Diana Taurasi helped the U.S. women their fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal by scoring nine points and dishing out six assists in an 86-50 demolition of France.
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With hustle like this play by Maya Moore, the U.S. has now won 41 consecutive games in the Olympics, and only one team has come within single digits of the team since the streak started in 1996.
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David Boudia of the U.S. scored 568.65 points in the six-dive final to narrowly beat Qiu Bo of China (566.85) for the gold medal. The victory was the first by an American man since the late Mark Lenzi won the 3-meter springboard at the 1992 Barcelona Games.
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Mexico won the Olympic gold medal in men's soccer for the first time, upsetting Brazil 2-1. It is the biggest win in the country's rich history, even more important than its second-round World Cup victory over Bulgaria on home soil in 1986.
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Facing a Brazil team with a market value of at least $300 million that desperately wanted to win its first Olympic soccer gold, Mexico (market value: $30 million) played a better game from the opening minute.
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Oribe Peralta, challenged here by Romulo of Brazil, scored both of Mexico's goals, the first one coming 29 seconds into the match.
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A week after winning the 10,000 meters, Britain's Mo Farah took the 5,000 too.
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In the Games' last track event, Usain Bolt scorched the last 100 to hold off the U.S.'s Ryan Bailey and carry Jamaica to a world-record-crushing time of 36.84 and his third London gold.
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The U.S.'s Christa Harmotto drilled the ball past Brazil's Jaqueline Carvalho in the volleyball final, but the Brazilians took the gold medal in four sets.
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After winning a wrestle-off to make the U.S. Olympic team, Coleman Scott (in blue) outpointed Japan's Kenichi Yu8moto to win their bronze medal match in the 132-pound division.
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Saori Sakoda of Japan spikes against Dae-Young Jung (13) and Sook-Ja Lee of Korea during Japan's 25-22, 26-24, 25-21 win for the bronze medal.
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Olympians compete in the 50km race walk, an event won by Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin in an Olympic record time of three hours 35 minutes 59 seconds.
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Australia's Jared Tallent won silver in the 50km race walk and China's Si Tianfeng took bronze.
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Georgia Gould of the U.S. (pictured) won the bronze medal in the mountain biking competition. France's Julie Bresset won the gold medal and Sabine Spitz of Germany earned silver.
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Karen Hanlen of New Zealand competes in the mountain Bike race.
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Liam Heath and Jon Schofield of Great Britain in action during the Kayak Double (K2) 200m Canoe Sprint.
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Tom Daley of Britain settled for the bronze in the 10-meter platform diving at 556.95 after leading going into the final dive in front of a raucous home crowd that included David Beckham and his three sons.
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Yeon Jae Son competes during the Individual All-Around Rhythmic Gymnastics final.
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Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia competes during the Individual All-Around Rhythmic Gymnastics final.
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Liubou Charkashyna of Belarus celebrates after competing in the Individual All-Around Rhythmic Gymnastics final.
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