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USA's win over Russia at Sochi was no "Miracle"

Like the Beatles influence on music (and the singular event of appearing on Ed Sullivan in February 1964), the "miracle" of Lake Placid by Team USA is an event that is only sullied by modern comparisons.

Photos: Danish wrestlers in Iran

In March, a group of Danish Greco-Roman wrestlers went to Iran to train and to spread a little diplomacy, wrestling-style. The Danish website Politiken has a great gallery of 16 images from the...

Ignore the talking heads...but check out this must see video from the Iran vs Saudi Arabia match...

Ignore the talking heads...but check out this must see video from the Iran vs Saudi Arabia match where a player picks up what he thinks his trash and tosses it off the pitch where it then explodes....because it's a grenade. Yikes.

Let's Play: Who's Gonna Get The Ball?

Iran beats America...on the basketball court.

2008 Men's Olympic Basketball - Final Standings

Gold - USASilver - SpainBronze - Argentina4th - Lithuania5th - Greece6th - Croatia7th - Australia8th - China9th - Russia10th - Germany11th - Iran12th - Angola

2008 Olympic Basketball: Men's Preliminary Standings

Group ALithuania: 3-0Argentina: 2-1Croatia: 2-1Russia: 1-2Australia: 1-2Iran: 0-3Group BUSA: 3-0Spain: 3-0Germany: 1-2Greece: 1-2China: 1-2Angola: 0-3The US leads all teams, and it's not close, in...

2008 Olympic Basketball Day Three: Inside the Box Score

Spain/Germany: Unlike the US the Spanish have messed around with their starting 5 to so far. This was evident in their opener when Marc Gasol got the nod over his older brother and yesterday when...

2008 Olympic Basketball Day Two: Inside the Box Score

For an explanation of the "Inside the Box Score" posts go here.  Lithuania/Iran: I watched the majority of this one and was struck by 2 things: 1. It reminded me of USA/China in the sense that the...

2008 Men's Olympic Basketball - Iran vs. Lithuania

After a sound defeat to the Russians the Iranians came out swinging and built an early 14-6 lead. However, after a timeout, a couple of defensive stops, and 2 3-pointers the favored Lithuanians are...

2008 Olympic Basketball Day One: Inside the Box Score

When the NBA is in session Kelly Dwyer runs a excellent series of posts called "Behind the box score". To be honest I'm not sure how he watches that much basketball. Well in a somewhat new...

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