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DORNEY (Reuters) - Germany's eight man rowing crew bore the weight of history lightly on their shoulders after staving off challenges from Britain and Canada to win their first Olympic gold medal in 24 years on Wednesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Headscarf-wearing Muslim women are making strides at the Olympic Games, a year after the Iranian women's football team broke down in tears at having to withdraw from a qualifying match because they wore hijabs.
LONDON (Reuters) - Rebecca Soni reclaimed the world record she lost at the height of the bodysuit war in the women's 200 metres breaststroke at the London Olympics on Wednesday in an ominous warning of her intentions to defend the title she won in Beijing.
LONDON (Reuters) - Hungary's Daniel Gyurta was third-time lucky on Wednesday as he powered to gold in the 200 metres breaststroke, breaking a world record and denying host-nation Britain their first male swimming gold in almost a quarter of a century.
LONDON (Reuters) - Leadership failures in British judo have led to disappointment at the London Olympics and the sport needs an overhaul starting from the very top, said one of the country's most experienced fighters on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Americans are proving themselves to be masters of one of gymnastics' toughest moves at the London Olympics - the comeback.