Goalkeeper Hope Solo (2nd R) of the U.S. celebrates with her team mates after winning
their women's soccer final gold medal match against Japan at Wembley Stadium.Maybe in Rio in 2016, NBC will wise up, spend less time on beach volleyball and try not to cover every single event like a home-town reporter. Maybe the opening ceremonies will be broadcast live, the way the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation did it this year. Perhaps live-streaming will also actually be, like, y'know, live.
Complaints aside, whether you saw the Olympics in real time or NBC Delayed, what were your favorite moments?
A few have been included in our poll. But many readers' favorites won't be included in that confined list. That's what the comment thread is for.
A good list of who won medals and some charts with data on the winners, including average weights, heights, ages and sex of competitors in various sports can be found here.
Top Six Nations:
1. United States: Gold?46; Silver?29; Bronze?29
2. China: Gold?38; Silver?27; Bronze?22
3. Russia: Gold?24; Silver?25; Bronze?33
4. Great Britain: Gold?29; Silver?17; Bronze?19
5. Germany: Gold?11; Silver?19; Bronze?14
6. Japan: Gold?7; Silver?14; Bronze?17