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Yi wins first London Olympics gold

London Olympics 2012Final of the  10m air rifle for women , Siling Yi from China celebrates winning goldPhoto Pat Scala The AgeSaturday the 28th of July 2012

Yi Siling of China won the first gold medal of the London Olympics as Michael Phelps just qualified for his first swimming final by seven-hundredths of a second.

Olympic ring-ins: soldiers drafted to fill empty seats

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British soldiers have been drafted in to fill empty seats at the London 2012 Olympics after prime blocks of seating at the Aquatics Centre and gymnastics arena went unused on the first day 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.

Royals take gold in having a good time

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William.

Zoe Williams hasn't seen royals having so much fun since, well, Wallis Simpson.

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Six to watch: Thursday 9 August

Scott Spits The open-water swimming begins, Usain Bolt aims for his 'double-double' in the men's 200m, there's women's boxing, handball finals and plenty more.

Usain Bolt creates history as first man to defend Olympic sprint double

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Michael Gleeson Jamaican superstar Usain Bolt has created history, becoming the first man to successfully defend the sprint double at an Olympics with victory in the 200m in 19.

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John Huxley

London, let the showdown begin

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John Huxley Long before the last firework of the 2008 Beijing Games had fizzled out, Sydney and London, Olympic cities past and future, were winding each other up, exchanging their own friendly fire.

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Will it rain on London's grand Olympics parade?

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Here's a thought - what happens if it rains all the way through the London Olympics?

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Why should Bolt and Phelps get all the attention?

28th June 2012, Story by Fleta Page ,  Canberra Times Photo, Colleen Petch,  Champion Table Tennis player in the over 60's division Glenys Joliffe at the ACT Table Tennis Centre in Kingston

Chris Dutton Sure, you’ll probably be able to see London’s Olympic Stadium from space when cameras flash for the 10 seconds of the men’s 100 metres sprint.