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Federer ousted from doubles

LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer moved a step closer to an elusive Olympic singles gold after reaching the final eight but Israel's Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram ended the world number one's hopes of repeating his Beijing doubles success.

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Canoe slalom - Molmenti thanks golden angel

WALTHAM CROSS, England (Reuters) - Italian daredevil Daniele Molmenti might treat himself to a shiny red Ducati motorcycle after blasting to Olympic gold in a thrilling canoe slalom kayak single final on Wednesday.

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Coe says Ye's spurt "not unthinkable"

LONDON (Reuters) - It is not unusual for teenage athletes to knock seconds off their fastest time, London Olympics chief Seb Coe said, adding he would prefer to

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China's Lu Xiaojun wins gold

LONDON (Reuters) - China's Lu Xiaojun won gold and broke two world records in the men's weightlifting 77 kg division at the Olympics on Wednesday.

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Shooting: Korean Kim wins 25m pistol gold

LONDON (Reuters) - In an Olympics labelled the Women's Games, Kim Jang-mi proved that South Korea's female shooters were every bit as capable as the country's men by claiming the 25 metre pistol gold after a tense battle with China's Chen Ying.

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Britain sink Uruguay to reach last eight

CARDIFF (Reuters) - Already-qualified title favourites Brazil and Japan were joined by hosts Britain, surprise qualifiers Egypt, Mexico, Senegal, South Korea and Honduras in the quarter-finals of the Olympic football tournament on Wednesday.

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Judo: Medal is for ailing Greeks, says Iliadis

LONDON (Reuters) - Ilias Iliadis put aside his disappointment at missing out on a judo gold medal at the London Olympics and said he hoped the bronze he won on Wednesday will bring some joy to those suffering in crisis-hit Greece.

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Badminton: Federation throws out Indian protest

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Badminton Federation (BWF) on Wednesday threw out a protest by India, who accused the Japanese women's doubles team of throwing a match against Taiwan at the London Olympics.

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South Korea appeals rejected, Indonesia's withdrawn

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Badminton Federation (BWF) has dismissed appeals for two South Korean women's doubles teams disqualified from the London Olympics for throwing matches and said an appeal by an Indonesian pair had been withdrawn.

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Swimming - Many calls, not much maybe for U.S. winners

LONDON (Reuters) - The U.S. swim team came into the London Olympics on the back of a light-hearted, fun video with their medal hopes dancing, strutting and lip-synching to the pop hit 'Call me maybe'.