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Other Sport 31 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Phelps equals all-time medal record

LONDON (Reuters) - Michael Phelps failed by a finger tip to become the first male swimmer to win the same event at three successive Olympics when he was piped to gold in the 200 metres butterfly, but the silver he won saw him equal the all-time record of 18 medals.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

China's Ye completes medley double

LONDON (Reuters) - Chinese teenager Ye Shiwen survived a late challenge from Alicia Coutts to win the 200 metres individual medley final on Tuesday and collect her second gold medal at the London Olympics.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

South Korean Kim gets revenge for Beijing

LONDON (Reuters) - South Korean Kim Jae-bum won judo gold in the men's -81kg category on Tuesday, getting revenge over the fighter who beat him to the Olympic title four years ago.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Sculling Sloth loses Olympics rowing race but wins fans

DORNEY, England (Reuters) - Hamadou Djibo Issaka, the novice rower from Niger who has emerged as an unlikely hero at the London Olympics, vowed to improve on Tuesday after finishing last again and posting an even worse time than before.

Other Sport 31 Jul 2012 | 12:00 AM

Weightlifing - Maneza wins gold for Kazakhstan

LONDON (Reuters) - Kazakhstan's Maiya Maneza won weightlifting gold in the women's 63 kilogram class, fighting off Russian world champion Svetlana Tsarukaeva to pile up her country's third gold medal of the London Games.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Uzbek Galiulina expelled from 2012 Olympics for doping

LONDON (Reuters) - Uzbek gymnast Luiza Galiulina was expelled from the London 2012 Olympics on Wednesday after her B sample also tested positive for the banned substance furosemide, the International Olympic Committee said.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Badminton players disqualified, hosts win gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Eight women badminton players were disqualified by the sport's federation on Wednesday for deliberately trying to lose at the Olympics and manipulate the draw, angering fans and fellow athletes who said they undermined the spirit of the Games.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Pregnant windsurfer's exit upsets team

LISBON (Reuters) - Portuguese Olympic officials on Wednesday criticised a female windsurfer who told them by email that she was quitting the Games, and accused her of concealing the fact she was pregnant.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Swimming - Magnussen unbowed after missile failure

LONDON (Reuters) - James Magnussen had planned the gold medal, the world record and even the celebratory tattoo.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Volleyball: China move pays off for Harmotto

LONDON (Reuters) - Fresh out of college, Christa Harmotto made the bold decision to continue her volleyball education halfway around the world in China and three years later it is paying handsome dividends.