There is one thing that I have admired with the ever-vibrant British press since the start of the Olympics. Team GBs’ hunt for their opening games gold continues, but you can’t pick this from the flashy headlines around the Olympic stories. ‘
'Glorious’, is how they described Rebecca Adlington bronze in the 400m medley an event they had tipped her to win last Sunday.
The following day, the Great Britain gymnastic men's team was relegated to bronze after a successful appeal by Japan that saw them earn silver behind China.
‘Bronze is more than a silver lining for Britain to Forget the colour, we made our point’ read sporting headlines from the Metro,to 'The history boys' as they chose to focus and celebrate their Bronze,their first men’s Olympic medal in a century, instead of rant over the lost silver!
24-hour village restaurant
The Olympic Games village restaurant has been a hit with the athletes not only for its size which can fit 880 double-decker buses but also for the variety of dishes served.
From wali wa nazi, plantain, fried chicken, athletes are clearly lost for choice at the non-stop restaurant which is also offering for the first time a full range of Halal cuisine.
The catering company estimates that they will serve about 1.2 million meals during the games and over 100 000kg meat will be comsumed at the Games.
Nigeria fall to Lithuania
Lithuania earned their first preliminary round victory of the Games Tuesday, a 72-53 triumph over Nigeria in group A of the men's basketball competition at the Basketball Arena.
Both teams advanced to London 2012 from a qualifying tournament in Venezuela but there was a clear gulf between them as 12 points from Darius Songalia paced a balanced assault from Lithuania.
Nigeria's physical frontcourt posed problems at times but the experience of the 2008 Olympic semifinalists saw them pull away convincingly.
Evelyn Watta in London
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