UPI Almanac for Monday, Aug. 13, 2012.
Mark Tuitert of the Netherlands won the Olympic gold medal Saturday in the men's 1,500-meter speed skating race.
Highlights from Wednesday's action at the Vancouver Olympics:
Lindsey Vonn, Shani Davis and Shaun White came into the Olympics as Americans most likely to succeed and they did so in gold medal fashion Wednesday.
American Shani Davis, utilizing his combination of power and grace, won the men's 1,000-meter speed skating race Wednesday for the second straight Olympics.
Shani Davis of the United States won the Olympic gold medal Wednesday in the men's 1,000-meter speed skating race.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has proclaimed Saturday "Shani Davis Day" for the Winter Olympics speedskating champion. WGCI-FM in Chicago is honoring Davis with a party at the Harold Washington Center Saturday. Davis, in his hometown of Chicago for the firs
American Shani Davis, the first black athlete to win an individual Winter Olympics gold medal, Thursday withdrew from the 10,000-meter speed skating race.
Enrico Fabris of Italy won the Olympic gold medal Tuesday in men's 1,500-meter speed skating.
American Shani Davis became the first black athlete to win an individual Winter Olympics gold medal Saturday, capturing the 1,000-meter speed skating race.