What to Watch: Day 15

Brazil and Mexico fight for gold on the pitch at Wembley, Daley looks to rebound from diving defeat, and the U.S. women aim for their fifth straight basketball title. Here’s what we’re watching on Day 15. Women’s Basketball – The U.S. women are back in the hunt for gold Saturday night, and are aiming for […]

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A Sure Thing

It was as if we couldn’t lose … or couldn’t win … I’m still not sure. How could I be? It hasn’t happened since 1996. Atlanta. That was the last Olympics that saw an All-American beach volleyball final. How long ago was that? It was the Karch Kiraly days. In 1996, Karch and Kent Steffes […]

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What to Watch: Day 13

By Matthew Kitchen, NBC Olympics Bolt aims to win double gold, American women’s teams fight for gold on the soccer pitch and in pool, and Shields fights for Olympic history in women’s boxing. Here’s what we’re watching on Day 13. Women’s Soccer – The U.S. women won an instant classic against Canada Monday and now […]

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Q&A with Jeff Salvage, Race Walking Expert

By Rupa Mohan, XFINITY.com Contributor Former international competitor Jeff Salvage is an award winning educator and nationally recognized coach who combines his instructional expertise with his passion for race walking. Salvage tirelessly promotes race walking as a writer, photographer, and webmaster. Founder of www.racewalk.com, creator of the Race Walk Like a Champion book and DVD […]

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What to Watch: Day 12

By Matthew Kitchen, NBC Olympics American teams fight for the title in women’s beach, Felix hunts for gold in the 200m Final, and China looks to sweep table tennis for the second straight Olympics. Here’s what we’re watching on Day 12. Women’s Beach Volleyball – Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings will go for the […]

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Swimmer Admits to Breaking Rules During Gold-Medal Performance

Jason Devaney, NBC Olympics LONDON – Men’s 100m breaststroke winner Cameron van der Burgh has admitted to cheating during his victory at the Olympics, which came in world-record time. In breaststroke, competitors are allowed to take one dolphin kick at the start and one after each turn before starting their breaststroke kick. But with no […]

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