Swimming showdown looms, Swiss expelled


LONDON (Reuters) - Swimming's biggest names slug it out in the Olympics men's 200 metre freestyle on Monday, as China extended its lead in the medals table and Swiss football player Michel Morganella was expelled for an abusive message on Twitter.

The row over empty seats at venues across London rumbled on, but the weather was cool and sunny and London's transport system largely defied predictions of gridlock on the first regular working day of the 2012 Games.

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