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 11

By Matthew Kitchen, NBC Olympics Jordyn and Aly flip across the floor, Lolo looks for redemption on the track, and Misty and Kerri try to make it three in-a-row in beach as they head to the semis. Here’s what we’re watching on Day 11. Women’s Gymnastics: Floor – After failing to qualify for the all-around, […]

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About that call against Canada goalkeeper Erin McLeod wasting time…

By: Steve Davis, Pro Soccer Talk All credit to the United States for finding a way, for three determined rallies from a goal down, for reaching deep into the reserves at the 123rd extraordinary minute to locate that sensational game-winner – and for willing their way into Thursday’s Olympic gold medal match. But I think […]

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What to Watch: Day 10

USA Hoops faces its toughest test, Emmons aims for redemption, and the U.S. men look for revenge against the kings of water polo in a rematch of Beijing’s gold medal game. Here’s what we’re watching on Day 10. Men’s Basketball: USA vs. Argentina – USA Hoops faced their first real test against Lithuania Saturday, but […]

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USA Medal Stand Jacket? WANT

The Team USA Olympic medal stand jacket is awesome. Trust me, as someone who has put it on, it’s amazing. It looks incredible, it’s comfortable as hell, and oh … it glows in the dark. I’m not talking a cheesy, “Slimer” from Ghostbusters glow-in-the-dark. No, I’m talking a bad-ass, Jabbawockeez light-up-the-night glow-in-the-dark. “So what,” you […]

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What to Watch: Day 8

By Matthew Kitchen, NBC Olympics Phelps swims for his 22nd medal in the last race of his career, Misty and Kerri dig in for the knockout round, and a Golden Slam is on the line at the All England Club. Here’s what were watching on Day 8. Men’s 400m IM Relay – Michael Phelps swims […]

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