Sport Racing Santander speak to the referee after refusing to contest their Copa del Rey quarter-final due to unpaid wages

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OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992 - Round-Up: Fencing

MONEY is rarely an issue in the cloistered world of fencing, but the Unified Team are threatening not to play in today's team epee competition unless they get the cash - a total of dollars 10,000 ( pounds 5,200) - they were promised for becoming world champions last year. A Unified Team spokesman said: 'These days money is far from the last thing on our minds. But Barcelona is not the place to solve this problem.'

OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992 - Round-Up: Diving: Sun shines brilliantly

THE diving competition, which has provided such spectacular pictures from the hills above Barcelona, saved its best for the very last.

OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Olympic partying

THIS is not a good time to be trying to get your beauty sleep in the Olympic Village before attempting to produce the very best performance of your life. Those who have already done so are now intent on the best party of their lives and the noise from the fun at the Games is beginning to cause a problem. The solution? Tell the official disco on Village's beach to be a touch quieter (smooches only) after midnight.

OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Happy couple

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OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Olympic Round-Up: Records for Cho

THE archery range saw one of the most commanding performances of the entire Games when Cho Youn-jeong from South Korea broke no fewer than three world records on her way to the gold medal.

OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Weightlifting: Dimas above row

PYRROS DIMAS of Greece won one of the closest ever weightlifting competitions to take the light-heavyweight gold.

OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Mostly men

Exciting the Games may be, sexist they certainly are. There are 10,617 athletes entered in Barcelona, of whom 7,589 are men (which leaves just 3,028 women). Thirty five of the teams have no women competitors at all, and a further 25 just one. Oh, and those from Luxembourg are the oldest - 44 on average.

OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Forrest fired

PETER RICHARDSON, Britain's light-welterweight, put on one of the most spectacular shows so far in the boxing to beat the American medal hope Vernon Forrest.

OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Morgan's burden

TONY MORGAN (left) coped with a difficult day remarkably well. What should have been a proud moment for him as Britain's first weightlifter into action was completely overshadowed by events, but Morgan, who had no chance of a medal in the 75kg category, still managed to give his best.

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THE Greco-Roman wrestling, one of the oldest sports in the world and a survivor of the Games the ancients played, nearly came to a slippery end because of a breakdown in modern technology. When the air conditioning failed, the wrestlers, fighting in 100F, got into such a sweat that they couldn't get a decent grip on each other.

OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Gutsu vaults to gold

TATYANA GUTSU produced a vault scoring 9.950 to edge out Shannon Miller of the United States in the women's all-round competition and win the Unified Team's third gymnastic gold in three days.

OLYMPICS / Barcelona 1992: Tan's leap forward: Diving

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TELEVISION / Getting rowdy with Gaudi: Giles Smith hears the history of Barcelona in 50 minutes on tour with Robert Hughes in BBC 1's Omnibus special

Big man, Robert Hughes. And last night, in an Omnibus special (BBC 1), he was big in Barcelona. There he was in the town hall, squeezing out of a lift with all the other workers down around his knees. And there he was again, occupying more than his fair share of the back of a cab. These particular scenes were filmed through the windscreen, apparently by someone lying on the bonnet. It was nice to get a different angle on that old visitor-in-taxi routine, although this may have been a practical decision rather than a creative one, responding to the fact that, with Hughes inside the vehicle, there wasn't enough room for a camera.
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