What to watch on Day 8 of the Sochi Games.
What to watch on Day 7 of the Sochi Games.
By Matthew Kitchen, NBC Olympics The Kenyans look to sweep the marathon, USA Hoops faces Spain in a gold medal rematch, and 36 women draw on the history of warfare to win gold in modern pentathlon. Here’s what we’re watching on Day 16. Men’s Marathon – The Kenyans are the world’s best marathoners, but they […]
Imagine looking over a cliff 33 feet in the air … and deciding to jump off. Thirty-three feet. Now imagine being told you have to do two and a half twists and two and a half somersaults before you land, oh, and by the way, do it without making a splash. That’s men’s 10-meter platform […]
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 […]
OK. I’m going to make a promise at the start of this column. I’m going to refrain from using any “lightning” puns. It isn’t going to be easy, but nothing worth writing ever is. Here we go: The thing about Usain Bolt isn’t his speed. If you just looked at his times in London, you […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Jon Ackerman, NBC Olympics LONDON — It actually happened. The possibility was always there, but so many things had to fall into place for it to become reality. They all happened. Americans Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings will face compatriots Jen Kessy and April Ross for the Olympic gold medal in London. Wednesday marks […]