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
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2012 Olympics Games - Closing Ceremony | The late Freddie Mercury is displayed on screen during the closing ceremony.
London Olympics Closing Ceremony
Olympics closing ceremony stanning for Brazil.
16 days. 26 sports. 205 countries. 960 medals. 17,000 athletes.