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Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Papers urge British athletes on ... with sideburns

LONDON (Reuters) - Host Britain has been urged to get behind its team as hopes for its first gold medal at the Olympics turn to something bordering on desperation.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

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

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

Badminton furore questions spirit of Games

LONDON (Reuters) - The Olympics were reeling on Wednesday from a scandal involving women badminton players who

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

Soni breaks women's 200m breaststroke record

LONDON (Reuters) - Rebecca Soni of the United States broke the women's 200 metres breaststroke world record in the semi-finals at the London Olympics on Wednesday.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

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 all-around gymnastics final on Wednesday.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Hungary's Gyurta wins men's 200m breaststroke gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Daniel Gyurta of Hungary won the men's 200 metres breaststroke in world record time at the London Olympics on Wednesday.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Anti-doping lab to become research centre

LONDON (Reuters) - The anti-doping laboratory being used to test athletes at the London Olympics is to be developed after the Games into what officials say will be a world-class research facility that could help revolutionise healthcare.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Medal weighs heavily on Tyson Gay's mind

LONDON (Reuters) - American sprinter Tyson Gay will find satisfaction only if he wins a medal in the Olympic 100 metres, the former world champion said on Wednesday.