August 31, 2004

Brazil Olympic Roundup


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:


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


Women's Soccer
Women's Beach Volleyball
Equestrian Jumping


Judo (two bronze medals)
Men's Marathon


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.