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

July 28, 2012

According to the latest news as posted in london2012.com 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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Olympic Opening Ceremony 2012: Controversial Tape Delay in US by NBC

July 27, 2012

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