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WIN BY WALKOVER
WIN BY WALKOVER
By The Associated Press

Algerian boxer Mohamed Ouadahi won his opening Olympic bout without throwing a punch when his Georgian opponent, Merab Turkadze, couldn't make weight this morning.

The thing is, amateur boxers are still required to climb into the ring to get their hands raised even when they win by walkover. Ouadahi wore a grin when the ExCeL crowd  not knowing this weird tradition  booed the Georgian's unexplained absence and then sarcastically roared for Ouadahi's easiest victory.

Ouadahi laughed and flexed his right bicep in appreciation.



 Greg Beacham  Twitter http://twitter.com/gregbeacham

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EDITOR'S NOTE  "Eyes on London" shows you the Olympics through the eyes of Associated Press journalists across the 2012 Olympic city and around the world. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item, and get even more AP updates from the Games here: http://twitter.com/AP_Sports


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