2012 Olympics | July 27 - August 12
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100 Memorable U.S. Olympic Moments

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Women's Rowing Wins Gold (2008)

When the U.S. women's eight boat entered the water in Beijing in 2008, they had history on their minds. "We were just on a mission," Mary Whipple, the coxswain of the boat, said. At the end of that day it was mission accomplished. The women's eight led wire-to-wire, their victory over second-place Netherlands never in doubt, and captured the first U.S. women's eight Olympic gold in 24 years.
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