August 31, 2004

Brazil Olympic Roundup

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Well, the Olympics are over, and it was a wild ride for Brazil. Their favored gymnast, Daiane dos Santos, stepped off the mat. The men's indoor and beach volleyball both won the gold. The women's soccer team lost to the US and ended up with the silver. Vanderlei de Lima, on his way to a gold medal in the marathon, was attacked by a fan and had to settle for a Bronze. Brazil is appealing.

Below is a list of the 10 medals won by Brazil this year:

Gold

Sailing (two gold medals)
Men's Beach Volleyball
Men's Indoor Volleyball

Silver

Women's Soccer
Women's Beach Volleyball
Equestrian Jumping

Bronze

Judo (two bronze medals)
Men's Marathon

Source

Here is a link for a good article which gives a good analysis of Brazil's sports psyche.

Posted by Andrew on August 31, 2004 2:39 PM.