2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China

COURT OF OPINION
2008 SUMMER OLYMPICS

Twelve teams. One-hundred forty-four players. All searching for gold this summer in Beijing. For complete Olympic coverage, check out the Beijing 2008 Basketball page.


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WNBA PLAYERS INVOLVED
U.S. Women's Olympic Team
Seimone Augustus Minnesota Lynx
Sue Bird Seattle Storm
Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever
Sylvia Fowles Chicago Sky
Kara Lawson Sacramento Monarchs
Lisa Leslie Los Angeles Sparks
DeLisha Milton-Jones Los Angeles Sparks
Candace Parker Los Angeles Sparks
Cappie Pondexter Phoenix Mercury
Katie Smith Detroit Shock
Diana Taurasi Phoenix Mercury
Tina Thompson Houston Comets
Australia
Tully Bevilaqua Indiana Fever
Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
Brazil
Kelly Santos Seattle Storm
Mali
Hamchetou Maiga-Ba Houston Comets
Russia
Becky Hammon San Antonio Silver Stars
Former WNBA Players*
Suzy Batkovic Australia

Kristi Harrower

Australia

Erin Phillips

Australia
Belinda Snell Australia
Laura Summerton Australia
Penny Taylor Australia
Yelena Leuchanka Belarus
Claudia das Neves Brazil
Adriana Moises Pinto Brazil
Sui Feifei China
Miao Lijie China

Zane Teilane Tamane

Latvia
Svetlana Abrosimova Russia
Ilona Korstin Russia
Irina Osipova Russia
Oksana Rakhmatulina Russia
Maria Stepanova Russia
Natalia Vodopyanova Russia
Jung Sun Min South Korea
Elisa Aguilar Spain
Nuria Martinez Spain
Isabel Sanchez Spain
Amaya Valdemoro Spain

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The U.S. women are back on top of the basketball world, winning their fourth straight Olympic gold medal with a 92-65 victory over Australia in Beijing. And from the looks of it, they're going to be the best for quite a while.

26 Current and Former WNBA Players Win Medals

Gold-Medal Game: USA 92, Australia 65 | Box score | Photos | Postgame quotes | Week's best quotes
Pondexter: Our golden day | Hammon, Russia mine bronze

Semifinal: USA 67, Russia 52 | Photos | Box score | Quotes

Like men, U.S. women looking for redemption

Quarterfinal: USA 104, South Korea 60
Game recap | Box score | Photos | Quotes

Photo gallery: U.S. women visit Great Wall of China


Preliminary Round in Beijing:
USA 96, New Zealand 60 | Box | Photos | Quotes
USA 93, Spain 55 | Box score | Photos | Quotes
USA 97, Mali 41 | Box score | Photos | Quotes
USA 108, China 63 | Box score | Photos | Quotes
USA 97, Czech Rep. 57 | Box score | Photos

Features and Blogs:
08 in '08: Kara Lawson Learning on the Fly
08 in '08: Katie Smith Aims for Third Gold
Previewing the women's competition
Anne Donovan searching for right mix
08 in '08: Lisa Leslie
Checking in With Candace Parker

Video:
Behind the Scenes at a USA Practice

Photo Galleries:

Opening Ceremony photos | Top Olympic quotes
U.S. Women Get All Geared Up | In Uniform
Behind-the-Scenes at Practice

News:

39 current, former WNBA players on Olympic rosters
U.S. upends Australia to win Diamond Ball title
Olympic Television Schedule Announced

FEATURES
BLOGS
Eight Questions for Seimone Augustus
Sylvia Fowles: One Thing on My Mind
Checking in With Tina Thompson
Q&A with head coach Anne Donovan
Q&A: Seimone Augustus
Q&A: Sue Bird
Q&A: Sylvia Fowles
Q&A: Cappie Pondexter
Q&A: Katie Smith
Working Her Way Back to U(SA)
Cappie Pondexter: Hangin' With 'W'
Pondexter: Sharing the Burden
Diana Taurasi: Rockin' Our Way to Beijing
Sue Bird: Buddy Bloggin' Before Beijing
Catchings Blog | Audio: Press Conference
NEWS
Rounding Out the Roster | Q&A's | Complete roster
First Nine Members Named
2008 Olympic draw | Historic Rule Changes
Press conference transcript | Audio

BEIJING 2008
Finals
August 23
Gold Medal Game: USA 92, Australia 65
• Story | Stats | Quotes | Photos
Bronze Medal Game: Russia 94, China 81
Semifinals
August 21
USA 67, Russia 52
• Story | Stats | Quotes | Photos
Australia 90, China 56 • Stats
Quarterfinals
August 19
China 77, Belarus 62 • Stats
Australia 79, Czech Republic 46 • Stats
USA 104, South Korea 60
• Story | Stats | Quotes | Photos
Russia 84, Spain 65 • Stats
Preliminary Round
GROUP A
GROUP B
TEAM
W-L
TEAM
W-L
Australia
5-0
USA
5-0
Russia
4-1
China
4-1
Belarus
2-3
Spain
3-2
South Korea
2-3
Czech Republic
2-3
Latvia
1-4
New Zealand
1-4
Brazil
1-4
Mali
0-5
Sunday, August 17
Spain 79, Mali 47 • Stats
Australia 75, Russia 55 • Stats
South Korea 72, Latvia 68, • Stats
Brazil 68, Belarus 53 • Stats
China 79, Czech Republic 63 • Stats
USA 96, New Zealand 60
• Story • Stats • Quotes • Photos
Friday, August 15
Czech Republic 90, New Zealand 59 • Stats
Australia 96, Latvia 73 • Stats
Russia 74, Brazil 64 • Stats
China 69, Mali 48 • Stats
USA 93, Spain 55
• Story • Stats • Quotes • Photos

Belarus 63, South Korea 53 • Stats

Wednesday, August 13
Russia 71, Belarus 65• Stats
Spain 74, Czech Republic 55 • Stats
Latvia 79, Brazil 78- • Stats
China 80, New Zealand 63• Stats
Australia 90, South Korea 62 • Story | Stats
USA 97, Mali 41
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Story • Stats • Quotes • Photos
Monday, August 11
Spain 85, New Zealand 62• Stats
Czech Republic 81, Mali 47 • Stats
Russia 77, South Korea 72 • Stats
Belarus 80, Latvia 57• Stats
USA 108, China 63
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Story • Stats • Quotes • Photos
Australia 80, Brazil 65 • Stats
Saturday, August 9
Australia 83, Belarus 64 • Stats
New Zealand 76, Mali 72 • Stats
China 67, Spain 64 • Stats
South Korea 68, Brazil 62 (OT) • Stats
USA 97, Czech Republic 57
•
Story • Stats • Quotes • Photos
Russia 62, Latvia 57 • Stats
2008 FIBA Diamond Ball Tournament
Finals
Tuesday, August 5
Gold Medal Game: USA 71, Australia 67
Story | Stats | Quotes | Photos
Bronze Medal Game: China 63, Latvia 51 Stats
5th/6th Place Game: Russia 79, Mali 52 Stats
Preliminary Round Play
Monday, August 4
Australia 112, Mali 43 Stats
USA 93, Russia 58 Story | Stats | Quotes | Photos
Sunday, August 3
Australia 84, China 70 Stats
USA 84, Latvia 74
Story | Stats | Quotes | Photos
Saturday, August 2
Latvia 75, Russia 69 Stats
China 91, Mali 67 Stats
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