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Aug 2, 2012

Cycling: British men win, China women lose gold

LONDON (Reuters) – Six world records, home joy and two major disqualifications marked the first dramatic day of track cycling at the Olympics on Thursday where Britain’s men retained their team sprint title in front of assembled glitterati.

Chris Hoy picked up his sixth Games medal and fifth gold as Britain beat France in a world record time of 42.600 seconds to leave the London velodrome in ecstasy with Prince William and Prime Minister David Cameron among those cheering in the crowd.

Aug 2, 2012

Olympics-Cycling-British men win, China women lose gold

LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Six world records, home joy and
two major disqualifications marked the first dramatic day of
track cycling at the Olympics on Thursday where Britain’s men
retained their team sprint title in front of assembled
glitterati.

Chris Hoy picked up his sixth Games medal and fifth gold as
Britain beat France in a world record time of 42.600 seconds to
leave the London velodrome in ecstasy with Prince William and
Prime Minister David Cameron among those cheering in the crowd.

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.