Bruins shine at London Olympics
By UCLA Newsroom August 13, 2012 Category: Campus News
Continuting UCLA's strong Olympic tradition, nine Bruins athletes won medals, six of them gold, at the 2012 Olympic Games, which concluded Sunday in London.
The Bruins who participated in the Games of the XXX Olympiad included 24 current or former student–athletes, as well as eight coaches or delegation members. UCLA coaches helped lead three teams to medals: U.S. women's soccer (gold), U.S. women's water polo (gold) and U.S. women's volleyball (silver).
Overall, 396 Bruins have combined to make 648 Olympic appearances and have now won 250 Olympic medals — 125 gold, 65 silver and 60 bronze, according to UCLA Athletics.
UCLA, founded in 1919, has had at least one competitor in every Olympics since 1920, with one exception (1924), and Bruins have won a gold medal in every Olympics in which the U.S. has competed since 1932. Since 1984, Bruins have won 85 gold medals, and the six gold medals won this year by current and former UCLA athletes tied for fifth among all universities.
Get the full Olympics rundown at UCLA Athletics.
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