The British athlete sponsored by Arab royalty, Russia'sarrives in London to watch judo and talk politics. Plus, why Bradley Wiggins's gold medal was far from picture-perfect.
Chinese, Indonesian and South Korean badminton players are suspected of deliberately throwing their respective matches; Francois Hollande has a dig at the U.K. and the British royal family give up their time for Team GB.
Members of the Ukranian women's rights group, Femen, staged a topless demonstration against the International Olympic Committee outside City Hall on the south bank of the Thames near Tower Bridge in London. Femen claims the IOC collaborates with 'violent' Islamic states. "The regimes are fascists of our time, they treat women like third-class citizens," said protester Reza Moradi. The protesters were arrested.
Australian swimmer Emily Seebohm appeared to blame, then unblame, social media, for her performance which resulted in a silver medal and tears.
Then, on Tuesday night, an Australian tweeted abuse at Seebohm after the race, regarding her emotional response. The girl may have thought the throwaway comment would go unnoticed until Emily Seebohm replied to the tweet and her 8000 followers took an interest.
Victoria Pendleton and the GB sprint team set a World record in the Velodrome. Almost immediately China break that record.
Steve Pay, aka blog commenter, ManofConstantSorrow writes: "Nice to see a mention of the Dressage. I have over the years seen quite a lot of ‘behind the scenes’ about Dressage (it is Mrs ConstantSorrow’s first chosen sport), and Carl Hester always seems like a thoroughly decent bloke to boot. Not quite the ticket to support such an ‘elitist’ sport in the Graun I know but there we have it."