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Korea and Cuba are going for gold

Korea and Cuba finished first and second in the preliminary round of the Olympic Baseball tournament. Thanks to victories today in their respective semi-finals, they will finish in the top two medal positions as well, although it’s anyone’s guess which one will end up with the gold medal.  (more…)

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Olympic Semi-final broadcast details

British baseball fans can finally get to catch some of the Olympic Baseball tournament today.  The first semi-final between Korea and Japan is being broadcast live via the ‘red button’ (Freeview 3 or Satellite/Cable 4) and on the BBC website (for U.K. residents) from 03.30 am. The second semi-final between Cuba and the United States is […]

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Olympic Softball Final broadcast details

A bit off topic, but the Olympics Softball final between Japan and the United States takes place today at 11.30 BST.  Although it isn’t being broadcast live, the BBC are showing the game at 17.00 on the Satellite/Cable 5 digital ‘red button’ channel.  Perhaps of more use to many people, it will also be broadcast on […]

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Preliminary Round Completed

We already knew which four teams would be heading into the semi-finals, but the final day of the Olympics Baseball tournament preliminary round provided plenty of action.  There were two games decided by the new ‘extra innings’ rule, including a pitching classic between Japan and the U.S., while the top two teams Cuba and Korea showed their dominance […]

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Japan and the U.S. round out the top four

Any doubts on the semi-final lineup for the 2008 Olympic Baseball tournament were put to rest today, as the United States and Japan booked their places alongside Korea and Cuba.  The four pre-tournament favourites have all made it through the preliminary round with a day of action to spare, but that certainly doesn’t mean the […]

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Cuba and Korea qualify for the semi-finals

The fifth full day of baseball action (after yesterday’s half a game showing) was the most eagerly anticipated day of the Olympic Baseball tournament so far.  The schedule had thrown together a compelling group of fixtures, in which all of the four teams currently occupying the four semi-final qualification spots had to play one of […]

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Korea improves to 4-0

China and Korea took to the Wukesong Baseball Field for an abbreviated contest today as they completed their game from day two, which was suspended due to rain.  The crowd got more action than they had bargained for as the two teams battled until the eleventh inning, when Korea took advantage of the ‘extra innings […]

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Controversy reigns amid the rain

Day two of the Olympic baseball tournament saw the United States and Japan put their first wins on the board, while Cuba made it two wins out of two and the rain was the victor in the other game between Korea and China.  However, the day was blotted somewhat by a controversial decision to bring […]

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