August 5 Olympics Results

August 6, 2012 by

Based on different news sites, below mentioned are the results of games performed yesterday, August 5, 2012.

Basketball – Women’s Preliminary
Final: France 65, Russia 54
Final: Czech Republic 82, Angola 47
Final: Australia 72, Canada 63
Final: United States 114, China 66
Final: Turkey 70, Croatia 65
Final: Brazil 78, Great Britain 66
Field Hockey – Men’s Prelminary
Final: New Zealand 1, Belgium 1
Final: Pakistan 5, South Africa 4
Final: Korea 4, India 1
Final: Netherlands 3, Germany 1
Final: Great Britain 3, Australia 3
Final: Spain 3, Argentina 1
Volleyball – Women’s Preliminary
Final: Dominican Republic 3, Algeria 0
Final: China 3, Korea 2
Final: Japan 3, Great Britain 0
Final: Russia 3, Italy 2
Final: United States 3, Turkey 0
Final: Brazil 3, Serbia 0
Handball – Women’s Preliminary
Final: Korea 32, Sweden 28
Final: Brazil 29, Angola 26
Final: Montenegro 25, Russia 25
Final: Croatia 37, Great Britain 14
Final: Spain 25, Norway 20
Final: France 30, Denmark 24
Water Polo – Women’s Quarterfinals
Final: Hungary 11, Russia 10
Final: Australia 20, China 18
Final: United States 9, Italy 6
Final: Spain 9, Great Britain 7
Tennis – Women’s Doubles
GOLD Serena Williams/Venus Williams, USA
SILVER Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka, CZE
BRONZE Maria Kirilenko/Nadia Petrova, RUS
Badminton – Men’s Doubles
GOLD Cai Yun/Fu Haifeng, CHN
SILVER Mathias Boe/Carsten Mogensen, DEN
BRONZE Chung Jae Sung/Lee Yong Dae, KOR
Badminton – Men’s Singles
SILVER Lee Chong Wei, MAS
Track and Field – Women’s Marathon
GOLD Tiki Gelana, ETH
SILVER Priscah Jeptoo, KEN
BRONZE Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova, RUS
Shooting – Men’s 50m Pistol
GOLD Jin Jongoh, KOR
SILVER Choi Young Rae, KOR
BRONZE Wang Zhiwei, CHN
Sailing – Men’s Star Class
GOLD Fredrik Loof/Max Salminen, SWE
SILVER Iain Percy/Andrew Simpson, GBR
BRONZE Robert Scheidt/Bruno Prada, BRA
Sailing – Men’s Finn Class
GOLD Ben Ainslie, GBR
SILVER Jonas Hogh-Christensen, DEN
BRONZE Jonathan Lobert, FRA
Gymnastics – Women’s Vault
GOLD Sandra Izbasa, ROM
SILVER McKayla Maroney, USA
BRONZE Maria Paseka, RUS
Gymnastic – Men’s Pommel Horse
GOLD Krisztian Berki, HUN
SILVER Louis Smith, GBR
BRONZE Max Whitlock, GBR
Tennis – Men’s Singles
GOLD Andy Murray, GBR
SILVER Roger Federer, SUI
BRONZE Juan del Potro, ARG
Tennis – Mixed Doubles
GOLD Victoria Azarenka/Max Mirnyi, BLR
SILVER Laura Robson/Andy Murray, GBR
BRONZE Lisa Raymond/Mike Bryan, USA
Weightlifting – Women’s +75kg
GOLD Zhou Lulu, CHN
SILVER Tatiana Kashirina, RUS
BRONZE Hripsime Khurshudyan, ARM
Cycling – Men’s Omnium
GOLD Lasse Norman Hansen, DEN
SILVER Bryan Coquard, FRA
BRONZE Edward Clancy, GBR
Fencing – Men’s Team Foil
GOLD Italy
BRONZE Germany
Wrestling – Men’s Greco-Roman 55kg
GOLD Hamid Mohammad Soryan Reinanpour, IRI
SILVER Rovshan Bayramov, AZE
BRONZE Peter Modos, HUN
BRONZE Mingiyan Semenov, RUS
Wrestling – Men’s Greco-Roman 74kg
GOLD Roman Vlasov, RUS
SILVER Arsen Julfalakyan, ARM
BRONZE Aleksandr Kazakevic, LTU
BRONZE Emin Ahmadov, AZE
Diving – Women’s 3m Springboard
GOLD Wu Minxia, CHN
BRONZE Laura Sanchez Soto, MEX
Track and Field – Women’s Triple Jump
GOLD Olga Rypakova, KAZ
SILVER Caterine Ibarguen, COL
BRONZE Olha Saladuha, UKR
Track and Field – Women’s 400m
GOLD Sanya Richards-Ross, USA
SILVER Christine Ohuruogu, GBR
BRONZE Deedee Trotter, USA
Track and Field – Men’s Steeplechase
GOLD Ezekiel Kemboi, KEN
SILVER Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad, FRA
BRONZE Abel Kiprop Mutai, KEN
Track and Field – Men’s 100m
GOLD Usain Bolt, JAM
SILVER Yohan Blake, JAM
BRONZE Justin Gatlin, USA
Track and Field – Men’s Hammer Throw
GOLD Krisztian Pars, HUN
SILVER Primoz Kozmus, SLO
BRONZE Koji Murofushi, JPN

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Usain Bolt sets new Olympic record, Gold Medal Record at 9.63 in Men’s 100 M

August 6, 2012 by

LONDON – Usain Bolt is still the undefeated champion of Men’s 100 meter.  He is now considered as the fastest man in the world. Johan Blake, fellow Jamaican, got 9.75 and United States representative, Justin Gatin got 9.75.

Many believed that Usain Bolt will not win this time and his fellow runner Johan Blake will get the gold, but Usain prove them all that they were wrong.

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After the 100 meters game, he is now focused on depending his Beijing Gold medals in the 200 meters and 4×100 relay. Bolt aims to have an Olympic record of being the first runner in Olympic history to ever defend all three title.

Usain Bolt was quoted saying, “Without a doubt, hands down, [being at] the top is harder than anything else, When you get to the top, you know it’s good. You’re working and enjoying it. Sometimes you lose sight of what’s going on around you. Yeah, you know what it takes to get there, but sometimes you lose sight because everybody is praising you, everybody thinks you’re great and you’re doing well.”

Wu Minxia and He Zi from China Won the Women’s Synchronized 3M Springboard Event

July 29, 2012 by

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Today, July 29, 2012, Wu Minxia and He Zi won the women’s synchronized 3m springboard event. Wu’s gold medal is her third successive Olympic title. According to, Wu and He scored 346.20. Kelci Bryant & Abigail Johnston from United states took the silver and Jennifer Abel & Emilie Heymans  from Canada got the bronze.

Britain’s representative Rebecca Gallantree and Alicia Blagg, finished seventh of eight.

According to Blagg, the compulsories [first two dives] were probably the best they’ve ever done so they were really happy with their performance.

Blagg hopes to have more games in the future to improve with the dives where she is not confident. On the other hand, Gallantree, who was also present in 2008 Beijing Games, will return to action on Friday, August 3,2012, in the individual competition.

Final Results as follows:

1.) He Zi & Wu Minxia – China
2.) Kelci Bryant & Abigail Johnston – Team USA
3.) Jennifer Abel & Emilie Heymans – Canada

As of this writing, China has 6 Gold medals, 2 Silver Medals and 2 bronze Medals and they are leading the medal tally for the 2012 Olympics on the 2nd Day.

Lochte Wins Olympic 400-Meter Medley as Phelps Finish at 4th and more

July 28, 2012 by

According to the latest news as posted in site, Ryan Lochte, bronze medalist at Beijing 2008 Olympics, dethroned the two times Olympic champion, Michael Phelps on day 1 of the olympics in 400 Meter Medly Mens Swimming competition. Michael Phelps completed the game at fourth. Michael Phelps is the last to qualify for the 400 meter medly.

Lochte, a 27-year-old American, won the first final at the Aquatics Centre in 4 minutes, 5.18 seconds. The event includes 100 meters each of butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Lochte led from the start and extended his advantage after the second leg. He won by 3.68 seconds.

“Going into these games I always knew I was capable of getting the win so I’m happy that I was able to do that,” Lochte told reporters.

Thiago Perreira, 26, of Brazil took the silver and Kosuke Hagino, 17, of Japan won the bronze.

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Other Reports

Park, the Olympic champion in Beijing, whom have been previously reported being disqualified for false start has successfully filed his appealed. The Korean Swimming Federation lodged a protest that was upheld by the technical commission of FINA, international swimming’s governing body.

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China’s Yi Siling, First Gold Medalist

July 28, 2012 by

After the successful Opening ceremony last night, it is now time for the athlete to compete and show their talent to their competitor. Here are some of the news that we gathered today.

  • The first gold medal of the Games has been won by China’s Yi Siling in the women’s 10m air rifle.
  • Park Tae-hwan, pre-race favorite for the men’s 400m freestyle, has been disqualified for false starting.
  • Michael Phelps qualified for his first final of the Games, in the 400m individual medley, by just 0.07 seconds and will start tonight’s final in lane eight.
  • An Albanian weightlifter has been expelled from the Olympics after testing positive for stanozolol.
  • Two rowing records have been broken, New Zealand’s Eric Murray and Hamish Bond shattering the world record in the men’s pair, and Britain’s Helen Glover and Heather Stanning beating the Olympic record in the women’s.
  • British representatives have suffered disappointing defeats in archery, judo and badminton.

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China’s Yi Siling : Image Credit : REUTERS/ KAI PFAFFENBACH

Yi recorded a score of 502.9 from ten shots and Poland’s Sylwia Bogacka, grabbed the silver with 502.2. Yi’s co player Yu Dan took the bronze, 0.7 points adrift.

The Olympics will last until August 12, so expect more updates on this site about different games in the 2012 Olympics.

Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012: Controversial Tape Delay in US by NBC

July 27, 2012 by

Reports says that lots of American were dismayed to know that the NBC will not gonna show the live streaming of the opening ceremony either in the internet or via television but instead the telecast will be delayed for 3 hours from the scheduled opening time in US.

The ceremony that takes place at 4 PM Eastern Time will be played at 7:30 PM Eastern for most of America. Olympic fans will have to wait even longer on the West Coast, where the ceremony won’t be played until 7:30 PM Pacific Time.

Here is the explanation of the NBC spokesperson explaining their decision:

It was never our intent to live stream the Opening or Closing Ceremony. They are complex entertainment spectacles that do not translate well online because they require context, which our award-winning production team will provide for the large prime time audiences that gather together to watch them. We will be providing clips and highlights of each ceremony online so viewers know what to look forward to in prime time on NBC.

However,  All 32 sports and 302 medals will be shown live via the internet. They will also provide clips and highlights online before the broadcast.

The opening ceremony have started and still ongoing at this time. It seems that our previous report is correct, the nurses and the appearance of the queen have just completed.

 Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012: Controversial Tape Delay in US by NBC

Performers dressed as Mary Poppins float into the stadium by Getty Images



Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony: Danny Boyle Spectacular To Include Paul McCartney and Possibly James Bond

July 27, 2012 by

Up until now there are different opinion on how will the opening ceremony will be shown in a few moments, there are news that says there will be sheep, a cricket game, nurses plus Paul McCartney and possibly James Bond as previously reported.

 Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony: Danny Boyle Spectacular To Include Paul McCartney and Possibly James Bond

The opening ceremony were also reported to cost 27 million-pound ($42.3 million) and organizers want it to be a secret so that all viewers can be surprised. Although there were some disclosure made by director Danny Boyle such as Real farm animals on meadows; plows and maypoles; an idyllic picture of England as the “green and pleasant land;” a dance number featuring nurses and a closing song by McCartney the totality of the ceremony is still unknown.

Many reports are expecting to see a pre-recorded segment filmed inside Buckingham Palace featuring actor Daniel Craig as James Bond, and a stuntman dressed as 007 who will parachute into the stadium to start the show.

For sure it will be an exciting event of the year.

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Opening Ceremony London 2012: Olympics Guide and Coverage

July 27, 2012 by

After the seven years of preparation now the last minutes of nerve wracking moment has just started as the much awaited Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics is about to start in the city.

In the recent days, as the official Olympic torch finally gone to its destination and the Thames is on its way to light up tonight in the Opening Ceremony London 2012. Hence, the mood in London, where already grumbling and has yielded to palpable excitement, according to some international news.

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Apparently, the opening ceremony is entitled “Isles of Wonder” . Based on history, the last time London hosted the Olympics, in 1948, the country was battered with battle and the “Austerity Olympics” were just dubbed, money, food and energy  where in short supply.

The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony can be seen at exactly 7:30 pm ET on NBC and the Olympic Stadium is the centrepiece of the London’s Olympic Park. The Stadium seats up 80,000 people, and 55,000 of the seats are removable. About 10,000 tons of steel were used to build the venue compared to the 42,000 used by Beijing for their “Bird’s Nest”

Up to $42 million, three hour extravaganza and night show are to be witnessed by billion of people around the world. Over 15,000 volunteers have already worked out together for the said show. Danny Boyle will be the man behind the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012.

Please standby here for more updates of the coverage of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics as the event will start few hours from now live at the city of London.

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Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, Who will Dominate the Mens Swimming?

July 26, 2012 by

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It is no doubt that when it comes to swimming, people always remember the name Michael Phelps, who have been an undefeated swimmer during the Beijing 2008 Olympics. London 2012 Olympics will test the endurance of Michael Phelps by his own team mate Ryan Lochte, which many believed could defeat Michael on some swimming events.

This summer, swimming will be more challenging right from the start. Phelps will be tested by U.S. teammate Ryan Lochte, who is favored on Day One of the swimming competition Saturday to hand Phelps the defeat he never experienced in Beijing.

The winner of Saturday’s showdown might take the lead in the unofficial race to determine the world’s top male swimmer.

Reports says that Phelps, will retire after this years Olympics. Lochte will face Phelps in the 200 individual medley.

Locthe have defeated Phelps in two races in the past, the 200 individual medley and 200 freestyle, and won more gold medals overall. At the recent Olympic trials, however, Phelps regained the mental edge, defeating Lochte in three of four head-to-head finals.

Australian Rider Shane Rose Withdrew From the Olympic Equestrian competition

July 23, 2012 by

LONDON : in a recent report from, an Australian rider Shane Rose withdrew from the Olympic equestrian competition on Sunday, July 22,2012,  because his horse, Taurus, was ruled out with a leg injury.

Rose was a silver medalist in three-day event at the 2008 Beijing Games and have high hopes of having the gold medal this time. However an injury of his horse, Taurus, left him with no choice but to withdrew from the competition. He will be replaced by traveling reserve Megan Jones and her horse, Allofasudden, but still her inclusion is subject to IOC approval.

The injury of Taurus is known but the team still hopes it could recover soon according to Brett Mace, Australian equestrian section manager but the recent development says that Taurus cannot compete the game.

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Mace feels sorry for Shane, who has worked for many years preparing Taurus for these games.

Jones was also a silver medalist in Beijing in the team event and finished fourth in the individual event.