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September 03, 2004

Tackled marathoner gets hero's welcome at home

"Vanderlei de Lima, the bronze medalist in the Olympic marathon who was tackled by a spectator while leading the race, returned home to a hero's welcome, saying he was just thrilled to earn a medal.

Flying back from Athens, Greece, de Lima was greeted at Sao Paulo's international airport Wednesday by fans shouting, "It's gold! It's gold!"

Brazilians were outraged when an Irish spectator, wearing a kilt, knee-socks and a beret, grabbed de Lima and pushed him into the crowd with three miles to go in Sunday's race.

De Lima got back into the race, but was soon passed by Italy's Stefano Baldini and American Meb Keflezighi, the eventual gold and silver medalists. The Brazilian Olympic Committee has requested that de Lima be declared co-winner."

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Posted by Darren at 12:22 PM

August 30, 2004

Brazil win Men's Volleyball Gold Medal

The winner of the Gold Medal: Team from Brazil
The winner of the
Silver Medal: Team from Italy
The winner of the
Bronze Medal: Team from Russia

Posted by Darren at 12:34 AM

August 29, 2004

Brazil win Men's Keelboat Gold Medal - Sailing

The winner of the Gold Medal: Team from Brazil
The winner of the
Silver Medal: Team from Canada
The winner of the
Bronze Medal: Team from France

Posted by Darren at 01:37 AM

August 28, 2004

Brazil defeat US in Men's Beach Volleyball

"Brazil rolled to a convincing three-set victory over the United States in their men's volleyball semifinal Friday, joining Italy in the gold medal match. The Brazilians, whose perfect record was snapped in a four-set loss to the U.S. on Monday, erased any doubt that they are the better team with a 25-16, 25-17 and 25-23 victory."

Read more at U.S. men rolled by Brazil in volleyball semis

Posted by Darren at 06:32 AM

August 27, 2004

U.S. leads Brazil 1-0 in soccer final

" The U.S. women's soccer team was 45 minutes away from winning back the Olympic gold medal Thursday, taking a 1-0 halftime lead over Brazil on a goal by Lindsay Tarpley in the 39th minute. The goal could be controversial, however, as replays showed that Brandi Chastain's hand may have touched the ball moments before she passed to Tarpley for the goal.

U.S. captain Julie Foudy started the game despite spraining her right ankle in a quarterfinal victory over Germany on Monday."

Read more at The Seattle Times: News from AP

Update - At Full time the scores are 1 - 1. Extra time is now about to start.

With 8 minutes of extra time still to play the US have just scored taking it to 2 - 1.

The final score was 2 - 1 to the US.

Posted by Darren at 05:44 AM

August 26, 2004

Brazilians win gold at the beach

"Brazil's Ricardo Sanos and Emanuel Rego won their country's first-ever gold medal in men's beach volleyball Wednesday night with a straight set victory over Javier Bosma and Pablo Herrera of Spain.

The 15th-seeded Spaniards were no match for the Brazilians, reigning world champions and the No. 1 at these Games. The match lasted just 42 minutes.

Earlier, Switzerland's Patrick Heuscher and Stefan Kobel won bronze with a three-set victory over Australia's Julien Prosser and Mark Williams."

Read more at Brazilians win gold at the beach

Posted by Darren at 05:47 AM

Brazil win Men's Beach Volleyball Gold Medal

The winner of the Gold Medal: Team from Brazil

The winner of the Silver Medal: Team from Spain

The winner of the Bronze Medal: Team from Switzerland

August 24, 2004

Volleyball: U.S. Beats Brazil

"The United States men's volleyball team, already guaranteed a spot in the Olympic quarterfinals, posted a convincing four-set victory over previously undefeated Brazil on Monday night.

The Americans carried a 2-2 record into play, good enough to assure them every tiebreaker advantage and a berth in the quarterfinals. They opened up a two- sets-to-none lead over Brazil (4-1) on the way to a 25-22, 25-23, 18-25, 25-22 victory.

"We were really focused today. We all played very well," said USA captain Lloy Ball. "Brazil played really embarrassing. I hope they lose the rest of their matches. Greece will do great. All teams are quite equal."

Reid Priddy and Brook Billings shared team honors with 10 points apiece."

Read more at Volleyball: U.S. Beats Brazil

Posted by Darren at 01:05 PM

August 23, 2004

Robert Scheidt wins Open Single Handed Dinghy - Women's Laser

The winner of the Gold Medal: Robert Scheidt from Brazil

The winner of the Silver Medal: Andreas Geritzer from Austria

The winner of the Bronze Medal: Vasilij Zbogar from Slovenia

August 15, 2004

Brazil sets Women's Olympic Basketball Scoring Record

"Brazil set the women's Olympic basketball record for points and tied the mark for margin of victory with its 128-62 win over Japan on Saturday.

Alessandra Oliveira had 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead Brazil in its opening game. Helen Luz and Janeth Arcain, who played for Houston of the WNBA, each had 20 points for Brazil, which won the bronze medal in 2000 and the silver in 1996."

Read more at Brazil sets women's Olympic scoring record

Posted by Darren at 09:13 AM

August 14, 2004

Team USA meets Brazil in soccer - Olympic Football

"Soccer action began last Wednesday, even though the Olympics technically did not get started until Friday night's opening ceremony, and the United States opened with a 3-0 win over Greece.

With only two of the 10 teams in the women's tourney being eliminated in the preliminary round, the United States' three group games are mere preludes to the main event.

The Americans will face Brazil Saturday in a battle of opening-game winners. Brazil defeated Australia on Wednesday, 1-0."

Read more at Team USA meets Brazil in soccer.

Posted by Darren at 07:55 AM

August 11, 2004

Brazil Vs Australia Womens Soccer Preview

Group G

Brazil Vs Australia Kick Off 18:00 Greek Time

This could be a very interesting game with the Brazilians being the most skillfull of the womens football teams in the world take on the rough and tumble Australians. Brazil play Attacking football and Australia play defencivley meaning alot of Brazilian shots and a lot of Australian tackles, the Brazilians are starting to be noticed as serious players in the women's football game and Auatralia are hoping to finish higher than the 7th the managed in there home town of sydney, look out for Lana Harch who scored a hatrick in the 3 - 0 beating of Fiji in the qualifiers.

Brazil 2 - 1 Australia

Key Player
Lana Harch

Posted by at 09:22 PM

August 03, 2004

Janeth Arcain Hopes for Gold Medal - Women's Basketball

"At 35, Brazilian basketball player Janeth Arcain has won most contests in her professional life, ranging from the So Paulo State tournament to the Brazilian championship to four WNBA titles in the United States. She has never won an Olympics gold medal, however, and hopes to change this in Athens, this year."

Continue reading WNBA Champion Prefers Brazil's Olympic Team.

Posted by Darren at 08:41 AM

July 20, 2004

Brazil's Olympic Athletics Team Announced

Brazil has announced their Athletics Team for the Athens Olympics as follows:

Vicente Lenilson de Lima, 100m/4x100m
Andr� Domingos da Silva, 100m/4x100m
Jarbas Mascarenhas J�nior, 100m/4x100m
Bas�lio Em�dio de Moraes J�nior, 200m/4x100m
Claudio Roberto Souza, 200m/4x100m
Edson Luciano Ribeiro, 4x100m
Anderson Jorge Oliveira dos Santos, 400m
Osmar Barbosa dos Santos, 800m
Hudson Santos de Souza, 1500m
Redel�n Melo dos Santos, 110m H
Matheus Inoc�ncio, 110m H
Marcio Sim�o de Souza, 110m H
Jess� Farias de Lima, High Jump
Jadel Greg�rio, Triple Jump/ Long Jump
Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima, Marathon
Andr� Luiz Ramos, Marathon
R�mulo Wagner da Silva, Marathon
Jos� Alessandro Bernardo Baggio, 20 km walk
Sergio Vieira Galdino, 50 km walk
M�rio Jos� dos Santos J�nior, 50 km walk

Rosemar Maria Coelho Neto, 100m/4x100m
Lucimar Aparecida de Moura, 200m/4x100m
K�tia Regina de Jesus Santos, 4x100m
Luciana Alves dos Santos, 4x100m
Thatiana Regina Ign�cio, 4x100m
Geisa Aparecida Muniz Coutinho, 400m/4x400m
Maria Laura Almir�o, 400 m/4x400m
Josiane da Silva Tito, 4x400m
Lucimar Teodoro, 4x400m
Magn�lia Figueiredo, 4x400m
Luciana de Paula Mendes, 800m
Ma�la Machado,100m H
Keila da Silva Costa, Long Jump
Elis�ngela Adriano, Shot/Discus
Marcia Narloch, marathon
Marlene Fortunato, marathon
Alessandra Picagevicz, 20 km walk

Source - Brazilian team for Athens is announced

Posted by Darren at 08:52 PM

July 11, 2004

Daiane dos Santos - Brazil's Hope for Gold

Gymnast Daiane dos Santos is fast becoming a national hero in Brazil. She is one of the few chances that the country has at a Gold medal at the Athens Olympics.

'The diminutive, 21-year-old dos Santos emerged as a sports superstar here in August 2003. That was when she won the top floor exercise prize at the World Gymnastics Championship in Anaheim, California, and became South America's first -- and so far only _ world champion gymnast.

She won that gold medal with a series of electrifying leaps, body twists and flips, which the International Gymnastics Federation nicknamed the "Dos Santos" in her honor.' Read More at Gymnast is one of Brazil's few shots at gold

Posted by Darren at 03:38 PM

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