Brazil has a rich legacy in soccer, and some of the best players in the game have proudly competed in its jersey. What it doesn't have is an Olympic gold.
When Lennox Lewis tells a heavyweight British boxer to do something, that boxer usually listens.
He told them so.
By the time Oscar Pistorius got the baton he was so far behind that he wasn't going to catch the pack on the final lap, even if the carbon-fiber blades he was running on had superchargers. He and his South African teammates had no chance for a medal in the 4x400 final, though on this night the Olympics for them were about more than just winning a gold.
Tatyana Lysenko of Russia set an Olympic record Friday night to win the hammer throw, an event marred by a technical problem with the measurements for the bronze-medal winner.
You wouldn't know by watching Jordan Burroughs that Americans can't fight anymore.
When it comes to the 4x400-meter Olympic relay, the American men aren't used to being overtaken at the end, the way Angelo Taylor was Friday night.
Park Chu-young scored a brilliant individual goal to lead South Korea to a 2-0 victory over Japan on Friday and a bronze medal in Olympic men's soccer.
Women's boxing was a big hit in its first Olympics.
First a win over three-time defending Olympic champion Hungary, and now another over gold-medal favorite Serbia.
Brazil defeated Italy in straight sets in men's Olympic volleyball Friday, earning its third consecutive trip to the gold-medal match, this time against Russia.
Olympic silver medalist Bryshon Nellum will carry the U.S. flag at Sunday's closing ceremony of the London Olympics.
Allyson Felix reached into her purse and pulled out a black box that she opened gingerly, revealing the Olympic gold medal from the 200 meters she worried might never be hers.
The idea of holding the Winter Olympics in Sochi once seemed as much of a long shot as a gold medal for Jamaica's bobsledders _ a city that few outside Russia had ever heard of, in a country notorious for inefficient construction, corruption, and a byzantine visa regime.
Liu Xiang's representative says the Chinese hurdler should fully recover after undergoing successful surgery on his right Achilles tendon.
They got a personal shout-out from President Barack Obama, partied with a few of the NBA players and actor Tim Robbins and stayed up into the wee hours of the morning celebrating.
Sebastian Crismanich of Argentina won the Olympic taekwondo gold medal in the men's 80-kilogram division on Friday.
Hwang Kyung-seon of South Korea defended her Olympic taekwondo gold medal in the 67-kilogram division Friday.
With a surge of medals in track and field, the United States has sprinted ahead of China and is poised to finish atop the medals table at the London Olympics _ maybe with the most golds ever collected by the Americans on foreign soil.
Track official Gordon Staines has two special words for Usain Bolt: "Thank you!"