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One Olympic bronze in Rio would be gold for our national sport – moaning

London 2012 Olympic Gold Medal

So there we have it. The Olympics are all done, and what a resounding success they've been. The main stadium didn't fall to bits, the flame didn't go out, the plug to the TV camera didn't fuse during the 100m, nobody kidnapped the Queen, and what's more the British team won 29 gold medals. Well done, us! What a glorious nation! Twenty nine gold medals, though!

Mark Hudson Gives Cardiff a Winning Start Against Huddersfield Town

Cardiff City Stadium

The match was billed locally as Craig Bellamy's Second Coming but it was the player who replaced him as captain when he left for Liverpool, Mark Hudson, who got Cardiff's renewed pursuit of promotion off to a winning start, stabbing home the winner at close range as a largely mundane scrap went into added time.

Pussy Riot Verdict Greeted With Defiance

Vladimir Putin Wags Finger

Judge Marina Syrova's tone remained soft and monotonous throughout the three hours it took her to read the state's case against the three Pussy Riot members. But her message was steely and unyielding. "What they did was offensive to believers," Syrova said. "It was a crude violation of the social order."