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Aug 2, 2012

Germany take gold after double relegation

LONDON (Reuters) – Germany ended up with gold in the Olympic women’s track cycling team sprint on Thursday after original winners China were relegated to second for a takeover infringement having earlier broken two world records.

Hosts and medal hopefuls Britain had been disqualified in the first round for another illegal changeover.

Aug 2, 2012

Cycling: Germany take gold after double relegation

LONDON (Reuters) – Germany ended up with gold in the Olympic women’s track cycling team sprint on Thursday after original winners China were relegated to second for a takeover infringement having earlier broken two world records.

Hosts and medal hopefuls Britain had been disqualified in the first round for another illegal changeover.

Aug 2, 2012

Olympics-Cycling-Germany take gold after double relegation

LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Germany ended up with gold in the
Olympic women’s track cycling team sprint on Thursday after
original winners China were relegated to second for a takeover
infringement having earlier broken two world records.

Hosts and medal hopefuls Britain had been disqualified in
the first round for another illegal changeover.

Aug 1, 2012

Britain basks in glory after Wiggins feat

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s BBC runs the country’s most recognised sports person of the year award and although it is only August 1, Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins can pretty much mortgage his house on winning.

The fact fellow rider Mark Cavendish took last year’s award after being crowned world champion and winning the Tour points classification shows how huge cycling has become in Britain in a short space of time having once been seen as a minority sport.

Aug 1, 2012

Cycling: Britain basks in glory after Wiggins feat

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s BBC runs the country’s most recognized sports person of the year award and although it is only August 1, Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion Bradley Wiggins can pretty much mortgage his house on winning.

The fact fellow rider Mark Cavendish took last year’s award after being crowned world champion and winning the Tour points classification shows how huge cycling has become in Britain in a short space of time having once been seen as a minority sport.

Aug 1, 2012

Olympics-Cycling-Britain basks in glory after Wiggins feat

LONDON, Aug 1 (Reuters) – Britain’s BBC runs the country’s
most recognised sports person of the year award and although it
is only Aug. 1, Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion
Bradley Wiggins can pretty much mortgage his house on winning.

The fact fellow rider Mark Cavendish took last year’s award
after being crowned world champion and winning the Tour points
classification shows how huge cycling has become in Britain in a
short space of time having once been seen as a minority sport.

Jul 31, 2012

Volleyball: Bulgaria steal the show, U.S. win

LONDON (Reuters) – Favorites Brazil and holders the United States won as expected on Tuesday but Bulgaria’s Tsvetan Sokolov sent mini-shockwaves through the men’s Olympic volleyball with a booming serve that floored fancied Poland 3-1.

At a rocking Earl’s Court Arena decked out with the flags of the competing nations, the second round of six pool matches came and went in a blur of blocks and spikes with only Sokolov’s prodigious leap and Pete Sampras-like serve standing out.

Jul 31, 2012

Bulgaria steal the show, U.S. win

LONDON (Reuters) – Favourites Brazil and holders the United States won as expected on Tuesday but Bulgaria’s Tsvetan Sokolov sent mini-shockwaves through the men’s Olympic volleyball with a booming serve that floored fancied Poland 3-1.

At a rocking Earl’s Court Arena decked out with the flags of the competing nations, the second round of six pool matches came and went in a blur of blocks and spikes with only Sokolov’s prodigious leap and Pete Sampras-like serve standing out.

Jul 31, 2012

Olympics-Volleyball-Bulgaria steal the show, U.S. win

LONDON, July 31 (Reuters) – Favourites Brazil and holders
the United States won as expected on Tuesday but Bulgaria’s
Tsvetan Sokolov sent mini-shockwaves through the men’s Olympic
volleyball with a booming serve that floored fancied Poland 3-1.

At a rocking Earl’s Court Arena decked out with the flags of
the competing nations, the second round of six pool matches came
and went in a blur of blocks and spikes with only Sokolov’s
prodigious leap and Pete Sampras-like serve standing out.

Jul 31, 2012

Volleyball: Internal chaos makes us stronger, say Bulgaria

LONDON (Reuters) – It is difficult to find a nation with as much sporting turmoil as Bulgaria, where coaches and players are hired, fired or resign on a monthly basis and often at the most inopportune times.

In soccer, Levski Sofia had to deal with serious fan violence and a road blockade in the last year while the club also had to cope with three manager resignations with one quitting after nine days.