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HindustanTimes Sun,31 Aug 2014

Germany win men's hockey gold medal

Germany won their second successive men's hockey gold on Saturday by beating the Netherlands 2-1 with Jan Philipp Rabente scoring twice in a fast-paced encounter.

Bresset storms to women's mountain bike gold

France's Julie Bresset stormed to victory in the women's mountain bike cross country race to claim her maiden Olympic title on Saturday.

US pleased to find golden touch in London

US Olympic Committee Chairman Larry Probst didn't go in for any false modesty Saturday as he contemplated America's place atop the medals table on the penultimate day of the London Olympics.

IOC steers clear of AIBA row with TV networks

The International Olympic Committee on Saturday steered clear of disputes that have erupted between the boxing federation and major broadcasters NBC and BBC, saying it was up to the two sides in each case to settle their differences.

BBC sued over 'cash for medals' allegations

With the men's Olympic boxing medals to be decided this weekend, the sports' governing body announced Saturday it is sueing the BBC over repeated allegations of cash for medals.

Dutch win 2nd straight Olympic women's hockey gold

The Netherlands retained its women's Olympic field hockey title by controlling the second half and beating world champion Argentina 2-0 at Riverbank Arena.

Pistorius leaves London as an Olympic finalist

Oscar Pistorius set precedents all the way along his journey to and through the London Games. In the end, it was all about this: Running in an Olympic final.

Korean joy at first football medal

South Korea erupted with joy early Saturday after its men beat Asian rivals Japan 2-0 in the play-off for bronze to claim the country's first ever Olympic football medal.

Croatia to play Italy in Olympic water polo final

Valentino Gallo scored three times to lift Italy to a 9-7 upset over gold medal-favorite Serbia, and Sandro Sukno netted two goals to power Croatia past Montenegro 7-5 and into the men's water polo final at the London Olympics.

Bolt on track for treble as Jamaica coast into relay final

Usain Bolt's dream of replicating his Beijing golden treble was kept alive today as his team-mates coasted through to the final of the 4x100m relay with ease.

Colombia's Pajon flies to gold in women's BMX

Colombia's Mariana Pajon pedalled and jumped to gold in the women's Olympic BMX final Friday.

Phelps gets gold in social media at London Games

American swimmer Michael Phelps leaves London as the most decorated Olympian with 22 medals and he can also lay claim to another title - winning most fans on social media during the 2012 Games.

Memorable quotes from London Olympics

Following are some of the fun and memorable quotes from the London Olympics:

Australia wins 3rd gold in Olympic sailing

On Friday, Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page of Australia held off their British rivals to win the men's 470 class, the country's third on the English Channel at Weymouth, ensuring that the Australians will finish with more sailing golds than Britain.

Gold for Tunisia's Mellouli in marathon swimming

Tunisia's Oussama Mellouli won his second medal of the London Olympics with victory in the gruelling men's 10-kilometre marathon swim today.

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Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
England 58 59 57 174
Australia 49 42 46 137
Canada 32 16 34 82
Scotland 19 15 19 53
India 15 30 19 64
New Zealand 14 14 17 45
South Africa 13 10 17 40
Nigeria 11 11 14 36
Kenya 10 10 5 25
Jamaica 10 4 8 22
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