In the Loop

Had no idea: The Olympics have started already

Posted at 9:45 AM on August 6, 2008 by Jeff Horwich

And already the U.S. is on the ropes, losing 2 - 0 to Norway in women's soccer:

http://olympics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/08/06/coming-soon-womens-soccer-us-norway/index.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Apparently the 18-day Olympics is too short a time to hold a 12-team (for women; 16-team for men) soccer tournament. So they start early.

Go Norway!

U.S. men begin against Japan on Thursday.

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