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23:32           29/07/2012

Camille Muffat of France held off a strong challenge from Allison Schmitt to win the Olympic 400 meters freestyle gold on Sunday.

Muffat, a 2011 world bronze medalist, managed to fend off the American in the final 50 meters to win in 4 minutes, 1.45 seconds, an Olympic record.

“I’m relieved and happy,” Moffat said. “I haven’t thought about all the work, I was thinking about the other swimmers and my family.”

“Being an Olympic champion was the most difficult dream to reach. I knew this year I was the best, but I didn’t expect to win.”

Beijing bronze medalist Schmitt was 0.34 seconds behind, with Britain’s Rebecca Adlington, 2008 gold medalist in both the 200 meters and 400 meters freestyle, claiming the bronze.

“I did not expect to medal,” Adlington said. “It’s a really tough race. The only disappointment is with the time.”

World record holder Frederica Pellegrini of Italy was fifth.

from:  http://en.ria.ru/sports/20120729/174847689.html

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Camille Muffat was born on October 28th, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camille_Muffat

October 28th, 1989

October 28th

10 + 28 +2+0+1+1 = 42 = her personal year (from October 28th, 2011 to October 27th, 2012) = Everybody loves Camille.

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42 year + 7 (July) = 49 = her personal month (from July 28th, 2012 to August 27th, 2012) = Happy.  Smiling.  Satisfied.

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29 July 2012               13:25 ET

Cyclist Lizzie Armitstead has won Team GB’s first London 2012 medal, taking silver in the women’s road race.

Later, swimmer Rebecca Adlington will aim to win gold in the final of the 400m freestyle.

London 2012 chairman Lord Coe insisted Olympics venues were “stuffed” with sports fans, after a row about empty seats on Saturday.

However, on Sunday empty seats could be seen at several sports, including basketball, volleyball and tennis.

Armitstead, 23, from Otley near Leeds, was beaten to the gold at the end of the 140-kilometre race by Holland’s Marianne Vos in a sprint finish on The Mall.

She said: “I’m really, really happy. Maybe later I’ll start thinking about that gold, but I’m happy with silver at the moment.”

In other Olympic developments:

Mansfield-born Adlington began her defence of the two gold medals she won in Beijing in the 400m freestyle heats on Sunday morning.

Ahead of the final, expected at about 20:18 BST, she wrote on Twitter that she was “not expecting anything” from the race, adding “all I can do is my best”.

Lord Coe spoke out as the row mounted over unfilled seats in several Olympic venues.

At some venues, seats in the accredited “Olympic family” areas – reserved for groups including officials, sports federations, athletes, journalists and sponsors – have remained empty.

“I don’t think you will be seeing this as an issue, long-term through the Games,” Lord Coe told a press conference.

Organisers would fill some of the empty seats with servicemen and women, as well as local students and teachers, he said.

And they would sell more tickets – as they did with about 1,000 tickets on the London 2012 website on Saturday night.

He said a system had been introduced which was similar to the one used at Wimbledon, where people coming out of the stadium handed on their tickets so the seats could be made available to others.

‘Experience tainted’

Locog said it would examine options to upgrade the tickets of members of the public and move them into accredited areas.

Tickets are also given to sponsors and, on Sunday, Visa, British Airways and Lloyds TSB all said they had given the majority of their ticket allocations to customers through competitions and promotions.

Lord Coe added that sponsors “were turning up,” adding that they would not be naming and shaming those who did not.

On Sunday, empty seats were seen at venues including basketball at the Olympic Park, where troops filled the gaps, tennis at Wimbledon and volleyball at Earl’s Court.

Around 100 seats at the gymnastics at the North Greenwich Arena were also given to troops.

But many other venues were full including boxing, judo and fencing at ExCel, badminton at Wembley Arena and shooting at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

American Paul Fondie, who now lives in Kew, west London, said he was frustrated by the number of empty seats at the men’s gymnastics at the O2 on Saturday.

He said he and his wife had not been able to take their six-year-old son because they could not get an extra ticket.

“It tainted my experience of the Olympics – it was our moment to come under the microscope and show that London can do it well.”A term used by organisers to describe the group of accredited people deemed to be critical to the success of the Games.

What is the Olympic family?

According to Locog, this includes:

  • Athletes and their entourage of trainers and officials
  • National Olympic Committees (NOC)
  • Olympic workforces, including accredited volunteers
  • The media
  • International Federations (IF)officials:
  • International Olympic Committee
  • Marketing Partners, including corporate sponsors and guests

Andy Murray has claimed his first Olympic singles victory, beating Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka 6-3 6-3.

And Briton Ben Ainslie opened his quest for a fourth Olympic gold medal with a second place finish in the opening race in the sailing at Weymouth Bay.

British teams have been competing in basketball, handball, hockey, volleyball, water polo and the football on Sunday.

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19034653

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Lizzie Armitstead was born on December 18th, 1988 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizzie_Armitstead

December 18th, 1988

December 18th

12 + 18 +2+0+1+1 = 34 = her personal year (from December 18th, 2011 to December 17th, 2012) = Cyclist.  Women’s road race.

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Rebecca Adlington

July 27, 2012

Rebecca Adlington says her Great Britain team-mates should seize their “one shot” to compete at a home Olympics as London prepares to stage the Games for a third time.

The swimmer is one of Team GB’s best hopes for success after winning double gold in Beijing and is relishing the chance to shine on home soil.

“It is going be so different and something that you can’t fully prepare for. It’s exciting and new and just one of those things that you have to take in your stride,” said the 23-year-old.

“I know it sounds like a song, but this is our one shot to compete at a home Olympics. I just think it’s going to be amazing.”

London 2012 in numbers

  • 10,490 – Approximate number of athletes competing at London 2012
  • 204 – Countries sending athletes to the Games
  • 541 – Members of Team GB.
  • 80,000 – Capacity of the Olympic Stadium
  • 34 – Olympic venues
  • 8.8m – Tickets made available
  • 26 – Different sports
  • 39 – Different disciplines
  • 19 – Days London 2012 will take place over, from Wednesday 25 July-Sunday 12 August
  • 302 – Gold medals events taking place
  • 4,700 – Approximate number of medals created by the Royal Mint

More than 10,000 athletes from 204 nations will compete for a total of 302 gold medals in London, which also hosted the Games in 1908 and 1948. More women are taking part than ever before.

Adlington added that the home crowd could have a key role to play as Britain seek to better their fourth-place finish at the 2008 Games. They won 19 golds in China and 47 medals in total.

“It’s going to lift us all and pick us up if we’re feeling low,” she said. “I’m sure it’s just going to be 100% positive for the whole week.”

Britain have been set a target of at least 48 medals by UK Sport, the body that helps fund Britain’s Olympians.

Some of GB’s main hopes rest on the likes of Adlington, sailor Ben Ainslie, athletes Jessica Ennis, Dai Greene and Mo Farah,cyclists Sir Chris Hoy, Mark Cavendish and Victoria Pendleton, gymnasts Beth Tweddle and Louis Smith, and rowers Kath Grainger, Anna Watkins, Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter.

“I think GB can be really successful,” Ennis said. “Having a home crowd is just going to bring out some extra performances in all of us.”

The heptathlete, who missed the 2008 Games because of injury, hopes the British team can feed off each other’s success.

“When you see someone performing well in the team it gives you that extra edge and feeling that you want to perform just as well and keep that ball rolling,” she added.

Cavendish could give Britain their first gold medal of the Games when he competes in the men’s road race on Saturday. He is already the world’s best sprinter but has yet to win an Olympic title.

“An Olympic medal, regardless if it’s the first or last on offer, is an Olympic medal for your team,” he said. “It’s easy to get emotional about it. I’ve been nervous this week.”

Friday’s opening ceremony marks the official start of the XXX Olympiad, but the action has already begun.

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Michael Phelps

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Great Britain’s football teams kicked off their campaigns earlier in the week, with the women beating New Zealand 1-0 in Cardiff and the men drawing 1-1 with Senegal in Manchester.

And two world records were set in the archery events on Friday morning, with South Korea setting new landmarks at Lord’s.

Record breakers Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps will be aiming for more Olympic success after starring in Beijing.

Bolt is defending the 100m and 200m titles he won in such style in China, although the Jamaican admits he is only “95% fit”, while Phelps, who won eight golds in 2008, is looking to add another seven to his tally.

Phelps is already the most successful Olympian ever with 14 golds, having won six in Athens.

“Everything feels good,” said the 27-year-old American, who will retire from major competition after the Games.

“This is something I have been looking forward to for a while. I am going to get in the water and race as hard as I can.”

Other big names from the world of sport will be joining Bolt and Phelps on the world’s biggest sporting stage.

Analysis

Image of David BondDavid BondBBC sports editor

For years, we have questioned the costs, cast a sceptical eye at the legacy promises and scratched our heads at the gaudy logo.

But as a hazy, overcast dawn broke over London on Friday, it was impossible to ignore the growing sense of collective national excitement.

Anyone lucky enough to have walked through the Olympic Park in the last few days has been stunned at the way organisers have put this place together. I have seen it take shape piece by piece over the years but nothing prepares you for the sight of it in full Olympic mode.

But before we all get carried away, it is worth remembering we have only reached the start line. These Games will only be judged a success if the organisational plans do not descend into a farce worthy of the BBC spoof ‘2012’. They will only be seen as truly memorable if Team GB hit their medal targets and we are left with truly jaw-dropping sporting moments. Looking further, they must deliver a proper lasting sporting legacy.

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic compete in the tennis events at Wimbledon, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant are part of star-studded American basketball team, while Neymar, Hulk and Pato will attempt to give Brazil their first ever gold in men’s football.

Federer, who won a gold in the men’s doubles in 2008, will start the singles competition as favourite following his record-breaking seventh title at the All England Club just a few weeks ago.

“Having the chance to play in the Olympics at Wimbledon is incredible,” said the Swiss. “The pressure is obviously big because it is a different type of event. It only happens every four years, so that is not something we are used to.”

Whether world records fall may be down to the unpredictable British weather, but Oscar Pistorius will make history whether it rains or shine.

The South African will become the first double amputee to compete in the Olympics after being selected to run in the men’s 400m.

His exploits – and those of Bolt, Phelps, Ennis, etc – will be followed closely by the world’s media, with around 21,000 journalists and broadcasters accredited for the Games.

In Britain, the BBC’s extensive coverage ensures that every gold medal, every sport and every member of Team GB will be covered every day.

“There is a huge sense of excitement because Britain is ready to welcome the greatest show on earth,” said Prime Minister David Cameron. “It’s going to be an incredible few weeks for our country.”

from:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/19009779

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Rebecca Adlington was born on February 17th, 1989 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rebecca_Adlington

February 17th, 1989

2 + 17 +1+9+8+9 = 46 = her life lesson = Making history.

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