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Heavy Medal: August 24, 2008 - August 30, 2008

Rogge: Gymnasts' Paperwork Appears Fine

The investigation into the ages of the Chinese women's gymnastics team, is ongoing, but IOC President Jacques Rogge said Sunday that the paperwork submitted so far seems to be in order. Gymnasts must be 16 to be eligible for the...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  August 24, 2008; 11:32 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (128)
 
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Beijing Closes the Games

Editors' note: What follows is the transcript of Liz Clarke's live-blogging of the Closing ceremonies. Enjoy -- Liz did! Beijing opened the 2008 Olympic Games 16 days ago with a four-hour ceremony steeped in centuries of Chinese history and culture....

By Liz Clarke  |  August 24, 2008; 10:34 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (63)
Categories:  Closing Ceremonies  
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Boxing: Two Gold for China

From the Associated Press: Zou Shiming has won China's first gold medal in boxing after Mongolian light flyweight Serdamba Purevdorj retired early in the second round of their title bout with an apparent shoulder injury. The victory earned the host...

By Tracee Hamilton  |  August 24, 2008; 6:48 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Handball: France End's Iceland's Dream

France won the men's team handball final -- and the final gold medal of the Beijing Olympics -- on Sunday, defeating Iceland 28-23. Iceland was aiming for its first Olympic gold medal; still, its silver was its best showing in...

By Jon DeNunzio  |  August 24, 2008; 6:12 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Hungary Defeats U.S. for Water Polo Gold

Defending Olympic gold medalist Hungary dominated the United States in the second half of what had been a tight water polo match. The Hungarians turned what was a 9-9 tie early in the third quarter into a 14-10 decision that...

By Barry Svrluga  |  August 24, 2008; 4:54 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
 
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Men's Basketball: Redeem Team Reclaims Gold

After some stressful moments, the United States accomplished its mission, finally putting away Spain, 118-107, to win the men's basketball gold medal. After finishing with bronze in Athens four years ago, the Americans returned to the top spot on the...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  August 24, 2008; 4:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (227)
 
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Water Polo: U.S. Trails Hungary at Half

The United States men's water polo team trails favored Hungary, 9-8, at halftime of the gold medal match. Tony Azevedo, the American captain, scored four goals for the U.S. in the first two quarters. Goalkeeper Merrill Moses, a key to...

By Barry Svrluga  |  August 24, 2008; 4:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
 
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Men's Basketball: U.S.-Spain Third Quarter Update

At the end of the third quarter, the United States leads Spain, 91-82. This is the closest game the U.S. has been in during these Games and plays into Spain's hands as the reigning world champions hope the pressure will...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  August 24, 2008; 3:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
 
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Men's Basketball: U.S.-Spain Halftime Update

The United States leads Spain, 69-61, at halftime of the gold medal game. Dwyane Wade leads all scorers with 21 points in just 13 minutes -- stepping up big for the U.S. as LeBron James and Kobe Bryant have been...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  August 24, 2008; 3:21 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
 
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Men's Basketball: U.S.-Spain Update

At the end of the first quarter, Spain has come out much stronger than in the previous meeting between the two countries in pool play -- a 37-point laugher in favor of the United States -- but still trails the...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  August 24, 2008; 2:51 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (31)
 
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Volleyball: U.S. Men Topple Brazil, Win Gold (Updated)

From the Associated Press: The U.S. men's volleyball team won the Olympic gold medal to complete a perfect run in the tournament by beating defending champion Brazil. The Americans captured their third gold medal in the sport with the 20-25,...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  August 24, 2008; 2:39 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (9)
 
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Men's Basketball: Argentina Takes Bronze

From the Associated Press: Carlos Delfino had 20 points and 10 rebounds as Argentina won the bronze medal in men's basketball with an 87-75 win against Lithuania. Luis Scola added 16 points on Sunday and Andres Nocioni had 14 for...

By washingtonpost.com Sports Editor  |  August 24, 2008; 1:52 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
 
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