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Another gold to Australia in sailing - women’s 470

Australia has added another medal to its count by winning the womens 470 sailing event. Australia won the same event in the mens division. The Netherlands won the silver and the bronze medal went to Brazil. Australia: RECHICHI Elise PARKINSON Tessa Netherlands: de KONING Marcelien BERKHOUT Lobke Brazil: OLIVEIRA Fernanda SWAN Isabel

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 11:55 pm

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Australia wins gold medal in men’s 470 sailing

Australia has won the gold medal in mens 470 two person dingy sailing. Great Britain won the silver and France won the bronze medal. Australia: WILMOT Nathan PAGE Malcolm Great Britain: ROGERS Nick GLANFIELD Joe France: CHARBONNIER Nicolas BAUSSET Olivier

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 11:01 pm

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Most Chinese knew gymnasts were under 16

There has been some heated debating on whether the Chinese gymnasts who won gold in the womens all-round were under 16. This article on NowRepublic says that most Chinese knew that the girls were under 16 years of age and some didnt even know there was an age requirement. We always knew they were under sixteen [...]

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 10:31 pm

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Sporting rivalry between Australia and Great Britian

Australia and England have long been sporting rivals, mostly in cricket, but now with Great Britain doing well in Beijing, the country has their eyes on beating Australia in the medal tally. The head of the Australian Olympic Committee John Coates accused Great Britains swimmers of having bad hygiene and was quoted as saying, “It’s not [...]

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 10:00 pm

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Liu Xiang pulls out of 110 meter hurdles heat - coach breaks down in tears

Everyone in China will be talking about Liu Xiangs shock withdrawal from the 110 meter hurdles at the Beijing Olympics. Liu pulled out of the starting blocks and ran just a few steps before pulling up, limping. He soon exited the arena to the back of the stadium. Liu Xiangs face is plastered all [...]

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 9:41 pm

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Australia wins gold and bronze in women’s triathlon

Australia will get a good boost in its medal rankings after they have won gold and bronze in the womens triathlon. Emma Snowsill won the race with a time of one hour, 58 minutes and 27.66 seconds. The silver medal went to Portugals Vanessa Fernandes who finished in a time of one hour, 59 minutes [...]

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 9:30 pm

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Kobe Bryant’s ‘look-a-like’ gets mobbed

Kobe Bryant is extremely popular in China. Demetrius Andrade who lost his quarterfinal fight in the welter-weight division in boxing is relatively unknown, but he has been getting mobbed by Chinese thinking he is the famous basketball star.

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 7:51 pm

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Day 10 preview of the Beijing Olympics

After yesterdays busy day with 37 gold medals decided, the action becomes a little more sedate with just 18 medals to be decided. At 21:10 Kenyas Ezekiel Kemboi will defend his Olympic title in the mens 3000 meter steeplechase. Pamela Jelimo of Kenya is favorite to win the the gold medal in the womens [...]

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 6:52 pm

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Day 9: August 17th 2008

The small nations are really bringing the medals in now. Estonia (pop: 1.3 million) has a silver won in the Mens Double Sculls in the rowing, Jamaica (pop: 2.7 million) has two golds, a silver and a bronze (all thanks to their sprinters in the 100m), Mongolia (pop: 2.6 million) has a gold (in the [...]

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 4:23 pm

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Kenenisa Bekele from Ethiopia has won the gold in the men’s 10,000 meters - OR

Kenenisa Bekele from Ethiopia has won the gold medal in the mens 10,000 meters setting an Olympic record, with a time of 27:01.17. Sihine Sileshi also from Ethiopia won the silver medal with a time of - 27:02.77. Micah Kogo from Kenya and Moses Ndiema Masai also from Kenya ran the same time of: 27:04.11, but only [...]

Posted on 17 August 2008 | 8:38 am

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Athens Olympic Women's 200m Individual Medley results and medalists

Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalists for Women's 200m Individual Medley will be announced below as results come to hand from Athens. Keep up to date with all the latest Women's 200m Individual Medley news, information and results as well as other events by visiting Athens Olympic Games Blog or our Athens Olympic Games Medal Table.

The winner of the Gold Medal: Yana Klochkova from Ukraine
The winner of the Silver Medal: Amanda Beard from United States
The winner of the Bronze Medal: Kirsty Coventry from Zimbabwe

Medal Contenders:
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