How The Olympic Favorites Have Fared
How The Olympic Favorites Have Fared, Lots of ink and face time were devoted to these athletes entering the Summer Games. Find the medalists: The Olympic fates of Game favorites, It’s almost a wrap for a London 2012 that has seen its fair share of drama, comedy and action. There were high expectations leading up to the Games: Would Michael Phelps be able to match his super human feats from Beijing? Was Ryan Lochte the new man to beat in the pool? Would China repeat its world-leading medal tally from four years ago? Could Andy Murray win at Wimbledon? Would Lolo Jones break her own U.S. record on the hurdles? Was Usain Bolt going to break the sound barrier? Could Team USA beat the Dream Team?
If you haven’t been living under a rock, some of those answers should be obvious. And for that last one, we will never know (but the answer is likely “no, not at all”). But for everything else there is hard evidence, which we have collected so you can practice for that Olympics-themed trivia night at your favorite bar.