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Swimming - Magnificent Phelps completes milestone

LONDON (Reuters) - Michael Phelps became the first male swimmer to win the same event at three successive Olympics when he clinched the men's 200 metres individual medley gold medal at the London Games on Thursday.

Swimming - Mr. Phelps? Please hold for the President

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama is proving to be a swimming fan.

Chinese shuttler quits, Games host judo diplomacy

LONDON (Reuters) - The Olympic play-to-lose badminton fiasco took a fresh twist when China's Yu Yang quit the sport in anguish, and later on Thursday black belt President Vladimir Putin and British leader David Cameron will grapple over Moscow's position on Syria in a day of judo diplomacy.

Volleyball: Brazil women facing early exit

LONDON (Reuters) - A shock defeat by South Korea left reigning Olympic champions Brazil hanging on by their fingertips in the women's volleyball tournament on Wednesday but the United States are cruising after victory over China sealed a place in the quarter-finals.

Chinese shuttler quits, Games host judo diplomacy

LONDON (Reuters) - The Olympic play-to-lose badminton fiasco took a fresh twist when China's Yua Yang quit the sport in anguish, and later on Thursday black belt President Vladimir Putin and British leader David Cameron will grapple over Moscow's position on Syria in a day of judo diplomacy.

Ye's beginnings hint at swimming prowess

HANGZHOU (Reuters) - At the Chen Jing Lun Sports School in the picturesque city of Hangzhou, the slogan,

Chinese shuttler quits, Games host judo diplomacy

LONDON (Reuters) - The Olympic play-to-lose badminton fiasco took a fresh twist when China's Yu Yang quit the sport in anguish, and later on Thursday black belt President Vladimir Putin and British leader David Cameron will grapple over Moscow's position on Syria in a day of judo diplomacy.

Beach volleyball: U.S. champions slip but don't fall

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic beach volleyball champions Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh of the U.S. rallied to beat an Austrian pair on Wednesday, emerging undefeated from the pool phase in their quest for an unprecedented third gold medal.

Water polo - Spain's men on track to emulate soccer heroes

LONDON (Reuters) - Spain chalked up their second win in the men's water polo Olympic tournament, beating Australia 13-9 in their Group A match on Thursday, and putting them on course to emulate their football heroes.

Swimming - Magnussen moves on after sleepless night

LONDON (Reuters) - Just getting out of bed was an effort for James Magnussen on Thursday as the 'missile' of Australian Olympic swimming struggled to move on from the pain of the night before.