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Other Sport 14 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Peterson: I'll beat Khan again to prove I'm No. 1

LONDON (AP) - Following the hotly disputed verdict in their first fight, light-welterweight champion Lamont Peterson believes he will only receive the full credit he deserves for beating Amir Khan if he repeats the feat in their rematch in May.

Other Sport 19 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

London games organizers unveil Olympic torch route

LONDON (AP): Schoolchildren, charity fundraisers, war veterans and a centenarian are among 8,000 people who will carry the Olympic flame in the torch relay for the 2012 London Games, organizers announced Monday.

Other Sport 20 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

War veteran and 100-year-old among torchbearers

LONDON: A soldier wounded in Afghanistan and a 100–year–old woman are among 7,300 people who will carry the Olympic torch through Britain ahead of the London 2012 Games, organisers said yesterday.

Other Sport 22 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

Japan’s Kenichi to soldier on despite injury

AN injury to his hand will not stop Kenichi Tago from helping his country achieve their target in the Thomas Cup Finals which is a place in the final.

Other Sport 28 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Trooper Li opens new front for China in badminton

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champion and soldier Lin Dan has already brought immeasurable pride to the People's Liberation Army, but the Chinese troops may have another source of badminton inspiration in All England women's champion Li Xuerui.

Other Sport 29 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Frenchman puts teary Beijing exit behind him

LONDON (Reuters) - Four years after leaving Beijing in tears when a last-minute warning for holding cost him a shot at a gold medal, France's Alexis Vastine was just happy to be back in an Olympic ring on Sunday.

Other Sport 02 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Marathon runners may curse Sherlock Holmes creator

LONDON (Reuters) - As exhausted runners enter the final stages of men's and women's marathons at the London Olympics they may silently curse Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, and a pastry chef who was disqualified from the race in 1908.

Other Sport 02 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Rowing: Teacher-soldier combination golden for hosts

LONDON (Reuters) - Put an army captain and a strict schoolteacher in the same boat and you have the perfect combination, rowers Heather Stanning and Helen Glover concurred after winning the host nation's first Olympic gold at the 2012 Games.

Other Sport 03 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Athletics - South Sudanese running for refugees

LONDON (Reuters) - South Sudan marathon runner Guor Marial will officially compete under the Olympic flag at the London 2012 Games but deep down he will represent his new nation and its long-suffering refugees, he told Reuters.

Other Sport 05 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Another one bites the dust on Nevin's gold quest

LONDON (Reuters) - Queen fan John Joe Nevin guaranteed Ireland their first Olympic medal of the Games on Sunday by reaching the men's bantamweight semi-finals, meaning he will leave London with at least a bronze.