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Jul 30, 2012

Olympics-Basketball-U.S. loss not inconceivable – Gaze

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Andrew Gaze spent much of his
playing career wondering how any nation would ever get close to
the United States, the usual pick for Olympic gold whose “Dream
Team” aura has faded says the Australian.

Gaze, 47, was spared the likely embarrassment of an
encounter against the star-studded U.S. side at the 1992
Barcelona Games but got a taste at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Jul 30, 2012

Lofty Russians dwarf Brit newcomers

LONDON (Reuters) – A look at the teamsheet before Russia dished out a 37-16 lesson to Britain rather than the statistics afterwards gave a clue as to what was the key factor in the result on Monday. Height.

Beijing silver medallists Russia’s shortest two players are 1.73 metres, while eight of Britain’s squad of 14 are shorter than that and three also stand at the same height.

Jul 30, 2012

Handball: Lofty Russians dwarf Brit newcomers

LONDON (Reuters) – A look at the teamsheet before Russia dished out a 37-16 lesson to Britain rather than the statistics afterwards gave a clue as to what was the key factor in the result on Monday. Height.

Beijing silver medalists Russia’s shortest two players are 1.73 meters, while eight of Britain’s squad of 14 are shorter than that and three also stand at the same height.

Jul 30, 2012

Olympics-Handball-Lofty Russians dwarf Brit newcomers

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – A look at the teamsheet before
Russia dished out a 37-16 lesson to Britain rather than the
statistics afterwards gave a clue as to what was the key factor
in the result on Monday. Height.

Beijing silver medallists Russia’s shortest two players are
1.73 metres, while eight of Britain’s squad of 14 are shorter
than that and three also stand at the same height.

Jul 30, 2012

Hard man Cancellara still in pain

LONDON (Reuters) – Olympic time trial champion Fabian Cancellara still felt pain on a bruised shoulder in training as he bids to defend his title in London after crashing in the men’s road race, the Swiss team said on Monday.

Unable to ride the day after Saturday’s nasty fall, the Swiss four-times time-trial world champion has yet to make a final decision on whether he will compete in the 44km event on Wednesday.

Jul 30, 2012
Jul 30, 2012

Hopeful Cancellara to resume training

LONDON (Reuters) – Olympic time trial champion cyclist Fabian Cancellara hopes to train through the pain in his bid to defend his title in London after crashing in the men’s road race, he told a news conference on Monday.

Unable to train on Sunday, the Swiss cyclist has yet to make a final decision on whether he will defend his title at the time trials, which are scheduled for Wednesday.

Jul 30, 2012

Olympics-Cycling-Hopeful Cancellara to resume training

LONDON, July 30 (Reuters) – Olympic time trial champion
cyclist Fabian Cancellara hopes to train through the pain in his
bid to defend his title in London after crashing in the men’s
road race, he told a news conference on Monday.

Unable to train on Sunday, the Swiss cyclist has yet to make
a final decision on whether he will defend his title at the time
trials, which are scheduled for Wednesday.

Jul 29, 2012

France thrash Britain at packed Copper Box

LONDON (Reuters) – Olympic champions France began the defence of their men’s title with a thumping 44-15 defeat of hosts Britain on Sunday in front of a pumped up and more importantly packed Copper Box.

As an empty seats row broke out earlier in the day, angering Britons who tried and failed to buy tickets in the Games build-up, the vibrant and colourful handball venue provided organisers with some relief.

Jul 29, 2012

Handball: France thrash Britain at packed Copper Box

LONDON (Reuters) – Olympic champions France began the defense of their men’s title with a thumping 44-15 defeat of hosts Britain on Sunday in front of a pumped up and more importantly packed Copper Box.

As an empty seats row broke out earlier in the day, angering Britons who tried and failed to buy tickets in the Games build-up, the vibrant and colourful handball venue provided organizers with some relief.

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