Sunday 23 November 2014

In Pictures: Olympics action days 1 - 12

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Day 12: Ashton Eaton of the U.S. competes in the men's decathlon shot put event
Day 12: Cuba's Yordani Garcia competes in the men's decathlon shot put event
Day 12: Great Britain's Mo Farah after his Men's 5000m Heat at the Olympic Stadium
Day 12: Norway's Eirik Veras Larsen (R) celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's kayak single 1000m in Eton Dorney
Day 12: France's Alexis Vastine lays on the canvas after becoming upset with the decision giving the Men's Welter (69kg) quarter-final boxing match
Day 12: Turkey's Merve Aydin reacts after she came in last in her women's 800m round 1 heat
Day 12: Iceland's Gudjon Valur Sigurdsson shoots to score in their men's handball quarterfinals match against Hungary
Day 12: Palestine's Woroud Sawalha runs in her women's 800m round 1 heat
Day 12: Japan's Erika Kasahara (R) fights against Papua New Guinea's Theresa Tona during their women's -49kg preliminary round taekwondo match
Day 12: Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov hits a return to HongKong's Tang Peng in their men's team bronze medal table tennis singles match
Day 12: Athletes run past the Olympic flame during their the men's 5000m round 1 heat
Day 12: Morocco's Halima Hachlaf (L) and South Africa's Caster Semenya run in the women's 800m round 1 heat
Day 12: Netherlands' Ingmar Vos competes in the men's decathlon long jump event
Day 12: Netherlands' Eelco Sintnicolaas competes in the men's decathlon long jump event
Day 12: Germany's Jan Felix Knobel competes in the men's decathlon long jump event
Day 12: Cuba's Yipsi Moreno relaxes before competing in the women's hammer throw qualification
Day 12: Eirik Veras Larsen of Norway celebrates his gold medal after the final of men's kayak single (K1) 1000m at Eton Dorney
Day 12: Romania's Bianca Perie competes in the women's hammer throw qualification
Day 11: A boy has his hair sprayed with paint during celebrations over Mexico win against Japan at their men's semi-final soccer match
Day 11: Ireland's Michael Conlon (blue) lands a punch on France's Nordine Oubaali in their Men's boxing Flyweight 52kg bout at the Excel Arena
Day 11: Conlon jumps with joy after being declared the winner
Day 11: Australia's Sally Pearson holds her national flag as she poses beside the scoreboard showing her timing after she won the women's 100m hurdles final
Day 11: Britain's Laura Trott celebrates with her gold medal during the victory ceremony for the track cycling women's omnium at the Velodrome
Day 11: Alexandra Raisman of the US celebrates winning a gold medal in the women's gymnastics floor exercise
Day 11: Russia's Natalia Ishchenko (L) and Svetlana Romashina pose with their gold medals on the podium after winning the synchronised swimming duets final
Day 11: Japan's Kazuomi Ota fails a lift attempt during the men's +105kg Group B clean and jerk weightlifting competition
Day 11: China's Deng Linlin competes in the women's gymnastics balance beam final in the North Greenwich Arena
Day 11: Australia's Damon Kelly competes in the men's +105kg Group B snatch weightlifting competition
Day 11: China's Li Xiaoxia hits a return to Japan's Ai Fukuhara in their women's team gold medal table tennis singles match
Day 11: Great Britain's Olivia Federici and Jenna Randall after the Free Routine Final of the Synchronised Swimming Duets competition at The Aquatics Centre
Day 11: Alexandra Raisman of the US celebrates winning a bronze medal in the women's gymnastics balance beam victory ceremony
Day 11: China's Huang Xuechen and Liu Ou are seen underwater as they perform in the synchronised swimming duets final
Day 11: Ireland's Fionnuala Britton competes in her heat of the women's 5,000m where she finished in 10th place but failed to qualify for the final. Photo: Sportsfile
Day 11: Iran's Saeid Morad Abdvali (in blue) fights with France's Steeve Guenot on the Men's 66Kg Greco-Roman wrestling
Day 11: Mary Killman and Mariya Koroleva of the US perform in the synchronised swimming duets final
Day 11: Maya Moore (7) of the US goes in for a lay-up past Canada's Lizanne Murphy (12) during the women's quarterfinal basketball match at the Basketball Arena
Day 11: China's Ma Yunwen (L) and Hui Ruoqi react after losing their women's quarterfinal volleyball match against Japan
Day 11: Lithuania's Edgaras Venckaitis (in blue) reacts after being defeated by South Korea's Hyeonwoo Kim on the Men's 66Kg Greco-Roman wrestling
Day 11: Romania's Catalina Ponor competes in the women's gymnastics balance beam final
Day 11: Ireland's Gavin Noble in action during the cycling discipline of the men's triathlon final. Photo: Sportsfile
Day 11: Gavin Noble reacts following the men's triathlon final. Photo: Sportsfile
Day 11: Japan's Yusuke Tanaka competes in the men's gymnastics parallel bars final
Day 10: Ireland's Annalise Murphy reacts following the women's laser radial class medal race. Photo: Sportsfile
Day 10: Annalise is consoled by coach Rory Fitzpatrick following the race. Photo: Sportsfile
Day 10: Germany's Stephan Feck during the Men's 3m Springboard Preliminary Round
Day 10: Great Britain's Kristian Thomas competes during the Men's Vault Final
Day 10: Dominican Republic's Felix Sanchez reacts after receiving the gold medal for the men's 400-meter hurdles final
Day 10: Russia's Yuliya Zaripova celebrates after winning the women's 3000m steeplechase final
Day 10: Athletes compete in the women's 3000m steeplechase final
Day 10: Katie Taylor (R) is declared the winner over Britain's Natasha Jonas after their quarterfinal Women's Light (60kg) boxing match
Day 10: Jamaica's Usain Bolt holds his gold medal during the men's 100m victory ceremony
Day 10: Gold medallist Usain Bolt of Jamaica prepares to throw a bouquet of flowers into the air during the men's 100m victory ceremony
Day 9: Usain Bolt celebrates with his trademark pose after winning the men's 100m final
Day 9: Jamaica's Usain Bolton wins the men's 100m final on day nine
Day 9: Jamaica's Usain Bolt (R) celebrates winning the men's 100m final with third place finisher Justin Gatlin of the US
Day 9: Great Britain's Robbie Grabarz in the Men's High Jump on day nine
Day 9: Great Britain's Mo Farah receives his gold medal for the men's 10,000m final
Day 9: Britain's Andy Murray holds his gold medal during the presentation ceremony after winning the men's singles tennis gold medal match against Switzerland's Roger Federer
Day 9: Sanya Richards-Ross of the U.S. celebrates after she won gold in the women's 400m final
Day 9: Poland's Anna Rogowska competes in the women's pole vault final
Day 9: Germany's Martina Strutz competes in the women's pole vault final
Day 8: Paddy Barnes exchanges punches with Thomas Essomba, Cameroon, during their men's light fly 49kg round of 16 contest
Day 8: Paddy Barnes is declared the winner over Thomas Essomba of Cameroon
Day 8: Jessica Ennis celebrates with her Gold Medal after winning the Heptathlon
Day 8: Great Britain's Jessica Ennis approaches the finish line in the 800m event in the Heptathlon
Day 8: Great Britain's Mo Farah reacts after winning the men's 10,000m final
Day 7: Ireland's boxer Michael Conlan (left) in action against Ghana's Duke Micah during Men's Fly 52kg boxing
Day 7: Great Britain's Victoria Pendleton leads the Women's Keirin Final at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park
Day 7: Victoria Pendleton celebrates with her Gold medal after winning the Women's Keirin Final
2 August 2012; Darren O'Neill, Ireland, left, exchanges punches with Stefan Hartel, Germany, during their men's middle 75kg round of 16 contest. London 2012 Olympic Games, Boxing, South Arena 2, ExCeL Arena, Royal Victoria Dock, London, England. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
2 August 2012; Ireland's Hannah Craig competes in the semi-final of the Women's Kayak Single K1 where she finished in 10th position, in a time of 116.12, and qualified for the final. London 2012 Olympic Games, Canoeing, Lee Valley White Water Centre, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, England. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (C), stands with other spectators as she and her husband, Britain's Prince William (center, L) attend the men's singles tennis quarterfinals match between Britain's Andy Murray and Spain's Nicolas Almagro at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT)
Day 6: Canada's Annie Martin, centre, looks on as Italy's Marta Menegatti, right, and Greta Cicolari defend during their Women's Beach Volleyball preliminary round tie
Greece's goalkeeper Filipos Karampetsos reacts during their men's preliminary round Group A water polo match against Kazakhstan at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena August 2, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT WATER POLO TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
China's Wang Hao hits a return to Taiwan's Chuang Chih-yuan in their men's singles semifinals table tennis match at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 2, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TABLE TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Team USA throw a team mate into the water as they celebrate winning the gold medal at the women's eight finals rowing event during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney August 2, 2012. The team comprises of Erin Cafaro, Zsuzsanna Francia, Esther Lofgren, Taylor Ritzel, Meghan Musnicki, Eleanor Logan, Caroline Lind, Caryn Davies and Mary Whipple. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT ROWING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Ireland's Joe John Nevin (right) celebrates his win over Kazakhstan's Kanat Abutalipov in the Mens 56kg Bantamweight division at the ExCel Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 1, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Boxing. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
London Mayor Boris Johnson dangles in the air after getting stranded on a zip wire while trying to make a dramatic entry to an London 2012 Olympic party at Victoria Park in east London August 1, 2012. *MANDATORY CREDIT * REUTERS/Rebecca Denton/handout (BRITAIN - Tags: POLITICS SPORT OLYMPICS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) NO ARCHIVES. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
Day 5: Hungary's Daniel Gyurta reacts after winning the Men's 200m Breaststroke final
(L to R) Germany's Judith Arndt, Kristin Armstrong of the U.S and Russia's Olga Zabelinskaya rest while waiting for the victory ceremony after the women's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. Arndt finished second, Armstrong placed first and Zabelinskaya came in third. REUTERS/Paul Hanna (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT CYCLING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
China's Xiaojun Lu bites his gold medal at the podium of the men's 77Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT WEIGHTLIFTING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Great Britain's Bradley Wiggins sits on the throne as he celebrates winning the Men's Individual Time Trial on day five of the London Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 1, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Cycling Road Women. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Ireland's David McCann (left) after being overtaken in the Men's Individual Time Trial on day five of the London Olympic Games at Hampton Court Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday August 1, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Cycling Road Women. Photo credit should read: Adam Davy/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
South Korea's Choi Hyeonju aims during the women's individual round of 16 eliminations at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Lord's Cricket Ground August 1, 2012. August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT ARCHERY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Hungary's Laszlo Cseh swims to a first place finish in heat 3 of the men's 200m individual medley event during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre August 1, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SWIMMING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Day 5: Serbia's Brankica Mihajlovic spikes against Turkey's Neriman Ozsoy (13), Bahar Toksoy (8) and Naz Aydemir during their Women's Group B Volleyball match
South Korea's Jinsun Jung celebrates his victory against Seth Kelsey of the U.S. at the end of their men's epee individual bronze medal fencing match at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT FENCING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Kohei Uchimura of Japan competes in the rings during the men's individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT GYMNASTICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Day 5: Britain's Kristian Thomas competes in the floor exercise during the Men's Individual All-Around Gymnastics final
France's Paule Baudouin scores on Sweden's goalkeeper Cecilia Grubbstrom in their women's handball Preliminaries Group B match at the Copper Box venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT HANDBALL OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Spain's Maica Garcia, Anni Espar Llaquet, Matilde Ortiz Reyes, Laura Lopez Ventosa and Laura Ester Ramos (front-back) jump into the pool during their women's preliminary round Group A water polo match against the U.S. at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT WATER POLO TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A supporter, wearing a Union Jack dress, attends the men's preliminary round beach volleyball match at Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT VOLLEYBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS PICTURE HIGHLIGHTPLA11 - New Zealand's Peter Burling and Blair Tuke sail before the fifth race of the men's 49er sailing class at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland, southern England, August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener To find the best pictures from our coverage of the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - Search "TPX OLY" in the IPTC Supplemental Category fieldREUTERS NEWS PICTURESTEMPLATE OUT
Japan's Masashi Nishiyama adjusts the top half of his judo gi, as he fights with Kazakhstan's Timur Bolat (blue) during their men's -90kg elimination round of 16 judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT JUDO TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Gold medallist Kristin Armstrong of the United States celebrates with her son during the medal ceremony after the Women's Individual Time Trial Road Cycling on day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
WEYMOUTH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Competition begins in the Men's Laser Sailing on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Weymouth & Portland Venue at Weymouth Harbour on August 1, 2012 in Weymouth, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
*** BESTPIX *** LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: (L-R) Jiyeon Kim of Korea competes in the Women's Sabre Individual Fencing Semi Final against Mariel Zagunis of the United States on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: (From bottom) Michael Phelps of the United States, Ryan Lochte of the United States and James Goddard of Great Britain compete in the first semifinal heat of the Men's 200m Individual Medleyon Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
Ireland's John Joe Nevin (R) fights against Kazakhstan's Knat Abutalipov in their Men's Bantam (56kg) Round of 16 boxing match during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 1, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT BOXING OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A combination picture shows table tennis players watching the ball during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Players are, top row (L to R), Denmark's Michael Maze, Brazil's Caroline Kumahara, Austria's Werner Schlager. Middle row (L to R) China's Zhang Jike, Iran's Neda Shahsavari, Germany's Kristin Silbereisen. Bottom row (L to R) Colombia's Paula Medina, South Korea's Oh Sangeun, India's Soumyajit Ghosh. Pictures taken on various dates since the start of the Games. REUTERS/Staff (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Britain's Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (L) and Princess Anne look at their accreditation during the Eventing Jumping equestrian event at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greenwich Park, July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT EQUESTRIANISM ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Cuba's Guillermo Alfredo Torres blow into his rifle during the men's skeet qualification round at the Royal Artillery Barracks during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT SHOOTING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Montenegro's Nikola Janovic (R) fights for the ball with Hungary's Norbert Madaras during their men's preliminary round Group B water polo match at the Water Polo Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SPORT WATER POLO)
Spanish head coach Rafael Aguilar Morillo (R) speaks to match referee Boris Margeta of Slovenia during the men's preliminary round Group A water polo match between Spain and Croatia at the Water Polo Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Laszlo Balogh (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SPORT WATER POLO)
South Korea's Choi Byungchul celebrates defeating China's Ma Jinfei during their men's individual foil quarterfinal fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT FENCING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Todd Rogers of the U.S. saves a point against Spain during their men's preliminary round beach volleyball match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT VOLLEYBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
South Africa's Chad le Clos celebrates winning the men's 200m butterfly final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 31, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SWIMMING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Spectators use umbrellas featuring the Union flag while watching the beach volleyball preliminary matches at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT VOLLEYBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Ireland's Annalise Murphy in action during the Laser Radial class at the Olympic regatta in Weymouth today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday July 31, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Sailing. Photo credit should read: David Jones/PA Wire
An official (2nd L) speaks to players from China and South Korea during their women's doubles group play stage Group A badminton match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena July 31, 2012. Tournament officials are investigating a women's badminton doubles match between China and South Korea at the London Games on Tuesday after both teams appeared determined to lose. Spectator displeasure and referee intervention did nothing to encourage the Chinese pair of Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli and South Korean duo Jung Kyung-eun and Kim Ha-na to raise their game, a dead rubber at the Wembley Arena. Both teams, who have already qualified for the quarter-finals, delivered an abject performance that saw all four players miss routine shots throughout. From left: South Korea's Kim Ha-na, Jung Kyung-eun, China's Yu Yang and Wang Xiaoli. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT BADMINTON SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Team U.S.A members, Gabrielle Douglas (2nd L), Alexandra Raisman (2nd R), Jordyn Wieber (L), McKayla Maroney (C) and Kyla Ross (R) celebrate with their gold medals during the women's gymnastics team final in the North Greenwich Arena at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT GYMNASTICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Mexico's Paola Espinosa is thrown into the pool by her coaches after she and diving partner Alejandra Orozco won silver in the women's 10m synchronised platform final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Tim Wimborne (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT DIVING SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Michael Phelps of the U.S. swims in the men's 200m butterfly final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS PICTURE HIGHLIGHTOLYJLS85 - Nordine Oubaali of France (L) fights against Afghanistan's Ajmal Faisal in the men's Fly (52kg) Round of 32 boxing match at the ExCeL venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer To find the best pictures from our coverage of the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - Search "TPX OLY" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field.REUTERS NEWS PICTURESTEMPLATE OUT
Brazilian goalie Andreia Suntaque (R) defends during their women's Group E football match against Britain at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Wembley stadium in London July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (BRITAIN)
China's Wang Hao (L) and Chen Ruolin perform a dive during the women's synchronised 10m platform final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Toby Melville (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT DIVING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Michael Phelps of the U.S. kisses his 19th Olympic medal presented to him in the men's 4x200m freestyle relay victory ceremony during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: (L-R) Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry applaud during the Show Jumping Eventing Equestrian on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Qiushuang Huang of China performs on the balance beam in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
Germany's Tobias Schadewaldt and Hannes Baumann sailing in the 49er class turn their yacht after capsizing during the fourth race at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland, southern England, July 31, 2012. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT YACHTING OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
31 July 2012; Ireland's Sanita Puspure competes in the quarter-final of the women's single skulls, where she finished in 4th place and qualified for the 'C' final. London 2012 Olympic Games, Rowing, Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire, London, England. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
31 July 2012; Ireland's Joseph Murphy, on Electric Cruise, competes during the individual eventing showjumping discipline where he finished in 14th place. London 2012 Olympic Games, Equestrian Greenwich Park, Greenwich, London, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
A combination picture shows the faces of athletes exerting huge effort during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Athletes are, top row (L to R), Indonesia's weightlifter Jadi Setiadi, Britain's gymnast Sam Oldham, Colombia's weightlifter Oscar Figueroa Mosquera. Middle row (L to R) Taipei's weightlifter Shu-Ching Hsu, Germany's weightlifter Christin Ulrich, Britain's gymnast Hannah Whelan. Bottom row (L to R) North Korea's weightlifter Yun Chol, Australia's gymnast Georgia Bonora, China's fencer Sun Yujie. Pictures taken on various dates since the start of the Games. REUTERS/Staff (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
31 July 2012; Ireland's Grainne Murphy speaks to members of the media where she announced her withdrawal from the London 2012 Olympic Games due to illness. London 2012 Olympic Games, Grainne Murphy Press Conference, Olympic Park, Stratford, London, England. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
31 July 2012; Ireland's Aoife Clark, on Master Crusoe, competes during the team eventing showjumping discipline in which the Irish team finished 5th overall. London 2012 Olympic Games, Equestrian, Greenwich Park, Greenwich, London, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
31 July 2012; Ireland's Chloe Magee competes in the women's singles group play stage against France's Hongyan Pi. London 2012 Olympic Games, Badminton, Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, England. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
(From L to R) Britain's Robbie Renwick, Ryan Lochte of the U.S., South Korea's Park Tae-hwan, China's Sun Yang, France's Yannick Agnel and Germany's Paul Biedermann swim during the men's 200m freestyle final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING OLYMPICS)
Serbia's Nemanja Mirosavljev reacts before shooting during the 10m air rifle men's qualification round at the Royal Artillery Barracks during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SHOOTING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
The London 2012 Olympic Cauldron is lit by Austin Playfoot after it is moved to its new position in the Olympic Stadium in London July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hackett (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Torchbearer Austin Playfoot, left, lights the Olympic cauldron after it was moved to its resting position at the Olympic Stadium during the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
China's Ding Ning serves to Hong Kong's Jiang Huajun in their women's singles fourth round table tennis match at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT TABLE TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Michael Phelps of the United States competes in preliminary heat 5 of the Men's 200m Butterfly on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Un Guk Kim of DPR Korea celebrates making a world record while competing in the Men's 62kg Weightlifting on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
30 July 2012; Ireland's Scott Evans competes during the men's singles group play stage match against China's Lin Dan. London 2012 Olympic Games, Badminton, Wembley Arena, Wembley, London, England. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
France's Automne Pavia fights with Britain's Sarah Clark (blue) during their women's -57kg elimination round of 32 judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT JUDO TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Britta Heidemann (R) of Germany battles against A Lam Shin of Korea the Women's Epee Individual Fencing semifinals
*** BESTPIX *** LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: A Lam Shin of Korea crys after losing to Britta Heidemann of Germany in the Women's Epee Individual Fencing Semifinals on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)
*** BESTPIX *** LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Vittoria Panizzon of Italy stumbles on Borough Pennyz in the Individual Eventing Cross Country Equestrian on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Greenwich Park on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
Argentina's Pedro Ibarra (L) flies through the air after clattering into Britain's Matthew Daly during their men's Group A hockey match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Riverbank Arena on the Olympic Park in London July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT FIELD HOCKEY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS PICTURE HIGHLIGHTOLYJK99 - China's team celebrates after the men's gymnastics team final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. China won the gold medal. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez To find the best pictures from our coverage of the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - Search "TPX OLY" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field.REUTERS NEWS PICTURESTEMPLATE OUT
Slovakia's Pavol and Peter Hochschorner compete in the men's canoe double (C2) heats at the Lee Valley White Water Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Paul Hanna (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT CANOEING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Ireland's Camillia Speirs lays near her horse Postersize Just a Jiff as she felt down while competing in the Eventing Cross Country equestrian event at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Greenwich Park, July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS EQUESTRIANISM)
Foluke Akinradewo (bottom R) and Destinee Hooker of the U.S. block a spike by Brazil's Fernanda Rodrigues (R) during their women's Group B volleyball match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Earls Court July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT VOLLEYBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
France's Yannick Agnel (C) touches the wall first to win the men's 200m freestyle final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Winning (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SWIMMING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Ireland's Hannah Craig competes in the women's K-1 kayak slalom heats at the Lee Valley White Water Center at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 30, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30: Tom Daley (R) and Peter Waterfield of Great Britain compete in the Men's Synchronised 10m Platform Diving on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova returns to China's Shuai Peng in their Women's Singles Tennis match
Ireland's Annalise Murphy leading the Laser Radial fleet in their first race today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday July 30, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Sailing. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Ireland's Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton compete in the Men's 49ers, race 1 sailing on the waters off Weymouth and Portland, on the third day of the London 2012 Olympics. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday July 30, 2012. Photo credit should read: David Jones/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Germany's Katrin Holtwick (L) tries to save the ball near her team mate Ilka Semmler during their women's preliminary round beach volleyball match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Marcelo Del Pozo (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT VOLLEYBALL SPORT OLYMPICS)
NO REPRO FEE: Germany's Next Top Model Contestant Sara Kulka (left) and Former Miss World Rosanna Davison (right) took part in a series of pop-up beach volleyball matches in an international team of models, hosted by Captain Morgan drinks brand, in Westminster, London. The fun fixtures took place at a variety of locations around the capital today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday July 30, 2012. Photo credit should read: David Parry/PA
Croatia's Dijana Jovetic removes a clump of hair that was pulled off Angola's Carolina Morais' head in their women's handball Preliminaries Group A match at the Copper Box venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT HANDBALL SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Michael Phelps of the U.S. jumps into the water to begin his men's 200m butterfly heat at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Ireland's Matt McGovern and Ryan Seaton compete in the Men's 49ers, race 1 sailing on the waters off Weymouth and Portland, on the third day of the London 2012 Olympics. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday July 30, 2012. Photo credit should read: David Jones/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte celebrates after winning the women's 100m breaststroke final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 30, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SWIMMING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
OLYGS17 - Taiwan's Tien Chia Chen reacts after failing to qualify for the finals, during in the women's 10m Air Pistol qualification competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich in southeast London July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh To find the best pictures from our coverage of the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - Search "TPX OLY" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field.REUTERS NEWS PICTURESTEMPLATE OUT
Switzerland's Sascha Heyer spikes the ball as Russia's Konstantin Semenov jumps to block it and their teammates, Seba Chevallier (L) and Konstantin Semenov (R) respectively, watch during their men's preliminary round beach volleyball match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at Horse Guards Parade July 30, 2012. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT VOLLEYBALL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Germany's Carolin Golubytskyi receives assistance during her women's Individual Foil round of 16 fencing competition against Italy's Elisa Di Francisca at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT FENCING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
29 July 2012; Adam Nolan, Ireland, celebrates after is declared winner over Carlos Sanchez Estacio, Ecuador, in their men's welter 69kg round of 32 contest. London 2012 Olympic Games, Boxing, South Arena 2, ExCeL Arena, Royal Victoria Dock, London, England. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Britain's Kate Walsh (R) falls onto the pitch after getting hit in the face by Japan's Nagisa Hayashi during their women's Group A Hockey match
Netherlands' Marianne Vos (L) reacts as she crosses the finish line ahead of Britain's Elizabeth Armitstead to win the women's cycling road race final at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT CYCLING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Poland's Pawel Zagrodnik fights with Japan's Masashi Ebinuma (blue) in their men's -66kg bronze medal A judo match at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Darren Staples (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT JUDO TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
China's Huang Qiushuang performs on the balance beam during the women's gymnastics qualification at the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT GYMNASTICS OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Riders cycle past Buckingham Palace at the start of the Women's Cycling Road Race
Members of France's 4x100m men's freestyle relay team Clement Lefert, Fabien Gilot and Amaury Leveaux cheer as their anchor Yannick Agnel swims the final leg, during the event final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 29, 2012. France avenged their defeat to the United States in Beijing four years ago when they snatched the gold medal in the men's 4x100 metres freestyle final at the London Olympics on Sunday. REUTERS/Michael Dalder (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SWIMMING SPORT OLYMPICS)
Ireland's Chloe Magee in action in London last year
Uzbekistan's Ruslan Makarov reacts after his failed lift on the men's 56Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT WEIGHTLIFTING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Ariel Hsing of the U.S. serves to Luxembourg's Ni Xia Lian in their women's singles second round table tennis match in the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TABLE TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A spectator waits out a rain delay under an umbrella during a tennis match at Court 1 at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Adrees Latif (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY ENVIRONMENT)
Ireland's Eoin Rheinisch during the Kayak Single Slalom Heats at Lee Valley White Water Centre on the second day of the London 2012 Olympics. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 29, 2012. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.EDITORIAL USE ONLY
ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT OLYCN171 - Dana Vollmer of the U.S. reacts after winning the women's 100m butterfly final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 29, 2012. Vollmer set a world record with a timing of 55.98 seconds. REUTERS/Jorge Silva To find the best pictures from our coverage of the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - Search "TPX OLY" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field.REUTERS NEWS PICTURESTEMPLATE OUT
Canada's Custio Clayton (R) fights against Mexico's Oscar Molina Casillas in the men's welter (69kg) Round of 32 boxing match at ExCeL venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Murad Sezer (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT BOXING OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
OLYKR677 - Rain clouds are seen over Horses Guards Parade, where the beach volleyball competition is taking place, at the London 2012 Olympics Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo To find the best pictures from our coverage of the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - Search "TPX OLY" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field.REUTERS NEWS PICTURESTEMPLATE OUT
The hairdo of Italy's Aldo Montano is seen as he preapres to compete against Valery Pryiemka (not pictured) of Belarus during their men's sabre individual round of 32 fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT FENCING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
OLYJG59 - Spectators shield themselves from rain amongst empty seats as they watch the equestrian Eventing Individual Dressage Day 2 in Greenwich Park during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings To find the best pictures from our coverage of the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - Search "TPX OLY" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field.REUTERS NEWS PICTURESTEMPLATE OUT
China's Jingbiao Wu competes on the men's 56Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT WEIGHTLIFTING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Kazakhstan's Zulfiya Chinshanlo poses with her gold medal of the women's 53Kg weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT WEIGHTLIFTING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
29 July 2012; Ireland's Grainne Murphy competes in the heats of the women's 400m freestyle where she finished 8th in a time of 4:19.07. London 2012 Olympic Games, Swimming, Aquatic Centre, Olympic Park, Stratford, London, England. Picture credit: Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE
France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga celebrates after winning his Men's Singles Tennis match against Brazil's Thomaz Bellucci
France's Ronny Turiaf scores as teammates Boris Diaw and Mickael Gelabale look on during their men's Group A basketball match against the U.S. at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Basketball arena July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Eric Gay/Pool (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A spectator views the Men's Group A Volleyball match between Italy and Poland on a mobile phone
Spectators line the course as they watch the Men's Cycling Road Race
North Korea's Yun Chol Om competes on the 56Kg Group B weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT WEIGHTLIFTING)
ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT OLYAF107 - Nathan Adrian, Michael Phelps, Cullen Jones and Ryan Lochte of the U.S. stand with their silver medals in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay victory ceremony during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 29, 2012. REUTERS/David Gray To find the best pictures from our coverage of the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - Search "TPX OLY" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field.REUTERS NEWS PICTURESTEMPLATE OUT
Brazil's Marcelo Machado (L) and Nene Hilario (R) fight for the basket with Australia's David Andersen (2nd R) and Aleks Maric during their men's Group B basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT BASKETBALL SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
A combination of images shows U.S. first lady Michelle Obama reacting while watching a men's preliminary round basketball match between the U.S. and France at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Ireland's Peter O'Leary and David Burrows (left) competing in the first race of the day in the Star class. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 29, 2012. See PA story OLYMPICS Sailing. Photo credit should read: Chris Ison/PA Wire
Todd Rogers (R) of the U.S. jumps to try to save the ball as his teammate Phil Dalhausser runs towards him during their men's beach volleyball preliminary round match against Japan at the London 2012 Olympics Games at the Horse Guards Parade July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT VOLLEYBALL SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Sanne Keizer (L) of the Netherlands tries to block a shot from Spain's Elsa Baquerizo McMillan during their women's beach volleyball preliminary round match at the London 2012 Olympics Games at the Horses Guards Parade July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT VOLLEYBALL SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SIN101 - A unidentified woman in red and blue walks next to India's flag bearer Sushil Kumar during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. The mystery woman gatecrashed India's march past at the Olympic opening ceremony and the delegation are seeking an apology from the London organisers, an Indian newspaper reported on July 29. Photographs show a woman in red and blue walking close to Kumar, in complete contrast to female members of the contingent who were wearing yellow sarees and blue blazers. REUTERS/Mike BlakeTo find the best pictures from our coverage of the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES - Search "TPX OLY" in the IPTC Supplemental Category field.REUTERS NEWS PICTURESTEMPLATE OUT
Brazil's Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada (L) and Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih of the U.S. sail in Star class during a practice race at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland, southern England, July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Pascal Lauener (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT YACHTING OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
New Zealand's Abby Erceg (L) and Ria Percival (R) challenge Brazil's Thais Guedes for the ball during their women's Group E football match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Gold medallist China's Yi Siling (C), silver medallist Poland's Sylwia Bogacka (L) and bronze medallist China's Yu Dan pose with their medals at the victory ceremony after the women's 10m air rifle final competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich in London July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SHOOTING)
Members of the Australian women's 4x100m freestyle relay team celebrate after winning the event final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre July 28, 2012. The Australian quartet of Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Melanie Schlanger won gold in a combined time of three minutes, 33.15 seconds. REUTERS/David Gray (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT SWIMMING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Performers entertain the crowd in between beach volleyball matches at the Horse Guards Parade on Day 1
28 July 2012; Ireland's Nicolas Roche passes by Buckingham Palace during the Men's Road Race. London 2012 Olympic Games, Road Cycling, The Mall, Westminster, London, England. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE
Italy's Diego Occhiuzzi reacts defeating his compatriot Aldo Montano (not seen) during their men's sabre individual round of 16 fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 29, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT FENCING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Golfer Rory McIlroy watches girlfiriend Caroline Wozniacki against Anne Keothavong during their Women's Singles Tennis match
Ireland's Lisa Kearney fights with China's Shugen Wu (white) during their women's -48kg elimination round of 16 judo match, at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SPORT JUDO)
Ireland's David McCann, left, Nicolas Roche, centre, and Dan Martin ahead of the Men's Road Race Road Cycling
Ireland's Kieran Behan competes in the Floor Routine during the men's qualification round
28 July 2012; Darren O'Neill, Ireland, celebrates after victory over Muideen Akanji, Nigeria, in their men's middle 75kg round of 32 contest, with a score of 15 - 6. London 2012 Olympic Games, Boxing, South Arena 2, ExCeL Arena, Royal Victoria Dock, London, England. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Ireland's Aoife Clark riding Master Crusoe during the Equestrian Eventing Individual Dressage
Ireland's Michael Ryan riding Ballylynch Adventure competes during the Dressage phase of the Eventing at Greenwich Park
Pierre Yves Beny of France competes in the rings at the men's qualification in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT GYMNASTICS OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Italy's gold medallist Elisa Di Francisca (L) celebrates on podium next to her compatriots, silver medallist Arianna Errigo, and bronze medallist Valentina Vezzali (R) during the award ceremony for the women's Individual Foil fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT FENCING SPORT OLYMPICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Spectators enjoy the weather as the large screen behind them broadcasts the men's singles tennis match between Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych (top) and Belgium's Steve Darcis at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympics Games July 28, 2012. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes (BRITAIN - Tags: OLYMPICS SPORT TENNIS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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