Team USA could emerge victorious in a game against its Olympic predecessor. This doesn’t mean they would win a seven-game series. It doesn’t even mean they would win a winner-take-all contest.
It’s fair to say that beach volleyball was a hit at the London 2012 Olympic Games. I am biased, since I spent my summer working as a volunteer at Horse Guards Parade, this Games’ venue for beach volleyball. But the sellout crowds truly created a great atmosphere at most matches, even those starting at 9 a.m. and 11 p.m. The sport’s governing body, the FIVB, has interpreted this as a strong sign that the Olympic Games will leave a big legacy in the U.K., that the country is both building up a fan base and encouraging people to take up the sport.
Five Stanford women’s water polo players, past and current, collected Olympic gold medals as Team USA defeated Spain 8-5 in the final round of the women’s water polo tournament.
Bob and Mike Bryan ’00 captured gold in the Olympic men’s tennis doubles competition at the All-England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club in Wimbledon on Saturday.
Thirty-seven Stanford-affiliated athletes, including five current student-athletes, are competing at the 2012 Olympic Games.
I’m lucky enough to be volunteering at the London 2012 Olympic Games and even luckier to have a relatively interesting role in press operations. Unfortunately, I’m not really supposed to go into too much detail about this right now, due to both general security concerns and exclusive deals that the International Olympic Committee has with various media organizations. I am, however, getting to watch a lot of beach volleyball.
The latest chapter of the Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte rivalry, the 400-meter individual medley race on Saturday, was supposed to be one of the greatest showdowns in Olympic history. Instead, it will be remembered as the dramatic matchup that was not to be.