Thursday, August 21, 2008

U.S. volleyball having its best Olympics ever

The U.S. volleyball teams have had an extraordinarily good run in the Olympics so far. There are four disciplines in the sport -- men's and women's beach volleyball and men's and women's indoor volleyball. The U.S. has a good chance to medal in all four events and might even win gold in all four.

One gold medal is already certain: the powerhouse women's beach volleyball team of Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor won their gold Thursday morning in a rainstorm in Beijing.

I went to the women's indoor volleyball game that started a couple of hours later, where the U.S. indoor team upset Cuba in three straight sets. That puts them into the final.

Meanwhile, the men's beach volleyball team of Dalhausser-Rogers is in the final Friday in Beijing and the men's indoor team has made it to the semis. It also plays Friday.

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