Together, we made history at the London Olympic Games!
Even before Kevin Durant and the U.S. men’s basketball team put the finishing touches on a 107-100 win over Spain to claim another gold medal on Sunday, Team USA had secured the top spot in the overall medal standings for a fifth consecutive Games.
The U.S. total of 104 medals in London was highlighted by 46 golds, the most Team USA has won in a non–boycotted Games since 1904. And the Team couldn’t have done it without you! Your generous support of the United States Olympic Committee helped us make sure every athlete had what they needed to focus on achieving their Olympic dreams. And they paid you back on the medal stand time after time:
• Including team sports, 255 U.S. athletes won a medal; 27 won more than one medal, and 13 claimed multiple golds
• U.S. swimmers scored 31 medals behind legend Michael Phelps, who became the most decorated Olympian ever, with 22 medals and 18 golds. Phelps won the most medals across all sports in London with four gold medals and two silvers
• U.S. track & field athletes captured 29 medals – its largest tally since 1992
• U.S. women claimed 58 medals, including 29 gold medals
And while the London flame was extinguished last night, there is always another challenge awaiting Team USA. London will host the Paralympic Games for 11 days starting on August 29, and then the U.S. Olympic Committee will turn its attention to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Help us keep this great momentum going by giving today. Thank you again for your support.
The Olympics is a global event that celebrates local athletes and sports! What was your favorite new sport? How did the Olympics motivate you to go out there and play?
Was it Phelps, basketball or ? Mine was beach volleyball. Feel free to post your favorite image.