Team GB have managed to get a couple of medals but we are way down the table as the ceremonies begin to take place. The action continues today, with Tom Daley in the final of the 10m synchronised diving, and the men's team final in gymnastics. There are also medals up for grabs in the fencing, both men's and women's judo, men's air rifle shooting, men's and women's weightlifting, plus some fantastic opportunities in the pool. The swimming so far has been fantastic to watch, so hopefully that will continue today.

193 responses

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 09:41

    All those live streams and I am not there to see them! Epic FOMO today!! :)

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 11:49

    Watching the sailing, some great graphics, and good commentary. If you get a chance to watch any 49er racing, do so - that is the 'F1' of dinghy racing :)

  • john30/07/2012 at 11:52

    im watcing the archery, china v korea, im liking it, only see these sports every 4 years and they are pretty good,

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 11:54

    Zoe Smith lifted 90kg quite easily in the weightlifting final. Going for 93kg which is a British record...

  • john30/07/2012 at 11:55

    last bow korea need 8 or moreto win, and they get a 9, on the last bow they win by 1, 7 gold medals in a row they are saying... its fair to say they dominate womens archery

  • Amy30/07/2012 at 11:56

    I'll probably be on TV in court 1 because I'm only 5 rows behind the players chairs

  • john30/07/2012 at 11:56

    I'll probably be on TV in court 1 because I'm only 5 rows behind the players chairs

    who is playing?

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 11:57

    Zoe Smith lifted 90kg quite easily in the weightlifting final. Going for 93kg which is a British record...

    Ah, can't do it... nearly takes out a judge in the mean time.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 12:07

    If anybody wants to see HUGE flags moving very quickly, sailing now :)

  • Amy30/07/2012 at 12:17

    who is playing?

    Monaco v Goffin at the moment, serena up next

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 12:21

    Who fancies a game of Where's Amy? http://t.co/c35oPgKt

  • john30/07/2012 at 12:36

    Monaco v Goffin at the moment, serena up next

    they just had lleytons match on here and now they are showing robson v safarova

  • john30/07/2012 at 12:47

    robson up a break early in the first set...

    i should say "aussie" robson.......................

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 12:51

    Zoe Smith leading in the weightlifting... breaks British record... not half bad!

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 13:34

    Currently the Kiwi is leading in the Finn sailing, and Ben Ainslie isn't far behind.

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 13:35

    Spectacular kit clash going on in the handball.

  • john30/07/2012 at 13:36

    robson takes the first set

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 14:02

    Trying to keep an eye on the BBC live text as the diving gets underway. Goooo Tom and Pete!

    Also just read that the GB women's hockey captain had to have a plate in her jaw after the last game. Ouch!!

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 14:04

    It doesn't live refresh though, have to press a button. Mr C > BBC.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:09

    Finn sailing: Kiwi won that race, Ben Ainslie 6th.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:10

    Ooo - that looked like a good dive from TeamTomD :)

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 14:11

    Ooo - that looked like a good dive from TeamTomD :)

    Yay!

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:11

    Yay!

    into equal 1st place after that one :)

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:12

    I can remember when Tom Daley was tiny compared his partner, now he's taller.

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 14:12

    into equal 1st place after that one :)

    Out of time compared to China, though?

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:16

    Out of time compared to China, though?

    True - fingers crossed it's just nerves

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:19

    They've swapped sides of the diving board for this one

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 14:19

    Also just read that the GB women's hockey captain had to have a plate in her jaw after the last game. Ouch!!

    She got smashed in the face with a stick. There was lots of blood and stuff. Then one of her team mates had a ball smashed into her knee and had to be carried off too.

    Currently the Kiwi is leading in the Finn sailing, and Ben Ainslie isn't far behind.

    Kiwi and Finn and Amy isn't there. I thought that was her favourite combination.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:19

    Looked even better that one :)

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 14:19

    True - fingers crossed it's just nerves

    That looked a hell of a lot better.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:21

    After 2/6, GBR top by 0.6 (but those were the easy ones ;) )

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 14:22

    I'm surprised more people don't clunk into the diving boards.

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 14:23

    Never mind Mr C, you guys are much better than silly old Beeb text :)

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:23

    I'm surprised more people don't clunk into the diving boards.

    I'm guessing those that have tendencies to do that have either learnt not to, or haven't got this far.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:28

    Looks like the Cuban divers' names are anagrams of each other. I wonder whether that is a requirement by their Olympic Committee.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:28

    Wow :)

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:29

    Ever so slightly out of time (only ever so slightly), ... 91.08 :P

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:30

    Gbr top at halfway by 2.4 pts

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 14:35

    And now i have to go out to get Alli from the train - NM! Come on TeamTomD

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 14:36

    Mexico did an insane dive, apparently, 95.4 which is a big score...

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 14:38

    Daley/Waterfield have messed it up big time. 71.28 score.... Oh dear.

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 14:38

    Daley/Waterfield have messed it up big time. 71.28 score.... Oh dear.

    Whaaaaaat?

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 14:40

    Whaaaaaat?

    Dropped to 2nd to 4th.... the screens haven't showed us the scores...

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 14:40

    Dropped to 2nd to 4th.... the screens haven't showed us the scores...

    Sorry, from 1st to 4th.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 14:46

    Whaaaaaat?

    Anyone else thinking no golds this year for Team GB?

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 14:47

    I think they need a miracle for bronze now...

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 14:48

    Anyone else thinking no golds this year for Team GB?

    The only person I've seen live up to the promise so far is Beth Tweddle. Still loads of days left though.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 14:54

    The only person I've seen live up to the promise so far is Beth Tweddle. Still loads of days left though.

    Just seem to be a lot of the people who were seen as favourites or close to favourite for gold failing miserably like Cavendish. I get the impression the whole team is under-performing

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 14:56

    GB need 102 to get bronze... unlikely...

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 14:58

    91.8.... 4th.

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 14:59

    Just seem to be a lot of the people who were seen as favourites or close to favourite for gold failing miserably like Cavendish. I get the impression the whole team is under-performing

    I think we have missed some good opportunities but I've also seen us doing well in football and hockey and badminton and table tennis. Jessica Ennis (goodnight) hasn't even started yet!

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 15:01

    91.8.... 4th.

    Boo, oh well. They went for it, at least. Better than just bein rubbish. Thanks for the updates!

  • Lynch30/07/2012 at 15:15

    I think we have missed some good opportunities but I've also seen us doing well in football and hockey and badminton and table tennis.

    We won't be getting any Badminton medals... got a chance with football i reckon!

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 15:36

    Just seem to be a lot of the people who were seen as favourites or close to favourite for gold failing miserably like Cavendish. I get the impression the whole team is under-performing

    I think the performance in Beijing has a lot to do with it. Arguably we over-performed compared to recent games, and people are generally expecting the same or better, which is not necessarily going to be the case. We got the same number of gold medals in 2008 than 2000 and 2004 combined.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 15:48

    91.8.... 4th.

    :(

    Don't forget gymnastics men team final now

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 15:54

    I think the performance in Beijing has a lot to do with it. Arguably we over-performed compared to recent games, and people are generally expecting the same or better, which is not necessarily going to be the case. We got the same number of gold medals in 2008 than 2000 and 2004 combined.

    I think as long as we get one medal, it's okay, then the rest is a bonus. Kinda like the Eurovision - anything but nil points!!

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 16:53

    NBC keep on giving... https://twitter.com/fieldproducer/status/229978748676620289

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 17:13

    Hey all

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 17:16

    Gymnastics ouch

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 17:21

    GBR men's gym team 1 piece left = floor, looks like contention for 3rd.

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 17:55

    we got a bronze!

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 17:57

    We have a silver!!!!!

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 17:58

    Erhm = SILVER !!

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 17:59

    And our commentators have exploded

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 17:59

    Matt Baker is about to divide by zero

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 18:00

    Matt Baker is about to divide by zero

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  • Christine30/07/2012 at 18:03

    Right, so I'm just starting the gymnastics coverage but spoilers shmoilers. A medal!!

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:03

    OMG I was at the fencing today. It was AMAZING. I have come home to watch the semi finals and there is the mother of all controversies....

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:04

    Japan look like they're all about to kill someone

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:06

    There is a major argument about how long 1 second can last....

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:08

    Irony being they could have replayed the entire fencing match in the time they've been arguing about it.....

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 18:09

    and still we wait for the result of the protest ...

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 18:09

    There are princes in the audience!

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:11

    This is the most ridiculous thing I've seen in a long time. Makes the FIA look fair and reasonable.

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:11

    awww.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 18:12

    Farce

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:13

    The referee decided straight away. Can't they just support her decision and argue how the rules could be improved later? Both the fencers have another match later to decide the medals.

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 18:13

    So, what's happening in the fencing?

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:15

    There was 1 second left. If a point was scored the German would win, if not the Korean would win. The German did score and the ref awarded the point. Then the Korean coach went mad and started whining that there'd been longer than 1 second.

    They've then both had to sit on the stage for 25 minutes since then while random beaurocrats argue with each other.

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:19

    The point has been awarded. Quite fairly I would say. The Korean is now having a breakdown on the stage. She's supposed to be going into a bronze medal fight in about 20 minutes.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 18:21

    The point has been awarded. Quite fairly I would say. The Korean is now having a breakdown on the stage. She's supposed to be going into a bronze medal fight in about 20 minutes.

    Isn't all the point-scoring system computer controlled - so wouldn't allow the score outside the time ... ?

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:22

    Isn't all the point-scoring system computer controlled - so wouldn't allow the score outside the time ... ?

    Yes it's stopped when the sword makes a touch. But it turns out it's started by a man who presses a button when the ref says go. His reactions appear not to be so sharp as the fencers'.

    It's been explained that the Korean athlete is staging a sit-in.

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 18:23

    It's been explained that the Korean athlete is staging a sit-in.

    Haha! Really??

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:24

    It's been explained that the Korean athlete is staging a sit-in.

    oh my.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 18:24

    Yes it's stopped when the sword makes a touch. But it turns out it's started by a man who presses a button when the ref says go. His reactions appear not to be so sharp as the fencers'.

    You'd've thought that the timings would've been computer controlled then.

    It's been explained that the Korean athlete is staging a sit-in.

    Good luck sitting there with guys with sword coming at you ;)

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:24

    *puts the fencing on*

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:25

    Good luck sitting there with guys with sword coming at you ;)

    It would be her competing in the next fight. The disputed match is the semi-final to decide if you go to the gold or bronze medal fight. The bronze medal match is already over its scheduled start time now.

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:26

    The commentator has gone to check it out and eveerything

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 18:27

    I'm going back to check it out :)

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:28

    She is angry and she has a sword though so I'd wish anyone trying to move her on some good luck!

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:28

    they are announcing she's got every right to sit there as leaving it means she accepts the decision

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:30

    they are announcing she's got every right to sit there as leaving it means she accepts the decision

    How on earth is she going to fence in another match after this though.

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 18:30

    they are announcing she's got every right to sit there as leaving it means she accepts the decision

    Is she just going to stay there all night?

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 18:30

    they are announcing she's got every right to sit there as leaving it means she accepts the decision

    The whole problem comes from the clock not counting in fractions of a second

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:30

    Is she just going to stay there all night?

    might as well do a dance.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 18:31

    And also having 'some guy' starting and stopping it with a human error delay.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 18:33

    So rather than dividing that 1 second up (like you'd think it should), each time the match was started at 1s, it looks like they started from a whole 1s. (The rubbishy human error system seems to make it all worse.)

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 18:34

    The whole problem comes from the clock not counting in fractions of a second

    How can that be in this day and age?

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:34

    The whole problem comes from the clock not counting in fractions of a second

    Yes, they were playing sudden death. The clock got down to 1 second. The first time they both hit each other at once. The 2nd and 3rd times they hit each other at once. And then this last time the German scored against her.

    So yes this 1 second lasted for 4 starts. Because, as you say, the clock can only manage whole seconds at a time.

    I can see that it seems unfair. But similarly, the Korean would win in case of a tie because of a random draw so....

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 18:35

    How can that be in this day and age?

    Archaic sport seems to have archaic set of rules, and is probably scored using an abacus.

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 18:36

    Archaic sport seems to have archaic set of rules, and is probably scored using an abacus.

    :D

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:37

    From personal experience, the clocks were pretty naff this morning! One of them randomly reset to 4 minutes in the middle of a fight earlier. They had to press through a second at a time to get it up to the right time to restart. So erm.... cutting edge stuff.

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:38

    apparently the announcer saying now that korea have to pay money, whaa..?

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 18:38

    apparently the announcer saying now that korea have to pay money, whaa..?

    Rent?

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:39

    Rent?

    Tube tickets perhaps :)

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:39

    That's a standard thing. It's like a deposit. I think the point is to stop people protesting at random.

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:40

    That's a standard thing. It's like a deposit. I think the point is to stop people protesting at random.

    strange to announce it though to a crowd surely!

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:42

    strange to announce it though to a crowd surely!

    Yes that is weird.... Because it is pretty standard.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 18:42

    How can I speak to those fencing commentators?! I want to direct them to our thoughts

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:42

    I like that the BBC are plugging their own rewind features to see the controversy again

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 18:47

    I just want more fencing :( I was enjoying it. I was so happy when the German lady scored as well because it was a very well deserved win.

    I just came home and was like "oh maybe I'll watch the final"

    Time for swimming I guess.

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:53

    Can't believe this is still going

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:53

    Time for swimming I guess.

    good idea

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:55

    go on gemma!

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:55

    aww she just missed out.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 18:57

    By-Jove I think he [fencing comm.]'s got it! What do people think the outcome should be? ...

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 18:59

    Liam Tancock up next.

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 18:59

    Swimmers have such a swagger now,

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 19:02

    I can never work out how swimmers turn, it looks so tangly

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 19:02

    We keep coming fifth!

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 19:02

    I can never work out how swimmers turn, it looks so tangly

    It is not simple, but is just a technique.

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 19:04

    We keep coming fifth!

    we just want a medal!

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 19:04

    The Korean lady has got up and left while I was distracted with the swimming.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 19:05

    The Korean lady has got up and left while I was distracted with the swimming.

    She was sobbing after they told her no dice, and was escorted by one of the most head-honchos in the world of fencing.

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 19:05

    The appeal has not been successful.

    The commentators have said they're leaving to turn roaving reporter.....

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 19:15

    Fencing is back.

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 19:15

    Bronze medal fencing is go! The Korean is back. I'm sure the whole stadium is gonna be behind her for the medal.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 19:18

    Look's like she is psyched and determined: now 0-2 up.

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 19:22

    How much do you think Omega have paid for the privilege of being universally embarrassed.

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 19:22

    Something weird happened in the swimming and now a man in a toolbox has arrived to fix something.

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 19:23

    That was odd..

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 19:36

    Awww the Korean fencer has been beaten by the world number 1. She's come 4th, no medal.

  • Amy30/07/2012 at 19:39

    It is COLD at the top of the hockey stand at night. Very windy! Glad I packed my hoody today.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 20:03

    Is this Hannah Miley in another final?

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 20:03

    Is this Hannah Miley in another final?

    It's a semi-final, I think.

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 20:05

    Oooh they changed stroke

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 20:05

    Oooh they changed stroke

    IM: fly back breast crawl

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 20:05

    Oooh they changed stroke

    Four!

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 20:05

    and again!

    amazing!

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 20:06

    hannah is doing well

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 20:06

    If only this was a final ;)

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 20:06

    Second! Fab.

  • Lukeh30/07/2012 at 20:07

    That was impressive.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 20:08

    Hannah - 2:10.89, let's see where it puts her.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 20:11

    Something weird happened in the swimming and now a man in a toolbox has arrived to fix something.

    I miss all the cool stuff. Hope they live streamed whatever he did but lack of comments suggests not

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 20:12

    I remember a few Olympics ago there was a sit in at the boxing. I think that involved a Korean or it was the 1988 games in Korea

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 20:12

    That was a fast heat.

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 20:13

    I miss all the cool stuff. Hope they live streamed whatever he did but lack of comments suggests not

    He just sort of opened it up, poked a few bits and went away again. The starting procedure all worked fine the second time.

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 20:14

    I remember a few Olympics ago there was a sit in at the boxing. I think that involved a Korean or it was the 1988 games in Korea

    I saw that recently. They just turned the lights out and left him there. Comedy gold.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 20:14

    He just sort of opened it up, poked a few bits and went away again. The starting procedure all worked fine the second time.

    He needs Alex and Bassano to show him how to make fixing stuff interesting

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 20:14

    I saw that recently. They just turned the lights out and left him there. Comedy gold.

    That's the one.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 20:15

    He just sort of opened it up, poked a few bits and went away again. The starting procedure all worked fine the second time.

    The timing system version of hitting it with a hammer - short of turning it all off and then all on again.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 20:23

    I read a brilliant piece by the Olympics communications officer. He said the reason there was no on screen data from the men's cycling road race was that networks were blocked with people tweeting. Apparently there would not have been a problem if people just used twitter for emergencies and he hoped that is what would happen for the rest of the Games.

    Uttely moronic. Plan for people to only tweet emergencies because that is going to happen

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 20:27

    Uttely moronic. Plan for people to only tweet emergencies because that is going to happen

    When does anybody ever tweet in an emergency? Would just looking and refreshing you stream would 'clog the air' similarly?

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 20:27

    That comment was comedic. Mobile data has been really dodgy in London all day. I had full signal for calls and texts but no mobile data coverage. I was on the train home and it popped back up as soon as the train got a few miles out of waterloo.

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 20:55

    Cripes I just watched the end of the gymnastics. Controversy all round.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 20:56

    Cripes I just watched the end of the gymnastics. Controversy all round.

    At least this protest had the correct result.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 20:57

    At least this protest had the correct result.

    And by correct I do of course mean fair.

  • Christine30/07/2012 at 21:00

    Tomorrow's schedule: http://www.london2012.com/schedule-and-results/day=31-july/all-day.html

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 21:03

    And by correct I do of course mean fair.

    I don't know that other result was particularly unfair overall. The Korean girl basically had a strategy that involved hiding, running away and waiting for the clock to run down. She'd been doing that for several minutes.

    I don't think that makes you hugely deserving of the victory. At the end of the day, both players involved lost their next match and I think the judicial farce afterwards had a big part to play in that.

  • Mr C30/07/2012 at 21:08

    I read a brilliant piece by the Olympics communications officer. He said the reason there was no on screen data from the men's cycling road race was that networks were blocked with people tweeting. Apparently there would not have been a problem if people just used twitter for emergencies and he hoped that is what would happen for the rest of the Games.

    eeesh, some people are clueless.

    problem solved - http://gigaom.com/2012/07/06/want-to-see-the-future-of-mobile-coverage-go-to-a-baseball-game/

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 21:09

    eeesh, some people are clueless.

    I thought you were going to suggest people tweet in pictures so they could work out who was in the lead from that ;)

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 21:14

    I don't know that other result was particularly unfair overall. The Korean girl basically had a strategy that involved hiding, running away and waiting for the clock to run down. She'd been doing that for several minutes.

    I would agree with you on the tactics front, but the final second was played 4 times, and that isn't fair. Especially if your strategy at that time is to run and hide, that counts against you a lot more than is fair.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 21:14

    Just starting: GBR women's volleyball vs Algeria + Legard on the mic.

  • Mr C30/07/2012 at 21:14

    I thought you were going to suggest people tweet in pictures so they could work out who was in the lead from that ;)

    heh.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 21:15

    problem solved - gigaom.com/2012/0…-a-baseball-game/

    Baseball is so far ahead

  • Mr C30/07/2012 at 21:15

    Baseball is so far ahead

    very much is. we're in the wrong country and following the wrong sport.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 21:16

    very much is. we're in the wrong country and following the wrong sport.

    I am watching baseball right now

  • Mr C30/07/2012 at 21:16

    oh :)

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 21:20

    I am loving coming home to find that there is still some handball going on.

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 21:23

    I would agree with you on the tactics front, but the final second was played 4 times, and that isn't fair. Especially if your strategy at that time is to run and hide, that counts against you a lot more than is fair.

    It turned out that she had committed a technical infringement the 2nd time and was given a yellow card which is why the clock was reset. The German then scored straight after the clock was reset.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 21:24

    It turned out that she had committed a technical infringement the 2nd time and was given a yellow card which is why the clock was reset. The German then scored straight after the clock was reset.

    That is news :) And makes every make more sense. Still doesn't stop the whole system being flaky if you ask me.

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 21:26

    That is news :) And makes every make more sense. Still doesn't stop the whole system being flaky if you ask me.

    Shocking reporting tbh. Too busy announcing that the Korean coach was out at the cashpoint and not enough time spent explaining what was going on. Being clear and transparent is surely in everyone's interest.

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 21:28

    On a more positive note, iplayer functionality is fantastic! I love the bookmarks, I love that you don't have to wait for the event to finish for it to be ready to watch. It's so hugely improved.

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 21:28

    Shocking reporting tbh. Too busy announcing that the Korean coach was out at the cashpoint and not enough time spent explaining what was going on. Being clear and transparent is surely in everyone's interest.

    They all just left to go and listen, or looked at the BBC online stuff without really saying anything. #deadair

  • Will^30/07/2012 at 21:31

    On a more positive note, iplayer functionality is fantastic! I love the bookmarks, I love that you don't have to wait for the event to finish for it to be ready to watch. It's so hugely improved.

    I'll step out of the negativity-pit and agree. Possibly the best bit of the Games so far, after the Opening Ceremony.

  • Pat W30/07/2012 at 21:36

    Evening. Did anyone see the GBR v CAN women's basketball? That was a good game, close all the way until the last couple of minutes.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 21:40

    Evening. Did anyone see the GBR v CAN women's basketball? That was a good game, close all the way until the last couple of minutes.

    No. Watching GB-Senegal women's volleyball. The indoor kind with clothes. Fascinating

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 21:40

    No. Watching GB-Senegal women's volleyball. The indoor kind with clothes. Fascinating

    Nick and I spent ages in a pub watching that a couple of months ago. It's really compulsive.

  • Pat W30/07/2012 at 21:45

    No. Watching GB-Senegal women's volleyball. The indoor kind with clothes. Fascinating

    I saw a bit of the Japan-Italy game. Dad and I couldn't work out why one of them was wearing a different colour kit.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 21:48

    I saw a bit of the Japan-Italy game. Dad and I couldn't work out why one of them was wearing a different colour kit.

    That is the libero. Normally in volleyball every time a team wins the serve back all the players rotate one position so that the next player serves. That's how it was in the few games I played at school anyway, Since then they have decided teams can have one player who always plays in the back court and that is the libero who presumably doesn't serve. I have watched bits of a couple of games and never seen a libero serve.

    GB just lost the first set despite leading all the way through

  • Alison30/07/2012 at 21:50

    GB just lost the first set despite leading all the way through

    Sounds about right ;)

  • Pat W30/07/2012 at 21:54

    That is the libero. Normally in volleyball every time a team wins the serve back all the players rotate one position so that the next player serves. That's how it was in the few games I played at school anyway, Since then they have decided teams can have one player who always plays in the back court and that is the libero who presumably doesn't serve. I have watched bits of a couple of games and never seen a libero serve.

    Oh, I'm not sure I like that rule. If one of your team isn't good enough then that's a team weakness and part of the game..

    When we played at school I preferred serving.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 21:56

    Oh, I'm not sure I like that rule. If one of your team isn't good enough then that's a team weakness and part of the game..

    I assume the idea is that having a defensive specialist(who is a foot shorter than the others) means that the ball hits the ground less often because they get down to shots the others can't so the game becomes more interesting

    Just learned the libero is not allowed in the front court, cannot set and cannot spike

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 21:56

    Love the sychronised sweeping you get in the time outs

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 21:57

    The Algerian coach was terrifying...

  • Ryan30/07/2012 at 21:58

    Just learned the libero is not allowed in the front court, cannot set and cannot spike

    Like in football... acts as a sweeper?

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 22:00

    Like in football... acts as a sweeper?

    Similar

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 22:17

    GB won the second set in the volleyball

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 22:50

    Senegal won the third set

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 23:18

    2 sets each

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 23:38

    GB won 3-2 against Algeria.

    Algeria are the African champions. GB have had no funding for two years and no top level experience for 3 years. great performance.

  • Steven Roy30/07/2012 at 23:39

    53 rankings places between the two teams. Great result