London: By any measure, the 2012 London Games will be considered a booming success for the United States.
When the US men's basketball team won the Olympic title on Sunday, it clinched the 46th gold medal for American in London, marking the highest total the nation has ever taken home from a "road" Olympics. The US " winners of 104 medals overall in London, easily the most of any nation " won 45 golds at Paris in 1924 and Mexico City in 1968.
"It means everything," US basketball player LeBron James said.
The final numbers for the Americans in London won't go down as record-setting, not coming close to the 83 gold medals at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, and the 239 total from St. Louis in 1904, when the US athletes won roughly seven out of every eight medals awarded....more
12:58 AM, Aug 13, 2012