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  1. Final medal results for the following events on August 5.

    Women's Marathon:

    - GOLD: Tiki Gelana (Ethiopia) (Olympic Record)

    - SILVER: Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya)

    - BRONZE: Tatyana Petrova Arkhipova (Russia) (Personal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-marathon/phase=atw099100/index.html

    Women's Triple Jump:

    - GOLD: Olga Rypakova (Kazakhstan) (Seasonal Best)

    - SILVER: Caterine Ibarguen (Colombia)

    - BRONZE: Olha Saladuha (Ukraine)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-triple-jump/phase=atw062100/index.html

    Men's 100m:

    - GOLD: Usain Bolt (Jamaica) (Olympic Record)

    - SILVER: Yohan Blake (Jamaica) (Equalled Personal Best)

    - BRONZE: Justin Gatlin (United States) (Personal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-100m/phase=atm001100/index.html

    Men's Hammer Throw:

    - GOLD: Krisztian Pars (Hungary)

    - SILVER: Primoz Kozmus (Slovenia) (Seasonal Best)

    - BRONZE: Koji Murofushi (Japan) (Seasonal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-hammer-throw/phase=atm054100/index.html

    Women's 400m:

    - GOLD: Sanya Richards-Ross (United States)

    - SILVER: Christine Ohuruogu (GREAT BRITAIN) (Seasonal Best)

    - BRONZE: DeeDee Trotter (United States) (Seasonal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-400m/phase=atw004100/index.html

    Men's 3,000m Steeplechase:

    - GOLD: Ezekiel Kemboi (Kenya)

    - SILVER: Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad (France)

    - BRONZE: Abel Kiprop Mutai (Kenya)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-3km-steeplechase/index.html?v=20120806-011709905

  2. Final medal results for the following events on August 4.

    Women's Heptathlon:

    - GOLD: Jessica Ennis (GREAT BRITAIN)

    - SILVER: Lilli Schwarzkopf (Germany)

    - BRONZE: Tatyana Chernova (Russia)

    Men's 20km Race Walk:

    - GOLD: CHEN Ding (China) (Olympic Record)

    - SILVER: Erick Barrondo (Guatemala)

    - BRONZE: WANG Zhen (China)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-20km-walk/phase=atm092100/index.html

    Women's Discus Throw:

    - GOLD: Sandra Perkovic (Croatia) (National Record)

    - SILVER: Darya Pishchalnikova (Russia)

    - BRONZE: LI Yanfeng (China)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-discus-throw/phase=atw052100/index.html

    Women's 100m:

    - GOLD: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica)

    - SILVER: Carmelita Jeter (United States) (Seasonal Best)

    - BRONZE: Veronica Campbell-Brown (Jamaica) (Seasonal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-100m/phase=atw001100/index.html

    Men's Long Jump:

    - GOLD: Greg Rutherford (GREAT BRITAIN)

    - SILVER: Mitchell Watt (Australia)

    - BRONZE: Will Claye (United States)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-long-jump/phase=atm061100/index.html

    Men's 10,000m:

    - GOLD: Mohamed Farah (GREAT BRITAIN)

    - SILVER: Galen Rupp (United States)

    - BRONZE: Tariku Bekele (Ethiopia)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-10000m/phase=atm100100/index.html

  3. Final medal results for the following events on August 3.

    Men's Shot Put:

    - GOLD: Tomasz Majewski (Poland) (Seasonal Best)

    - SILVER: David Storl (Germany)

    - BRONZE: Reese Hoffa (United States)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-shot-put/phase=atm051100/index.html

    Women's 10,000m:

    - GOLD: Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) (Seasonal Best)

    - SILVER: Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego (Kenya) (Personal Best)

    - BRONZE: Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya) (Personal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-10000m/phase=atw100100/index.html

  4. Even though the athletics (track and field) events do not officially start until August 3, I heard news that the Olympic cauldron has been moved to a more safer place within the Olympic stadium. Therefore, the organizers can prepare the site for athletic competition.

    With 47 different events (and 141 Olympic medals to go for), it is the marquis sport of the Olympic Games. For a preview of the August 3 medal and qualification events, come here.

    Link: http://www.london201...st/all-day.html

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    Well, from today (August 3) to the men's marathon on August 12, Olympic medals will be handed out in the athletics competiton. The first Olympic medals at stake is for the men's shot put and women's 10,000m events.

  5. Even though the athletics (track and field) events do not officially start until August 3, I heard news that the Olympic cauldron has been moved to a more safer place within the Olympic stadium. Therefore, the organizers can prepare the site for athletic competition.

    With 47 different events (and 141 Olympic medals to go for), it is the marquis sport of the Olympic Games. For a preview of the August 3 medal and qualification events, come here.

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/schedule-and-results/day=3-august/all-day.html

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  6. Well, that idea could be in jeopardy, if Rob Ford gets his way. I heard in the grapevine that he has opposed the city having a 30-year transit plan because it would, in his words, cost taxpayers more money. In other words, no more transit infrastructure for the next 30 years, from subways to LRT construction.

  7. and Spain accept they need help, 4th country in EU with ireland greece portugal...

    a rescue package of Euro 100 billion! :S

    much more than expected and will it be enough nobody knows for now.

    hope the country wont suffer too long

    I think this bailout is for the Spanish banks, NOT the government. However, that could change rather quickly.

  8. Just a thought. If Toronto is going to have a chance to get the Olympic Games in its future, then vote in the federal Liberals to Ottawa. If I read my information right, it seems that Canada wins bids to host the Olympic Games (winter and summer) when the Liberals are in power federally at these moments. So, with the next federal election in 2015, it would be an opportunity for the Liberals to kick the Conservatives out of power, if it can.

  9. Well, in NORTH America, there are only so many countries in it. It has the big three: Canada, USA, and Mexico. Not to state obvious facts, but these three countries have hosted an Olympic Games so far. The rest of NA consists of nations that need major help in many areas. Hosting the Olympic Games would be pretty much impossible to achieve here.

    Well, that said, it doesn't mean that these other nations haven't tried to get a bid for an Olympic Games going. Havana (Cuba) and San Juan (Puerto Rico) tried, but failed to get candidate status in each case.

    Also, the cost of hosting just one Olympic Games alone could bankrupt certain nations, if not done properly. The events between winning the bid and actually hosting it almost becomes international news, if things get sensational enough. However, on the flip side, the prestige on the city and country hosting one is huge.

  10. Yeah, but only to a point. You see, Rogge is leaving his post (which is mandatory) next year. The next IOC president may not be as diplomatic as him. However, that said, we do not know who are the candidates to replace Rogge yet.

    Of course, Canada is still the only nation that has hosted the Olympic Games and not win a single gold medal. The winter counterpart was remedied by the Canadian performance at Vancouver 2010. Some people stated that Toronto should have bid for 2020. However, that idea could have brought up that "BnC group" from the shadows again. Surprising, those activists haven't shown up, after Toronto's last pitch for 2008. They tried a subsidiary to "dismantle" Vancouver 2010, with no success. Once Toronto and the COC goes ahead with another bid again, you can bet that this group will return.

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