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Last Updated: Friday, 27 August, 2004, 06:11 GMT 07:11 UK
Olympic diary: Day 14
By Andrew Fraser and Phil Gordos
BBC Sport in Athens

Christian Olsson
It was not exactly a surprise when Sweden's Christian Olsson failed to show up for a sponsors' media party on Thursday.

After all, the triple jumper had made no secret of the fact that he would be celebrating his gold medal with a few bottles of champagne.

It turned out, however, that the 24-year-old had a pretty good excuse for his no-show.

Olsson had been summoned for an audience with the king and queen of Sweden.


British cycling star Bradley Wiggins said he was looking forward to spending more time with his girlfriend Catherine after finishing his campaign in the velodrome.

Wiggins admitted he had bored her in the run-up to the Games with constant talk of winning Olympic gold.

At least he had something to convince her the time apart had been worthwhile, as he picked up the full set of gold, silver and bronze medals.

But their celebratory night out was not exactly romantic - a quick visit to a well-known fast food restaurant, followed by an interview in the BBC studio.


New Zealanders Hamish Carter and Bevan Docherty had plenty to smile about after winning gold and silver respectively in the men's triathlon.

The Kiwi pair's one-two finish ahead of Switzerland's Sven Riederer doubled their country's medal tally for the Games.

And the result was even sweeter for them because Australian rival Greg Bennett finished fourth.

Several of their New Zealand team-mates were so pumped up that they performed a celebratory 'haka' war dance as their compatriots were doing post-race interviews.





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