News archive from 30 July 2012

Daley set for bow

Olympics: Team GB poster boy Tom Daley will be hoping to make a splash at London 2012 tomorrow when he competes in the men’s synchronised 10 metres final. Tomorrow afternoon’s event features eight teams who will battle it out over six rounds of...


Heartbroken Paul Radcliffe admits defeat in battle against injury

Olympics: A heartbroken Paula Radcliffe has revealed the extent of her despair after her dreams of making up for previous bitter Olympic disappointments on home soil were extinguished. Radcliffe formally withdrew from the women’s marathon at London...


Armitstead strikes silver

Olympics: Lizzie Armitstead was happy today after claiming Great Britain’s first medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games in the women’s road race, but was a little rueful after missing out on gold. Armitstead was beaten to victory at the end of a...


Midlands fans embrace the five-ring circus

Olympics comment: Football fans in Coventry have been enjoying their chance to get a taste of the London Games following a busy weekend of Olympic football. While much has been made of low turn-outs for events over the opening weekend, the appetite...


Lizzie and Rebecca win 2012 medals

Jul 29 2012 Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead and swimmer Rebecca Adlington have won Great Britain's first medals of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Adlington, 23, won a bronze medal in the women's 400m freestyle final, which was won by Camille Muffat of...


Ceremony beds donated to Tunisia

More than 300 hospital beds which featured in the Olympics opening ceremony to celebrate the National Health Service are to be donated to hospitals in Tunisia. The luminous beds made a special appearance during Danny Boyle's tribute to the health...


Team GB celebrates first medals

Team GB is celebrating its first Olympic medal success after cyclist Lizzie Armitstead battled through torrential rain for a silver and swimmer Rebecca Adlington earned a courageous bronze. Armitstead earned second place in the women's road race on...

Tests on levels of radon gas in Sheffield city centre

Tests on levels of radon gas in Sheffield city centre

TESTS are being carried out at offices and businesses around Sheffield after higher than normal levels of potentially-deadly radon gas were discovered in the city centre. Sheffield Council’s environmental health department has been taking samples in...


World and European champions Spain go crashing out of Games after Honduras loss

They may have added the European Championship to their world champions status last month but Spain have failed to secure a unique third football title at London 2012 after they crashed out of the Olympics.After Jerry Bengtson had headed unfancied...

Daily Mail, 22:29 in Sport

France 44 Great Britain 15: British men suffer heavy defeat in handball debut

Great Britain men's six-year journey in pursuit of the Olympic dream came to fruition, though it ended in a heavy defeat to reigning gold medallists France.It seems a fitting reward that Team GB were able to make their Games debut sharing the court...

Daily Mail, 22:29 in Sport

Shaky start but Team GB canoe kings make it through to slalom semis

Team GB's men safely made it to the semi-finals of the canoe slalom after a nervous start.With only the top 12 qualifying for the semi-finals, Beijing silver medallist David Florence was left languishing in 13th after the first run. The world No 1...

Daily Mail, 22:29 in Sport

Wiggins' medal chances boosted as Evans pulls out of time trial with fatigue

Bradley Wiggins' chances of winning a fourth Olympic gold medal were handed a boost on Sunday, when former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans pulled out of Wednesday's time trial. Evans has been withdrawn from the Games time trial due to fatigue, the...

Daily Mail, 22:29 in Sport

Gandy caught adrift as USA swimming star Vollmer sets 100m butterfly world record

Ellen Gandy was eighth as the United States' Dana Vollmer won the Olympic 100 metres butterfly title in a new world record of 55.98 seconds.For Melbourne-based Gandy it was her first Olympic final and there was little expectation that she would...

Daily Mail, 22:29 in Sport

UK Coal admits fault

MINING company UK Coal admitted that its safety record is "unacceptable' following the court case that saw it fined over the death. The firm’s communications director Andrew Mackintosh said: “UK Coal regrets any injury or loss of life. Our...

Lizzie Armitstead: Great Britain's first medal is made in Yorkshire

Lizzie Armitstead: Great Britain's first medal is made in Yorkshire

Buckingham Palace remains the top attraction in London but Lizzie Armitstead was not far behind when she sprinted up The Mall to take the silver medal, the first British medal of London 2012, in the Olympic women’s road race. Great Britain needed...


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