Team GB rower appeals for safe return of his medal

Olympic rower Alex Partridge has appealed for the safe return of his bronze medal, after having it 'stolen' during a night out at Mahiki's in Mayfair. Partridge said the athletes went for "a few drinks" after attending a reception in Buckingham Palace, followed by another reception at UK Sport.

Partridge said he "didn't really panic" until the next day:

"I thought that someone else from the Olympics had taken the jacket, and they would realise when they picked it up, and the medal was in there. It has 'Men's Eight' written on it, there are only nine in the world. So I called around, but now one had it."

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Missing Olympic medal returned

Hockey player Hannah Macleod has got her Olympic bronze medal back. Scotland Yard said it been posted anonymously to the England Hockey head office in Buckinghamshire. Macleod and Alex Partridge said their medals had been stolen earlier this week.