2012 Olympics


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Brooke Crane finishes 8th in Women's BMX

Aug 10 - Valley Olympian Brooke Crain from Visalia, California finish 8th overall in Women's BMX Cycling -- 2.58 seconds behind the gold medal winner Mariana Pajon of Colombia. Crain was the only rider from the U.S. to make the final round.

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US wins gold, beats Spain 107-100 in men's hoops

Aug 12 -  Great for most of the Olympics, just good enough for gold.

US wins medal count, and British celebrate as well
Aug 12 - Most medals. Most gold medals. The U.S. left no doubt at the Olympics.

Bahamas snaps US winning streak in men's 4x400
Aug 10 - Ramon Miller of the Bahamas chased down Angelo Taylor of the United States in the men's 4x400-meter final Friday night to win his country's first gold medal in a relay won by America at every Olympics since 1984.

US gets gold in Women's 4x100, shatters record
Aug 10 - Pointing the baton at the clock showing the world-record time of 40.82 seconds, Carmelita Jeter anchored the United States on Friday night to its first Olympic gold medal in the women's 4x100-meter relay since 1996.

US tops Japan to take Olympic women's soccer gold
Aug 9 - Hope Solo found herself enveloped in a group hug at the final whistle. Abby Wambach ran to join the fun in a celebration that unleashed a year of bottled-up frustration.

US women beat Australia 86-73 in Olympic hoops
Aug 9 - Tina Charles and Diana Taurasi scored 14 points apiece and the U.S. women's basketball team cranked up its defense in the second half to beat Australia 86-73 on Thursday and advanced to a fifth straight gold medal game.

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