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2008-beijing-final
24/08/2008
USA/ESP – Americans overcome battling Spain to win gold medal game
BEIING (Olympics) - The United States sent their best to the Beijing Games and it’s a good thing they did because the Americans needed every weapon in their arsenal to beat Spain in the gold medal game at the Olympics. After steamrolling the competition and charging into the final as huge favourites, Team USA had to put on an incredible shooting performance to win 118-107. more »
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Manu GINOBILI (Argentina) 24/08/2008 ARG – Ginobili ends up just as happy as if he’d played BEIJING (Olympics) – Manu Ginobili laced up his high-tops and tried to play for Argentina on Sunday in the bronze medal game against Lithuania but felt too much pain in his ankle and had to watch from  more »
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Lithuania vs. Argentina 24/08/2008 ARG/LTU – Unheralded Gutierrez, Quinteros shine as Argentina win bronze BEIJING (Olympics) – Argentina didn’t have injured star Manu Ginobili but Leonardo Gutierrez and Paolo Quinteros filled the void as the South Americans beat Lithuania to capture the Olympic bronze  more »
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Ricky RUBIO (Spain) 24/08/2008 ESP - Teenager Rubio making history by capturing medal BEIJING (Olympics) - Ricky Rubio will become the youngest basketball player to receive a medal at the Olympics on Sunday after Spain's clash with the United States in the title game. The 17-year-old  more »
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USA vs China 23/08/2008 USA/ESP – James, Americans ready to play game of their lives against Spain BEIJING (Olympics) – United States forward LeBron James has called Sunday’s gold medal clash with Spain the most important game of his career. A player many consider to be the best in the world,  more »
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Argentina vs. USA 23/08/2008 ARG – Manu fear over ankle injury BEIJING (Olympics) – Manu Ginobili will not play in the bronze medal game at the Olympics with Argentina because of the ankle injury that knocked him out of Friday’s 101-81 defeat to the United States  more »
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Argentina vs. USA 22/08/2008 USA/ARG - USA win but Manu-less Argentina make life uncomfortable for them BEIJING (Olympics) - The United States beat defending champions Argentina 101-81 on Friday night to earn a ticket to the gold medal game at the Olympics. The Americans, who won the gold medal in  more »
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Spain vs. Lithuania 22/08/2008 ESP/LTU – Reyes, Rudy and Pau carry Spain past brave Lithuania into final BEIJING (Olympics) – Spain edged Lithuania 91-86 to reach the gold medal game at the Olympics for the first time in 24 years while sending the Baltic giants to their fifth semi-final defeat in a  more »
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round up 22/08/2008 FIBA – It’s the World Champions v World No 1 team BEIJING (Olympics) - The No 1 team on FIBA World rankings – USA – will take on the reigning FIBA World Champions – Spain – for the Olympic men’s basketball gold. That was the script laid out after  more »
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