2012 Olympic highlights: Day-by-day reviewLoading
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    Friday, August 10

    Ramon Miller, left, beats Angelo Taylor across the finish line to give the Bahamas the gold medal in the men’s 4x400-meter relay Friday. The U.S. team was short-handed after injuries sidelined LaShawn Merritt, Jeremy Wariner and Manteo Mitchell, who fractured his left fibula in the preliminary heat. “I didn’t hold up the tradition in the 4x4,” said Taylor, who was passed by Miller in the homestretch. “Unfortunately, I didn’t have it today.” It was only the fourth time since 1956 that U.S. didn’t win gold in the event.
    Bahamas snaps US winnng streak in men's 4x400
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    Friday, August 10

    Kevin Durant of the United States is far ahead of Argentina’s Pablo Prigioni as he throws down a dunk in Friday’s 109-83 victory in the Olympics semifinals in London. Durant, who led the United States with 19 points, made four three-pointers in the third quarter to help put the game away. The United States goes for the gold medal Sunday at 7 a.m.
    US tops Argentina 109-83, reaches gold-medal game
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    Friday, August 10

    Renaud Lavillenie of France clears the bar in the men’s pole vault final Friday. Lavillenie, the world indoor champion, won the gold medal with an Olympic-record vault of 19 feet, 7 inches.
    Lavillenie wins pole vault with Olympic record
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    Friday, August 10

    Jordan Burroughs celebrates after a move against Iran’s Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi during their 74-kilogram freestyle wrestling final Friday.
    US wrestler Burroughs comes through with gold

    Wednesday, August 8

    American Aries Merritt beats Barbados' Ryan Brathwaite, left, and Jamaica's Hansle Parchment in the 110-meter hurdles.
    Merritt becomes first American since 1996 to win gold in 110 hurdles
    Wally Skalij | Los Angeles Times
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    Tuesday, August 7

    Kami Craig can’t hold back after scoring a goal in overtime to help give the U.S. women’s water polo team an 11-9 victory over Australia and a spot in Thursday’s final against unbeaten Spain. The U.S. team appeared to have the game won in regulation, but with one second left on the clock, coach Adam Krikorian called a timeout without his team having possession of the ball, which drew an automatic penalty. Australia’s Southern Ash converted the shot to tie the game 9-9 and force overtime.
    US women get shot at 1st Olympic water polo gold

    Monday, August 6

    Canadian players, including goalkeeper Erin McLeod, bottom left, react after Alex Morgan's decisive goal in the 123rd minute. Canada let three one-goal leads slip away at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London.
    US women's soccer team squeaks into gold game

    Sunday, August 5

    Oscar Pistorius of South Africa starts in the men's 400-meter semifinals Sunday at the Summer Olympics in London. He finished last in his heat.
    After London, Pistorius sets sights on Rio

    Monday, July 30

    Matt Grevers, left, and Nick Thoman celebrate after taking the gold and silver medals, respectively, for the United States in the 100-meter backstroke.
    Backstroke golds for American pair at Olympics
    Lee Jin-man | Associated Press

    Saturday, July 28

    Ryan Lochte beams after winning the 400-meter individual medley and defeating two-time defending Olympic champion Michael Phelps in the process.
    Look who's good as gold
    Daniel Ochoa De Olza | Associated Press

    Friday, July 27

    A platoon of Mary Poppins figures descends on the stage Friday during the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
    Opening ceremony gallery
    2012 Olympics gallery
    Cheers for the queen in opening ceremony
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