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Key dates: Aug. 11, gold medal match
Venue: Preliminary matches at Copper Box. Semifinals and finals at basketball arena.
Big story: Russia has dominated at the World Championships over the past decade but has never won Olympic gold after losing to Norway in Beijing.
Top U.S. prospects: Failed to qualify.
Others to watch: Russia, Norway, France.
Little-known fact: South Korea owns the most medals -- six, including two gold -- and has placed in every Olympics except Sydney since winning silver in 1984.