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Last Updated: Wednesday, 25 August, 2004, 08:48 GMT 09:48 UK
Olympic diary: Day 12
By Andrew Fraser and Phil Gordos
BBC Sport in Athens

Brazilian fans got a little bit too excited during the final of the women's beach volleyball competition.

Brazil fan
Seeing that their team of Shelda Bede and Adriana Behar was struggling to contain their American opponents, several supporters decided to up the tempo in the stands.

But when they attempted to start a conga, the local constabulary moved in and told them all to take to their seats again.

It got worse for the South Americans, Bede and Behar losing in straight sets to Misty May and Kerri Walsh.


Athens - and the BBC studio - was jolted by a small earthquake on Tuesday, but there were no reports of any damage.

The tremor was felt at 1338 BST and measured 4.5 on the Richter scale.

The quake originated 45 miles north of the Greek capital under the sea off Psachna, a town on the island of Evia.

"There is no ground for concern, this area produces no strong earthquakes," said Yiorgos Stavrakakis, director of the Athens Geodynamics Institute, although he warned more could follow.

Greece is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world and earthquakes happen almost daily in different parts of the country.


Dutch rower Diederik Simon will never badmouth taxi drivers again - especially Greek ones.

The forgetful Simon left the silver medal he won in the men's eight in the back of a taxi.

But luckily for him, the honest cabbie returned the gong after Games organisers put out an emergency call to track it down.

"The taxi driver deserves special praise for doing honour to his profession and his country," Games spokesman Serafim Kotrotsos said on Wednesday.



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