Number of Athletes: 138

Sports: Athletics, Basketball, Beach volleyball, Boxing, Canoeing, Canoe-Kayak Flatwater, Cycling, Equestrian, Fencing, Field hockey, Football, Judo, Rowing, Sailing, Shooting, Swimming, Table tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Weightlifting

Medal Prospects: Defending champions in men’s basketball and a good chance of a medal in the football.

Athens Medals: Gold 2, Silver 0, Bronze 4, Total 6

United States defeat Spain to win gold in men’s basketball

The United States ‘redeem team’ have certainly redeemed themselves at the Beijing Olympics, not losing a single game and defeating Spain 118-107 in the final to win the gold medal.
The bronze medal was won by Argentina, who defeated Lithuania 87-75.

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Angel di Maria of Argentina scored the only goal against Nigeria, earning them the gold medal at the Beijing Olympics. Argentina also won the gold medal at the 2004 Athens games.

Brazil beat Belgium yesterday to win the bronze medal.


Argentina have won the bronze medal in the women’s hockey, beating Germany 3-1.
Claudia Burkart (11th minute), Carla Rebecchi (23rd) and Noel Barrionuevo (62nd) scored the goals for Argentina. Anke Kuehn scored Germany’s only goal.


Pele who is in Beijing helping with Rio de Janeiro’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics, said Argentina were better prepared than Brazil in the men’s football.
“I think Argentina were better prepared than Brazil,” said Pele. “Once again, Brazil couldn’t win the gold medal.”
“It’s not good for us but this is what happens in football, [...]


Spanish sailor’s Fernando Echavarri and Anton Paz have won the gold medal in the tornado (Multihull) sailing event at the Beijing Olympics.
Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby of Australia won the silver medal and Santiago Lange and Carlos Espinola of Argentina won the bronze medal.


In the much anticipated football clash between Argentina and Brazil, Argentina won 3-0 to advance to the final against Nigeria.
Lionel Messi scored and two goals came from Sergio Aguero.
A crowd of 52,968 fans packed the Worker’s Stadium including Diego Maradona.
Nigeria thrashed Belgium 4-1 in Shanghai.


Argentina has won the gold medal in the men’s madison at the Beijing Olympics. Spain won the silver medal and the bronze was won by Russia.
CURUCHET Juan Esteban
PEREZ Walter Fernando
TAULER Antonio
Russian Fed.