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Day 7 of the Olympics had more tremendous action and moments.  The Stack is here to highlight some of the biggest headlines from day seven so let's get right to it in this special Saturday Olympic version of "the stack" for today, Saturday, August 4:

Day 7 Olympic higlights

Track and Field started yesterday.  Swimming is winding down.  But the Olympics are not letting up.  Here are some of the big headlines from Friday at the Olympics:

  • In women's basketball, team USA cruised to an 88-61 win over the Czech Republic.  The US is by far the superior team in the Olympics.
  • In men's beach volleyball, the duo that won gold in Beijing will not bring home the gold in this Olympics.  Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers were upset by the Italian team and will be out of the Olympics.  No medal this year.
  • In women's beach volleyball, the other American duo, April Ross and Jen Kessy, continue their quest for a medal after defeating Switzerland two sets to none.
  • Great Britain is really good at cycling.  Victoria Pendleton won gold in women's Keirin on the indoor track and the Great Britain men won the team pursuit on the track.  So two golds in cycling Friday at the Olympics.  They also won a gold and a couple of bronze medals in rowing competitions.  Not bad for Great Britain.
  • There were some great games in women's handball yesterday.  Handball is a really fun sport to watch and it looks pretty cool to play.  Wish it would catch on here in the states.  Of the six games on Friday, half were decided by a goal and the largest margin of victory in a game was six points.  Nice action there.
  • In women's soccer, team USA beat New Zealand 2-0 behind goals from Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux.  They'll get a medal with the way they've played so far.  Hopefully a gold.
  • It was another dominating day in the pool for team USA.  Missy Franklin, the darling of the Olympics for Americans, set a world record in the 200m backstroke, her best event, with a time of 2:04.06.  Obviously, she won gold.  Fellow teammate Elizabeth Beisel won bronze.
      • Michael Phelps won the 100m butterfly with a time of 51.21.  It will be his last individual gold medal won in the Olympics (unless he comes back for Rio in 2016 like his mom is hoping).  He has one more event today.
      • American Cullen Jones won silver in the 50m freestyle.
      • And in the women's 800m freestyle, with members of the royal family in attendance ready to cheer on the hometown favorite Rebecca Adlington, America's Katie Ledecky, 15-years old, set an american record in winnig with a time of 8:14.63.  She was amazing.  Adlington won bronze.  It was a great meet.
  • In track and field, USA's own Reese Hoffa won bronze medal in the shot put.
  • The women's 10,000 meter race was very exciting as four runners were ahead of everyone and fighting for gold and it was Tirunesh Dibaba of Ethiopia who pulled away to win gold.  Kenyans took gold and silver with two more runners from Ethiopia getting fourth and fifth.  No one else in the field had a chance.
  • The women's heptathlon completed four of their seven events yesterday and Great Britain's own Jessica Ennis is leading.  She is getting a ton of support from the fans and a lot of coverage in the British media.
  • In women's indoor volleyball, the USA spanked Serbia 3-0.  They're looking really good right now.
  • And in women's polo, team USA was able to get by China 7-6.  I think they have a pretty good shot at a medal.

More great Olympic action today on NBC, MSNBC and the NBC Sports Network.  Full results, stories and more can be found at


August 4, 2012  03:15 PM ET

As much as Mama Phelps wants her son to compete in Rio, I think he's happy with his history setting London Olympics.

August 5, 2012  01:15 PM ET

Agreed. It will be weird to watch the Olympics in 2016 and not see Phelps in the pool.

August 5, 2012  07:04 PM ET

Agreed. It will be weird to watch the Olympics in 2016 and not see Phelps in the pool.

Even weirder to see this guy.

I think the cat thinks Phelps won Gold Fish Medals. lol

ps. if the picture posted with words missing it says, 'Hey, Felps...BRING IT!


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