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Football gold for Mexico

Jorge Enriquez of Mexico falls to the ground with jubilation as team-mates celebrate winning the gold medal after the Men's Football Final between Brazil and Mexico on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley Stadium on August 11, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Mexico's players celebrated after winning gold in the men's football final match between Brazil and Mexico at Wembley stadium during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Spain's football team crashes out of Games

Juan Mata

Spain's bid to add Olympic gold to their world and European titles ended in failure on Sunday with a shock 1-0 loss to Honduras.

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 6

Melanie Schlanger

Our live coverage of Day 6 of the London Olympics has now concluded. We'll be back tomorrow at 5.30pm (AEST), bringing you all the action live as it happens.

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Live coverage: London Olympics Day 5

Magnussen

Daniel Sankey It's agony for James Magnussen tonight — he's missed gold in the men's 100m freestyle by 0.01 seconds.

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Live coverage: London Olympics Day 7

Eamon Sullivan

Daniel Sankey Welcome to our live coverage of Day 7 at the London Olympics. It's the day when the swimming, cycling and athletics all collide — and Australia has a host of medal chances in each of the three events.

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Bowed Booth comes clean on village green

Josh Booth.

Caroline Wilson In a corner of English heaven Josh Booth's private hell went public.

Fulfilled: the greatest of expectations

Richard Hinds A gold medallist lay prone on the track. Sheer relief had, momentarily, eclipsed any sense of jubilation. The roar of the crowd still pounded in the ears.

'Second to a Brit': Australia's Olympic journey so far

Mitchell Watt celebrates winning silver.

Greg Baum Last night, Mitchell Watt represented Australia's last fingerhold on its Olympic dignity.

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Best of British: hope turns to glory

Ennis

Richard Hinds A gold medallist lay prone on the track. Sheer relief had, momentarily, eclipsed any sense of jubilation. The roar of the crowd still pounded in the ears.

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Force kids to do sport: Coates

Olympics 2012, AUSTRALIAN Olympic Committee president John Coates.

Caroline Wilson, London Olympic chief John Coates has urged Australian swimming to ''have a look at themselves'' and also blamed the federal government's failure to introduce compulsory school sport in the wake of...

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Coates: compulsory sport a missing link in medal evolution

John Coates

Caroline Wilson THE president of the Australian Olympic Committee, John Coates, has urged Australian swimming to ''have a look at themselves'' and has blamed the federal government's failure to introduce compulsory...

Live coverage: London Olympics Day 9

Usain Bolt

Phil Lutton It's the day we've all been waiting for ... men's 100m final day. The day when Usain Bolt can etch his name in history by defending his crown as the world's fastest man.

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An underhand grab for glory, with a painful twist

Australia's coach John Fox

Robert Dillon Call it dirty pool. At the highest level of any sport, you are always likely to encounter competitors with a whatever-it-takes mentality, who have no qualms about making the quantum leap from...

Shock gold marks gymnast out as face of Rio 2016

Brazilian gymnast Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti.

Phil Lutton Like stories about venues not being ready on time and dissertations on what athletes wear to the Opening Ceremony, having a bona fide "Face of The Games" is obligatory for Olympic hosts in the modern...

Fears that deliberate losses are widespread

China's Yu Yang

Samantha Lane ATHLETES are angry. Officials are embarrassed. But more significantly, Olympic competition is tainted.

Irish eyeing gold as Taylor swings into action

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06:  Katie Taylor of Ireland

Peter Hanlon Great Britain suffered a rare defeat on Monday, when rowdy support for the game efforts of a Liverpudlian female boxer was drowned out by a gathering of delirious, flag-waving Irish singing Fields Of...

Try telling Irish hope women's boxing shouldn't be in the Games

Katie Taylor

Great Britain suffered a rare defeat on Monday, when rowdy support for the game efforts of a Liverpudlian female boxer were drowned out by a gathering of flag-waving Irish singing The Fields Of...

Fan with tickets to every day of Olympics dies at the velodrome

Conrad Readman tweeted this photograph of himself with actor Zachary Levi outside the London Olympics Aquatic Centre. He wrote:

A British sports fan who had tickets for every day of the London Olympics died after collapsing at the velodrome at the Olympic Park, media reports say.

Weight of expectation too much for Steiner as Salimi takes gold

Weightlifter

Phil Lutton As one Olympic champion brutally crumpled to the floor, another rose to iconic status in his home country during a dramatic final session of weightlifting at London's ExCel Centre.

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Battle-hardened coach at peace with past as Kookaburras chase fickle fortune

Greg Baum IT IS the blank that can never be filled in, the itch that can't be scratched. In 16 years as an Australian hockey international, Ric Charlesworth estimates he played against New Zealand 30 times and...