Who is Adam Gemili? Sprinter in Olympic pass photo mix-up
Olympic diary: wrong picture on Gemili's pass, Dr Dre headphones gatecrash Games
Sprinter Adam Gemili has burst onto the athletics scene so quickly that even Olympic officials have no idea who he is. The teenager received his official accreditiation for the Games on Wednesday, only the picture was of someone entirely different. He expressed his puzzlement on Twitter, saying: "Who even is this guy?!?!?" This isn’t the first time the mystery-Gemili has made an appearance, says the BBC as the same photo was supplied to the BBC website last month.
DR DRE HEADPHONES GATECRASH GAMES
Headphones made by rap star Dr Dre have successfully gate-crashed the London 2012 Olympics and raised questions about guerrilla marketing, reports The Guardian. The union jack-emblazoned headphones, which reportedly retail for £250, have been sent to members of Team GB, and have been worn by athletes including tennis player Laura Robson and footballer Jack Butland. The IOC and Locog have not responded to questions regarding the unofficial sponsorship, though they may have to take action if official sponsors like Panasonic complain.
FIRST GOLD FOR VENEZUELA IN 44 YEARS
Venezuelan fencer Ruben Limardo won his country its first gold medal for 44 years in the men's epee fencing competition on Wednesday, reports The Guardian. President Hugo Chavez even offered congratulations during a televised news conference. "I'm very happy, brother, son of this fatherland," Chavez told Limardo, the fencer thanked Chavez, and said: "Thanks to you, I've truly accomplished my dream."
SUAREZ ACCUSES BRITS OF 'LACK OF RESPECT'
Uruguayan footballer Luis Suarez has criticised fans who booed when his image appeared on the big screen during the national anthems, reported The Guardian. Suarez became a hate figure for many supporters in England after he was banned for racism last season. But he accused fans of a "total lack of respect". His Uruguay teammate Sebastian Coates supported him, adding that the abuse was "unfair". Uruguay lost to Great Britain 0-1.
DISQUALIFIED BADMINTON PLAYER QUITS
Chinese badminton player Yu Yang has quit the sport after her disqualification from the Olympics over match fixing allegations, reports the BBC. Yang and her partner Xiaoli Wang were one four pairs kicked out for "not using one's best efforts to win a match". Chinese officials have demanded that Yang and Wang "publically apologise". Yang announced her decision on her Weibo account, saying: "This is my last time competing. Goodbye beloved badminton."
WHAT TO WATCH TODAY
Rowing gold is a real possibility for Team GB's men's lightweight four today, who face off against Olympic champions Denmark today at 12.17. Cycling greats Victoria Pendleton and Sir Chris Hoy will participate in their respective team sprints today at 16.00. American rivals Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will continue their gold ambitions at 20.19 in the men's 200m individual medley final, and Team GB's Fran Halsall swims the women’s 100m freestyle at 20.37.