Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Athens 2004: It's here 

The opening ceremonies take place on Friday, yes, but competition is officially underway as of today thanks to soccer. Mia Hamm set the tone for the US women to make another run to the gold (they got an agonizing silver in '00 to follow up their gold in '96). Meanwhile, Argentina look like big favorites on the men's side of the draw as they thrashed Serbia and Montenegro 6-0. Ouch. Only threats to the Argentinians are Portugal and Italy -- in that order.

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