Olympic fever is taking hold of London with the games less than 20 days away. Huge Olympic rings went up on the famous Tower Bridge last week. Here’s our view of them.
Photo by Valerie Carnevale.
Team USA synchronized swimming duo Mary Killman and Mariya Koroleva spend hours treading water as part of their intense training for the Olympic Games.
After failing to medal in Beijing, the United States’ synchronized swimming team seeks redemption at the 2012 London Olympics. Killman and Koroleva are the sole American entrants in the duet competition.
Photo by BSU at the Games
Rau’Shee Warren hits the gym in his hometown of Cincinatti. Hailing from the impoverished Westwood community, Rau’Shee first began training at age six and won his first amateur fight at the age of eight.
This year, Rau’Shee made history by becoming the first athlete to qualify for three U.S. Olympic boxing teams. Watch for him at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Our story on Rau’Shee is coming soon. Watch the promo here.
Photo by BSU at the Games.
At age 16 she became the youngest athlete to make the national team for slalom kayaking, but Caroline Queen missed qualifying for the previous Olympic Games by a hair. Now at age 20, and after coming back from a knee injury, Queen is a favorite to earn a spot on the 2012 Summer Olympic roster. Her fate will be decided June 10.
Read her story here: Queen aims for USA Kayak crown
Photo courtesy of Brett Heyl.
David Boudia has been a member of the U.S. National Diving Team since 2000 and competed in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the 10-meter platform and synchronized 10-meter platform (with partner Thomas Finchum). He’s currently attending Purdue University and training for this summer’s Games.
Look for our story on Boudia, coming soon!
Seven members of the BSU at the Games team interviewed athletes and viewed sports demonstrations at the 2012 Team USA Media Summit in Dallas in May. Read more about it here.
Athletes in order of appearance:
1. Kayla Harrison (Judo) 2. Mary Killman and Maria Koroleva (Synchronized Swimming) 3. Brady Ellison (Archery) 4. Brady Ellison 5. Errol Spence, Jr. (Boxing) 6. Michael Phelps (Swimming) 7. First Lady Michelle Obama 8. Rau’Shee Warren (Boxing) 9. Mary Killman (Synchronized Swimming) 10. Alex Meyer (Swimming) 11. Alexander Massiaslas (Fencing) 12. Hunter Kemper (Triathlon) 13. Jessica Long (Paralympic Swimming) 14. Thomas Finchum (Diving) 15. Joseph Diaz, Jr. (Boxing) 16. Wallace Spearmon (Track & Field) 17. Trey Hardee (Track & Field) 18. Nastia Liukin (Gymnastics) 19. Joshua Richmond (Shooting)
Since making his first U.S. Olympic Team in 2008, USA Archery’s Brady Ellison has climbed the ranks in the archery world, becoming a medal contender heading into the 2012 Games and the only archer ever to win three consecutive World Cup titles.
A six-time world cup medalist, Ellison has garnered the international experience necessary for an attempt to make a much-anticipated gold-medal run.
View our full album of photos from the 2012 Team USA Media Summit.
Photo by Ryan Sparrow.
The annual United States Olympic Committee Media Summit will be held this weekend. This photo is of U.S. Olympic hopefuls at a previous summit.
Read more about this year’s summit and our team members who are attending.
Photo courtesy of the United States Olympic Committee.
U.S. Olympic diver Thomas Finchum, pictured here about to dive from a 33-foot platform, will travel to London this summer to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games.
Go the the full story and video: U.S. Diving’s Thomas Finchum Performs on Many Stages.
Photos from our interview with U.S. Olympic Diving Team member Thomas Finchum after practice. Go the the full story and video: U.S. Diving’s Thomas Finchum Performs on Many Stages.
Photos by Tyler Varnau.