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Adlington cruises to Commonwealth gold

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Swimming: Spofforth shines but Adlington trails in

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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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