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Men's basketball bronze was 100th

Updated: August 28, 2004, 8:55 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- While the U.S. men's basketball team fell short of its gold-medal goal, the bronze it won Saturday night helped the American delegation reach a bigger goal -- it was the 100th U.S. medal of the Athens Games.

In reaching the target set months ago by U.S. Olympic Committee chief executive Jim Scherr, the Americans passed their total of 97 medals won in Sydney. And with boxer Andre Ward sure to win either gold or silver on Sunday, the United States will at least match ...

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