You can gradually sense things beginning to wind up in London, as we head into the last few days of competition. However, that just leaves room for more surprises - like how cool the BMX racing is, and how exciting the relays are going to be in the athletics. Medals up for grabs today include: Men's Beach Volleyball, Women's Boxing, Canoe and Kayak Sprinting, Women's 10m diving, Women's Football, Men's 470 Sailing, Men's and Women's Taekwondo, Women's Water Polo and Women's Wrestling.

338 responses

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 08:42
  • john09/08/2012 at 09:16

    yay some early in the day gold in the mens kayak four, having a much better second week compared to the first.

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 09:21

    yay some early in the day gold in the mens kayak four, having a much better second week compared to the first.

    Ready for some interesting 470 racing?

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 09:44

    I seem to have accidentally booked tomorrow off work to make the most of these last few Olympic days. :)

  • john09/08/2012 at 09:45

    Ready for some interesting 470 racing?

    yeah mate its going to be a classic, i think it starts 9:30 our time, about 2h 15 from now, gb need to finish two spots higher to claim the gold, i think.

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 09:45

    yay some early in the day gold in the mens kayak four, having a much better second week compared to the first.

    Ooh well done! I'm disappointed in the lack of canoes and kayaks I've managed to see.

  • lou09/08/2012 at 09:48

    I seem to have accidentally booked tomorrow off work to make the most of these last few Olympic days. :)

    it's totally understandable, it only comes round once every 4 years!

    also, i know his sport has finished now at the olympics, but i know how much we like cake here. so Here is Andy Murray's rather yummy looking cake the kind people at the Toronto masters made him - http://yfrog.com/obt8zpvjj

  • john09/08/2012 at 09:48

    Ooh well done! I'm disappointed in the lack of canoes and kayaks I've managed to see.

    the slalom canoes were awesome this year, ther kayak racing has been 1000m on the same course as the rowing.

    looking forward to the bmx racing too, expecting to see a bit of chaos with the twisty part (chiccane) of the mens track.

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 09:51

    yeah mate its going to be a classic, i think it starts 9:30 our time, about 2h 15 from now, gb need to finish two spots higher to claim the gold, i think.

    Yep that's right, so it means they can't fight it out, but have to involve another boat in between. Should be 1300 here.

  • lou09/08/2012 at 10:39

    today's google doodle has got me... :( i can't improve on 21secs.. but i keep trying! help me! someone shut down google for me so i can get some work done :)

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 10:41

    today's google doodle has got me... :( i can't improve on 21secs.. but i keep trying! help me! someone shut down google for me so i can get some work done :)

    Are you going through all the gates - I dunno whether it does anything though.

  • lou09/08/2012 at 10:45

    Are you going through all the gates - I dunno whether it does anything though.

    yeah but i keep steering into the bank :(

  • john09/08/2012 at 12:06

    so the sailing has been delayed.....

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 12:06

    Ouchio

    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/londonspy/german-weightlifter-drops-barbell-head-walks-away-043005278.html

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 12:07

    Looking at the live timing for the open water swim. They've been swimming non-stop for an hour!

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 12:08

    Ouch, hope that weightlifter is alright

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 12:09

    Whenever I comment on the direct thread, subsequent comments fail to appear.

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 12:19

    so the sailing has been delayed.....

    Looks like the wind is light and hasn't decided which way it wants to blow consistently - the London2012 website has the direction as 085 degrees, whereas ISAF has 225 degrees.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 12:27

    I'm 20 miles from Weymouth, there is barely any wind, all very still and humid

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 12:28

    I'm 20 miles from Weymouth, there is barely any wind, all very still and humid

    Internet says 4 knots.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 13:21

    Hungary take the open water 10km marathon swim after nearly 2 hours (!), and 4th for GB. No doubt John Inverdale will be asking where it all went wrong, later.. I'm just amazed people can go that far.

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 13:56

    BMX head-to-heads starting - men's 1/4s.

  • john09/08/2012 at 14:00

    this is going to be good.

    heard they ar going to make a decision in the next hour and a half as to whether the sailing will go ahead today or tomorrow.

  • john09/08/2012 at 14:01

    the aussie is down

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 14:02

    heard they ar going to make a decision in the next hour and a half as to whether the sailing will go ahead today or tomorrow.

    It's still shifting around alot, and there is only 2 knots now. Nevermind - the BMX is a better watch.

  • john09/08/2012 at 14:03

    It's still shifting around alot, and there is only 2 knots now. Nevermind - the BMX is a better watch.

    yeah the sailing can wait until tomorrow.

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 14:05

    I think the course could do with another berm and set of jumps.

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 14:07

    Swiss rider wearing something similar to a HANS device.

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 14:07

    7/8 CRASH

  • john09/08/2012 at 14:11

    another crash

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 14:12

    For anybody reading this later who missed the BMX, go back and watch it!!

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 14:14

    "1 word to describe this sport, and that is absolute carnage" - nice one Helen Skelton.

  • Lynch09/08/2012 at 14:21

    since when did they bring Faceplanting in as an olympic sport ?? #bmx #maldonado

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 14:28

    The Brazilian just washed out on that first turn.

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 14:41

    For anybody reading this later who missed the BMX, go back and watch it!!

    I can't wait!

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 15:04

    GB Gold in the horse-disco.

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 15:50

    GB Gold in the woman's boxing.

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 16:22

    33.8 seconds and I ran over a frog. I do not like these games.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 17:06

    Whenever I comment on the direct thread, subsequent comments fail to appear.

    not sure what that means chappie, direct?

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 17:06

    So I caught a bit of the Taekwondo. It's quite kicky.

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 17:10

    There is handball on the TV now. The goalkeepers get to wear full on trousers, presumably because they spend a lot of time on the ground. But almost everyone is wearing kneepads, so I don't know why they don't wear full-length clothes either.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 17:16

    sailing cancelled because of no wind, after pole vault delays due to excess wind. i love this country :)

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 17:59

    Hullo all

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 17:59

    Hullo all

    Hullo also all

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:00

    Evening both!

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 18:01

    turned on tv to see the welsh caravaning. bbc2 you almost fooled me

    also the olympics needs more caravans.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 18:01

    33.8 seconds and I ran over a frog. I do not like these games.

    Canoe slalom? I gave up on that after a couple of runs because It makes no difference whether you go through the gates or miss them out.

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:02

    Canoe slalom? I gave up on that after a couple of runs because It makes no difference whether you go through the gates or miss them out.

    I had one go at this one. I had two goes at the hurdles one, so that's the winner so far.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 18:02

    I had one go at this one. I had two goes at the hurdles one, so that's the winner so far.

    You should try the basketball

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 18:04

    33.8 seconds and I ran over a frog. I do not like these games.

    26.1, woo!!

    These are fun :)

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:04

    That multi-screen thing the Beeb do to show off what's going on across the channels... it makes Mr C's eyes boggle.

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 18:07

    Time for a Gary's daily recap

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 18:07

    That multi-screen thing the Beeb do to show off what's going on across the channels... it makes Mr C's eyes boggle.

    Not long ago he was claiming affinity with NASA. His mind is going to need some unboggling time soon

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 18:09

    The two British dressage medalists have the tradition British names of Dujardin and Bechtolscheimer

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 18:10

    The two British dressage medalists have the tradition British names of Dujardin and Bechtolscheimer

    They're the new 'smith'

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:27

    Woohoo, a race is about to start.

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:28

    Women's 800m semi-final.

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:30

    Go, go, go.

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 18:32

    Ohhhh I missed the race. Muse should not upload a new song when a race is about to start!

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 18:34

    Rumour has it that they're playing in the closing ceremony (but you probably already knew that).

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 18:35

    Evening. Just went for a nice little post-work walk about town.

    not sure what that means chappie, direct?

    Not in dashboard etc, on the actual thread. I post a comment then it just stops loading new ones in Firefox. I notice it mainly at work but sometimes at home.

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 18:36

    Rumour has it that they're playing in the closing ceremony (but you probably already knew that).

    they've said a few times they are so they better! :)

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 18:37

    they've said a few times they are so they better! :)

    I was slightly surprised not to see them in the OC.

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 18:38

    ok, im tuned in for this race.

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:39

    One of them appears to have a flower in their hair.

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 18:43

    Evening all. Nice to be back home with proper Internet and proper coverage.

    Can't wait for the 200m later!

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:43

    Evening all. Nice to be back home with proper Internet and proper coverage.

    Hello!

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 18:44

    Hello!

    Evening!

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 18:44

    Evening all. Nice to be back home with proper Internet and proper coverage.

    Hi Gavin! :)

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 18:45

    Evening all. Nice to be back home with proper Internet and proper coverage.

    Hello Daddy Goat :)

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 18:47

    Hello Daddy Goat :)

    Hehe. RubberKidd is doing fine by the way. She seems to like hanging out with dad while he's watching the Olympics - so I reckon she'll definitely be up for F1 ;)

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:50

    Seeing bouncing Wenlock in the background of the race reminded me of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PDLr4v7sm4&feature=player_detailpage#t=72s

    Love it.

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 18:50

    Seeing bouncing Wenlock in the background of the race reminded me of this: www.youtube.com/w…_detailpage#t=72s

    Hehehe, he's so cool.

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:51

    Hehe. RubberKidd is doing fine by the way. She seems to like hanging out with dad while he's watching the Olympics - so I reckon she'll definitely be up for F1 ;)

    RubberKidd sounds like some kind of superhero in the making.

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 18:52

    RubberKidd sounds like some kind of superhero in the making.

    Well they are making a sequel to Kick Bum...

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 18:52

    Seeing bouncing Wenlock in the background of the race reminded me of this: www.youtube.com/w…_detailpage#t=72s

    Wenlock is surprisingly cool.

    In other news, they have cameramen on segways now???

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 18:52

    Hehe. RubberKidd is doing fine by the way. She seems to like hanging out with dad while he's watching the Olympics - so I reckon she'll definitely be up for F1 ;)

    Excellent :)

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:54

    Wenlock is surprisingly cool.

    Oddly, I can deal with moving human-sized Wenlock more than the toys and dolls, which still seem a bit freaky.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 18:54

    RubberKidd sounds like some kind of superhero in the making.

    Bouncing baby

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:54

    In other news, they have cameramen on segways now???

    These athletes are quite fast!

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 18:55

    Oddly, I can deal with moving human-sized Wenlock more than the toys and dolls, which still seem a bit freaky.

    When I first saw them both I thought they looked silly, but the life sized mascot does look cool.

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 18:55

    Did he just say prepenultimate?

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 18:55

    In other news, they have cameramen on segways now???

    Have done for a few years now, you see them on the golf coverage

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 18:55

    These athletes are quite fast!

    You've all seen the German discus celebration right? I was glad he didn't trip over the hurdles!

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:56

    Did he just say prepenultimate?

    Yes, otherwise known as "just another day".

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 18:56

    Have done for a few years now, you see them on the golf coverage

    That's more skilful than it looks to do that but it might be cheaper than a dolly. Very clever.

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 18:57

    Did he just say prepenultimate?

    it's like an announcement of an announcement

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 18:57

    Men's 800m final now, with added Brit.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 18:57

    more awesome f1 crossover - http://www.mclaren.com/page/inside-the-mtc-meet-olympic-silver-medallist-tom-stallard

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 18:57

    Did he just say prepenultimate?

    That's almost as bad as pre-poned - as in, postponed before the event was supposed to occur...

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 18:58

    Oddly, I can deal with moving human-sized Wenlock more than the toys and dolls, which still seem a bit freaky.

    They look like they are staring, but with the character of the full-size one it suddenly all clicks and it works. Good work from the... mascot controller..

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 18:58

    Not in dashboard etc, on the actual thread. I post a comment then it just stops loading new ones in Firefox. I notice it mainly at work but sometimes at home.

    very odd. all good here :(

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:00

    here we go!

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:01

    This is epic speed!

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:01

    Wow!!!

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:01

    World Record!

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:02

    he doesn't even look tired!

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 19:02

    Wow! World Record by 0.9s

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:02

    That was brilliant.

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 19:02

    Another stunning performance!

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:03

    All eight men did a season best or personal best... or broke a world record! What a race!

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 19:03

    I'm always deceived by the lack of hashes at the finish - usually have the last 10m marked out.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 19:05

    GvG is on the scene - https://twitter.com/GvanderGarde/status/233639706926120961/photo/1

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 19:05

    David Rudisha sounds like quite the international man with that support crew!

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 19:07

    GvG is on the scene - https://twitter.c…926120961/photo/1

    Scott Dixon and Alex Tagliani are in the stands at the bend near the 200m start

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 19:08

    The British guy gave a great interview there.

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:18

    Relay, relay, relay!

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 19:20

    It does seem strange how people get selected for the Olympics. It doesn't always seem to be the best ones...

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 19:20

    Scott Dixon and Alex Tagliani are in the stands at the bend near the 200m start

    awesum!

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:21

    This event was always torture on sports day!

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:21

    woooooooow she's so far ahead.

  • Bassano09/08/2012 at 19:21

    What's the event of conversation at the moment, athletics?

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:21

    Wowsers, they are so fast!

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:21

    What's the event of conversation at the moment, athletics?

    Yes indeedy.

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 19:22

    This event was always torture on sports day!

    Nah mate, the egg and spoon race was the worst ;)

  • Bassano09/08/2012 at 19:23

    Another major Olympic milestone has occurred. Just dropped Amy off at Heathrow, the 17,000km dash home is about to begin

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:23

    Nah mate, the egg and spoon race was the worst ;)

    too true :D

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 19:25

    too true :D

    At my school on sports day, you had to enter a minimum of 3 events and then you got the day off. Mega!

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 19:25

    Scott Dixon and Alex Tagliani are in the stands at the bend near the 200m start

    https://twitter.com/tagliani/status/233621374466408449

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 19:25
  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 19:25

    Another major Olympic milestone has occurred. Just dropped Amy off at Heathrow, the 17,000km dash home is about to begin

    All over so soon..

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:26

    What a mega jump!

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 19:26

    Somebody's hurt in the sand-pit.

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 19:28

    More REALLY FAST runnners!

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:28

    terrible baton change for jamaica!

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:30

    Jamaican runner started way too early

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 19:31

    Their 3rd girl was all over the shop

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:31

    Relay runners shout hand so the next one knows to stick their hand out. Who knew?

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:32

    Jamaica made a total mess of that yet only lost by 0.01 seconds

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 19:32

    Interesting they can change the runners for the final.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 19:33

    He broke his leg at the 200m mark and still kept going!??

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 19:33

    Talk about running through the pain barrier

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:33

    He broke his leg at the 200m mark and still kept going!??

    In 46 seconds?

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 19:33

    He broke his leg at the 200m mark and still kept going!??

    That is a HARD man.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:36

    You have to wonder you can break a leg running 200 metres. I assume it was the fibula that broke because that doesn't support a huge load and so people can continue to run even though it is broken. And a certain Frenchman can drive the Le Mans 24 hours with a broken fibula

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:38

    And a certain Frenchman can drive the Le Mans 24 hours with a broken fibula

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:38

    And a certain Frenchman can drive the Le Mans 24 hours with a broken fibula

    yeah that Bourdais is a cool guy

    [and now I am going to hide from christine forever]

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:41

    [and now I am going to hide from christine forever]

    Hmmm, you're lucky I'm in such a good mood this fortnight :)

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 19:45

    Mrs. Goat got a bit annoyed at the frank lampard spotting - because the bbc ignored the fact the royal family of Sweden were right in front of him ;)

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:45

    The one thing Bolt is not is camera shy :)

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:46

    Mrs. Goat got a bit annoyed at the frank lampard spotting - because the bbc ignored the fact the royal family of Sweden were right in front of him ;)

    They also ignored his girlfriend sitting next to him who worked for the BBC for about 10 years

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:47

    They also ignored his girlfriend sitting next to him who worked for the BBC for about 10 years

    or adrian chiles has a brilliant disguise

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:47

    The one thing Bolt is not is camera shy :)

    I imagine he stops at ever speed and traffic light camera to perform. Getting anywhere with him must be a nightmare

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 19:47

    grid girls leave a lot to be desired here.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 19:47

    Mrs. Goat got a bit annoyed at the frank lampard spotting - because the bbc ignored the fact the royal family of Sweden were right in front of him ;)

    Maybe the BBC should employ better crowd-spotters, not that many here know Sweden's royal family..

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:50

    Pre-race fist bump between Blake and Bolt.

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 19:50

    Hmmm, you're lucky I'm in such a good mood this fortnight :)

    A pity it all comes to a end on Sunday when it's back to the mundane. :( Maybe I'll catch up on the EHF CHampions League Women's FInals and Men's FInal 4 after the games.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:50

    I heard on the radio today that one of the kids who volunteer at the olympics carried the basket with Bolt's clothes at an earlier event. He said Bolt walked straight up to him and fits bumped him. Bolt chatted away with him even though the race was due to start in a couple of minutes. The kid said he liked Bolt's hat so he told him to keep it.

    #points

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:51

    Chocolate Wenlocks from Amy

    https://twitter.com/AmyFulton/status/233651422489616385

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 19:51

    I heard on the radio today that one of the kids who volunteer at the olympics carried the basket with Bolt's clothes at an earlier event. He said Bolt walked straight up to him and fits bumped him. Bolt chatted away with him even though the race was due to start in a couple of minutes. The kid said he liked Bolt's hat so he told him to keep it.

    Usain Bolt = Positive Role Model. :)

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 19:51

    My heart says Blake, my head says Bolt.

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:52

    Oops, the long jumper in the bottom jumped into the photographers

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 19:52

    Halftime at the Women's Water Polo Gold Medal Match

    USA 5-2 ESP

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:53

    Chocolate Wenlocks from Amy

    You can't eat Wenlock!

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 19:53

    Chocolate Wenlocks from Amy

    You can't eat Wenlock!

    DO NOT WANT to eat.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 19:53

    child photographer taking creative pics through a jamaican flag. she gonna go far!

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 19:54

    Question for the group:

    If Forrest ZGUmp went against Usain BOlt in a race, who would win it?

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:54

    come on Bolt, amaze the world!

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 19:55

    If Forrest ZGUmp went against Usain BOlt in a race, who would win it?

    Forrest Gump*

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:55

    If Forrest ZGUmp went against Usain BOlt in a race, who would win it?

    Forrest was more endurance than sprint, surely?

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 19:55

    If Forrest ZGUmp went against Usain BOlt in a race, who would win it?

    Bolt, but Gump might win the 10k

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:55

    If Forrest ZGUmp went against Usain BOlt in a race, who would win it?

    Would life be like a box of chocolate Wenlocks?

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 19:55

    Would life be like a box of chocolate Wenlocks?

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:55

    Bolt, but Gump might win the 10k

    Get him in the 100k too

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 19:55

    Would life be like a box of chocolate Wenlocks?

    :)

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:56

    If Blake is the Beast, who is the Beauty?

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:56

    Royal wave from Bolt

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 19:56

    He's wearing a casio

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:57

    It'd be cool if Jamaica got 1-2-3.

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:57

    I'm all excited!

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:57

    look at him go"

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 19:58

    holy.....

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:58

    :o

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:58

    Good start by Bolt = race over

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:58

    he even eased off!

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 19:58

    Wow that was good!

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:58

    Woah!

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 19:58

    What a run, from the pair of them

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 19:58

    Back in Beijing, many people thought Bolt had a running style that wasn't what a sprinter should be. Well, Forrest Gump probably had one along the same lines and look what id did for them. And it was what first came to my mind when I saw the scenes of Forrest Gump running when I saw Usain Bolt run in the 100.

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:58

    get in there wenlock!

  • Bassano09/08/2012 at 19:58

    Stunning. And he eased off, again

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 19:58

    Blake did a job of pinning him back, before Bolt had to put the gas back on

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:58

    Looked like he kicked about 40 metres out then backed off

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:59

    1-2-3 for jamaica!! well done christine :)

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 19:59

    1-2-3 !! There you go

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 19:59

    1-2-3 for jamaica!! well done christine :)

    They did it!

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 19:59

    2nd half underway now and the US is getting a penalty shot.

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 19:59

    6-2 USA

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 19:59

    They did it!

    You just blew your predictioning reputation apart

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 19:59

    Lighting (BOLT) strikes 2wice!!

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 19:59

    1-2-3 for jamaica!!

    Break out the brooms. :)

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 19:59

    some people say they don' believe, jamaica they have a 200m team

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 20:00

    Describe the race in two words.

    Usain Bolted

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 20:00

    some people say they don' believe, jamaica they have a 200m team

    They'll be wanting a 4x200m relay next.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 20:00

    Usain Bolted

    :)

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:00

    They'll be wanting a 4x200m relay next.

    What about a Medly Relay? I nominate BOlt for one of the 100 meter legs. :)

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 20:01

    What about a Medly Relay? I nominate BOlt for one of the 100 meter legs. :)

    400, 200, 100, hurdles?

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 20:01

    was bolt looking at the tv screen or peripheral vision?

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 20:01

    You just blew your predictioning reputation apart

    I am clearly following the wrong sport!

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 20:01

    Usain bolt is phenomenal.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 20:02

    Brilliant clean sweep, close to an Olympic Record too

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 20:02

    Usain Bolted

    :)

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 20:02

    Usain bolt is phenomenal.

    I have noticed from the few races I have seen that he is quite fast, just to throw that out there

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:02

    I think maybe they should increase the capacity of the Athletics stadium in Rio should Bolt make a return. :)

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 20:02

    was bolt looking at the tv screen or peripheral vision?

    Probably. Athletes tend to watch screens at every opportunity

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 20:03

    He can;t be called the Greatest as that is Ali, says the commentator. So commentors,, what can they call him?

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 20:04

    He can;t be called the Greatest as that is Ali, says the commentator. So commentors,, what can they call him?

    The fastest.

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 20:04

    He can;t be called the Greatest as that is Ali, says the commentator. So commentors,, what can they call him?

    The fastest?

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 20:04

    I'm gonna go with "The Greatest, Except for Ali, as he is the Greatest so if anything the Second Greatest, But He is Still Really Good."

    Catchy.

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 20:04

    I'm gonna go with "The Greatest, Except for Ali, as he is the Greatest so if anything the Second Greatest, But He is Still Really Good."

    :)

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 20:04

    The fastest.

    The fastest?

    Sidepodco-incidence

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:05

    He can;t be called the Greatest as that is Ali, says the commentator. So commentors,, what can they call him?

    Blessed by Hermes. ;)

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 20:05

    He can;t be called the Greatest as that is Ali, says the commentator. So commentors,, what can they call him?

    I think that's obvious. Lightning.

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 20:06

    I think that's obvious. Lightning.

    Ooh.

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:06

    I think that's obvious. Lightning.

    BINGO!!!

  • Amy09/08/2012 at 20:07

    There's actual olympic medals metres away from me!

    I guess team Singapore won't be at the closing ceremony but its Singapores birthday today so maybe they thought it was lucky to go back early

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:07

    Midway through the 3rd and ESP is hoping for a comeback

    http://www.london2012.com/water-polo/event/women/match=wpw400101/index.html?v=1012012080921

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 20:07

    Or.... Flash

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 20:07

    It would have been interesting had Bolt been in a lower lane number than Blake so he could see him the whole race

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 20:07

    Or.... Flash

    ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

  • Bassano09/08/2012 at 20:07

    There's actual olympic medals metres away from me!

    I guess team Singapore won't be at the closing ceremony but its Singapores birthday today so maybe they thought it was lucky to go back early

    Singapore won medals?

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:08

    Or.... Flash

    If GOrdon was part of his name...

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 20:08

    segway streadycam

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 20:09

    I like his scarf

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 20:09

    I spy iPad camera !!

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:09

    I guess team Singapore won't be at the closing ceremony but its Singapores birthday today so maybe they thought it was lucky to go back early

    Speaking of teams not at the closing ceremonies, I seen some stories of athletes from Cameroon have gone missing from the Olympic Village the other day.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 20:09

    Given how Bolt slows at the end of every race and looks so relaxed there is only one name for him.

    Cool Runnings

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 20:10

    I spy iPad camera !!

    someone was using it as a periscope! short-person genius :)

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 20:10

    Cool Runnings

    yes!!!

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 20:10

    Loving how he borrowed a press camera there!

  • Amy09/08/2012 at 20:10

    Singapore won medals?

    bronze in table tennis

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:10

    segway streadycam

    I saw something like that in use a few times for the FIA GT1 races.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 20:10

    There's actual olympic medals metres away from me!

    Get a photo with it!

    I guess team Singapore won't be at the closing ceremony but its Singapores birthday today so maybe they thought it was lucky to go back early

    Boo, they should all go, especially if they had to miss the Opening Ceremony.

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:11

    Best female wrestler in the World, IMHO. ;)

    http://www.london2012.com/news/articles/yoshida-completes-olympic-hat-trick.html

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 20:11

    No way will Bolt do the long jump. You can't back off in mid air and you have to do 6 run ups

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:12

    No way will Bolt do the long jump. You can't back off in mid air and you have to do 6 run ups

    How about the 400m in 2016?

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:12

    Final quater of the Women's Water Polo GOld Medal Match underway.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 20:12

    christ, everyone has an iPad camera.

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:13

    christ, everyone has an iPad camera.

    Are the selling officially liscensed iPad covers at the Games?

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 20:13

    How about the 400m in 2016?

    400 metres is a really difficult event apparently because part way through you switch from anaerobic to aerobic where the sprints are all anaerobic.

  • Bassano09/08/2012 at 20:13

    christ, everyone has an iPad camera.

    Yeah, I don't get that either. Do these people not have phones with cameras?

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 20:13

    christ, everyone has an iPad camera.

    Why bring an iPad to the Olympic stadium?

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 20:14

    some seriously impressive running tonight. where;s the doctor when you need him?

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 20:14

    christ, everyone has an iPad camera.

    It'd be alright if it was a decent camera!

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 20:14

    Why bring an iPad to the Olympic stadium?

    because it fits easily in your pocket

    #backwardsworld

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:14

    Maggie Stephens has 5 goals so far. 8 - 2 USA

  • Bassano09/08/2012 at 20:14

    Why bring an iPad to the Olympic stadium?

    To read Olympic news between events?

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 20:14

    Why bring an iPad to the Olympic stadium?

    I bet there are some downtime moments to fill.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 20:14

    Why bring an iPad to the Olympic stadium?

    stats, coverage, social media everything. the best camera is the camera you have with you and everyone carries an ipad i guess.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 20:15

    Why bring an iPad to the Olympic stadium?

    Because there is no kangaroo TV or whatever it is called now

  • Bassano09/08/2012 at 20:15

    stats, coverage, social media everything. the best camera is the camera you have with you and everyone carries an ipad i guess.

    Nnot really but almost everyone carries a phone with a camera, if not an actual camera

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 20:15

    The photo taking was next to Tagliani :)

    https://twitter.com/tagliani/status/233656360401780737

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 20:15

    stats, coverage, social media everything. the best camera is the camera you have with you and everyone carries an ipad i guess.

    Fair enough. I just don't se it as that portable a device.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 20:16

    Nnot really but almost everyone carries a phone with a camera, if not an actual camera

    if it was about quality, you'd never pick the ipad. it's convenience i assume. and the bigger screen.

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:16

    Why bring an iPad to the Olympic stadium?

    stats, coverage, social media everything. the best camera is the camera you have with you and everyone carries an ipad i guess.

    I bet the Wi-Fi coverage in Olympic Park is good. ;)

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 20:16

    Fair enough. I just don't se it as that portable a device.

    yo need a bigger handbag.

  • Bassano09/08/2012 at 20:16

    Because there is no kangaroo TV or whatever it is called now

    The is a FanVision equivalent at the athletics stadium but apparently, it's quite expensive

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:16

    The is a FanVision equivalent at the athletics stadium but apparently, it's quite expensive

    Like the refreshments?

  • Bassano09/08/2012 at 20:17

    Like the refreshments?

    Yeah but with a shorter queue :)

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 20:17

    It's a bit off interrupting someone standing respecting a national anthem

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:18

    .

    Yeah but with a shorter queue :)

    Lots of picnics in Olympic Park, I presume..

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 20:18

    It's a bit off interrupting someone standing respecting a national anthem

    Agreed, it isn't like they are about to go off air

  • Bassano09/08/2012 at 20:18

    It's a bit off interrupting someone standing respecting a national anthem

    This guy knows no boundaries. Not a fan

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 20:18

    Bolt - I wasn't fit enough

    How quick is he going to be if he gets fit

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 20:19

    He'll only have like 90 seconds with them before they have to go to another country's TV, so I can understand that slightly.

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:19

    The photo taking was next to Tagliani :)

    LOL :D

  • Lukeh09/08/2012 at 20:19

    Yeah, go birmingham!

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 20:20

    yo need a bigger handbag.

    When I do carry it around its in a backpack. I wonder how bringing one of those into the stadium was?

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 20:20

    Yeah, go birmingham!

    birmingham 2012 :)

  • Will^09/08/2012 at 20:20

    They were training at my (old) uni, and I was hanging around on campus

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 20:21

    When I do carry it around its in a backpack. I wonder how bringing one of those into the stadium was?

    christine carries both our ipads and a kindle in hers. i assume that's what everyone else does :)

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 20:21

    christine carries both our ipads and a kindle in hers. i assume that's what everyone else does :)

    *handbag, that is.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 20:22

    Loads of Finals tomorrow

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 20:22

    christine carries both our ipads and a kindle in hers. i assume that's what everyone else does :)

    Well my wife does have a handbag big enough ;)

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:22

    Loads of Finals tomorrow

    Including a Relay Carnival at Olympic Stadium, if I'm not mistaken.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 20:24

    christine carries both our ipads and a kindle in hers. i assume that's what everyone else does :)

    I have never known a woman have that much space in a handbag. Normally there is not enough space for a comb

  • Amy09/08/2012 at 20:24

    When I do carry it around its in a backpack. I wonder how bringing one of those into the stadium was?

    wasn't an issue.

    Guy in front of me had his iPad and was face timing everyone he knew.

    Didn't see any Fanvision like things but some events had commentary headsets for £10

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 20:25

    wasn't an issue.

    Good to hear. Apparently the events have been well run. My colleague want and he said he's never seen London run so smoothly :)

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 20:26

    Everybody into the Pool!

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 20:26

    I have never known a woman have that much space in a handbag. Normally there is not enough space for a comb

    I will always make room for a gadget.

  • Bassano09/08/2012 at 20:26

    Good to hear. Apparently the events have been well run. My colleague want and he said he's never seen London run so smoothly :)

    It's been pleasantly smooth. Event the games lanes have been open to all for over 75% of the time

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 20:27

    Guy in front of me had his iPad and was face timing everyone he knew.

    ahhh, interesting!

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 20:29

    Good to hear. Apparently the events have been well run. My colleague want and he said he's never seen London run so smoothly :)

    Certainly true of the tube, I felt. And on the road the 'Games lanes' were working well, and they were pro-actively opening them with digital signs to free traffic when it got busy. In transport terms it felt far better than usual. I hope London learns a few lessons from this. The only bad bits were near venues (or at least near Hyde Park when I tried to see the triathlon) but that's normal anyway.

    What I've seen in the media of the actual venues has been nothing but smooth. Cardiff was a bit slow getting in but it was the first event of the whole Games.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 20:37

    Typical. Some tweets I think about and try to say something interesting, funny or clever and get minimum resposnse. I slag off an ill-mannered BBC reproter and get 31 retweets, 5 favourites and 2 replies. Almost all from people I have never heard of.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 20:38

    USA just took gold in women's football. BBC3 elected to show a GB hockey game instead.

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 20:49

    USA just took gold in women's football. BBC3 elected to show a GB hockey game instead.

    I never got to see sir Chris hoy win his last gold medal as no Danes were in that race.

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 21:03

    Germany. With. A. Gold Medal. In. Men's. Beach. Volleyball. SHOCKER...

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 21:10

    Only Women's Javelin and the RUS - FRA Women's Basketball Semifinal remain in todays activities.

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 21:14

    I think boxing woks so much better as an amateur sport.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 21:16

    I think boxing woks so much better as an amateur sport.

    Incredible crowd noise for Katie Taylor

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 21:16

    Incredible crowd noise for Katie Taylor

    Good for her. And the British lady too!

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 21:17

    Some in the US are saying were it not for Pay-Per-View TV, the US boxing contingent would have be getting medals this year.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 21:21

    Sounds like Allan McNish commentating on taekwandoe

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 21:22

    Sounds like Allan McNish commentating on taekwandoe

    It does.

    Cool that the body armour connects with the socks to register points!

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 21:23

    Never seen martial artists sit on a chair during a fight before

  • Rubbergoat09/08/2012 at 21:25

    Never seen martial artists sit on a chair during a fight before

    This is cool. Much better than UFC or boxing.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 21:26

    This is cool. Much better than UFC or boxing.

    Shame karate never made it into the Olympics. Much better to watch because they use hands and feet

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 21:29

    Looking in at it here

    http://www.london2012.com/taekwondo/event/women-less-than-57kg/match=tkw057101/index.html

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 21:30

    France up 15 with about 5 minutes to go.

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 21:30

    So guys, are you getting a 'kick' out of the GOld Medal Taekwondo match? :D

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 21:31

    She won it at 19.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 21:33

    Nice to see she has a Welsh flag too

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 21:34

    Nice to see she has a Welsh flag too

    The Year of the Welsh Dragon continues. ;)

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 21:35

    Did she win? She hadn't started when I looked away.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 21:36

    Did she win? She hadn't started when I looked away.

    Yes. Led the whole way. Gave away a few penalty points late in the fight to stop the Chines girl scoring big points

  • Christine09/08/2012 at 21:37

    Yes. Led the whole way. Gave away a few penalty points late in the fight to stop the Chines girl scoring big points

    Cool!

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 21:39

    France wins 84-61

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 21:43

    yay, time for olympics tonight.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 21:43

    big daley t!!

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 21:44

    big daley t!!

    I thought he was a lot taller

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 21:44

    I thought he was a lot taller

    how did he ever pole vault?

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 21:46

    how did he ever pole vault?

    He was never built for that event or the high jump

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 21:47

    He was never built for that event or the high jump

    all the more incredible.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 21:48

    I thought he was a lot taller

    I thought he was much more well-built, and maybe he was in those days. Looks a lot smaller now.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 21:52

    heh, love jamaican commentary.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 21:59

    ♥ daley.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 21:59

    ♥ daley.

    Great guy

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 22:06

    bbc missed an oppurtunity to play teenage kicks there.

  • Steven Roy09/08/2012 at 22:09

    bbc missed an oppurtunity to play teenage kicks there.

    :)

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 22:28

    boxing commentary with ed and dara. genius.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 22:30

    boxing commentary with ed and dara. genius.

    Brilliant. I thought they'd throw the mics into the crowd :)

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 22:41

    Hahaa, a horse called Damon Hill and clips of Murray commentary

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 22:41

    murray commentating !!!

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 22:41

    best.crossover.ever!

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 22:45

    pincent noting that some bejing events were desolate, gb events packed to the rafters. not bad given the ticket fiasco early on.

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 22:45

    Hahaa, a horse called Damon Hill and clips of Murray commentary

    murray commentating !!!

    best.crossover.ever!

    LOL :D

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 22:46

    Has Murray Walker been calling the BMX races?

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 22:49

    pincent noting that some bejing events were desolate, gb events packed to the rafters. not bad given the ticket fiasco early on.

    Brilliant to see it. Looks like people were just not too interested in the top price tickets for the preliminary rounds.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 22:49

    Brilliant to see it. Looks like people were just not too interested in the top price tickets for the preliminary rounds.

    priced out i guess

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 22:50

    Has Murray Walker been calling the BMX races?

    No he's practically retired

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 22:51

    priced out i guess

    Early rounds between people who wouldn't go very far, not worth paying a lot for unless you're a citizen of that country..

    Interesting to see the stadium packed every single day, that's unusual. Often you see big gaps appear away from the big track events.

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 22:55

    No he's practically retired

    Aw darn.

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 22:58

    So has Nicole Adams made like her idol Muhammad Ali in proclaiming herself as the Greatest Women's Boxer of all time yet? :)

  • CAMikaze09/08/2012 at 22:58

    Just watched her Gold Medal bout on TV here.

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 22:59

    love that program. i vote for an olympic extension.

  • Pat W09/08/2012 at 23:00

    love that program. i vote for an olympic extension.

    What are we going to do without ending our evenings with a closing montage, the flame, and a fade to Big Ben's chimes..?

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 23:14

    What are we going to do without ending our evenings with a closing montage, the flame, and a fade to Big Ben's chimes..?

    :(

  • Mr C09/08/2012 at 23:49

    has this been discussed in the comments yet?

    http://mckaylaisnotimpressed.tumblr.com

    (via the social hour)