London Olympics 2012: Day 1

Jul 28, 2012, 15:26 PM IST
Misty May-Treanor, right, and Kerri Walsh, left, of US celebrate winning a point against Australia in their Beach Volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Misty May-Treanor, right, and Kerri Walsh, left, of US celebrate winning a point against Australia in their Beach Volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Australia's Jennifer Screen (6) passes the ball past Great Britain's Johannah Leedham (13)during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Australia's Jennifer Screen (6) passes the ball past Great Britain's Johannah Leedham (13)during the first half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Japan's Satoshi Shimizu reacts after defeating Ghana's Isaac Dogboe in a bantam weight 56-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Japan's Satoshi Shimizu reacts after defeating Ghana's Isaac Dogboe in a bantam weight 56-kg preliminary boxing match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

US supporters cheer during the group G women's soccer match between the United States and Colombia at the London 2012 Summer Olympics  at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.
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US supporters cheer during the group G women's soccer match between the United States and Colombia at the London 2012 Summer Olympics at Hampden Park Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland.

Natalia Partyka of Poland celebrates her win against Mie Skov of Denmark in the second round of the women's singles table tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Natalia Partyka of Poland celebrates her win against Mie Skov of Denmark in the second round of the women's singles table tennis at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

German gymnast Fabian Hambuchen performs on the rings during the Artistic Gymnastics men's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London.
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German gymnast Fabian Hambuchen performs on the rings during the Artistic Gymnastics men's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Saturday, July 28, 2012, in London.

United States' Claire Donahue, right, embraces United States' Dana Vollmer after competing in the women's 100-meter butterfly swimming semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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United States' Claire Donahue, right, embraces United States' Dana Vollmer after competing in the women's 100-meter butterfly swimming semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Members of the US women's relay team, from left, Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt, Jessica Hardy and Missy Franklin pose with their bronze medals in the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Members of the US women's relay team, from left, Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt, Jessica Hardy and Missy Franklin pose with their bronze medals in the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh waves as Japan's Kosuke Kitajima looks on after their men's 100 meters breaststroke semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh waves as Japan's Kosuke Kitajima looks on after their men's 100 meters breaststroke semifinal at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

From left, Australia's Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Melanie Schlanger pose with their gold medals for the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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From left, Australia's Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Melanie Schlanger pose with their gold medals for the women's 4x100-meter freestyle relay swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

China's Yi Siling, center, celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's 10-meter air rifle event, alongside silver medalist Poland's Sylwia Bogacka, left, and bronze medalist China's Yu Dan, right, at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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China's Yi Siling, center, celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's 10-meter air rifle event, alongside silver medalist Poland's Sylwia Bogacka, left, and bronze medalist China's Yu Dan, right, at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Czech gymnast Martin Konecny performs on the rings during the Artistic Gymnastic men's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Czech gymnast Martin Konecny performs on the rings during the Artistic Gymnastic men's qualification at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Canada's Teresa Gabriele (5) shoots over Russia's Kim Smith (8) and Natalie Achonwa (11) during the second half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Canada's Teresa Gabriele (5) shoots over Russia's Kim Smith (8) and Natalie Achonwa (11) during the second half of a preliminary women's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Hyun Hee Nam of South Korea, left, and Olga Leleyko of Ukraine compete in the round of 32 during women's fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Hyun Hee Nam of South Korea, left, and Olga Leleyko of Ukraine compete in the round of 32 during women's fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, right watches the opening day of swimming competitions at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, right watches the opening day of swimming competitions at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Iran's Elaheh Ahmadi shoots during the women's 10-meter air rifle final at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Iran's Elaheh Ahmadi shoots during the women's 10-meter air rifle final at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Sweden's Lotta Schelin, left, battles for the ball against Japan's Homare Sawa, right, during the group F women's soccer match between Japan and Sweden at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Sweden's Lotta Schelin, left, battles for the ball against Japan's Homare Sawa, right, during the group F women's soccer match between Japan and Sweden at the London 2012 Summer Olympics.

China's Yi Siling celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 10-meter air rifle event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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China's Yi Siling celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 10-meter air rifle event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Japan's Takahuru Furukawa aims for the target during the team elimination stage at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Japan's Takahuru Furukawa aims for the target during the team elimination stage at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Ruslans Sorokins, left from Latvia leaps to spike a ball during the Beach Volleyball match against Poland at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Ruslans Sorokins, left from Latvia leaps to spike a ball during the Beach Volleyball match against Poland at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Britain's Bradley Wiggins, competes during the men's road cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Britain's Bradley Wiggins, competes during the men's road cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Victoria Zhilinskayte of Russia, center, takes a shot at goal as Angola's Nair Almeida, left, and Natalia Bernardo, right, watch during their women's handball preliminary match at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Victoria Zhilinskayte of Russia, center, takes a shot at goal as Angola's Nair Almeida, left, and Natalia Bernardo, right, watch during their women's handball preliminary match at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Boats from, bottom to top, Argentina, New Zealand, Great Britain, and Estonia during a men's rowing double sculls heat in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Boats from, bottom to top, Argentina, New Zealand, Great Britain, and Estonia during a men's rowing double sculls heat in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Natalia Sheppard of Great Britain, left and Sophie Troiano of Great Britain compete in the of round 64 during women's fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Natalia Sheppard of Great Britain, left and Sophie Troiano of Great Britain compete in the of round 64 during women's fencing at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Dancers perform at the Beach Volleyball Venue at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Dancers perform at the Beach Volleyball Venue at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Britain's Bradley Wiggins leads his teammates as they start the Men's Road Cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Britain's Bradley Wiggins leads his teammates as they start the Men's Road Cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Men's rowing eight heat in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Men's rowing eight heat in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England, at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Hiroaki Hiraoka of Japan competes against Ashley McKenzie of Great Britain (in blue) during the elimination round of the men's 60kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Hiroaki Hiraoka of Japan competes against Ashley McKenzie of Great Britain (in blue) during the elimination round of the men's 60kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

USA's Ryan Lochte competes in a heat of the men's 400-meter individual medley at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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USA's Ryan Lochte competes in a heat of the men's 400-meter individual medley at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Zhang Xi, from China looks on as Anastasia Vasina, from Russia celebrates with her teammate Anna Vozakova, winning a point during their Beach Volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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Zhang Xi, from China looks on as Anastasia Vasina, from Russia celebrates with her teammate Anna Vozakova, winning a point during their Beach Volleyball match at the 2012 Summer Olympics.