Olympics

Americans Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers Eliminated

on August 03 2012 2:06 PM

The defending Beach Volleyball Olympic champions have been eliminated in the round of 16. A young Italian team of Paolo Nicolai and Danlele Lupo upset Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers. Nicolai and Lupo are the No. 15 ranked team in the Olympics. Rogers and Dalhausser lost 2-0, (21-17, 21-19).

At 6 foot 8 inches tall, Nicolai was the answer to 6 foot 9 inch Dalhausser. Nicolai dominated from the start with three blocks and eight kills in the first set. He continued his dominance in the second set and kept the Americans off their game. Dalhausser only had one block in the match that came in the second set. When Dalhausser isn’t getting blocks, they aren’t the same.

Todd Rodgers battled a right hamstring injury he suffered Thursday night. Playing back-to-back days didn't help Rogers' injury. They played a Czech team less than 24 hours before playing the Italians. His jumping was especially hampered by the injury. Rogers has said this will be his last Olympics and it’s a bitter way for him to go out.

The American men now pin their hopes on Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal who play at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Saturday.

Badminton Hall of Shame: What of the Olympic Spirit?

on August 02 2012 3:24 AM
Badminton Hall of Shame: What of the Olympic Spirit?

Eight badminton players from top badminton countries China, Indonesia and South Korea were disqualified from London Olympics for throwing matches away in front of an arena full of spectators and millions watching globally. The players deliberately hit their shots into the net or outside the court as audiences across the world wondered if this is what Olympic games are all about.

The players disqualified included China's top-seeded duo Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli, Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, and Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung from South Korea and Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari of Indonesia. IOC President Jacques Rogge agreed with the International Federation's decision and suggested that this was indeed the right way to go.

Badminton Hall of Shame: What of the Olympic Spirit?

on August 02 2012 3:22 AM

Eight badminton players from top badminton countries China, Indonesia and South Korea were disqualified from London Olympics for throwing matches away in front of an arena full of spectators and millions watching globally. The players deliberately hit their shots into the net or outside the court as audiences across the world wondered if this is what Olympic games are all about.

The players disqualified included China's top-seeded duo Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli, Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, and Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung from South Korea and Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari of Indonesia. IOC President Jacques Rogge agreed with the International Federation's decision and suggested that this was indeed the right way to go.

Badminton Hall of Shame: What of the Olympic Spirit?

on August 02 2012 3:17 AM

 

Eight badminton players from top badminton countries China, Indonesia and South Korea were disqualified from London Olympics for throwing matches away in front of an arena full of spectators and millions watching globally. The players deliberately hit their shots into the net or outside the court as audiences across the world wondered if this is what Olympic games are all about.

The players disqualified included China's top-seeded duo Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli, Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, and Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung from South Korea and Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari of Indonesia. IOC President Jacques Rogge agreed with the International Federation's decision and suggested that this was indeed the right way to go.

Badminton Hall of Shame: What of the Olympic Spirit?

on August 02 2012 3:02 AM

 

Eight badminton players from top badminton countries China, Indonesia and South Korea were disqualified from London Olympics for throwing matches away in front of an arena full of spectators and millions watching globally. The players deliberately hit their shots into the net or outside the court as audiences across the world wondered if this is what Olympic games are all about.

The players disqualified included China's top-seeded duo Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli, Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na, and Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung from South Korea and Greysia Polii and Meiliana Jauhari of Indonesia. IOC President Jacques Rogge agreed with the International Federation's decision and suggested that this was indeed the right way to go.

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