Leyva’s Salvaged Olympic Medal

Andy Thornton, Special to NBC Olympics Sometimes “salvaged” Olympic medals are all the more exhilarating. There was at least one gymnast on the podium of the men’s all-around final who would probably agree. The 2012 Olympic Games hadn’t yet turned out to be the fairy tale that Danell Leyva has been dreaming about. After Leyva […]

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May, Walsh Show U.S. Hoops Players How to Play on Different Court

Jon Ackerman, NBC Olympics LONDON — Scheduled for 11 p.m. local time, the three pool matches for Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings were already late enough. But when the games preceding their past two matches carried into three sets, the Americans didn’t actually get started until about 11:30. They could have used some athletes […]

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Something About Forever

There’s something amazing about holding an Olympic ticket in your hand. Even when you know someone has one for you … once you finally get it in your possession, once you finally touch it, the neck hair leaps out of your body. It’s not the price, though the price is ludicrous. The ticket I used […]

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What to watch: Olympics Day 6

By: Matthew Kitchen, NBC Olympics Aly and Gabby aim for gold in the women’s all-around, Phelps and Lochte go head-to-head in the 200m IM, and Mitt Romney’s horse, Rafalca, makes her Olympic debut. Here’s what were watching on Day 6. Women’s Gymnastics All-around – With Jordyn Wieber out of the all-around, Russian Viktoria Komova and […]

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Killing Yourself to Live

Matthew Kitchen, NBC Olympics We woke this morning expecting to read about the greatness of Michael Phelps, the amazing exploits of McKayla Maroney, and the different ways NBC has reportedly failed humanity. Instead, the unexpected: badminton controversy. Both the Chinese duo of Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli and South Korea’s Jung Kyung Eun and Kim […]

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Day 4 Takeaways

By: Aaron Stern, NBC Olympics Five takeaways from Day 3 of Olympic action in London: No. 1: 19. That’s how many Olympic medals that Michael Phelps has after winning silver in the 200m butterfly and gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay. Nobody else has ever earned that many and Phelps is now the most decorated […]

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