Olympic Gold Was Their Destiny After All

Andy Thornton, Special to NBC Olympics Olympic gold was their destiny after all. It’s been sixteen years since the “Magnificent Seven” made history by becoming America’s first women’s team ever to stand atop the Olympic podium. But since that memorable evening in 1996 when Kerri Strug, Shannon Miller and the rest danced across our television […]

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Maroney Sticks the Landing

Matthew Kitchen, NBC Olympics LONDON – There’s a rule about not cheering in the newsroom, one that sportswriters are lenient on during the Olympics (and one everyone completely forgot about when Michael Phelps swam in Beijing), but McKayla Maroney might have just pulled off the best vault in Olympic history, and when it happened the […]

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Have Russia, China Narrowed the Gap?

Andy Thornton, Special to NBC Olympics LONDON – Tuesday’s training sessions at the gymnastics training gym in London confirmed our suspicions regarding the Russian and Chinese women’s teams: both are complete wild cards for team gold in this Olympic team battle. The Russian women showed some spectacular gymnastics throughout the day, including successfully landed Amanars […]

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