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United States' Kevin Durant celebrates after the men's gold medal basketball game against Spain (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Durant, James Lead U.S. to Gold Medal Victory over Spain
Originally published August 12, 2012

Forward Kevin Durant led all scorers with 30 points as the U.S. men’s basketball team won its second straight Olympic gold medal, beating Spain, 107-100 on Aug. 12 during the 2012 Summer Games in London.more More Arrow


- Usain Bolt renewed his claim as the world’s fastest man, powering Jamaica to yet another track and field gold medal by anchoring his country’s 4x100-meter relay team in its victory on Aug. 11 during the Summer Olympic Games in London.more More Arrow

Referee Felicia Grinter
- African-American basketball referee Felicia Grinter won’t win an Olympic gold medal, but her officiating skills have helped her claim a place in history.more More Arrow

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- Five different U.S. players scored double-digit points as USA overwhelmed Argentina, 109-83, on Aug. 10 in the men’s basketball semifinals of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.more More Arrow

- Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won gold in the 200-meter dash on Aug. 9, becoming the first man to ever win back-to-back Olympic Gold medals in both the 100- and 200-meter races. more More Arrow

- The U.S. National women’s basketball team advanced to their fifth straight Olympic gold medal finals game after defeating Australia, 86-73, in a semifinal game Aug. 9 during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.more More Arrow

In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women
- Gabrielle Douglas, a16-year-old Black gymnast with a dazzling smile and pixie-like moves, is vaulting from the 2012 Olympic Games into the high stakes world of product endorsements with the same grace and apparent effortlessness that led to historic gold medal performances in the summer games in London.more More Arrow

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- American long-jumper Brittney Reese, the four-time reigning world champion in her event, just added a gold medal to her list of accomplishments by winning the long jump in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.more More Arrow

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- The Los Angeles, Calif. native was favored to win the women’s 200-meter race during the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing but instead finished in second for silver.more More Arrow

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- Guard Kobe Bryant led the way with 20 points in 20 minutes played as the U.S. national men’s basketball team ripped Australia, 119-86, to reach the semifinals of the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.more More Arrow