Aug 12, 2012; London, United Kingdom; General view of the stadium with the Olympic Cauldron during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

London Olympics: USA Runs Away With Medal Count

After being neck-in-neck with China for most of the Olympics, the American contingent pulled away in the final days, finishing London with 104 medals (46 gold) to 87 medals (34 gold) for the Chinese.

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USA Women's Basketball Preview: Q&A With Swish Appeal

Team USA plays France on Saturday in what will be Tamika Catchings last game as an Olympian. We brought in the editor of SB Nation's women's basketball blog to talk about the historical nature of the game.

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USA Women's Water Polo Preview: An Ex-Player's Breakdown

With Team USA competing for a gold medal on Thursday, we brought in a former collegiate water polo player to explain the basics of the sport and what the Americans need to do to bring home the gold.

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Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin And 2012 Olympic Swimming

A look back at a wild week in the aquatic center in London that saw the end of one remarkable career and perhaps the start of another.

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Olympic Games 2012: USA, China Lead Medal Count After Monday

It could have been a much bigger day for the Americans on Monday at the London Olympics, but it was successful overall since they managed to tie China for the lead in the overall medal count with 17. China still by far has the most gold medals, with nine compared to the USA's five.

Disappointment came for the U.S. when Ryan Lochte, favorite to win gold in the men's 200-meter freestyle, was placed fourth in the race. The winner was Yannick Agnel, the young French who has been very impressive in these Olympics so far.

Take a look at the top five in the medal count right here:

China, 17 (9 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze)
United States, 17 (5, 7, 5)
Japan, 11 (1, 4, 6)
Italy, 8 (2, 4, 2)
France, 7 (3, 1, 3)

It's also worth noting the only team beyond that top five with three gold medals is North Korea; Great Britain moved into a five-way tie for ninth with its third medal.

Read more of our Olympic coverage at this StoryStream and SBNation.com

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London Olympics 2012: David Boudia Wins Bronze In Synchronized Diving

David Boudia and Nick McCroy received the bronze medal on Monday in men's synchronized 10-meter diving with a 463.47 score. That was just behind China's 486.78, which won gold, and Mexico's silver medal score of 468.90.

Boudia is an Abilene native but now resides in Noblesville, Ind. Boudia and McCroy secured the USA's second medal in as many days, with Kelci Bryant and Abby Johnston winning the silver medal on Sunday in the women's 3-meter synchronized dive.

The Boudia/McCroy tandem beat out Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield of Great Britain (454.65), Jeinkler Aguirre and Jose Antonio Guerra of Cuba (450.90).

Boudia and McCroy's biggest dive on Sunday was their last one - a back 2 1/2 somersault with 2 1/2 twists.

Read more of our Olympic coverage at this StoryStream. SBNation.com is also covering the Olympics, and you can follow their coverage here. Be sure to subscribe to the Youtube Channel for video commentary.

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Olympic Swimming: What And When To Watch

All eyes in London will be on Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, but there are plenty of other interesting storylines from the pool as the Olympics begin.

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