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Michael Phelps, Olympic gold medalist, vacations in the Maldives Islands after London 2012. Do you think the most decorated Olympic athlete, fish out of water would attend the closing ceremonies? Nah, he headed for a non chlorinated, sea water setting.

The Republic of Maldives, or simply the Maldives, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It consists of approximately 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers, making this one of the most disparate countries in the world.

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London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony, final medal standings.

I pose the question, Is the British national anthem “God Save the Queen” the same song as the American “Let Freedom Ring?”

Answer, Yes, Americans took the melody and changed the words. Wow! slap in their face. You know what country we broke away from bloody England.

Closing ceremony looks like one huge music video in a circular fashion.

2012 Medal Standings

UPDATED: 10:54a ET – 8/12/2012
Nation Medalists Gold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal Total
See names 46 29 29 104
See names 38 27 22 87
See names 24 25 33 82
See names 29 17 19 65
See names 11 19 14 44
See names 7 14 17 38
See names 7 16 12 35
See names 11 11 12 34
See names 13 8 7 28
See names 8 9 11 28
See names 6 6 8 20
See names 6 5 9 20
See names 1 5 12 1

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Team USA wins men’s Basketball Gold 107-100 against Spain, London, 2012 Olympics. It wasn’t Dream Team in 1992 summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain but they are the best in the world’s stage 2012. 14th Gold Medal in US history.

They are playing Born in the USA in the background.  I guess Bruce Springsteen gave them the rights.

It was schedule live on NBC @ 9am. I turned it on, Meet the Press was airing. I went to the Internet to view.  It then started @ 10am. Meet the Press were sneaky in the programing, got an early time slot with the Paul Ryan debate conversation. All regular shows have been preempted due to final day of Olympic coverage.

The world is getting better and better in men’s basketball. I still say the Dream Team 1992 will not have turned the ball over to anyone. They are still the best!

USA Basketball Defeats Spain To Win Gold Medal At London Olympics (PHOTOS) Click Here

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Wrestling Gold, Track World Record for U.S. London 2012. Jordan Burroughs of the United States won the gold in men’s 74-kg freestyle wrestling and the United States women’s 4x100m relay team won the gold medal and set a world record with a time of 40.82 seconds. at the Olympic Stadium

United States’ women’s 4 x100-meter relay team members, from left, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, Tianna Madison and Allyson Felix below.

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Usain Bolt, track and field star from Jamaica, stops an interview to stand in silence during USA National Anthem being played for Sanya Richards-Ross medal ceremony, London 2012.

Thank you sir for your respect. This has been the best Olympic moment in the games. This is what international competition is made of. Usain Bolt Is Still The Fastest Man Alive, Wins London Gold With New Olympic Record Of 9.63 Seconds Click Here

Respect, and dignity from another countries team member. I am so proud of this tribute to our country.

I got teary eyed. I wish everyone that is an American felt this pride in our Flag.

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Serena Williams wins  tennis gold, but US Flag flew away, is not there during National Anthem Olympic Podium Ceremony.  I just watched this, I can’t believe my eyes but it is true. It was windy at the Stadium and Serena Williams grand slam won her first Olympic Gold did not have the US flag present during her gold medal podium ceremony at the London Olympic Games. That left the flags of Belarus (bronze medalist Victoria Azarenka) and Russia (Sharapova) dangling above the medal podium.

But, the music played but no Old Glory was not present. The announcers made light of it during the broadcast. I do not think it is funny.

Disgrace!  IOC or London Olympic officials apology please!

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Did NBC air racist monkey commercial after Gabby Douglas Olympics Gold Medal?

Bob Costas commented Gabby Douglas’s All-Rround Olympics Gold medal broke the stereotype, NBC followed it up immediately with this commercial featuring a monkey doing gymnastics.

Twitter Users Accuse NBC Of Racism After It Airs A Promo Showing A Monkey Doing Gymnastics   Click Here                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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US athletes complain about Olympics marketing rules. A group of US athletes have launched a campaign on Twitter against the International Olympic Committee‘s Rule 40, which prevents athletes from participating in sponsorship or advertising for the duration of the tournament.

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London Olympics, July 31 Day 4. As the Olympic Games continue, competitions in men’s basketball, women’s soccer and beach volleyball return on July 31, 2012. Events have also been announced in archery, badminton, boxing, water polo and other sports. The following schedule for the London Olympics has the top events for July 31.

NBC Live Coverage Online 32 Sports, 302 Events  Click Here

NBC Spoiled Missy Franklin’s Tape-Delayed Gold Medal Race Just Moments Before Airing The Race Click Here

Photos: U.S. Women Olympics Gymnastics, July 31 Click Here

Olympic venues have just eight cash machines for 11 million spectators Click Here

Chinese doctor drags Michael Phelps into doping speculation Click Here

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Olympic Athletes support Mitt Romney.

Mitt Romney saved the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics after 9/11.

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