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Two Saudi women will compete in the London 2012 Games, said the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Sarah Attar (photo, from bbc.co.uk) will compete in the 800m and Wodjan Ali Seraj Abdulrahim Shahrakhani in the judo competition above 78kg. (more…)

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Tens of thousands of rugby fans gathered in Auckland to attend the opening ceremony (photo, from bbcimg.co.uk) of what prime minister John Key described as the biggest event New Zealand has staged. (more…)

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Some of the beneficial effects of the workout might be undone by taking vitamins after exercise, suggests research. (more…)

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The International Gymnastic Federation (FIG), cleared the five Chinese gymnasts who were suspected of being underage at the Beijing Olympics. (photo, from bbc.co.uk) (more…)

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An investigation has been instigated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), into the ages of several Chinese gold-medal-winning gymnasts. In order to confirm that five gymnasts were old enough to compete, China has been asked to hand over extra documents. (more…)

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With victory in the 4x100m medley, swimmer Michael Phelps (photo, from bbc.co.uk) won his eighth Olympic gold medal of the Beijing Games, in order to beat the record established by Mark Spitz in 1972, where he won seven. (more…)

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Two US tourists and a Chinese tour guide have been attacked by a Chinese man, who killed one of the Americans, before killing himself by jumping to his death from the second storey of the Drum Tower (photo), which is a popular tourist spot. (more…)

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