BEIJING, China -- Reigning world champion Blanka Vlasic of Croatia had to settle for second place in the women's high jump on Saturday (August 23rd)....
Kosovo athletes could have been contenders in judo, boxing and wrestling. Until it meets IOC criteria, though, the fledgling state will have to sit out the Games.
With the Summer Games poised to begin in Beijing, Athens looks back proudly on the Olympics it hosted in 2004 but weighs the price it paid.
Romania has been a constant presence on Olympic medal podiums, and this year's competition does not intimidate its formidable athletes.
Greece turns from host to guest as it sends its largest Olympic team ever to go abroad to Beijing, four years after the Athens Games.
Macedonia sent a delegation of seven athletes to Beijing last week for the upcoming Games. The country has high hopes for its representatives in swimming, handball and kayaking, among other disciplines.
Hampered by lack of financial support, the five-member Bosnia and Herzegovina Olympic team is realistic about prospects for a medal.