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Romney horse fuss a headache for "elitist" dressage

LONDON (Reuters) - When a horse part-owned by Mitt Romney's wife Ann was selected for the Olympics, the sport of dressage was pushed out of the sand arena and into the political one.

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Gymnastics - Uchimura strikes gold at last

LONDON (Reuters) - Four years after letting the title slip through his fingers, Japan's Kohei Uchimura finally won the Olympic gold medal he dreamed of to go with his three world crowns in the individual all-around gymnastics final on Wednesday.

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China's Lu Xiaojun sets snatch world record

LONDON (Reuters) - China's Lu Xiaojun broke his own men's snatch weightlifting world record for the 77 kg division by lifting 175 kg at the Olympics on Wednesday.

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Swimming: China's Jiao takes butterfly crown

LONDON (Reuters) - China's Jiao Liuyang stormed home on the last lap to win the women's 200 metres butterfly gold medal at the London Olympics on Wednesday, in the process beating the compatriot who relegated her to silver four years ago.

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Swimming: Heartbroken Hersey falls short in final

LONDON (Reuters) - In January, Kathleen Hersey's adopted mother died from colon cancer. On Wednesday she missed out on an Olympic medal by just 0.3 seconds.

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Swimming: U.S. wins women's 4x200m freestyle relay

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States won the women's 4x200 metres freestyle gold medal at the London Olympics on Wednesday after a brilliant anchor leg from Allison Schmitt.

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Australia's Jackson sets scoring record in basketball

LONDON (Reuters) - Australian women's basketball captain Lauren Jackson became the leading Olympics points scorer when she led the Opals to a 67-61 victory over Brazil on Wednesday.

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Britain basks in glory after Wiggins feat

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's BBC runs the country's most recognised sports person of the year award and although it is only August 1, Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins can pretty much mortgage his house on winning.

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Basketball: Davis living the dream at London Games

(Reuters) - Anthony Davis is living the dream, slamming down dunks at the London Olympics with the latest incarnation of the U.S. Dream Team as a 19-year-old player yet to play a National Basketball Association (NBA) game.

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Eight women charged for "throwing" badminton matches

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Badminton Federation charged eight female players with misconduct on Wednesday after four Olympic doubles teams had attempted to