TAKE A LOOK-London Olympic Games

Wed Aug 1, 2012 3:52am IST

The London 2012 Olympics Games are under way with a raft of medals up for
grabs each day while drama and controversy are never far away  
    (For complete coverage on the web, please go to
www.reuters.com/london-olympics-2012/) 
    
LATEST NEWS
> Phelps makes history with record 19th medal                    
> Most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps                         
> Swimming-Phelps claims ultimate Olympic record                 
> Unease, anger as Chinese swimmer fights doping doubts          
> Gymnastics-Fierce Five leave rivals sobbing                    
> Swimming-U.S. team steps back from coach's drugs comments      
> Swimming-IOC hints that China's Ye is clean                    
> Tennis-Tsonga downs Raonic in record Games duel                
> Soccer-Cold War edge as U.S. women beat North Korea            
> Beach volleyball-Eleventh time a charm for Brazil pair         
> No regrets over 'Twitter Games' for IOC                        
> Volleyball-Bulgaria serve up thrashing for fancied Poland      
> Water polo-Agony for Spain, Hungary lose again                 
> Train fault causes delays for London transport                 
> Weightlifting-Lin brightens China mood with gold               
> IOC must implement new ticketing system, says BOA chief        
> Police make arrest over tweets to diver Daley                  
> Chinese paper says sorry for calling lifter "shameful"         
> Soccer-Swiss player expelled for "insulting" tweet             

 BEHIND THE SCENES
> Water polo-Royal rumble excites prince despite loss            
> Handball-Iceland coach hails wonder half                       
> Weightlifting-British also-ran inspires and entertains         
> Queen's granddaughter a right royal medallist                  
> Tennis-India's Paes in sixth Games with 94th partner           
> Portugal to probe sailor Borges after she "quits" Games        
> Fencing-S.Korean Shin misses out on bronze after protest       
> Sweet Dreams 20 years later as U.S. rolls                      
> Boxing-Cardiff camp helps set Afghani Faisal free              
> Britons get glimpse of "future of television"                  
> Olympics fans find ways to circumvent NBC's online control     
  

 100 METRES: THE PUREST TEST
> Athletics-100 metres remains the purest test                   
> Athletics-The men's 100 metres: How fast could they go?        
> Athletics-Bolt can run 9.4s says IAAF President                
> Athletics-History of men's 100 metres                          
> Athletics-Johnson scandal still reverberates                   
> Athletics-Does nature or nurture make a top sprinter           
> Athletics-Training the brain for a mind-blowing 100 final      
> Athletics-Penpix of leading 100 metres contenders              
> Athletics-Men's 100 metres betting odds                        
> Athletics-Men's 100m winners/times                             
    
 POLITICS AT THE GAMES 
> Judo-Women fighters back Saudi hijab decision                  
> Lewis surprised at Romney's critical comments                  
> Olympics ticket broker to co-host Romney fundraiser            
> Hockey-Britain face Argentina after sour Falklands row         
> Soccer-Giggs asks Welsh not to boo British anthem              

THE MONEY OF SPORT 
> Qatar eyes major global sporting role                          
> NBC gets Twitter backlash over Olympics but record TV audience 
> Wrecking ball awaits art deco Olympic volleyball venue         
> U.S. athletes stage Twitter protest over ad rules              
> GE says London Olympics bring in $100 mln in sales             
> Britain and Australia battle for big sports projects           
 
ODD AND WONDERFUL
> Archery-Bat and ball and bow and arrow in bizarre mix          
> Pssst ... want to buy some chewing gum?                        
> Memorable quotes from the 2012 London Olympics                 
> Archery-Chopsticks, kimchi fingers the key to success          
> No evidence that sex spoils sport                              
> Queen's "Bond girl" stunt crowns majestic rebrand              

BRITAIN AS HOST
> London tourist trade suffers from Olympic effect               
> A pound for playing but Games bring global kudos               
> A Village in name, if not reality                              
> Small English school will make splash at Games                 
     
THE OLYMPICS IN PICTURES AND GRAPHICS     
For Olympic pictures, please click on           link.reuters.com/req45k
For Olympic graphics, please click on           link.reuters.com/gev59s
    
MEDAL TABLE
Complete medals table at the end of day four                     
  

 (Created by Sonya Hepinstall)
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