Two main stories yesterday. The first being that the hosts, Great Britain, finally won themselves a couple of gold medals thanks to (Sir) Bradley Wiggins and rowing pair Helen Glover and Heather Stanning. The second headline of the day was the expulsion of 4 pairs of female badminton players for trying to lose on purpose to get an easier draw in the next round. They played so blatantly bad that the crowd were booing them. [47 photos total]

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Tournament referee Torsten Berg speaks to players from China and South Korea during their women's doubles badminton match during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Wembley Arena (BAZUKI MUHAMMAD/REUTERS) #
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Michael Phelps of the U.S. prepares to take part in his men's 200m individual medley heat during the London 2012 Olympic Games (JORGE SILVA/REUTERS) #
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Great Britain's Jack Oliver prepares to compete on the men's 77Kg Group B weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning celebrate winning the gold medal after their women's pair Final A at Eton Dorney during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DARREN WHITESIDE/REUTERS) #
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Ryan Lochte of the U.S. swims to a first place finish in his men's 200m backstroke heat during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (JORGE SILVA/REUTERS) #
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Photographers react as Algeria's Safia Boukhima crashes into the boards as she chases after the ball during their women's Group A volleyball match against Russia at Earls Court during the London 2012 Olympic Games (IVAN ALVARADO/REUTERS) #
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Tunisia's Ghada Hassine walks past Olympic logo during the women's 69Kg Group B weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Olga Zabelinskaya's bicycle is reflected in her visor as she waits to start in the women's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARK BLINCH/REUTERS) #
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James of the U.S. hugs Tunisia's Kechrid after their game at the men's preliminary round Group A basketball match at the Basketball Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE SEGAR/REUTERS) #
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Cuba's Alvarez Estrada leaves the ring after defeating Diaz of the U.S. in their Men's Bantam (56kg) Round of 16 boxing match during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MURAD SEZER/REUTERS) #
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Seth Kelsey of the U.S. celebrates a point against Li Guojie during their men's epee individual round of 32 fencing competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Ryan Lochte of the U.S. swims in his men's 200m individual medley heat during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' van der Weerden celebrates scoring second goal against Belgium during their men's Group B hockey match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Riverbank Arena on the Olympic Park (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #
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Serbia's Ivana Djerisilo watches as the ball falls over the net during their women's Group B volleyball match against Turkey at Earls Court during the London 2012 Olympic Games (IVAN ALVARADO/REUTERS) #
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Poland's Aleksandra Socha compets against Canada's Sandra Sassine during their women's sabre individual round of 32 fencing competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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Leandro Damiao of Brazil scores a goal during their men's first round Group C preliminary soccer match against New Zealand at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Newcastle (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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France's Blandine Dancette scores a goal on Sweden's goalkeeper Gabriella Kain in their women's handball Preliminaries Group B match at the Copper Box venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS) #
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Mariel Zagunis of the U.S. prepares to compete against Indonesia's Diah Permatasari in women's sabre individual round of 32 fencing competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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A combination picture shows the table tennis players watching the ball during the London 2012 Olympic Games (STAFF/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Daniele Molmenti reacts after his men's kayak (K1) finals run at Lee Valley White Water Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games reacts after his men's kayak (K1) finals run at Lee Valley White Water Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games (LUCY NICHOLSON/REUTERS) #
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Alex Sandro of Brazil is shown the red card by referee Bakary Gassama of Gambia during their men's first round Group C preliminary soccer match in Newcastle (NIGEL RODDIS/REUTERS) #
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China's Luo Yutong and Qin Kai celebrate after winning their men's synchronised 3m springboard final at the London 2012 Olympic Games (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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Gold medallist South Korea's Kim Jangmi poses at the victory ceremony for the women's 25m pistol shooting event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Royal Artillery Barracks (MIKE HUTCHINGS/REUTERS) #
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Gold medallist Britain's Bradley Wiggins celebrates on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands' Dorian Van Rijsselberge sails before the third race of the men's RS-X sailing class at the London 2012 Olympic Games (PASCAL LAUENER/REUTERS) #
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Hungary's Dora Csabai reacts during their women's preliminary round Group A water polo match against China at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena (LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS) #
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North Korea's Jong Sim Rim competes on the women's 69Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Bradley Wiggins competes in the men's cycling individual time trial at the London 2012 Olympic Games (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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Spain's Iria Grandal shoots during the women's individual round of 16 eliminations archery event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Lord's Cricket Ground (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Aleksandra Cotti splashes a bottle of water on her face during their women's preliminary round Group B water polo match against Russia at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena (LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS) #
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Oleg Verniaiev of Ukraine competes in the vault during the men's individual all-around gymnastics final at the London 2012 Olympic Games (PHIL NOBLE/REUTERS) #
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France's Thomas Faucheron competes with Thailand's Witthaya Thamwong during the men's archery individual round of 32 eliminations at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Lord's Cricket Ground (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
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John Orozco of the U.S. reacts after competing in the pommel horse during the men's individual all-around gymnastics final at the London 2012 Olympic Games (BRIAN SNYDER/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Marie Gerbron takes a shot against Brazil in their women's handball Preliminaries Group A match at the Copper Box venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARKO DJURICA/REUTERS) #
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Danell Leyva of the U.S. is seen between events during the men's individual all-around gymnastics final in London (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Iraq's Rand al-Mashhadani waves to the crowd as she receives a standing ovation after losing to South Korea's Ki Bo-bae during the women's archery individual round of 32 eliminations at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Lord's Cricket Ground (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
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Men pose for a photograph wearing their Olympic sunglasses in the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London during the London 2012 Olympic Games (OLIVIA HARRIS/REUTERS) #
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Marcel Nguyen of Germany competes in the horizontal bar during the men's individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS) #
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London Mayor Boris Johnson dangles in the air after getting stranded on a zip wire at Victoria Park (HANDOUT/REUTERS) #
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U.S. team celebrates a goal during their women's preliminary round Group A water polo match against Spain during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena (LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS) #
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Kohei Uchimura of Japan celebrates winning a gold medal during the men's individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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South Korea's Jaehyouk Sa shouts after get injured on the men's 77Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS) #
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South Korea's Jinsun Jung celebrates his victory against Seth Kelsey of the U.S. at the end of their men's epee individual bronze medal fencing match at the London 2012 Olympic Games (FABRIZIO BENSCH/REUTERS) #
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Competitors swim in the women's 100m freestyle semi-final during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MICHAEL DALDER/REUTERS) #
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A combination of pictures shows Kohei Uchimura of Japan competing in the six different apparatus of the men's individual all-around gymnastics final in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (STAFF/REUTERS) #
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Nathan Adrian of the U.S. celebrates winning the men's 100m freestyle final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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Czech Republic's Marketa Slukova spikes against Australia's Nat Cook and Tamsin Hinchley during their women's preliminary round beach volleyball match at Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS) #

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