It's Super Saturday in Greece, an Olympic
extravaganza with 34 gold medals awarded across 14 frantic hours.
None of 'em will hang around the necks of the U.S. men's basketball
Allen Iverson and his millionaire friends will instead play for
the bronze Saturday, half of an American basketball doubleheader
that will see the U.S. women go for their third straight gold
medal. It's the first time since 1988 -- and the first time with NBA
players -- that the American men won't take the gold.
The busiest action is at the Olympic Stadium, where eight track
and field medals are up for grabs. The U.S. team looks for gold in
one of its traditionally strongest races, the men's 400-meter
relay, while two of the world's great runners -- Hicham El Guerrouj
of Morocco and Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia -- go head to head in the
The track and field dominates with the eight gold medal events but there are also gold medal events
in wrestling, canoeing and men's platform diving.
Don't look for any Americans in that last event, because none
qualified in a disastrous Olympic showing. This becomes the first
U.S. diving team since 1912 that failed to capture at least one
(All times ET; event times below might vary from TV times. Many events will be taped and broadcast later.)Information from The Associated Press and Scripps Howard News Service was included in this report.