Medal Tally. Olympic Games Medals, Results, Sports, Athletes. Olympic Soccer 2012: No US Men's Team, No American Interest. Frederick Breedon/Getty Images I'm as active a proponent of rational discussion as you'll find, and yet in the wake of Team USA's failure to qualify for the 2012 Olympic soccer tournament, even I'm left wondering: Where's the outrage?
Where's the prideful resentment? Where are the pitchfork demands for retribution? More than that, did anyone even notice? Let's revisit the facts. Entering 2012, the U.S. had qualified for six of the past seven Olympic tournaments and was one of just two teams in a region with a FIFA ranking higher than 45. In late March, those same vaunted Americans were eliminated from Olympic contention via a 3-3 draw with El Salvador (pop. 6.1 million, two World Cup appearances). To not qualify for an international tournament under those conditions borders on absurd. So why didn't this stunning setback merit anything more than a perfunctory 200-word notice in USA Today?
Euro 2012?! I'll explain. Martin Rose/Getty Images They are inferior. London 2012 - Official Australian Olympic Team website - London 2012. Men's Olympic Football Tournament. Memorable moments from the London 2012 Olympic Games. Sally Pearson's gold medal was one of the many memorable highlights from the London Olympics.
Picture: Brett Costello Source: The Daily Telegraph EVERY Olympic Games throws up some memorable moments and other quirky events that will stay with us forever. Great Britain celebrated when distance runner Mo Farah claimed the rare 5000m and 10,000m gold on the track, while heptathlete - and face of the Games - Jessica Ennis enjoyed a Cathy Freeman-like moment. Best pictures from the London Games Usain Bolt confirmed his status as all-time Olympic great with three gold medals, including breaking the world record with his Jamaican teammates in the 4x100m relay on the penultimate day of competition.
Best sounds of the London Games American superstar Michael Phelps walked away with six medals, including four gold, in his Olympic swansong, becoming the first swimmer to win the same event at three consecutive games. Paul Kent’s top 10 moments from the Games Hottest male Olympic athletes. Fifa.com. Olyimpics 2012. Choose Event men + 100kg (heavyweight) men + 100kg (super heavyweight) men + 108kg (super heavyweight) men + 110kg (super heavyweight) men + 71.67kg (heavyweight) men + 73kg (heavyweight) men + 79.38kg (heavyweight) men + 80 kg.