UA Olympic Update
Aug. 21, 2008
UA Olympic Notes for Wednesday, Aug. 21
** Kim Glass and the U.S. women's volleyball team advanced to the Gold Medal match for the first time since 1984 with a 3-0 sweep of Cuba. Game scores were 25-20, 25-16 and 25-17. The victory avenged the American's only loss of the tournament, a 3-0 defeat by Cuba, 25-15, 26-24, 25-17 on Aug. 11. Glass tallied five points in today's win and told usavolleyball.com, 'I think the team came together. The first time we played (Cuba), they kicked our butts but that did not deter us. We always fight. We came together as one unit.' The U.S. will face Brazil in the Olympic final on Aug. 23.
** A streak of 22 consecutive Olympic victories came to an end as Japan defeated the United States, 3-1 in the softball Gold Medal game. It marked the first time since the sport was added to the Olympic program in 1996 that the U.S. did not earn a gold medal. Former Wildcats Caitlin Lowe was 2-for-4 in the game, while Lovie Jung was 0-for-2.
Olympic Schedule for Friday, Aug. 22
Men's BasketballSemifinals: Lithuania v. Spain
Semifinals: USA v. Cuba
Men's 5,000m Run
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 Count
Gold Silver Bronze Total
0 2 0 2
Lacey Nymeyer, USA; women's 4x100-meter relay team (silver)Jennie Finch, Lovieanne Jung, Caitlin Lowe, USA; softball (silver)