American athletes have also conducted themselves well, with no controversies in an Olympics that included other athletes being banned for racial comments and drug use.
The biggest controversies involving Americans were more silly than serious, from comments about gymnast Gabby Douglas’s hair to track standout Lolo Jones’s appearance, to swimmer Ryan Lochte having an American flag on his teeth during a medal ceremony.
Are you proud of the skill and behavior of the American squad? Have these athletes represented the country well and made you proud to be an American?
What has been your favorite Olympic moment? Was it Michael Phelps setting an all-time Olympic record for number of medals, or the U.S. women winning gold in soccer, or the men’s basketball team rolling undefeated into Sunday’s gold-medal game or something else, like watching amputee Oscar Pistorius of South Africa compete in track?
Lastly, looking back on the last two weeks, how has NBC’s decision to show most of the events taped in the evening affected you? Has that allowed you to see more? Or has it ruined the drama?
Please share your thoughts on the Games.