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The Value of Winning Olympic Gold Around the World (Infographic)

Posted on 14 Aug, 2012, by in Miscellaneous

Winning an Olympic gold medal isn’t enough these days. Cashing in on that Olympic gold medal is the real art, but it has a lot to do with the country that you represent. The United States, winning more gold (46) and medals (104) than any other nation actually is only fourth on the pay list because of the different payouts handed out by each government. More

Matt Grevers, Brendan Hansen, Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian

Final Medal Count of the 2012 Summer Olympics

Posted on 13 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

Who won the 2012 Olympics? No real answer, but the United States, again, won more medals than anyone else, beating China to the top spot in the overall rankings and the gold medal count, but Great Britain, the hosts, had a sensational two weeks. In total, 85 nations won an Olympic medal, including a first ever medal for Bahrain, Montenegro, Guatemala, Gabon, Cyprus, Botswana and Grenada. More

Best Photos from the 2012 Olympic Games

Posted on 13 Aug, 2012, by in Featured

The 25 best photos from 302 events in 26 sports spread over 19 days of competition don’t show all 10,500 (more or less) athletes that played a part in the 2012 Olympic games in London, but the two big winners on the track (Usain Bolt) and in the pool (Michael Phelps) remained the same from four years ago. More

Athletics Gold Medal Count of the 2012 Summer Olympics

Posted on 12 Aug, 2012, by in Featured

As with all these Olympics, the Americans come out on top, mostly thanks to the women and Allyson Felix, who took home three gold medals including her first individual gold. Usain Bolt was the big star for the men, winning three gold medals while setting a new Olympic record in the 100 meters and a new world record in the 4×100. More

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London 2012 – Gold Medal Winners on Day 15 of the Olympics

Posted on 11 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

Day 15 of the 2012 Olympic games ended on the track, fittingly, with Usain Bolt and the Jamaican 4×100 relay team, beating the United States and setting a new world record with 36.84. The American’s did take gold in the 4×400 relay while Mo Farah completed a double of his own, becoming the 7th man to win the 5000 and 10,000 meters races. More

Oribe Peralta Surprisingly Shines in Olympic Football Gold Medal Match (Mexico vs Brazil)

Posted on 11 Aug, 2012, by in Soccer

This was supposed to be it for Brazil, but no matter how talented their teams over the years tend to be, the gold medal is always a bit out of reach. This time it was Mexico and two goals from veteran striker Oribe Peralta that were too much for the favorites, losing yet again in another Olympic football tournament final, this time 2-1. More

London 2012 – Gold Medal Winners on Day 14 of the Olympics

Posted on 10 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

Maybe the finest performance of the Athletics competitions in London, as the United States women’s team (Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter) won the first American gold medal in this event since 1996, setting a new world record and leaving the Jamaican fearsome foursome more than half a second behind. More

Gold Medal Winners on Day 13 of the 2012 Summer Olympics

Posted on 9 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

Another fantastic all-around day for the USA with Athletics, Water Polo and football gold, but with Usain Bolt on the track, everything else diminishes, even David Rudisha’s fantastic new world record in the 800 meters race. Bolt completed his second 100-200 double, finishing with 19.32 as he eased off during the final stretch. More

Most Successful Nations in Olympic Football History

Posted on 8 Aug, 2012, by in Featured

Brazil vs Mexico will be the final of the 2012 Olympics football tournament, two nations that have never won gold in their previous visits. Brazil, amazingly, have four medals, two of silver and two of bronze, but still no gold. For Mexico, it’s their first ever final and a promised first ever medal in the football tournament. One of them will join the previous 17 winners on August 11. More

London 2012 – Event Finals, Previews & Predictions on Day 12 of the Olympics

Posted on 8 Aug, 2012, by in Other Sport

An All-American final in the Beach Volleyball competition will help the American medal count, falling behind China yesterday, while another American – Jamaican battle ensues in the women’s 200 meters, and Dayron Robles of Jamaica will try to hold off Jason Richardson and defend his Olympic title in the men’s 100 meters hurdles race. More