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Eric Lamaze wins mixed equestrian jumping

Eric Lamaze from Canada has won the mixed equestrian jumping at the Beijing Olympics.
Rolf-Goran Bengtsson from Sweden won the silver medal and Beezie Madden from the United States won the bronze medal.

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Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have won the gold medal in the star, men’s kneel boat (sailing) event at the Beijing Olympics.
Brazil’s Robert Scheidt and Bruno Prada took the silver and the bronze went to Sweden’s team of Fredrik Loof and Anders Ekstrom.

Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland have won the gold medal in men’s doubles tennis. An Olympic gold is one prize that has elluded Federer in his brilliant tennis career. They beat Simon Aspelin and Thomas Johansson of Sweden 6-3, 6-4, 6-7 (4), 6-3.

Mike and Bob Bryan of the United States won [...]

In a bad show of sportsmanship Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian dropped his bronze medal in the ring which he won in the 84kg greco-roman contest, as a show of protest.
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Fabian Cancellara from Switzerland has won the men’s time trial at the Beijing Olympics. Gustav Larsson from Sweden won the silver medal and Levi Leipheimer from the United States won the bronze.
Australia’s medal hopeful Cadel Evans finished fifth.

In very difficult conditions Nicole Cooke from Great Britain has won the women’s road race in 3.32.24. What started out as hot and humid weather, a storm hit Beijing bringing down heavy rain.
Emma Johansson from Sweden came second and Tatiana Guderzo from Italy came third in a photo finish.

Sweden beat Norway 2-0 in a match to help prepare for the Beijing Olympics.
Lotta Schelin and Jessica Landstrom were the only goal scorers for Sweden.
The United States are defending champions and both teams suffered defeats to them in the recent friendlies.
Sweden is ranked number 3 in the world behind United States and Germany.
Norway [...]