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Gold and silver to France in men’s mountain bike

Julien Absalon won the gold and Jean-Christophe Peraud won the silver medal in the men’s mountain bike, cross country event.
The bronze was won by Nino Schurter of Switzerland.

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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 [...]

Irakli Tsirekidze won Georgia’e second gold medal by beating Amar Benikhlef of Algeria with a shido. Amar Benikhlef wins the silver medal.

Hesham Mesbah of Egypt and Sergei Aschwanden of Switzerland both won bronze medals.

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.

Kristin Armstrong of the United States claimed gold in the Women’s Individual Time Trial with a time of 34:51.72 on the 23.8km course.
Emma Pooley of Great Britain won silver with a time of 35:16.01 and the bronze went to Karin Thurig of Switzerland in 35:50.99.

Roger Federer won his first round match beating Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 6-2.
The match was delayed for 24 hours because of rain on Sunday.
“I based my schedule around the Olympic Games,” he told reporters. “It hurt to lose the Wimbledon final and then the speculation starts about me losing my number one ranking but [...]

Samuel Sanchez from Spain won the 245.4 km road race just now - the longest course in Olympic history.
He completed the race in 6:23.49. Davide Rebellin from Italy finished second to take the silver and Fabian Cancellara from Switzerland came third.
It was also the first time for race to start and finish [...]