full-time bros: michael phelps and apolo ohno —> the most decorated summer + winter olympians of all time
This is the first Olympic Games in which the U.S. sent more women than men (269 compared with 261), and that move paid off: U.S. women won 58 medals in London to the men’s 45.
The US finished with 46 golds and 104 total medals to easily outdistance second-place China, which tallied 38 golds and 87 total medals.The U.S finished with 29 silvers and 29 bronze to top the list in the second- and third-place columns as well. Women made the biggest impact, claiming 29 of the 46 U.S. gold medals, which would be good enough for a second-place tie in the gold-medal count with Britain if they competed on their own.
———-Who run the world? Girls!
There is something in the Olympics, indefinable, springing from the soul, that must be preserved — Chris Brasher
2012 Olympics Games - Closing Ceremony | The late Freddie Mercury is displayed on screen during the closing ceremony.
Olympics closing ceremony stanning for Brazil.
16 days. 26 sports. 205 countries. 960 medals. 17,000 athletes.