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Bolt makes history with 200m gold

Usain Bolt becomes the first man to retain both Olympic sprint titles as he led home a Jamaica clean sweep in the 200m. Bolt matched Michael Johnson's then world-record time from the Atlanta Games of 19.32 seconds as he held off training partner Yohan Blake in silver and Warren Weir in bronze.


Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor win third gold

Beach Volleyball

The Americans win their third Summer Games gold with a 21-16, 21-16 victory over U.S. teammates Jennifer Kessy and April Ross. The serve of April Ross kept on going and going, landing long on match point. Kerri Walsh Jennings watched it hit the sand and thrust her arms in the air, child-like delight on her face on this electric night. Three-peat achieved.


Raisman Adds 2 Olympic Medals to United States’ Total

Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman added a gold and a bronze to the United States’ medal count, but her bronze only came after judges re-counted her score in the balance beam final.


Williams sisters defend Olympic doubles gold

Serena Williams teamed with big sister Venus to win the women's doubles title at the Olympics on Sunday, adding to the singles gold she won on Centre Court at Wimbledon a day earlier.


Phelps Wins the 100 Butterfly, for Gold No. 17

Michael Phelps won his 21st career medal, and Missy Franklin and Katie Ledecky also won at the London Olympics.


American Adrian Wins 100-Meter Freestyle

Nathan Adrian of the United States won the gold medal in the Olympic 100-meter freestyle on Wednesday night, completing the furious, water-thrashing, lung-busting test one-hundredth of a second faster than James Magnussen of Australia.


U.S. women win gymnastics gold; 1st Olympic title since '96

The Americans lived up to their considerable hype and then some Tuesday night, routing silver medalist Russia and everybody else on their way to their first Olympic title in women's gymnastics since 1996. Their score of 183.596 was a whopping five points ahead of Russia and made their final event, floor exercise, more like a coronation. Romania won the bronze.


Franklin Wins the 100 Backstroke for Gold No. 1

Missy Franklin

The Colorado teenager Missy Franklin won the 100-meter backstroke to earn her first gold medal, outracing Emily Seebohm of Australia in a stirring duel that completed a wild 20 minutes at the London Aquatics Centre for her.


Armitstead wins GB's first medal

Lizzie Armitstead wins Britain's first medal of the 2012 Olympics as Netherlands' Marianne Vos claims cycling gold.


Lochte wins 400 IM in blowout; Phelps finishes 4th

Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte turned his much-anticipated duel with Michael Phelps into a blowout, pulling away to win the Olympic 400-meter individual medley by more than 3 seconds Saturday night. Even more stunning: Phelps didn't even win a medal.


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