OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Olympic Round-Up: Bald eagles are scalped

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The Independent Online
BRAZIL came from a set down to beat the shaven-headed US men's volleyball team, Olympic champions and strong favourites, in the semi-final last night.

In the final Brazil will meet the Netherlands, who proved that their quarter-final win against the world champions, Italy, was no fluke, when they beat the world silver medallists, Cuba, in straight sets in their semi-final. The Cubans, who had expected to cruise into the final, were so upset they stalked off straight away, refusing to say a word to anyone.

But Cuba's women volleyballers are made of sterner stuff, and last night they took gold, beating the Unified Team in the final.