Greece wins Olympic qualifierPosted by Inside Hoops
The AP reports: Greece had an easy time before a home crowd Monday and was joined by winners Croatia, New Zealand and Slovenia in a 12-nation basketball tournament that serves as a qualifier for the Beijing Olympics. Greece routed Lebanon 119-62; Croatia defeated Cameroon 93-79; New Zealand downed Cape Verde 77-50; and Slovenia beat South Korea 88-76. The other countries bidding for the three remaining Olympic berths are: Brazil, Canada, Germany and Puerto Rico. The Athens tournament ends Sunday. Nine nations have already qualified for next month’s Beijing Games: Angola, Argentina, Australia, China, Iran, Lithuania, Russia, Spain and the United States.