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HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014

Austria laments worst Games in 50 years

Days before the London Olympics draw to a close, Austria was already lamenting its biggest washout in half a century Friday, with no medals to show for and poor performances by some of its biggest hopes.

Tazegul scores gold for Turkey in taekwondo

Servet Tazegul of Turkey won Olympic taekwondo gold in the men's 68kg weight class in London on  Thursday.

Otarsultanov wins gold in 55kg freestyle wrestling

Dzhamal Otarsultanov rewarded the Russian selectors with an Olympic gold medal when he took the 55kg men's freestyle wrestling title at London's Excel Arena on Friday.

Fashion wins few medals in London

Designer Giorgio Armani predicted that the London Olympics would be the most stylish ever, but fashion experts say there has been as much bad taste as elegance on display.

Bolt a legend with the X-Factor

Usain Bolt may believe he is now worthy of the legend tag and be on a par with Michael Johnson - but he arguably surpasses the American because he can win and entertain at the same time.

Ireland's Taylor sweeps to lightweight gold

Ireland's Katie Taylor beat Russian Sofya Ochigava to win the women's Olympic lightweight boxing gold medal today. She roared on by passionate crowd at the Excel Arena, beat the taller Russian 10-8.

Boxing chief hopes to change scoring system

The President of amateur boxing's governing body expects to replace the sport's computerized scoring system with the traditional professional judging system well before the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016.

China unbeatable in table tennis

China swept all four gold medals again at the London Olympics, duplicating its results from Beijing four years ago.

Great Britain's Dujardin wins individual dressage gold

Great Britain's Charlotte Dujardin won individual dressage gold with a record score today, the London Olympic hosts' first ever medal in the event.

Final match for US volleyball duo ends in gold

For 11 years, they have been Kerri and Misty, the most recognizable faces in Olympic beach volleyball and a team that dominated the sport.

Guerdat wins individual show jumping gold

Switzerland's Steve Guerdat, riding Nino des Buissonnets, won the Olympic Games individual show jumping gold at Greenwich Park on Wednesday.

Olympic sailing: Gold for Australia in men's 49er

The Australian crew of Nathan Outterridge and Iain Jensen won the gold in the Olympic men's 49er sailing class by a convincing margin in London on Wednesday.

Norway has 1st gold, China, US in close medal race

A 36-year-old canoeist gave Norway its first gold medal of the London Olympics today as China and the United States continued their intense games-long competition for top spot on the medal table.

Hungary wins Olympic gold in men's K-2 1,000m sprint

Rudolf Dombi and Roland Kokeny of Hungary won Olympic gold in the men's 1,000-meter K-2 today, beating their fast-finishing Portuguese rivals in a photo finish.

Bolt, Brathwaite anxiously eyeing semis

Sprint superstar Usain Bolt described his opening 200 metres heat here as "easy" as he took a giant step towards an unprecedented repeat Olympic sprint double at the London Games.
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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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