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11 Aug 2012

History repeats itself

The men's basketball tournament final will be USA against Spain. Today the title in the women's tournament will be awarded.

The final of the men's basketball tournament in London 2012 will be the USA-Spain, a repetition of Beijing 2008. Spain, the reigning European champion and second in the world rankings, has suffered a lot to overcome Russia in the semifinals. Below 11 points at half-time, Pau Gasol (16 points and 12 rebounds) and his companions contributed to a great second half, leveling the score in the third quarter and carrying forward the last quarter of the game, winning 67-59. Spain will face the big favorites, United States, now in their fifteenth finals in the history of the Games and seeking their fourteenth Olympic title. The American team did not encounter any difficulties with Argentina in the semifinals, winning 109-83. The eagerly awaited final for the gold medal will be held Sunday, August 12 at 3 pm; the final for the bronze medal is scheduled at 11 am on the same day. Today, it was the end of the women's tournament, with an unprecedented final between USA and France. If it is not surprising to see Americans play their eighth Olympic final, having won six titles to date, the French have surpassed themselves with a perfect tournament to date. The final for the Olympic title is played at 9 pm, while the one for the bronze medal, between Australia and Russia, will be held at 5 pm. Both games will be held at the North Greenwich Arena.