With the 2012 London Olympic Games officially behind us and most Pac-12 institutions starting school today, it is time for a quick look back at a very successful Olympics for Pac-12 athletes.
In total Pac-12 athletes amassed 45 medals: 19 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze. If the Pac-12 Conference were to be a sovereign nation it would rank fifth behind Great Britain, Russia, China and the United States.
All Pac-12 institutions were represented and won medals in rowing, soccer, water polo, volleyball, beach volleyball, swimming & diving, track & field and tennis. In men’s tennis the double tandem of Bob and Mike Bryan won the gold medal.
Overall, the Pac-12 remains in fourth place on the all-time medal rankings behind the Soviet Union, Germany and the United States.