Britain Wimbledon Tennis

Countdown to London: Novak Djokovic Goes for Gold

18 July 2012 Comments are off for this post.
Novak Djokovic will be among the favorites in the tennis competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The 25-year-old Serbian has won five of the last seven Grand Slam events on the ATP Tour and he’ll be…
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Rebecca Soni, MicahÊLawrence

Countdown to London: Swimmer Rebecca Soni

17 July 2012 Comments are off for this post.
Rebecca Soni is one the medal contenders for the U.S. women’s swim team that’s headed to London for the Olympic Games. Soni already picked up three medals in Beijing four years ago, including a gold she earned while setting a world record in the 200-meter breaststroke. The 25-year-old says she’s…
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Bernard Lagat

Countdown to London: Distance Runner Bernard Lagat

16 July 2012 Comments are off for this post.
At 37 years old, distance runner Bernard Lagat knows time is running out for him to win the gold medal that has eluded him throughout his career. After winning bronze in Sydney in 2000 and silver in Athens in 2004 in the 1500 meters, Lagat came up empty in Beijing.…
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Olympic Trials Gymnastics

Countdown to London: Women’s Gymnastics

15 July 2012 Comments are off for this post.
Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Jordyn Wieber and Sarah Finnegan will represent Team USA in women’s gymnastics at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Wieber says she and her teammates are confident they can step up and better the second-place finish that Team USA managed in Beijing.   (Listen to…
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Cassidy Krug

Countdown to London: Diver Cassidy Krug’s Comeback

14 July 2012 Comments are off for this post.
After failing to qualify for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Cassidy Krug gave up the sport of diving. But she didn’t pack it in for good. Since returning to the board two years later, Krug has won four straight national titles in the three-meter competition. Now Krug will go for…
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Michael Phelps

Countdown to London: Michael Phelps Looks for Olympic Medal Record

13 July 2012 Comments are off for this post.
Few athletes have accomplished what swimmer Michael Phelps has during his decorated career – but he still feels he has more to prove. With 16 Olympic medals, Phelps is three shy of setting the all-time record for most medals won – a mark that he will try to shatter as…
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Geno Auriemma

Countdown to London: Six Huskies Head to London for Team USA

12 July 2012 Comments are off for this post.
Women’s basketball coach Geno Auiremma shouldn’t have any problem recognizing most of his players as Team USA goes for its fifth straight Olympic gold medal in London. Of the 12 women on the roster, six played for Auriemma at Connecticut. Those standouts include two-time gold medalists Sue Bird and Diana…
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Lebron James

Countdown to London: LeBron and Co. Go for Another Gold

11 July 2012 Comments are off for this post.
LeBron James and the so-called “Redeem Team” swept aside all competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, compiling an 8-0 record to re-capture the gold medal for Team USA. The performance followed a disappointing bronze medal win in Athens four years earlier. LeBron will be back in London along with…
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