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Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Boxing: Cuba's Estrada survives stern early test

LONDON (Reuters) - Top seeded Cuban bantamweight Lazaro Alvarez Estrada beat future U.S. professional fighter Joseph Diaz Jr. on Wednesday to advance to the quarter-finals in the best fight of the Games so far.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

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.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Djokovic survives battle with Hewitt in tennis

LONDON (Reuters) - Men's number two seed Novak Djokovic struggled into the Olympic quarter-finals on Wednesday with a hardfought 4-6 7-5 6-1 win over world number 158 Australia's Lleyton Hewitt.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Host Stratford seeks long-term gains from Games

LONDON (Reuters) - East London's Stratford wants to ensure that its two weeks in the global spotlight as Olympic host translate into a brighter future for some of the poorest people in Britain.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Rowing: Britain win first gold in women's pair

DORNEY, England (Reuters) - Britain's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning stormed to victory in the women's Olympic pair on Wednesday to give the host nation their first gold medal of the 2012 London Olympics.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Gyurta wins 200m breaststroke gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Hungary's Daniel Gyurta broke the world record to win the 200 metres breaststroke gold medal at the London Olympics on Wednesday, denying the host-nation Britain their first male swimming champion in almost a quarter of a century.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Cycling - Armstrong finds perfect gift

HAMPTON COURT, England (Reuters) - Parents often bring a toy back to their children from business trips and American Kristin Armstrong will do just that after retaining her Olympic time trial title on Wednesday.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Gymnastics: SuperMura banishes demon to win gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Kohei Uchimura got a demon off his back when he was crowned the best all-around gymnast at the Olympics on Wednesday, four years after seeing his golden hopes fade to silver because of two falls from the pommel horse.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

French camps offer frogs legs, taste of British weather

SAINT-LAURENT BLANGY, France (Reuters) - With four gold medals in pocket from the 2012 Olympics, France is also reaping euros from training camps a Eurostar-ride from London that are treating world athletes to frogs' legs and gleaming new sports facilities along with British-style rain.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Is Phelps the greatest Olympian?

LONDON (Reuters) - Who has been the greatest Olympic athlete since ancient Olympia's multi-sports festival was revived in Athens 116 years ago?