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The Olympics: Day 11

Swimming Open Water 10k:  The medals that never were.  Controversies seem to be like buses and medals.  They come one after the other.  On Sunday, there was controversy in the women’s race when the silver medallist, Aurelie Muller of France, was disqualified for forcibly holding down Italian Rachele Bruni with her arm as she lunged for the finishing board.  Today, at the end of a frantic finish in the men’s race, British swimmer Jack Burnell was first given third, then fifth, but was eventually disqualified … Read the rest

The Olympics: Day 10

Dressage:  There was something of the After the Lord Mayor’s Show about Monday, after the scintillating shower of gold medals for Team GB on Sensational Sunday.  But not at the Equestrian Centre, where defending individual gold medallist Charlotte Dujardin was looking to emulate her London 2012 triumph on her mighty horse Valegro.  Now, I have to confess, I know nothing about this sport, but I love the music that accompanies the dancing horses.  From Queen and Bon Jovi to Carlos Santana to classical – some … Read the rest