Thursday, August 21, 2008

PostHeaderIcon Friday Morning Olympic Updates: Medals and Blunders

This has been a great day of competition for the Women's Beach Volleyball and a horrible day for the U.S. Track and Field team. Both faced hard rains in China but only one came out successful. The Women's Beach Volleyball held off the Chinese team to take the Gold Medal.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Track and Field Team were disqualified in both Men's and Women's relay when both teams dropped the baton during the race. This blunder instantly kick the teams out of competition for the Medal.

The Japanese women's softball team celebrates winning the gold medal against the USA by tossing their coach Haruka Saito in the air at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

US softball team loses 3-1 to Japan, denied gold

BEIJING - Losing for the first time since 2000, the U.S. softball team was denied a chance for a fourth straight gold medal Thursday, beaten 3-1 by Japan in the sport's last appearance in the Olympics for at least eight years — and maybe for good.


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