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Countdown To London: Olympic Village Prepares

What is happening right now in Olympic Village? All of the countries have put out their flags in preparation for the upcoming opening ceremonies.

Countdown To London: Rowdy Gaines Gives His Medal Picks

Over the past 100 days, Rowdy Gaines has joined our program several times to give his analysis on the top swimmers. Now we’re just days away from the opening ceremony, and it’s time to find out his swimming picks for the podium.

Countdown To London: Track & Field Update

In the last Diamond League meet before the Olympics, LaShawn Merritt, the gold medal favorite in the 400m, suffered an injury.

Countdown To London: Beach Volleyball Update

In the last two tournaments, the beach volleyball world champions finished second, losing both times in the final against Americans Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal.

Countdown To London: The Phinney Legacy

The Olympic cycling career of the Phinney family spans four decades. Both parents, Davis and Connie, won Olympic medals in the 1984 Games in Los Angeles. Now their son Taylor is a top contender for a medal in London.

Countdown To London: Track & Field Update

Just last week, Tyson Gay beat a strong field in Paris – and handed Justin Gatlin his first loss this season.

Countdown To London: Leaning The Line

Add Tyson Gay to the list of medal contenders, the American record holder in the event outran Justin Gatlin in the final step, with the perfect “lean over the line” to win the meet at the Diamond League Paris.

Countdown To London: Danielle Scott-Arruda In The Studio

The U.S. Women’s Olympic Volleyball team is a favorite for the gold medal in London. They are coming off a 3rd straight World Grand Prix title and the team features Danielle Scott-Arruda, who will be appearing in her 5th Olympics.

Countdown To London: Running All The Way To History

We started things off with Track, and South African runner Oscar Pistorius, who is set to make Olympic history. Pistorius will be the first amputee athlete to compete in the Olympic Games.

Countdown To London: Feeling Secure?

Olympic competition gets underway in only 2 more weeks. The atmosphere in London is intense, and so is the security. Last week, more than a dozen terrorist suspects were arrested in London.

Countdown To London: Walsh & May-Treanor Get Back On Top

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh on the top of the podium. Eleven months, to be exact – but this weekend in Switzerland, they won their first tournament of the year.

Countdown To London: Athletes’ Village

When Jameson does make it to London, he like all the other thousands of Olympians and Paralympians, will be staying in the Athletes’ Village.

Countdown To London: Back From The U.S. Swimming Trials

Back from the U.S. Swimming Trials in Omaha, and the big star from the women’s swimming team was seventeen-year-old Missy Franklin. She qualified in four individual events, including her signature race, the 200m backstroke.

Countdown To London: Ladies In The Water

The world’s best breaststroker will get a chance to defend her title and a first time Olympian is heading into the U.S. history books. That’s just some of the Trials highlights for the ladies of USA Swimming.

Countdown To London: Swimming Trials Begin

Swimming trials began this week, and Day 1 saw the much anticipated match-up between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte in the 400m.

Countdown To London: Records and Upsets at Track & Field Trials

Last year Eaton won silver in the World Championships and this year broke the world record in the Heptathlon at the Indoor World Championships. His winning ways continued at the Trials in Eugene, OR.

Countdown To London: Mind, Body and Soul Equals Heart

You would think training for an Olympic Sprint event is all about speed, but for legendary coach John Smith and his trio of elite talent prove, it’s not only about the body, but also inspiring the mind and soul.

Countdown To London: Armstrong May Lose Winnings

The seven time Tour de France champion is being charged with using performance enhancing drugs which could result in Armstrong being stripped of all seven Tour titles.

Countdown To London: Shocking Ticket Scandal

Another high level investigation in the news concerns tickets for this summer’s Games. Britain’s Sunday Times revealed evidence that officials in more than 50 countries were involved in selling London tickets on the black market.

Countdown To London: Brandi Chastain On U.S. Win Over Japan

The U.S. Women’s Soccer Team was in Sweden this past weekend for one of the final games before heading to London.

Countdown To London: Candace Parker Weighs In

Olympic gold medalist with the U.S. Women’s Basketball Team, Candace Parker, joins us in the studio to weigh in on the team’s chances in London.

Countdown To London: Bolt Speeds Up & Slows Down

Usain Bolt had his biggest test so far this year during the Diamond League meet in Oslo, Norway.

Countdown To London: Gay Makes A Comeback

The only person to beat Bolt in a final since the Bejing Games is American Tyson Gay. The 29-year old hold the American record in the 100m, but a hip injury kept him from competing for almost an entire year.

Countdown To London: Wieber Wins, But Not By A Landslide

2011 Champion Jordyn Wieber defended her title, but it wasn’t easy. After Day 1 of the Visa Championships, rising star Gabrielle Douglas was tied with Wieber following an amazing routine on bars.

Countdown To London: Curiosity Surrounding The Ceremony

There’s always a lot of curiosity surrounding the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. New details have emerged this week, as we check in with the Olympics editor for the Daily Telegraph.

Countdown To London: Bolt Is Back Up To Speed

Just over a week ago, Jamaica’s Usain Bolt ran the slowest 100 meter final time of his career, prompting his nay-sayers to call him the ultimate insult, human.

Countdown To London: Diamond Jubilee

London is recuperating from 4 days of city-wide partying with the Diamond Jubilee from Queen Elizabeth, celebrating 60 years on the throne.

Countdown To London: Marco! Where’s the Polo Team?

The U.S. Men’s Olympic Water Polo Team was supposed to be announced earlier this week, but due to injuries, head coach Terry Schroeder needed more time to evaluate talent.

Countdown To London: Esparza Makes History

History has been made; Marlen Esparza has become the first American woman to qualify for Olympic Boxing, ever.

Countdown To London: Rowdy Gaines Weighs In

3 time Olympic gold medalist, Rowdy Gaines, drops by the Universal Sports studio to talk the current swimming line-up and London hopefuls.

Countdown To London: Golden Dreams

To many athletes, winning a gold medal means everything – it means their life is complete.

Countdown To London: Secret Classic

The Secret U.S. Classic in Chicago featured many of the top gymnasts who are vying for a spot on the U.S. team.  

Countdown to London: Updates With The Host City

We’re less than 2 months from the start of the Olympic Games – and we’re checking in with the host city for updates.

Countdown To London: U.S. Women’s Water Polo

The last major championship for the U.S. Women’s Polo team was in 2009. The team has since set sights on winning gold in London.

Countdown To London: Xiang’s Diamond Worthy Comeback

Four years ago in Bejing, hurdler Liu Xiang was the face of China in their home Olympics, but an injury forced him to withdraw from the Games.

Countdown To London: Missy’s Big Send Off

Counting the days until the end of school is common this time of year, and high school junior Missy Franklin is no different. But for her, the school year ended with a big surprise.

Countdown To London: Russian Alcohol Ban

It will be a stone cold sober Olympics for the Russian athletes competing in London.

Countdown To London: Powell Still Has It

Not long ago, when it came to the 100 meters, Asafa Powell was the man to beat. The former world record holder has since been eclipsed by his countryman, Usain Bolt, but Powell still knows how to run a race.

Countdown To London: Chrabot’s Long Distance Journey

Attempting to qualify for the Olympics is a long road for any athlete. That’s what the last two days of that journey were like for triathlete Matt Chrabot.

Countdown To London: Laura Bennett’s Golden Opportunity

Four years ago, US Triathlete Laura Bennett just missed out on an Olympic medal when she finished fourth in Bejing. The 37 year old’s last chance to make the team this year came down to the San Diego Triathlon.

Countdown To London: The Torch Begins It’s Journey

The Olympic Torch begins it’s 70 day journey this weekend from the western tip of England.

Countdown to London: Phelps’ Last Games

Michael Phelps has said he will retire after the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Countdown to London: London Gets Secure

In London this week, the Olympic Organizing Committee staged a series of test events at Olympic Park – and some 40, 000 people attended the official opening of Olympic stadium.

Countdown to London: Defense & Security in the Host City

There’s always plenty of news from the host city, and there’s no better source for that than Olympics Editor, Jacquelin Magnay, of the Daily Telegraph.

Countdown To London: British Ban Lifted

In a landmark decision, the Court of Arbitration of Sports struck down Great Britain’s policy to impose a lifetime Olympic ban on athlete’s previously suspended for drug use.

Countdown To London: World’s Largest McDonald’s

Construction is underway in London on the largest McDonald’s in the World.

Countdown To London: Brandi Chastain Calls For Gold

Former National Team member, Brandi Chastain, weighs in on the best strategies for the U.S. Women’s Olympic Soccer Team in their bid for Gold.

Countdown to London: Remembering Alexander Dale Oen

World Champion, Alexander Dale One of Norway, passed away from cardiac arrest while attending training camp in Flagstaff, Arizona.

Countdown To London: Janet Evans Is Back

Janet Evans said goodbye to swimming over a decade ago, after winning 5 medals in back to back Olympic Games. Yet, something has called her back to the pool, and at 40 years old, she seems as confident as ever.

Countdown To London: Rogers & Dalhausser

Beach Volleyball’s gold winning icons, Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser have already secured a spot at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

Countdown To London: Dodging The Crowd

City officials in London prepare for drones of spectators and athletes during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

Countdown To London: 100 Days ‘Til

New York played host to the 100 Days unti lthe 2012 London Olympics celebration.

Countdown To London: Checking In With The Host City

The preparations are underway in London for the upcoming Summer Olympic Games.

Countdown To London: USA Names Marathon Olympic Team

The six men and women that were selected for the USA Marathon Olympic Team include Ryan Hall, Meb Keflezighi, Abdi Abdirahman, Desiree Davila, Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher.

Countdown To London: Claressa Shields Fights Like A Girl

Claressa Shields, a 17-year-old woman from Flint, Michigan, is the sensation of the first U.S. women’s boxing team trials, tearing up the middleweight division with three straight victories.


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