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GB aims to add to gold haul

Team GB will today aim to add to its best medal haul for over 100 years. Yesterday, Sir Chris Hoy became Britain's greatest ever Olympian after winning his 6th gold. There was also success in the triathlon and dressage, bringing the gold tally to 22.

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Rare gold won't stop Aussie minister declaring GB dominance

Australian golden girl Sally Pearson has set a new Olympic record of 12.35 secs on her way to victory in tonight's women's 100m hurdles.

Despite Pearson's gold, it has been a Games to forget for Australia so far, leaving the country's sports minister paying a high price.

Although several days of competition remain, Kate Lundy admitted she has lost a bet with UK counterpart Hugh Robertson over which nation would do better at London 2012.

She told Channel 4 news she now accepted her forfeit of rowing down the Olympic course on Eton Dorney wearing a Team GB shirt:

Australians would love to see more gold but it's not taking away for one second the efforts of our athletes and so many of our golds we've conceded to British athletes, just that last millimetre or last millisecond.

You guys are having a brilliant Games, your athletes have really responded to the challenge. I've already conceded I know I'm going to be rowing out of Eton.

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