July 30, 2012 / 7:37 AM / 5 years ago

TAKE A LOOK-London Olympic Games

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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
> Swimming showdown looms, Swiss expelled                        
> London wins early "gold" for slick rush hour                   
> Organisers still under pressure to fill empty seats            
> Swimming-Phelps and Ye cruise through heats                    
> Swimming-Chinese prodigy Ye sets tongues wagging               
> Gymnastics-China blaze to men's team gold ahead of Japan       
> Athletics-Decathlete Eaton will take nothing for granted       
> Cycling-Hard man Cancellara to resume training                 
> Boxing-Hooper proud to show off Aboriginal roots               
> Judo-President's delight at French medal double                
> Shooting-Angry ticket holders denied entry into range          
> Tennis-Top seeds Azarenka, Federer progress                    
> Equestrian-Royal Olympian strong on slippery course            
> Rowing-Mind games begin before "Ashes" clash                   
> What the medals tally tells us about the G7 and BRICS          
> White pushing for Olympic skateboarding                        
                           
BEHIND THE SCENES
> Soccer-Spanish wake up to confront "total failure"             
> Hollywood hits bull's eye for archery                            
> Tough rules reining in equestrian doping                       
> Swimming-Vollmer overcomes butterflies to strike gold          
> Swimming-Adlington finds strength in the crowd                 
> Volleyball-Smith and U.S. mates play by different rules        
> Boxing-Judges biased towards Brits, says irate Brazilian       
> Canoe slalom-Akinyemi enjoys thrill despite swift exit         
> Shooting-Rhode in record books, more chapters to come          
> Table Tennis-Gates flies in to hail "amazing" Hsing            

POLITICS AT THE GAMES 
> Hockey-Britain face Argentina after sour Falklands row         
> Soccer-Giggs asks Welsh not to boo British anthem              
> Swimming-Medallist Lu hits out at Chinese training regimes     
> Saudi Judo athlete to withdraw if hijab banned-paper           

THE MONEY OF SPORT 
> NBC gets Twitter backlash over Olympics but record TV audience 
> 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           
> Tokyo 2020 Games would generate $37 bln - bid chief            
> Games opening sparks betting flurry on filmmaker Boyle         
 
ODD AND WONDERFUL
> Archery-Chopsticks, kimchi fingers the key to success          
> No evidence that sex spoils sport                              
> Queen's "Bond girl" stunt crowns majestic rebrand              
> India gatecrasher identified as cast member                    

BRITAIN AS HOST
> 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

 (Created by Sonya Hepinstall)

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