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Archery semis: Italy-Ukraine, China-South Korea

Aug. 11, 2008, 1:34 a.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) Italy will play Ukraine, and China will meet South Korea in the semifinals of the Olympic men's team archery competition.

South Korea is the big favorite in an event it has won at the past two Olympics. It fought off a strong challenge from Poland in the quarterfinals before a boisterous South Korean crowd. The South Korean women's team took the gold in their event Sunday.

Ukraine, the 2004 bronze medalist, eliminated silver medalist Taiwan. Italy beat Malaysia, and China ousted Russia.

The semifinals and medal matches take place later Monday.

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