Basketball Beijing Olympics

Gold medal favorite: The U.S team are undoubtedly the favorites going into the Olympics. At Athens they only managed a bronze medal, but since the last Olympics they have built a strong team and have done more preparation for Beijing. Spain, Greece and Argentina also have good teams.

Group A:

Croatia, Lithuania, Iran, Argentina, Russia, Australia

Group B:

China, Greece, Germany, United States, Angola, Spain

Venue: Wukesong Indoor Stadium

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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The United States play Australia tonight in the first quarter-finals of the men’s basket ball. The game starts at 8:00PM Beijing time.
Spain defeated Croatia 72-59. Lithuania are currently playing China and Greece play Argentina at 10:15PM.


The US or the “redeem team” are they are being called in the press will play Spain tonight at 10:15 Beijing time.
The team are focused and playing every game as though it is their last.
“We are playing every game as if it is our last,” said James, who had 17 points, six rebounds and six [...]


The US plays Angola tonight in the men’s basketball for the Beijing Olympics. Angola shouldn’t give them too much trouble.
The game starts at 8:00PM Beijing time, which is 4:00PM in New York.
In other matches today Greece defeated Germany 87-64. Croatia defeated Russia 85-78 and Lithuania beat Iran 99-67.
In a nail biter of a finish [...]


Kobe Bryant said the atmosphere at the game versus China was more exciting than the NBA finals.
“It was a different kind of energy,” he told reporters after the Americans’ 101-70 victory on Sunday.
“I am fortunate enough to have played in four NBA finals and numerous big games but it was just different. You felt like [...]


The United States were too strong for China in the opening match for both sides at the 2008 Olympics, winning 101-70.
Dwayne Wade scored 19 points.
“This is big. I mean, we couldn’t sleep last night, we were restless all day and anxious to get out here and do our thing,” said Wade.
Yao Ming scored 13 points [...]


The famed United States men’s basketball team flew from America’s adult playground Las Vegas, to China’s version, Macau to prepare for the Beijing Olympics. According to a Chinese version of the National Inquiry, paparazzi allegedly followed their limousine from their hotel to a “Sauna and massage services entertainment center”, where they met “Vietnamese women [...]