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Olympics photos day one

Michael Diamond

Australia's Michael Diamond is gunning for his third Olympic trap gold medal, having also won in Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000

Katerina Emmons

Katerina Emmons of the Czech Republic wins the first gold of the Beijing Games in the women's 10m air rifle event

A protester is removed by police

Two pro-Tibet demonstrators are removed from the equestrian arena during the dressage event in Hong Kong


A cheerleader performs during the Australia v Belarus preliminary women's basketball game at the Beijing Olympic Basketball Gymnasium

Francve v Angola handball

Alexandra Lacrabere of France (top) tussles with Angola's Maria Teresa Neto Joaquim Eduardo in the women's handball competition

China's Wei Pang shows off his gold medal

Wei Pang adds a second gold medal for China on the opening day, winning the men's 10m air pistol

Craig Fallon

British judo ace Craig Fallon loses to Austria's Ludwig Paischer thanks to a controversial judging decision, and heads into the repechage

Park Sung-Hyun of South Korea

South Korean archer Park Sung-Hyun assesses her score during the women's ranking round at the Olympic Green

Ben Ainslie

GB's Ben Ainslie had a disappointing start in the Finn class but soon moved up to third overall

Olaf Tufte of Norway at the Shunyi Olympic park

Norwegian rower Olag Tufte heads out into a misty afternoon at the Shunyi venue, in the men's single sculls heats

Venus Williams, left, and Serena Williams

The Williams sisters - Venus, left, and Serena - indulge in a little small talk as they warm up ahead of training in Beijing

Spanish road racing cyclist Samuel Sanchez

Spanish cyclist Samuel Sanchez looks to the heavens as he crosses the line first in the men's road race

South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak (centre)

South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak (centre) watches his country's handball team fight out a 29-29 draw with Russia

Sweden's Nilla Fischer celebrates

Sweden's Nilla Fischer celebrates as her goal proves the difference between the Scandinavians and Argentina in the women's football

Judo medallists

The men's -60kg judo medallists, with South Korean gold medallist Choi Min-ho second left, celebrate their success in Beijing

Michael Phelps

US swimming legend Michael Phelps, still only 23, checks his Olympic record time in the 400m individual medley heats

Alina Alexandra Dumitru

Alina Alexandra Dumitru throws her arms aloft as she earns Romania's first gold medal of the Games in the women's judo

US fencer Sada Jacobson

American fencer Sada Jacobson puts Russia's Sofiya Velikaya to the sword, progressing to the final of the women's sabre event

Lionel Messi surrounded by reporters

Argentina star Lionel Messi finds himself surrounded by reporters as he prepares for training ahead of the Olympic football competition

Ramadan Yasser

Egypt's Ramadan Yasser prays in the ring following his victory over Ramazan Magamedau of Belarus in their men's light-heavyweight bout

Leung Kwok-hung is escorted away by policemen

Hong Kong man Leung Kwok-hung, known locally as 'Long Hair', is led away having attempted a protest at the three-day eventing

German handball star Anja Althaus

German handball star Anja Althaus somehow squeezes through a packed Brazilian defence, despite incredibly close attention

see also
Olympics day one as it happened
09 Aug 08 |  Live action
Team GB photos - day one
09 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Your Olympics photos - day one
09 Aug 08 |  Olympics
Opening ceremony photos
08 Aug 08 |  Olympics

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