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  • Zuckerberg room-mate set for Olympics

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg seems to have his hands on everything these days. Now he's showing up in Olympic headlines.

    No, he hasn't been training with the Winklevoss twins to mend fences and boost his rowing skills. Bloomberg recently ran a feature on Zuckerberg's friend and freshman roommate from Harvard, Samyr Laine, who will compete for his parents' home country of Haiti in the triple jump in London.

    Laine, who first visited Haiti in 2007, realized that competition was stiff in the US and that his best chance of reaching his Olympic goal was to compete for the small Caribbean

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  • Watch teenager Gemili’s golden 100m run

    British sprint sensation Adam Gemili powered to an attention-grabbing 100m gold at the World Junior Championships in Barcelona.

    Gemili clocked a championship record 10.05 seconds to take three hundredths off his breakthrough personal best earlier this season, which secured the 18-year old former footballer a place on Great Britain's Olympic team.

    Coach Michael Afilaka is keen his star charge makes a gradual transition into the senior ranks and he'll arrive in London with a brief just to enjoy the experience.

    But after a miserable season for British sprinting, he is certainly winning a growing

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  • Meet Team GB

    Farah flying the flag for Team GB

    Great Britain's Olympic team will be 542 strong at London 2012, their biggest delegation in 104 years.

    The host nation will be represented in all sports and are aiming to win more medals in more sports since 1908, with a target of 48 medals set by elite funding agency UK Sport.

    The sports in which medals have been targeted are: Cycling 6-10, Rowing 6, Athletics 5-8, Swimming 5-7, Boxing 3-5, Sailing 3-5, Canoeing 3-4, Equestrian 3-4, Taekwondo 1-3, Diving 1-3, Triathlon 1-2, Hockey 1-2, Gymnastics 1-2, Modern Pentathlon 1-2, Tennis 0-2, Archery 0-1, Badminton 0-1, Fencing 0-1, Judo 0-1,

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  • British medal hopes: Ed McKeever

    Dubbed the 'Usain Bolt of the water', sprint canoeist Ed McKeever is one of Great Britain's biggest medal hopes for the London Olympics.

    Selected to compete in the 200m category for Team GB, the 28-year-old from Bradford-upon-Avon, has an abundance of pace on the water and an intense training regime to make most people wince.

    McKeever won gold at the world championships in 2010 and topped the podium twice at the 2011 world cup series after having already record one of the fastest-ever times over the distance — 34.2 seconds.

    The canoeist could be Team GB's last gold medallist of the Games due

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