South Korean soccer player barred from medal ceremony

The IOC told South Korea to ban midfielder Park Jong-woo from Saturday’s medal ceremony after he displayed a sign with a political message during Friday’s bronze medal soccer match against Japan. According to the Associated Press, Park is being investigated by the IOC and FIFA for carrying the sign with a slogan supporting South Korean […]

Brazil scores late, but Mexico wins soccer gold

Brazil’s Hulk streaked down the field in the first minute of stoppage time and scored his team’s first goal of its Olympic title game against Mexico, but it wasn’t enough as Mexico earned a 2-1 victory and the men’s soccer gold medal, the country’s first. Brazil, perhaps the world’s preeminent soccer power, still has never […]

Mexico adds to lead in soccer final

In the 75th minute of the Olympic men’s soccer final, Oribe Peralta scored his second goal of the game on a sharp header, giving Mexico a 2-0 lead over Brazil. Time is running out for the talented Brazilian men’s soccer team, and it’s showing few signs of mounting a comeback. In the second half, Mexico had […]

Mexico leads Brazil at halftime of soccer final

Heavily favored to win the Olympic tournament, the Brazilian men’s soccer team has struggled to find a rhythm in the first half against Mexico at Wembley Stadium. The game’s lone goal came from Mexico’s Oribe Peralta in the first 30 seconds. It was the lone shot on goal in the opening half for Mexico, but it […]

Mexico takes early soccer lead over Brazil

It took less than 30 seconds in the Olympic men’s soccer goal medal match for Brazil to make a costly mistake and for Mexico to pounce. Mexico stole Brazil’s badly played cross-field pass and Oribe Peralta was able to pounce, charging toward the goal and scoring easily. Only 28 seconds had passed, making it one […]

Brazil meets Mexico for men’s soccer gold

Brazil’s soccer team has captured just about every tournament, honor and trophy on the planet — except for an Olympic title. Saturday afternoon at Wembley Stadium, the Brazilians will try to rectify that. They’ll face Mexico, which is also trying for its first Olympic gold. Mexico topped Brazil, 2-0, when the teams last met in a […]

South Korea beats Japan, 2-0, for bronze in men’s soccer

Park Chu-young and Koo Ja-cheol scored as South Korea beat Japan, 2-0, in Cardiff to claim the bronze medal in men’s soccer — the first medal for the Koreans in Olympic soccer competition. It was also the first men’s soccer medal by an Asian team since Japan won the bronze medal in Mexico City in […]

London 2012 Olympics: Friday viewer’s guide

The U.S. men's basketball team faces Argentina in the semifinals and a slew of gold medals are up for grabs in track & field on another busy day of competition at the London Olympics.

  • Lindsay Applebaum
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  • Aug 10, 2012
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U.S. women’s soccer holds off Japan for gold

The U.S. women’s soccer team made two goals from midfielder Carli Lloyd hold up against persistent Japan, earning a 2-1 victory in the gold medal match of the Olympic tournament Thursday night at Wembley Stadium. A sold-out crowd of 80,203 watched as the Americans withstood extreme pressure from the Japanese over the final 60 minutes […]

Japan cuts U.S. soccer lead in half

Japanese forward Yuki Ogimi scored from in close in the 63rd minute, cutting the U.S. lead in the women’s gold medal soccer match to 2-1 at Wembley Stadium. Ogimi was basically standing at the goal mouth to clean up a mess. Japanese midfielder Homare Sawa — the MVP of last year’s Women’s World Cup — […]

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