Ryan Lochte won the first U.S. gold at the London Games, in the 400m individual medley. And on the first day of full competition in the 2012 Summer Olympics, the U.S. men's archery team won a silver medal, after a tense final with Italy.
Among the parade of athletes during Friday night's ceremony, several outfits screamed for attention. Some shouted national pride, while others just called for a costume change. Tell us who you think should win our fashion contests.
Alexander Vinokourov of Kazakhstan won the gold medal in the men's cycling road race Saturday, edging Rigoberto Uran of Colombia in a late sprint. The medal completes a vindication for Vinokourov, 38, who was suspended for doping back in 2007.
The London Olympics are in full swing, after an opening ceremony Friday that was chock-full of historic and cultural imagery drawn from Britain's past. Critics are gushing over Queen Elizabeth's role in the spectacle — along with James Bond. But there is room for debate — especially among viewers here in the U.S.
U.S. swimmer Dana Vollmer set new Olympic and U.S. records in her 100m butterfly qualifying heat this morning. And this afternoon, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will swim in the final of the 400m individual medley.
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