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30 Olympic Team Members from WNBA

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Whenever the Olympics roll around, you hear quite a bit about the professional sports leagues and how many of their players will be representing various countries at the Olympics. The Women’s NBA is no different. At last count 30 WNBA players (current and former) will be playing in Beijing for their respective countries. Here is the latest list (from the WNBA site):

On the U.S. Women’s Olympic Team

  • Seimone Augustus (Minnesota Lynx)
  • Sue Bird (Seattle Storm)
  • Tamika Catchings (Indiana Fever)
  • Sylvia Fowles (Chicago Sky)
  • Kara Lawson (Sacramento Monarchs)
  • Lisa Leslie (Los Angeles Sparks)
  • DeLisha Milton-Jones (Los Angeles Sparks)
  • Candace Parker (Los Angeles Sparks)
  • Cappie Pondexter (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Katie Smith (Detroit Shock)
  • Diana Taurasi (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Tina Thompson (Houston Comets)

For Australia

  • Tully Bevilaqua (Indiana Fever)
  • Lauren Jackson (Seattle Storm)
  • Suzy Batkovic (former WNBA)
  • Erin Phillips (former WNBA)
  • Belinda Snell (former WNBA)
  • Laura Summerton (former WNBA)
  • Penny Taylor (former WNBA)

For Belarus

  • Yelena Leuchanka (former WNBA)

For Brazil*

  • Erika Desouza (Atlanta Dream)
  • Kelly Santos (Seattle Storm)
  • Adriana Moises (former WNBA)

For Mali*

  • Hamchetou Maiga-Ba (Houston Comets)
  • Nare Diawara (former WNBA)

For Russia*

  • Becky Hammon (San Antonio Silver Stars)
  • Kelly Miller (Phoenix Mercury)
  • Deanna Nolan (Detroit Shock)
  • Maria Stepanova (former WNBA)

For Spain

  • Amaya Valdemoro (former WNBA)

* Many of the rosters have not yet been finalized and I do expect this list to grow somewhat.

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