While the United States looks like a lock on the gold, there’s always the possibility of an upset if Team USA gets knocked off its game along the way – see my preview for potential pitfalls on the path to the gold.
With a massive budget, the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team has a treasure trove of information on its opponents.
In a tin-sided warehouse north of Boston, above Stewy’s Custom Cycles along a steep staircase lined with Olympic posters, Kayla Harrison found sensei Jimmy Pedro Jr. and, through him and his dojo, a gentle way back from sexual abuse.
Ryan Lochte has been building toward the London Games since he walked away from Beijing dissatisfied four years ago.
Diana Taurasi knows it could have been all different.
Michael Phelps is speaking up on the brink of his last Olympics.