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Olympic Baseball – Facts & Figures

Ben Sheets is one of the best baseball players in the Olympic Games. He led the United States to the finals of the Olympic Games in 2000. Under his leadership, USA defeated Cuba 4-0. When Ben returned home to the United States, he was treated like a national hero.

Olympic Facts – 2008 Olympic Baseball Tournament

The United States -traditionally the powerhouse in baseball- is considered a favorite to win the Olympic title. Why? This North American country won the gold medal at the 2007 World Championship. It also won the gold medal at the 2006 American Olympic Qualification in Havana, Cuba. In addition, the USA baseball team defeated Cuba 4-1 for the second time at the 2008 Baseball Tournament in Haarlem (Holland/Netherlands). The American Olympic players are: Stephen Strasburg, Mike Minor, Brett Anderson, Jeff Steven, Colby Rasmus, Brandon Knight, Jake Arrieta,Trevor Cahill, Geno Espineli, Kevin Jepsen, Mike Koplove, Neal Blaine, Casey Weathers, Richard Clayton, Mattheew Brown, Mike Hesman, Matt La Porta, Dexter Fowler.

Nadal & Federer on Course to Take Beijing 2008 Gold Medals

Some days after the most fierce tennis match we have witnessed at Wimbledon between the world number one Roger Federer and the new crowned title holder; second best tennis player Rafael Nadal; another chapter of action unveils as we get closer to the beginning of the Olympic Games in Beijing, China next month of August. Both players Federer and Nadal are aware of how important these Olympic Games are; as it could mean a vital power switch of the Swiss star 232-week long run in the top position to his Spaniard riva.

Olympic Results – Everything You Need to Know

The 2008 Beijing Olympics are right around the corner. With all the buzz around the Olympic games, the big question remains where can you find up-to-the-date Olympic results? If you’re an avid sports fan like myself, you don’t want to miss one moment of the action that is about to happen in Beijing.

London Prepares For Third Olympic Games

In 2012 London is set to hold the Olympics for a record third time. The past two events have either been surrounded by controversy or has seen British athletes struggle. Organisers will be hoping for third time lucky.

Olympics 2008 – The Yngling Crew

Having sailed the opposition out of the water in the Worlds, the British Yngling crew then squeaked a Europeans victory by just one point. It’s all down to the fourth team member.

Olympics 2008 – Ben Ainslie

After the Athens Olympics four years ago, it’s unlikely that French Finn sailor Guillaume Florent got a Christmas card from Ben Ainslie. Florent protested Ainslie in Race 1 of the Olympic Regatta, claiming the British sailor had passed too close on port tack, with Florent claiming rights on starboard. Ainslie was disqualified, leaving his back against the wall for the rest of the regatta, although history records that he still won the Gold medal with a race to spare.

Olympic Sailing 2008 – Team Tactics

Sailors can begin to get twitchy as the Olympics approach and start to do things that seem just plain barmy. Then again, some teams just like to keep their sailors guessing.

Update – 2008 Summer Olympics Mens Basketball Qualifiers

The next week will be an exciting and very important one for basketball players in many countries of the world. That is because it is time to decide who the last 3 teams are that will participate in the Mens Basketball tournament in the Beijing Olympics. The remaining teams that will be completing for sports over the next week at the FIBA World Olympic Qualifying Tournament for Men in Athens Greece are Cameroon, Cape Verde, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Canada, Lebanon, Korea, Greece, Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, and New Zealand.

Transportation in Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

It seems that everyone dreams of participating in the Olympic Games. As kids, athletes all over the world imagine themselves on the sports world’s biggest stage, competing for glory while representing their countries and their families in friendly competition. For those of us who aren’t able to compete at an Olympic level, the next best thing is to be able to attend the Olympic Games.

Olympics 2008, Sailing – Form Guide to the Olympic Medal Favourites

A look at the favourites for the medals in the 2008 Olympics sailing classes. Find out how the glamorous Yngling girls are expected to fare and see what Ben Ainslie needs to do to ensure Gold.

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