London 2012: Day 11

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Britain's Alistair Brownlee celebrates his gold medal with his brother Jonathan Brownlee who placed third after the men's triathlon final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Hyde Park

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    Swiss Federal Court blocks RPC request to participate in Paralympics

    The Russian Paralympic Committee has failed with a request to the Swiss Federal Court for its athletes to compete at the Paralympic Games. More »

    Omnisport - 13 minutes ago
  • Czech gymnast Caslavska, Olympic great and anti-Soviet icon, dies at 74

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    Reuters - 20 minutes ago
  • Froome wins stage 11, Quintana retains Vuelta red jersey

    Froome wins stage 11, Quintana retains Vuelta red jersey

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    Reuters - 22 minutes ago
  • The Latest: Vinci cruises past McHale into US Open 3rd round

    The Latest: Vinci cruises past McHale into US Open 3rd round

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    Business Insider UK - 45 minutes ago
  • Kosovo awaits green light on players days before historic game

    By Fatos Bytyci PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo will make their international debut on Monday in the 2018 World Cup qualifying competition but still need confirmation from FIFA whether nine of their players can switch their national teams and play for the country. Despite fierce resistance from Serbia, which Kosovo declared independence from in 2008, they were accepted as a member of European football's governing body UEFA in May. World body FIFA welcomed Kosovo the following week. "We have two or three days to receive confirmation for nine more players but we are prepared for every situation, we know we will get positive confirmation but we have to wait their reply," Kosovo's coach Albert Bunjaki told Reuters. More »

    Reuters - 48 minutes ago