Redemption Song Plays in London on Sunday

August 6, 2012 12:00 AM

Redemption Song Plays in London on Sunday

" With every day at the Olympics bringing different events and athletes to the competition, it's no surprise that different narratives come to the forefront with them.

Saturday was set up to celebrate the end of Michael Phelps' dominant Olympic career with his 18th gold medal and the storyline extended to the basketball and tennis courts as well.

LeBron James dragging the U.S. out of a scare with an otherworldly four minutes and Serena Williams completing a Golden Slam fit right in with Phelps when it came to people who may well be the most talented to ever take up their sports. 

Sunday had plenty of talent on display as well, but the word that kept coming to mind was redemption. Three of the day's biggest stars achieved their magical moments after hearing plenty of doubts about their ability to pull it off. 

For all of the United States' success on the track, American women had medaled just four times in history in the 400 meters. Two of those medals, including the only gold, came in the boycott-diminished 1984 Games in Los Angeles "

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