1. Women’s Soccer

    U.S. Women Soccer Wins Gold

    The United States' Abby Wambach, center right, celebrates with teammates including her teammate Kelley O'Hara on her back and scorer of the winning goal Alex Morgan, left with back to camera, after their semifinal win over Canada in their women's soccer match at the 2012 London Summer Olympics, Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Jon Super / AP Photo

    Victory! One year after a 3-1 defeat at the Women’s World Cup final in Germany, the United States won 2-1 against Japan in the Olympic final on Thursday. The final is said to have broken the Olympic women’s soccer attendance record with 83,000 people in attendance. The previous record was set in 1996 when 76,489 fans watched the final between the U.S. and China in Athens, Georgia.

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