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UA Olympic Update
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: August 19, 2008
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Aug. 19, 2008

UA Olympic Notes for Tuesday, Aug. 19 ** After a slow start, the U.S. baseball team is on a bit of a roll. The Americans defeated Chinese Taipei, 4-2, in preliminary action to earn its third straight win. The U.S. moved to 4-2 in the Olympic tournament. Shortstop Jason Donald went 1-for-2 with a walk, stolen base and an RBI in the contest. Incidentally, Donald is hitting .385 in his five Olympic appearances.

** If you are interested in getting your money's worth in a single event at the Olympics, try catching a U.S. women's volleyball match. Each of the team's last three matches have been 3-2 victories and each has lasted better than two hours. The most recent effort against Italy in the quarterfinals - game scores were 20-25, 25-21, 19-25, 25-18 and 15-6 - placed the team in the medal round. UA's Kim Glass tallied eight points to go with six kills in the win. Next up for the U.S. in the semifinals: Cuba, the lone squad to defeat the Americans in this tournament.


** The U.S. softball team's semifinal game against Japan will be televised in Tucson on CNBC and begin at 9 p.m. PDT. Incidentally, Japan's Yukiko Ueno is scheduled to be the starting pitcher against the U.S. Ueno has defeated the Americans four times over the last three years.


Olympic Schedule for Wednesday, Aug. 20

Men's Basketball Quarterfinals: Lithuania v. China


Semifinals: USA v. China


USA v. Japan

Men's 5,000m Run

Round 1

Men's Pole Vault

Qualifying round

Women's 10m Diving

Preliminary round

For specific events and times, please check the official 2008 Beijing Olympic schedule at

For Broadcast Information: NBC-TV plans 1,400 hours of broadcast coverage of the 2008 Beijing Games on a number of channels, including NBC, MSNBC, CNBC, USA Network, Universal HD, Oxygen and Telemundo. Additionally, 2,200 hours of coverage will be available on-line. For specific broadcast information, please go to

UA Medal Count Gold Silver Bronze Total 0 1 0 1

Lacey Nymeyer, USA; women's 4x100-meter relay team (silver)

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