals they've won, followed by the amount of gold, silver and bronze they'll be bringing back home.

1. China: 61 (30 - 17 - 14)
2. United States: 60 (28 - 14 - 18)
3. Great Britain: 37 (16 - 11 - 10)
4. Russia: 35 (4 - 16 - 15)
5. Japan: 27 (2 - 12 - 13)
6. France: 25 (8 - 8 - 9)
7. Germany: 22 (5 - 10 - 7)

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2012 Olympics Results: Usain Bolt Wins Gold In Men's 100m Final, Yohan Blake Takes Silver

Usain Bolt continued his recent streak of dominance at the Olympics on Sunday, winning the men's 100m final race in an astounding 9.63 seconds. Bolt did not get off to a great start as the gun sounded, but he really picked up his speed late and cruised to a victory in the closing meters.

Fellow countryman Yohan Blake won silver for his efforts. He was viewed as the favorite in the race other than Bolt, and he certainly held his own while finishing in 9.75 seconds, a personal best in official competition. Three Americans were in the running for a medal, and it was Justin Gatlin who claimed a bronze medal after crossing the line in 9.79.

Gatlin just edged out Tyson Gay, who placed fourth in 9.80 seconds. Ryan Bailey took fifth in 9.88 despite being one of the heavy underdogs entering Sunday.

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London Olympics 2012 Medal Count: Great Britain Picks Up The Pace

The second weekend of the 2012 Olympic Games in London have begun and all eyes are fixed on the medal count. The United States are right where they want to be; alone in the top spot.

As track and field events heat up, the U.S. is trying to gain some distance between China, who is hot on their heels. Host country Great Britain, while still a distant third place in total medals, is hoping to make a big push in their third-place gold medal tally. They picked up three big gold medals in front of a roaring crowd on Saturday in track and field and hope to add plenty more.

Here are the total medal leaders at the end of Saturday's events:

1. United States - 54 (26, 13, 15)
2. China - 53 (25, 16, 12)
3. Great Britain - 29 (14, 7, 8)
4. Russia - 28 (3, 15, 10)
5. Japan - 24 (2, 10, 12)

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London 2012 Olympics: TV Schedule, Streaming Info & More For Sunday

Another day, another jam-packed schedule at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Although the pool swimming had ended, track and field, wrestling and a number of other events are just beginning. Usain Bolt and a number of other stars will be in action on Sunday.

NBC will air a number of events live throughout the morning and afternoon, but as usual, highlights from the big events will be double-tape-delayed on the West Coast.

NBC's primetime coverage will include the men's 100m dash, gymnastics finals, diving and beach volleyball. All other events for Sunday can be streamed live online at NBCOlympics.com. Here is the full television schedule for Sunday (all times are Pacific):

1 a.m. - 4 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Badminton: Men's Singles Bronze Medal Match (1 a.m.), Men's Doubles Bronze Medal Match (3:30 a.m.) Men's Doubles Final (12 p.m.)
  • Cycling: Track Events (2 a.m.)
  • Tennis: Mixed Doubles Final (7 a.m.), Women's Doubles Final (9:15 a.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: China vs. South Korea (5:30 a.m.), Italy vs. Russia (1:15 p.m.)
  • Synchronized Swimming: Duet Qualifying (7 a.m.)
  • Men's Shooting: Pistol Gold Medal Final (8:50 a.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Women's Quarterfinal (11 a.m.)
  • Women's Weightlifting: Super Heavyweight Class (12:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: Brazil vs. Serbia (2 p.m.)

3 a.m. - 3 p.m. (NBC)

  • Track & Field: Women's Marathon (3 a.m.)
  • Tennis: Men's Singles Gold Medal Match (6 a.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: USA vs. China (8:30 a.m.)
  • Equestrian: Team Jumping Gold Medal Final (10:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo Quarterfinal: USA vs. TBD (11 a.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: USA vs. Turkey (12 p.m.)
  • Women's Cycling: Track Gold Medal Final (1:30 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Quarterfinal (2 p.m.)

4 a.m. - 3 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Tennis: Men's Singles Bronze Medal Match (4 a.m.)
  • Table Tennis: Men's Team Quarterfinals (6 a.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: Quarterfinals (6:45 a.m., 8 a.m., 12:30 p.m.)
  • Wrestling: Greco Roman Qualifying (9:15 a.m.), Greco Roman Gold Medal Final (1:20 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Women's Quarterfinal (10 a.m.)
  • Men's Field Hockey: Great Britain vs. Australia (11 a.m.)
  • Women's Handball: Denmark vs. France (2:15 p.m.)

5:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (CNBC)

  • Women's Boxing: Elimination Bouts (flyweight, lightweight, and middleweight classes)

12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Men's Boxing: Quarterfinal Round (bantamweight and heavyweight classes)

7 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Women's Gymnastics: Individual Event Gold Medal Finals (Vault)
  • Men's Gymnastics: Individual Event Gold Medal Finals (floor exercise, pommel horse)
  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (Men's 100m dash; Women's 400m, triple jump)
  • Women's Diving: Springboard Gold Medal Final
  • Beach Volleyball: Quarterfinal

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (Men's hammer throw, steeple chase), Qualifying (high jump)
  • Badminton: Men's Singles Gold Medal Final

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Team USA Medal Count: America Is The Best ... For Now

After Saturday, the United States is right where they want to be in terms of medal count -- right at the top. They have the slimmest possible lead on China in both total medals and gold medals, although the U.S. will certainly want to increase that lead as the swimming competitions wind down and track and field heats up.

Michael Phelps added one last gold medal to his trophy case as he helped the United States push ahead of China in gold medals and total medals. The United States now has 54 total medals and 26 gold, against the respective 53 and 25 of China.

Here are the total medal leaders at the end of Saturday's events:

1. United States - 54 (26, 13, 15)
2. China - 53 (25, 16, 12)
3. Great Britain - 29 (14, 7, 8)
4. Russia - 28 (3, 15, 10)
5. Japan - 24 (2, 10, 12)

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Olympic Games 2012, Day 8 Recap: Team USA earns 5 Gold Medals In Saturday's Events

Day 8 of the 2012 London Olympics saw 25 gold medals awarded, and athletes from the United States had a good shot at many of them. Kirkland, Washington native Jennie Reed was one of them, she picked up a silver medal in the women's team pursuit cycling event.

Gold medals for Team USA were the highlights of the day. Serena Williams earned one in women's singles tennis with a victory over Maria Sharapova, and Mike and Bob Bryan added another in men's doubles tennis. The men's and women's swim teams continued their success, picking up a gold medal each in their respective 4x100m medley relay events.

In preliminary team action, Team USA men's basketball was nearly upset by Lithuania, but a clutch performance from LeBron James helped them pull out the victory. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings continued their path to gold in women's beach volleyball, advancing out of the Round of 16 with a victory over the Netherlands.

A complete list of the medals won by Team USA on Saturday:

  • Women's 100m - Carmelita Jeter, Silver
  • Men's long jump - Will Claye, Bronze
  • Men's 10,000m - Galen Rupp, Silver
  • Women's team pursuit cycling - Silver
  • Women's team epee fencing - Bronze
  • Men's four rowing - Bronze
  • Women's 50m rifle 3 positions shooting - Jamie Lynn Gray, Gold
  • Women's 4x100m medley relay swim - Gold
  • Men's 4x100m medley relay swim - Gold
  • Women's singles tennis - Serena Williams, Gold
  • Men's doubles tennis - Mike & Bob Bryan, Gold

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London 2012 Olympics: Team USA Wins Silver In Women's Cycling Team Pursuit

Team USA won the silver medal in the women's team pursuit cycling event on Saturday, coming in behind Great Britain and ahead of Canada. Kirkland, Washington native Jennie Reed was a member of the team, but was not allowed on the podium for the medal ceremony because she did not race in the gold medal heat. Reed rode for the team in earlier rounds, but was subbed out in the final for Lauren Tamayo. This came as a shock, as she told reporters:

"It was a shock. It was a bummer for sure. I wanted to be up there, It's an IOC rule but it's a stupid rule.

"I don't understand it. If I'm given a medal why wouldn't I be on the podium. It's an honor to be there. I wanted to celebrate with my team mates, we did three rides and we wanted to celebrate them."

The silver medal is Reed's only Olympic medal. She had retired following a seventh place finish in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but returned to the sport when it was announced that women's team pursuit would be included in the London games.

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London Olympics 2012: Michael Phelps Wins 18th Gold Medal As Team USA Wins Men's 4x100m Medley Relay

Team USA's swimmers continued their success on Saturday, picking up a gold medal in the men's 4x100m medley relay. The race was likely the last of Michael Phelps' career, and the decorated Olympian finishes with 22 medals won, 18 of them gold. The American squad finished in 3:29.35, almost two seconds ahead of Japan, who finished with a time of 3:31.26. Australia had a time of 3:31.58, good for the final spot on the podium and the bronze medal.

Matt Grevers, Nathan Adrian and Brendal Hansen were the other men on the relay team. It's the third medal of the games for both Grevers an Adrian, and the second for Hansen. For all four men it was their final event of the 2012 Games, and they're free to appreciate the rest of the events as spectators.

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Team USA Basketball: United States Holds Off Lithuania In Fourth Quarter

Team USA basketball pulled out a victory on Saturday afternoon, defeating Lithuania by a score of 99-94. The U.S. trailed throughout most of the first half before rallying in the final minutes, and the two countries were tied as late as the third quarter.

LeBron James led the USA's rally in the fourth. He scored 13 of his 20 points in the final 10 minutes of competition, completely taking over with his size and athleticism. Carmelo Anthony added 20 points, while former Seattle SuperSonics rookie Kevin Durant went for 16.

Lithuania was led by Linas Kleiza, who led all scorers with 25 points. He also had five rebounds and three assists. Darius Songaila had a strong showing 11 points of his own.

The game was a bit closer than Team USA would have liked, but this could be a big step forward towards winning a gold medal next week.

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London Olympics 2012 Medal Count: U.S. Holds Slim Lead Heading Into Saturday

The United States has finally overtaken China in both total medals and gold medals, following a very winning Friday of competition that included one last gold medal win for Michael Phelps, who now has 17 all-time. In the total medal count, the U.S. now has 43 against China's 42. On the gold medal front, America now has 21 gold medals, while China is sitting at 20.

The two countries are far outpacing the rest of the field, as the next closest country is Russia, with 23 total medals, although just three gold. Making significant strides over the last few days are host country Great Britain, who are in third place with 22 medals.

Here are the top five countries heading into Saturday:

1. United States - 43 (21, 10, 12)
2. China - 42 (20, 13, 9)
3. Russia - 23 (3, 12, 8)
4. Great Britain - 22 (8, 6, 8)
5. Japan - 21 (2, 8, 11)

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2012 Olympics Schedule: Team USA Ready For Swimming, Track & Field Events

Saturday will mark the eighth day of competition in London and the 2012 Olympics. The United States' representatives have performed very well thus far, winning a total of 43 medals. Here is a preview of what is to come on August 4.

Team USA basketball awaits a challenge from Lithuania. Lithuania will provide a bigger test than Nigeria -- a team the US beat by 80+ on Thursday -- but it would be a shock if the Americans did not win by 25+ due to their sheer advantage in talent and athleticism.

Swimming will wrap up on Saturday for the most part with four gold medals up for grabs. At 11:30 a.m. PST, the women's 50m freestyle will begin. This race will be followed by the men's 1500m freestyle at 11:36. After a brief delay the women's 4x100m IM is scheduled to start at 12:06 p.m. The final race of the day is the men's 4x100m IM, and that's set for 12:27.

Competition in Track & Field will continue on Saturday. The main events will be the men's long jump and the running of the 10,000m final. The female athletes who qualified yesterday will compete for medals in the discus throw and 100m dash.

Here is the complete schedule for today's events.

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2012 Olympics: Team USA Leads Medal Count After Day Seven

Team USA holds a slight lead in the overall medal count following Friday's events in London. China had held the lead earlier in the week, but strong showings in swimming and gymnastics have propelled the US to the top. They now sit atop the leaderboard with 43 total medals. 21 of them are gold, which is the highest of any country. The United States has also secured 12 silvers and 10 bronze.

China sits in second place with 42 medals. They've won 20 gold, 13 silver and nine bronze. Russia has moved into third place with 23 medals, 12 of which are silver. Great Britain is in fourth with 22 medals, and Japan is in fifth with 21.

Saturday will mark the eighth day of competition in London.

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2012 Olympics, Women's Soccer: Sounders' Sydney Leroux Scores, U.S. Women Advance

The U.S. women's national soccer team defeated the New Zealand national team Friday by the score of 2-0 at the 2012 Olympic games in London.

32-year-old striker Abby Wambach slid into a pass in the 27th minute that gave her her fourth goal of these Olympic games and put the USWMT up 1-0, and the two-time defending Olympic champions held New Zealand scoreless, and Seattle Sounders forward Sydney Leroux scored the clinching goal in the 87th minute to put the Americans up 2-0 and put Kiwis away for good.

The USWNT move on to the semi-finals of the Olympic tournament, and will play the winner of the Britain-Canada match in Manchester on Monday. This marks the fifth time in five tries the American women have advanced to the semi's of the Olympic tournament

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Michael Phelps Wins Olympic Record 17th Gold Medal In 100M Butterfly

The 2012 London Olympic games were supposed to by Ryan Lochte's time to shine, but you can't talk you way into greatness you have to earn it.

Enter Michael Phelps, who continues to prove why he is the most decorated Olympian to ever grace the games after winning his Olympic record 17th gold medal on Friday in the 100M butterfly, his final individual race of the 2012 London Games.

Phelps' time of 51.21 is about two seconds slower than his own WR time, but his margin of victory was .23 seconds over silver medalists Chad le Clos of South Africa and Russia's Evengy Korotyshkin, who both finished in 51.44 seconds.

Compared to his other victories in 100M butterfly in the Olympics, this was by far his most dominant. Phelps margin of victory was just .01 seconds in 2008 in Beijing, and .04 in the 2004 Athens games.

With another gold in the ir pocket thanks to Phelps, the United States is that much more in front of China in the total medal count. You can check out SI's complete medal tracker here.

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London Olympics 2012: Team USA Seattle Athletes Update

The 2012 London Olympics is nearing its halfway mark. Here's a quick update on how Seattle's athletes are competing in this year's summer games.

  • Tacoma's Tejay Van Garderen finished in 105th place with a time of 5:47:31 in the Men's Road Race (Cycling)
  • Tyler Farrar from Wenatchee finished in 33th place with a time of 5:46:37 in the Men's Road Race (Cycling)
  • Oak Harbor native Marti Malloy won a bronze medal in Women's Lightweight Judo
  • Travis Stevens from Bellevue lost in the bronze medal match in Men's Half Middleweight Judo
  • Washington's Hope Solo, Spokane-native Amy LePeilbet are members of the U.S. Women's Soccer team. They are 3-0 so far and face New Zealand on Friday in the quarterfinal round.
  • Former Husky Ariana Kukors finished fifth in the 200 individual medley in swimming.
  • Bremerton's Nathan Adrian took home a gold medal 100m freestyle.
  • Former Husky Courtney Thompson is a member of the U.S. Women's Volleyball team. They are 3-0 so far in Group play.

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London 2012 Olympics Preview: U.S. Women's Soccer Faces New Zealand

The U.S. women's Soccer team's quarterfinal matchup against New Zealand headlines the multiple events happening on Friday in London. Former Washington Husky standout Hope Solo and her teammates went 3-0 in group play, while New Zealand went 1-2. There is no time for mistakes now that the team is in the knockout round.

A win against New Zealand will place the team in the semifinals against the winner of the Great Britain-Canada match. The match will be broadcast live on NBC Sports Network and online on NBC Live Extra at 6:30 a.m. PT.

Other Olympic events of interest taking place on Friday include the the women's 200 backstroke final featuring Team USA's teenage phenom Missy Franklin at 11:30 a.m. PT, the Men's 100 butterfly final featuring world-record holder Michael Phelps at 11:37 a.m. PT, women's Volleyball against Serbia at noon, and women's basketball against the Czech Republic at 2:15 p.m. PT.

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Olympic Results 2012: Mary Whipple, US Women's Eight Earns Back-To-Back Gold

If there were any great bets for who you thought might win an Olympic gold going into the 2012 Olympic games, one of the more interesting bets would have been on the US women's eight boat. The United States women's eight boat was one of the favorites after spending four years dominating everyone, having won the gold in Beijing and three straight World Championships since that event.

It was no different Thursday afternoon. Mary Whipple from the University of Washington was the coxswain who won gold in 2008, and she helped steer the US women's eight boat to a dominant victory over Canada and the Netherlands. Their final time on the 2000 meter course was 6:10.59, beating Canada by 1.47 seconds and the Netherlands by 2.53 seconds.

And as you can see, the US women were happy to give Whipple a nice pat on the back for her accomplishments. Ryan Hudson of SB Nation provides us with this lovely photo. 20120802_jdm_sx1_029_extra_large_medium_medium

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2012 Olympics: Team USA Basketball Cruises To Blowout Win Over Nigeria

The United States improved to 3-0 in Pool A play on Thursday evening, knocking off an overwhelmed Nigeria team by a score of 156-73. The US led 49-20 after one quarter and outscored Nigeria 78-28 in the second half.

Carmelo Anthony led all scorers and hit 10 of his 12 attempts from behind the arc. Kevin Durant continued to start and played well, hitting numerous shots in the first half. He rested for most of the second half once the game got out of hand.

As a team the US dished out 41 assists and hit 29 threes. Kevin Love, who hails from the Seattle area, had a great game overall and continued to protect the defensive glass.

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2012 Olympics Medal Count Update: Team USA Takes Lead Over China

The United States has been in second place for just about all of the 2012 Olympics up until Thursday, but that changed following a very strong showing this afternoon and evening in London. The US now leads all countries in the overall medal count with 37. Of those 37 medals, 18 are gold, nine are silver and 10 are bronze.

China has been the leader in London this week, but they finally lost their top spot. They also have won 18 gold medals, along with 11 silver and five bronze. Japan sits in third place with 19 medals, 11 of which are bronze. Germany and Russia are tied for fourth with 17 medals each.

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2012 Olympics: Michael Phelps Edges Ryan Lochte To Win Gold In Men's 200m IM

Michael Phelps took home his first individual gold medal of the 2012 Olympics on Thursday, edging fellow American swimmer Ryan Lochte in the 200m IM finals. Phelps led the entire way and closed out very well, finishing the race in 1:54.27. It was the 16th gold medal of Phelps' career.

Lochte finished in second and took home the silver medal. He had raced in a different qualifying event about 20 minutes prior to the 200m IM, so fatigue had to be a factor for him. Lochte touched the wall in 1:54.90.

Laszlo Cseh of Hungary won bronze after placing third. He finished in 1:56.22, nearly two full seconds behind Phelps.

As for the rest of the day, Phelps will have one more qualifying event for the 100m Butterfly.

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Olympic Swimming Preview: Michael Phelps Vs. Ryan Lochte In 200 Meter Individual Medley

The highlight event of tonight's Olympic coverage will be the men's 200 meter individual medley final featuring two of the best swimmers in the world, as both Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte go head-to-head. Phelps and Lochte have already faced off with each other in the men's 400 meter individual medley, where Lochte ended up cruising to victory and Phelps wasn't able to medal.

This figures to be a little bit closer. Lochte has two races to swim tomorrow, and he starts off with the 200 meter backstroke, where his a big favorite to win. But could it take something out of him when he goes up against Phelps? Of course, Phelps will be busy double-dipping of his own in the 100 meter butterfly heats and semifinals, so nothing will come easy for either swimmer tomorrow.

Plenty of other events will be taking place. Here's a schedule of Thursday's events.

for Thursday's events (ET, although the NBC events will be televised on both coasts at the same times). All events will be streamed live online at NBCOlympics.com.

4 a.m. - 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's Basketball: France vs. Lithuania (4 a.m.), Brazil vs. Russia (11:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Field Hockey: USA vs. Australia (5:45 a.m.), China vs. Netherlands (8:45 a.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: Serbia vs. Germany (7:15 a.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (10:30 a.m.)
  • Men's Table Tennis: Semifinals (1:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Archery: Individual Gold Medal Final (2:20 p.m.)
  • Men's Boxing: Round of 16 Bouts (Lightweight and Middleweight Classes, 3 p.m.)
  • Men's Shooting: Double Trap Gold Medal Final (4:45 p.m.)
  • Men's Basketball: USA vs. Nigeria (5:15 p.m.)

7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Bravo)

  • Singles Quarterfinals, Mixed Doubles Quarterfinals, Doubles Semifinals

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Men's Water Polo: Montenegro vs. Serbia (9 a.m.), Romania vs. Hungary (10:30 a.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: Poland vs. Argentina (11:45 a.m.)
  • Equestrian: Dressage Qualifying (1:30 p.m.)
  • Men's Handball: Serbia vs. Denmark (2:30 p.m.), Sweden vs. Iceland (5 p.m.)
  • Badminton: Semifinals (4 p.m.)
  • Women's Judo: 78 kg Gold Medal Final (4:30 p.m.)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBC)

  • Swimming: Qualifying (10 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.)
  • Canoeing: Whitewater, Men's C-2 Gold Medal Final (10:15 a.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (11:30 a.m.)
  • Cycling: Track Gold Medal Finals (12:45 p.m.)
  • Men's Water Polo: USA vs. Great Britain (1:20 p.m.)
  • Rowing: Gold Medal Finals (2:20 p.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: USA vs. Brazil (3 p.m.)

5 - 8 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Boxing: Round of 16 Bouts (lightweight and middleweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Swimming: Gold Medal Finals (Women's 200m breaststroke, 100m freestyle; Men's 200m backstroke, 200m individual medley)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying
  • Women's Rowing: Eights Gold Medal Final

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Women's Canoeing: Whitewater, K-1 Gold Medal Final
  • Table Tennis: Men's Singles Gold Medal Final

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2012 Olympics, Day 5 Recap: Nathan Adrian Shines, Mariel Zagunis Falls

The United States Olympics team had another medal-filled day at the 2012 London Olympic games, with a number of Red, White and Blue olympians taking home medals.

Nathan Adrian on Bremerton, WA captured gold in the men's 100M freestyle by just .01 seconds over Australia's James Magnussen.The 23-year-old finished in 47.52 seconds, becoming the first American man to win the 100 free since Matt Biondi in 1988. This is Adrian's second medal of these Olympics winning a silver as part of the men's 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay along with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Cullen Jones.

Mariel Zagunis of Beaverton, OR lost in the semifinals of the women's fencing saber competition by the score of 15-13 to the fourth-seeded South Korean Kim Jiyeon. At one point in the match, Zagunis had a 12-5 advantage, only to let it slip away along with her chances for a third gold medal. She would eventually finish fourth. This was the first time since 2007 that Zagunis has not fenced for the gold in the Olympics or the world championships.

Gymnast Danell Leyva rallied back to earn himself the bronze in the men's gymnastics all-around event .The 20-year-old out of Miami, FL had issues on the pommel horse, but excellent showings on the parallel bars and high bar got him on the podium. Bronx native John Orozco's, the other American to make the all-around, fell out of contention early finishing eighth.

The US women's rowing team earned themselves a bronze medal in the women's quadruple sculls at Dorney Lake outside of London. The Ukraine won its first-ever gold medal in rowing in the event.

The winning streak continued for two-time defending Olympic beach volleyball gold medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, coming back to win their match against Austrian sisters Stefanie and Doris Schwaiger to remain unbeaten in the Olympics all-time.

The No. 1 seeded Women's indoor volleyball extended their undefeated streak after taking out the No. 3 seeded Chinese with a 26-24, 25-16, 31-29 victory at Earls Court to improve to 3-0 in the tournament.

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Olympic Medal Count 2012: China 30, United States 29

The Chinese machine keeps on rolling at the London 2012 Olympic games, but the United States did their best to keep track thanks to their success in the pool. It seems to be a race for first overall in the medal count, with everyone else fighting for third (Japan is way back with 17).

China won their customary gold medals in table tennis and diving, as they are accustomed to doing. They even won new and unexpected events like weightlifting. But the United States had some pretty spiffy accomplishments of their own. Nathan Adrian of Bremerton captured gold in the men's 100 meter freestyle to give the region its first real gold medal. Team USA then captured another gold in the women's 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay.

There are plenty more competitors for medals coming up in the next few days, so expect the medal count to keep on rising. The current look at the medal count looks like this.

  1. China, 30 (17 gold, 9 silver, 4 bronze)
  2. United States, 29 (12, 8, 9)
  3. Japan, 17 (2, 4, 11)
  4. France, 13 (5, 3, 5)
  5. Germany, 13 (3, 8, 2)

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2012 Olympics Swimming: Nathan Adrian Out-touches James Magnussen For Gold In 100 Meter Freestyle

Nathan Adrian was one of the favorites going into the 2012 100 meter freestyle final, but there was going to be one big impediment to winning gold. That would be James Magnussen of Australia, otherwise known as The Missile. Magnussen posted one of the four fastest times in 100 meter freestyle history at 47.10 seconds, and Adrian of Bremeton was going to have to swim the race of his life to get gold.

Adrian did what he needed to do. He was third after the turn at the 50 meter final, but wasn't too far off the pace (just under a tenth of the second behind everyone else). Then Magnussen looked like he was going to take control as he got into first place with 25 meters to go, but Adrian kept pace. Then with a last gasp heave, Adrian managed to lunge for the wall just 0.01 seconds ahead of Magnussen. It's Adrian's first individual gold and his first Olympic medal.

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2012 Olympics, Saber Fencing Results: Mariel Zagunis Falls In Semifinals To South Korea's Kim Jiyeon

Mariel Zagunis, the 2-time gold medal winner in saber fencing for the United States of America, has lost in the semifinals to Kim Jiyeon of Korea.

Zagunis, the Beaverton, OR native eventually lost by the score of 15-13 to the fourth-seeded Jiyeon. At one point in the match, Zagunis had a 12-5 advantage, only to let it slip away along with her chances for a third gold medal.

This is the first time since 2007 that Zagunis has not fenced for the gold in the Olympics or the world championships. The top-seeded Zagunis will now fence for the bronze medal instead. Zagunis had not problems until this semifinal match, rolling her opponents in her first three matches with 15-7, 15-9, and 15-7 victories.

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2012 Olympics, Women's Cycling Individual Time Trials: US's Kristin Armstrong Wins Gold, Seattle's Amber Nebin 7th

The US women's cycling team is chock full of talent, but none more talented than Kristin Armstrong, who after another dominate performance has repeated as champion of the women's individual time trial.

Finishing the 29-kilometer course in a blazing time of37:34.82, he took home the gold by nearly 16 seconds. The 38-year old Armstrong also made history as the oldest champion of a women's road cycling event ever at the Olympics.

Judith Arndt of Germany won the silver medal in a time of 37:50.29, while Russia's Olga Zabelinskaya won her second bronze medal of the Olympics, finishing the time trial in 37:57.35.

Seattle native Amber Neben would finish in seventh place in the time trial, completing the course in a time of 38:45.17.

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2012 Olympics, Men's Cycling Individual Time Trial Finals: Britain's Bradley Wiggins Claims Gold

It was a great day for a bike ride in Hampton Court, England on Wednesday as the men's cycling individual time trials got underway. And fresh off his Tour de France victory, Great Britain's own Bradley Wiggins won the gold medal in the time trial, forever etching his name in British Olympic history.

The Tour champion took care of business on the 44-kilometer course south of London to win his seventh Olympic medal, taking over the record in Britain as the most decorated olympiad that he previously shared with rowing great Steve Redgrave. Wiggins owned the course in 50 minutes, 39.54 seconds, beating silver medalist Tony Martin of Germany by 42 seconds. Tour runner-up Christopher Froome of Britain won the bronze.

Wiggins became the first rider to win the Tour de France and the Olympic time trial in the same year. Prime Minister David Cameron hailed the cyclist on Twitter as a "True British hero."

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2012 Olympics: Online Stream For Wednesday's Events

The 2012 Olympics have been great so far, with many events and competitions being decided by the slimmest of margins. Wednesday will mark the fifth day of competition, and the US will be involved in just about every event.

NBC is streaming everything from London. You can watch all of Wednesday's events through this stream here. Among the more notable things to watch for is the men's 200m IM, beach volleyball and women's basketball against Turkey.

Following four days of competition, the United States and China are tied atop the leaderboard with 23 medals. The US is second in gold medals with nine thus far. For a complete tally of the medals won, use SI.com's Medal Tracker. That link will keep you updated throughout the entire Olympics.

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London 2012 Olympics Preview: Michael Phelps Faces Off Against Ryan Lochte

It was a history making Day 4 of the 2012 London Olympics that saw ultimate glory for Michael Phelps as he became the most decorated Olympian of all time. Phelps has a chance to add to his record breaking 19th medal in the treasure chest, but all eyes will be on him and Ryan Lochte as they face off against each other in the men's 200-meter individual medley.

Meanwhile, on the local front, swimmer Nathan Adrian from Bremerton, Washington looks to take home the gold medal on the 100-meter freestyle, where he came away with the second quickest qualifying time. Seattle Storm icon Sue Bird and the rest of the women's national team look to continue their quest for a gold medal against Turkey, who are also 2-0 in the preliminary pool.

There will be live coverage of every Olympic event if you are able to stream it online at NBCOlympics.com. Here is the TV coverage for all of Wednesday's events. As always, NBC will be showing events on tape delay at prime time.

1 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's Field Hockey: Spain vs. Austria (1:00 a.m.)
  • Women's Handball: Norway vs. South Korea (2:00 a.m.)
  • Table Tennis (3:00 a.m.)
  • Badminton (4:00 a.m.)
  • Cycling (4:30 a.m.)
  • Men's Soccer: Brazil vs. New Zealand (6:30 a.m.), Mexico vs. Switzerland (9:00 a.m.), Great Britain vs. Uruguay (11:45 a.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: Hungary vs. China (8:00 a.m.)
  • Boxing (10:45 a.m.)
  • Archery (11:15 a.m.)
  • Women's Beach Volleyball (12:00 p.m.)

4:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Bravo)

  • Men's Singles (3rd Round), Women's Singles (3rd Round), Men's Doubles (2nd Round), Women's Doubles (Quarterfinals), Women's Doubles (2nd Round), Mixed Doubles (1st Round)

6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Fencing (6:00 a.m., 10:45 a.m.)
  • Boxing (8:15 a.m.)
  • Men's Soccer: Japan vs. Honduras (9:00 a.m.), Senegal vs. United Arab Emirates
  • Women's Handball: Spain vs. Denmark (1:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Beach Volleyball (2:00 p.m.)
  • Table Tennis (4:00 p.m.)

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (NBC)

  • Cycling (9:00 a.m.)
  • Swimming (10:05 a.m., 11:30 a.m.)
  • Men's Beach Volleyball (10:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: USA vs. Spain (12:20 p.m.)
  • Canoeing (1:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: USA vs. China (2:00 p.m.)
  • Rowing (3:45 p.m.)

12:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Boxing (12:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m.)

8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (NBC)

  • Swimming and Diving finals
  • Men's overall gymnastics
  • Beach volleyball
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Olympic Games 2012: Hope Solo Shuts Down North Korea 1-0

There was a lot of justified hullaballoo surrounding Michael Phelps today as he took home medals number 18 and 19 to become the most decorated Olympian in all of history.

The U.S. women's gymnastic team lived up to their immense hype for the first time since 1996 and also took home the gold, very comfortably beating the Russian squad. The U.S. team has come into the past two Olympics as the top ranked team only to fall short of the gold.

On the local front, the representatives didn't fare so well. Ariana Kukors was one of the favorites in the 200-meter individual medley but she finished in fifth place, 2.26 seconds behind. Fellow American Caitlin Leverenz placed third in that race however.

Seattle native Travis Stevens just missed out on a bronze medal in judo ad he lost to Germany's Bischof Ole. Ole would eventually go onto win the silver medal.

Hope Solo and the U.S. women's soccer team took care of business, beating the North Korean's 1-0. The Lady American's have scored tournament high eight goals in their three wins, and Solo hasn't given up a goal since the 14th minute of their opener.

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Olympic Medal Count 2012: China 23 And Nine Golds, USA 23

China continues to stay on top of the overall gold total though with nine, although the United States is starting to cut into that lead. Michael Phelps and the United States women's gymnastics team both helped the USA in that regard, as each won team gold in the relay and the team event respectively.

In the pool, Phelps won the 800 meter freestyle relay along with the rest of his United States teammates while also getting a silver in the 200 meter butterfly. As for other swimmers, Allison Schmitt won the 200 meter individual freestyle event, and Caitlin Leverenz finished with a bronze in the 200 meter indivdiual medley to get the United States four more swimming medals overall on the day. The favored United Statest women's gymnastics team also captured gold and it was a pretty big beatdown, besting the next best opponent by a few points.

Here is the total medal count through Day 4 (medal count courtesy of SI):

  1. China, 23 (13 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze)
  2. United States, 23 (9, 8, 6)
  3. Japan, 13 (1, 4, 8)
  4. France, 11 (4, 3, 4)
  5. South Korea, 8 (3, 2, 3)

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Olympic Records 2012: Michael Phelps Most Decorated Olympian Ever

It's going to be hard to leave these Olympics without thinking that Michael Phelps is the greatest Olympic athlete ever. There's no doubt he has the hardware to prove his worth.

Phelps won two medals today to push him to 19 medals, passing Larisa Latynina of the old Soviet Union (who had 18 medals). Phelps finished with a silver medal in the 200 meter butterfly, then cruised to gold as part of the Untied States relay team in the 4 x 200 meter freestyle.

Phelps has won 15 gold medals, the most in Olympic history. He's won medals at three straight Olympic games, with eight coming in Athens (six gold, two bronze) and eight coming in Beijing (all gold, still an all-time record for one games). Phelps has won three in London so far, and he's not done yet. He has yet to compete in the 100 meter butterfly, the 200 meter individual medley, and the 4 x 100 meter medley relay, so he still has plenty of time to up his medal total at these games.

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London Olympics 2012: Michael Phelps Finishes Second In 200m Butterfly, Ties Record

There were already signs that this was coming. But in the 200 meter butterfly, where Michael Phelps hadn't lost a world championships or Olympics race since 2002, Phelps had to settle for a silver medal in the event at the 2012 London Olympics.

Phelps, who led for the first 150 meters, was caught during the final stretch by Russia's Chad le Clos to lose by .05 seconds.

A fourth place finish and two silver medals are what Phelps has to show for his efforts in this Olympics after his historic eight gold medals at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing made him an international superstar.

But even in the wake of his silver medal, Phelps still managed to make history as he tied the Olympic record for most career medals with 18. If Team USA medals in the 4-x-200, Phelps will sit alone atop the career medals list as the most decorated Olympic athlete of all-time.

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London Olympics 2012: Travis Stevens Misses Out On Bronze Medal In Judo

Seattle native Travis Stevens was unable to snag a spot on the Judo 81kg/178 lbs medal stand as he lost his bronze medal match to Germany's Bischof Ole. Ole ended up finishing with the silver medal as Korea's Jae-Bum Kim game away with the gold. Russia's Ivan Nifontov and Canada's Antoine Valois-Fortier both earned bronze medals.

Stevens was looking to improve upon the Americans track record in Judo but was unable to do so. While Japan has dominated the event with 65 total medals including 35 gold, the USA has never earned a gold medal and only has 10 total, seven of them being bronze. Stevens was seen as having a shot to bring home at least another bronze, but it wasn't meant to be.

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London 2012 Olympics Preview: Arianna Kukors, Hope Solo Get To Work

The 2012 London Olympics move into Day 4 action, and of course all eyes will be on gymnastics and swimming in primetime. The women's team final in gymnastics will be must-watch as the United States are considered one of the favorites to win gold. Swimming will feature finals like the 200 meter butterfly with Michael Phelps, and the 200 meter freestyle with Missy Franklin.

In local action, two Seattle athletes will get their chance to shine. The United States women's national soccer team will be in action as they take on North Korea, and goalie Hope Solo of Washington shouldn't have too much difficultly denying a weak North Korean side any goal opportunities they get. Meanwhile Arianna Kukors from the University of Washington will be one of the top competitors in the 200 individual medley final and has a good shot to medal.

There will be live coverage of every Olympic event if you're able to watch it streamed online at NBCOlympics.com. Here is your TV coverage of Tuesday's events. All times are ET, so convert them to Pacific as needed (except for the NBC telecasts, which are at the same time on all coasts).

4 a.m. - 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's Basketball: China vs. Russia (4 a.m.), France vs. Argentina (3 p.m.) , USA vs. Tunisia (5:15 p.m.)
  • Equestrian: Eventing Team Jumping Final (6 a.m.), Eventing Individual Jumping Finals (9:15 a.m.)
  • Men's Water Polo: Hungary vs. Montenegro (8:15 a.m.)
  • Women's Soccer: USA vs. North Korea (12:15 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (2 p.m.)
  • Men's Shooting: Skeet Gold Medal Final (4:45 p.m.)

7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Bravo)

  • Tennis: Second Round Singles and Doubles Quarterfinals

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Women's Table Tennis: Quarterfinal (9 a.m.)
  • Women's Soccer: Canada vs. Sweden (9:30 a.m.), France vs. Columbia (12:15 p.m.), Great Britain vs. Brazil (3:30 p.m.)
  • Badminton: Qualifying (11:15 a.m.)
  • Women's Field Hockey: USA vs. Argentina (2 p.m.)
  • Women's Table Tennis: Semifinal (4:30 p.m.)
  • Men's Archery: Individual Elimination Round (5 p.m.)
  • Weightlifting: Men's 69 kg, Women's 63 kg Classes (5:30 p.m.)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBC)

  • Men's Canoeing: Whitewater, C-1 Gold Medal Final (10 a.m.)
  • Swimming: Qualifying (10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.)
  • Rowing: Quarterfinals, semifinals, and repechages (11:15 a.m., 2 p.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: USA vs. Germany (11:45 a.m.)
  • Men's Water Polo: USA vs. Romania (2:30 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (4 p.m.)

5 - 8 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Boxing: Elimination Bouts (light flyweight and light welterweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Women's Gymnastics: Team Gold Medal Final
  • Swimming: Gold Medal Finals (Men's 200m butterfly, 4x200m freestyle relay; Women's 200m freestyle, 200m individual medley)
  • Women's Diving: Platform Synchronized Gold Medal Final

12:30 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Swimming: Semifinals (Women's 200m butterfly, Men's 200m breaststroke)
  • Beach Volleyball: USA vs. TBD

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Olympic Games 2012 Recap: U.S. Adds 6 More Medals; Marti Malloy Takes Bronze in Judo

Oak Harbor, Washington now has an Olympian it can add to its Wikipedia Page. Marti Malloy took bronze in the judo in the 57-kilogram division. Malloy came into the Olympics ranked 11th in the world.

The U.S. picked up four more medals for its swimming team - two golds and two silvers. Missy Franklin, the 17-year-old from Colorado, won the first gold medal of her young career in the 100-meter backstroke. Matt Grevers set an Olympic record time of 52.16 seconds in the 100-meter backstroke. It was his third career gold medal and fifth medal overall.

It wasn't all sunshine and smiles for the Olympic Swimming team however. Ryan Lochte once again failed to medal in his event after winning the gold medal for his first race in the 400-meter individual medley.

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Olympic Medal Count: U.S. Takes Home Six Today to Tie With China at 17

The U.S. took home two of each medal en route to catching up to China for the overall medal lead at 17 a piece.

The swimming team continued its impressive stretch, taking home two more gold and silver medals for the U.S. flag. The U.S. also won a bronze in judo and a bronze in diving.

China still retains the overall gold medal advantage, beating the U.S. nine to five. Japan is remaining competitive with 11 medals overall. Italy is sitting in fourth place at eight and France is in fifth place with seven.

There are four more swimming events tomorrow that will award medals, so the U.S. has a very good chance to retain the lead or even take sole possession of it.

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London Olympics 2012: Michael Phelps Makes Semifinals In 200-Meter Butterfly

As Michael Phelps continues to fight against the shadow of his legendary 2008 Olympic performance, he's just focused on moving on to each round of his events.

So even though he only finished with the fifth-fastest qualifying time in the prelims of the 200-meter butterfly on Monday, Phelps will be in the next round looking to defend his gold medal.

Phelps finished third in his heat after leading for much of the way, finishing behind Dinko Jukic of Austria and U.S. teammate Tyler Clary with a time of 1:55.53.

It's been an interesting start to the Olympics for Phelps as he's already finished fourth in the 400 individual medley and had to watch as his team squandered a late lead in the 4-x-100 relay to finish with the silver medal.

The semifinals for the 200-meter butterfly are Monday evening.

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London Olympics 2012: Marti Malloy Brings Home Judo Bronze Medal

It turns out that change is good for Marti Malloy.

The junior at San Jose State University and Oak Harbor native won a bronze medal in 57kg judo after moving down from her normal 63kg due to it not having a division in the Olympics. Malloy, who is the top-ranked 63kg player in the United States, was still able to leave the competition with a medal in her hand and her head held high.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Malloy lost with seven seconds remaining in her semifinal match on Monday against Corina Caprioriu of Romania before avenging the loss against Guilia Quintavalle of Italy to win the bronze. Quintavalle was the defending Olympic champion.

Malloy has been destined for greatness within the sport since she was young as she claimed her first gold medal in a senior international competition at the tender age of 16. Having now already snagged an Olympic medal, the sky is the limit for Malloy as this could be just the beginning to a great career in judo on the Olympic level.

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2012 Summer Olympics Medal Count: China Still In The Lead, U.S. Close Behind

The United States headed to the 2012 Olympics in London with one goal in mind: win as many medals as possible. Certainly that was the goal of Michael Phelps, who was hoping to add to his all-time medal total in what figures to be his last Summer Games. Things haven't started off exceptionally well for Phelps, but the U.S. is right in the thick of things at the top of the total medals list.

China still leads in both total medals and gold medals heading into Monday, but the United States is close behind. China holds 12 total medals and six gold medals, while the U.S. has 11 total medals and three gold. Italy and Korea each have six total medals and two gold, while France is fifth with five total medals.

Eight of the United States' total medals are in swimming, which is perhaps to be expected, including two of the gold medals. The third U.S. gold came in shooting. Of China's six golds, two each are in swimming and shooting, one is in diving and one is in weightlifting.

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London 2012 Olympics Preview: Watch Online, TV Schedule, Events List

As we head into the meat of the first week of Olympic action, some of the young rising swimming stars for the United States get going into action. Missy Franklin will compete in her first individual event in the 100 meter backstroke, and Ryan Lochte will compete for his second gold in the 200 meter freestyle. However, both will have very stiff challenges to win gold, as Franklin will have to face Emily Seebohm from Australia and Lochte will have to fend off the upstarts Sun Yang and Yannick Angel.

Also happening in primetime will be the men's gymnastics gold medal team final, which should figure into the hopes of the United States to win gold.

There will be live coverage of every Olympic event if you're able to watch it streamed online at NBCOlympics.com. Here is the list of actions for Monday, with all times being Pacific. Events aired on NBC proper are on tape delay and will air at the assigned hour in all time zones.

4 a.m. - 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Men's Field Hockey: South Korea vs. New Zealand (4 a.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (5 a.m.)
  • Badminton: USA vs. TBD (6 a.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: Serbia vs. South Korea (6:30 a.m.), Italy vs. Japan (3 p.m.)
  • Equestrian: Eventing Cross Country (8:15 a.m.)
  • Men's Archery: Individual Elimination Round (12:45 p.m.)
  • Men's Boxing: Elimination bouts - flyweight and light heavyweight classes (1:15 p.m.)
  • Men's Shooting: 10m Air Rifle Final (4:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: USA vs. Angola (5:15 p.m.)

7 a.m. - 3 p.m. (Bravo)

  • Tennis: Singles Second Round

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Women's Water Polo: Spain vs. China (9 a.m.), Italy vs. Australia (11:15 a.m.)
  • Badminton: USA vs. TBD (10:15 a.m.), USA vs. Japan (3:45 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (10:30 a.m., 5 p.m.)
  • Women's Basketball: Russia vs. Brazil (11:45 a.m.)
  • Table Tennis: USA vs. TBD (1:30 p.m.)
  • Men's Field Hockey: Great Britain vs. Argentina (2 p.m.)
  • Weightlifting: Men's 62 kg Gold Medal Final (3:30 p.m.), Women's 58 kg Gold Medal Final (3:45 p.m.)

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (NBC)

  • Swimming: Qualifying (10 a.m., 1:45 p.m.)
  • Rowing: Qualifying (10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m.)
  • Canoe/Kayak: Canoe/whitewater Qualifying (11 a.m.)
  • Women's Volleyball: USA vs. Brazil (11:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Water Polo: USA vs. Hungary (2:30 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (4 p.m.)

5 - 8 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Men's Boxing: Elimination bouts (flyweight and light heavyweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Swimming: Gold Medal Finals (Men's 200m freestyle, 100 m backstroke; Women's 100m backstroke, 100m breaststroke)
  • Men's Gymnastics: Team Gold Medal Final
  • Men's Diving: Platform Synchronized Gold Medal Final

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

  • Swimming (Women's 200m individual medley semifinals)
  • Canoe/Kayak: Whitewater qualifying

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Olympic Games 2012 Recap: Nathan Adrian, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Cullen Jones Fail To Nab Relay Gold

It was another rough day for the United States men's swimming team. Although they nabbed a few more medals, they failed to notch an important gold in the 4 x 100

Nathan Adrian of Bremerton wasn't part of the problem. Adrian swam a really strong opening leg to put the USA up on top and in a seemingly strong position to win another gold medal in the event. After Phelps seemed to hold things though, France began to close the gap on Cullen Jones's third leg, and Ryan Lochte was overtaken in the anchor leg as the USA fell just short of gold. There will be some controversy as to whether Lochte should have swum the final leg over Adrian (a 100 meter freestyle natural), but the strategy didn't end up working out for them.

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2012 Olympics Medal Count: United States In Second Place, China Takes Early Lead

With just one day of gold medal competition in the books at the 2012 Olympics in London, the United States is already where they want to be -- right at the top of the list in the medal tallies by country. They sit in second place heading into the second day of medal events on Sunday.

Heading into Sunday's events, China currently leads all countries with four total medals and four gold medals. The United States and Italy are tied with five total medals.

Brazil, Korea and Japan each have three medals and Japan is the only one of those three countries without a gold medal. No other country has more than one medal.

The United States might very well be tied for the medal lead with China, had not Michael Phelps shockingly failed to medal in his first finals swimming event on Saturday. Phelps was hoping to come to London to add to his historic medal total, but he has gotten off to an inauspicious start.

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Olympics 2012: Events, TV Schedule, Streaming For Sunday

London has already been home to some thrilling Olympics competition ... and it's only been a day. Day 2 begins on Sunday and gets started extra-early for those of us watching in the Pacific Northwest. If you're willing to power through into the wee hours, you can treat yourself to some 1 a.m. field hockey, or perhaps some 2 a.m. beach volleyball.

The morning's marquee event may very well be the first game for the Unites States men's basketball team. The current incarnation of the Dream Team will be attempting to upend France as they pursue their quest for back-to-back gold medals.

All live Olympics events can be streamed online at NBCOlympics.com. Below is the complete list of television times for Sunday. All times are Pacific. Please note that all events aired on NBC proper are on tape delay and will air at the assigned hour in all time zones.

1 a.m. - 4 p.m. (NBCSN)

Women's Field Hockey: New Zealand vs. Australia (1 a.m.), USA vs. Germany (1:15 p.m)
Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (2 a.m., 5 a.m., 12 p.m.)
Men's Basketball: Brazil vs. Australia (3 a.m.), USA vs. France (6:30 a.m.), Spain vs. China (8:30 a.m.)
Badminton: USA vs. TBD (6 a.m.)
Women's Shooting: Skeet Gold Medal Final (10:30 a.m.)
Women's Weightlifting: Gold Medal Final (10:45 a.m.)
Equestrian: Event Dressage (11:15 a.m.)
Women's Archery: Team Gold Medal Final (12:45 p.m.)

4 a.m. - 2 p.m. (MSNBC)

Men's Volleyball: Russia vs. Germany (4 a.m.)
Men's Handball: Croatia vs. South Korea (5:15 a.m.)
Table Tennis: USA vs. TBD (6 a.m.)
Badminton: USA vs. TBD (6:30 a.m.)
Men's Soccer: Brazil vs. Belarus (7 a.m.), Senegal vs. Uruguay (8:30 a.m.), Great Britain vs. UAE (11:45 a.m.)
Men's Water Polo: Hungary vs. Serbia (11 a.m.)
Men's Volleyball: Italy vs. Poland (1:30 p.m.)

4 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Bravo)

Tennis: First round

7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (NBC)

Women's Cycling: Road Race (7 a.m.)
Swimming: Qualifying (11 a.m., 1:30 p.m.)
Men's Volleyball: USA vs. Serbia (11:45 a.m.)
Women's Gymnastics: Team Competition (2 p.m.)
Men's Water Polo: USA vs. Montenegro (2:40 p.m.)
Beach Volleyball: Qualifying (4 p.m.)

7 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

Women's Gymnastics: Team Competition
Swimming: Gold Medal Finals (Men's 100m breaststroke, 4x100m freestyle relay; Women's 100m butterfly, 400m freestyle)
Women's Diving: Springboard synchronized gold medal final

12:35 - 1:35 a.m. (NBC)

Women's Gymnastics: Team Competition
Canoeing: Whitewater qualifying heats

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Olympic Games 2012 Recap: Day 1 In London Nets 5 Medals For Team USA

Day 1 of the 2012 London Olympics has come and gone, and after a full day of action Team USA is currently third in the medal count. They have collected five medals in total, one gold, two silver and two bronze. China is in first with four gold and two silver, and Italy sits in second with two Gold, two Silver and one Bronze.

Ryan Lochte was the star of the day, defeating rival Michael Phelps in the Men's 400m Individual Medley. Lochte won the event, picking up America's first (and currently only) Gold Medal. Phelps failed to medal for the first time in 16 races, a streak that goes all the way back to the Sydney Games in 2000. The two men will see each other again in the Men's 200m Individual Medley.

America's Men's Archery Team came within a point of securing a second Gold Medal, but the settled for Silver after falling to Italy in the Gold Medal match by a score of 219-218. Swimming rounded out the day's medal count: Another Silver came via Elizabeth Beisel in the Women's 400m Individual Medley, the Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay team of Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Lia Neal and Allison Schmitt won Bronze, and Peter Vanderkaay won Bronze in the Men's 400m Freestyle.

It was a mixed day for the Pacific Northwest's representatives in London. Richland, Washington's Hope Solo helped guide the Women's Soccer team to a 3-0 victory over Colombia, while the participants in the Men's Cycling Road Race didn't fare so well. Wenatchee, Washington's Tyler Farrar finished 23rd in the event, Chris Horner of Bend, Oregon finished 93rd, and Tejay Van Garderen of Tacoma, Washington came in 104th. Farrar and Horner are done with the Olympics, but Van Garderen will have a chance at redemption in the Men's Individual Time Trial.

In the team sports, the Women's Basketball team had an easy victory against Croatia, winning 81-56. The Women's Volleyball team beat Korea 3-1, and in Beach Volleyball Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings advanced with a win over Australia, and Jake Gibbs and Seth Rosenthal beat South Africa.

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London Olympics 2012: Alexandr Vinokurov Takes Gold In Men's Road Race

The Men's Road Race Cycling event from the 2012 London Olympics is in the books, and the results are disappointing for the Pacific Northwest Athletes in the event. Tejay van Garderen, from Tacoma, Tyler Farrar, from Wenatchee, and Chris Horner, from Bend, OR all competed in the event. The Gold Medal went to Alexandr Vinokurov of Kazakhstan, Silver went to Rigoberto Uran of Columba, and Alexander Kristoff of Norway rounded out the podium.

Of the local riders, Farrar made the best showing. The young sprinter finished 23rd, about 40 seconds back from the winner. Chris Horner finished 93rd, about 49 seconds back, and van Garderen placed 104th, about 1:34 off the lead. Luckily for van Garderen, his Olympics are not yet over. The Road Race was the sole event for Horner and Farrar, but Van Garderen will participate in the Men's Individual Time Trial. That event takes place on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

For a complete tally of the medals won, use SI.com's Medal Tracker.

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2012 Olympics, Team USA Soccer Results: Hope Solo Leads Team To 3-0 Shutout

Hope Solo is the backbone of Team USA Soccer. A native of Richland, Washington and current member of the Seattle Sounders, all eyes were on the talented goalie as the US took on Colombia on Saturday. Solo and her teammates had very little trouble with the chippy Colombian team, winning by a score of 3-0.

Solo only faced a handful of shots, none of which really came close to getting past her. Megan Rapinoe scored the first goal for Team USA, connecting on a ball at the 33-minute mark. The Colombian defense held strong throughout the middle portions of the match, but they would eventually wear down late.

Abby Wambach scored a beautiful goal in the box at the 74-minute mark. She was followed just three minutes later by Carli Lloyd, who connected in the 77th minute to increase the lead to 3-0.

It was a great start for Team USA Soccer.

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2012 Olympics: Schedule, Start Times, Gold Medals And More For Day One

Saturday will mark the first day of official competiton at the 2012 Olympic Games. With 12 gold medals up for grabs and a ton of events throughout the day, it promises to be a great start to the world's largest athletic competition. Here is a preview of what's to come during day one. We have a schedule for the gold medal events listed below.

You can find a complete schedule of the day's events here.

All of the start times are in Pacific Standard Time. If you're on the east coast, simply add three hours to the start time. London is eight hours ahead of the west coast.

Archery: One gold medal is up for grabs in archery. The Men's Team Round of 16 is set to begin at 1 a.m. That's a 4 a.m. start on the east coast, a 9 a.m. start in London. The Men's Team Quarterfinals, Semifinals, Bronze Medal and Gold Medal Match will run from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Cycling: A gold medal is up for grabs in cycling. The Men's Road Race will begin at 2 a.m. and run through 8 a.m.

Fencing: One gold medal will be awarded on Saturday in fencing. Everything is set to begin at 2:30 a.m. The Women's Individual Matches will narrow down the field from 64 to the quarterfinals section. Following a break, the Semifinals, Bronze Medal Match and Gold Medal Match will run from 10 a.m. to noon.

Judo: Two gold medals will be awarded on Saturday. The Men's 60kg and Women's 48kg matches will begin at 1:30 a.m. It will be a busy day, with the Gold Medal Matches expected to begin around 8 a.m.

Shooting: This will be the first event of the 2012 Olympics. The Women's 10M Air Rifle qualifying will begin at 12:15 a.m, and the finals will begin at 3. The Men's 10M Air Pistol qualifying is set for 4 a.m., with the finals set for 7:30. Two gold medals will be awarded.

Swimming: Swimming is always one of the more entertaining events at the Olympics. Heats and qualifications will run from 2 a.m. until about 4:30. The finals and quarterfinals will start around 11. Four gold medals will be given out to the winners of the Men's 400m IM (11:30 a.m.), Men's 400m freestyle (11:49), Women's 400m IM (12:09 p.m.), and Women's 4x100m freestyle (12:40).

Weightlifting: One gold medal is up for grabs in weightlifting. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., Group A will compete in the Women's 48kg/106lbs portion.

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2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Ends With Parade Of Nations

The extremely elaborate opening ceremony directed by Danny Boyle yielded to the Parade of Nations on Friday night, as the 2012 Olympics in London were kicked off in earnest.

Although the Parade of Nations took the better part of two hours, even on tape delay, Bob Costas and his fellow commentators could not stop talking about how fast the procession was moving. They repeatedly noted that the pace of the entrances was far quicker than they could remember. Or perhaps those lines were added in later to try to make those of us watching at home forget that this telecast was already twice tape delayed and heavily edited. If that was the case, it definitely did not work.

Making their entrance last, of course, were the athletes representing the host country, Great Britain. They entered to a jubilant crowd ovation and marched proudly amid a massive confetti shower.

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Following the Parade of Nations and the lighting of the flame, Sir Paul McCartney led the 60,000 fans in attendance in a rousing singalong of "Hey Jude."

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London 2012 Opening Ceremony: West Coast Broadcast Well Underway

The 2012 Olympic Games in London have begun with Friday night's opening ceremony. Although the eight-hour spectacular actually took place earlier in the day, NBC opted to tape-delay the broadcast at 7:30 p.m. ET and then tape-delay the broadcast yet again for those of us on the West Coast.

The opening ceremony, which was directed by Trainspotting and Slumdog Millionaire auteur Danny Boyle, began with a celebration of England's long history, focusing on the green English countryside giving way to the industrial revolution that forged their current empire. The long, theatrical endeavor featured an appearance by Kenneth Branagh and culminated in the appearance of massive, fiery Olympic Rings.

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Following that, things got a little bit silly, as Craig James-as-James Bond and Queen Elizabeth appeared on a pre-taped video that showed them riding in a helicopter from Buckingham Palace to the Olympic Stadium and cut to skydivers -- dressed as James and Elizabeth -- leaping from the live helicopter and parachuting down to the Stadium using Union Jack chutes.

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Olympics Opening Ceremony 2012: TV Schedule, Watch Online, Live Updates And More

If you are living in Seattle and wish to watch the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony live, you are out of luck. The Opening Ceremony will be tape delayed on the East Coast and as a result, will also be tape delayed on the West Coast as well. To avoid spoilers, viewers will have to do their best to avoid the Internet until the events are televised in the United States.

Named "The Isles of Wonder," the event is being directed by Oscar-award winning movie director Danny Boyle. The Opening Ceremony will feature the traditional parade of nations and lighting of the olympic Cauldron. At the same time, the event will attempt to display United Kingdom's culture on the biggest stage in the world.

West Coast viewers can watch the Opening Ceremony beginning at 7:30 p.m. PT on NBC. The airing will last until 12:00 a.m. PT. The event will not be streamed live online, but clips and highlights of the show will be available on NBCOlympics.com prior to its tape delayed showing in the United States.

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2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony: Start Time, TV Schedule And More

The Opening Ceremonies at the Olympics every four years is something to behold. With more than a billion viewers expected across the globe, you can bet London will be putting on a show.

The Opening Ceremony, titled "The Isles of Wonder", is set Friday night in London. With the time change being anywhere from five to eight hours deepening on where you live in the United States, most of the action televised in primetime will be tape-delayed.

The ceremony will begin at 9 p.m. locally. That's 4 p.m. on the east coast, 1 p.m. on the west coast. NBC will begin airing everything at 7:30 p.m. EST/ 6:30 PST, so you'll have quite the wait if you're in Seattle or the surrounding areas. Check your local listings to ensure what time everything is set to begin in your area.

Seattle has many representatives at the 2012 Olympics, including Team USA soccer goalie Hope Solo, along with many more. Fans will remember basketball forward Kevin Durant spent time in Seattle before leaving for Oklahoma City.

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USA Swimming Preview: Nathan Adrian Hopes To Break Out

Nathan Adrian hopes to break out at the 2012 Olympics in the 100 meter freestyle and the relays, and Arianna Kukors hopes to make some noise in the 200 meter individual medley.

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Team USA Flag Bearer: Beaverton's Mariel Zagunis Tabbed For Duty

Two-time defending gold medalist fencer and Beaverton, OR native Mariel Zagunis has been selected to honor the United States of America as the lone American olympian to bear the stars and stripes for her country as part of the opening ceremonies at the 2012 summer Olympics in London, England.

Zagunis, known by many as the best fencer in the world, is looking for her third-straight gold medal with the sabre. Her gold medal in Athens back in 2004 was the first for any American fencer in 100 years. Than in Beijing in 2008, she again took the gold medal, one of six medals the U.S. fencing team won at those games. Her successes continued after Beijing, winning 2009 and 2010 World Championships after taking silver last year.

For more in depth coverage, discussion and analysis of every possible thing that you could imagine regarding the 2012 Olympic Games in beautiful London, make sure that you head on over to SB Nation's dedicated Olympics Hub for all the latest. Oh, and tell your friends too.

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USA Volleyball: Kent Native Courtney Thompson Hungry For Gold Medal

Can Courtney Thompson help lift the US women's volleyball team to Olympic gold?

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USA Vs. France, 2012 Olympics: USWNT Battle Back For 4-2 Win

The United States women's soccer team were looking to make a statement on Wednesday in their opening match against a talented France squad. Alex Morgan scored twice, Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd each netted a goal as well as the U.S. women's rallied from an early defecit for a 4-2 victory in their first round match.

The United States were stunned early by two quick goals against Washington native Hope Solo, leaving them in a 2-0 hole after just 14 minutes of play. Wambach would get America on the board in the 19th minute, followed by Morgan in the 32nd and Lloyd in the 56th.

Morgan scored again in the 66th minute to seal the French's fate. Despite the fact that the opening ceremonies are still two days away, Soccer is one of only two games that starts early so it can play a full tournament.

The United States play Colombia on Saturday.

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USA Shooting: 21 Year-Old Amanda Furrer Ready To Win Gold

Can Amada Furrer bring home the gold?

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London Olympics 2012: Women's Soccer TV Times, How To Watch Online

As the 2012 Olympic games is just days away from it's opening ceremonies in London, the action is already getting underway with the start of women's soccer on Wednesday morning. There are a number of exciting first-round matches going on, and a number of different ways that you can enjoy take them all in.

Great Britian and New Zeland get things started at 8 am PT, while Japan and Canada get it on afterward at 8:50. The United States women's soccer team will take on France at 9 a.m. PT on NBC Sports Network, while Cameroon Brazil at 10:45. Sweeden takes on South Africa at 11:09, while Columbia and North Korea lock horns at 11:45.

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Women's Group G: Colombia vs. North Korea

All games can be viewed on either MSNBC or NBC Sports Network, or can be streamed online at NBC.com

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USA Judo: Travis Stevens and Marti Malloy Head to London

Two Washingtonians are on their way to London to represent the country in Judo.

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Team USA Women's Basketball: Sue Bird Returns To A Stage All Too Familiar

The Olympics almost wouldn't be complete without her.

Seattle Storm star guard Sue Bird is known for her participation in the Olympics. After all, this will be her third Olympic games as she looks for her third gold medal as a member of the powerhouse that is the USA women's basketball team.

Bird won gold in 2004 in Beijing and in 2008 in Athens as she looks to continue a string of dominance by the USA team that goes back to the 1990s.

Bird also has two World Championship titles to her name (2002, 2010) and that's before we even get to her collegiate and WNBA accolades.

2002 Naismith, Wade Trophy and Associated Press Player of the Year awards while a senior at UConn. She's also a member of the WNBA All-Decade Team (1997-2006) and a two-time WNBA champion.

Other than that, nobody really knows why she is on the team. She seems like a bit of a reach.

The USA women's basketball team is in Group A with Angola, China, Croatia, Czech Republic and Turkey with games starting on July 28.

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USA Boxing: Queen Underwood Is Confident Heading Into Olympics

Seattle native Queen Underwood carries herself with a confidence befitting a 28-year-old boxer.

Underwood will need that confidence as she embarks on the inaugural journey through women’s Olympic boxing as there will be three women’s events this year (fly, middle and light) to accompany the 10 men’s boxing events for the first time in Olympic history.

“I love the attention from a crowd, all eyes on you,” said Underwood on the Team USA website. “Being in the spotlight for the four rounds or less.”

At 5-foot-5 and 132 pounds, Underwood has built a strong enough resume to represent her country in the Olympics after starting to box in 2003. She has already accumulated a 2009 Continental Championship and is a three-time Light Welterweight Champion and a two-time Lightweight National Champion.

The round of 16 will be held on Aug. 5, followed by the quarterfinals on Aug. 6, semifinals on Aug. 8 and finals on Aug. 8.

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USA Equestrian: Adrienne Lyle - From Small Town to London Olympics

U.S. Equestrian Adrienne Lyle is one of the youngest dressage competitors and will be taking her small town dreams to London.

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USA Cycling: State of Washington Sends Three Cyclists to London

Tyler Farrar, Tejay Van Garderen, and Jennie Reed are the three cyclists heading to London with Washington ties.

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USA Women's Soccer: Seattle Sounders Players Will Try To Guide U.S. To Victory

Four different Seattle Sounders players will be headed to London for the 2012 Olympic Games. Can the women's soccer team capture their third straight gold medal at the Summer Games?

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2012 Olympics Preview: Guide To Pacific Northwest Athletes Competing In The Summer Games

The Seattle area will be sending nearly 20 athletes to the 2012 Olympics. Hope Solo is among the locals competing for gold in London.

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