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Olympics News – Sunday August 10th, 2008

Olympics News Headlines

U.S. men’s basketball team routs China in opener
The American men’s basketball team took their first step towards the top of the podium at the Beijing Games with a convincing 101-70 win over the host Chinese team Sunday at Olympic Basketball Gymnasium.
Lightning delays men’s, women’s eights at rowing regatta
The Canadian men’s and women’s eight rowing teams will have to wait to begin their quests for gold at the Beijing Games as the opening heats have been postponed at the Shunyi Rowing-Canoeing Park due to a thunderstorm.
American Railey leads in Finn sailing; Toronto’s Cook 3rd
Outsider Zach Railey of the United States hauled in first place overall in Finn class sailing on Sunday, with British sailing star and undisputed favourite Ben Ainslie, a triple Olympic medallist, riding hot on his wake.
Brazil reaches quarter-finals of Olympic soccer
AC Milan star Ronaldinho scored two second-half goals Sunday to lead Brazil to a 5-0 rout of New Zealand in the Olympic soccer tournament in Shenyang, China.
Beijing attack victim in critical but stable condition
The mother of a former U.S. Olympian was in critical but stable condition one day after being stabbed in what police in Beijing called an isolated incident.
Italy’s Tagliariol wins fencing gold
Italian fencer Matteo Tagliariol won the gold medal in men’s epee Sunday at the Beijing Olympics.
Chinese teen wins weightlifting gold
Long Qingquan, 17, won China’s second Olympic weightlifting gold in as many days on Sunday at the Beijing University Gymasium.
Injury forces Ivanovic out of Olympics
French Open tennis champion and top ranked Olympic seed Ana Ivanovic has been forced to pull out of the Beijing tournament due to a thumb injury.
Phelps wins 1st gold in world-record time
Michael Phelps of the U.S. won the first of what he hopes will be a record eight swimming gold medals at the Beijing Olympics, taking the 400-metre individual medley final in a world-record 4:03.84 on Sunday.
U.S. volleyball team wins first match since tragedy
The United States men’s volleyball team observed a moment of silence before their first Olympic match on Sunday and proceeded to beat Venezuela in five sets.
Six straight Olympic titles for Korean archery women
The Korean women maintained their supremacy in the archery world, winning their sixth straight Olympic gold in the team event on Day 2 of the Beijing Olympic Games.

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