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London 2012: Days 14, 15, and 16

What a great Olympiad!!

Team USA ended things on a high note.  Our boys from the Thunder did us proud to help bring home the gold medal for Team USA basketball.  It was an awesome game!!  Australia squeaked by us in men’s water polo, but nothing wrong with a silver. 

I gotta say that I wasn’t all that impressed with the Closing Ceremony.  It was sort of boring watching a bunch of models prancing around.  It just seemed off compared to the Opening Ceremony.  The opener was all about the history and people and the closing was pale in comparison to it.

Here’s the final medal count….

Rank
Country
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1 United States 46 29 29 104
2 China 38 27 23 88
3 Russia 24 26 32 82
4 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
5 Germany 11 19 14 44
6 Japan 7 14 17 38
7 Australia 7 16 12 35
8 France 11 11 12 34
9 South Korea 13 8 7 28
10 Italy 8 9 11 28
11 Netherlands 6 6 8 20
12 Ukraine 6 5 9 20
13 Canada 1 5 12 18
14 Hungary 8 4 5 17
15 Spain 3 10 4 17
16 Brazil 3 5 9 17
17 Cuba 5 3 6 14
18 Kazakhstan 7 1 5 13
19 New Zealand 6 2 5 13
20 Iran 4 5 3 12
21 Jamaica 4 4 4 12
22 Belarus 2 5 5 12
23 Kenya 2 4 5 11
24 Czech Republic 4 3 3 10
25 Azerbaijan 2 2 6 10
25 Poland 2 2 6 10
27 Romania 2 5 2 9
28 Denmark 2 4 3 9
29 Sweden 1 4 3 8
30 Colombia 1 3 4 8
31 Ethiopia 3 1 3 7
32 Georgia 1 3 3 7
32 Mexico 1 3 3 7
34 North Korea 4 0 2 6
35 South Africa 3 2 1 6
36 Croatia 3 1 2 6
37 India 0 2 4 6
38 Turkey 2 2 1 5
39 Lithuania 2 1 2 5
40 Ireland 1 1 3 5
41 Mongolia 0 2 3 5
42 Switzerland 2 2 0 4
43 Norway 2 1 1 4
44 Argentina 1 1 2 4
44 Serbia 1 1 2 4
44 Slovenia 1 1 2 4
47 Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 3 4
47 Uzbekistan 1 0 3 4
49 Slovakia 0 1 3 4
50 Tunisia 1 1 1 3
51 Thailand 0 2 1 3
52 Armenia 0 1 2 3
52 Belgium 0 1 2 3
52 Finland 0 1 2 3
55 Dominican Republic 1 1 0 2
56 Latvia 1 0 1 2
57 Egypt 0 2 0 2
58 Bulgaria 0 1 1 2
58 Taiwan 0 1 1 2
58 Estonia 0 1 1 2
58 Indonesia 0 1 1 2
58 Malaysia 0 1 1 2
58 Puerto Rico 0 1 1 2
64 Greece 0 0 2 2
64 Qatar 0 0 2 2
64 Moldova 0 0 2 2
64 Singapore 0 0 2 2
68 Algeria 1 0 0 1
68 Bahamas 1 0 0 1
68 Grenada 1 0 0 1
68 Uganda 1 0 0 1
68 Venezuela 1 0 0 1
73 Botswana 0 1 0 1
73 Cyprus 0 1 0 1
73 Gabon 0 1 0 1
73 Guatemala 0 1 0 1
73 Montenegro 0 1 0 1
73 Portugal 0 1 0 1
79 Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
79 Bahrain 0 0 1 1
79 Hong Kong 0 0 1 1
79 Kuwait 0 0 1 1
79 Morocco 0 0 1 1
79 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1
79 Tajikistan 0 0 1 1

I’m so proud of all the athletes and Great Britain.  I’m especially proud of Team USA and all that they accomplished.  It was an amazing Olympics.  They all did well and did right by their countries and Team USA showed us what it’s all about!!



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London 2012: Days 11, 12, and 13

It’s been an interesting couple of days at the Olympics.  I’ve only watched it spiratically, as I’ve had lots going on with homeschool lesson plans and such!!

One of the most surprising is that our men’s volleyball is out of the run for a medal.  So is our men’s water polo. 

In the best news, we had no way of losing the medal in women’s beach volleyball.  Both of our teams played for GOLD!!  Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh ended up beating April Ross and Jennifer Kessy.  I think it’s only fitting that May-Treanor/Walsh won as Misty has made it clear that she’s retiring after these Olympics.  I’ve always loved them as a team and I can see the potential in Ross/Kessy.

I’ve pretty much lost respect for Usain Bolt.  I know that he’s an awesome runner and he’s accomplished so much.  He represents his country well.  He’s got a big head though.  He needs to learn how to be more humble and grateful.  On top of that, he’s bad mouthing Carl Lewis.  That just makes Bolt a total jerk!!  I just have no respect or interest in people like that.

Our women’s water polo went for their first gold!!  It was an amazing game and those girls earned it. 

We’ve pulled quite a bit ahead in the medal count.  I’m so proud of Team USA!!  The current medal count is…..

Rank
Country
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1 United States 39 25 26 90
2 China 37 24 19 80
3 Russia 12 21 23 56
4 Great Britain 25 13 14 52
5 Germany 10 16 11 37
6 Japan 5 14 14 33
7 France 8 9 12 29
8 Australia 6 13 10 29
9 South Korea 12 7 6 25
10 Italy 7 6 6 19
11 Netherlands 5 5 6 16
12 Canada 1 5 10 16
13 Hungary 8 4 3 15
14 Spain 2 7 2 11
15 Brazil 2 2 7 11
16 Belarus 3 3 4 10
17 New Zealand 3 2 5 10
18 Ukraine 3 1 6 10
19 Kazakhstan 6 0 3 9
20 Iran 4 4 1 9
21 Jamaica 3 3 3 9
22 Romania 2 5 2 9
23 Denmark 2 4 3 9
24 Poland 2 1 6 9
25 Cuba 3 3 2 8
26 Czech Republic 2 3 3 8
27 Kenya 2 2 3 7
28 Sweden 1 3 3 7
29 Colombia 0 3 3 6
30 North Korea 4 0 1 5
31 South Africa 3 1 1 5
32 Mexico 0 3 2 5
33 Azerbaijan 0 2 3 5
34 Croatia 2 1 1 4
35 Ethiopia 2 0 2 4
36 Slovenia 1 1 2 4
37 India 0 1 3 4
37 Slovakia 0 1 3 4
39 Switzerland 2 1 0 3
40 Georgia 1 1 1 3
40 Norway 1 1 1 3
42 Armenia 0 1 2 3
42 Belgium 0 1 2 3
42 Mongolia 0 1 2 3
45 Dominican Republic 1 1 0 2
46 Ireland 1 0 1 2
46 Lithuania 1 0 1 2
46 Turkey 1 0 1 2
49 Egypt 0 2 0 2
50 Taiwan 0 1 1 2
50 Estonia 0 1 1 2
50 Indonesia 0 1 1 2
50 Malaysia 0 1 1 2
50 Serbia 0 1 1 2
50 Thailand 0 1 1 2
50 Tunisia 0 1 1 2
57 Greece 0 0 2 2
57 Qatar 0 0 2 2
57 Moldova 0 0 2 2
57 Singapore 0 0 2 2
61 Algeria 1 0 0 1
61 Grenada 1 0 0 1
61 Venezuela 1 0 0 1
64 Botswana 0 1 0 1
64 Bulgaria 0 1 0 1
64 Cyprus 0 1 0 1
64 Finland 0 1 0 1
64 Guatemala 0 1 0 1
64 Portugal 0 1 0 1
70 Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
70 Argentina 0 0 1 1
70 Hong Kong 0 0 1 1
70 Kuwait 0 0 1 1
70 Latvia 0 0 1 1
70 Morocco 0 0 1 1
70 Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1
70 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1
70 Tajikistan 0 0 1 1
70 Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 1 1
70 Uzbekistan 0 0 1 1

How’s your favorite sport or team doing?? I’m so proud of all the countries…..there’s such a wide range getting medals this Olympiad.



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London 2012: Days 8, 9, and 10

I have to admit, I haven’t been watching much of the Olympics the past couple of days. I just haven’t been in the mood. Plus, there’s been great movies on Summer Under the Stars on TCM.

I did catch Michael Phelps get the last of his gold medals. What a way to end a career!! Our women did great in swimming too.

Unfortunately with the ups comes some downs. Some of our key teams are out. We still have some really good chance in track & field and other games on the court. Time will tell now. The games are winding down a bit though.

Here’s the medal standings…..

Rank
Country
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1 China 31 19 14 64
2 United States 29 15 19 63
3 Russia 7 17 18 42
4 Great Britain 18 11 11 40
5 Japan 2 12 14 28
6 France 8 9 9 26
7 South Korea 11 5 6 22
8 Germany 5 10 7 22
9 Australia 2 12 8 22
10 Italy 7 6 4 17
11 Netherlands 3 3 4 10
12 Canada 1 3 6 10
13 Ukraine 3 0 6 9
14 Hungary 4 1 3 8
15 Belarus 3 2 3 8
16 New Zealand 3 1 4 8
17 Denmark 2 4 2 8
17 Romania 2 4 2 8
19 Brazil 2 1 5 8
20 Kazakhstan 6 0 1 7
21 Cuba 3 3 1 7
22 Poland 2 1 3 6
23 Sweden 1 3 2 6
24 North Korea 4 0 1 5
25 Czech Republic 1 3 1 5
26 Kenya 1 2 2 5
27 Mexico 0 3 2 5
28 South Africa 3 1 0 4
29 Iran 2 1 1 4
29 Jamaica 2 1 1 4
31 Ethiopia 2 0 2 4
32 Slovenia 1 1 2 4
33 Colombia 0 3 1 4
34 Slovakia 0 1 3 4
35 Croatia 2 1 0 3
36 Spain 0 2 1 3
37 Azerbaijan 0 1 2 3
37 Belgium 0 1 2 3
37 India 0 1 2 3
40 Dominican Republic 1 1 0 2
40 Georgia 1 1 0 2
40 Switzerland 1 1 0 2
43 Lithuania 1 0 1 2
44 Egypt 0 2 0 2
45 Armenia 0 1 1 2
45 Indonesia 0 1 1 2
45 Mongolia 0 1 1 2
45 Norway 0 1 1 2
45 Serbia 0 1 1 2
45 Tunisia 0 1 1 2
51 Greece 0 0 2 2
51 Moldova 0 0 2 2
53 Grenada 1 0 0 1
53 Venezuela 1 0 0 1
55 Taiwan 0 1 0 1
55 Cyprus 0 1 0 1
55 Estonia 0 1 0 1
55 Guatemala 0 1 0 1
55 Malaysia 0 1 0 1
55 Thailand 0 1 0 1
61 Argentina 0 0 1 1
61 Hong Kong 0 0 1 1
61 Kuwait 0 0 1 1
61 Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1
61 Qatar 0 0 1 1
61 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1
61 Singapore 0 0 1 1
61 Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 1 1
61 Turkey 0 0 1 1
61 Uzbekistan 0 0 1 1

Great to see so many countries in the medal count. I’m thrilled to see our host country fairing so well. How are your faves doing??



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London 2012: Days 6 and 7

It’s been an interesting couple of days at the Olympics.  At this point, the USA has taken the lead in the medal count. 

Today we watched Dalhausser/Rogers lose their beach volleyball match.  That puts them out of getting a medal for these Olympics.  It’s really a shame, but it happens. 

Our swimmers were HOT!!  Michael Phelps has a record number with one more to race to go.  That one will be a relay.  Our ladies are doing fantastic too.  I’m really enjoying the swimming this year.  I enjoyed what Phelps had to say about the young ones coming up.  Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, was on hand to watch the events too!!

Gabby Douglas got the gold medal and 2 Soviet’s got the silver and bronze.  It was a tie with Ally of the US for the bronze, but in a tie breaker, the Soviet came out on top. 

Women’s volleyball is on a roll too.  Women’s water polo wins again too.  Track and Field had many of their opening events as well.  The US earned the silver medal in shot-put.  That’s one that I did as a young girl!!

Here’s the latest medal count…..

Leaders
Total
1
United States 21 10 12
43
2
China 20 13 9
42
3
Korea 9 2 5
16
4
United Kingdom 8 6 8
22
5
France 8 5 6
19
6
Germany 5 9 6
20
7
Italy 4 5 3
12
8
DPR Korea 4 1
5
9
Kazakhstan 4
4
10
Russia 3 12 8
23
11
South Africa 3 1
4
12
New Zealand 3 3
6
13
Japan 2 8 11
21
14
Cuba 2 2 1
5
15
Netherlands 2 1 3
6
16
Hungary 2 1 2
5
17
Poland 2 1 1
4
18
Ukraine 2 4
6
19
Australia 1 9 4
14
20
Romania 1 4 2
7
21
Brazil 1 1 4
6
22
Belarus 1 1 2
4
23
Slovenia 1 2
3
24
Ethiopia 1
1
24
Georgia 1
1
24
Lithuania 1
1
24
Venezuela 1
1
28
Mexico 3 1
4
29
Canada 2 5
7
30
Colombia 2 1
3
30
Spain 2 1
3
32
Czech Republic 2
2
32
Sweden 2
2
34
Denmark 1 2
3
35
Belgium 1 1
2
35
Indonesia 1 1
2
35
India 1 1
2
35
Kenya 1 1
2
35
Mongolia 1 1
2
35
Norway 1 1
2
41
Croatia 1
1
41
Egypt 1
1
41
Thailand 1
1
41
Chinese Taipei 1
1
45
Slovakia 3
3
46
Azerbaijan 1
1
46
Greece 1
1
46
Hong Kong, China 1
1
46
Iran 1
1
46
Moldova 1
1
46
Qatar 1
1
46
Singapore 1
1
46
Serbia 1
1
46
Uzbekistan 1
1



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London 2012: Days 3, 4, and 5

It’s been a busy time around the house and it’s been a great couple of days in Olympic action.  Where do I begin!?!?

It was amazing watching the women’s gymnastics!!  You just couldn’t help being totally wrapped up in the action.  You could feel that spirit and pride flow through you.  It was amazing and at the same time, it was hard to see the Russian’s in so much pain of missing out on medal.  Then again, it happened to our men’s team as well.

We got to see Michael Phelps get the record number of Olympic medals too.  So far, he’s pretty much shown up those on our own team who took aim at him.  Our women swimmers are doing great too.  Scored a couple more medals there!!

Beach volleyball is one of our favorites.  We saw May-Trainer and Walsh win their match.  The next day, Dalhausser and Rogers won theirs too, but it was a really close one.  The water polo match is so exciting.  Those guys are on a roll.  They’re not bad to look at either!!  HAHA

Men’s beach volleyball played today and they looked way better than the match we saw the other day.  They were on it!!  Women’s volleyball was amazing today!!  We beat China in 3 strait games, but the last one was a rough one.  There was 5 match points!!  We looked really rough in gymnastics, but one of our guys still took home the bronze.  One of the best views today was women’s swimming!!  I can’t tell you how exciting it was, as you just had to see it yourself.  Fantastic!!

Here’s the latest medal count….

Rank
Country
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1 United States 36 38 36 110
2 China 51 21 28 100
3 Russia 23 21 28 72
4 Britain 19 13 15 47
5 Australia 14 15 17 46
6 Germany 16 10 15 41
7 France 7 16 17 40
8 South Korea 13 10 8 31
9 Italy 8 10 10 28
10 Ukraine 7 5 15 27
11 Japan 9 6 10 25
12 Cuba 2 11 11 24
13 Belarus 4 5 10 19
14 Spain 5 10 3 18
15 Canada 3 9 6 18
16 Netherlands 7 5 4 16
17 Brazil 3 4 8 15
18 Kenya 5 5 4 14
19 Kazakhstan 2 4 7 13
20 Jamaica 6 3 2 11
21 Poland 3 6 1 10
22 Hungary 3 5 2 10
22 Norway 3 5 2 10
24 New Zealand 3 1 5 9
25 Romania 4 1 3 8
26 Turkey 1 4 3 8
27 Ethiopia 4 1 2 7
28 Denmark 2 2 3 7
29 Azerbaijan 1 2 4 7
30 Czech Republic 3 3 0 6
31 Slovakia 3 2 1 6
32 Georgia 3 0 3 6
33 North Korea 2 1 3 6
34 Argentina 2 0 4 6
34 Switzerland 2 0 4 6
36 Uzbekistan 1 2 3 6
37 Armenia 0 0 6 6
38 Slovenia 1 2 2 5
39 Bulgaria 1 1 3 5
39 Indonesia 1 1 3 5
41 Sweden 0 4 1 5
42 Croatia 0 2 3 5
42 Lithuania 0 2 3 5
44 Mongolia 2 2 0 4
44 Thailand 2 2 0 4
46 Zimbabwe 1 3 0 4
47 Finland 1 1 2 4
48 Greece 0 2 2 4
49 Nigeria 0 1 3 4
50 Taiwan 0 0 4 4
51 Mexico 2 0 1 3
52 Latvia 1 1 1 3
53 India 1 0 2 3
54 Austria 0 1 2 3
54 Ireland 0 1 2 3
54 Serbia 0 1 2 3
57 Belgium 1 1 0 2
57 Dominican Republic 1 1 0 2
57 Estonia 1 1 0 2
57 Portugal 1 1 0 2
61 I.R.Iran 1 0 1 2
62 Trinidad & Tobago 0 2 0 2
63 Algeria 0 1 1 2
63 Bahamas 0 1 1 2
63 Colombia 0 1 1 2
63 Kyrgyzstan 0 1 1 2
63 Morocco 0 1 1 2
63 Tajikistan 0 1 1 2
69 Bahrain 1 0 0 1
69 Cameroon 1 0 0 1
69 Panama 1 0 0 1
69 Tunisia 1 0 0 1
73 Chile 0 1 0 1
73 Ecuador 0 1 0 1
73 Iceland 0 1 0 1
73 Malaysia 0 1 0 1
73 Netherlands Antilles 0 1 0 1
73 Singapore 0 1 0 1
73 South Africa 0 1 0 1
73 Sudan 0 1 0 1
73 Vietnam 0 1 0 1
82 Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
82 Egypt 0 0 1 1
82 Israel 0 0 1 1
82 Mauritius 0 0 1 1
82 Moldova 0 0 1 1
82 Togo 0 0 1 1
82 Venezuela 0 0 1 1

Notice that there is now 82 countries that have gotten medals!!  How great is that?!?!  Has your country gotten a medal yet??




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London 2012: Day 2

Today was another great day of Olympics!!  Other than a break to watch the Brickyard 400, we watched Olympics all day long.  I have to say though, it was a great race!!  Jimmy Johnson won his 4th race at Indianapolis.  Best of all, Dale Jr took the points lead!!  WooHoo  It’s the first time since 2004 that he’s been in this position.

It was actually a day of disappointment in London too.  Ryan Lochte lost the lead in the 4x 100m.  Phelps had us in good position and Lochte had the final leg, but finished in 2nd.  We ended up with a silver medal out of it, but we really shouldn’t have lost that gold.  I say Lochte and Phelps are now tied up for the performances!!

In other sad news, Jordyn Wieber won’t be doing the all-around for Team USA.  She was scored incredibly unfair.  Trust me, that’s not just my opinion.  With the new format, only the top 2 scoring members of each country move on to the all-around.  For us, it’ll be Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas.  Of course, Jordyn still gets to perform her individual routine, but it’s a shame that the reigning World Champion won’t go to the all-around.

Rhodes took the gold medal in clay shooting.  She’s totally awesome!!  Also, Dana Vollmer not only got the gold, but set the new world record for the 100m butterfly.  She was flawless in the pool!!  In the ladies synchronized 3m springboard diving, we got a silver and they were fascinating to watch.

The other big event that we watched today was men’s water polo.  We beat Montenegro.  It wasn’t a medal round, but it was a great game and sends us on!!

Today’s medal count is…..

Rank
Country
Gold
Silver
Bronze
Total
1 China 6 4 2 12
2 United States 3 5 3 11
3 Italy 2 3 2 7
4 South Korea 2 1 2 5
5 Japan 0 2 3 5
6 France 2 1 1 4
7 Russia 1 0 3 4
8 North Korea 2 0 1 3
9 Australia 1 1 1 3
9 Brazil 1 1 1 3
9 Hungary 1 1 1 3
12 Kazakhstan 2 0 0 2
13 Netherlands 1 1 0 2
14 Great Britain 0 1 1 2
15 Georgia 1 0 0 1
15 South Africa 1 0 0 1
17 Taiwan 0 1 0 1
17 Colombia 0 1 0 1
17 Cuba 0 1 0 1
17 Poland 0 1 0 1
17 Romania 0 1 0 1
22 Azerbaijan 0 0 1 1
22 Belgium 0 0 1 1
22 Canada 0 0 1 1
22 Norway 0 0 1 1
22 Moldova 0 0 1 1
22 Serbia 0 0 1 1
22 Slovakia 0 0 1 1
22 Slovenia 0 0 1 1
22 Ukraine 0 0 1 1
22 Uzbekistan 0 0 1 1

 
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