UA Olympic Update
Aug. 19, 2008
UA Olympic Notes for Tuesday, Aug. 19** After a slow start, the U.S. baseball team is on a bit of a roll. The Americans defeated Chinese Taipei, 4-2, in preliminary action to earn its third straight win. The U.S. moved to 4-2 in the Olympic tournament. Shortstop Jason Donald went 1-for-2 with a walk, stolen base and an RBI in the contest. Incidentally, Donald is hitting .385 in his five Olympic appearances.
** If you are interested in getting your money's worth in a single event at the Olympics, try catching a U.S. women's volleyball match. Each of the team's last three matches have been 3-2 victories and each has lasted better than two hours. The most recent effort against Italy in the quarterfinals - game scores were 20-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-18 and 15-6 - placed the team in the medal round. UA's Kim Glass tallied eight points to go with six kills in the win. Next up for the U.S. in the semifinals: Cuba, the lone squad to defeat the Americans in this tournament.
Olympic Schedule for Wednesday, Aug. 20
Men's BasketballQuarterfinals: Lithuania v. China
Semifinals: USA v. China
USA v. Japan
Men's 5,000m Run
Men's Pole Vault
Women's 10m Diving
For specific events and times, please check the official 2008 Beijing Olympic schedule at http://en.beijing2008.cn.
For Broadcast Information: NBC-TV plans 1,400 hours of broadcast coverage of the 2008 Beijing Games on a number of channels, including NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network, Universal HD, Oxygen and Telemundo. Additionally, 2,200 hours of coverage will be available on-line. For specific broadcast information, please go to http://www.nbcolympics.com.
UA Medal CountGold Silver Bronze Total0 1 0 1
Lacey Nymeyer, USA; women's 4x100-meter relay team (silver)