Summer Olympics: espnW Coverage
MacMullan: Will U.S. women's success in London be springboard to something more?
The London Olympics were a benchmark for women, especially U.S. women. But what does that mean beyond the Games? For two team sports, the hope and expectation is their accomplishments in London will be a springboard to something more.
Foudy: My Bloody Brilliant Blog ... The Finale!
From The Women's Games to those big, heavy medals, Julie Foudy wraps up the London Games in her Self-Professed Bloody Brilliant Blog Finale!
- Ford: All these years later, Olympians' stories just as compelling
Has covering the Summer Games changed in the past 16 years? A lot. But one thing has remained the same -- telling these athletes' stories never gets old.
Ford: Sanya Richards-Ross, Allyson Felix lead U.S. women's track medal haul
Led by its two supernovas, Sanya Richards-Ross and Allyson Felix, the U.S. women's track team put an exclamation point on its stellar Olympics with a win in the 4x400 relay.
MacMullan: Parker propels U.S. women to gold
Winning a fifth consecutive gold medal wasn't easy for Candace Parker and the U.S. women's basketball team. It just looked that way.
Voepel: U.S. women dominate from start to finish
The U.S. women got control early and went on to rout France 86-50 to win their fifth consecutive gold medal and 41st straight Olympic contest.
The Word: Don't show Missy the Money
Jane McManus, Ramona Shelburne and Michele Steele discuss swimming phenom Missy Franklin's decision to remain an amateur.
Drehs: U.S. women's volleyball watches Brazil celebrate again
The U.S. women's volleyball team knows too well how losing to Brazil in the gold-medal match feels. It happened in Beijing. And it happened again in London.
- Foudy: U.S. women's soccer team played with a purpose
En route to Olympic gold, the U.S. women's soccer team performed on that mystical stage with an unwavering sense of purpose, finishing a script it began writing after its heartbreaking Women's World Cup final loss.
MacMullan: Taurasi brings winning attitude to Team USA
She jaws at her teammates and pushes the opponent. But the U.S. women's basketball team has come to depend on Diana Taurasi's play and emotional energy.
Roenigk: Lloyd delivers legendary performance in gold-medal win
When the London Games opened, Carli Lloyd wasn't even in the U.S. women's starting lineup. But the midfielder was right where she needed to be Thursday, scoring both goals in a 2-1 win over Japan that gave the Americans redemption and a third consecutive Olympic gold medal.
Drehs: Women's water polo ends wait for gold
The U.S. women's water polo team suffered through disappointments leading up to London, and a scare or two while at the Games, but in the end it got what it had long chased: the gold medal.
Roenigk: Wambach wants to keep playing
Abby Wambach isn't done yet. The 32-year-old forward and heart of the U.S. women's soccer team wants to play in the 2015 Women's World Cup.
Voepel: U.S. women's basketball too good to be upset by France
France is already assured of its first women's basketball medal. But to make any run for the gold against a more talented and experienced U.S. team, France must play the best game it ever has.
Voepel: Deeper, more fit Team USA tops Australia
Australia gave Team USA its toughest game of the Olympics, but depth again led the Americans to victory.
Ford: Women's boxing a huge success
Katie Taylor gave her vociferous Irish fans a thrill, and Claressa Shields beat down someone twice her age. Yes, the women boxers proved they belong on the biggest stage.
MacMullan: U.S. track and field team makes big statement
The cruel irony of the Olympics is, if you falter, you must wait an athletic lifetime to fix it. And on Wednesday, a handful of U.S. track athletes finally found redemption.
Ford: Olympic puzzle finally comes together for Allyson Felix
After missing out on gold for two straight Games, Allyson Felix was able to finally cross the line first in the 200, finding the missing piece to her Olympics puzzle.
espnW at the Games: Wambach and Rampone
Julie Foudy catches up with US co-captains Abby Wambach and Christie Rampone to get the inside scoop on the USA's extra time win over Canada.