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Sad news for music lovers this morning. HMV, a well-loved fixture on the British high street, is going into administration. Hopefully a buyer will be found and at least some stores will remain open. In the meantime, enjoy these photos of the chain’s Oxford Street store in a more prosperous era.
Olympi-shambles of the Day: Shin v Heidemann
South Korea’s Shin A-Lam was defeated by Germany’s Britta Heidemann in the semi-final of the Women’s Individual Epee competition after a clock malfunction added an extra second to the match, allowing Heidemann the chance to score the decisive hit in her 6-5 victory.
A crying Shin was then forced to wait on the piste as her team attempted to lodge an appeal; after half an hour she was led away by officials, only to be brought back minutes later to compete in the bronze medal match against China’s Sun Yujie.
Unsurprisingly, Shin lost.
David Cameron and Angela Merkel react to Chelsea’s victory over Bayern Munich in last night’s Champions League final.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Nattily dressed demonstrators protesting against the plans for a new Abercrombie and Fitch store at No 3 Savile Row.
It’s always frustrating when your team can’t score, but fans of German football team 1. FC Magdeburg resisted the urge to chant obscenities and decided instead to take a more constructive approach to their team’s five-match goal drought.
While fans in one stand carried a banner reading “We’ll show you where the goal is!”, another set of spectators held up neon arrows pointing at the goal.
The unorthodox tactic may be adopted by other goal-starved supporters, as it worked - Magdeburg did score, although they eventually lost the match 2-1.