Canada Cuts Down Roster for their Quest for Olympic Berth

Canada feels that they are closer than ever to landing an Olympic berth and have now trimmed their roster as they jump start a tougher part of their preparation for the upcoming 2012 Olympic Qualifying Tournament next month in Ankara, Turkey. The Canadian squad cut their preliminary roster to 16 players in time for their […]

Russia Releases Women’s Pool for 2012 London Olympics

Russia released their 20-player preliminary roster for the 2012 London Olympics in which their final 12 who will make it to London will be selected. As expected, naturalized guard Becky Hammon was included to the pool selected by national coach Boris Sokolovsky, who is looking to steer the Russian squad to a podium finish in […]

2012 London Olympics Basketball Groups Known

With less than three months left before the 2012 London Olympics, the ball has now started rolling after the draw held earlier this week in Brazil, which determined the groups for the women’s Olympic Basketball Tournament. USA, who are the defending champions and are expected to be the heavy favorite heading into the tournament, was […]

Asjha Jones Takes 12th Spot in USA Olympic Roster

Another former UConn Huskies standout will be flying to London this July after Asjha Jones claimed the 12th and final spot on USA’s Women’s basketball team for the 2012 Olympics. Jones, who caught attention after earning the MVP honors in this year’s EuroLeague Women Final Eight, admitted that she was surprised when she got the […]

Australian Opals Name Training Camp Roster

The Australian Opals released their preliminary roster for the 2012 London Olympics on Friday, a month before the team opens their training camp. Notably missing in the 20-player training camp roster is veteran international player Penny Taylor, who will be missing the team’s campaign in London after tearing her ACL while playing in the EuroLeague […]

Brittney Griner Won’t Play for USA in 2012 London Olympics

Baylor University standout Brittney Griner is almost a shoe-in for the final roster for USA Women’s Basketball Team, but the dominant center declared that she will be unavailable for the 2012 London Olympics. Griner, who led the Lady Bears to an impressive title run this year, surprisingly informed USA Basketball that she will not be […]

Great Britain Trims Women Preliminary Squad to 18 Players

Great Britain’s preliminary roster has been trimmed down from 20 to 18 players after head coach Tom Maher made the first phase of cutting on Monday night. Bonnie Samuelson, who played for the Stanford Cardinals in this year’s NCAA Tournament, was cut from the preliminary squad along with Sarah Naylor, who played for the Sheffield […]

USA Women to Face China and Japan on May

Looking to build chemistry in time for the 2012 London Olympics, the USA women’s basketball team will collide with Asian powerhouses China and Japan as part of their three-day training camp on May in Seattle. The USA women’s basketball team is looking to shore up their familiarity since most of their players have conflicting schedules, […]

Maria Stepanova Won’t Play for Russia in 2012 London Olympics

Russia’s upcoming campaign in the 2012 London Olympics took a major setback after star Maria Stepanova was ruled out because of an injury. Stepanova, who has been one of the key figures for Russia in past major tournaments, will be sidelined after sustaining an ACL tear during the Final Eight of the recently-concluded EuroLeague Women […]

Australia’s Penny Taylor to Miss 2012 London Olympics

The gold medal hopes of the Australian Opals took a major blow after the team announced that Penny Taylor won’t play in the 2012 London Olympics. Basketball Australia confirmed that Taylor, who has been a major factor in their success for the past decade, won’t make it to London after sustaining an ACL injury while […]