Bruins bring home gold
Gold medalist Russell Westbrook, an alumnus who played for the U.S. basketball team.
Nine current or former UCLA student-athletes or coaches earned medals, including six gold medals, at the Olympic Games that concluded Sunday in London. In addition, three former Bruins coached teams to gold- and silver-medal-winning performances.
The showing continues UCLA’s strong Olympic tradition.
Overall, 396 Bruins have combined to make 648 Olympic appearances and have now won 250 Olympic medals — 125 gold, 65 silver and 60 bronze, according to UCLA Athletics
UCLA, founded in 1919, has had at least one competitor in every Olympics since 1920 with one exception (1924). But UCLA has won a gold medal in every Olympics in which the U.S. has competed since 1932. Since 1984, Bruins have won 85 gold medals, and the six gold medals won this year rank tied for fifth among all universities.
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