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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

Rowing - German eight man crew wins first gold since 1988

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.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Swimming: Adrian leads U.S. gold rush in pool

LONDON (Reuters) - Nathan Adrian claimed the title of the world's fastest man on water when he won the 100 metres freestyle gold medal by a fingernail at the London Olympics on Wednesday.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Pressure is off, let British gold rush begin

LONDON (Reuters) - The 500-1 bet is off and the Queen classic

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Badminton players thrown out, Wiggins wins

LONDON (Reuters) - Eight women badminton players were disqualified from the Olympics on Wednesday for deliberately trying to lose 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

Hijab no hurdle for Muslim sportswomen as bans eased

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.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Rebecca Soni breaks 200m breaststroke world record

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.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Swimming - Third time lucky as Gyurta takes gold

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.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Judo: GB judo thrown by poor leadership, says Gordon

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.

Other Sport 01 Aug 2012 | 12:00 AM

Gymnastics: Americans mastering big move - the comeback

(Reuters) - Americans are proving themselves to be masters of one of gymnastics' toughest moves at the London Olympics - the comeback.