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Through a draw held in the headquarters of the Rio 2016™ Organising Committee, FIBA defines opponents in London 2012

April 30th, 2012

The International Basketball Federation (FIBA), supported by the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) and Brazilian Basketball Federation (BBF), held this Monday, April 30, in Rio de Janeiro, the draw for the Olympic Basketball Tournaments for Men and Women at the Olympic Games London 2012.  This was the first time in history that a draw of groups of an Olympic sport is carried out in Brazil.  The draw took place in the auditorium of the Rio 2016™ Organising Committee and the Brazilian Olympic Committee.

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DREAMS AND DUNKS: The magic of Basketball

April 30th, 2012

A millimetric assist, a slam dunk, a buzzer-beater, an alley-oop, an unimaginable shot… The Basketball passion is part of the daily lives of millions of fans all over the globe, but only every four years the dream comes true: the Olympic gold medal. For one specific country, however, with its uncountable stars in the Basketball court, that means more than a challenge. It is show time. Not even the sky is the limit.

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Show time: USA’s Basketball Hegemony

April 30th, 2012

In his book The End of History and the Last Man, from 1992, Japanese American political scientist Francis Fukuyama translated into words the feeling of millions in a world of transformation. The recent dismantling of the Soviet Union and the fall of the Berlin Wall heralded a new era, and for many the end of the Cold War appeared to be the final victory of a political ideology, an economic system and, above all, a country: the United States of America.

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Several Beijing Olympians miss training camp

April 30th, 2012

The U.S. women’s gymnastics team gathered at the Karolyi Ranch over the weekend for training camp, but with three notable absences – Nastia Liukin, Shawn Johnson, and Chellsie Memmel.

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Jordan Burroughs wins John Smith Award

April 30th, 2012

Jordan Burroughs (Lincoln, Neb. /Sunkist Kids) was named the 2011 John Smith winner, awarded to the male Freestyle Wrestler of the Year.

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U.S. sails away from French Olympic Sailing Week with four medals

April 30th, 2012

Team USA wrapped up French Olympic Sailing Week with four World Cup medals on Friday, continuing its success en route to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Conspiracy! Hoops draw favors Brazil, Spain

April 30th, 2012

A famous Brazilian athlete once again helped draw the pool for his former sport, and once again helped his fellow countrymen to a favorable position. Once could be merely luck, sure. But twice? We’re on to you, Brazil!

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Men leave for Brazil, women set to depart Thursday

April 30th, 2012

The U.S. men left for Brazil on Sunday in preparation for the May 4-13 America’s Qualifying Tournament. The event will be the last chance for seven of the boxers to qualify for London.

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Americans leave World Cup without gold

April 30th, 2012

Russia led the way at the 2012 London World Cup with six total metals, while Italy finished with five. The United States managed only four medals the London test event, none of which were gold.

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Rose wilts: will USA Hoops expand player pool?

April 30th, 2012

Derrick Rose is done for the season and out of the Olympics after he tore his ACL on Saturday. As the injuries pile up for Team USA, chairman Jerry Colangelo must start looking for other options. What about Kris Humphries?

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