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Japan's Azusa Iwashimizu is challenged by defender Rachel Buehler in front of the net during the first half as Team USA beats Japan, 2-1, in the London 2012 Olympics women's soccer final at Wembley Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Team USA midfielder Carli Lloyd begins the celebration as she heads the ball past Japan goalkeeper Miho Fukumoto in the first half of the London 2012 Olympics women's soccer final at Wembley Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo falls to the ground after knocking a shot away in the first half of the London 2012 Olympics women's soccer gold-medal match against Japan at Wembley Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Abby Wambach celebrates with teammate Shannon Boxx after beating Japan, 2-1, in the London 2012 Olympics women's soccer final at Wembley Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo falls to the ground as she tries to keep Japan's Yuki Ogimi from scoring early in the London 2012 Olympics women's soccer gold-medal match at Wembley Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Team USA midfielder Carli Lloyd controls the ball seconds before scoring a goal, her second of the game, in the second half against Japan in the London 2012 Olympics women's soccer final at Wembley Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Team USA's Carli Lloyd outjumps Japan's Homare Sawa during the London 2012 Olympics women's soccer gold-medal match at Wembley Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Team USA's Alex Morgan of Diamond Bar, Calif., slips past Saki Kumagai of Japan during the London 2012 Olympics gold-medal match at Wembley Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Team Japan's captain, Aya Miyama, is consoled by teammate Yukari Kinga as she weeps on the field after losing, 2-1, to the U.S. in the London 2012 Olympics women's soccer gold-medal match at Wembley Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Team USA's Abby Wambach screams out in pain as she is tackled hard by Japan midfielder Aya Miyama during the London 2012 Olympics women's soccer gold-medal match at Wembley Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Team USA's Abby Wambach shows more relief than joy as she finishes her Olympic career with a gold medal at the London 2012 Olympics. Team USA defeated Japan, 2-1, at Wembley Stadium.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Team USA waves to the crowd at Wembley Stadium after receiving its gold medals for winning the London 2012 Olympics women's soccer gold-medal match.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Team USA waves to the crowd at Wembley Stadium after receiving its gold medals.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Abby Wambach hams it up for a photo as Team USA arrives at the podium for the medal ceremony at the London 2012 Olympics at Wembley Stadium. USA beat Japan 2-1 in the final.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the gold medal in the 200 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Jamaica's Usain Bolt pulls away to win the gold medal in the 200 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

USA's Wallace Spearmon watches the replay after finishing fourth in the 200 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Jamaica's Usain Bolt kisses the finish line after winning the gold medal in the 200 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the gold medal in the 200 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Jamaica's Usain Bolt receives a lot of attention after winning the gold medal in the 200 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Ashton Eaton concentrates in the javelin competition of the decathlon at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

USA's Ashton Eaton hurls himself over the bar in the pole vault competition of the decathlon at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

South Korean defender Jong Bok Cha wears a special mask during a penalty shot at the London 2012 Olympics men's hockey classification game against Pakistan at Riverbank Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Pakistan goalkeeper Imran Shah kneels on the field seconds after his team beat South Korea, 3-2, in a men's field hockey classification game at the London 2012 Olympics at Riverbank Arena.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Athletes in the decathlon join in unity as they wave to the crowd at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Decathlon gold-medal winner Ashton Eaton, left, and silver medalist Trey Hardee hold the American flag at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Kenya's David Lekuta Rudisha wins the gold medal and breaks the world record in the 800 meters at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Triple jump gold-medal winner Christian Taylor, left, and silver-medal winner Will Clay carry the American flag at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Members of China's synchronized swimming team compete at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Members of Australia's synchronized swimming team compete at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Members of Japan's synchronized swimming team compete at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

South Korean goalie Myung Ho Lee recoils as he blocks a hard shot during a field hockey game against Pakistan at the London 2012 Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

Michal Pietrzak, right, of Poland falls as he hands the baton to teammate Kacper Kozlowski during the 400-meter relay heats Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KERIM OKTEN / European Pressphoto Agency

Decathletes at the start of the 110-meter hurdles of the decathlon at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERND THISSEN / European Pressphoto Agency

Kazakhstan's Dmitriy Karpov competes in the men's decathlon discus throw event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PAWEL KOPCZYNSKI / Pool

Russia's Natalia Vorobieva, left, celebrates after defeating China's Wang Jiao in their women's 72-kilogram freestyle semifinal wrestling match Thursday in the 2012 London Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARWAN NAAMANI / Agence France-Presse

Racers clear a jump during the men's BMX cycling quarterfinals on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Walter / Getty Images

Maik Baier of Germany crashes into Tory Nyhaug of Canada during the men's BMX cycling quarterfinals at the London 2012 Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Phil Walter / Getty Images

Noemi Batki of Italy competes in the women's 10-meter platform diving semifinal on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Adam Pretty / Getty Images

Team Canada competes during technical routine in women's team synchronized swimming at the London 2012 Games on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: HANNIBAL / European Pressphoto Agency

Australia competes in the women's teams synchronized swimming technical routine on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Bello / Getty Images Europe

Members of the Australian team dive to start their routine during the women's team synchronized swimming technical routine during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Sohn / Associated Press

Members of the Russian team are thrown in the air during the women's team synchronized swimming technical routine at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Games in London on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Michael Sohn / Associated Press

Athletes compete in the women's 10-kilometer marathon swimming competition at Hyde Park at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Thursday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mike Groll / Associated Press

Spain performs during the group all-around qualification in the rhythmic gymnastics competition Thursday at the 2012 London Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI ILNITSKY / European Pressphoto Agency

Team Australia huddles before playing the United States in a women's basketball semifinal game on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympics.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Petersen / Getty Images

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1 Comment

  1. August 10, 2012, 5:32 am

    No words can express the fantastic show the USA put up to deserve the many medlas our athletes were awarded. It shows that this our country takes sports seriously and can eomete in most fields with the best in the world. These incredible pictures partly testify to that for those of us who follwed the games on tb and could not be present in London. Kudos also go to the GB organisers for a smooth running show that onlt the Brits can produce. __Joseph S Abela (USA & Malta citizen)

    By: Joseph S Abela

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