London Olympics Women’s Indoor Volleyball Preview

London Olympics Women’s Indoor Volleyball Preview

By Jim Donahue     Entering the Beijing Games four years ago, the U.S. women’s volleyball team was good. Entering the London Games, it’s the No. 1 team in the world, yet still seeks its first Olympic gold medal. Reaching the medal round was the expectation four years ago, and an appearance in the gold-medal […]

London Olympics Men’s Indoor Volleyball Preview

London Olympics Men’s Indoor Volleyball Preview

By Jim Donahue     Originally called “mintonette” by its inventor, William G. Morgan, volleyball was designed in Holyoke, Mass., just before the turn of the 20th century by taking characteristics from tennis and handball. It was meant to be less exerting than another sport emerging from nearby Springfield – basketball – yet still requiring […]

London Olympics: Men’s & Women’s Individual Medley Race Previews

London Olympics: Men’s & Women’s Individual Medley Race Previews

By Jim Donahue   Individual medley consists of a single swimmer swimming equal distances of four different strokes within one race: the butterfly, then backstroke, then breaststroke and finishing with freestyle. Only in medley races will Americans Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte compete head-to-head. Bet on every race here. Men’s 200 IM: In Beijing, the […]