Former NIC athlete at Olympics

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Tugce Canitez, a former North Idaho College women's basketball player, is competing for her homeland, Turkey, in the 2012 London Olympics. This NIC file photo shows Canitez playing for the Cards.

Former North Idaho College basketball player Tugce Canitez is competing for her homeland, Turkey, in the 2012 London Olympics. Canitez played on the NIC women’s basketball team that won the 2011 National Junior College Athletic Association National Championship.

This is the first time the Turkish women have ever fielded an Olympic basketball team, but are currently 2-0 after upsetting the Czech Republic on Day 3 of the London Olympics. The Turkish team plays USA’s team Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. (22:15 London time).

More information on women’s basketball in the 2012 Olympics can be found at www.london2012.com/basketball/event/women/ .

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