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Golden State Warriors: Olympics Provide a Glimpse Into the Future

Posted on 22 Aug, 2016, by in NBA

Mission accomplished: The gold is once again American, as Team USA, with Kevin Durant leading the group, wins the Olympic basketball tournament for a third consecutive time. From a Golden State Warriors perspective, it was a chance to see how their star free agent signing can blend and work together with a group of stars around him, specifically Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. More

Most Successful Nations in the Olympic Football Tournament

Posted on 4 Aug, 2016, by in Soccer

As we head into the 2016 Olympics in Rio, and the 26th time football will be played in the summer Olympics, there are five nations with two or more gold medals over the years: Hungary, Great Britain, Argentina, USSR and Uruguay. More

When Team USA Doesn’t Win Gold in the Olympics

Posted on 3 Aug, 2016, by in NBA

Since Men’s basketball tournaments began in the Summer Olympics back in 1936, there were only four occasions of Team USA not winning the gold medal. In 1972, when the Soviet Union won in probably the most famous Olympic basketball game of all-time; in 1980, when the Americans led a boycott of the Moscow Olympics; in 1988, when the USSR won gold while the final team of non-NBA players took bronze; and in 2004, with Argentina taking gold, in what resulted in a massive overhaul to the way the international tournament was perceived in the United States, and the birth of the Redeem Team. More

Gold Medalists of the Men’s 100 Meters at the Olympics

Posted on 2 Aug, 2016, by in Other Sport

In the 2016 Summer Olympics, Usain Bolt will try to become the first to win the 100 meters event for three times. The world record holder and two-time gold medalist is the current dominant force in the most prestigious Olympics and athletics event, which has mostly been dominated by the United States over the years, with the reign disturbed from time to time over the course of history. More

Team USA – Down to 34 Players Competing for a Place on the 2016 Olympic “Dream Team”

Posted on 7 Aug, 2015, by in NBA

There will be 34 players in Team USA’s minicamp in Las Vegas next week, determining eventually who are the 12 that will go to the 2016 Summer Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. The list includes four players (Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Harrison Barnes, Draymond Green) from NBA champions Golden State Warriors and three (LeBron James, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love) from finalists Cleveland Cavaliers. More

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

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

8 Biggest Olympic Games Controversies

Posted on 7 Aug, 2012, by in Featured

We’ve had our share of controversies so far in the 2012 Olympic games, but these things have been happening for over a century – From a marathon runner trying to cut some distance by hitching a ride or the never ending chase between dopers and Olympic testing, here are the greatest controversies in the history of the Olympic games. More

2012 Olympics – Kevin Durant Doesn’t Like Seeing LeBron James

Posted on 11 Jul, 2012, by in NBA

It’s been three weeks since the Oklahoma City Thunder lost to the Miami Heat in game 5 of the NBA finals, and Kevin Durant is now practicing with LeBron James, preparing with the 2012 version of the USA dream team, heading into the Olympic Games in London. Needless to say, he finds the whole situation a bit… weird. More