Has covering the Summer Games changed in the past 16 years? A lot. But one thing has remained the same -- telling these athletes' stories never gets old.
Led by its two supernovas, Sanya Richards-Ross and Allyson Felix, the U.S. women's track team put an exclamation point on its stellar Olympics with a win in the 4x400 relay.
Alex Meyer wanted a medal in the 10-kilometer open water swim. He wanted one badly for his friends and family, for his country and for himself. But it just wasn't meant to happen on this day.
Katie Taylor gave her vociferous Irish fans a thrill, and Claressa Shields beat down someone twice her age. Yes, the women boxers proved they belong on the biggest stage.
Jon Drummond was a world-class runner. But today, he does something far more important than just help today's top athletes. If you need proof, just listen to him.
After missing out on gold for two straight Games, Allyson Felix was able to finally cross the line first in the 200, finding the missing piece to her Olympics puzzle.
Aly Raisman's grand finale to the Olympic gymnastics competition proves yet again that timing is everything in this demanding sport.
The brothers have done everything there is to do in their corner of the sport now that they own Olympic gold, but their journey doesn't end there.
No matter how elevated Serena Williams' confidence was, who saw this destruction coming?
Roger Federer and Juan Martin del Potro fought and fought and fought all the way into the record books. But only the Swiss has a chance for gold.
The names most often above Tyler Clary's at major meets have been Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte. But on Thursday night, his resolve finally led him to his first Olympic gold medal.
The U.S. men's gymnastics team succumbed to nerves two days ago. But with a bronze medal in the individual all-around on the line Wednesday, Danell Leyva delivered one of the most thrilling routines he has ever done on the high bar.
Allison Schmitt won her first gold Tuesday in dominating fashion. Even then, she wasn't the biggest name in the pool.
A winning relay can be an excellent cure for individual event ills. Just ask Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps.
The U.S. men's gymnastics team couldn't recover from early errors Monday, stumbling to fifth with medals on the line after a promising first-place finish in qualifying.
It's no accident Kim Rhode became the first American to win individual medals in five straight Olympics. The U.S. shooter is a throwback to the Olympians of decades ago who did sports for sheer joy.