A photo of U.S. gymnast McKayla Maroney frowning after narrowly missing the gold medal has sparked a phenomenon on social media site Tumblr.
Chores piling up. DVRs stuffed and groaning with unwatched favorites. Late, bleary strolls into the office.
For the third time in the London Olympic sailing regatta, an Aussie crew ended up taking a celebratory swim.
American taekwondo fighter Paige McPherson knocked out British world champion Sarah Stevenson in the first round of the women's 67-kilogram division at the London Olympics.
With royalty on and off the field at Greenwich Park, Britain ruled the Olympic equestrian events at the London Games.
Sue Bird had seen enough.
The American wrestlers need someone to give them their swagger back after a disappointing Olympic Games.
Abby Wambach and the rest of the U.S. women's soccer team lined up and bowed one by one to receive their gold medals.
Katie Taylor collapsed to her knees after winning the ninth gold medal in Ireland's Olympic history, and the ecstatic crowd seemed to raise the lightweight boxer back up with its roars. Blinking back tears, Taylor wrapped a green, white and orange flag around her shoulders and later took a slow walk through the overjoyed masses.
Four sweeps in four consecutive Olympics: That's the goal for Russia Friday in the free routine of the synchronized swimming team event.
In her first Olympics, Maggie Steffens wanted to make sure Brenda Villa and Heather Petri won that long-elusive gold medal in their last.
In the closing minutes of the Olympic final, goalie Hope Solo flung her body toward the ball and managed to push it away. The lead stayed intact. The Americans would win the gold medal and redemption from a year-old World Cup heartache.
Instead of one victory lap, Ashton Eaton got four.
"Legend." A small word, but with such weight of meaning. Usain Bolt bandied it around a lot before the London Olympics, saying these would be the games where he wanted to become one.
Throngs of Jamaicans erupted with shouts of joy Thursday as Usain Bolt and two of his countrymen swept the men's 200-meter race at the London Olympics.
David Rudisha did what no one else, Usain Bolt included, has been able to do at the London Games: set a world record on the Olympic track.
The game was nearly as grand as the stage, in doubt until the last seconds and so important that the winning country's commander in chief was following it back home. Across town, Usain Bolt was doing in London what he did in Beijing, but for 80,203 people at Wembley Stadium and the two best women's soccer teams in the world, this was their Olympic moment.
The Americans are again on top of the women's soccer world.
Add Jeremy Wariner to the growing list of injured American relay runners. The 2004 Olympic champion at 400 meters tore his left hamstring and will miss the final of the 4x400-meter relay Saturday.
Manteo Mitchell heard the POP! and knew it wasn't good. "It felt like somebody literally just snapped my leg in half," he said.