Another exciting day on track yesterday leads us nicely into the second week of Olympic sports. Coming up today Beth Tweddle hopes for an uneven bars medal, there are more medals up for grabs in the velodrome plus the great track action continues. Also today: Team show jumping final, Sailing and Shooting finals, Weightlifting and Greco-Roman wrestling. The synchronised swimming also continues, if that's your thing.

211 responses

  • john06/08/2012 at 09:35

    yes sally pearson 12.58 not a bad run in the first heat of the 100m hurdles.

  • Pat W06/08/2012 at 11:09

    Aussie paper claims Kiwi golds under 'Aus Zealand'! http://t.co/DIxEu1JV

  • lou06/08/2012 at 12:18

    looks like the Murray's are pretty proud of the medals :) - https://twitter.com/maggiemay_hem/status/232448457649037312/photo/1

    cutteee!

  • john06/08/2012 at 12:20

    Aussie paper claims Kiwi golds under 'Aus Zealand'! http://t.co/DIxEu1JV

    it was a 'tounge in cheek' joke at how little gold we have won so far, dont think its serious for a second, we can laugh at our own expense as good as anyone.

    that will change tonight, we will be ahead of them very soon.

    look out wiggins, just saw this tweet from alonso

    'Hello! Finished the 19km time trial.., with 26min 04sec, average 44.8km/h, First !!!'

    alonso for gold rio 2016

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 12:22

    Aussie paper claims Kiwi golds under 'Aus Zealand'! http://t.co/DIxEu1JV

    Try saying it AusZea-Land, it seems even more tongue in cheek.

  • john06/08/2012 at 13:13

    tom slingsby sailing for gold now..... go the aussie.

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 13:14

    tom slingsby sailing for gold now..... go the aussie.

    He's doing a great job of sailing the CYP down the fleet - Ben Ainslie style.

  • john06/08/2012 at 13:15

    He's doing a great job of sailing the CYP down the fleet - Ben Ainslie style.

    yeah the bloke from cyprus needs to finish in the top three for any chance to win.

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 13:16

    yeah the bloke from cyprus needs to finish in the top three for any chance to win.

    4th or lower and no chance, but is being held down in 10th - brilliant display of match-racing strategies.

  • john06/08/2012 at 13:25

    4th or lower and no chance, but is being held down in 10th - brilliant display of match-racing strategies.

    yeah he knowswhat he is doing, dont really know much about sailing but lookig him up he has a pretty impressive record, 5 time world laser champion, plus being a world champion in 2 other classes, so i guess its no real surprise that he is doing ok.

    thats the thing about the olympics, you get to see so many other sports that you dont get to see any other time, so many different sports are good to watch and you get into them but its the last time we will see it until 2016. never get to see sailing or archery etc.

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 13:28

    If you forget somewhat about the actual boat-control aspects, and to some extents the detail of the rules, it just turns into a race :) and we can all get behind one of those.

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 13:38

    The Aussie sailor there shows, as they say, how it's done

  • john06/08/2012 at 13:39

    gooooooooooooooooold

    hooray finally some gold for the aussies.

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 14:05

    BETH TWEDDLE ON NOW !!

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 14:06

    Ohhh, big step back :S

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 14:09

    Beth in S atm. 2 more to go.

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 14:12

    Beth down to B.

  • john06/08/2012 at 14:12

    ill never understand how they judge gymnastics

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 14:13

    ill never understand how they judge gymnastics

    I think they have a metric of deductions from a perfect 10 for execution, then that is added to the difficulty score for the whole routine.

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 14:14

    Beth in S atm. 2 more to go.

    Apparently that should've been 3 to go.

    Beth in B, with last one going now.

  • john06/08/2012 at 14:14

    I think they have a metric of deductions from a perfect 10 for execution, then that is added to the difficulty score for the whole routine.

    yeah, but they all look so similar to me

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 14:15

    Final gymnast not having a brill time.

  • john06/08/2012 at 14:15

    its all over for her, she cant win a medal

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 14:15

    yeah, but they all look so similar to me

    I think if you make little technical error, then the experienced judges can easily (?) spot them.

  • john06/08/2012 at 14:16

    the commentator realised she was facing the wrong way

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 14:16

    Surely now 1 RUS 2 CHI 3 Beth

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 14:22

    She had to throw a huge dismount to be up there in this tough field - so really unfortunate on the stumble, could've been even higher. But she has deserved an Olympic medal, and now finally has one :)

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 14:24

    Yay for Beth! Shame it's not more after that earlier performance on bars for the team, but a medal at last! Fabbo!

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 15:07

    Men's Slow-Slow-Slow-V.Fast Cycling Semis, with some GB interest

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 15:09

    And now some Women's Omnomnomnium

  • john06/08/2012 at 15:11

    And now some Women's Omnomnomnium

    nice another elimination race, not sure if ill be able to make it though its getting late here. might have to record it.

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 15:13

    nice another elimination race, not sure if ill be able to make it though its getting late here. might have to record it.

    Looks like they are doing the flying lap atm

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 15:15

    I like watching the points-race #chaos

  • john06/08/2012 at 15:15

    Looks like they are doing the flying lap atm

    yeah and there is a 20 km points race before the elimination race

  • Bassano06/08/2012 at 16:52

    Pendleton looked impressive in the quarter final of... Sprint Race, I think

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 17:07

    love the detail in this image - http://www.sphericalimages.com/getty/london-2012/gigapixel-henry-stuart-100m-final/tour.html

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 17:08

    love the detail in this image - www.sphericalimag…m-final/tour.html

    Mini Minis!

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 17:08

    Mini Minis!

    cute!

  • Bassano06/08/2012 at 17:12

    Gold for Jason Kenny!

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 17:21

    Yey for another great performance by TeamGB.

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 17:23

    also interesting: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/08/05/sports/olympics/the-100-meter-dash-one-race-every-medalist-ever.html

    and: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/08/04/sports/olympics/bob-beamons-long-olympic-shadow.html

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 17:32

    This cycling elimination race has a nice format :) F1 Qualifying anybody? ;)

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 17:37

    This cycling elimination race has a nice format :) F1 Qualifying anybody? ;)

    watching football atm, can ya describe it?

  • Bassano06/08/2012 at 17:37

    This cycling elimination race has a nice format :) F1 Qualifying anybody? ;)

    Pretty exciting stuff

  • Bassano06/08/2012 at 17:38

    watching football atm, can ya describe it?

    Starts off with a large bunch of 15-20 and every lap [or 2] the tail ender is eliminatede until there are only 2

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 17:39

    Starts off with a large bunch of 15-20 and every lap [or 2] the tail ender is eliminatede until there are only 2

    ah-ha. like dancing :)

  • Bassano06/08/2012 at 17:39

    Starts off with a large bunch of 15-20 and every lap [or 2] the tail ender is eliminatede until there are only 2

    Is much better than it sounds. Laura Trott seemed to be at the back and near elimination several times when in fact, she was just holding it in reserve

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 17:39

    ah-ha. like dancing :)

    And in the end, Laura Trott wins it :)

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 17:52

    also interesting: www.nytimes.com/i…edalist-ever.html

    The sprint won is fascinating. Faster and faster it goes, where it stops...

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 17:52

    Just watched the Japan women go through to the football final.

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 17:56

    Just watched the Japan women go through to the football final.

    enjoyed that. now for some hockey.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 17:58

    enjoyed that. now for some hockey.

    Kate Walsh is playing, despite the whole haw situation. They said she would and I didn't believe it!

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 17:59

    Kate Walsh is playing, despite the whole haw situation. They said she would and I didn't believe it!

    *jaw

  • Lukeh06/08/2012 at 18:02

    Evening all :)

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 18:02

    Evening all :)

    Hello!

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 18:05

    I have ditched the hockey for Gary and the athletics :)

  • Lukeh06/08/2012 at 18:05

    Looks like more medals for us today, woo!

    Hopefully more tonight too.

  • Lukeh06/08/2012 at 18:05

    KRIS AKUBUSI!

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 18:06

    KRIS AKUBUSI!

    AWOOGA

  • Lukeh06/08/2012 at 18:06

    AWOOGA

    noooo that was john fashanu. we had this discussion :)

    maybe he read our comments to clarify this

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 18:07

    noooo that was john fashanu. we had this discussion :)

    We did have this discussion ;) and they both did it.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 18:09

    AWOOGA

    Well, I don't know how Akabusi does it, but Fashanu does it better.

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 18:10

    Well, I don't know how Akabusi does it, but Fashanu does it better.

    If you wait, Gary might get him to do one :)

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 18:15

    Gary is hoping she starts answering before he has to finish asking the question.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 18:16

    Yay for Beth!

  • Lukeh06/08/2012 at 18:17

    Can't believe she's not doing more olympics

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 18:18

    Can't believe she's not doing more olympics

    She is already very old for a F gymnast.

  • Lukeh06/08/2012 at 18:19

    She is already very old for a F gymnast.

    Ohhh I thought she was like, 20, 21. Wikipedia proves me otherwise :)

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 18:20

    She is already very old for a F gymnast.

    @BBCSport_Ollie: Every other gymnast in Beth Tweddle's Olympic final was born in the 1990s. She was born in 1985.

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 18:22

    Ohhh I thought she was like, 20, 21. Wikipedia proves me otherwise :)

    27, which makes her 31 in Rio.

    (The final gymnast on the bars earlier was 16.)

  • Lukeh06/08/2012 at 18:34

    Ohhh I thought she had that on the pole vault.

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 18:38

    Ohhh I thought she had that on the pole vault.

    Me 2 - only 1 more shot at that height, or move on and gamble :S

  • Lukeh06/08/2012 at 18:42

    what is that dude doing? he just jogged off the race!

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 18:42

    Didn't follow that news at all

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 18:46

    That USA top looks really uncomfortable. Long sleeves and high neck.

  • Lukeh06/08/2012 at 18:47

    She got it!! :)

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 18:47

    Goooo Holly!

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 18:47

    Yey :)

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 18:54

    what is that dude doing? he just jogged off the race!

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/athletics/9456916/Algerian-runner-banned-for-not-trying-hard-enough.html Original story - looks like he's now been reinstated.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 18:58

    The USA lady made that look easy.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 19:01

    www.telegraph.co.…-hard-enough.html Original story - looks like he's now been reinstated.

    Wouldn't it have made more sense for him to do a false start? Then he wouldn't have had to run at all!

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 19:02

    Wouldn't it have made more sense for him to do a false start? Then he wouldn't have had to run at all!

    Officious officials would probably have realised it was deliberate.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 19:04

    Officious officials would probably have realised it was deliberate.

    I guess. Can't get any worse than being thrown out though, can it? :)

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 19:12

    Oo err Holly

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 19:12

    She doesn't look confident, quite agitated, but I don't know if that's just how she is.

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 19:13

    She doesn't look confident, quite agitated, but I don't know if that's just how she is.

    I watched her in a couple of things earlier this year and she does seem a nervous jumper, but never this bad. Fingers crossed.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 19:21

    Aww, poor Holly. They're saying she's definitely one to watch in future though.

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 19:21

    She is gutted - watching the pol-vault channel, now going over to the crowd :'( hugs all round

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 19:44

    Dai Greene

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 19:51

    Dai Greene

    Fourth. He says he was a bit tired tonight.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:02

    A new best Olympian name:

    @alanbaldwinf1: Bart Bonk has won weightlifting bronze for Poland tonight. Just thought I'd share that with you.

  • Pat W06/08/2012 at 20:06

    Hi. shame about Greene but did well if he missed lots of training as they say.

    I am at dad's, he didn't want to watch as no 'English' people were in contention.. I won the battle eventually. He's asleep now.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:06

    The pole-vault is captivating, even if it is terrifying!

  • Pat W06/08/2012 at 20:07

    Don't know what was up with Bleasdale. on 5live on the way over they said loads failed to clear the first bar at the first go, maybe something with the wind?

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:07

    I won the battle eventually. He's asleep now.

    Mr C has that kind of strategy every day :)

  • Pat W06/08/2012 at 20:07

    Mr C has that kind of strategy every day :)

    Heheh!

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 20:09

    they have shortcuts in the olympics too? bernie would love this.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:10

    they have shortcuts in the olympics too? bernie would love this.

    It even has added water!

  • Pat w06/08/2012 at 20:12

    Soaking the photographers

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:16

    @HollyBleasdale: Devastated! Thanks for the support from everyone and sorry for letting people down! Tried my best just wasn't to be!

    Awww, she did look pretty upset too.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:25

    Felix Sanchez, the guy who won the medal that Greene didn't, is absolutely crying buckets on the podium.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:25

    They haven't even started playing the anthem yet!

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 20:26

    f1's plan to use digital flags makes a lot of sense...

    no wind no flags, too much wind no flags.

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 20:26

    awwwwwwwwww

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:26

    I mean, he is properly having a full on breakdown up there.

  • lou06/08/2012 at 20:27

    awwwwwwwwww

    so damn cute!! I love seeing happy people :)

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:27

    so damn cute!! I love seeing happy people :)

    That's happy!

  • lou06/08/2012 at 20:27

    That's happy!

    well i'm guessing so! happy tears! :)

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 20:28

    That's happy!

    that was every emotion going i think.

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 20:29

    i'm supporting grenada. never won any medal ever. ever!!

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 20:29

    Hi all

  • pat W06/08/2012 at 20:29

    Great to see it means something :)

    now this race has twins!

  • lou06/08/2012 at 20:30

    i'm supporting grenada. never won any medal ever. ever!!

    plus it has an f1 connection! :)

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:30

    now this race has twins!

    Oooh, I like!

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 20:31

    Does anyone know why we're on lanes 2-9 and not 1-8?

  • pat W06/08/2012 at 20:31

    Oooh, I like!

    lanes 2 and 9, symmetry

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 20:31

    Does anyone know why we're on lanes 2-9 and not 1-8?

    is lane 1 still wet?

  • pat W06/08/2012 at 20:31

    Bookends rather

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 20:32

    is lane 1 still wet?

    yeah, steeplechase ruined it, i guess.

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 20:32

    Does anyone know why we're on lanes 2-9 and not 1-8?

    The bend will be less tight although they ran the same lanes in the 100 metres. I have no idea why there are 9 lanes

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 20:32

    Lewis Hamilton will be happy

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 20:32

    I thought Lane 9 was for Olympic traffic

  • pat W06/08/2012 at 20:32

    Does anyone know why we're on lanes 2-9 and not 1-8?

    done this all weekend.

    The twins crossed the line together, should've expected that !

    big gap..

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 20:33

    Lewis Hamilton will be happy

    they got a medal! stunning.

  • Kai06/08/2012 at 20:33

    well i'm guessing so! happy tears! :)

    he's had a ton of injuries and couldn't compete for a time.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:33

    The twins crossed the line together, should've expected that !

    :)

  • pat W06/08/2012 at 20:33

    The bend will be less tight although they ran the same lanes in the 100 metres. I have no idea why there are 9 lanes

    women's 400 hurdles used all 9

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 20:34

    The twins crossed the line together, should've expected that !

    *dies*

  • pat W06/08/2012 at 20:34

    I suppose.using twins proves the stagger is right

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 20:35

    I suppose.using twins proves the stagger is right

    interesting.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:35

    I suppose.using twins proves the stagger is right

    0.02 apart :)

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 20:36

    He seems very grounded :) nice.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:39

    One of the pole vaulters is called Silva and I must admit that is confusing me greatly when discussing the medal possibilities :)

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:41

    Those last few attempts have all seemed particularly dangerous!

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 20:41

    One of the pole vaulters is called Silva and I must admit that is confusing me greatly when discussing the medal possibilities :)

    Loved the commentator saying Silva going for gold

  • pat W06/08/2012 at 20:42

    One of the pole vaulters is called Silva and I must admit that is confusing me greatly when discussing the medal possibilities :)

    headline writers would love if she won gold

  • lou06/08/2012 at 20:51

    even my phone has caught the olympic bug! it automatically corrects 'wednesday' to 'wenlock' strannnggeee!

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:56

    even my phone has caught the olympic bug! it automatically corrects 'wednesday' to 'wenlock' strannnggeee!

    Rightly so!

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:56

    Tomorrow's schedule: http://www.london2012.com/schedule-and-results/day=7-august/all-day.html

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 20:57

    Tomorrow's schedule: www.london2012.co…gust/all-day.html

    More athletics, diving should be good, and keen to catch up with the Men's Triathlon although it's at a rather less accessible time than the women's.

  • Pat W06/08/2012 at 21:08

    More athletics, diving should be good, and keen to catch up with the Men's Triathlon although it's at a rather less accessible time than the women's.

    I'm going to the triathlon with my sister, it is a more accessible time for getting the train from here in the morning :)

    Loose end after that so we're going for a wander to soak up atmosphere. maybe look at team HQs if we can find them in the city, or the free Hyde Park event. must also hunt a Team GB or London 2012 tshirt

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 21:10

    I'm going to the triathlon with my sister, it is a more accessible time for getting the train from here in the morning :)

    Oooh, fantastic! Hope the weather holds out.

  • lou06/08/2012 at 21:10

    I'm going to the triathlon with my sister, it is a more accessible time for getting the train from here in the morning :)

    ohh, have an awesome time!

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 21:11

    I'm going to the triathlon with my sister, it is a more accessible time for getting the train from here in the morning :)

    Let us know where you're standing.

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 21:12

    I'm going to the triathlon with my sister, it is a more accessible time for getting the train from here in the morning :)

    I hope you enjoy it and the weather holds out for you.

  • Pat W06/08/2012 at 21:13

    Thanks will do, hoping rains holds but may have to bring anorak..

    Aiming to be near Serpentine. will tweet location as my old phone's browser struggles to comment (it can do it but the Gravity app is easier)

  • Pat W06/08/2012 at 21:15

    I'm amazed Amy was in stadium for 100m last night, didn't realise

  • Pat W06/08/2012 at 21:15

    I'm amazed Amy was in stadium for 100m last night, didn't realise

    not until well obviously did last night, but not beforehand that that was the night :)

  • Pat W06/08/2012 at 21:16

    Oops iPad commenting fail

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 21:16

    Drama in the women's football semi: 3-3 in extra time, and USA score at 120 +1:30 (after coming from behind)

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 21:16

    Drama in the women's football semi: 3-3 in extra time, and USA score at 120 +1:30 (after coming from behind)

    Have that on mute. It was all getting very violent in the second half of extra time!

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 21:17

    I think once the Olympics is over to help us get over the gap we should all pick events we liked or would have liked to have seen. Then we find an individual cycling, fencing, sailing or whatever event and follow that.

  • Christine06/08/2012 at 21:20

    I think once the Olympics is over to help us get over the gap we should all pick events we liked or would have liked to have seen. Then we find an individual cycling, fencing, sailing or whatever event and follow that.

    Interesting!

  • lou06/08/2012 at 21:20

    I think once the Olympics is over to help us get over the gap we should all pick events we liked or would have liked to have seen. Then we find an individual cycling, fencing, sailing or whatever event and follow that.

    more tennis for me then ;).. ohh you mean different sports.... ;)

  • Pat W06/08/2012 at 21:22

    I think once the Olympics is over to help us get over the gap we should all pick events we liked or would have liked to have seen. Then we find an individual cycling, fencing, sailing or whatever event and follow that.

    good plan, wonder what is coming up

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 21:22

    more tennis for me then ;).. ohh you mean different sports.... ;)

    Yes. Because we have all seen little bits of sports we have found interesting but the nature of the Olympics is that you are always chopping and changing between sports so you can't get a lot of time on some of the minority sports

  • lou06/08/2012 at 21:26

    Yes. Because we have all seen little bits of sports we have found interesting but the nature of the Olympics is that you are always chopping and changing between sports so you can't get a lot of time on some of the minority sports

    good plan!

    That reminds me tho, i need to give cycling a better chance tomorrow, i've somewhat neglected it until today, and when i tuned in i got so confused. A guy chasing down another... veerrryyyy slowly... and then a bell goes and they go super quick and race! I don't understand why this happens or what it's for but it looks funny :)

  • Pat W06/08/2012 at 21:28

    That reminds me tho, i need to give cycling a better chance tomorrow, i've somewhat neglected it until today, and when i tuned in i got so confused. A guy chasing down another... veerrryyyy slowly... and then a bell goes and they go super quick and race! I don't understand why this happens or what it's for but it looks funny :)

    I think because the blast at the end uses so much energy, if they go too soon they'll get tired and the one behind will breeze by.. So they play cat and mouse, who goes first and can I catch them

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 21:30

    That reminds me tho, i need to give cycling a better chance tomorrow, i've somewhat neglected it until today, and when i tuned in i got so confused. A guy chasing down another... veerrryyyy slowly... and then a bell goes and they go super quick and race! I don't understand why this happens or what it's for but it looks funny :)

    It's the same as old fashioned motor racing. No-one wants to lead because they tow the following rider which means he uses less effort and can slipstream past to win. So they both go slow to force the other guy to lead and eventually one of them decides he can go first and try to break the tow before the other one reacts.

    I have seen sprint races where the two riders effectively stop on the banking. The rules mean the have to keep moving forwards all the time but they do it so slowly they look like they are stopped

  • Will^06/08/2012 at 21:35

    I have seen sprint races where the two riders effectively stop on the banking. The rules mean the have to keep moving forwards all the time but they do it so slowly they look like they are stopped

    No more use for track stands. (NIght night all)

  • lou06/08/2012 at 21:37

    ohhh that makes a bit more sense, it just strikes me as the strangest sport ever!

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 21:39

    ohhh that makes a bit more sense, it just strikes me as the strangest sport ever!

    Stranger than cyclists following the little motor bike round?

    Stranger than people spending millions on cars to drive as fast as possible back to where they started?

  • Pat W06/08/2012 at 21:40

    ohhh that makes a bit more sense, it just strikes me as the strangest sport ever!

    it is a quirky sport

  • lou06/08/2012 at 21:40

    Stranger than cyclists following the little motor bike round?

    what's that? (if it's obvious.. i'm tired... sorry!)

    Stranger than people spending millions on cars to drive as fast as possible back to where they started?

    that's not crazy!!

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 21:45

    what's that? (if it's obvious.. i'm tired... sorry!)

    The Keirin. They follow a little motorbike that gradually gets faster and faster for about ten laps then it pulls off and they race for about 20 seconds or something

  • lou06/08/2012 at 21:46

    The Keirin. They follow a little motorbike that gradually gets faster and faster for about ten laps then it pulls off and they race for about 20 seconds or something

    amazing!! i missed that then!

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 21:47

    amazing!! i missed that then!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keirin

    That was the race Victoria Pendleton won. She was about 5th with half a lap to go then passed all of them

  • lou06/08/2012 at 21:48

    That was the race Victoria Pendleton won. She was about 5th with half a lap to go then passed all of them

    i blame Andy Murray then. stupid tennis being in the olympics. i'll have to make that my sport i follow after the olympics then!

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 21:50

    That was the race Victoria Pendleton won. She was about 5th with half a lap to go then passed all of them

    This clip only shows a little bit of the boring motor bike part. Incredibly uninformed American commentator who only knows the name of his own rider. A rider from Great Britain wins. Unbelievable

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rq-PJzo4rU

  • lou06/08/2012 at 21:58

    This clip only shows a little bit of the boring motor bike part. Incredibly uninformed American commentator who only knows the name of his own rider. A rider from Great Britain wins. Unbelievable

    that looks so fun!!!

  • Amy06/08/2012 at 21:58

    I went out drinking and missed lots of sports.

    Woop silver.

  • lou06/08/2012 at 21:58

    also the strange cat and mouse cycling is being repeated on bb1 .. i kinda get it now. the crazy bit makes me giggle.

  • lou06/08/2012 at 21:59

    I went out drinking and missed lots of sports.

    can tell you've been staying with bassano! ;) pleased to hear you gave yourself some time to relax in london too!

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 22:03

    I went out drinking and missed lots of sports.

    Bassano is such a bad influence on you.

  • Amy06/08/2012 at 22:04

    can tell you've been staying with bassano! ;) pleased to hear you gave yourself some time to relax in london too!

    went to the only cider bar in London with Kate who is back from Liverpool for a few days. Drinking my sorrow at tomorrow being my last day at the olympics!

  • lou06/08/2012 at 22:05

    went to the only cider bar in London with Kate who is back from Liverpool for a few days. Drinking my sorrow at tomorrow being my last day at the olympics!

    tomorrow is your last day!!! nooo! do you fly back on wednesday then?

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 22:06

    went to the only cider bar in London with Kate who is back from Liverpool for a few days. Drinking my sorrow at tomorrow being my last day at the olympics!

    Your last day already? It hardly seems any time since you arrived

  • Amy06/08/2012 at 22:09

    tomorrow is your last day!!! nooo! do you fly back on wednesday then?

    Thursday night. Flying back sucks because every time I land in Melbourne I realise how completely over living there I am and it really depresses me. I really want to go home. Planning a big day of shopping on Wednesday. I wonder if the Mini shop has mini Minis

  • lou06/08/2012 at 22:15

    Thursday night. Flying back sucks because every time I land in Melbourne I realise how completely over living there I am and it really depresses me. I really want to go home. Planning a big day of shopping on Wednesday. I wonder if the Mini shop has mini Minis

    ahhh shopping day sounds amazing, i need one of those, but have no money to do it with. How you still have money for shopping i will never know! :) you have to get a mini mini!

    is living in Melb a permanent thing then? do you not have an option to move back? If you're not happy somewhere try and do something? You've proven with your amazing Europe trips you can save money and things? :)

  • lou06/08/2012 at 22:15

    i'm sad you're leaving the country again so soon Amy! It feels wrong to have only met up with you twice when you're so close!

  • Amy06/08/2012 at 22:30

    Theres a man on the Telly who won the 400m hurdles and he's bawling and I love him

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 22:31

    Theres a man on the Telly who won the 400m hurdles and he's bawling and I love him

    he's the bestest!

    i think he's still crying now.

  • Steven Roy06/08/2012 at 22:32

    Theres a man on the Telly who won the 400m hurdles and he's bawling and I love him

    He won gold in 2004 and seems to have been injured ever since. I don't think he thought he would ever get back to that level again. When he did it was just too much for him to take.

  • Amy06/08/2012 at 22:34

    ahhh shopping day sounds amazing, i need one of those, but have no money to do it with. How you still have money for shopping i will never know! :) you have to get a mini mini!

    thanks to the lovely bassano owning a fridge I've saved a lot of money on eating out!

    is living in Melb a permanent thing then? do you not have an option to move back? If you're not happy somewhere try and do something? You've proven with your amazing Europe trips you can save money and things? :)

    definitely not, I've always said I'd be back in nz by 30. I feel like I need to stay longer and get a better job to go on my cv before I can go back to nz, and the thought of moving back to nz and having to go through that whole making friends as an adult thing sucks because it's so hard :( and I know as soon as I leaveill miss the AO and the GP and al that being on my doorstep but it's hard to justify staying simpy because it rocks for 3 weeks a year

  • jpancoast06/08/2012 at 22:38

    thanks to the lovely bassano owning a fridge I've saved a lot of money on eating out!

    Don't most people in 1st world countries own fridges? :)

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 22:39

    Don't most people in 1st world countries own fridges? :)

    hotel's have a habit of filling them up the mini-bar.

    ...actually, i'm surprised bassano's missed that trick :)

  • lou06/08/2012 at 22:42

    thanks to the lovely bassano owning a fridge I've saved a lot of money on eating out!

    i can imagine that would save alot! plenty of savings to buy yourself a mini mini and a mclaren jumper ;)

    definitely not, I've always said I'd be back in nz by 30. I feel like I need to stay longer and get a better job to go on my cv before I can go back to nz, and the thought of moving back to nz and having to go through that whole making friends as an adult thing sucks because it's so hard :( and I know as soon as I leaveill miss the AO and the GP and al that being on my doorstep but it's hard to justify staying simpy because it rocks for 3 weeks a year

    Ah i see! I can imagine it wouldn't be easy, but at least you envisage yourself moving back at one point, which is something to work towards, but i'm guessing isnt much comfort in times when you just want to go back then. As long as you feel at home somewhere i'm sure making friends etc will be something that maybe happens easier? Who knows there may be a lot of sidepodcast fans in nz?? I can imagine moving away from the AO and GP would be difficult, but one day you may get sick of going every year anyway (i can't imagine that would be soon.. but you never know!) :)

  • lou06/08/2012 at 22:43

    ...actually, i'm surprised bassano's missed that trick :)

    he's too busy sleeping on the stairs ;)

  • Amy06/08/2012 at 22:48

    he's too busy sleeping on the stairs ;)

    I'm tempted to sleep in the couch. It's just so comfy and I'm still drunk

  • lou06/08/2012 at 22:50

    I'm tempted to sleep in the couch. It's just so comfy and I'm still drunk

    hehe totally understandable!

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 22:51

    I feel like I need to stay longer and get a better job to go on my cv before I can go back to nz, and the thought of moving back to nz and having to go through that whole making friends as an adult thing sucks because it's so hard :(

    you could move to sydney, you have adult friends there already and the events are (semi) commutable.

  • Amy06/08/2012 at 22:52

    you could move to sydney, you have adult friends there already and the events are (semi) commutable.

    but Sydney sucks and it's not home

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 22:53

    but Sydney sucks and it's not home

    they have cider ;)

  • Amy06/08/2012 at 22:54

    they have cider ;)

    so. Does London!

    I highly recommend the cider tap.

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 22:54

    when all this is over, i think i'm gonna be lost without gabby explaining important events of the day to be every evening.

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 22:54

    I highly recommend the cider tap.

    do they have wifi? new unofficial meetup spot.

  • lou06/08/2012 at 22:55

    when all this is over, i think i'm gonna be lost without gabby explaining important events of the day to be every evening.

    Mrs C does F1 minute.. it's like the more time efficient and F1 version of what gabby is doing ;) We need some sort of medal board tho :)

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 22:56

    Mrs C does F1 minute.. it's like the more time efficient and F1 version of what gabby is doing ;) We need some sort of medal board tho :)

    we do!!

  • Amy06/08/2012 at 22:56

    do they have wifi? new unofficial meetup spot.

    I didn't check because the 3G worked :)

    Possibly not big enough for a meetup, it's tiny and cute.

    And the bathroom is up a spiral staircase which is cruel after a few drinks. I'm still dizzy.

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 22:57

    massive smash into the pool. #divingfail

  • Amy06/08/2012 at 22:57

    we do!!

    and spandau ballet

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 22:57

    and spandau ballet

    :) :)

  • lou06/08/2012 at 22:57

    we do!!

    'this is the most number of news stories in a day from F1 since.. (insert date)'

    altho.. i just realised what i said... Bernie we don't want medals!!!

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 22:58

    altho.. i just realised what i said... Bernie we don't want medals!!!

    if f1 had medals, lewis might be allowed to keep one...

  • lou06/08/2012 at 22:58

    Possibly not big enough for a meetup, it's tiny and cute.

    That's okay, if we get there early enough it can be the unofficial sidepodbar! ;)

  • Amy06/08/2012 at 22:59

    That's okay, if we get there early enough it can be the unofficial sidepodbar! ;)

    across the road is the Easton tap which is identical but does beer instead of cider. Twin pubs!

  • lou06/08/2012 at 22:59

    if f1 had medals, lewis might be allowed to keep one...

    hehehe!

  • lou06/08/2012 at 23:00

    across the road is the Easton tap which is identical but does beer instead of cider. Twin pubs!

    amazing!! I'm shocked Bassano hasn't made us all go there already!

  • Amy06/08/2012 at 23:07

    amazing!! I'm shocked Bassano hasn't made us all go there already!

    he didntknow there was a cider only pub in euston. I'm such a local.

  • lou06/08/2012 at 23:10

    he didntknow there was a cider only pub in euston. I'm such a local.

    you're fitting in so well! Sure you wanna leave ;)

  • Mr C06/08/2012 at 23:22

    lewis is happy!

    In Grenada, big day here for Grenadian's...we gonna party hard!!! Kirani James mashed it up! The country is going crazy, so proud & happy for them. Both teamGB & teamGrenada have made done us proud. Didn't get to go see the Olympics but grateful I get to celebrate it here! Will take pics