The pole vault was incredibly captivating yesterday, so I'm intrigued to see whether the high jump can live up to it today. There are also a couple of track finals today too, so the athletics continues unabated. Medals are also available in the velodrome and off the diving board with the Men's 3m Springboard. The Team Dressage awards will be decided, whilst there are also Gymnastics Finals in Men's Parallel and Horizontal Bars, plus Women's Floor and Beam. There's more sailing, some synchronised swimming, the Men's Triathlon and some more epic weightlifting.

249 responses

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 07:26

    Twitter tells me that today is the last day of windsurfing competition and then it is being dropped from the Olympics! Poor sports being kicked out.

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 07:43

    Twitter tells me that today is the last day of windsurfing competition and then it is being dropped from the Olympics! Poor sports being kicked out.

    new Zealand is very sad because we've won lots of medals in it

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 08:13

    new Zealand is very sad because we've won lots of medals in it

    Aww, that's not fair at all!

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 08:32

    Twitter tells me that today is the last day of windsurfing competition and then it is being dropped from the Olympics! Poor sports being kicked out.

    It is being replaced in Rio by Kitesurfing! (Not 100% sure what format the competition will be in, as kitesurfers themselves don't know yet) ;)

  • john07/08/2012 at 08:32

    it may get reinstated for the 2016 olympics yet. it has been replaced by kite surfing which people are saying is too dangerous for the olympics. it may be too late but there is a chance kitesurfing wont be at the 2016 olympics.

  • lou07/08/2012 at 08:43

    I hope everyone has tried out the google doodle today, turns out i'm not good at hurdles in real life or on the computer.. strangely addicted tho!

  • lou07/08/2012 at 08:44

    best i can get is 15.4s and a silver. i want a golllddd!

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 08:46

    best i can get is 15.4s and a silver. i want a golllddd!

    15.3, I dunno where else there is to go - I know what I'm doing for the rest of the day.

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 10:19

    The man driving the keirin bike is called Peter. He has three bikes called Faith, Hope and Charity and today is riding Hope

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 10:20

    I hope everyone has tried out the google doodle today, turns out i'm not good at hurdles in real life or on the computer.. strangely addicted tho!

    proper retro gaming! i trashed many a joystick back in the 80's doing this.

    #showingmyage

  • john07/08/2012 at 10:23

    proper retro gaming! i trashed many a joystick back in the 80's doing this.

    ah yes the old joystick buster games, daley thompsons olympic challenge was one i remember. wiggle it until it boke.

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 10:24

    ah yes the old joystick buster games, daley thompsons olympic challenge was one i remember. wiggle it until it boke.

    that was the one! http://pics.mobygames.com/images/covers/large/1145913758-00.jpg

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 10:26

    that was the one! pics.mobygames.co…1145913758-00.jpg

    loaded from cassette: http://img.auctiva.com/imgdata/5/2/4/7/1/6/webimg/447818627_tp.jpg

    (google's a bit faster)

  • john07/08/2012 at 10:26

    that was the one! pics.mobygames.co…1145913758-00.jpg

    oh that brings back some memories, i really liked the summer games one though, geez that was based on the 84 olympics........

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 10:29

    Phillips Idowu has failed to make the final

  • john07/08/2012 at 10:29

    funnily enough we have daley thompson commentating on the athletics now.

  • john07/08/2012 at 10:32

    not long now until bolt hits the track again.

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 10:32

    oh that brings back some memories, i really liked the summer games one though, geez that was based on the 84 olympics........

    really, really showing my age :)

  • john07/08/2012 at 10:50

    its bolt time

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 10:50

    Triathlon's looking exciting

  • john07/08/2012 at 10:52

    just a stroll to 20.39 for the 200m

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 12:02

    Love it - the triathlon commentators likening our athlete's penalty to an F1 pitstop situation - being able to come in and get out and still be in the medals.

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 12:15

    I bought a gold wenlock but sadly its smaller than Bolts one. Also a teapot I need to get home without smashing it. Now queuing for the HD 3D theatre to watch 25 minutes of something olympic. I don't really like3D but I do like olympics.

  • john07/08/2012 at 12:16

    give the man a beer before he crosses the line

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 12:17

    A.Brownlee nonchalantly wins that one!

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 12:23

    Nick Dempsey's just sealed Silver in the medal race of the air-rowing, I mean windsurfing.

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 12:24

    Nick Dempsey's just sealed Silver in the medal race of the air-rowing, I mean windsurfing.

    :)

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 12:38

    Someone's just said that if the Brownlee family were a country, they'd be number 36 in the medal table :)

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 13:15

    Opta Sports: 9 - Following Triathlon success, Team GB have now won gold in more different disciplines than the USA (8). Variety

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 13:39

    Its weird watching horses dance

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 13:39

    Note to American sports fans. There's more to sports in the US than the NFL. ;)

    Meanwhile at Earls Court, Japan is giving their TV views some good late-night TV viewing in Women's Volleyball.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 13:40

    Meanwhile at Earls Court, Japan is giving their TV viewers some good late-night TV viewing in Women's Volleyball.

    Fixed

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 13:41

    Nick Dempsey's just sealed Silver in the medal race of the air-rowing, I mean windsurfing.

    Way to go, dude. :D

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 13:43

    One of the Chinese players twisted her ankle is on the bench. That may make it tough for them as they're up 10-7 in Set 4 but trail 2 sets to 1.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 13:48

    Oneof the announcers said this is the biggest match for Japan in WOmen's VOlleyball since they last medaled back in 1984

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 13:48

    Drama! @SonaliShah: Triathlon: the victory ceremony was delayed because Jonny collapsed. He was treated and the medals will be handed out shortly. Red button!

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:11

    CHina came back to for force a fifth set and are trailing Japan 5-4 in a race to 15 points

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:13

    Game 4 was a close one but China made the comeback.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:14

    Japan leads 8-6 as the teams switch sides

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:15

    China ties it at 8.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:17

    CHina up 10-9 now.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:18

    ACKA spike from Japan hits the antenna and they have to call a time out trailing 11-9

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:18

    Apologies for the typos. but I'm trying to type as the action is taking place.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:19

    2 quicks points for Japan and China takes a time out.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:20

    Both teams are out of time outs for the decider. Winner goes to the Medal ROund, loser goes to the placing round.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:20

    3 in a rwo for Japan! 12-11.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:20

    But a serce error ties it up again.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:20

    service*

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:21

    13 all

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:22

    Japan with match point now, 14 - 13.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:22

    Ma Yuwen ties it at 14

  • john07/08/2012 at 14:22

    about to watch the womens semi final of the water polo, now thats a tough sport, geez id drown after about 5 minutes in the water, let alone trying to play the game.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:23

    Nopw it's Match Point for China

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:23

    Now it's 15 All.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:24

    Advantage: China

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:25

    JAPAN WINS!

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:43

    They have 2 shots at getting their first medal since 1984. Their next opponet will be the winner of the Russia - Brasil match on Thursday in the second semi-final

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 14:52

    Apologies for the typos. but I'm trying to type as the action is taking place.

    gives ya a whole new respect for the factbyte factbox, doesn't it?

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 14:53

    Someone's just said that if the Brownlee family were a country, they'd be number 36 in the medal table :)

    hehehe!!

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:54

    gives ya a whole new respect for the factbyte factbox, doesn't it?

    Sure does. :)

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 14:56

    Looking in at the USA - AUS Women's Water Polo Semifinal as I get ready for work.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 15:00

    Order in the COurt, Order in the COurt, the second semifinal of Women's Volleyball is now in session. ;)

  • john07/08/2012 at 15:02

    Looking in at the USA - AUS Women's Water Polo Semifinal as I get ready for work.

    not a bad game of water polo, down by 1 at half time,

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 15:12

    At least regulation can be completed before I go to work.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 15:18

    not a bad game of water polo, down by 1 at half time,

    And at the end of the 3rd

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 15:21

    I'm wondering how they get the ball on the tether out to the middle of the pool. DO they bring the ring to one side of the pool to place the ball on first?

  • john07/08/2012 at 15:22

    I'm wondering how they get the ball on the tether out to the middle of the pool. DO they bring the ring to one side of the pool to place the ball on first?

    i have no idea!!!!

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 15:28

    Sounds like a Gold in the Horse Dancing.

  • john07/08/2012 at 15:28

    what a goal..... what a ridiculous call by the ump

  • john07/08/2012 at 15:29

    thats better 8-8

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 15:29

    what a goal

    Like you said.

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 15:31

    CLose...

  • john07/08/2012 at 15:32

    turnover, 43 seconds left need a goal

  • john07/08/2012 at 15:34

    what going on!!!!

  • john07/08/2012 at 15:37

    well its all happening

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 15:37

    Uh oh, Contention Corner anyone?

  • john07/08/2012 at 15:37

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees extra time

  • CAMikaze07/08/2012 at 15:38

    And I have to get going to work. I'll catch you all later. :)

  • john07/08/2012 at 15:40

    And I have to get going to work. I'll catch you all later. :)

    bye

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 15:42

    Hoy in the motorcycle-train slow-chase event.

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:03

    The Italian gymnast Ferrari is currently 3rd in the indiv Floor final.

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:06

    The Italian gymnast Ferrari is currently 3rd in the indiv Floor final.

    Down to 4th, and still 1 more to go. No luck for the very well named Italian.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 16:06

    So, what's the omnomnom all about?

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:07

    So, what's the omnomnom all about?

    6 events. Points for the place you finish in each event. Lowest scored wins.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 16:08

    6 events. Points for the place you finish in each event. Lowest scored wins.

    Ooh, I like multi-event events.

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:08

    Ooh, I like multi-event events.

    250m flying start time trial; a 5 km scratch race; an elimination race; an individual pursuit; a 10 km points race; and a 500m time trial.

    This is the last one, and our giurl is in with a great shout of the Gold.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 16:08

    Princes in the audience again. I don't think I've ever seen them spend so much time together.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 16:09

    This is the last one, and our giurl is in with a great shout of the Gold.

    I'd expect nothing less from a Brit on a bike ;)

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 16:14

    I see we got our 20th gold in horsey stuff. 20! That's far too many,.

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:19

    Laura Trott about to ride, & needs to finish 3 places ahead, or 2 and 0.269s in this ride.

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:21

    GOLD for LT

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 16:21

    So, Trott is like the complete opposite of those "names-that-are-their-jobs" thing that Mr C was so keen on.

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:22

    So, Trott is like the complete opposite of those "names-that-are-their-jobs" thing that Mr C was so keen on.

    nominative determinism

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 16:22

    nominative determinism

    Ahh, I was so close!

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 16:26

    I see we got our 20th gold in horsey stuff. 20! That's far too many,.

    too close to hauling them in for my liking #has3still

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:30

    Vicky Pendleton's 1st ride in the slowslowslowfast cat-&-mouse chase starting now.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 16:30

    That was close!

  • john07/08/2012 at 16:32

    yes this result will be reversed...... nicemust stay below the red line

    anna mears 1 gb 0

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:33

    anna mears 1 gb 0

    Look slike Vicky P 1 aus 0

  • john07/08/2012 at 16:33

    she went above the line,

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:34

    she went above the line,

    There was a lean before that - she was unbalanced.

  • john07/08/2012 at 16:35

    gone, phil liggitt (british) is saying it should be reversed, rules are rules

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:36

    Mears had a definite lean into Vicky. (Chris Boardman is on GB's side)

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 16:39

    She definitely went over the line, but I don't know the rules. It's not like they're biased, they kicked her out before.

  • john07/08/2012 at 16:48

    here we go, race 2

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:49

    here we go, race 2

    I'm preparing my friendly banter ...

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 16:49

    I'm preparing my friendly banter ...

    I'm disappearing :)

  • john07/08/2012 at 16:49

    I'm preparing my friendly banter ...

    nice

  • john07/08/2012 at 16:50

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

    gold, nice

    sorry

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:51

    gold, nice

    No arguements there. That was a well rode race.

  • john07/08/2012 at 16:54

    they should have re raced the first race, seems a big penalty in a best of three race off like this.

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 16:57

    they should have re raced the first race, seems a big penalty in a best of three race off like this.

    I think that would've been the fairest thing to do - 'giving' either of them the 1st race seems to almost decide the winner.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 17:04

    Safety Bike is back!

  • john07/08/2012 at 17:05

    too good 6 golds

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 17:06

    G G G GOLD

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 17:06

    There'll be more tears then!

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 17:14

    Another bronze! Yay!

  • Steven Roy07/08/2012 at 17:16

    I missed the motorbike chasing by ten minutes BOOOO

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 17:25

    I missed the motorbike chasing by ten minutes BOOOO

    revoke your Scottishness

  • Steven Roy07/08/2012 at 17:25

    The medal ceremonies are weird. The longjumper bloke had to wait a day or two for his but Chris Hoy is getting his almost before he is off his bike

  • Steven Roy07/08/2012 at 17:26

    revoke your Scottishness

    What? Why? Never!!

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 17:27

    The medal ceremonies are weird. The longjumper bloke had to wait a day or two for his but Chris Hoy is getting his almost before he is off his bike

    Ride-thought medal ceremonies - like.

  • Steven Roy07/08/2012 at 17:27

    Ride-thought medal ceremonies - like.

    Sponsored by McDonald's Drive In

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 17:27

    On my way to my final event I have finally bought the official programme

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 17:28

    What? Why? Never!!

    if you missed Hoy you can't keep it

  • Steven Roy07/08/2012 at 17:29

    Chris Hoy's reaction says this is his last race ever.

  • Steven Roy07/08/2012 at 17:30

    if you missed Hoy you can't keep it

    Too many people driving too slowly and blocking the road. Trust me I was going plenty fast enough. Country roads need overtaking lanes or times when slow folk have to be off the road

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 17:38

    Serious domination in the velodrome

    @guardian_sport: 2008-12 Olympics track cycling medal table: 1) GB 14Gold 4Silver 3Bronze. 2) Australia 1G 2S 3B. 3) Germany 1G 2S 2B

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 17:38

    Hello all!

    I have just sat down to see we have won more at the cycling. I think everyone else should just give up :)

  • lou07/08/2012 at 17:40

    I have just sat down to see we have won more at the cycling. I think everyone else should just give up :)

    you missed Sir Chris!!

    What a perfect first session of cycling for me to watch! yay for all our cyclists, I'm sad for Victoria tho.

  • Steven Roy07/08/2012 at 17:43

    Chris Hoy is doing no more Olympics but he will do the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2 years time.

  • lou07/08/2012 at 17:45

    I do have a question tho, how come they have spare medals? I've not heard of a joint medal before, but they seemed to have prepared for the situation should it happen, which was impressive!

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 17:50

    you missed Sir Chris!!

    We should just rename cycling to Chrishoying. It's much more appropriate, the man is an absolute beast on a bike¬

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 17:53

    We should just rename cycling to Chrishoying. It's much more appropriate, the man is an absolute beast on a bike¬

    I wouldn't be surprised if he has actually evolved, and is now part-bike.

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 17:56

    I'd also not be surprised if the Queen abdicates and gives the throne to the new King Chris.

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 18:02

    Boo the diving judge I know isn't judging tonight

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 18:04

    Water polo is weird with a capital W.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 18:10

    Ooh, Gary's back with the athletics line up. More running, more jumping, woo!

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 18:10

    More running, more jumping, woo!

    That's my kind of summary

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 18:11

    That's my kind of summary

    Bit of throwing too, just for good measure.

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 18:17

    I don't know how people run so fast and jump over stuff at the same time. Stoopid multitasking.

  • lou07/08/2012 at 18:23

    I don't know how people run so fast and jump over stuff at the same time. Stoopid multitasking.

    it's not easy, google has taught me that today.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 18:23

    Amazing run by Pearson.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 18:25

    it's not easy, google has taught me that today.

    I did 16.7 seconds. Rubbish. Although, Google, those hurdles are not equally spaced and that's all wrong!

  • lou07/08/2012 at 18:26

    I did 16.7 seconds. Rubbish. Although, Google, those hurdles are not equally spaced and that's all wrong!

    hehe! it's horribly addictive though, i was pleased i had to leave the house the morning or i would have spent alot more time on it!

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 18:27

    it's not easy, google has taught me that today.

    ohhh lou my dear, you've just made my evening disappear

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 18:27

    hehe! it's horribly addictive though, i was pleased i had to leave the house the morning or i would have spent alot more time on it!

    I did well the first time, and then ran into three hurdles the second time. I know when I am beat. Beginner's luck and all that.

  • lou07/08/2012 at 18:27

    ohhh lou my dear, you've just made my evening disappear

    sorry!

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 18:28

    sorry!

    it's time to get my ps1 track and field skills into practise :)

    note: when i say skills...

  • lou07/08/2012 at 18:28

    I did well the first time, and then ran into three hurdles the second time. I know when I am beat. Beginner's luck and all that.

    i just couldn't get the gold, i always fell at the last hurdle!.. :D

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 18:29

    Colin Jackson doing a little technical piece. I can't look at him without thinking about Tess in Casualty.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 18:31

    The Wells lady has purple hair.

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 18:31

    12.1 seconds is my best. My tummy started grumbling upon finishing so it's clearly not happy me doing all these athletics, better make dinner instead ;)

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 18:32

    Interesting hair streaks

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 18:36

    12.1 seconds is my best. My tummy started grumbling upon finishing so it's clearly not happy me doing all these athletics, better make dinner instead ;)

    I gave up in the low 13s before I destroy my keyboard

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 18:39

    Like this piece with Coe where he took his medal. Looks a bit chilly now though!

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 18:47

    determined to see a Mini at some point!

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 18:49

    determined to see a Mini at some point!

    They're so cool. I need one.

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 18:57

    Close finish in that 800m semi final!

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 18:58

    I am finding the high jump just as captivating as the pole vault. Apparently I'm liking the jumping events.

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 19:01

    I am finding the high jump just as captivating as the pole vault. Apparently I'm liking the jumping events.

    Jumping up, and jumping across?

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:01

    I am finding the high jump just as captivating as the pole vault. Apparently I'm liking the jumping events.

    how about showjumping?

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 19:02

    Jumping up, and jumping across?

    Jumping up is better than jumping across. Triple jump is silly.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 19:02

    how about showjumping?

    I don't much like the horsey things but of them all, the jumping is the best.

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 19:03

    And doesn't the diving & some gymnastics have elements of jumping?

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 19:03

    And doesn't the diving & some gymnastics have elements of jumping?

    Ooh, yes! Although I'm not a fan of trampolining. Maybe because it's fake jumping?

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 19:06

    Nice run by that man - 800m quali, and he is very pleased.

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:13

    With the running events where they close in I always think they're gonna clash feet.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 19:14

    With the running events where they close in I always think they're gonna clash feet.

    There was some jostling in that first 800m heat. Sharp elbows!

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:18

    His heels hit it! Aww.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 19:19

    His heels hit it! Aww.

    It's so gutting when they clear it but their big fat feet get in the way!

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:20

    It's so gutting when they clear it but their big fat feet get in the way!

    Reckon they can get someone to push a vault out from under the mat as they run up? I won't tell

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:21

    Impressive reaction to jump back up into the air from his back

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 19:30

    determined to see a Mini at some point!

    I thought if your lack of seeing them when I tweeted one :D

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:31

    I thought if your lack of seeing them when I tweeted one :D

    so jealous. :'(

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:31

    so jealous. :'(

    but at the same time amazed you got to see one :)

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 19:32

    Bronze in the simple jumping-up

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 19:35

    Bronze in the simple jumping-up

    :)

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 19:35

    Hehe, the USA guy shouting at the pole!

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:37

    Hehe, the USA guy shouting at the pole!

    YOU GOT IN MY WAY, POLE!

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 19:38

    Heikki happy: Great day in Olympics today - Finland got first medal, and great high jumping comp just going on. Also cycling was good today, Brits on form

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 19:39

    Heikki happy: Great day in Olympics today - Finland got first medal, and great high jumping comp just going on. Also cycling was good today, Brits on form

    finland didn't have a medal either? we gotta share them about some more.

    #medalsforeveryone

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 19:39

    Heikki happy: Great day in Olympics today - Finland got first medal, and great high jumping comp just going on. Also cycling was good today, Brits on form

    Is he trying to earn #rankings points - mentioning the jumping and our cycling sucess.

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:39

    He seemed quite happy... i think...?

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 19:40

    And doesn't the diving & some gymnastics have elements of jumping?

    hurdles?

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 19:41

    Is he trying to earn #rankings points - mentioning the jumping and our cycling sucess.

    #sneaky

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 19:41

    hurdles?

    Definitely hurdles. And the steeplechase one.

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:42

    Once they should go

    On your Marks

    Set

    DON'T GO YET

    OK go now.

    And see how many people go on the don't bit

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 19:42

    And see how many people go on the don't bit

    i'd throw up a yellow light and see who's daft enough to switch off their engine ;)

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:43

    i'd throw up a yellow light and see who's daft enough to switch off their engine ;)

    rookies nobodies, I guess... :D

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:46

    there needs to be a low jump event. I can do that.

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:47

    there needs to be a low jump event. I can do that.

    or at least olympics limbo, like in futurama.

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 19:48

    I think there should be a race in the pool with hurdles they have to swim under; Swurdles they should call it.

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:49

    I think there should be a race in the pool with hurdles they have to swim under; Swurdles they should call it.

    i like it!

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 19:52

    Somebody's spotted the mini on TV tonight: http://t.co/kOhUohIY

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 19:53

    Somebody's spotted the mini on TV tonight: http://t.co/kOhUohIY

    How am I missing this constantly?!

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 19:55

    or at least olympics limbo, like in futurama.

    Olympic Limbo would be good. But I also like the sound of Swurdles. Oh, if only we had the wiki still :)

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:00

    Cannot.beat.12.1.seconds.

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:01

    new olympic record in the hurdles! wow that was close.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 20:01

    That was mega-close! New Olympic record by Pearson and it's raining and everything!

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:02

    Yes she's happy.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 20:02

    That was a scream!

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 20:02

    heard that from the other room.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 20:02

    Now they're all at it!

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:03

    even I'm screaming!

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:03

    Aww I liked the american lady's 'Yaaaay!'

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 20:03

    @BBCSport: Gold for Australia and for Sally Pearson in the women's 100m hurdles! She waits for confirmation & when it comes it's an utter scream-a-thon

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 20:18

    1500m agogo.

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 20:19

    NZs total forever medal tally is now 99. Oooh who will be 100! Have they run the 1500m yet? #gonick

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 20:19

    Lots of elbowing going on.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 20:19

    NZs total forever medal tally is now 99. Oooh who will be 100! Have they run the 1500m yet? #gonick

    He's on it now.

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 20:20

    1500m agogo.

    ooh there's my answer

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:20

    The 800m walking away guy is so far ahead!

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 20:20

    The 800m walking away guy is so far ahead!

    Oooh, is that the same guy?

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 20:21

    NZ not so good there, sorry Amy.

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 20:21

    That probably means I should stop lurking in Westfield and go to the station before the 80k from the stadium arrive

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 20:22

    NZ not so good there, sorry Amy.

    boo, he got silver in Beijing

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:22

    Oooh, is that the same guy?

    Yep!

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:22

    He's going a bit faster this time though.

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 20:22

    He's going a bit faster this time though.

    Doesn't look all that injured.

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:23

    Doesn't look all that injured.

    a football team should probably sign him up

  • Steven Roy07/08/2012 at 20:29

    Given the way Amy wins paddock tours I think she should buy a Euromillions ticket for Friday. No-one won the jackpot again tonight so £160 million on Friday night.

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 20:32

    Given the way Amy wins paddock tours I think she should buy a Euromillions ticket for Friday. No-one won the jackpot again tonight so £160 million on Friday night.

    I bought one for the draw on the 27th and it was a bust. Couldn't even win the £2.80 my dad won when he was here

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 20:43

    Ima have to duck out of the sport now, but here's tomorrows schedule: http://www.london2012.com/schedule-and-results/day=8-august/all-day.html

    Looking forward to the athletics, as always, seeing what the BMXing is all about, and diving on at evening o'clock!

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 20:45

    Ima have to duck out of the sport now, but here's tomorrows schedule: www.london2012.co…gust/all-day.html

    tom is diving the whole of friday evening, should we call off another FuF and plan to do loads in the coming months instead?

  • Christine07/08/2012 at 20:45

    tom is diving the whole of friday evening, should we call off another FuF and plan to do loads in the coming months instead?

    Two the next week to make up for it :)

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 20:45

    Two the next week to make up for it :)

    #peskysport

  • Steven Roy07/08/2012 at 20:46

    Beach volleyball in the pouring rain just doesn't look right

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:47

    #peskysport

    i don't want it to ennndddd

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 20:48

    i don't want it to ennndddd

    no, me neither really.

    two weeks of no fuf'ing shows though ;)

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 20:49

    two weeks of no fuf'ing shows though ;)

    It's not like there are loads of things that have happened to talk about.

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:50

    two weeks of no fuf'ing shows though ;)

    you'd think seb coe wouldve thought about this clash!

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 20:50

    It's not like there are loads of things that have happened to talk about.

    true enough. nothing has happened at all.

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 20:51

    true enough. nothing has happened at all.

    Now that would be a challenge - trying to talk for an hour with no notes, and nothing much having gone on.

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:52

    Now that would be a challenge - trying to talk for an hour with no notes, and nothing much having gone on.

    last time we went an hour without anything to really talk about we almost created a religion.

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:52

    a hoy hoy!

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:52

    his gold medals make the most victorious clink.

  • Will^07/08/2012 at 20:53

    last time we went an hour without anything to really talk about we almost created a religion.

    And despite the Opening Ceremony drawing very close

  • Lukeh07/08/2012 at 20:59

    I hate this headline from the beeb: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/olympics/18903420

    "Victoria Pendleton loses to Anna Meares in her last ever race"

    she got a silver!! i know she lost the one on one battle but still, how negative.

  • Amy07/08/2012 at 21:00

    I wish the 24 BBC channels replayed stuff over night rather than just showing tomorrows schedule. There's so much I've missed!

  • Steven Roy07/08/2012 at 21:04

    I wish the 24 BBC channels replayed stuff over night rather than just showing tomorrows schedule. There's so much I've missed!

    It was so sad flicking through them at 9:40pm to find most of them closed down already. A few days ago half of them were going to midnight

  • Bassano07/08/2012 at 21:18

    I hate this headline from the beeb: www.bbc.co.uk/spo…olympics/18903420

    she got a silver!! i know she lost the one on one battle but still, how negative.

    Not coming first is losing, just not as much as coming last. It's still a fantastic achievement for a superb sportswoman.

    I'm more irritated by the interviews asking folk "you must be gutted", etc

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 21:22

    I'm more irritated by the interviews asking folk "you must be gutted", etc

    that's the best bit!

    better than "awww, you tried your very bestest didn't you? here have a lollipop"

  • Bassano07/08/2012 at 21:23

    better than "awww, you tried your very bestest didn't you? here have a lollipop"

    I'm not saying wrap them up and hug them, just maybe not do it 30s after they fail to qualify, make the podium or break 12 olympic records

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 21:25

    I'm not saying wrap them up and hug them, just maybe not do it 30s after they fail to qualify, make the podium or break 12 olympic records

    we want emotion, that's the key to emotion. better than lee turning her head to one side and suggesting said person might be gutted.

  • Bassano07/08/2012 at 21:27

    we want emotion, that's the key to emotion. better than lee turning her head to one side and suggesting said person might be gutted.

    I think there's a better approach to the questions but I take your point

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 21:29

    I think there's a better approach to the questions but I take your point

    the only solution really, is to interview them 15/30/45 minutes after a race. grab someone out of the pool after they nearly died failing to achieve what they set out too, and no question is going to come across well.

  • Mr C07/08/2012 at 21:49

    love that the tri-guy could pick up a flag before the finish line.

    the fia would have a fit.

  • Steven Roy07/08/2012 at 22:28

    One of the high jumpers lost his vest part way through the competition. He missed one jump because he was timed out while he was searching for the vest. An official told him just to put on a tee shirt fro the next one. He attached a spare number with one pin and still cleared the bar. Eventually the vest (or a replacement) turned up and he used it for the rest of the competition.