Olympic Pole Vaulter Has Meltdown After Insane Vault Gets DQ’d [Video]

[iframe http://www.youtube.com/embed/nOYIL3qUV6k?version=3&hl=en_US&rel=0&hd=1 560 350] Olympic pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie is one heck of a pole vaulter and also one grown man-baby. Despite winning his third European indoor pole vault title this past Sunday, he will still only be known as the guy who threw a child-like tantrum. According to The Star: The Frenchman took gold […]

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What to Watch: Day 14

By Matthew Kitchen, NBC Olympics USA Hoops resparks their rivalry with Argentina, a field hockey legend looks for her first gold, and Alex Meyer tries to win one for his late training partner in open water. Here’s what we’re watching on Day 14. Men’s basketball – After six tough quarters against Argentina, the U.S. finally […]

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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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USA Dominates Day Six

Matthew Kitchen, NBC Olympics Americans reminded the world they were America by being all American Thursday, winning six golds, a silver, and a bronze to catch, then pass the Chinese and take the top spot in the medal table: they now have 37, including 18 golds, 9 silver, and 10 bronze. There were few surprises, […]

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Why Gymnast Raisman Didn’t Win All-Around Bronze

Andy Thornton, Special to NBC Olympics There are no “shoot-outs” in gymnastics, but Aly Raisman would have probably welcomed one after the women’s all-around final today in London. After some uncharacteristic errors on both beam and floor in the final two rotations, the normally rock-solid Raisman ended up in a dead tie for third with […]

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Day 5 Takeaways

Aaron Stern, NBC Olympics Five takeaways from Day 5 of Olympic action in London: No. 1: Who knew badminton could be so controversial (or exciting)? Two women’s doubles matches were marred on Tuesday by all four teams trying their hardest not to win so they could have a more favorable opponent in the next round […]

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