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Monday, 6:00 p.m. ET/1:00 a.m. London -- Missed a Great Game!
I was hoping for some coverage on the BBC of what clearly was a riveting women's semifinal soccer match between the U.S. and Canada but no luck. I followed it all on Twitter, where people tweeted things like, "That was the most incredible soccer match I have ever watched." Team USA won in double overtime and now it's off to the final against Japan Thursday.
Monday, 1:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. ET -- Going for Gold in Water Polo
Merrill Moses and his wife, Laura, are expecting their first baby -- a girl -- in October. But before she arrives, daddy, the goalkeeper for Team USA Water Polo, has some work to do. He and his teammates won silver in Beijing but Moses has only one color on his mind in 2012 -- gold! To get it, Team USA must win all its upcoming matches, with the next one Wednesday against Croatia. Little known fact -- did you know that water polo players need to be able to tread water for three hours? I told my girls that tonight (one of whom just learned how to tread water for one minute) and they couldn't quite believe it. Stay tuned for my interview with Moses, his wife, and his darling mom and dad coming up on iVillage.com.
Monday, 10:30 a.m. ET/3:30 p.m. London -- Not Gabby's Day
You could see the tension on Gabby Douglas' face before her routine on the uneven bars - a performance that placed her eighth out of eight women in the event final. I just checked to see if she tweeted any reaction but she hasn't yet. Clearly, it was hard to keep up the mojo after her rousing all-around gold medal winning performance. Gabby has one more chance at gold with the balance beam final tomorrow.
Monday, 9:50 a.m. ET/2:50 p.m. London -- Go Sarah!
We fell in love with Sarah Robles and her message when we interviewed her in May so we were thrilled to see her do her personal best, placing 7th in weightlifting Sunday. She overcame tremendous financial odds to get here and hopes her Olympic performance attracts sponsors to support a bid for Rio in 2016. Stay tuned for my interview with Sarah and her powerful message about body image coming soon on iVillage.com.
Monday, 8:30 a.m. ET/1:30 p.m. London -- Everyone Loves Bolt!
I check the newspaper headlines every day on my way to the P&G Family Home and for the first time since the Olympics began, an athlete who is not British dominates the front pages here. Usain "Lightning" Bolt captivated England and the world holding onto his title as the fastest man alive. Two million people apparently tried to get tickets to watch the 100-meters men's final Sunday night in Olympic Stadium - 80,000 of them were the lucky ones.
The cost of Kelly's travel to London was paid by Procter & Gamble.