Consider This: The Olympics

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - For 17 days from London, Olympic athletes from around the world amazed and inspired us. Team USA had an incredible showing, winning 104 medals, 46 of them gold.

Consider This: The Olympics became the most watched television event in U.S. history and we're proud to have brought you that coverage right here on WMBF, your local NBC affiliate. Thank you for watching.

We got to see Michael Phelps become the most successful Olympian in history. Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings returned in top form to win a third straight beach volleyball gold medal.  Gabby Douglas made history as the first African American athlete to win an Olympic all-around gymnastics title.  Those are just a few of amazing stories from the London Olympics.

For two and a half weeks we united as Americans.  If only we could create that same unity the rest of the year.

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