Big Buzz Story Nominee: Canada's women's soccer team

With apologies to Rosie MacLennan, our lone gold medalist in London, it was Christine Sinclair and the Canadian women’s soccer team shining brightest for our home and native land at the Summer Olympics.

Sinclair’s three-goal performance in a semi-final loss to the hated rival Americans was one of these Games’ finest moments.  Sinclair dominated the offensive end of the pitch, asserting her will over and over and over.

Captain Canada and Co. overcame the lousy officiating and gut-wrenching loss for a dramatic victory over France in the bronze-medal game, capturing Canada’s hearts as the likely team of the year in Canadian sports.