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US men solid in world gymnastics qualifying

...left shoulder when not serving as the de facto cheerleader. Danell Leyva, a bronze medalist in the all-around at the 2012 Olympics, showed extended flashes of the brilliance that has appeared only occasionally since his triumph in London three...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-10-26/us-men-solid-world-gymnastics-qua
US women build lead in gymnastics' world championships in Scotland

...her in the all-around. Douglas and Raisman, a fellow member of the "Fierce Five" team that rolled to gold at the 2012 Olympics, spent four rotations shadow boxing each other.The rules stipulate that only two athletes per country can compete...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-10-24/us-women-build-lead-gymnastics-wo
Michael Phelps turns his attention to next year's games

...made a mockery of the clock. His performance in the 200 IM was faster than anyone has gone since he won gold at the 2012 Olympics."I prepared myself for the best and the worst," he said. "I thought that was something that really made an...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-08-10/michael-phelps-turns-his-attentio
Katie Ledecky shows skills in shorter race at world championships

...I never really feel pressure," said Ledecky, who burst onto the world stage with a gold in the 800 free at the 2012 Olympics. "Going into London I didn't and since then I've just tried to maintain that same mentality."Better known...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-08-05/katie-ledecky-shows-
Aussie Rohan Dennis sets speed record in winning opening stage of Tour de France

...one-hit wonder. I want to hold it for at least one more day," said Dennis, who took silver in the team pursuit at the 2012 Olympics.His performance in sweltering heat that hit 97 degrees was even more impressive given that he beat two time trial...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-07-04/aussie-rohan-dennis-sets-speed-re
US women eye payback against Japan

...tournament where Japan has played the United States in the final.The countries also met in the gold-medal match at the 2012 Olympics, which the Americans won 2-1.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-07-04/us-women-eye-payback
Michaux: There's a reason why the U.S. women's soccer team is so strong every year

...saying the sport was "quite unsuitable for females."It wasn't until 2010 ? in gearing up for London to host the 2012 Olympics ? that England finally started a women's professional league. Sexism still flourishes despite "ThisGirlCan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/scott-michaux/2015-06-27/michaux-theres-reas
Gebrselassie gives up competitions, won't stop running

...his retirement in 2010 only to go back on that decision and try and qualify for the 10,000 and the marathon at the 2012 Olympics in London. He missed out on both but still didn't stop competing.Emerging from a typically African running background...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-05-11/gebrselassie-gives-competitions-w
Kerri Walsh Jennings adjusts to injury as Rio qualifying looms

...Walsh Jennings said. "The world's going to pick on me."And it means relying on Ross, who won silver at the 2012 Olympics with Jennifer Kessy behind Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor. May-Treanor retired after the London Games and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/olympics/2015-08-04/kerri-walsh-jennings-adj
Barcelona beats Juventus, wins Champions League

...the world and making its sixth World Cup appearance. Its best finish was fourth in 2003.Canada has been on the rise in recent years under head coach John Herdman. The team had a surprising bronze-medal finish at the 2012 Olympics.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/other-sports/2015-06-06/barcelona-beats-juve