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  1. Yearbook, Sept. 27: Rulon Gardner's gold

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 27, 2000: They thought it couldn't be done. He thought it couldn't be done. But on this day 12 years ago, American wrestler Rulon Gardner proved everyone wrong when he stunned Russian stalwart Aleksandr Karelin in the Greco-Roman super heavywei...

    Blog | September 27, 2012
  2. Yearbook, Sept. 23: Rheaume makes history

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 23, 1992: Months after helping the Canadians win the gold medal at the IIHF women's world championship, goaltender Manon Rheaume found herself in a rather different forum: Expo Hall in Tampa, Fla., where she became the first woman to play in an...

    Blog | September 23, 2012
  3. Yearbook, Sept. 5: The Munich massacre

    Patrick Dorsey

    Sept. 5, 1972: On this day 40 years ago came one of the darkest moments in sports history, when Palestinian terrorists kidnapped and later killed 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. Jeremy Schaap tells the harrowing story....

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  4. Athletes at core of 'Fearless' photo project

    Patrick Dorsey

    Ten years? Did Jeff Sheng really expect it to last this long? Not even close. He started it simply as a small, personal project, something that would allow him to use his photography degree while paying the bills with other work. Now, 9 year...

    Blog | August 30, 2012
  5. One from the Night: USA just keeps winning

    Patrick Dorsey

    First the Olympics, now this. Sure, it was just a friendly, but the United States' 1-0 win Wednesday -- powered by a goal from Michael Orozco Fiscal -- was its first in Mexico in 25 tries over 75 years....

    Blog | August 16, 2012
  6. Team Pictures: How USA saw Olympics

    Patrick Dorsey

    London 2012 was a spectacularly social Olympics, with fans in attendance, fans overseas, athletes on site and individual nations and teams joining in. Naturally, Team USA -- and its prolific medal count -- was right there, sharing not only news bu...

    Blog | August 15, 2012
  7. Map: U.S. Olympic medalists' hometowns

    Patrick Dorsey

    Midway through the Olympics we debuted this map, one that shows the hometowns (as listed on the 2012 London Olympics' official website) of all of the American medalists at the Games. Now it's complete. More than 200 U.S. athletes took home hardwar...

    Blog | August 13, 2012
  8. Best of London Olympics Twitter cameras

    Patrick Dorsey

    In case you haven't noticed, the Olympics offers the occasional impressive photo. Knowing that, the Olympics this year set up several Twitter accounts dedicated solely to certain views of the 2012 London Games. Connected to Getty Images camera...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  9. A closer look at London's Olympic venues

    Patrick Dorsey

    A full week is done in the 2012 London Olympics, with the Games' many venues all having been used for competition. So, with help from the London-based travel site MyDestination.com and the Olympics' official site, Playbook takes a look at our 12 f...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  10. Yearbook, Aug. 4: An unexpected friendship

    Patrick Dorsey

    Aug. 4, 1936: This month 76 years ago brought the amazing feat of Jesse Owens, who did his best to refute Adolf Hitler's pro-Aryan claims by winning four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics. This day 76 years ago brought a special moment in those Game...

    Blog | August 04, 2012
  11. Then & Now: USA basketball's blowouts

    Patrick Dorsey

    The Dream Team and today's team: forever linked in history. As debate subjects -- as in, which one's better? As gold medalists -- that is, if the 2012 Team USA men win. And now, after a 156-73 rout of Nigeria, as owners of signature blowouts...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  12. Where are U.S. Olympic medalists from?

    Patrick Dorsey

    As always, the United States is close to the top in the ever-changing Olympics medal count. But where do these medal winners come from? Check out this interactive map, which shows the hometowns (as listed on the 2012 London Olympics' official webs...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  13. U.S. leads London Olympics on Twitter

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 2012 London Olympics often are called a "Social Games" -- and we see why on a daily basis. But who is winning those games, as far as Twitter is concerned? In numbers provided to Playbook by Kred.com, we can see the United States is tops so fa...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  14. Pic of the Day: The Olympics in a blur

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before the night's sports action, one great photo from the day: With so many sports in such a short time, the Olympics can move pretty fast. So -- as we see in this photo featuring fencers Aron Szilagyi, left, and Nikolay Kovalev -- if you blink, ...

    Blog | July 29, 2012
  15. One from the Night: Pretty in Cleveland

    Patrick Dorsey

    The London Olympics have their share of stunning images. But there are some on the other side of the pond, too, as seen here during a Cleveland sunset at Progressive Field on Thursday....

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  16. Olympic wrestler shows his winning moves

    Patrick Dorsey

    Want to know why Jordan Burroughs is a freestyle wrestling gold medal contender at the Olympics? Want to know why he sweats so much during training? Heck, just want to know the rules of wrestling? The Team USA YouTube channel and the New Jersey n...

    Blog | July 25, 2012