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() Tin: VoK K, For Students, ByStudoiiis August USA Dominates the XXX Olympics By OeSean Lawson The 2012 Olym pics became the most watched event in the United States history with 219.4 million American viewers. Lon don. England was the host city for the sum mer Olympics and the 16-day spectacular came to an end on August 12. The United States dominated the event from day one and ended the Olympics with an outstanding lead when it came to total medals, including the USA men’s basketball team defeating Spain 107-100. With 104 overall medals, 46 gold, 29 sil ver, and 29 bronze, the United States defined its place as a leader in the grandest sports competition in the world. China was next with 88 total medals, Russia with 82, the host city Great Britain with 65 and Korea with 28 medals rounding out the top five world com petitors. Gabrielle Douglas, a 16 year old Ameri can, shocked the world and became an over night celebrity from her performance in the Olympics and is now a teenage superstar. A native of Virginia Beach, VA, Gabrielle won the gold medal in the all-around gymnastic competition. Prior to the event, all the talk surrounded Douglas's fellow USA teammate and captain Alexan dra Raisman, whom the experts favored in the event. 6ut it was Douglas who scored a 62.23 in the com petition and defeated the Russian runner-up Komova Victoria who scored a 61.97. Besides the USA, The Jamaican track and field team domi nated all the outdoor sprinting events and was led by five-time gold medalist, Usain Bolt, who captured 3 gold medals in this year’s Games. Bolt set Olympic records in the men’s 100 meter dash, with a 9.63 and ran a 19.32 in the men’s 200 meter dash and set a world re cord in the men’s 4 by 100 meter team relay with a ridicu lously fast time of 36.84. Even with USA earning 104 med als. Douglas be coming the next athletic superstar, and Bolt running faster than a mis- sile, the 2012 Olympics biggest standout was 18- time gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps. Just like in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Courtesy of examinerxom & bloombcrgxom Gabby Douglas, competed on the bal ance apparatus during the All-Around final at the XXX Olympics in London, England and won the Gold. Upcoming FSU Games Pre-Season Scrimmage Sets Tone for Season Ahead L’ Voice Photo by Eldon Alford, Jr. Football ■ Sept. 1 @ NC Central kick off is at 6 p.nn. ■ Sept. 6 @ Pembroke kick off is at 6 p.nn. Tickets are currently on sale at the FSU Tickets Office (8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Friday) or by phone at 910-672-1724 (via Visa/Mastercard). Tickets are $15 in advance (visitors general admission). Voice Photo by Shakeyla Bailey Volleyball ■ Sept. 5 vs. Claflin @ FSU game starts at 6 p.m. ■ Sept. 10 vs Winston-Salem State @ FSU game starts at 6 p.m. By Aaron Williams " The leadership on the field was exception al. the offensive linemen performed extremely well with their interchangeables, the quarter backs did really well with moving the ball up and down the field, the receivers did a great job finding the open slots for catches, defense is definitely off to a great start showing true versa tility maintaining pressure; overall we had some big stops and big plays" said Fayetteville State Assistant Head Coach David Bowser. The Broncos held their team scrimmage on Aug. 25th. in hopes to produce quality game play for the season ahead. 105 Fayetteville State student athletes expressed true talents and skills working heavily on tempo and play precision while polishing up and getting ready for the upcoming game Sept. 1 versus former ClAA member. North Carolina Central. Fayetteville Courtesy of State's defense is definitely off to a great start showing true versatility and maintaining pres sure. These improvements have really trans formed the program altogether ensuring that the players are ready to perform this year. The Broncos and their coaches are definitely eager to engage in competitive play and seek yet an other championship achievement. Michael Phelps again exceeded the competi tion and commanded the headlines. Although Phelps did not win as many gold medals in this years Olympics like in 2008, Phelps took home four gold and two silver medals. Phelps won gold in the 4 by 200-meter freestyle relay, 200-meter individual medley, 100 meter butterfly, and the 4 by 100 meter medley relay final, all in the men’s catego ries. Phelps also grabbed two silver medals in the men’s 4 by 100 meter freestyle relay and men’s 200-meter butterfly. Phelps brought his Olympic medal count total to 22 medals; 18 of them gold, making Phelps the most deco rated Olympian of all time. The 2012 London Olympics set world tele vision records for the most watched event in US television history and with anticipation, the 2016 Brazil Olympics may do the same. Tune into summer 2016 and see who will be the next breakout superstar!! Voice Photo h\ Jasmine Caldwell On Aug. 10 the doors to Fayetteville State University’s new est 336 room, state of the art residence hall. Renaissance Hall, were officially opened to students. Voice Photo by Aaron Williams The Voice Editorial Staff Editors: Alisha Murphy, Ta'Meka Breland, Antonio Monroe, Aaron Williams. Dr Andrea Baker, Adviser Page Layout and Design by Alisha Murphy and Jennifer Lucas, EdItor-in-Chief 4 got keys ??? Auto Lockout & Roadside Assistance ■ Spare Tire Change ■ Gasoline Delivery ■ Battery Jump Start ■ Towing ■ 24 Hour Service 910-391-9726 Fayetteville, Ft. 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