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Lisa Millar with the latest from Beijing -

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LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Australia's women have sprung a major upset to win gold in the 200 metres
freestyle relay, and they've done it in world record time.

The win means Stephanie Rice finishes her Olympics with three gold medals.

There were also silver medals for Eamon Sullivan and Brendan Rickard in the pool.

To discuss the days results we'll be joined shortly by Peter Wilkins but first let's cross to
Olympics reporter Lisa Millar in Beijing.

Lisa, there's been fall out after the brief detention of a British journalist covering a pro Tibet
rally, did we learn anything more about that?

LISA MILLAR, REPORTER: Other than the fact that it's a confirmation, I guess of the events that we
learnt yesterday, and more about what happened in the minutes when the ITN reporter was, as he
said, tackled by police.

We've seen footage of what actually happened then, and him being put into the van and telling the
police officers as he says he did in Chinese, telling them that he was a reporter, he was a
journalist, and they shouldn't take him away.

He was there at the pro-Tibet protest close to the National Stadium, the Bird's Nest, which you can
see actually behind me. He was detained for about 30 minutes at a restaurant and then released. So
it was really just confirmation of those events and it blew up into a big story here today.

LEIGH SALES: Well it certainly caused a stir at one of the more animated press conferences we have
seen during the Beijing Olympics.

LISA MILLAR: Well these press conferences are held every day; they are fairly mundane, dull press
conferences. I confess I've been to a couple, they send you to sleep.

Its questions about how many athletes we now have in the village, what the temperature was today.
But this story has really got everyone fired up.

And the IOC was hounded with questions whether they were embarrassed about how China was handling
the situation.

The IOC was desperately trying to bring it back to how fabulously China is running the sporting
event; nothing else counted, it was about the sporting event, but all the IOC responses made the
media even more irritated.

REPORTER: I'm asking whether you are embarrassed. I'm not asking about how well the games have been
run, or how wonderful the venues are. Are you embarrassed?

GISELLE DAVIES, IOC: I think I've answered your question by explaining...

REPORTER: I don't think anyone in this room, if I may speak, I may be stepping out of line, but I
don't think anyone thinks you answered the question. Is the IOC embarrassed about the Chinese
Government not keeping the promises?

GISELLE DAVIES: We are pleased with how the organisers are putting on a sport event. That's what

LEIGH SALES: Now Lisa she was the IOC official. Did the Beijing organisers buy into it?

LISA MILLAR: Well they did, they were actually sitting there side by side at a joint press
conference; in this absolutely cavernous press conference room with probably 100 or so reporters
all firing questions.

In fact one of the Chinese volunteers that walk around with a microphone for different reporters
tried to wrestle the microphone away from the persistent British reporter, he clung on to it. He
wasn't going to give it up.

And as soon as Giselle Davies from the IOC said, "I think it's time for someone else to ask
questions", you could hear all the other journos yelling out, "No, answer that question, answer
that question".

So then, of course, it went to the Beijing organisers, and their response, they went into their
normal routine of defending China, and how open the country is; and then got testy, the normally
cam BOCOG spokesman, started to look a little ruffled.

BOCOG SPOKESMAN: And I think I few, a very few people come here to pick, to be critical, to dig in
to the small details, to find fault with that.

That does not mean we are not fulfilling our promise. So I thing the whole country can see how
China is progressing, How China is genuinely welcoming the world to China to enjoy everything with

LEIGH SALES: Lisa, I think those spokespeople would have rather been off having root canal than
being at that press conference?

LISA MILLAR: And unfortunately Leigh, they've got to do it again tomorrow. In fact every day of the
Olympics the two of them front the media, and I suspect they are going to enjoy it less and less.

LEIGH SALES: But I bet you'll be enjoying it more and more. Lisa Millar, in Beijing, thanks very
much for speaking to us.