Mo Farah finds the going tough in yesterday’s 5,000m heat

Farah in fighting form for another Super Saturday

Mo Farah's hero is Muhammad Ali – his bedroom wall used to be covered with posters of the peerless pugilist. Now, having delivered a knockout blow to his rivals in the last 100 metres of the 10,000m final last Saturday night, Farah has already followed his lifelong idol into the history books as an Olympic champion.

Mo Farah finds the going tough in yesterday’s 5,000m heat

Farah survives brutal race to reach Saturday's final

Mo Farah's hero is Muhammad Ali. His bedroom wall used to be bedecked with posters of the peerless pugilist. Having delivered a knockout blow to his rivals in the last 100 metres of the 10,000m final last Saturday night, Farah has already followed his lifelong idol into the history books as an Olympic champion.

Wrestling: Hamid Soryan wins Iran's first Greco-Roman gold

Hamid Soryan hoped he had put a smile on the faces of the Iranian people after he finally delivered the country their first Greco-Roman gold this evening.

Boxing: Referee could be sanctioned after controversial scoring decision is overturned in Satoshi Shimizu's favour

Japan were tonight successful with an appeal against Satoshi Shimizu's controversial Olympic Games bantamweight defeat to Magomed Abdulhamidov at ExCeL.

July 31, 2012: Gemma Howell was controversially disqualified from her opening-round clash in the women's under-63kg against reigning world and European champion Gevrise Emane of France.

Judo: Great Britain's Gemma Howell disqualified from opening-round clash

Euan Burton offered no excuses after seeing his hopes of Olympic judo gold shattered with defeat to Canadian Antoine Valois-Fortier in the men's under-81kgs at ExCeL.

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Arms dealer jailed over missile sale

An arms dealer who legally sold the serial killer Michael Ryan a rifle used in the 1987 Hungerford massacre has been jailed for trying to export arms to Azerbaijan.

Man jailed for Azerbaijan arms bid

An arms dealer who sold one of the guns used in the Hungerford massacre was jailed today for trying to export arms to Azerbaijan.

Anke Engelke said, “Tonight nobody could vote for their own country but it is good to be able to vote and it is good to have a choice. Good luck on your journey Azerbaijan, Europe is watching you.”

'Europe is watching you' - German comedian the only voice of criticism as Eurovision brushes aside human rights

German comedian the only presenter who dared to deviate from script and speak about Azerbaijan’s democratic credentials

Eurovision just doesn't get The Hump

UK's veteran crooner comes second-to-last (way behind Jedward)

Dom Joly: Eurovision's host likes things puny or phoney. Perfect

I didn't watch The Eurovision Song Contest. Actually, I'm not sure I've ever seen it, but I'm certain that it's not for me. For once, I agree with the government of Iran when it berated its little neighbour, Azerbaijan, for hosting this most peculiar of musical institutions. I did catch an airing of the Engelbert Humperdinck video, and that was enough to put me right off my breakfast. If the Iranians hear it, then I'm pretty sure they will invade immediately. In the subsequent interview, The Hump was being harassed by the loathsome Jedward, but he put up with them in a remarkably patient manner. As if the lobotomy twins weren't enough, The Hump was then asked to comment on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. He played the "I'm only a lowly singer" card: he had been asked to come and sing a song and that's what he was going to do. The interviewer didn't even bother to question Jedward on their political views. As terrible as the regime's behaviour might be, I for one would turn a blind eye if Jedward were to be detained without trial for a prolonged period of time after their performance was over.

BP scales back plans to break Russian hold on gas supplies

The prospect of breaking Russia's stranglehold on gas supplies to the West receded yesterday as the new Nabucco pipeline was thrown into doubt.

Police seize protesters in the capital, Baku

Protesters bundled away on eve of Eurovision

Rights activists in Azerbaijan are hoping for support this evening

Giorgi Gogia: We should be able to enjoy the songs without complicity in ruthless forced evictions

It is disappointing that the European Broadcasting Union, which oversees the contest, did not take a stand

Leading article: Look behind Azerbaijan's glitzy façade

When the curtains open tonight for the start of the Eurovision Song Contest final, the host nation will be hoping that the world's gaze stays firmly fixed on the stage.

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