August 7, 1992
Oscar Schmidt scored 29 points and Brazil beat Puerto Rico, 86-84, Thursday and will play Australia in the fifth-place basketball game on Saturday. Australia advanced with a 109-79 victory over Germany. Brazil (3-4) was knocked out of medal contention when it lost to Lithuania in the quarterfinals. In the ninth-place game, Spain beat Angola, 78-75, in a game that was marred by kicking, elbows, shoves between assistant coaches and a bench-clearing incident.
August 10, 1992 |
With the final tally in, it is official--all those eulogies for the Big Red Machine were premature. The remnant of the once-powerful Soviet sports system left an indelible mark on the Barcelona Olympics, which ended Sunday, with 112 medals.