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Picking Up Stompies: Weekend Edition – 29/07/2012
Posted by on Jul 30th, 2012

Cameron van der Burgh wins gold and breaks the world record in the men’s 100m breaststroke at the 2012 London Olympics. First South African man to win Olympic gold in an individual swimming event. [Sports24]

The SA governement has spent R610 million ….. on catering. [iAfrica]

Congratulations are in order as 60 year old Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse passes his matric [Sowetan]

Kid hit in the face by a pidgeon while going over 200km/h on world’s tallest roller coaster. Kid has extensive bruises and the pidgeon exploded. []

The aftermath of Kristen Stewarts scandal after she cheated on glitter fairy boyfriend Rob Pattinson with married director [LA Times]

Random woman in jeans causes international incident at London Olympics after she managed to walk at the front of the Indian athletes delegation during the opening ceremony. Indian officials had no idea who she was. [iol]

Stormers lose their semi-final game at Newlands against the Sharks. Sigh. [New Age]

Republican asshole Mitt Romney’s critisism of the London Olympics a national embarrassment for the US. [The Nation]

Criminologist has stirred the pot in the Cape Town gang wars by revealing allegations of police corruption that the authorities have ignored for years. [TimesLIVE]

200 000 people have flee the Syrian city of Aleppo in two days as President Bashar al-Assad’s forces step up their assault [News24]

Egyptian athletes at London Olympics given fake knock -off kit to wear [Telegraph]

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