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Olympics News Archive - August 2012

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Gyurta claims gold in record time
Hungary's Daniel Gyurta set a new world record in the men's 200m Breaststroke final to hold off Great Britain's Michael Jamieson for the gold medal.
1st August 2012

Uchimura wins All-Around gold
Japan's Kohei Uchimura won Individual All-Around gold at the North Greenwich Arena.
1st August 2012

Hungary taste victory over China
The Hungary women's Water Polo team snatched victory from China today in a thrilling clash, edging ahead for the first time with less than two minutes to go before clinging on to their single-goal lead.
1st August 2012

Rim boosts DPR Korea gold haul
Rim Jong Sim, from DPR Korea, has won gold in the women's 69kg Weightlifting division.
1st August 2012

Judo gold for 11th seed Song
Song Dae-Nam from Republic of Korea has won gold in the men's -90kg Judo competition.
1st August 2012

Britain's gold medallists celebrated with new Royal Mail stamps
New gold medal stamps will go on sale at lunchtime tomorrow to celebrate the successes of Great Britain's first gold medallists of the London 2012 Olympic Games: rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, and cyclist Bradley Wiggins.
1st August 2012

Li edges out Ding to claim gold
Li Xiaoxia caused an upset against Chinese compatriot Ding Ning to claim gold in the women's Singles Table Tennis competition.
1st August 2012

Decosse takes Judo gold for France
World champion Lucie Decosse claimed Olympic gold for France with victory over German Kerstin Thiele in the women's under-70kgs Judo final at ExCeL.
1st August 2012

Diaz set to turn professional
USA teenager Joseph Diaz is likely to turn professional after his Olympic Games came to an end with a 21-15 defeat to Cuba's Lazaro Alvarez Estrada in the second round of the Bantam Weight division.
1st August 2012

Brazil through to quarter-finals
International striker Leandro Damiao inspired 10-man Brazil to a comfortable 3-0 Group C victory over New Zealand to send them into the quarter-finals with a 100 per cent record.
1st August 2012

Van Rijsselberge continues fine RS:X start
Dorian van Rijsselberge picked up his third successive race victory to maintain his fine start to the men's RS:X competition on the morning of Day 5.
1st August 2012

Kumari sent crashing out
World number one Deepika Kumari was sent out in the first round of the women's Individual Archery at Lord's.
1st August 2012

Opals back on track
Australia bounced back from their upset defeat at the hands of France on Monday, but only just as they edged out Brazil 67-61.
1st August 2012

Turkey register first win
Turkey got their Olympic Games campaign up and running with a straight-sets victory over Serbia.
1st August 2012

Wiggins continues golden year
Great Britain rider Bradley Wiggins became the first man to win the Tour de France and Olympic gold in the same year with an imperious victory in the London 2012 Individual Time Trial.
1st August 2012

Qin and Luo add to favourites' haul
China's Qin Kai and Luo Yutong have won gold in the men's Synchronised 3m Springboard.
1st August 2012

Russia take control in Pool B
Russia's Anastasia Vasina and Anna Vozakova sealed top spot in women's Pool B after a battling three-set victory over Switzerland.
1st August 2012

Molmenti celebrates birthday with K1 gold
Italy's Daniele Molmenti celebrated his 28th birthday today as he snatched gold in the Kayak Slalom.
1st August 2012

Kim takes gold
Republic of Korea teenager Kim Jangmi beat reigning Olympic champion Chen Ying of China with her final round to win gold in the women's 25m Air Pistol.
1st August 2012

Cseh leads the way in heats
Beijing 2008 silver medallist Laszlo Cseh led the way in the men's 200m Individual Medley heats this morning as top swimmers including Michael Phelps progressed through the competition.
1st August 2012

Hoy claims fifth gold
Chris Hoy has won a fifth Olympic gold after Great Britain's men's Team Sprint squad triumphed on a night of high drama at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.
2nd August 2012

Germany win women's Team Sprint gold
Germany's Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel won the opening gold of the London 2012 Track Cycling programme with victory in the women's Team Sprint.
2nd August 2012

Pursuit quartet smash world record
Great Britain's Team Pursuit squad set a world record in qualifying on a night of high drama at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.
2nd August 2012

Douglas clinches All-Around gold
The USA gymnast Gabrielle Douglas won Individual All-Around gold at the North Greenwich Arena today.
2nd August 2012

Day 6 Review: Mixed day for favourites
Carl Hester gave Great Britain a strong start today in their quest for a first Olympic Dressage medal, but the Host Nation did not have things all their own way in the afternoon, while it was a tough day for Anky Van Grunsven.
2nd August 2012

Free Festival events on Super Saturday to celebrate the Games
Dozens of free London 2012 Festival events will take place across the capital this weekend as the nation looks forward to 'Super Saturday', which will see 22 gold medal events at the London 2012 Games in one day.
2nd August 2012

Pearson confident of Hurdles success
Australian 100m Hurdles athlete Sally Pearson has said she is confident of winning her Olympic event.
2nd August 2012

GB duo relegated from Sprint final
Great Britain's Jess Varnish and Victoria Pendleton missed out on a ride-off for Olympic Games gold in the women's Sprint after being relegated by officials for a takeover infringement on an eventful opening evening of Track Cycling action at the London 2
2nd August 2012

K1 gold success for Fer
France's Emilie Fer has secured gold in the women's Individual Kayak Slalom (K1) in a time of 105.90.
2nd August 2012

Zhang gold earns Grand Slam
Zhang Jike completed the table tennis Grand Slam as Wang Hao endured more Olympics heartache at the London 2012 Games.
2nd August 2012

Parker on form for France
NBA star Tony Parker led France to an ultimately comfortable victory over Lithuania to leave them on the verge of a place in the London 2012 quarter-finals after an 82-74 win.
2nd August 2012

Ki stays on course
Top seed Ki Bo Bae led the charge to the quarter-finals of the women's Archery at Lord's with a straight sets win over Ren Hayakawa.
2nd August 2012

Russia ease to victory
Russia's men swept past Tunisia 3-0 at Earls Court this afternoon to boost their Volleyball campaign.
2nd August 2012

Ginobili stars for Argentina
Argentina needed to rely on Manu Ginobili's star quality as they overcame an early scare to eventually claim a 92-69 win over Tunisia in the men's Basketball competition.
2nd August 2012

Harrison and Khaibulaev take Judo golds
Kayla Harrison won gold in the women's -78kg final - the USA's first ever Judo Olympic title - while Tagir Khaibulaev of Russia won the men's -100kg title.
2nd August 2012

Azarenka sets up Serena meeting
Victoria Azarenka had to battle to book her place in the last four of the women's Singles as she edged past seventh seed Angelique Kerber from Germany on Court One at Wimbledon.
2nd August 2012

Netherlands overcome China at Riverbank Arena
World number ones the Netherlands have secured a third successive victory in group A that puts them well on track for the Hockey semi-finals.
2nd August 2012

Bronze for Ovtcharov
Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov delivered Europe's first singles Table Tennis medal in 12 years by claiming bronze at London 2012.
2nd August 2012

Stott and Baillie head GB one-two
Great Britain claimed gold and silver in the Canoe Slalom Double (C2) in front a jubilant home crowd.
2nd August 2012

Wilson claims Shooting gold
Peter Wilson claimed a gold medal for Great Britain in the men's Double Trap Shooting competition.
2nd August 2012

Ogogo beats world champion Khytrov
Anthony Ogogo produced arguably the greatest performance of his career to defeat Ukraine's reigning world champion Ievgen Khytrov via a nail-biting judges' decision to move within one more win of a Boxing medal.
2nd August 2012

Pendleton storms to Keirin victory
Victoria Pendleton claimed Great Britain's third gold medal in two days of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome with a stunning triumph in the Keirin.
3rd August 2012

Wu closes on record sixth medal
Wu Minxia moved a step closer to a record-equalling sixth Olympic Diving medal after qualifying for the women's 3m Springboard semi-final in first place.
3rd August 2012

GB dominant for Team Pursuit gold
Great Britain's men's Team Pursuit squad claimed a thrilling Olympic gold in a world record time on the second day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.
3rd August 2012

Trade a pin, make a memory
Aside from watching the action on the field of play, pin trading is the number one spectator sport at London 2012. This is a fixture at all Olympic and Paralympic Games, and it spans decades and continents. So why not join in?
3rd August 2012

Record-breaking GB advance
Great Britain's women advanced with a world record in Team Pursuit qualifying on the second day of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.
3rd August 2012

USA women through to semi-finals
Abby Wambach's fourth goal of the tournament helped to fire the USA into the Olympic semi-finals as New Zealand's hopes were dashed by the 2-0 scoreline.
3rd August 2012

Federer edges epic encounter
Roger Federer is one victory away from his first Olympic Singles Tennis gold medal after a remarkable 3-6 7-6 (7/5) 19-17 victory over Juan Martin Del Potro in the semi-finals this afternoon.
3rd August 2012

Podobedova takes gold for Kazakhstan
Svetlana Podobedova fulfilled a dream this afternoon as she won Olympic gold for Kazakhstan having seen off the threat from her two dominant Russian rivals.
3rd August 2012

Oh grabs gold in Individual Archery
Oh Jin-hyek ended Republic of Korea's long wait for a men's Individual Archery Olympic title with a stunning display to defeat Japan's Takaharu Furukawa 7-1 in the final at Lord's.
3rd August 2012

Phelps wins another gold
Michael Phelps won the 17th Olympic gold medal of his career, and his 21st overall, when he produced a majestic performance in the 100m Butterfly.
3rd August 2012

Ennis storms to Heptathlon gold
Jessica Ennis lived up to her billing tonight as Great Britain's golden girl with a commanding victory in the Heptathlon at London 2012.
4th August 2012

Perkovic record seals gold
Sandra Perkovic threw a Croatian national record of 69.11m to win the Olympic women's Discus title.
4th August 2012

Gold heads back to Kazakhstan with Ilyin
Ilya Ilyin tonight became the first weightlifter at London 2012 to retain his Olympic title having seen off a world-class field to clinch a deserved gold in the men's 94kg.
4th August 2012

Phelps bows out with 18th gold
All eyes were on Michael Phelps as he brought to an end a career few can ever hope to match as he claimed his 18th Olympic gold medal as the USA won the 4 x 100m Medley Relay.
4th August 2012

China fights to women's Team gold
China has won Olympic Fencing gold in the women's Team Epee.
4th August 2012

Golden Sun lowers world record
Sun Yang continued to steer the 1500m Freestyle into uncharted territory as he lowered his own world record to clinch his second gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
4th August 2012

Brazil keep up charge for second
Brazil kept up the fight for the second spot in Group B of the men's Basketball competition as they beat China 98-59 to improve to 3-1.
4th August 2012

Day 8 Review: Disappointing day for Madden and Ahlmann
It was a day of shock exits in Showjumping as USA's Beezie Madden and Christian Ahlmann of Germany were eliminated from the Individual competition.
4th August 2012

Chen Race Walks home to gold
Cina's Chen Ding strolled to gold in the men's 20km Race Walk.
4th August 2012

Czech team spring surprise on Brazil
The Czech Republic's Marketa Slukova and Kristyna Kolocova produced the surprise of the women's draw so far as they defeated medal hopefuls Talia Rocha and Maria Antonelli of Brazil in three sets.
4th August 2012

Kenny eases to Sprint quarter-finals
Great Britain's Jason Kenny advanced to tomorrow's quarter-finals of the men's Sprint in straightforward fashion on day three of competition at the London 2012 Olympic Velodrome.
4th August 2012

Netherlands through to last eight
The Netherlands' Reinder Nummerdor and Rich Schuil teed up a quarter-final against Italy after a straight-sets victory over Switzerland's Patrick Heuscher and Jefferson Bellaguarda.
4th August 2012

MacLennan jumps for joy
Canada's Rosannagh MacLennan won gold in the women's Individual Trampoline at the North Greenwich Arena.
4th August 2012

Japan and Belgium battle for a draw
The Pool A bottom-of-the-table clash in the women's Hockey tournament ended all-square as Japan fought back to earn a 1-1 draw against Belgium
4th August 2012

Li claims gold in all-Chinese final
China's Li Xuerui completed her dream run at Wembley Arena by outbattling her illustrious compatriot Wang Yihan to claim Olympic gold in the women's Singles Badminton.
4th August 2012

World record for gold medal-winning Rossi
Italy's Jessica Rossi smashed the world record as she claimed gold in the women's Trap Shooting this afternoon.
4th August 2012

Serena stuns Sharapova for gold
Serena Williams continued her stunning form by beating Maria Sharapova in straight sets to win gold.
4th August 2012

Slingsby looking good for gold
Australia's Tom Slingsby had one hand on the men's Laser gold medal after a double win in Weymouth Bay today.
4th August 2012

Ennis on the verge of gold
Great Britain's Jessica Ennis stands just 800m away from women's Heptathlon gold after she continued to dominate the competition.
4th August 2012

Champion Bolt 'feeling good'
Defending champion Usain Bolt strolled into the semi-finals of the 100m today as Olympic history was made on a lightning-fast track at the Olympic Stadium
4th August 2012

China triumph seals Badminton sweep
Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng completed a Chinese clean sweep of the Badminton gold medals at London 2012 with victory in the men's Doubles final.
5th August 2012

Gymnast Zou claims Floor gold
China's Zou Kai has won gold in the men's Gymnastics Floor final at the North Greenwich Arena.
5th August 2012

Saudia Arabia set early Jumping pace
Saudi Arabia lead the way after the first morning of Team Jumping.
5th August 2012

Round-up: Phelps signs off in style
Last night saw the exit of arguably the greatest Olympian in history as Michael Phelps bowed out of the sport having collected 18 gold medals and 22 overall.
5th August 2012

Ainslie sails into Olympic Games history
Great Britain's Ben Ainslie became the most successful sailor in Olympic Games history after securing a fourth successive gold medal.
5th August 2012

Day 9 Review: Women's semi-finals in sight
A dramatic day at the Water Polo Arena saw the semi-final line-ups in the women's competition confirmed.
5th August 2012

Pars edges out rivals to claim gold
Hungary's Krisztian Pars produced a best effort of 80.59m to claim gold in the men's Hammer Throw competition tonight.
5th August 2012

Day 9 Review: Knockouts loom for women
Day 9 at the London 2012 Games saw the women's Handball preliminary stages reach a climax, with the battle for supremacy in Group A providing the highlight.
5th August 2012

Day 9 Review: Kom stars on historic day
Indian Mary Kom entered the London 2012 Olympic Games in sensational style on an historic day for women's Boxing at ExCeL.
5th August 2012

Lightning Bolt strikes London
Usain Bolt tonight fulfilled his dream of becoming a 'legend' of the sport by successfully defending his Olympic 100m title in stunning style at London 2012.
5th August 2012

Day 10 Review: Knockout names decided
Day 10 at the Copper Box saw the quarter-final line-up in the men's Handball competition decided.
6th August 2012

USA edge epic semi-final
The USA grabbed a last-gasp extra-time winner to seal their place in the women's Football final for the fifth successive tournament following a 4-3 win over Canada.
6th August 2012

Spain hopes hit by defeat
Spain's medal hopes in the men's competition suffered another blow as they surrendered a late lead to lose 88-82 to Brazil.
6th August 2012

Golden night for Suhr
USA's Jennifer Suhr dethroned Elena Isinbaeva as Pole Vault champion tonight by taking gold with a best effort of 4.75m.
6th August 2012

Round-up: Stars shine amid pink and purple
It was Wimbledon, but not as we knew it, as the London 2012 Olympic Games brought Tennis to the famous All England Club.
6th August 2012

Teenage star James wins 400m title
Nineteen-year-old Kirani James stormed to 400m gold tonight, recording a winning time of 43.94.
6th August 2012

Zaripova wins gold with new PB
Yuliya Zaripova won gold in the women's 3000m Steeplechase, clocking a new personal best of 9:06.72.
6th August 2012

Trio send China towards maximum haul
China edged even closer to a memorable maximum haul of Table Tennis gold medals as Zhang Jike, Wang Hao and Ma Long moved into the final of the men's Team event.
6th August 2012

Zakharov and He through to semi-final
Russia's Ilya Zakharov tonight qualified first ahead of defending champion He Chong, who had been as low as ninth, for the semi-final of the men's 3m Springboard Diving competition.
6th August 2012

Plavins and Smedins send USA out
Latvia's Martins Plavins and Janis Smedins ended the involvement of the USA in the men's competition at Horse Guards Parade with a three-set win over Jacob Gibb and Sean Rosenthal.
6th August 2012

Cuba's Lopez clinches second gold
Cuba's Mijain Lopez became only the third Super Heavyweight to win successive Greco-Roman golds after he beat Estonian Heiki Nabi at the ExCeL.
6th August 2012

Trott sprints to Omnium gold
Great Britain's Laura Trott has won her second gold of London 2012 with victory in the women's Omnium.
7th August 2012

China continue Table Tennis dominance
China closed on a second successive clean sweep of Table Tennis Olympic gold medals as Ding Ning, Li Xiaoxia and Guo Yue overcame Japan in the women's Team event final.
7th August 2012

USA dominant in quarter-final
The USA remain on track for a record fifth straight Olympic gold medal in women's Basketball after routing Canada 91-48 in the quarter-finals.
7th August 2012

Day 11 Review: Idem makes final in eighth Games
Italy's Josefa Idem became the first woman to compete in eight Olympic Games today when she qualified for the Kayak (K1) final at Eton Dorney.
7th August 2012

Day 11 Review: RS:X bows out in style
Dorian van Rijsselberge and Marina Alabau Neira celebrated gold as the RS:X class bowed out of the Olympics on Day 11 of the London 2012 Games at Weymouth and Portland.
7th August 2012

USA make final after tense win
The USA booked a place in the final of the women's Water Polo competition this afternoon by beating Australia 11-9 in extraordinary circumstances.
7th August 2012

More joy for Hoy
Chris Hoy tonight became the most successful Briton in Olympic Games history with six gold medals after winning the Keirin at the London 2012 Velodrome.
7th August 2012

Ishchenko and Romashina maintain Russian success
Natalia Ishchenko and Svetlana Romashina continued Russian domination of Synchronised Swimming with gold in the Duets on Day 11.
7th August 2012

Raisman floors rivals to clinch gold
The USA's Alexandra Raisman has won gold in the women's Floor final at the North Greenwich Arena.
7th August 2012

Zonderland in wonderland
The Netherlands' Epke Zonderland stunned the crowd at the North Greenwich Arena with an electric performance on the Horizontal Bar to win Olympic Games gold.
7th August 2012

Thrilling tie sees Japan through
Japan held their nerve in a five-set quarter-final thriller with China to book their place in a sixth Olympic Volleyball semi-final by defeating them 3-2.
7th August 2012

Hosts ride into history books
Great Britain made history on Day 11 when they claimed the nation's first Olympic Games Dressage medal and rode away with gold.
7th August 2012

Surge in demand for London 2012 merchandise
A surge in demand for London 2012 merchandise has been fuelled by huge public interest in the Games.
7th August 2012

Fighters eye Taekwondo history
China fighter Wu Jingyu and her rival Yang Shu-chun from Chinese Taipei will both be looking to make a slice of Olympic history when the Taekwondo competition kicks off at ExCeL tomorrow.
7th August 2012

Reade ready for BMX contest
Shanaze Reade says she is ready to embrace the expectation on her shoulders from the Host Nation when the London 2012 Olympic Games BMX competition begins tomorrow.
7th August 2012

Day 12 Review: USA trio enjoy golden night
After having to settle for silver in the last two Olympic Games, USA athlete Allyson Felix finally got her hands on a gold medal with a brilliant run in the 200m final.
8th August 2012

Bonilla adds Olympic gold
World champion Joel Gonzalez Bonilla claimed Olympic gold with victory over Republic of Korea's Lee Daehoon in the final of the men's -58kg.
8th August 2012

Chen at her dominant best
Defending Olympic Games champion Chen Ruolin re-established China's dominance in the Diving pool by bettering her rivals in the first round of the women's 10m Platform tonight.
8th August 2012

Wu defends Olympic crown
China's Wu Jingyu successfully defended her -49kg Olympic Taekwondo title with victory over Spaniard Brigitte Yague Enrique at ExCeL.
8th August 2012

Argentina edge out rivals Brazil
Argentina held off a late rally to beat South American rivals Brazil 82-77 and make it to the semi-finals of an Olympic Games for the third straight time.
8th August 2012

USA duo complete golden hat-trick
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh of the USA won gold in the all-American final of the women's Beach Volleyball at Horse Guards Parade.
8th August 2012

Round-up: Hoy leads GB in Velodrome dominance
Hosts Great Britain dominated the London 2012 Track Cycling competition at the Olympic Velodrome with a haul of seven gold medals from 10 events.
8th August 2012

Golden leap for Reese
Brittney Reese completed a good night for the USA by claiming victory in the women's Long Jump.
8th August 2012

Merritt storms to Hurdles gold
The USA enjoyed a one-two in the men's 110m Hurdles as Aries Merritt secured victory in 12.92, the fastest time in the world this year.
8th August 2012

Argentina women move through
World champions Argentina moved through to the final of the Olympic Games women's Hockey tournament with a narrow 2-1 success over Great Britain at the Riverbank Arena.
8th August 2012

Biggest crowd ever expected at London 2012 Paralympic Games
With just three weeks to go to the London 2012 Paralympic Games more tickets have been sold for the competition than ever before in the event's history.
8th August 2012

Mitchell ran on broken leg
Any athlete complaining of a minor injury during London 2012 had their troubles put firmly in perspective today after it was confirmed that USA's Manteo Mitchell ran on a broken leg.
9th August 2012

Norway through to Handball final
Heidi Loke scored eight goals and Norway stayed on course for a second successive Olympic Games gold medal in women's Handball as they reached Saturday's final with a 31-25 victory over the Republic of Korea.
9th August 2012

Willoughby into BMX semi-finals
Australian world champion Sam Willoughby edged through to the semi-finals on the second day of BMX competition at London 2012.
9th August 2012

Germany shock Australia to take final spot
Defending Olympic champions Germany twice came from behind to beat world number ones and red-hot favourites Australia 4-2 and book their place in the men's final.
9th August 2012

USA to contest Volleyball final
Not even the brilliance of Kim Yeong-Koung could stop the USA from booking their place in a third Olympic Games women's Volleyball final via a 3-0 win this afternoon.
9th August 2012

Yoshida completes Olympic hat-trick
Saori Yoshida won her third successive Olympic gold to maintain Japan's dominance of women's Freestyle Wrestling at London 2012.
9th August 2012

Irish delight as Taylor wins gold
Ireland's Katie Taylor added Olympic Games gold to her four World Championships titles today - but she was made to work hard for her 10-8 win over Russia's Sofya Ochigava amid an extraordinary atmosphere at ExCeL.
9th August 2012

Eaton builds Decathlon lead
World record holder Ashton Eaton will take a 222-point lead into the remaining two events of the Decathlon after responding well to the challenge of USA team-mate Trey Hardee.
9th August 2012

Sailors must wait for medals
The leading men's 470 crews will have to wait until tomorrow for their assault on Olympic Games gold after today's Sailing session was postponed due to low wind.
9th August 2012

Adams claims historic gold
Nicola Adams sealed her golden moment with an Ali shuffle as she overwhelmed China's double world champion Ren Cancan 16-7 to be crowned the first-ever Olympic women's Boxing champion at ExCeL.
9th August 2012

Dmitrieva on top after first qualification day
Russia's Daria Dmitrieva topped qualifying today in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All-Around competition.
9th August 2012

Last-gasp goal earns Canada bronze
Diana Matheson scored a last-minute goal to earn Canada the Olympic women's Football bronze medal at the expense of France at the City of Coventry Stadium.
9th August 2012

Top seed books last-eight place
Top seeded Servet Tazegul booked a place in the quarter-finals after defeating Terrence Jennings of the USA 8-6 in the men's -68kg Taekwondo preliminaries.
9th August 2012

Gold success for Crismanich
Sebastian Eduardo Crismanich tonight secured gold for Argentina in the men's Taekwondo -80kg division.
10th August 2012

Hwang retains Taekwondo title
The Republic of Korea's Hwang Kyung-Seon successfully defended her Olympic Games title in the -67kg division tonight and became the first woman to win Taekwondo medals in three successive Games.
10th August 2012

USA set up Spain showdown
The USA's men will face Spain for gold on Sunday in a rematch of the Beijing 2008 Olympic final after dispatching Argentina 109-83.
10th August 2012

Brazil complete a final double
Brazil's men matched the achievements of their female counterparts tonight by booking their place in the Olympic Volleyball final.
10th August 2012

Bahamas celebrate Relay gold
The Bahamas stormed to gold in the men's 4 x 400m Relay final at the Olympic Stadium tonight.
10th August 2012

Republic of Korea claim Football first
Republic of Korea claimed their first-ever Olympic Games Football medal as they saw off Japan to secure bronze 2-0 at the Millennium Stadium.
10th August 2012

Lavillenie takes Pole Vault title
Renaud Lavillenie took gold in the men's Pole Vault at the Olympic Stadium.
10th August 2012

Hammer gold for Lysenko
Russia's Tatyana Lysenko has won gold in the women's Hammer Throw with an Olympic Games record of 78.18m.
10th August 2012

Alptekin edges out Bulut for gold
Asli Cakir Alptekin tonight won gold in the women's 1500m at the Olympic Stadium.
10th August 2012

Golden night for Netherlands
Netherlands successfully defended their women's Hockey title tonight with a 2-0 victory over Argentina.
10th August 2012

Defar claims 5000m gold
Ethiopia's Meseret Defar tonight produced an impressive display to claim gold in the 5000m final.
10th August 2012

Murata is Middle man
Japan's Ryota Murata edged a close final against Brazil's Esquiva Falcao Florentino 14-13 to win Middle Weight gold on an action-packed night at the ExCeL.
11th August 2012

High five as USA women take title
The USA women's team extended their own record as they won a fifth straight Basketball gold medal by beating France 86-50.
11th August 2012

Norway retain Handball crown
Norway have retained their Olympic Games title in the women's Handball competition after edging a thrilling final against Montenegro 26-23 at the Basketball Arena tonight.
11th August 2012

Boudia edges out rivals to claim gold
David Boudia produced an impressive display to claim gold for the USA in tonight's 10m Platform Diving final.
11th August 2012

Iglesias springs Light Welter surprise
Cuba's Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo upset the form book to beat Ukraine's Denys Berinchyk, in the men's Light Welter Weight final.
11th August 2012

Day 15 Review: Brilliant Bolt clinches Relay gold
Usain Bolt brought the track and field Athletics action at London 2012 to a fittingly brilliant close on Day 15, anchoring the Jamaican 4 x 100m Relay team to gold in a new world record.
11th August 2012

Jamaica claim Relay gold in record time
Usain Bolt produced a storming final leg of the men's 4 x 100m Relay as Jamaica set a new world record to claim a stunning gold.
11th August 2012

Rabente stars as Germany claim gold
Jan Philipp Rabente was the unlikely hero as he scored twice to help Germany successfully defend their Olympic Games men's Hockey title with a 2-1 victory over the Netherlands.
11th August 2012

Taymazov claims third successive gold
Artur Taymazov has cemented his place in Freestyle Wrestling history after defeating Davit Modzmanashvili to win his third successive gold in the men's 120kg Freestyle division.
11th August 2012

USA women storm to 4 x 400m crown
The USA claimed an emphatic victory in the Olympic Stadium as they stormed to the women's 4 x 400m Relay title.
11th August 2012

Chicherova leaps to High Jump victory
Russia's Anna Chicherova claimed women's High Jump gold with a commanding performance tonight.
11th August 2012

Zou and Campbell hit the heights
China's Zou Shiming has retained his Light Fly Weight Olympic Boxing title after claiming victory in the gold-medal match against Thailand's Kaeo Pongprayoon.
11th August 2012

Walcott edges thrilling Javelin final
Trinidad and Tobago's Keshorn Walcott won gold in the men's Javelin Throw after a thrilling final at the Olympic Stadium.
11th August 2012

Brazil retain title after thrilling final
Brazil retained their Olympic women's Volleyball title courtesy of a simply brilliant final performance against the USA at Earls Court.
11th August 2012

Savinova storms to 800m victory
Russia's Mariya Savinova tonight added Olympic Games gold to her world title with a commanding victory in the 800m in a season's best and world-leading time of 1:56.19.
11th August 2012

Rublevska sets early Modern Pentathlon pace
The fencing part of the women's Modern Pentathlon was won by Latvia's Elena Rublevska at the Copper Box this morning.
12th August 2012

Round-up: Hungary and Germany sprint stars
Hungary and Germany were the stars of Canoe Sprint at the London 2012 Olympic Games but other countries had their moments of glory too.
12th August 2012

Round-up: Crowds flock to high-standard Football
The standard of Football delivered by London 2012 was so high Brazil's wait for that elusive first Olympic triumph continues despite their strong team after Mexico took men's gold
12th August 2012

Round-up: Ainslie sets record as Australia rules waves
Ben Ainslie became the Games' most decorated sailor of all-time at London 2012 but Australia replaced his country Great Britain as the most successful Sailing nation.
12th August 2012

France face final fight to retain title
France will have history in their sights when they play Sweden today as they attempt to become the first team to defend the men's Handball Olympic title.
12th August 2012

USA confident ahead of Spain final
The USA are playing so well going into the men's Basketball final of London 2012 that their coach Mike Krzyzewski has joked that he barely needs to do any work.
12th August 2012

Bolt leads record breakers
Day 15 saw the curtain fall on the track and field action at London 2012, and once again it was Usain Bolt who stole the headlines on a day when 32 gold medals were won.
12th August 2012

Preview: Final day promises to be golden
The London 2012 Olympic Games come to an end with a star-studded Closing Ceremony, but there are still 15 gold medals to be handed out before the festivities commence.
12th August 2012

Usyk takes Heavy Weight title
Ukrainian top seed Oleksandr Usyk won the prestigious Heavy Weight gold medal with a battling performance.
12th August 2012

Golden night for Mandic and Molfetta
Milica Mandic and Carlo Molfetta took gold on a thrilling final night of action in the Taekwondo competition.
12th August 2012

Closing Ceremony sends off Olympic athletes with world's biggest party
A galaxy of world-famous musicians and fashion icons have performed at the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games, including George Michael, Tinie Tempah, Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, The Spice Girls and The Who.
12th August 2012

Review: 'Dream Team' end the dream Games
As the curtain fell on London 2012, the USA overcame some fierce resistance from Spain to land their fifth Basketball gold in the six Olympic Games since the start of the 'Dream Team' era on a gripping final day of action.
12th August 2012

Asadauskaite wins final gold
Lithuania's Laura Asadauskaite claimed the final gold medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games with victory in the women's Modern Pentathlon competition.
12th August 2012

Croatia secure Water Polo gold
Croatia secured their first men's Water Polo Olympic Games gold medal with an 8-6 win over Italy in the final this afternoon.
12th August 2012

'Happy and glorious': praise for the London 2012 Olympic Games
International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge declared the London 2012 Olympic Games 'happy and glorious' as the spectacular Closing Ceremony brought the curtain down on the Games.
13th August 2012

Team GB medallists support local sports participation
Team GB medal winners past and present, HRH the Duke of Cambridge, UK Prime Minister Rt Hon David Cameron MP and Chairman of the London 2012 Organising Committee Seb Coe are backing the Join In Local Sport campaign which encourages people to take part in
13th August 2012

London 2012 organisers awarded Olympic Orders
Key people involved in the organisation of the London 2012 Olympic Games have been awarded Olympic Orders in recognition of their hard work and achievements over the last seven years.
14th August 2012

London's conquering heroes head home as Paralympics prepare for another sell-out
They came, they saw and many of them conquered. But all good things must come to an end. Yesterday Britain began bidding farewell to the 10,000 athletes who had called Stratford their home as organisers began the herculean task of readying the Olympic Par
14th August 2012

Paralympic Flame to go to new heights
As the countdown begins to the London 2012 Paralympic Games, the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has revealed details of how the Paralympic Flame will be created and the route it will take during the 24-hour Torch Relay.
15th August 2012

Mountain cauldrons will spark Paralympic torch relay
Giant cauldrons will be lit on the four highest peaks in Britain to mark the start of the Paralympic torch relay. Organisers today unveiled plans for the 24-hour relay which is significantly smaller than the procession which preceded the larger Olympic Ga
15th August 2012

Record number of women to compete at London 2012 Paralympic Games
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has announced that a record number of women are set to take part in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
16th August 2012

Fans get extra 200,000 tickets for Paralympics
The flame for the Paralympic torch will be kindled at the summit of each home nation's highest peak
16th August 2012

Giant Paralympic Agitos launched in Cardiff
With less than two weeks to go until the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, a giant set of Paralympic Agitos - the symbol for the Paralympic Games - has today been launched outside Cardiff City Hall. This is the first of five sets of Agitos that w
18th August 2012

Third in the table? We'll do better than that, vow Paralympians
Head of UK Sport claims British team can go one better than their able-bodied compatriots.
18th August 2012

Lee Pearson: 'I prepare with curry, Malibu and Coke'
He has nine gold medals from three Paralympics, and there's more on offer next month. But this hellraising hero is not your average role model. Emily Dugan meets Lee Pearson.
19th August 2012

London will be the greatest! Countdown to the Paralympics
The growing number of nations competing in the Paralympics - and expanded coverage - can only improve attitudes to disability
19th August 2012

Eva Loeffler appointed Mayor of the Paralympic Village
Eva Loeffler, daughter of the founder of the Paralympic Games Ludwig Guttmann, has been appointed Mayor of the London 2012 Paralympic Village.
20th August 2012

Transformation for the Paralympic Games well underway
After a spectacular Olympic Games, the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has been busy undertaking a huge transitional operation to make the Paralympic Games equally successful.
22nd August 2012

'Ellie Simmonds was inspirational. Now it's my turn to win gold'
Team GB's swimmers have high hopes of success in London.
22nd August 2012

Village people bring Stratford back to life for the Paralympics
It all went quiet for a bit - but now the Paralympic athletes are arriving in force. Tom Peck meets a few medal hopefuls.
23rd August 2012

Jordan withdraws athletes from Paralympics over alleged sex offences during pre-Games training in Northern Ireland
Three members of the Jordanian Paralympic squad charged with sex offences will not be taking part in the Games, organisers have confirmed.
23rd August 2012

Paralympic Games: Cauldron lit ahead of torch relay
A ceremonial cauldron has been lit in London's Trafalgar Square to launch the Paralympic torch relay.
24th August 2012

Paralympics: Dangerous games
Why are some Paralympians injuring themselves? To win, says Simon Usborne, who examines the murky world of boosting.
24th August 2012

The unusual superpowers: why the little nations thrive
What is it that makes a top Paralympic Team? Is it a world-class healthcare system and a vibrant economy?
25th August 2012

London 2012: Cauldron is lit, now the athletes get set to fire up spectators
Best-ever Paralympic Games will simply 'blow away' the watching public, says Lord Coe.
25th August 2012

Paralympics wheelchair bookings 'discriminate', MP says
The organisers of the Paralympic Games have been accused of discrimination for making wheelchair users book tickets via a business rate phone number.
26th August 2012

Paralympic cauldron is lit on Edinburgh's Mound
Celebrations are under way in Scotland after a cauldron was lit in Edinburgh as part of the Paralympic Games torch relay.
26th August 2012

London 2012: 'GB success the key to a good Games'
Paralympics chief says home medals on the first day will fire up the feelgood factor.
27th August 2012

Cyclist Simon Richardson lights last Paralympic cauldron in Cardiff
An injured cyclist whose Paralympics dream was dashed by a drink-driver ignited the last cauldron to be lit ahead of the 2012 games.
27th August 2012

Village people bring Stratford back to life for the Paralympics
It all went quiet for a bit - but now the Paralympic athletes are arriving in force. Tom Peck meets a few medal hopefuls.
28th August 2012

Paralympics: Pomp, ceremony... and possibly well-played, Coldplay
After the Olympic opening ceremony superbly managed to showcase the wide and eclectic history of British music, featuring everything from "Chariots of Fire" to Dizzee Rascal, the standard for any future music-related goings on during London 2012 was set v
28th August 2012

Paralympics 2012: weather set fair for opening ceremony
Forecasters say band of cloud and rain should have cleared by evening, with only a small risk of showers over east London.
29th August 2012

Stephen Hawking to feature as narrator at Paralympic opening ceremony
Directors say ceremony is about challenging perceptions and will be very different from Danny Boyle's.
29th August 2012

Paralympics 2012 opening ceremony: 'It's a real carnival atmosphere'
Inside the Olympic stadium, the excitement is building.
29th August 2012

Indian athlete who captivated nation left out of all-male Paralympic team
As in every previous Paralympics, India has entered no women, to the disappointment of Deepa Malik.
30th August 2012

The Congolese Paralympian who first saw a racing wheelchair just weeks ago
Dedeline Mibamba Kimbata, who lost both legs to a landmine, has won a wildcard to race in the T54 100m
30th August 2012

Paralympics 2012: Powerlifter Anthony Peddle hangs up his stretch suit
'Shoot me if you see me in Lycra again,' says lifter No Rio for ParalympicsGB's former champion.
30th August 2012

Paralympics 2012: Spanish swimmer leaves violent past for glory in the pool
Sebastián Rodríguez, who was jailed for his part in leftwing terror attacks, is competing for his 13th Paralympic medal in London.
30th August 2012

Paralympic Games opening ceremony dominates newspaper front pages
The London Paralympics 2012 opening ceremony provided an uplifting set of front pages across Britain's national newspapers on Thursday morning, with extravagant picture splashes featuring giant umbrellas, "floating" Paralympians and a rousing address from
30th August 2012

Paralympics 2012: Jody Cundy erupts in fury after disqualificiation
Cyclist yells at British officials after false start ends dream GB's Jon-Allan Butterworth gets silver behind Alfonso Cabello
31st August 2012

Paralympic athlete and 7/7 survivor: 'I've just got to keep going'
Martine Wright, who lost both legs in 2005 London bombings, makes debut in British women's sitting volleyball team.
31st August 2012

Britain's Richard Whitehead wins 200m gold in thrilling final
Whitehead a second clear of rival Shaquille Vance Every one of the nine runners sets a personal best
1st September 2012

Paralympics 2012: More family fortunes for Sarah and Barney Storey
Sarah wins gold in 500m time trial for C4 and C5 Couple have three of Britain's four cycling golds so far
1st September 2012

Paralympics 2012: Cyclist Jody Cundy wins bronze and looks to Rio for gold
Following disqualification from the kilo - and a public outburst - rider crushes opponent in the bronze medal 4km pursuit race.
1st September 2012

Oscar Pistorius and Arnu Fourie seek room at the top at Paralympics
South Africans share room before T44 200m final 'It's going to be awkward,' says Pistorius.
1st September 2012

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