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Published August 10, 2012
OLYMPIC ROUNDUP: Former U.K. Sports Minister RICHARD CABORN has claimed that London Games heptathlon Gold Medalist JESSICA ENNIS "should be recognized by having Sheffield's Don Valley Stadium renamed after her." Ennis uses the stadium as a training venue (PA, 8/9). ... Australia Sports Minister KATE LUNDY Wednesday "promised to wear a Team GB shirt and row the Olympic course after losing a bet with her British counterpart." She assumes the loss as Australia will likely fail "to win more Medals" than Great Britain at the London Games (8/9, AFP). ... The Belgian Olympic Committee has sent 20-year-old track cyclist GIJS VAN HOECKE home from the London Games after pictures appeared in British newspapers of him "looking drunk and being carried into a taxi after a night out in the city" (REUTERS, 8/9).