Category Archives: Olympics / Team USA

Rebecca Soni’s Marketability Ready to Take Off?

When New Jersey native Rebecca Soni ventured to London for the Olympic Games, she admittedly planned on winning a gold medal. And that is just what she did. However, she didn’t stop

The US Men Eye Gold But Can Any Team Challenge Them?

The first quarter of the second game of pool play action between the United States and the Tunisian Men’s Basketball teams had the makings of a “Rocky” type moment. The Tunisian’s were playing

Disappointment Aside, USA Gymnastics Teams Show Determination Pays Off

Across the ocean and over in London, the USA men’s and women’s gymnastics teams have been facing some individual and team disappointments, respectively. USA women’s gymnastics has done amazingly well as a team. They

Is Diana Taurasi Right About Women’s Team Not Getting Respect?

  Technically, the 2012 Olympics in London got started earlier this week when the soccer tournaments began. However, the official start is tonight as it’s the day of Opening Ceremonies. Basketball is

Team USA Track & Field Star, Lashawn Merritt: “I Train to Win”

  The 2012 Olympic Games in London are just a few days away now. Actually, some soccer events begin this afternoon but the official opening ceremonies do not take place until Friday night.

Carly Patterson Predicts Gold for Team USA and Jordyn Wieber

  Carly Patterson is one of the bigger names in USA Gymnastics history. Her biggest moments came during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, where she became an Olympic Champion by winning

New Jersey’s Asjha Jones Talks Olympic Preparation and Expectation of Gold

Team USA’s women’s basketball team is set to begin a 4-game 3-country preparation tour for the Olympic Games tonight in Washington DC against Brazil. I caught up quickly with center Asjha Jones

10 Questions with Team USA Synchronized Swimmer, Mariya Koroleva

Synchronized Swimming may not be one of the more popular sports in the United States, but Mariya Koroleva and her partner Mary Killman are out to show their country and the rest

Featured Interview: A Conversation with Team USA Gymnast Aly Raisman

One of the last things Aly Raisman said to me before our conversation ended was that she thinks about the fact that she is an Olympian everyday.  So, on a rare day

10 Questions with Team USA Rhythmic Gymnast, Julie Zetlin

In London, Julie Zetlin will be the first athlete to represent the United States in rhythmic gymnastics at the Olympic Games since Athens in 2004.  It took years of hard work, dedication and

19 New Jersey Athletes to Compete at London Olympics

  The 2012 Olympic Games which will take place from July 27 through August 11 are quickly approaching. The full 530-member Team USA has officially been announced and there will be 19

LaShawn Merritt Reflects on Olympic “Gold Medal Moments”

As part of the US Olympic Committee’s web series, “Gold Medal Moments,” Team USA takes a look back at some of the most history “Gold Medal Moments” from previous Summer Olympic Games.