With a stunning Opening Ceremony complete, it's time for the Olympic action to begin proper. There are a lot of sports on the schedule for this first official day of action, as plenty of the athletes get their first attempts to show what they can do. A brief overview - Archery, Badminton, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling, Dressage, Fencing, Football, Artistic Gymnastics, Handball, Judo, Rowing, Shooting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball, Weightlifting. Take your pick - what will you be watching first?

286 responses

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 08:46

    In GB watch, our men's team have been knocked out of archery by Ukraine. Good start!!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 08:59

    Good morning. #crossposting

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 09:01

    Men's Cycling Road Race is GO.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 09:14

    So, at the moment, I have swimming on the iPad, BBC 1 on the TV on mute, and practice on the iPhone. Phew!

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 09:26

    Rowers always seem crazy puffed at the end of a race. I wonder if there's another sport where people look quite so dead!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 09:26

    I have comments & FP3 (with sound) on LT, cycling on monitor, then another Olympic sport soon on the TV (as chosen by Alli)

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 09:32

    In this individual medley thing, Phelps won his heat but was well slow so that he's actually only qualified eighth and will be in an outside lane. Will he even be able to find it?

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 09:34

    Interestingly, BBC1 just switched to the swimming, showing the heats I've just watched. I wonder if they always planned to do that or have done it because there's a story there now.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 09:35

    Have to check in on the tennis today too, see if we can spot Amy and Lou in the crowd :)

  • john28/07/2012 at 09:39

    i think my thumb is going to have an olympic event of its own over the next 16 days, 9 channels showing all different sports, swimming rowing, basketball, cycling, beach volleyball, badminton on now, its all happening, its like a permanent flick through the stations. dont know what to watch.

    phelps from lane 8,makes it interesting for the final tonight.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 09:45

    i think my thumb is going to have an olympic event of its own over the next 16 days, 9 channels showing all different sports, swimming rowing, basketball, cycling, beach volleyball, badminton on now, its all happening, its like a permanent flick through the stations. dont know what to watch.

    Hard to complain about too much coverage but still, it's TOO MUCH! :)

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 09:46

    So, which events are people at, so we can try to crowd-spot them?

  • Steven Roy28/07/2012 at 09:47

    Hard to complain about too much coverage but still, it's TOO MUCH! :)

    Too much coverage is BBC putting 24 new Olympic channels on Sky and repeating them all in HD too.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 09:50

    I like that some of the oars of the rowers have the flag on. That's useful.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 09:51

    Wait till the sailing, the spinnakers (big downwind sails) should be huge flags :)

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 09:51

    Swimming commentators having a go at people that have tickets and haven't turned up. Quite a lot of empty seats.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 09:51

    Wait till the sailing, the spinnakers (big downwind sails) should be huge flags :)

    Oooh!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 09:54

    Oooh!

    (Athens) http://www.kospictures.com/ImageThumbs/517-5685/3/517-5685_Athens_18_08_2004_Olympic_Games_2004_49er____.jpg

  • Steven Roy28/07/2012 at 09:54

    Swimming commentators having a go at people that have tickets and haven't turned up. Quite a lot of empty seats.

    First football match at Hampden in Glasgow had 10-15,000 people in a 50,000 seat stadium. 30,000 tickets were meant to go to schools and youth organisations but the distribution got screwed up. Maybe G4S were doing it

  • Steven Roy28/07/2012 at 10:11

    Birdseye view of every Olympic stadium since 1896. I had no idea one stadium had held two Olympics. Bet Amy knew that

    http://mashable.com/2012/07/27/olympic-stadium-aerial-view/#78257Athens-Greece--1896

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 10:21

    Good photos: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2012/07/london-2012-the-opening-ceremony/

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 10:35

    Any clues where the flame has moved to?

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 10:45

    There is no timing data (etc) on the cycling.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 10:45

    Cycling crash

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 10:46

    No Brits involved

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 10:49

    Little coming together mid peloton - looks like minor scrapes / bumps and bruises only.

  • john28/07/2012 at 11:01

    Birdseye view of every Olympic stadium since 1896. I had no idea one stadium had held two Olympics. Bet Amy knew that

    cheers thats interesting looking back at all the old olympic stadiums. funnily enough its half time of a football match im watching right now from the mcg, which was the main stadium for the 1956 olympic games, also for the 2006 commonwealth games too.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 11:03

    Hi I'm watching the cycling but there's a long way to go so I may channel-hop or get other feeds up.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 11:16

    The medals table is agogo: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/medals/countries

  • Steven Roy28/07/2012 at 11:18

    The medals table is agogo: www.bbc.co.uk/spo…/medals/countries

    Archery medals were won yesterday. Do they not count until the ceremony has taken place?

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 11:20

    Archery medals were won yesterday. Do they not count until the ceremony has taken place?

    That would make sense. You can't count it until it's around your neck.

  • Steven Roy28/07/2012 at 11:20

    That would make sense. You can't count it until it's around your neck.

    Allows times for stewards to decide penalties after the race too

  • Steven Roy28/07/2012 at 11:22

    Love Frank's attitude. The team has 9 times as many points as they finished last season and all he is looking at is how far behind the leaders they are. #properracer

  • Steven Roy28/07/2012 at 11:22

    Wrong thread. Sorry

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 11:23

    Wrong thread. Sorry

    Not the first, won't be the last :)

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 11:33

    Swimming done for now, back at 7:30pm.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 11:33

    Archery medals were won yesterday. Do they not count until the ceremony has taken place?

    I thought was just a ranking event, hence why they didn't let anyone in

  • john28/07/2012 at 11:35

    Swimming done for now, back at 7:30pm.

    make that 4 am here, might try and still be up for it, shame the finals of the swimming and athletics, and probably most of the other events will be on very early in the morning here.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 11:49

    Just caught a glimpse of the accident in the cycling. Bundle!

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 11:56

    i truly cannot cope with the amount of choice available today. i feels like living in back to the future II. where's biff?

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 11:57

    i truly cannot cope with the amount of choice available today. i feels like living in back to the future II. where's biff?

    I can rap you on the head with my knuckles if that would help.

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 11:58

    I can rap you on the head with my knuckles if that would help.

    it would complete the experience.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 12:26

    Louis Smith in tears after qualifying for the pommel horse final. Bless.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 12:28

    Louis Smith in tears after qualifying for the pommel horse final. Bless.

    #TeamGB into the gym-team-final - everyone were soo happy :D

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 12:29

    Watching the rowing on BBC1

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 12:31

    Watching the rowing on BBC1

    This must be a heat, the GB guy is smoking the other 4

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 12:37

    Watching the rowing on BBC1

    I love the camera angle on the rowing start: http://mrschristine.posterous.com/olympics-a-view-from-the-start

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 12:37

    I love the camera angle on the rowing start: mrschristine.post…ew-from-the-start

    That's a long way.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 13:13

    I am confused by the cycling - is it a team thing? I thought it was individual but they were saying the team are essentially working to get Mark Cavendish to win? Seems odd.

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 13:13

    I've now switched over to watch some tennis :)

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 13:14

    and say I do, jankovic has a really nasty slip...

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 13:19

    I am confused by the cycling - is it a team thing? I thought it was individual but they were saying the team are essentially working to get Mark Cavendish to win? Seems odd.

    The teams work to get their chosen rider to the finish line, lots of tactics involved. It means the team can do all the work early and Cavendish can sit in behind them following them. But often there's a 'breakaway' of individuals or small groups off the front which works to build a gap to the field and hope to carry it to the finish - or to make the field work hard and get tired out so their team can come through to win. Peloton is catching up I think, I've just started focussing again after F1 (although I have to go out briefly at some point).

    There's an individual time trial in a few days.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 13:20

    I'm back to the cycling as well, but I've got no idea of any of the timings / gaps, but then do any of the teams / riders?

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 13:22

    The motorbikes get so close

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 13:23

    I'm back to the cycling as well, but I've got no idea of any of the timings / gaps, but then do any of the teams / riders?

    There's no radio for this event, the riders don't seem to like it. The lack of timing on the screen is really annoying after watching the Tour de France where they kept info coming all the time.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 13:24

    There's a long way to go yet, another lap here I think then an hour's riding back to London.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 13:25

    There's no radio for this event, the riders don't seem to like it. The lack of timing on the screen is really annoying after watching the Tour de France where they kept info coming all the time.

    I know there is no radio, but they were talking about lack of times on our screens. I am constantly looking in the topL of the screen for a graphic.

  • john28/07/2012 at 13:25

    I am confused by the cycling - is it a team thing? I thought it was individual but they were saying the team are essentially working to get Mark Cavendish to win? Seems odd.

    yeah its like the tour de france, the teams choose who they think is their best chance to win and the rest are just trying to do their part to make the number 1 rider the winner.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 13:26

    yeah its like the tour de france, the teams choose who they think is their best chance to win and the rest are just trying to do their part to make the number 1 rider the winner.

    I feel bad for the people doing all this cycling and not getting the chance to win!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 13:27

    I feel bad for the people doing all this cycling and not getting the chance to win!

    Cav rode for Wiggo in the Tdf, he's now repaying the favour.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 13:27

    Cav rode for Wiggo in the Tdf, he's now repaying the favour.

    Ah, that is fair then.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 13:31

    I keep looking at the jerseys trying to work out who the riders are from the regular TdF colourings, and struggling.

  • john28/07/2012 at 13:36

    I feel bad for the people doing all this cycling and not getting the chance to win!

    yeah i know but its a team sport, like rubens moving aside for schumacher or coulthard moving aside for mika hakinnen. in the tour de france froome was the strongest rider but because the team was set up for wiggins to win there were times where froome had to hold himself back so he didnt pull away from wiggins, i guess they know it when they sign on.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 13:41

    I think Maurice Hamilton is commentating the volleyball.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 13:43

    I think Maurice Hamilton Legard is commentating the volleyball.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 13:46

    Part of me wishes I'd paid more attention to the Tour de France now, but it goes on for so long!

  • john28/07/2012 at 13:48

    Part of me wishes I'd paid more attention to the Tour de France now, but it goes on for so long!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 13:48

    Part of me wishes I'd paid more attention to the Tour de France now, but it goes on for so long!

    It is a good watch of all the green countryside flying by - plus all the cycling of course. Might have been a bit much to dedicate every afternoon for 3 more weeks to more sport! But there is always next year.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 13:50

    It is a good watch of all the green countryside flying by - plus all the cycling of course. Might have been a bit much to dedicate every afternoon for 3 more weeks to more sport! But there is always next year.

    Definitely enough to deal with this year already :)

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 13:50

    Part of me wishes I'd paid more attention to the Tour de France now, but it goes on for so long!

    I tried to watch the ITV highlights on ITV Player, I still haven't got around to 3 or 4 days worth. Lots to see..

  • Ryan28/07/2012 at 13:51

    I'm watching this handball (on computer, cycling on TV), can't help but feel we should have done more of this in goalkeeper training.

  • john28/07/2012 at 13:52

    Part of me wishes I'd paid more attention to the Tour de France now, but it goes on for so long!

    its alot easier here, it starts at 9 pm and finished around 12:30- 1:30 am every night so its alot easier to follow. one of the benefits of the time zone

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 13:53

    "chess on wheels"

  • john28/07/2012 at 13:55

    I'm watching this handball (on computer, cycling on TV), can't help but feel we should have done more of this in goalkeeper training.

    every olympics i see the handball and it looks such a good sport, i wish it was played here in australia, i wouldnt mind playing it myself, its pretty big in europe but unfortunately not here.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 13:56

    I've just taught myself what the difference between the volleyball team and their different coloured player is :)

  • Ryan28/07/2012 at 13:57

    every olympics i see the handball and it looks such a good sport, i wish it was played here in australia, i wouldnt mind playing it myself, its pretty big in europe but unfortunately not here.

    It seems to have missed GB too! Seen its popularity in central Europe, in fact I used to talk to a couple of (amateur) handball players a few years back from Germany.

    Also seems more aggressive than I would have thought.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:01

    The GBR women aren't playing badly atm (despite being far below the standard - auto qualification)

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 14:01

    New rowing record for the NZ team - http://www.london2012.com/news/articles/world-best-time-for-new-zealand-duo.html

  • john28/07/2012 at 14:02

    It seems to have missed GB too! Seen its popularity in central Europe, in fact I used to talk to a couple of (amateur) handball players a few years back from Germany.

    it seems like a cross between soccer and basketball but with alot more body checking and bumping, it seems fast paced and exciting to watch and play so i have no idea why it hasnt taken off here.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:06

    Fans of extreme sports, I've found Ed Leigh commentating on the Beach Volleyball. #Random

  • Ryan28/07/2012 at 14:07

    it seems like a cross between soccer and basketball but with alot more body checking and bumping, it seems fast paced and exciting to watch and play so i have no idea why it hasnt taken off here.

    I'm struggling to think of why too. It's very enjoyable to watch.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:07

    Oo yey - graphic on the cycling.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:15

    : at the cycling. TeamGB have left themselves a task. Run in toward LDN now.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 14:16

    I like the chaps standing on the traffic islands and waving warning flags. I could do that.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:17

    Gap is at 1min (dunno how far we have left). Time to go big or go home!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:20

    <23km to go: group of 33 - 57s - Peloton (with TeamGB).

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:23

    GER are helping on the front with TeamGB. The chase is on.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:25

    <20km to go = ~21mins: Gap at 51s

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 14:29

    Woah, crash into the barriers

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:29

    Group looks to be splintering as they all start thinking about themselves.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:29

    Woah, crash into the barriers

    The comms haven't spotted it.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 14:29

    Slow sharp corner, they went in too fast

  • john28/07/2012 at 14:30

    crunch. watch your head mate.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:30

    crunch. watch your head mate.

    Oops - I'm watching on delay then.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 14:31

    Bleeding elbow.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:32

    Fab was looking a fav from that group.

  • john28/07/2012 at 14:33

    Oops - I'm watching on delay then.

    yeah his back tyre slid out abit coming around the corner, then cruch head first into the barrier, lucky he didnt hurt his neck.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:34

    yeah his back tyre slid out abit coming around the corner, then cruch head first into the barrier, lucky he didnt hurt his neck.

    Wait for them to try and bring in HANS devices or similar.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 14:34

    @emmastonier Now that was immense! #olympics2012 www.twitpic.com/acqi78

  • john28/07/2012 at 14:35

    Wait for them to try and bring in HANS devices or similar.

    ha i like it

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:35

    Waht we want to see is the cars being pulled from between the group and the petoton = gap is being closed enough

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:36

    56s :(

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:38

    7km to go

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:39

    Vino is a very good rider - shouldn't be messed with.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 14:40

    Good attack. Surely the rest of the front group will catch even if the main peloton doesn't.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:42

    4.5km, 53s back to TeamGB

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 14:42

    4.5km, 53s back to TeamGB

    They left it way too late.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:44

    They left it way too late.

    Took their eyes off the ball this morning and let them away.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:45

    Vino is a clever rider, so my money's on him of the 2.

  • john28/07/2012 at 14:45

    here they come

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 14:47

    I definitely don't understand the cycling at all :)

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:47

    I definitely don't understand the cycling at all :)

    Neither do the GB riders by the looks of it.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 14:47

    Vinokourov! Great finish. Really thought the 2nd group would catch them again.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 14:48

    Neither do the GB riders by the looks of it.

    hehehe.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 14:48

    I definitely don't understand the cycling at all :)

    Normally the main field works together in the last 20km to close the gap, I can't see why they didn't.

    I don't know why he's saying that last bunch was for 4th.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:48

    I am pleased for Vino - he has riden v well in the TdF in the past, but never got too far in the results.

  • john28/07/2012 at 14:49

    Vinokourov! Great finish. Really thought the 2nd group would catch them again.

    yeah they were coming quick but left it way too late, it was a strange end to the race.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 14:50

    I am pleased for Vino - he has riden v well in the TdF in the past, but never got too far in the results.

    He's retiring (again) soon isn't he?

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:51

    He's retiring (again) soon isn't he?

    Might do now ;)

  • Ryan28/07/2012 at 14:53

    BBC must be loving everyone calling GB Team Sky.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:54

    I wanted to hear the interview with Vino

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 14:55

    I wanted to hear the interview with Vino

    Good job they just played it then?

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:56

    Good job they just played it then?

    I'm not on the real channels, but the cycling channel and it got cut.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 14:59

    BBC1 has a producer or someone playing out over Jake and Sue, now over a promo.. and Sue's mic wasn't on anyway

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 14:59

    Just switched and used live rewind - see it now, all sorted.

  • john28/07/2012 at 15:09

    just flicked over to the equestrian,, wont do that again......

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 15:10

    just flicked over to the equestrian,, wont do that again......

    :) I don't see the appeal of it.

  • john28/07/2012 at 15:13

    :) I don't see the appeal of it.

    or even have any idea of whats going on, some horse prancing around the place, cant even see a number or a bookie anywhere

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 15:17

    when did bow and arrow firing devices become so technical?

  • john28/07/2012 at 15:24

    first time ive ever heard the kazakhstan national anthem

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 15:24

    when did bow and arrow firing devices become so technical?

    I definitely thought it might be more Robin Hood style.

  • Ryan28/07/2012 at 15:28

    Ooof, a Swedish player just turned her ankle at the handball. Stretcher is out.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 15:28

    Taking a break to go present-hunting one last time, see you in a couple of hours.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 15:29

    Byhee

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 15:45

    Current viewing position: http://t.co/OdHYzGtz

  • john28/07/2012 at 15:47

    lords looks different with archery being played on it, a bit of a different crowd to the usual lords crowd too

  • Ryan28/07/2012 at 15:55

    lords looks different with archery being played on it, a bit of a different crowd to the usual lords crowd too

    Just switched over (HT at handball), you couldn't tell there will be a Test match in just a few weeks time.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 16:00

    @MarkCavendish: Gutted. After 250km, less than a minute to 20guys. My guys were INCREDIBLE & there was nothing more we could do. Victims of our own success.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 16:01

    I quite like that the archery can come down to the very last arrow.

  • Ryan28/07/2012 at 17:02

    Can't help but feel the performances of McIlroy and Wozniacki wouldn't have plummeted had they not insisted on watching each other play religiously.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:01

    Swimming finals now. looking forward to these.

  • Lynch28/07/2012 at 18:10

    GB Womens Handball on soon! .. not a good day for Badminton - we lost in the Mixed to the Russians, should have won really, we now probably need to beat the worlds champs to progress, and also beat the Germans early tomorrow (8:30am) ... also, not good in the Cycling... GB vs The World...

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:12

    GB Womens Handball on soon! .. not a good day for Badminton - we lost in the Mixed to the Russians, should have won really

    I saw a Brit lady get through her match. Susan somebody,

  • Lynch28/07/2012 at 18:16

    I saw a Brit lady get through her match. Susan somebody,

    Yeh, Susan Egelstaff good solid match... the next match in the group will be a tougher prospect though...

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:17

    Is the Thorpedo a BBC pundit this time around?

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:22

    Is the Thorpedo a BBC pundit this time around?

    I believe so. I've seen him on my TV loads today!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:24

    I believe so. I've seen him on my TV loads today!

    I wasn't sure whether he was going to run off to the Aussie TV at the drop of the hat :)

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:25

    Yay Mark Foster!

  • Lynch28/07/2012 at 18:25

    wahay... GB handball!! going to be good when I go on wed / thurs. .. can't wait!

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:26

    wahay... GB handball!! going to be good when I go on wed / thurs. .. can't wait!

    I have been hearing about the handball all day. Will have to check it out.

  • Lynch28/07/2012 at 18:30

    hmm.. i think montenegro might be quite handy... (sorry for the pun)

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:31

    hmm.. i think montenegro might be quite handy... (sorry for the pun)

    Hehe.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:31

    Lochte versus Phelps. A great final to start with.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:33

    Those names for intros were fun :)

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:34

    2 lengths of each Fly, Back, Breast, Crawl then.

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 18:34

    Hello again all!

    Watching the swimming. Phelps isn;t winning!

  • john28/07/2012 at 18:34

    just had a couple of hours sleep, set my alarm in time for the swimming finals.might be some wierd sleep patterns over the next couple of weeks

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 18:34

    swimmer's don't mess around. walk out, clothes off, swim. no gridwalk chatter for them.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:34

    Watching the swimming. Phelps isn;t winning!

    Pretty close though!

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:35

    Pretty close though!

    Actually, after that turn, he's miles ahead!

  • john28/07/2012 at 18:35

    lochte looking good but phelps is still a chance

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:36

    Phelps is a long way back, but he doesn't like back so much ...

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 18:36

    great graphics.

  • john28/07/2012 at 18:37

    oh the world record line is back

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:37

    Well done to the guys running along with the WR-rope.

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 18:37

    what an effort!

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:37

    Shocker!

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:37

    Well done to the guys running along with the WR-rope.

    :)

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:38

    Wow! Big wow!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:38

    And no medal for Phelps :O

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:41

    I love that Clare Balding has papers and notebooks everywhere. Lady does her research :)

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:42

    If MrC is around, sorry for talking too much maths before ;)

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 18:43

    If MrC is around, sorry for talking too much maths before ;)

    yo!

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:43

    If MrC is around, sorry for talking too much maths before ;)

    Did you scare him with numbers?

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 18:44

    I think as it's a saturday night and the olympics is on, this definitely means i should order a pizza.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:44

    I think as it's a saturday night and the olympics is on, this definitely means i should order a pizza.

    I think it's a requirement!

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 18:45

    I think it's a requirement!

    Usually I get perfect pizza, but I fancy a change so I'm going for dominos!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:45

    Did you scare him with numbers?

    I was inventing ways to spice up Quali that involved a lot of counting ;)

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:46

    Usually I get perfect pizza, but I fancy a change so I'm going for dominos!

    I've just done us home-made with dough from my breakmaker :)

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 18:46

    I've just done us home-made with dough from my breakmaker :)

    That sounds gooooooooood.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:46

    I've just done us home-made with dough from my breakmaker :)

    Ace!

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 18:48

    go on!!

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 18:48

    so close to the world record.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:49

    That sounds gooooooooood.

    Ace!

    Not today's, but this is how they turn out :) http://t.co/Wf6kZNFN

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 18:50

    Not today's, but this is how they turn out :) http://t.co/Wf6kZNFN

    woah!!

  • Lynch28/07/2012 at 18:52

    handball is 14-8 to Montenegro... seeing as we have only had a team for.. 2 years.. not too bad!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:53

    woah!!

    Would say though that today's were better ;)

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 18:55

    I was inventing ways to spice up Quali that involved a lot of counting ;)

    it sounds like a great idea for a guest post....

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:56

    it sounds like a great idea for a guest post....

    .... So long as you'd read it :P

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 18:56

    .... So long as you'd read it :P

    i'll always read guest posts. can't promise i'll understand maths tho.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:57

    Wow, this 400m is close!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 18:57

    i'll always read guest posts. can't promise i'll understand maths tho.

    I'll use lots of little words - already started a document.

  • john28/07/2012 at 18:57

    could be a world record

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 18:57

    I'll use lots of little words - already started a document.

    *hugs*

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 18:58

    All this gliding is robbing us of records!!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 19:01

    If everyone splashes so much after winning they'll be running out of water in the pool before long.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 19:02

    If everyone splashes so much after winning they'll be running out of water in the pool before long.

    No running or bombing or splashing.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 19:02

    Evening, I was out for longer than I'd planned. As soon as I switched on the TV I saw an Olympic Record.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 19:05

    This is the first medals ceremony I've seen so far.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 19:07

    Evening, I was out for longer than I'd planned. As soon as I switched on the TV I saw an Olympic Record.

    Your football-skills strike again.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 19:08

    This is the first medals ceremony I've seen so far.

    Same here

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 19:08

    Have to say those podia look average.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 19:08

    Your football-skills strike again.

    I'm no Steven

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 19:11

    I'm no Steven

    Well that is true - he'd've brought a WR.

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 19:13

    That pizza was lovely! I can't believe how quickly it turned up.

  • john28/07/2012 at 19:18

    come on stephanie rice, needs to be up there early as she is a quick free styler

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 19:20

    Hehe, i like how it says Ye S.

    Yes!

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 19:20

    Yes!

    :)

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 19:21

    Yes is storming away!

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 19:21

    World record!!

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 19:21

    World record!!!

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 19:21

    World Record!

  • john28/07/2012 at 19:21

    yes.... its a world record

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 19:21

    i like how our exclamation marks make a sideways podium, appropriate really

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 19:22

    Thought Hannah Miley could have done a bit more but she didn't look massively confident at the start. Home pressure not always am advantage, I think.

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 19:23

    she's 16!

  • john28/07/2012 at 19:25

    the chinese are looking like bieng the strong swimming nation now (lets hope they are not on the needle again)

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 19:26

    I wonder what our first medal will be.

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 19:27

    I wonder what our first medal will be.

    what do you mean, no one gave danny boyle a medal?!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 19:27

    I wonder what our first medal will be.

    Last time it was Nicole Cook in the road cycling (W), and she goes tomorrow.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 19:37

    This men's 100m breaststroke field is stacked with talent, that list of achievements he was reading out... champion, champion, champion..

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 19:39

    new olympic record, nice :)

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 19:39

    Olympic Record! And he led most of the way.. but everyone else was very close

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 19:41

    walking in with big headphones on is super rude.

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 19:41

    walking in with big headphones on is super rude.

    With your home crowd cheering you on!

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 19:42

    walking in with big headphones on is super rude.

    phelps guy did that earlier. karma offered him 4th in return ;)

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 19:44

    That was close!

  • john28/07/2012 at 19:47

    here we go, first relay final, aussies are a chance but the dutch and the americans will be strong

  • Lynch28/07/2012 at 19:48

    ah, china to win this one...

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 19:49

    It's be fun if they had to pass a baton like the other relay.

  • john28/07/2012 at 19:51

    come on great swim kate

  • Lynch28/07/2012 at 19:51

    gb 3rd!! Goooo!!

  • john28/07/2012 at 19:52

    yessssssss come on

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 19:52

    Bronzey position atm :)

  • john28/07/2012 at 19:52

    the dutch are flying

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 19:53

    the dutch are flying

    cheats

  • john28/07/2012 at 19:53

    come on

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 19:53

    That was a fun race

  • Lukeh28/07/2012 at 19:53

    olympic record again!

  • john28/07/2012 at 19:53

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

    gold

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 19:53

    woah swim faster everyone

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 19:54

    where did the Dutch come from

  • Lynch28/07/2012 at 19:54

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/2012/live-video/p00w2t02

    great badders match going on now!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 20:32

    ‏@London2012: Gold, silver + bronze in #Fencing for Italy: a triple-combo in the women's Individual Foil http://l2012.cm/MM0ZQV #London2012

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 20:45

    I'm going to have to call it a day on the sport. Great first day, though, thanks for the fabbo comments people. More tomorrow!

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 20:46

    I'm going to have to call it a day on the sport. Great first day, though, thanks for the fabbo comments people. More tomorrow!

    :) I'm yet to look to see when my day starts

  • Christine28/07/2012 at 20:47

    :) I'm yet to look to see when my day starts

    For peeps planning ahead: http://www.london2012.com/schedule-and-results/day=29-july/all-day.html

  • john28/07/2012 at 20:48

    I'm going to have to call it a day on the sport. Great first day, though, thanks for the fabbo comments people. More tomorrow!

    yeah me too, 6 am here had a bit of sleep before but thats it for now. sleep time

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 20:55

    I'm going to have to call it a day on the sport. Great first day, though, thanks for the fabbo comments people. More tomorrow!

    I've been channel hopping but mainly on the BBC1 recap of the day, they're spending a long time on each event.

    Bit of a squeeze tomorrow with the F1 and then out to see family. How on earth will we cope when we have to go to work?

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 22:12

    Olympics Tonight on BBC1 is a decent review of the day, bit of highlights, bit of live stuff right now with beach volleyball (crazy that this is live at 11pm). Unsure why they asked McEnroe, Holmes and Johnson to review the cycling though as they didn't seem to understand it.

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 22:13

    And then McEnroe suggested that Phelps should concentrate more when he's not on the court ;)

  • Ryan28/07/2012 at 22:14

    Olympics Tonight on BBC1 is a decent review of the day, bit of highlights, bit of live stuff right now with beach volleyball (crazy that this is live at 11pm).

    I quite like some stuff still being on at this time. Was a surprise to get home from work and see I can still watch some boxing.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 22:15

    I also don't understand why the BBC News spent half its airtime telling us what has happened in the sports, that's the job of the sports coverage.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 22:15

    And then McEnroe suggested that Phelps should concentrate more when he's not on the court ;)

    Ha I missed that :)

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 22:23

    I quite like some stuff still being on at this time. Was a surprise to get home from work and see I can still watch some boxing.

    Yeah me too, I thought maybe they'd just do the indoor events for noise reasons or something.. though I suppose the various Palaces etc don't mind for a few days.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 22:25

    Basketball on 301, AUS beating GBR but GB still scoring

  • Ryan28/07/2012 at 22:27

    I'm confused why the Serbian boxer's coach has a Montenegrin jacket on? Are they still best friends and helping each other out?

  • Will^28/07/2012 at 22:30

    I almost tear-up when I see Lewis Smith's quali on the pommel, and then his reaction to his score :')

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 23:30

    Basketball on 301, AUS beating GBR but GB still scoring

    Australia won.

    The sport keeps coming. Brazil v Turkey, women's volleyball.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 23:32

    The sport keeps coming. Brazil v Turkey, women's volleyball.

    Commentary from a certain J Legard.

    This set is very close. 25 - 26 and you have to be 2 points clear to win. Ooh Turkey got it to draw sets 2 - 2.

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 23:33

    just checked into the comments. there's still sport past midnight? wow.

    *turns on tv*

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 23:34

    Basketball on 301, AUS beating GBR but GB still scoring

    if you have 304, it's there too, but in HD.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 23:35

    if you have 304, it's there too, but in HD.

    That doesn't seem to work very well with my box, it goes black screen now and then.

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 23:35

    That doesn't seem to work very well with my box, it goes black screen now and then.

    damn. needs a strong signal. freeview wasn't meant to handle quite so much hd :)

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 23:36

    just checked into the comments. there's still sport past midnight? wow.

    Love that it basically goes from first thing in the morning until late at night whenever the last game finishes. Even though it is 16 days there's a lot to fit in I suppose.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 23:36

    damn. needs a strong signal. freeview wasn't meant to handle quite so much hd :)

    Definitely don't have a strong signal. :) I keep losing channels.

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 23:40

    legard commentating on his own, sounds like a recipe for disaster, but he's doing ok.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 23:44

    legard commentating on his own, sounds like a recipe for disaster, but he's doing ok.

    Seems suited to it

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 23:51

    match point

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 23:52

    some terrible serving from turkey.

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 23:52

    I thought the Turks would win that

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 23:53

    some terrible serving from turkey.

    Seems to be what let them down

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 23:53

    quite a few people still in the area. crazy!

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 23:53

    quite a few people still in the area. crazy!

    *arena

  • Pat W28/07/2012 at 23:53

    quite a few people still in the area. crazy!

    Busy night bus :)

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 23:54

    Busy night bus :)

    standing room only

  • Amy28/07/2012 at 23:54

    On the ground report: first day was very long but good, it's 1am and I'm just getting to bed, getting up at 6.55 for the 9.30am session of gymnastics, I'm hoping that the travel times/arrival recommendation is grossly overstated and I never have to get up before 7 again. Ever.

    Oh and I also have little to zero idea of what happened In other sports today. You miss a lot of Olympics at the Olympics.

  • Mr C28/07/2012 at 23:56

    Oh and I also have little to zero idea of what happened In other sports today. You miss a lot of Olympics at the Olympics.

    heheheeh!! sleep well amy :)

  • Amy28/07/2012 at 23:57

    Ooh I've just got an email from the nz Olympic committee with the day one round up of our athletes. These will be handy for staying in the loop of what my team has been up to.

  • Pat W29/07/2012 at 00:02

    On the ground report: first day was very long but good, it's 1am and I'm just getting to bed, getting up at 6.55 for the 9.30am session of gymnastics, I'm hoping that the travel times/arrival recommendation is grossly overstated and I never have to get up before 7 again. Ever.

    That's not much sleep after a busy day! Gymnastics was one of the venues with gaps in the crowd so it might not be hard to get in.

    Oh and I also have little to zero idea of what happened In other sports today. You miss a lot of Olympics at the Olympics.

    Tons happened, I've been watching for hours and I feel like I missed a lot. Such a packed day of events!

    We've already had 12 medal events. The first one was a Chinese win in shooting. Lots of swimming: Phelps lost. Records set. Cycling: GB lost and the BBC is treating it like a funeral.

    China leads the medal table - http://www.london2012.com/medals/medal-count/

  • Rachel29/07/2012 at 00:06

    My first day at the Olympics was spent at the tennis too. Started off on the hill, with a flash mob dance act and the Pet Shop Boys performing; then all the Centre Court action, with S Williams dominating even if the crowd were distracted by Michelle Obama, Federer nearly being knocked out and then GB athlete Keathavong nearly getting through. Finished with me being quoted in the BBC top news story about empty seats and spending an hour chatting (in a group) about Olympic stuff on the BBC World Service. that's an eventful first day!!!!!

  • Mr C29/07/2012 at 00:07

    that's an eventful first day!!!!!

    that certainly is! more to come?

  • Pat W29/07/2012 at 00:07

    that's an eventful first day!!!!!

    Very busy! Sounds like fun

  • Rachel29/07/2012 at 00:09

    yes. 6 more events to do. Next one is Beach Volleyball. That gives me 3.5 days to watch more than one sport!!!! :-)

  • Mr C29/07/2012 at 00:10

    yes. 6 more events to do. Next one is Beach Volleyball. That gives me 3.5 days to watch more than one sport!!!! :-)

    :)

  • lou29/07/2012 at 09:13

    I after my first day at the olympics, super long but a wonderful experience, disappointed at the lack of people but I shall take full advantage to no queues for courts etc. However if they could release more tickets for the tennis on days I'm not going that would be great. Quite fancy a week at Wimbledon, not just 2 days :)

    Can't believe the Murray bros lost their match tho!