Christine Ohuruogu playing down medal chances

Just after being cleared of an Olympic ban, Christine Ohuruogu is still playing down her chances of winning a medal at the Beijing Olympics.
Ohuruogu won gold recently at the World Championships in Osaka.
“It’s not going to be just a case of turning up and taking an Olympic gold medal,” she said.
“There are [...]

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Fifteen year old Jiang Yuyuan won the women’s all around at the Good Luck Beijing Olympic games warm-up event. She scorred 61.225 points.
Daria Joura from Australia won the silver and bronze went to Bridget Sloan of America.
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Jennifer Lee from the US faces a tough decision. Currently she needs to change citizenship or else she will miss the Olympics.
She is living in Hong Kong, where the 2008 Beijing Olympic equestrian events will be taking place.
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Russia beat Spain in Fukuoka on Sunday: 25-21, 25-13, 25-15.
“Spain did not play as well as they did in the European championship. For us, this is the start of the second half of the World Cup and we were determined to start it with a win,” said Russian coach Vladimir Alekno.
“We kept the momentum. It [...]

Australian cyclist Ryan Bayley has said that he will be “unstoppable” at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after winning a final in Melbourne, Australia.
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The Australian hockey team the ‘Kookaburras’ are playing in Kuala Lumpur this week. The temperature is 33 degrees centigrade with 85 per cent humidity.
Coach Barry Dancer said that the games should be a good opportunity to prepare for similar conditions for the Olympics next year in Beijing:
“Certainly the tournament we’re going to [...]