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Posts Tagged ‘London Olympics.’

Olympic prime-time ratings were up for NBC

 

London Olympics banner at the Monument (photo by Michael Pead of London via wikipedia commons)

NBC’s coverage of the London Olympics saw prime-time viewing finish up by 8% over the Games in Beijing. That increase allowed the London Summer Games the highest-rated staged outside the United States since 1976.

NBC’s overall London coverage drew a total of 219.4 million unique viewers. A unique viewer is if they watch at least six minutes. That broke the record from Beijing and became the USA television event with the most viewers of all-time.

 

Info compiled from NBC, Radio & TV news

 

Michael Pead Photos at michaelpead.co.uk

Heat star Wade will not play for U.S. in upcoming Olympics

Dwayne Wade (file photo)

Miami Heat guard Dwayne Wade told USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo and Olympic head coach Mike Krzyzewski some news they did not want to hear, but probably expected.

Wade is going to need surgery on his troublesome left knee and will not play in the upcoming London Olympics.

Wade and the Heat recently won their second NBA championship.

 

Info compiled from USA Basketball, Radio & TV news

United States beats Sweden in soccer; Wambach scores 136th goal

 

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Abby Wambach (courtesy of USA Soccer)

Abby Wambach scored the 136th career goal for the United States’ women’s team led the Americans past Sweden 3-1 in Halmstad, Sweden, in a tuneup for the upcoming 2012 London Olympics.

Wambach scored in the eighth minute, Alex Morgan scored in the 22nd minute and Tobin Heath scored in the second half 11 minutes in.

Sweden’s goal was scored in the 35th minute by Lotta Schelin.

 

Info compiled from USA Soccer

Leroux makes U.S. women’s soccer team’s roster

 

Sydney Leroux (2012 photo by Ampatent via wikipedia commons)

The United States women’s national soccer team has six newcomers on the 2012 roster for the London Olympics. The roster was announced over the weekend.

The new Olympians are Sydney Leroux, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe from the World Cup team. Also making the team are Kelley O’Hara, Amy LePeilbet and Becky Sauerbaum.

The 22-year-old Leroux has had a spectacular start and has helped land her on the team.

She has seven goals in nine appearances with the U.S., is the only player on the team who wasn’t a member of the American team at last summer’s Women’s World Cup, where the USA lost to Japan on penalty kicks in the championship game.

 

 

70-year-old Hoketsu qualifies for 2012 London Olympics in equestrian events

 

Hiroshi Hoketsu in 2008 Olympics (photo by Tksteven via wikipedia commons)

Japanese equestrian veteran, Hiroshi Hoketsu, who is 70, has qualified for the London Olympics.

The oldest Olympian in sports history was Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn, who won a silver medal at the 1920 Olympics in Antwerp, Belgium, he was 72.

Hoketsu qualified by winning an international dressage meet last week in France.

Japanese equestrian officials have said that there will be an announcement at a later date on whether Hoketsu will actually compete in the 2012 games, as he’ll turn 71 on March 28.

Hoketsu has competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics, the 1988 Summer games and 2008 Summer games.

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Olympic qualifying news

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