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US, South African Swimmers Set World Records in London

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 8:50 pm (UTC-5)
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American and South African swimmers posted world records on Sunday, but China led in the overall medal count after the second full day of competition at the London Summer Olympics. Dana Vollmer of the United States took the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter butterfly in world record time. Vollmer, the reigning world champion, swam […]

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US, France Win Swimming Gold

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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American swimmer Dana Vollmer took the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter butterfly in world record time Sunday at the London Summer Olympics. Vollmer, the reigning world champion, swam the 100 meters in just 55.98 seconds. China’s Lu Ying won the silver and Alicia Coutts of Australia took the bronze. In the men’s swimming 4×100 […]

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US Swimmer Vollmer Wins Women’s Olympic Gold

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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American swimmer Dana Vollmer took the gold medal in the women’s 100-meter butterfly in world record time Sunday at the London Summer Olympics. Vollmer, the reigning world champion, swam the 100 meters in just 55.98 seconds. China’s Lu Ying won the silver and Alicia Coutts of Australia took the bronze. Also Sunday, North Korea won […]

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Olympic Organizers Investigate Empty Seats

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Organizers of the London Olympics are investigating why there have been so many empty seats in the stands at multiple sporting events in the first days of competition. Television images showed empty rows of seats at Wimbledon, the Aquatics Centre, soccer stadiums and other venues, prompting angry complaints from fans who were unable to purchase […]

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US vs French NBA Players London Olympics

Posted July 29th, 2012 at 5:25 am (UTC-5)
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The latest version of U.S. basketball’s so-called Dream Team is set to make its debut Sunday at the London Olympics. National Basketball Association players Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and LeBron James of the Miami Heat face off against their French counterparts – some of whom are also NBA players. The French basketball […]

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Lochte takes Olympic Gold in Medley, Phelps 4th

Posted July 28th, 2012 at 5:50 pm (UTC-5)
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American swimmer Ryan Lochte crushed rival Michael Phelps and the rest of the field Saturday, to win the 400-meter individual medley at the Summer Olympic Games in London. Thiago Pereira of Brazil finished second, barely edging Japan’s Kosuke Hagino, who won the bronze. Phelps, who trailed most of the race, came in fourth, more than […]

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Surprises, Upsets at Saturday’s Olympic Games

Posted July 28th, 2012 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Athletes at the Summer Olympic Games in London are getting down to business on Saturday, following Friday evening’s lavish opening ceremony. China earned the first gold medal of the Games when Yi Siling won the women’s 10-meter air rifle competition, while competitive shooter Bahai al-Hamad became the first woman from Qatar to participate in the […]

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‘Firsts’ for Qatar, Albania at Olympic Games

Posted July 28th, 2012 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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A competitive shooter has become the first Qatari woman to participate in an Olympic event while an Albanian weightlifter earned the distinction of being the first athlete ejected from the 2012 games for doping. Qatar’s Bahai al-Hamad broke her country’s gender barrier on Saturday by taking part in the qualifying round of the 10-meter air […]

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Hyde Park Completely Open After Safety Concern

Posted July 28th, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Police say Hyde Park is completely open after investigating reports of a suspicious package. Authorities earlier cleared part of the park in central London Saturday, the first day of Olympic compition. A senior officer told a VOA correspondent a suspicious package was found near the Russia House Exhibition Center, a display sponsored by the Russian […]

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Alert for Suspicious Package in London’s Hyde Park

Posted July 28th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Police began clearing portions of Hyde Park in central London Saturday morning, the first day of Olympic competition. London police told VOA that a portion of the park near the Albert Memorial was cleared after a suspicious package was discovered. A senior officer told a VOA correspondent the suspicious package was found near the Russia […]

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