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California Golden Bears 2016 Olympics

Golden Bears at the Rio 2016 Olympics Games

Calympian Missy Franklin retires from competitive swimming

Missy Franklin swam for two years with Cal Women’s Swimming after earning world renown by winning 4 Olympic Golds at the 2012 Beijing Olympics

USA Swimming Names 8 Golden Bears to 2019 FINA World Championships

Golden Bears hope to make Gwangju, Korea, Bear Territory

Golden Medals: Opportunities galore to see Calympians at Cal this winter

It’s easy (and mostly free) to support (even meet) Rio 2016 Calympians in action in these next two months

2016 Retrospect: Top 10 Cal moments from the Rio Olympic Games (Part 2)

The conclusion of my top 10 count down of the top Cal moments from this summer’s Rio Summer Olympic Games.

Who is your Cal athlete of the year?

Which Golden Bear impressed you the most this season?

2016 Retrospect: Top 10 Cal moments from the Rio Olympic Games (Part 1)

The end of the calendar year feels like a good time to finalize this post that was largely written at the end of the Rio Games.

Golden Medals: Cal swimmers up for Golden Goggle awards (VOTE FOR THEM!)

Cal Women’s Soccer remains undefeated in Pac-12 play. Cal Field Hockey hosts Stanford today.

Golden Medals: Missy Franklin to train with Cal Men’s Swim

Cal Men’s Water Polo rises to No.2 in the country.

Golden Nuggets: What Happened To The Old Memorial Benches?

The wooden benches from Memorial Stadium's past find new life.

Golden Nuggets: CJ Anderson Film Breakdown

Break down CJ's two touchdowns for the Denver Broncos. Meanwhile, Chevron features Ifeoma Onumonu of Women's Soccer.

Golden Nuggets: Davis Webb, Receivers Improved Before San Diego State?

Davis Webb thinks the Cal offense has improved in time to face a stiffer defensive test in San Diego State. Meanwhile, Tori-Ann Williams shows off her gymnastics skills in Oakland.

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Tim Cook invites Cal Olympic medalists Ryan Murphy, Nathan Adrian, Kathleen Baker to Apple iPhone 7 event

Cal is the best school worldwide in winning Rio 2016 Olympic medals

Digging deeper into the college medal counts tell a different story than the naive count that you may have seen elsewhere.

Rio 2016 - Final Day and Closing Ceremony Open Thread

Which Calympians might we spot in the closing ceremony tonight?

Cal Volleyball alum Carli Lloyd wins Bronze with Team USA!

Go Bears!

Rio 2016 Day 15: Last Day of Calympians in action have them in 3 events

The penultimate day of the Rio 2016 games is the last day with Calympians in action.

Rio 2016 Day 14: 2 Bears miss out on bronze

Bears got one more day (Saturday) to try to add to the Rio 2016 medal count.

Golden Nuggets: Jeff Tedford On Consultant Role With Huskies

Meanwhile, Alexis Williams sits down with 2016 Starting Quarterback Davis Webb.

Rio 2016 Day 13: Carli Lloyd & USA face Serbia in Volleyball semifinal

Cal alum Inika McPherson will be the last Calympian to debut in Rio 2016

Rio 2016 Day 12: Dora Antal, Anna Illes & Hungary face USA in Water Polo semi

Cal alum David Torrence started his Rio 2016 Olympic with the 5000m prelim today

Controversial rerun knocks Cal alum Milan Ristic out of 110m hurdles semi

Jamaican hurdler Deuce Carter took Milan Ristic’s spot in the semifinal after an unprecedented 2nd chance.

Golden Nuggets: Davis Webb Seeks To Ease Transition From Goff Era

Meanwhile, Nathan Adrian and Ryan Murphy reflect on another successful Olympics for USA Swimming, carried by a plethora of Cal swimmers.

Rio 2016 Day 11: Carli Lloyd & USA Volleyball beat Japan in QF!

Knockout round starts for women’s volleyball.

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Cal leading in Olympic medals and university rankings

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Missy Franklin returning to Cal!

But not to swim for us. However, I still think this is good news! Franklin is coming back to Berkeley to finish off her degree (which is listed in Psychology), to train, and to spend time with campus groups and typical collegiate activities.

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Cal student Dora Antal scores game-tying goal & final penalty shot today to lift Hungary water polo to quarterfinal.

Following Hungary's overtime victory over Australia in the quarterfinals of the Olympic women's water polo tournament Monday, one of Dora Antal's teammates called her "the engine that drives the car of the team." At the end of regulation and especially in the decisive shootout, Antal proved why she deserved such praise . Antal, who will be a junior for the Bears in the fall, tied the game at 8-8 with a goal with 2:59 remaining in the fourth quarter. The match remained tied through the end of the period, which set up a shootout to determine the winner. With each team awarded five shots on goal, Hungary made its first four, while Australia made three of four. So when Antal took aim, she knew that a goal would clinch the outcome. And with a hard shot to the right side of the net, Antal sent Hungary to the next round, while Australia missed the semifinals for the first time since women's water polo became an Olympic sport in 2000. "I'm so glad we could beat this strong Australian team," said Antal, already a two-time All-American and the 2014 MPSF Newcomer of the Year for Cal. "I think we proved we are a big team and we have a really big heart. I think that was the key." Antal's Cal teammate, Anna Illes, also played in the match for Hungary. Next up will be a Wednesday meeting with the United States for the right to play in the gold-medal match.

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Byeong-Hun An finishes 11th in Olympic golf tournament

Recap from Golden Bear Ben An, competing for South Korea, shot a 3-under-par 68 in the final round of the Olympic golf tournament to finish in a tie for 11th place, highlighting Cal's Sunday results at the 2016 Games. An completed four days of play with a 6-under-par total at the Olympic Golf Course, matching scores by Patrick Reed (USA), Bernd Wiesberger (Austria) and David Lingmerth (Sweden). An posted a pair of eagles on Sunday, including on the par-5 18th hole. "I didn't get a medal this week, but I'm proud to be an Olympian and represent my country. It was a special week," An tweeted after his round. An, who played for the Bears from 2010-11, joins both his parents as Olympians. At the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, his mother won a silver medal in women's doubles and a bronze in women's singles for China, while his father took home a bronze medal in men's doubles for South Korea.

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Carli Lloyd and Team USA volleyball undefeated in pool play

In women's volleyball, alum Carli Lloyd and the United States completed pool play with a perfect 5-0 record after downing China, 3-1 (22-25, 25-17, 25-19, 25-19). Lloyd saw action in the first set and contributed one dig and one assist. Team USA next plays Tuesday night in the quarterfinals. "We knew China would be a tough competitor. They always are and they don't go away," Lloyd said after the match. "So you can get them backed up a bit, then they just come at you full throttle. I feel we did a really good job of just staying in it and trusting in what we do. It was a great team effort." Lloyd, the 2010 NCAA Player of the Year, added she takes much of what she learned in Berkeley with her onto the court at the international level. "Being at Cal and being in that environment, I felt like I was part of a family," Lloyd said. "That environment we created in Berkeley those four years is something that will always be with me. And I use that as an example when I go other places because those four years were phenomenal. We had a great four-year run there, and a large part was because of the environment we created."

Cal leads college medal Olympic count over Stanford

Go Bears! Win the Big Medal!

Rio 2016 Day 10: Women’s Water Polo Quarterfinals, Ristic in 110m Hurdles

It’s a big day for the 3 Cal Women’s Water Polo Calympians.

Cal tied with Japan for 5th with seven event golds

Go Bears!

Rio 2016 Day 9: Final day of Men’s Golf, Must win for USA Men’s Water Polo

Can Ben An make a late run at a Men’s Golf medal?