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Adlington's gold brings smile to faces of ailing swimming team

Prior to the morning swimming heats at the Dr SP Mukherjee Aquatics Complex yesterday, the water in the Commonwealth Games pool was tested by chemists seeking the source of the bug that has swept through the ranks of several national swimming squads. There was a suspicion that the pigeons who roost in the rafters had been dropping down their worst into the water below. Nothing contagious was found, though, and as the search moved on to the food hall in the athletes' village the day finished with English gold, rather than pigeon poo, in the Commonwealth pool.

Adlington cruises to Commonwealth gold

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Rebecca Adlington: Happy to teach doggy paddle. Just don't ask me to eat a dog

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Swimming: Spofforth shines but Adlington trails in

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Swimming: Adlington secures Games place

Double Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington was ecstatic to have reached her first Commonwealth Games, which takes place in New Delhi in October, after she won the 200m freestyle at the British Swimming Championships in Sheffield last night. The 21-year-old missed the 2006 Games after a bout of glandular fever disrupted her training and she failed to qualify.

Xclusive trio punished over ticket 'conspiracy'

The High Court yesterday ordered three people to pay damages after they fronted an internet events company that failed to provide a single ticket to the Beijing Olympics, despite clients paying millions of pounds. The deception meant that the British swimmer Rebecca Adlington's parents nearly missed seeing their daughter claim gold.

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