SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- The simple lessons learned in the Olympic soccer tournament: Africa still owns the men's game, but the Americans are no longer masters of the women's.
The Indomitable Lions of Cameroon took over from Nigeria's Super Eagles as Olympic champions after scoring a penalty shootout victory over 9-man Spain in the final, while Norway upset the United States 3-2 on a golden goal in the women's final.
Oct. 1: Full story
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- The men's soccer gold medal stays in Africa. In the Sydney Games, the "Indomitable Lions" rule.
Cameroon used an own-goal off the face of a Spanish defender and some deadeye penalty kicks in a shootout to win the Olympic championship Saturday (Friday night EDT). The gold is the nation's first.
Sept. 30: Full story and summary
Sept. 30: Cameroon has Olympic luck, and gold
SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -- "Ivan the Terrible" did terrible things to the U.S. men's soccer team's hope for its first medal.
Ivan Zamorano, the type of world-class scorer the Americans need to develop if they are ever to threaten traditional powers, scored both goals in the United States' 2-0 loss to Chile in Friday night's bronze medal game.
Sept. 29: Full story and summary