U.S.A.’s Mary Decker tripped on the heel of Britain’s already-controversial Zola Budd during the 3,000-meter final. Neither runner achieved a medal. Read more.
In London this week, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt reaffirmed the title of world’s fastest man. How many gold medals did he win at the Beijing Olympics? Where Suddenlink VOD is available, find out by going to Channel 1, 2012 London Olympics, Athlete Profiles, Usain Bolt. A Suddenlink digital receiver is required to access the VOD menu.
Baseball debuted as an Olympic sport in 1984 with several future big leaguers, including Barry Larkin and Mark McGuire, representing the U.S. Japan, however, beat the Americans for the gold. Read more.
The U.S. men’s gymnastics team won its first overall gold, defeating the favored China team and setting an Olympic record with a score of 591.4. The Americans had never won gold in team gymnastics and hadn’t even medaled in 52 years. Read more.