President Hugo Chavez has given a replica of South American independence hero Simon Bolivar's sword to Venezuelan fencer Ruben Limardo for winning a gold medal at the London Olympics.
Sally Pearson stood in the rain, hands on her head, eyes fixed on the big screen, desperately willing her name to show up first so she wouldn't be another Olympic letdown for Australia.
Destinee Hooker threw her arms around teammate Courtney Thompson in celebration after the U.S. women's volleyball team defeated the Dominican Republic to advance to the semifinals at the London Olympics.
Robert Harting needs another shirt, and that's a good thing for Germany.
Kim Yeon-koung scored 28 points and South Korea surprised Italy 3-1 Tuesday night to advance to an Olympic semifinal match against the U.S. women's volleyball team.
It should come as no surprise that much of the Olympics coverage in the U.S. is focused on American athletes and top performers from other countries. You're not going to hear much about the swimmer from Albania who won a preliminary heat or the Benin athlete who failed to advance in judo.
Iran ruled the final event of the Olympic weightlifting competition, winning gold and silver medals in a super heavyweight battle that Germany's defending champion left after a 432-pound barbell crashed down on his neck.
Now that's more like it.
Iran broke its Greco-Roman gold medal drought by winning three of them in three days.
Oribe Peralta scored with a swerving long-range strike, then set up another goal with a stunning back-heel to help Mexico beat Japan 3-1 on Tuesday and secure a spot in the final of the men's Olympic soccer tournament.
Britain ended Germany's decades-long domination of equestrian team dressage by winning Olympic gold Tuesday, with a boost from a hometown crowd still buzzing from a win in team show jumping a day earlier.
Marlen Esparza already knows she'll stand on a podium Thursday with a medal around her neck from the first Olympic women's boxing tournament.
Leandro Damiao scored two second-half goals Tuesday to help Brazil beat South Korea 3-0 and reach its first Olympic men's soccer final in 24 years.
Algeria's Taoufik Makhloufi won the 1,500-meter gold medal at the London Olympics on Tuesday night, only a day after being reinstated to the final.
Olympic venues are supposed to be free of sponsor ads, but night after night BMW's iconic Mini car is right there in the middle of the main stadium at the London Games.
Six times track cyclist Chris Hoy has stood atop the podium at the Olympics, more than any other athlete from Britain.
Ivan Ukhov of Russia won the high jump in cold conditions and a light drizzle at the London Olympics on Tuesday.
China won another gold medal in a sport it dominates like no other, taking the women's team table tennis title Tuesday with a 3-0 victory against Japan.
Jordyn Wieber came to the Olympics with her eye on a fistful of medals.
She's had a Beatle bow before her, and royalty seeking her time.