If the object of competing in the Olympics is to win a gold medal, weren't the women's badminton players who attempted to tank their matches Tuesday trying harder and working smarter toward that goal than if they attempted to win?
Granite Bay swimmer Alyssa Anderson played a part in helping Team USA to a gold-medal victory in the women's 4x200-meter freestyle relay at the Olympic Games in London on Wednesday.
With so many stars on the U.S. swimming team, it's easy to overlook Scott Weltz of Davis.
Making her Olympic debut, Marti Malloy had just lost in the women's judo semifinals Monday but had to prepare quickly for the bronze-medal match.
This, that and the other thing: Ye Shiwen, the 16-year-old Chinese swimmer who shattered the women's world record in the 400-meter individual medley, has some 'splaining to do.
If you don't want to know how 17-year-old Missy Franklin fared in the 100-meter backstroke, her first individual Olympic final, before NBC shows us tonight during prime time, you'll need to check out from electronics (TV, radio, Facebook, Twitter, email) and communications (friends, neighbors, co-workers).
Contemplating a competition that was her last, Kelci Bryant gave this reminder Sunday to her synchronized diving partner, Abby Johnston: No matter what, we've done amazing things. I love you.
That back and forth between Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan about their U.S. men's Olympic teams was silly.
Swimming is one of those great Olympic sports we only follow closely every four years, when once-obscure athletes become overnight sensations.
If you heed any advice before the London Olympics begin beyond buying earplugs to muzzle Rowdy Gaines' shouting as swimmers reach the end of their races it is this: verify your cable, satellite or telephone account on nbcolympics.com to watch the live video streaming of all the events.
Guor Marial ran for his life to escape a Sudanese child labor camp. Now he will get to run in the Olympics.
LONDON With the flame comes the Games.
The best swimmer you've never heard of made the U.S. team for the Athens Summer Games at the age of 12. She shocked her rivals and came home with three gold medals. She picked up six more, four of them gold, in Beijing and now is in Colorado Springs, Colo., wrapping up her preparations for London in a full-time training program supported by the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Not quite a Dream Team, still the Olympic favorite.
When LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and the rest of the U.S. men's basketball team take the court tonight in Las Vegas for an exhibition against the Dominican Republic, it will be the first chance for fans to see the latest version of the Dream Team.
If someone asked if you were following Sacramento-area athletes who qualified for the upcoming Summer Olympics, your answer likely would be: "Like who?"
The dream of bringing the Winter Olympics to the Lake Tahoe region is deferred, not dashed, says the chairman of the bistate booster committee.
USA Basketball says Lamar Odom won't try to earn an Olympic roster spot, leaving the Americans with 15 players for 12 spots.
Michael Phelps' Olympic program is set. He'll be going for eight more gold medals.
No posing, no salutes, no fist pumping. First, Yohan Blake fell to both knees and rested his head on the track. A bit later, he simply paced in front of the jam-packed grandstand at National Stadium and stared into the crowd, letting all those fans soak in a nice, long look.
Results from the Olympics track and field, swimming and gymnastics trials in Eugene, Ore.; Omaha, Neb., and San Jose.
Brendan Hansen and Eric Shanteau were the favorites.
Diondre Batson, a sophomore sprinter from American River College, came up short Friday in his bid to qualify for the Summer Olympics in the 200 meters.
Maybe the response just slipped. Or maybe the question completely caught her off guard.
After two epic duels against his biggest rival, Michael Phelps made this race look easy. Phelps stayed on course to swim eight events at the London Games, pulling away for a dominating win in the 200-meter butterfly at the U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials on Thursday night.