The Cambodian Automobile Federation formally joined the National Olympic Committee of Cambodia as an affiliate member. NOCC Secretary General Vath Chamroeun said, "It is a new chapter in the annals of Cambodian motor sport. We will support CAF the way we support all our other affiliate members" (PHNOM PENH POST, 7/9).
SWIM LESSONS: DIE WELT reported that the Olympic torch was supposed to go rafting at Hertfordshire, U.K., but instead the combination of water and fire led to an extinguished torch. A LOCOG spokesperson said, "An incident like that is not uncommon, it just happens" (DIE WELT, 7/9).