Spain inspired second half sends them to gold medal game

Spain produced an inspired second half showing to defeat Russia 67-59 in the first semi-final at the Olympic basketball tournament. Pau...

Fairytale completed as France go through to gold medal game

France are heading to their first Olympic final in only their second ever appearance, as they comfortably disposed of Russia 81-64 at the North...

Whalen to the rescue as USA go for gold

USA's women have made it to the Olympic gold medal game after defeating Australia 86-73 in the first semi-final at the North Greenwich Arena....

Men’s Olympic basketball round-up (QF)

A round-up of day one at the North Greenwich Arena as the men's quarter-finals begin. Russia overcome Lithuania Russia survived a...

Women’s Olympic basketball round-up (QF)

A round-up of the quarter-finals and the last day of action at the Basketball Arena before it all switches to the North Greenwich Arena....

Spain did not throw the game says Scariolo and Calderon

Straight after Spain's 88-82 defeat to Brazil, TalkBasket's John Hobbs asked both Jose Calderon and coach Sergio Scariolo about their thoughts on the rumours...

Both coaches bid farewell following China, GB game

Great Britain coach Chris Finch and his China counterpart Bob Donewald have both announced that they will be leaving their respective posts. ...

Men’s Olympic basketball round-up (day ten)

A round-up of the final day in the preliminary round and round five of the men's group stages. Mills beats Russia...

Women’s Olympic basketball round-up (day nine)

A round-up of the penultimate day of preliminary action at the Basketball Arena and the final round of matches in the women's competition. ...

Jasikevicius: Travelling must be called whether it’s Petrauskas or Kobe Bryant

Lithuania gave USA their best test so far in the Olympics, losing 94-99. Veteran point guard Sarunas Jasikevicius, who drowned USA in 2004 and...

Men’s Olympic basketball round-up (day 8)

A round-up of day eight and round four at the Olympic Basketball arena. France squeak by Tunisia France defeated winless Tunisia...

Records smashed for the USA

It was confirmed at the USA, Nigeria press confrence that two Olympic records had been broken. It wasn't even half-way through...

Women’s Olympic basketball round-up (day 7)

A round-up of day seven and round four at the Basketball Arena. Croatia secure first win against Angola Croatia's hopes of...

Final Russian play was drawn for Fridzon to hit the winner

The final play that led to Vitaliy Fridzon's three from the corner was drawn-up, and planned for the Khimki guard, admitted Russia coach David...

Men’s Olympic basketball round-up (day 6)

A round-up of day six and round three of the men's basketball tournament. France defeat Lithuania France improved to 2-1 after...

Pierre Vincent wants to avoid USA in last eight

France women's coach Pierre Vincent admitted that he did not want his side to play Team USA following his team's qualification to the quarter-finals....

Women’s Olympic round-up (day 5)

A brief round-up of day five of the third round of group games in the women's event. France first through the...

Kemzura‘s reaction after first win

The coach of the Lithuanian national team, Kestutis Kemzura, highlighted the importance of his team’s first win of the tournament, over Nigeria 72-53, after...

Men’s Olympic basketball round-up (day 4)

A brief round-up of day four of the Olympic Basketball tournament. Russia make it look easy against China Russia improved to...

Dumerc laughed at Snell following half-court heave

Australia's Belinda Snell might have provided the Olympics with the clutch moment of the basketball events so far, but Celine Dumerc and France had...

Women’s Olympic basketball round-up (day 3)

Round up of day three at the Olympic Basketball Arena in London. China surprise Croatia In the first game of the...

Did the occasion get the better of Great Britain?

The Great Britain women lost their first ever Olympic encounter 74-58 to Australia in a game that ended at 00:05 local time. ...

Men’s Olympic basketball round-up (day 2)

Hosts Great Britain started well, but in the end fell to Russia 95-75 in their first Olympic game since 1948. Andrei...

Petrakova hails Hammon after opening win over Canada

Russian forward Anna Petrakova hailed team-mate Becky Hammon's clutch fourth quarter performance as Russia edged Canada 58-53 at the London Olympics. ...
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