One of the most dramatic moments came when Long Beach’s own McKayla Maroney nailed a near perfect vault. She helped lead the US Women’s gymnastics team to their first gold medal since 1996.
Spain put up a tough fight, but in the end, crunch time belonged to Chris Paul and Team USA.
As we celebrate these women’s victories we must remember that Title IX created the opportunities for women to succeed in sports. When progressives push for public policy changes, that is what we seek: not guaranteed outcomes but guaranteed access.
The names change, not the results. Just call the U.S. women’s basketball team Olympic champion.
The United States won its first gold medal in women’s water polo, getting five goals from Maggie Steffens and a sterling performance from goalkeeper Betsey Armstrong to cruise to an 8-5 win over Spain on Thursday.
The finale was a formality, more a coronation than a contest. Michael Phelps headed into retirement the only way imaginable — with another gold medal.
16-year-old Gabby Douglas is inspiring a new generation of gymnasts after winning Olympic gold in the women’s all-around competition in London on Thursday.
Mitt’s terrible foreign trip isn’t just bad press and a campaign stumble. In diplomacy gaffes, missteps, and offenses have real consequences for our national security and the peace and stability of the world.
A significant number of City Hall employees have been streaming the Olympic Games online that they are now being asked to stop in fear of causing the city’s computer system to crash.
LeBron James and Kobe Bryant took a seat, then the U.S. Olympic basketball team took control.
Michael Phelps swam into history with his 19th Olympic medal, and this one was a more appropriate color.
When Mitt is back home, will the offensive comments stop? Republicans can only hope so because this race is too important to be decided by “how much America likes one guy over another”. But such a factor could very well decide the outcome of this election.
“[Romney] has pushed the envelope all the way to the edge, to his benefit, and I think that Americans would find that pretty distasteful. I think it’s going to make Americans recoil, and that’s why I think he’s not releasing those returns,” said Former Auto Czar Steve Rattner.
At least a dozen former Olympians plan to gather in Westwood Friday night to watch the opening ceremony of the Olympics.