Category  |  Summer Olympics 2012

Pursuing Excellence

It has now been a couple of months since the London Olympics, and, with college and pro football in full swing and the baseball playoffs underway, it would be easy for the Games to slip quietly into the darker, less-visited places of our memories. However, when I was told that “excellence” would the subject of this weekend’s Sports Spectrum broadcast, my…

Team USA Wraps up Competition on London

Kevin Durant had 30 points as the U-S Men’s basketball team won Olympic gold on Sunday.  Team USA pulled away in the end for a hard fought 107-100 win against Spain for their second straight Olympic title. 

USA Basketball in the Win Column for Gold

Ahead by just one point after three-quarters of play Sunday, the U-S Men’s basketball team pulled away in the final minutes for a 107-100 hundred win against Spain capturing Olympic gold. 

Full Devotion

After two and a half weeks, the Games of the XXX Olympiad are concluded and it is time for Bob Costas to leave all of our living rooms. One of the best things about the 2012 Olympics, however, has been the wonderful and inspiring stories produced through the competitions, and, for me, one story rises above the rest. Last Thursday,…

U-S Soccer's Tobin Heath plays for God's Glory

U-S Women's soccer star, Tobin Heath, competes each day for the glory of God.  She and her teammates try to defend their gold medal in London.

USA faces South Africa's 'Blade Runner'

Drama surrounds the men’s 4 X 400 M relay race.   The final features the American squad facing South Africa and the man known as ‘Blade Runner’, double-amputee, Oscar Pistorius.  South Africa won its appeal in the preliminaries, and the result is Pistorius racing 3rd in the relay.

Record Crowd Watches U-S Win Olympic Gold

Before a record Olympic crowd for women’s soccer, Team USA won their third straight Olympic gold medal.

Team USA Wins Soccer Gold

Team USA captured their third straight gold medal in women’s soccer.  They upended Japan 2-1 on Thursday before over 80-thousand fans in London.

US Women's Soccer & Water Polo go for gold

Women’s soccer takes center stage today as the United States and Japan square off for the gold medal, and the US and Spain meet for the gold in women’s water polo.

A Busy Day13 in London

Another big day underway in London.  At Olympic Stadium, it’s the men’s 200 featuring American Wallace Spearman and Jamaica’s Usain Bolt.  The men’s decathlon continues as Americans Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee try and give the U-S a 1-2 finish.  The U-S Women’s soccer and water polo teams meanwhile go for Olympic gold today.