The men's basketball tournament promises to be one
of the most competitive event
The Summer Olympics in Beijing will of course see many great events, but the men's basketball tournament promises to be one of the most competitive.

World Champions Spain and America's NBA stars will be expecting to take medals home, but so too will the reigning Olympic Champions.

Argentina provided one of the shocks of the Athens games by winning gold, and as Brendan Connor reports, they're determined to hold on to that Olympic title.

 

Australia's America's Cup bid

Australia may re-enter the America's Cup
Australia could be about to re-enter the race for the oldest prize in sport, the America's Cup, provided the off the water wrangling comes to an end.

 

Holders Alinghi are locked in a legal dispute over regulations for the regatta, meaning the 33rd edition could be delayed by several years.

 

Rumours are rife downunder, that the Aussies could be about to end a nine year absence.

 

Wayne Hay reports.

 

Searching for snow

China may be recovering from its worst winter for many years, but people who can afford it are searching for a different kind of snow just outside the capital Beijing.

 

They are hitting the slopes made of fake snow to try out skiing for the first time.

 

Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports.

 

Golfing prodigy             

Rory MciIroy speaks exclusively to Sportsworld's
Joanna Gasiorowska
Sports coaches and agents constantly scour the world looking for the next big thing - the kind of young talent that could take their game by storm.

 

Well there's a new name on the lips of those in the know in the golf world.

 

Rory MciIroy, at just 18 years of age has shown such promise that he's being touted as the next Tiger Woods or Sergio Garcia.

 

The teenager spoke exclusively to Sportsworld's Joanna Gasiorowska.

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