Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 8/4/12
On Saturday night, with the London Eye glittering and turning and Big Ben ticking and glowing above the stadium, the United States continued its dominating excellence in beach volleyball, the sport it invented nearly a century ago. If you didn't have tickets to watch Michael Phelps' dramatic goodbye and Serena Williams' remarkable night, the right place to be was above the sandy beach volleyball court as America took another huge step toward making these games its own. We had Phelps' final race and his 18th gold-medal goodbye Saturday, we had Williams' dominating gold-medal win at Wimbledon, we have Gabby Douglas already sporting team and individual all-around gymnastics gold, and so far we have more gold medals (26) and more overall medals (54) than any other country in the world. We also had -- far less notably but just as much a part of our culture -- our beach volleyball teams moving a step closer to gold. First came the two-time gold-medal winning women's duo, led by Misty M...
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