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2012 Olympics Special Part 3: Men's Basketball Preview With Dalen Cuff

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          Release: 07/26/2012
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Part 1: Coach Bolster Part 2: Coach Freeman
Part 3: Dalen Cuff

**Columbians in the 2012 Olympics**

NEW YORK – The 2012 London Olympics are just around the corner! Who better to discuss Team USA with and preview the Olympics than our own Olympic sport experts right here at Columbia?

In the third and final part of our 2012 London Olympics preview, host Dalen Cuff breaks down men's basketball in the Olympics. He explains some of the differences between international rules and NBA/college rules and highlights which teams he thinks will be in serious medal contention. Dalen, who played basketball for Lions from 2002-03 through 2005-06, is also one of the gameday analysts for GoColumbiaLions.com.


Dalen points out some of the teams that should present formidable challenges for Team USA in London (Columbia University Athletics | Stephen K. Lee)

In the first installment, Columbia head men’s swimming coach Jim Bolster gave us some pointers on who to look out for in the thrilling men’s swimming battles in London. In Part 2, Columbia head field hockey coach Marybeth Freeman discussed who the power countries are in women's field hockey and the U.S. team's chances in a difficult Pool B.

Here’s a quick breakdown of Columbia's current and former student-athletes and coaches in the 2012 London Olympics:

Current and Former Columbia Student-Athletes
Sherrif Farrag ’09CC (fencing – men’s foil – Egypt)
Erison Hurtault ’07CC (track – men’s 400m – Dominica)
Nick LaCava ’09CC (rowing – men’s lightweight four – USA)
Nzingha Prescod '15CC (fencing - women's foil - USA)
Nicole Ross '12CC (fencing- women's foil - USA)
Jeff Spear '10CC (fencing - men's sabre - USA)
Lisa Stublic ’06CC (women’s marathon – Croatia)
James Williams '07CC (fencing - men's sabre - USA)

Current Columbia Coaches
Michael Aufrichtig (modern pentathlon coach – fencing portion – USA)
Caroline Nichols (women’s field hockey – USA)

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