Team GB have finally got their hands on a gold medal, so we can all breathe a sigh of relief and look ahead to some more great finals. The track cycling begins, which I'm quite excited about, plus more rowing, more swimming and plenty else! Coming up today: Women's Individual Archery, Men's Canoe and Women's Kayak, Women's Team Foil, Women's Individual All-Around Gymnastics, Men's and Women's Judo, Men's Double Trap Shooting and Men's Singles Table Tennis.

123 responses

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 07:15

    I like this must see moments thing from the BBC, obviously very GB-centric: http://bbc.in/M4DiC8

  • john02/08/2012 at 10:57

    new zealand win gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 11:14

    new zealand win gold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ooh, yay! In what?

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 11:17

    South Africa pip us on the line in the lightweight coxless fours, still... silver!

  • john02/08/2012 at 11:19

    South Africa pip us on the line in the lightweight coxless fours, still... silver!

    that was a great race, anyone could have won at he end

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 11:22

    that was a great race, anyone could have won at he end

    Very much so, three countries within absolutely no time at all.

  • Mr C02/08/2012 at 11:58

    Ooh, yay! In what?

    rowing apparently - http://nz.sports.yahoo.com/news/article/-/14443416/cohen-and-sullivan-win-gold/

    i'm rooting for switzerland. feel bad they don't have any now :(

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 12:10

    Mr Murray through to the semi finals! Looking good for a medal.

  • john02/08/2012 at 12:37

    really loving the canoeing?? is that the word, this year, mens c2 semi final on now plus womens k1 up soon.

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 12:45

    really loving the canoeing?? is that the word, this year, mens c2 semi final on now plus womens k1 up soon.

    Florence/Hounslow for GB just did a brilliant job in it. Looking good.

    In other GB news, Gemma Gibbons into semis of the judo and Peter Wilson is leading in the shooting going into the final.

  • john02/08/2012 at 12:51

    Florence/Hounslow for GB just did a brilliant job in it. Looking good.

    two gb teams through to the final

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 12:53

    two gb teams through to the final

    Not half bad. Looking all good.

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 13:50

    Gemma Gibbons into the final of judo!! I had no idea what was going on but we've got another medal in the bag at least.

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 13:53

    I'm still a few hours behind on BBC live text. Good to see NZ get a gold and I'm impressed GB is good at judo, I had no idea.

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 14:35

    Gold and silver in the canoe slalom! Stott and Baillie beat Hounslow and Flourence. Brilliant.

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 14:38

    It's been a good two minutes, gold in the shooting too....

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 14:54

    Fantastic :)

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 14:55

    It's been a good two minutes, gold in the shooting too....

    Blimey, somebody opened the floodgates!

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 15:00

    Blimey, somebody opened the floodgates!

    Judo final next too, so hopefully Gemma Gibbon can get gold in that as well!

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 15:10

    Judo final next too, so hopefully Gemma Gibbon can get gold in that as well!

    Bah, only silver. Still, not half bad!

  • Steven Roy02/08/2012 at 15:12

    I'm still a few hours behind on BBC live text. Good to see NZ get a gold and I'm impressed GB is good at judo, I had no idea.

    GB is even better at karate. There have been loads of world champions at all sorts of weights over the years but it has never been accepted as an Olympic sport despite trying several times.

  • Mr C02/08/2012 at 15:12

    our medal table position, much healthier!

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 15:13

    Bah, only silver. Still, not half bad!

    It must be a good day if we're at the point of saying ONLY silver :)

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 16:13

    Bad start in the track cycling... Varnish/Pendleton DQd for a dodgy takeover, no chance of a medal there...

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 16:15

    Just tuned in to find them replaying lots of podium ceremonies. Do all the national anthems start with a drum roll or just ours?

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 16:18

    Bit of a tearful interview with Victoria Pendleton. "Now and again, rubbish things happen and this is one of those days."

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 16:33

    Home at last, looking forward to more success and more good stories from all teams. Not good to kick off with the DQ though.

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 16:44

    Prince Wills is watching in the velodrome. Bound to be a medal, they follow him around.

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 16:45

    Men's team cycling thing: NZ fastest ahead of Denmark with 3 teams to run. GB looking quick.

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 16:48

    World record and 5sec faster than NZ!

  • Will^02/08/2012 at 17:06

    Evening all. Spent today away from all Olympics, and it looks like I've missed quite a bit.

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 17:14

    Evening all. Spent today away from all Olympics, and it looks like I've missed quite a bit.

    Loads going on today

  • Will^02/08/2012 at 17:15

    Loads going on today

    I 'invested' on Mon & Tues, and Murphy's Law says our performances (start to) happen today ;)

  • Lukeh02/08/2012 at 17:16

    Hello all

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 17:17

    I 'invested' on Mon & Tues, and Murphy's Law says our performances (start to) happen today ;)

    It felt like it was a really slow morning, then suddenly things started happening!

  • Will^02/08/2012 at 17:20

    It felt like it was a really slow morning, then suddenly things started happening!

    I've got to find myself a decent highlights package on later, but until then track cycling.

  • Lukeh02/08/2012 at 17:20

    cycling bikes scare me, they're so thin!

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 17:21

    I've got to find myself a decent highlights package on later, but until then track cycling.

    10.40pm BBC1, unless there's something live to go to. Or perhaps 7pm.

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 17:21

    cycling bikes scare me, they're so thin!

    Fast too. And they have no brakes.

  • Lukeh02/08/2012 at 17:22

    Fast too. And they have no brakes.

    I am still not convinced this is a smart idea :)

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 17:32

    Drama in the velodrome.. China win, but officials relegated them to 2nd for a violation. Germany get the gold

  • Will^02/08/2012 at 17:33

    Drama in the velodrome.. China win, but officials relegated them to 2nd for a violation. Germany get the gold

    Smae / similar to GB earlier?

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 17:34

    I am still not convinced this is a smart idea :)

    It's been fine in speedway in years, and that has engines.

    And telephones, that makes the appeals a lot more fun.

  • Will^02/08/2012 at 17:36

    Fast too. And they have no brakes.

    But their feet are (somewhat) locked in, and there is no back-pedaling in the chain system - the feet have to keep moving, even on warm-down.

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 17:39

    Smae / similar to GB earlier?

    I missed it earlier as I was out. China's two overlapped each others front/back wheels and apparently you can't do that except when you change places or at the end.

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 17:46

    Smae / similar to GB earlier?

    Apparently it was the same thing yeah

  • Will^02/08/2012 at 17:46

    Is the Men's final delayed (my searching says it should've happened)

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 17:47

    Is the Men's final delayed (my searching says it should've happened)

    All the relegations and appeals mean the schedule is behind half an hour or so.

  • Will^02/08/2012 at 17:48

    All the relegations and appeals mean the schedule is behind half an hour or so.

    Ahha :) cheers.

    Was anyone watching GB win a silver in the pool (Breaststroke I think)?

  • Lukeh02/08/2012 at 17:52

    team gb about to go for the relay cycling final now :)

  • Steven Roy02/08/2012 at 17:53

    Perfect timing. Got settled down just as Hoy reaches the track

  • Lukeh02/08/2012 at 17:54

    WOO!!

  • Lukeh02/08/2012 at 17:54

    world record!!!

  • Steven Roy02/08/2012 at 17:54

    Nearly half a second

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 17:54

    Bam!

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 17:54

    GB Gold, WR. This is a quick team on a quick track. :)

  • Lukeh02/08/2012 at 17:55

    so that's why ferrari want a 3 driver team

  • Steven Roy02/08/2012 at 17:56

    so that's why ferrari want a 3 driver team

    To let Massa and Alonso do the set up work for Hamilton?

  • Steven Roy02/08/2012 at 17:56

    Hoy now has 5 gold medals

  • Will^02/08/2012 at 17:57

    BBC dropped the pics from the online feed, so I only had the audio.

  • Will^02/08/2012 at 17:59

    Hoy: G G G G G S > Redgrave: G G G G G B (although you might argue that winning one per year is better, ...)

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 17:59

    Wiggles might only keep his top Brit status for a day or two!

  • Steven Roy02/08/2012 at 17:59

    Wiggles might only keep his top Brit status for a day or two!

    He only has 4 golds and besides he's Belgian

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 18:15

    He only has 4 golds and besides he's Belgian

    Don't blame me, the TV were excited about his seven medals yesterday. I just went along with it.

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 18:18

    Don't blame me, the TV were excited about his seven medals yesterday. I just went along with it.

    I have yet to buy my sideburns though. Maybe I won't have to. What is distinctive about Hoy?

  • Steven Roy02/08/2012 at 18:20

    Don't blame me, the TV were excited about his seven medals yesterday. I just went along with it.

    Some people count all medals and others count golds.

    I have yet to buy my sideburns though. Maybe I won't have to. What is distinctive about Hoy?

    Nothing particularly distinctive

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 18:20

    The gold medal shooter guy was funded by a Sheikh!

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 18:20

    I have yet to buy my sideburns though. Maybe I won't have to. What is distinctive about Hoy?

    In his spare time he's a Premier League referee. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/16146536

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 18:25

    I've come to the conclusion that I've been doing the Olympics wrong. I've been getting home and scrabbling to find out what I've missed. I really just need to wait till 7pm and let Gary tell me it all. Much better!

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 18:27

    I've come to the conclusion that I've been doing the Olympics wrong. I've been getting home and scrabbling to find out what I've missed. I really just need to wait till 7pm and let Gary tell me it all. Much better!

    I've enjoyed it, and they cross live to swimming straight after the recap so you don't even need to flip over.

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 18:29

    I've enjoyed it, and they cross live to swimming straight after the recap so you don't even need to flip over.

    Silly me doing it wrong :)

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 18:31

    Nothing particularly distinctive

    He's a bit of a crier!

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 18:32

    Even the BBC have changed the way they rate the medals! Fickle.

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 18:33

    GB just scored against Belgium in the hockey... Ashleigh Ball.

  • Amy02/08/2012 at 18:40

    I want to go to kiwi house tomorrow, medallists show up at 11.30 to show off their wares, hope they're still there when I arrive, would love to see our gold!

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 18:45

    With all this stuff going on I keep forgetting to do basic things, like eat, or take the rubbish out.

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 18:45

    Soni breaks her own record, first woman inside 2m20s in 200m breaststroke

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 18:46

    With all this stuff going on I keep forgetting to do basic things, like eat, or take the rubbish out.

    What I am hoping is that when the Olympics is over, all the time that I had before will suddenly seem like a lot more!

  • Steven Roy02/08/2012 at 18:48

    Soni breaks her own record, first woman inside 2m20s in 200m breaststroke

    She looks tiny next to Sharron Davies

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 18:48

    What I am hoping is that when the Olympics is over, all the time that I had before will suddenly seem like a lot more!

    Me too! Might even get me to start blogging again.

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 18:49

    Ryan Lochte up next.

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 18:53

    Woooooah, three of them in it at the end and Lochte comes third!

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 18:54

    The swimming can be so exciting!

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 18:54

    Woooooah, three of them in it at the end and Lochte comes third!

    Wouldn't have expected that at all! And he's got another one in what, half an hour?

  • Amy02/08/2012 at 19:01

    I've been watching handball for 25 minutes and still not sure I get it. But Serbia are winning! And the man right behind my right ear has a very loud clap. Ow.

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 19:05

    I've been watching handball for 25 minutes and still not sure I get it. But Serbia are winning! And the man right behind my right ear has a very loud clap. Ow.

    I watched it on TV a couple of days ago and it seemed to be like basketball with a goal instead of a net, so I wasn't sure what the point was!

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 19:07

    I watched it on TV a couple of days ago and it seemed to be like basketball with a goal instead of a net, so I wasn't sure what the point was!

    I like to think of it as a European version of basketball, and not-basketball, which makes it all of a lot better.

  • Amy02/08/2012 at 19:08

    I watched it on TV a couple of days ago and it seemed to be like basketball with a goal instead of a net, so I wasn't sure what the point was!

    the goalies don't look like they're trying very hard. The Danish one spend most of his time sitting down. They even wear more clothes!

    I think it's a little more violent than basketball in a quite entertaining way

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 19:12

    Wow the 50m is over in a flash

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 19:13

    Wow the 50m is over in a flash

    Like the 100m running.

  • Amy02/08/2012 at 19:22

    I watched it on TV a couple of days ago and it seemed to be like basketball with a goal instead of a net, so I wasn't sure what the point was!

    the goalies don't look like they're trying very hard. The Danish one spend most of his time sitting down. They even wear more clothes!

    I think it's a little more violent than basketball in a quite entertaining way

  • Rubbergoat02/08/2012 at 19:22

    I've been watching handball for 25 minutes and still not sure I get it. But Serbia are winning! And the man right behind my right ear has a very loud clap. Ow.

    I've been watching it for 5 years and I still don't get it.

    I like to think of it as a European version of basketball, and not-basketball, which makes it all of a lot better.

    Something like that!

    I think it's a little more violent than basketball in a quite entertaining way

    Does anyone here remember the old video game Speedball 2?

  • Amy02/08/2012 at 19:23

    Stupid phone

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 19:23

    Goddard goes in lane 1 in this one. Not expecting too much with Lochte and Phelps next door!

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 19:23

    Goddard has a blue cap on! How will I tell him apart?

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 19:25

    Phelps gets the gold.

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 19:25

    20th medal for Phelps, and a gold!

  • Will^02/08/2012 at 19:25

    Goddard has a blue cap on! How will I tell him apart?

    Stealth swim.

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 19:26

    Goddard looked good on the breaststroke leg but lost a lot on the turn, I think. He finished seventh. I blame the blue cap.

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 19:36

    Showing us some judo highlights. They end up in a bit of a state, wild hair, belt all undone. Blimey.

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 20:04

    Phelps gets off the medal podium and straight to the pool for the 100m semi final

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 20:04

    Phelps gets off the medal podium and straight to the pool for the 100m semi final

    These swimmers are crazy!

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 20:04

    These swimmers are crazy!

    And he wins it. :)

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 20:06

    "The President called me yesterday, it was pretty cool"

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 20:06

    Phelps: "The President called me yesterday... that was pretty cool."

  • Will^02/08/2012 at 20:10

    But who was on hold for who?

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 20:11

    But who was on hold for who?

    Usually they get a call and they say 'please hold for the President' or something like that. So I suppose Obama was on hold while they set up the call and Phelps was on hold while they pit him through?

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 20:11

    *put

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 20:31

    I was thinking we wouldn't be particularly good at the basketball because we can't possibly have any giants like the US. I see some Team GB giants though. Not sure if they are actually good or not, of course.

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 20:33

    Basketball is quite fun, really, because you have the normal sized people at the defending end and as you get near the basket/hoop/goal/net/thing end they just go super sized.

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 20:42

    Tomorrow's schedule in which the athletics gets underway: http://www.london2012.com/schedule-and-results/day=3-august/all-day.html

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 20:45

    I was thinking we wouldn't be particularly good at the basketball because we can't possibly have any giants like the US. I see some Team GB giants though. Not sure if they are actually good or not, of course.

    I flicked past the channel earlier and GB were miles behind Spain, and I never thought they'd catch up because Spain are very good.. but wow 4 points in it right at the end!

    We've got a guy who's name I've forgotten who is a big NBA star.

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 20:49

    I love that the coach people have little etch-a-sketches to draw on.

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 20:53

    Wow, it finished one point apart! Spain are no.2 in the world.. GB are 43rd...

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 20:53

    Wow, it finished one point apart! Spain are no.2 in the world.. GB are 43rd...

    One point!!

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 20:57

    Tomorrow's schedule in which the athletics gets underway: www.london2012.co…gust/all-day.html

    Tomorrow evening looks like a lot of fun. Cycling pursuit and keirin, then swimming with Adlington's final, then the track for 200m heptathlon (will have to read 110m hurdles in a.m.) and women's 10k. Mind you the football quarters are on, women GB v Canada at 7.45. May have to break out the multiple feeds for the first time!

  • Amy02/08/2012 at 20:59

    I love that the coach people have little etch-a-sketches to draw on.

    someone had a magna doodle the other day. Instant love

  • Will^02/08/2012 at 21:00

    Has everyone (who's interested) seen the Doctor Who trailer? @steven_moffat:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrEUBl2pacU

  • Will^02/08/2012 at 21:04

    (off topic I know)

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 21:05

    (off topic I know)

    You can get away with it because they showed it earlier in one of the "breaks". :)

  • Christine02/08/2012 at 21:13

    I'm going to have to dash. Much fun, another fabbo day. Thanks to all and same again tomorrow! Unless you're like... going out on a Friday night or something crazy like that.

  • Pat W02/08/2012 at 21:16

    I'm going to have to dash. Much fun, another fabbo day. Thanks to all and same again tomorrow! Unless you're like... going out on a Friday night or something crazy like that.

    Sneakily reading BBC live text, these comments and Twitter is quite difficult at work. I can't wait until hometime to rush back to the TV. Feels like being a kid again. :) No way am I going out tomorrow night and I'm trying to persuade people I know to stop bugging me over the weekend. See you tomorrow!

  • Ryan02/08/2012 at 21:19

    I'm going to have to dash. Much fun, another fabbo day. Thanks to all and same again tomorrow! Unless you're like... going out on a Friday night or something crazy like that.

    I shall try and update from St. James' if they've improved their mobile-friendliness....