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August 2nd, 2012
08:10 AM ET

Inside the mind of a Games gymnast

Former gymnast Blaine Wilson discusses Team USA's Danell Leyva's bronze medal win in the men's all-around.


Filed under: 2012 London Olympics
August 2nd, 2012
07:59 AM ET

Sweet redemption in Leyva's bronze win – John Roethlisberger on why he loves Leyva's drive to be the best

Former gymnast John Roethlisberger on Team USA's Danell Leyva's bronze medal win.


Filed under: 2012 London Olympics
August 2nd, 2012
07:56 AM ET

Team USA continues big wins in swimming

Amanda Davies on Team USA's big swimming wins, with Nathan Adrian and Allison Schmitt capturing gold medals.


Filed under: 2012 London Olympics
August 2nd, 2012
07:53 AM ET

Gold medal means nearly $9,000 tax bill – Christine Romans explains

Christine Romans on the tax bill that US Olympians face after winning a medal at the games.

August 1st, 2012
02:47 PM ET

Olympic gold medalist Bart Conner says 'Fierce Five' gymnasts 'rocked the house'

Fmr. Olympic gold medal gymnast Bart Conner on the US women's gymnastics team's gold medal performance.


Filed under: 2012 London Olympics
August 1st, 2012
08:34 AM ET

Team USA gymnastics' 'Golden Girls' – John Roethlisberger 'domination' like he's never seen in Olympic competition

Former gymnast John Roethlisberger on the American women taking gold in team gymnastics. "It was domination like I've never seen in Olympic team competition," he says.


Filed under: 2012 London Olympics
August 1st, 2012
07:27 AM ET

Olympics roundup: Is Phelps the best Olympian ever? Plus Team USA gymnasts win gold and badminton teams allegedly throwing games

Everyone still talking about the magical night for the US women's gymnastics team. They routed the Russians and everyone else on their way to the gold medal in the team competition.

Also, Team USA swimmer Michael Phelps is cementing his legacy, now the most decorated Olympian of all time. He won his record-breaking 19th medal, adding another gold to his haul.

And eight Olympic women's badminton players from China, South Korea and Indonesia face a disciplinary hearing after being accused of "not using one's best efforts to win a match" in doubles contests that drew boos from spectators. In other words, they're accused of 'throwing the game."

This morning on "Early Start," Amanda Davies recaps the big Olympic stories of the last day.

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Is Phelps the best Olympian ever?

Amanda Davies on where Team USA swimmer Michael Phelps falls in Olympic history after winning his 19th medal.

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US women win gold in team gymnastics

Amanda Davies on Team USA's domination in women's gymnastics.

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Badminton players throwing matches?

Amanda Davies on teams from China and South Korea being investigated for throwing games at the Olympics.


Filed under: 2012 London Olympics
July 31st, 2012
11:28 AM ET

What went wrong for U.S. men's gymnastics – Former U.S. Olympic gymnast John Roethlisberger says team may have been out of sorts

Former U.S. Olympic gymnast John Roethlisberger talks with "Early Start" anchor John Berman on the American men's disappointment in team competition.

"I think for the United States when things went wrong early, they hadn't been in that situation, they were so confident and such on a high that as soon as things derailed a little bit, they looked a little out of sorts and didn't know how to handle it," Roethlisberger says. "Maybe that's the lesson they take from it, in that hey, it's just gymnastics. It's just like that pommel horse that I have in my gym. It's just like that pommel horse I competed at in the Olympic trials."

"You can't look around and look at the other teams in the Olympics rings," he adds. "You've got to look at yourself and that apparatus. There's no defense, you're the offense and you just got to go assert yourself. I think at the end of the day, you've got to be aggressive and assert yourself. Hopefully, you know, hard lessons are sometimes good lessons. And hopefully the men will not forget this."


Filed under: 2012 London Olympics
July 31st, 2012
07:29 AM ET

Chinese swimmer's 'suspicious' race – Sports Illustrated Video's Maggie Gray on why people shouldn't jump to conclusions yet

Hong Kong (CNN) - Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen has strongly denied that she's a drugs cheat following a series of record-breaking swims at the Olympics in the past few days.

"My achievements derive from diligence and hard work, I will never use drugs. Chinese athletes are clean," Ye told reporters late Monday. "The Chinese team is extremely strict on doping control, so I can assure you that is not an issue with us."

The 16-year-old world champion set a new Olympic pace for the 200-meter individual medley Monday with a time of 2:08.39 to take her into the Tuesday final.

This morning on "Early Start," Sports Illustrated Video's Maggie Gray on why people should give the Chinese swimmer the benefit of the doubt in doping allegations.


Filed under: 2012 London Olympics
July 31st, 2012
06:28 AM ET

Team USA men's gymnasts 'overwhelmed'? US Olympic gold medal gymnast Bart Conner explains

Fmr. US Olympic gold medal gymnast Bart Conner on what could have led to Team USA men's gymnastics team disappointment.


Filed under: 2012 London Olympics
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