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Today (August 4) sees the first, of two, days of competition in the sport of triathlon. The women are the first to compete for Olympic medals here.

Link: http://www.london2012.com/triathlon/schedule-and-results/day=4-august/all-day.html

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Andrea Hewitt is New Zealand's hope for a Bronze here...She is just too small to get up and beat the taller girls and win Silver or Bronze...although she is predicted to take a Silver...

But anyway...Here they go, Womans Tri away...

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In the middle of the Bike ride...Lots of spills on the semi dry roadway...skills needed. Breakaway group now being caught by the main chase group.

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In the middle of the Bike ride...Lots of spills on the semi dry roadway...skills needed. Breakaway group now being caught by the main chase group.

22 in the lead group mid way through the cycle.

Two Kiwis in that Group.

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Final medal results of the women's triathlon event for August 4:

- GOLD: Nicola Spirig (Switzerland)

- SILVER: Lisa Norden (Sweden)

- BRONZE: Erin Densham (Australia)

Link: http://www.london2012.com/triathlon/event/women/phase=trw001100/index.html

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Final medal results for the other (the men) triathlon event for August 7:

- GOLD: Alistair Brownlee (GREAT BRITAIN)

- SILVER: Javier Gomez (Spain)

- BRONZE: Jonathan Brownlee (GREAT BRITAIN)

Link: http://www.london2012.com/triathlon/event/men/index.html?v=20120808-011422819

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That ends the triathlon for London 2012.

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SOK and the swedish triathlon federarion have make a protest to CAS. They want the women's gold medal to be shared between Spirig and Nordén.Tomorrow CAS will decide what they will do about this situation.

I don't think they will do anything. Also Lisa Nordén seems to be happy with her silver medal.

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Sweden lose appeal for joint women's gold

Swedish triathlete Lisa Norden will not be awarded a gold medal after the close finish to the Olympic women's event a week ago, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said in a statement on Saturday.

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According to long standing CAS jurisprudence, a "field-of-play decision" is unable to be reviewed by CAS panels except in the event that there has been arbitrariness or bad faith in arriving at the decision.

Sweden had appealed after the race but the International Triathlon Union (ITU) rejected it on Wednesday.

Judges examined the photographic evidence after the race and decided Spirig's winning margin was less than 15 centimeters. Officials later issued a photograph which appeared to show Norden's head crossing the finish line first.

However, the ITU ruled that the winner was the athlete whose torso crossed the line first and said two cameras at the finish showed the Swiss athlete's torso ahead of the Swede's.

It was the first time that an Olympic triathlon had been decided on a photo-finish.

http://sports.yahoo....04273--spt.html

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