London 2012 – Day 6: All-Around Gold

 Gymnast Gabby Douglas, of the United States’ “Fab Five,” claimed the gold medal in the Women’s Gymnastics All-Around final on the sixth day of Olympic competition.  Douglas’ four scores (15.966 [vault], 15.73 [uneven bars], 15.5 [balance beam], 15.033 [floor]) earned her the right to be called the best all-around female gymnast in the world.  Douglas’…

London 2012 – Day 4: Record Tennis

UPDATE:  Venus and Serena Williams have advanced to the doubles quarterfinals. The Olympic tennis courts are heating up in London.  Yesterday, the American contenders went six for six, all of them advancing.  Today, however, that streak came to an end when USA’s Andy Roddick fell to Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, but more on that later.  Tennis…

London 2012 – Day 1: Surprise!

 How amazing was it to see swimmer Ryan Lochte, of Team USA, bring home a Gold medal in the 400 meter individual medley?  Pretty amazing, considering that his victory unseated reigning Olympic champion Michael Phelps, who finished fourth in the race.  Wow.  Then consider that Lochte’s win gives the United States its first Gold medal in…