Right, I know it’s going to be hard to grab your attention away from a finely poised Test match between England and South Africa, but there are medals still to be won as the Olympics enter week two. Today will be the last day to see rowing at Eton Dorney and swimming at the Aquatics Center, with a total of 4 gold medals up in each. The athletics kicks up a few gears with the heptathlon, women’s 100m and men’s 10,000m. Away from Olympic Park, Maria Sharapova takes on Serena Williams in the tennis, and Team GB will be hoping to avenge the women’s death by beating South Korea, before their inevitable defeat to the mighty Brazil in the semi finals. There’s also medals to be won in badminton, fencing, shooting, weightlifting and the torturous triathlon, so if you still fancy watching England get bowled out for 238, it’s on you.

771 responses

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 07:53

    From the London 2012 daily email that I don't remember signing up for:

    "Get ready for the gold rush... Super Saturday is one of the most eagerly awaited days of London 2012 – 25 gold medals will be won in 11 different sports, including Athletics, Swimming, Rowing, Track Cycling and Tennis."

  • john04/08/2012 at 09:16

    this is getting too hard, too much on right now, watch onething miss out on another, cycling, athletics, triathalon, rowing and the rest its impossible to keep up with every thing.

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 09:27

    Jess, cycling, and rowing this morning.

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 09:32

    Ohh, and the triathalon. Then the sailing at ~12. #toomuchsport

  • Mark04/08/2012 at 09:33

    https://p.twimg.com/AzcJNs9CMAAh4w8.jpg This is from last night. I think it means Newt Gingrich's moon colony wants to compete separately at the 2020 Olympics.

  • john04/08/2012 at 09:35

    blade runner about to run in the 400 m heats.

  • john04/08/2012 at 09:53

    not long to go in the womens triathalon, about 10 minutes

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 09:55

    Have only managed to watch the running section of the triathlon, which sort of makes it a one-Athlon. exciting though!

  • john04/08/2012 at 09:56

    Have only managed to watch the running section of the triathlon, which sort of makes it a one-Athlon. exciting though!

    yeah me too.

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 09:57

    Have only managed to watch the running section of the triathlon, which sort of makes it a one-Athlon. exciting though!

    are they done yet? Last I heard kiwi was 6th

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 09:58

    are they done yet? Last I heard kiwi was 6th

    Almost done. she's still sixth, I think, all by herself,

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 09:58

    GB dropped down to fifth as the front runners pull away.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:00

    A photo finish after all that distance!!

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:00

    what its a tie is it?

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:00

    A proper dead heat.

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 10:01

    Almost done. she's still sixth, I think, all by herself,

    cheers I can't watch from this train. Almost at Wimbledon, my first ever centre court tickets woo!

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:01

    stii not sure who has gold

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:02

    cheers I can't watch from this train. Almost at Wimbledon, my first ever centre court tickets woo!

    NZ finish 6th and 10th.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:03

    stii not sure who has gold

    I think they both do.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:03

    Oh no, Beeb saying Spirig got it.

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:04

    Oh no, Beeb saying Spirig got it.

    yeah thats what they are saying here too but the times are the same, still havent seen a replay of the finish

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:04

    Watching the replay of the finish, the best bit is that both crossed the line at the same time, dragged the tape with them and both got tangled in it and fell down at the same time too!

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 10:06

    NZ finish 6th and 10th.

    and no new gold for Australia. I learned this morning how much of my tax dollars have gone on their olympic programme. Money well spent.

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:07

    thats strange, photo finish but the photo was abit after the tape was broken. i say give them both gold

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:07

    and no new gold for Australia. I learned this morning how much of my tax dollars have gone on their olympic programme. Money well spent.

    early days still

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:10

    The photo finish is as close as I've ever seen, but I think they're right with Spirig. She has more of her leg over the line.

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:13

    The photo finish is as close as I've ever seen, but I think they're right with Spirig. She has more of her leg over the line.

    its not about the leg though, its all about the torso and its relly hard to tell who is first, arms and legs etc dont count

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:15

    its not about the leg though, its all about the torso and its relly hard to tell who is first, arms and legs etc dont count

    But if the torso is a dead heat, why can't they look at the rest?

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:16

    Either way, Mr C will be happy that Switzerland now have a gold.

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:17

    But if the torso is a dead heat, why can't they look at the rest?

    not sure, but they just went through the rules of triathalon and mentioned that legs and arms dont count its the first part of the torso that touches the tape.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:24

    Looks like a bit of rowing now.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:25

    It's raining on the river too.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:30

    They've built this race up massively and yet I'm still not 100% sure what it's called. Four men in a boat, anyways.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:33

    Jess doing well too: Jennis improves to 6.48m in final long jump. Sensational. Gold getting closer and closer

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:33

    gb v australia agian. come on the aussies

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 10:35

    I've been watching athletics on 3. Just switched over for the rowing. Leading!

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:35

    Amazing crowd.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:37

    GB win, but the small gap to the Aussies never wavered. Well matched teams.

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:38

    GB win, but the small gap to the Aussies never wavered. Well matched teams.

    got that early lead and held it the whole way. more silver....

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:43

    ive never known why there is a water jump in the 3000m steeplechase

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 10:44

    I missed the triathlon but I saw the heptathlon long jump, the last Olympic champion had 2 failed attempts and an abort which she only got 3m, Ennis got 6.48 and Kat long-name 6.19.

    And in the 400m heats, the last Olympic champion pulled up with cramp!

    Cycling was early rounds I think so I missed that.

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:45

    And in the 400m heats, the last Olympic champion pulled up with cramp!

    is that leshawn merritt? big news if he is out.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 10:46

    is that leshawn merritt? big news if he is out.

    Yes. They said he picked up injury in Monaco a few weeks ago. They interviewed him and he was having training and work on it from 8am to 10pm to recover, but he pulled up after 50m or so

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:47

    Yes. They said he picked up injury in Monaco a few weeks ago. They interviewed him and he was having training and work on it from 8am to 10pm to recover, but he pulled up after 50m or so

    cheers that is big.

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:51

    another rowing final on now

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 10:55

    another rowing final on now

    Greece just collapsed

  • john04/08/2012 at 10:56

    Greece just collapsed

    ironic isnt it

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:56

    This is a more exciting race, but my god those rowing commentators are awful.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 10:58

    This is a more exciting race, but my god those rowing commentators are awful.

    I admire their enthusiasm.. could use some more detail rather than superlatives

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:58

    China second, Greece third.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 10:58

    I admire their enthusiasm.. could use some more detail rather than superlatives

    Apparently it's history in the making.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:01

    "You're going to be on a stamp tomorrow." :)

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 11:02

    How many rowing gold is that for GB now?

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 11:03

    "You're going to be on a stamp tomorrow." :)

    "I know this isn't the Oscars but I want to thank my mum"

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 11:05

    How many rowing gold is that for GB now?

    4. NZ are next on 3 and Germany 2.

    GB have 8 rowing medals in total, next closest are NZ and AUS with 4 each.

    http://www.london2012.com/rowing/medals/

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 11:06

    Love the look of shock http://t.co/LimV3n22

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:07

    Love the look of shock http://t.co/LimV3n22

    That's gonna be one of the iconic moments of this games!

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 11:08

    4. NZ are next on 3 and Germany 2.

    excellent. I heard yesterday we were "leading the regatta" but I figured that would stop as out strongest rowers were all racing yesterday

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 11:09

    Hopped back to BBC3. Liz McColgan's daughter is racing in the 3000m heat, which makes me feel old. She can't be old enough surely.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:09

    Some Jessica maths from @tomfordyce: Jennis javelin pool rescheduled a touch - now gets under way at 1325. Ennis jav PB more than 7m down on Chernova's, but 290pt cushion = 13m+

  • john04/08/2012 at 11:09

    excellent. I heard yesterday we were "leading the regatta" but I figured that would stop as out strongest rowers were all racing yesterday

    you have someone in the final now, storm and taylor

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:10

    Hopped back to BBC3. Liz McColgan's daughter is racing in the 3000m heat, which makes me feel old. She can't be old enough surely.

    SHe's very tall!

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:11

    SHe's very tall!

    And lots of wild hair. That can't be very aerodynamic.

  • john04/08/2012 at 11:11

    whats going on in the rowing, gb should be disqualified

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 11:11

    whats going on in the rowing, gb should be disqualified

    What did they do?

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 11:13

    you have someone in the final now, storm and taylor

    we have Emma in single sculls in 20 min too but they're not the favorites like the pair and Mahe were

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 11:13

    Oh so something broke. Apparently they are allowed to restart if it happens in the first 100m?

  • john04/08/2012 at 11:14

    What did they do?

    one bloke slipped of his seat so they stopped rowing, so everyone stopped, as the rules say you can get a restart if the boat breaks, but it didnt so lets see what happens, dodgy but fair enough they may have gotten away with it.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:14

    Oh so something broke. Apparently they are allowed to restart if it happens in the first 100m?

    That's the rule I think, because there was a big furore about that in the boat race.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:15

    The McColgan lady is a bit scared of the hurdles, I think.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:23

    The McColgan lady is a bit scared of the hurdles, I think.

    She finished ninth and said she was disappointed with her time, but thought the position was about accurate.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 11:23

    Oh so something broke. Apparently they are allowed to restart if it happens in the first 100m?

    it was the wheel that goes on the runner from the seat. it was jammed. They've been allowed to restart as it was under 100m and they're doing great!! 3rd gold pls boys!

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 11:27

    Gavin's final. GB v Denmark v NZ

  • lou04/08/2012 at 11:27

    oh my goodness this is close!!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 11:27

    team gb 2nd, not bad boys :)

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 11:28

    Denmark win.. what a close one, GB silver NZ bronze

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:29

    100m heats now.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 11:29

    right, Andy and Laura's match is on atm. so far it's all with serve. :)

  • john04/08/2012 at 11:30

    the french are protesting,as they should, gb will be dq

  • john04/08/2012 at 11:31

    protest dismissed gb keep the silver

  • lou04/08/2012 at 11:31

    the french are protesting,as they should, gb will be dq

    why will the be dq? They were within the rules to fix the issue and then the race restart? right? Otherwise the officials wouldn't have let them start at the restart? right?

  • john04/08/2012 at 11:34

    why will the be dq? They were within the rules to fix the issue and then the race restart? right? Otherwise the officials wouldn't have let them start at the restart? right?

    did something break or did they just get a very bad start and claim something broke, here they are saying he just slipped off his seat after they made a very bad start, then tried to make it look like the boat broke, doesnt matter now though. gb keep the silver and thats the way it is.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 11:35

    did something break or did they just get a very bad start and claim something broke, here they are saying he just slipped off his seat after they made a very bad start, then tried to make it look like the boat broke, doesnt matter now though. gb keep the silver and thats the way it is.

    we saw pictures of them with screw drivers etc trying to fix the jammed wheel under the seat (which caused him to slip off the back of it)

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 11:36

    did something break or did they just get a very bad start and claim something broke, here they are saying he just slipped off his seat after they made a very bad start, then tried to make it look like the boat broke, doesnt matter now though. gb keep the silver and thats the way it is.

    hehe, Aussie commentators sound bitter. Wonder why.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 11:36

    hehe, Aussie commentators sound bitter. Wonder why.

    :D

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 11:37

    Cool photo. AP's NASCAR/IndyCar writer is covering the Olympics. https://twitter.com/JennaFryer/status/231714557196902400/photo/1

  • john04/08/2012 at 11:38

    we saw pictures of them with screw drivers etc trying to fix the jammed wheel under the seat (which caused him to slip off the back of it)

    yeah after he ripped the seat off, they had to make it look like something broke or they wouldnt have been allowed to restart, doesnt matter though, got the silver and it stands, fair enough.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 11:38

    hehe, Aussie commentators sound bitter. Wonder why.

    hehehe!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 11:38

    Cool photo. AP's NASCAR/IndyCar writer is covering the Olympics. https://twitter.c…196902400/photo/1

    ohh that is cool!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 11:40

    yaaaayyy Murray/Robson break the Aussie team in the first set.

    Love that Murray really can't deal with playing doubles :)

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:40

    Love that Murray really can't deal with playing doubles :)

    He can't deal with it?

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:43

    Bolt-spotting.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 11:43

    He can't deal with it?

    well an easy ball came to Laura, and he ran up trying to take it, and she just smashed it and won the point. He clearly couldn't deal with not being in control. bless him.

  • john04/08/2012 at 11:44

    hehe, Aussie commentators sound bitter. Wonder why.

    no the aussie commentator is a legend of the sport who knows all the tricks, they are actually quite happy to see gb do well, or at least appear to be. they are getting pretty excited every time they win.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:49

    I see Rowan Atkinson joined Twitter: https://twitter.com/RAtkinson1955 :)

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:51

    Bolt, Bolt, Bolt.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 11:51

    commentors, just said they need people to go online and get into centre court (i'm guessing buying tickets)... well i just checked, there aren't any tickets! crazy olympic people.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 11:51

    I see Rowan Atkinson joined Twitter: https://twitter.com/RAtkinson1955 :)

    Nice

  • john04/08/2012 at 11:52

    its bolt time

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:52

    Poor GB chap is in the lane next to Bolt. That's a tough draw!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 11:52

    I see Rowan Atkinson joined Twitter: https://twitter.com/RAtkinson1955 :)

    blackadder reunion?! ohh my! :)

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 11:53

    does bolt count as a guy who's name is the same as his job?

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 11:53

    Hello!

    Just escaped an incoming apolcalypse outside, and mr bolt is on tv.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 11:53

    I see Rowan Atkinson joined Twitter: https://twitter.com/RAtkinson1955 :)

    Is it really him? I can't see the blackadder thing being true..

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:53

    Pretty much everyone has a camera pointed at Bolt.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:54

    Is it really him? I can't see the blackadder thing being true..

    Dunno, I saw it retweeted by someone else who seemed to believe it. Blackadder not my thing so I'm not sure about that!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 11:55

    Bolt didn't seem all that impressive

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:55

    Bolt didn't seem all that impressive

    Good start, probably not pushing it massively.

  • john04/08/2012 at 11:55

    he just took that easy, walked half the way.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 11:56

    Dunno, I saw it retweeted by someone else who seemed to believe it. Blackadder not my thing so I'm not sure about that!

    I want it to be true! It's just every rare interview he's done he's always stated he sees no reason to make more after how it ended. Would be fantastic though

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 11:56

    walk in the (olympic) park,

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:56

    Had a good look to his left at the end.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:57

    I want it to be true! It's just every rare interview he's done he's always stated he sees no reason to make more after how it ended. Would be fantastic though

    I'm always more convinced about Twitter accounts that start "ooh, Twitter, how does this work?" Because people making fake accounts clearly know about the Twitters :)

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 11:57

    I'm always more convinced about Twitter accounts that start "ooh, Twitter, how does this work?" Because people making fake accounts clearly know about the Twitters :)

    a very good point :)

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 11:58

    That really was just a jog!

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 11:58

    One of the guys at the back pulled up with an injury. Oh dear.

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 11:59

    Everyone around me is eating crisps. I want some. Definitely bringing some tomorrow

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:01

    Everyone around me is eating crisps. I want some. Definitely bringing some tomorrow

    but if you're sipping 'No.1 cup' then you're much better off than having crisps ;)

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:01

    oh no! the aussies have broken! :(

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:01

    but if you're sipping 'No.1 cup' then you're much better off than having crisps ;)

    £8!!!

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 12:01

    Everyone around me is eating crisps. I want some. Definitely bringing some tomorrow

    pringles (official food of olympic athletes)

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:02

    £8!!!

    still better than crisps ;)

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:02

    pringles (official food of olympic athletes)

    #confidentialfromlordcoe

  • john04/08/2012 at 12:02

    oh no! the aussies have broken! :(

    nice good to see they have broken 'aussie' lauras serve. hehehe

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 12:03

    ruuuuuuuuuun!!!

    incredible :)

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 12:03

    incredible :)

    Since when did team GB get good at sprinting?

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:03

    Since when did team GB get good at sprinting?

    running for the bus, innit.

  • john04/08/2012 at 12:04

    geez powell looks strong

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 12:04

    running for the bus, innit.

    Hehehe!

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 12:05

    Jess Ennis walks like a duck while she's measuring her javelin run up.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:06

    Pole vault continues to look terrifying

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 12:06

    geez powell looks strong

    Faster than UB.

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 12:07

    but if you're sipping 'No.1 cup' then you're much better off than having crisps ;)

    I have a cup full but it's too cold to drink out!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:08

    I have a cup full but it's too cold to drink out!

    it's never too cold ;)

  • john04/08/2012 at 12:08

    Faster than UB.

    not sure about the time but he looked strong running down the lane. they are all just doing enough to get through to the next round today

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:09

    Jess, cycling, and rowing this morning.

    I decided to have a quick read through the comments and read this as Jess, crying and rowing.

    #BlameLou

  • john04/08/2012 at 12:09

    its blake time, to me he is the favourite for the gold

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 12:11

    it's never too cold ;)

    I'm in the shady bit the sun never gets to, using a rain coat as a blanket to keep my legs warm. Do not need drink with ice in it!

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 12:11

    Bolt - 10.08

    Powell - 10.04

    Blake - 10.00

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:11

    jamaica have a lot of fast people

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:11

    wooo! Muzza and Robson break back!! ehehheee!!

  • john04/08/2012 at 12:11

    wooo! Muzza and Robson break back!! ehehheee!!

    boooooooo

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 12:11

    Great start from the Chinese guy.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:11

    #BlameLou

    sorry! yesterday was an emotional day, i didn't cry as much as the winning rowers today if that helps :)

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 12:12

    jamaica have a lot of fast people

    especially in a bobsleigh.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:12

    especially in a bobsleigh.

    some people say they don't believe

    jamaica dey' havva EVERYTHING team

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:13

    I'm in the shady bit the sun never gets to, using a rain coat as a blanket to keep my legs warm. Do not need drink with ice in it!

    ahhhh! we were doing that the other day! hopefully it'll warm up for you soon! You have a good view tho! so even the cheaper seats are good seats! imagine what the view will be like tomorrow! :D

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:15

    looks like we're going to a tiebreak..

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:16

    looks like we're going to a tiebreak..

    as the 3rd set.. not in the 2nd.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 12:16

    There are a LOT of heats for this 100m!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:17

    3rd set it is! or.. champions tiebreak, as the commentators keep saying.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:17

    3rd set it is! or.. champions tiebreak, as the commentators keep saying.

    seems like there's a lot of tiebreaks in these matches

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 12:17

    looks like we're going to a tiebreak..

    yes Andy, keep playing, play all the matches, muhaha

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:18

    yes Andy, keep playing, play all the matches, muhaha

    i'll take a gold in whatever form. he has a silver at least! hehe besides.. Andy could do a delpo and give Fed a run for his money ;)

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:19

    dwain chambers qualifies with a good time

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:21

    dwain chambers qualifies with a good time

    I still don't think he should be there.

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 12:21

    I still don't think he should be there.

    i thought f1 was bad at inviting cheaters back. maybe its all sport.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:22

    I still don't think he should be there.

    It's a bit mental they let him back

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:24

    come on team GB!!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:24

    it scares me they are down a mini break. come on Muzza!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:26

    It's a bit mental they let him back

    British Olympic Association gave him a life ban but they were over-ruled. I still think they should just not have selected him.

    i thought f1 was bad at inviting cheaters back. maybe its all sport.

    The differenceis he still has the advantage he gained by cheating. He used drugs to build his body and he still has the bulk he added.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:26

    thought gary lineker had a cold, turns out it was jonathon edwards...

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:29

    Vertical sky diving??? Plunge head first to the ground and then pull the chute. Seriously. Oh and there were 138 of them in formation.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:30

    oh tiebreaks are so stressful.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:30

    Why is Shirley Robinson wearing a black life jacket? That is not going to be easy to spot in the water. maybe it is slimming or elegant or something

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:31

    match point team GB... just need the mini break..

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:32

    YESSSS!!!! Murray and Robson into semi finals!!!!!!! :D

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:32

    YESSSS!!!! Murray and Robson into semi finals!!!!!!! :D

    awesome!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:33

    YESSSS!!!! Murray and Robson into semi finals!!!!!!! :D

    Looks like Andy is having a good Olympics. Only his brother held him back

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:33

    awesome!

    really thought Hewitt was gonna get that..

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:33

    Looks like Andy is having a good Olympics. Only his brother held him back

    silly jamie :)

    back on court later today.. i hope Murray goes for a proper rest!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:34

    back on court later today.. i hope Murray goes for a proper rest!

    someone get that man a cup of tea

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:34

    back on court later today.. i hope Murray goes for a proper rest!

    Mixed doubles final today?

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:35

    Mixed doubles final today?

    semi finals.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 12:35

    back on court later today.. i hope Murray goes for a proper rest!

    He's playing again today??

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:35

    semi finals.

    I guess at any tournament mixed is always the one that gets delayed

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:36

    He's playing again today??

    And I guess if he wins that match he has to play the mixed final tomorrow as well as the singles

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:36

    He's playing again today??

    yep another mixed doubles match. This match would have been yesterday if it hadn't have been for that pesky Federer taking so long to win ;)

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:37

    And I guess if he wins that match he has to play the mixed final tomorrow as well as the singles

    yep! if they win, Muzza has the pressure of 2 finals tomorrow! .. but i'm guessing if they don't win it, he'll still have the mixed doubles bronze medal play off too.

    busy busy day for him tomorrow!

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 12:38

    5live: Jess Ennis throws 46.61m in her first attempt at the javelin (not ever, obviously).

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:41

    5live: Jess Ennis throws 46.61m in her first attempt at the javelin (not ever, obviously).

    Schwarzkopf threw 51.73

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:43

    Jess Ennis's 800 metre race is at 8:52pm tonight. One not to be missed

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 12:46

    Had my pimms for lunch.now I'm sleepy.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 12:47

    Had my pimms for lunch.now I'm sleepy.

    liquid lunch is the way forward :) you'll be nice and warm soon enough!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:48

    Jess is doing a fab job :)

  • john04/08/2012 at 12:48

    Had my pimms for lunch.now I'm sleepy.

    cant stop at just one, or six

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 12:50

    liquid lunch is the way forward :) you'll be nice and warm soon enough!

    I want nandos and there's none anywhere near here. just not good enough

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:50

    I want nandos and there's none anywhere near here. just not good enough

    There's 3 in cardiff if that's any help

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:53

    I want nandos and there's none anywhere near here. just not good enough

    http://www.nandos.co.uk/restaurant/stratford

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 12:54

    I want nandos and there's none anywhere near here. just not good enough

    isn't that just a posh kfc? #notdownwitthekidz

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 12:55

    There's 3 in cardiff if that's any help

    there's a bus right to one from bassanos. Dinner depends on when the tennis finishes!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:55

    isn't that just a posh kfc? #notdownwitthekidz

    it's maxicnao!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:55

    *mexican

    strange typo. Must proof read before i post...

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 12:56

    it's maxicnao!

    thought so. i bet lewis and swizzle eat in nandos :)

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:56

    Massive thunder roar. Lasted about 15 seconds. I think it may rain

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 12:56

    isn't that just a posh kfc? #notdownwitthekidz

    I've heard UK nandos is better than Australian nandos so I must eat it. For science.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 12:57

    I've heard UK nandos is better than Australian nandos so I must eat it. For science.

    im stiill getting over aussie kfc doing mash and gravy

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 12:57

    *mexican

    Portuguese

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:58

    im stiill getting over aussie kfc doing mash and gravy

    That's not right. Is it at least chicken gravy?

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:58

    Jessica Ennis lining up for her last javelin throw

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:59

    Jessica Ennis lining up for her last javelin throw

    It's a good one

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 12:59

    It's a good one

    47.49

    New lifetime best

  • john04/08/2012 at 12:59

    im stiill getting over aussie kfc doing mash and gravy

    yeah and we get this little roll that goes with it, its alright

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 13:00

    im stiill getting over aussie kfc doing mash and gravy

    so goooood.

    I haven't been to UK kfc yet and even after 3 trips to olympic park I haven't been to the worlds largest McDonalds. My fast food loving side has been strangely absent!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 13:05

    Crazy man is making 4th place medals at his own expense and sending them to people who finish 4th

    https://twitter.com/HuffingtonPost/status/231737273270562816

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 13:07

    I think my tickets tomorrow are only a few rows from the players box. Judy! Mirka!

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 13:07

    im stiill getting over aussie kfc doing mash and gravy

    Apparently so do the US, I saw lots of motor racing people getting annoyed during a NASCAR race because it was filled with the same commercial for it over and over.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 13:08

    Heptathlon after 6 events

    Jessica Ennis 5971 points

    Skujyte - Lithuania 5783

    Yosypenko - Ukraine 5701

    Nana Djimou Ida - France 5696

    Schwarzkopf - Germany 5692

    Chernova - Russia 5657

  • john04/08/2012 at 13:08

    maria v s williams starting now.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 13:09

    BBC3, a CGI live map for the sailing because it is so hard to follow in vision

  • john04/08/2012 at 13:10

    is that chelsea handler in marias box? did i just see that?

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 13:13

    As near as I can figure it out the secondplace heptathlete has to do the 800 metres about 34 seconds faster than Ennis to beat her. Considering the race only takes about 2 minutes that is not very likely.

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 13:14

    is that chelsea handler in marias box? did i just see that?

    Maria invited her to her first round match and after she won it she's made her come to all of then. A bit superstitious is our Masha

  • john04/08/2012 at 13:16

    Maria invited her to her first round match and after she won it she's made her come to all of then. A bit superstitious is our Masha

    thought that was her, she is pretty funny though, thats not a bad show (chelsea lately)

    williams should be too strong today

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 13:17

    As near as I can figure it out the secondplace heptathlete has to do the 800 metres about 34 seconds faster than Ennis to beat her. Considering the race only takes about 2 minutes that is not very likely.

    24 seconds not 34.

  • john04/08/2012 at 13:19

    azarenka won the bronze medal

  • lou04/08/2012 at 13:22

    azarenka won the bronze medal

    so a bronze for Belarus then :)

  • lou04/08/2012 at 13:25

    I think my tickets tomorrow are only a few rows from the players box. Judy! Mirka!

    amazing! i am jealous. get a pic of Judy and Kim for me :)

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 13:27

    https://twitter.com/vorvice/status/231741686982795264

    BREAKING: Handed start sheets for 100m semis tomorrow. Adam Gemili in with Blake and Gay. Chambers in lane next to Bolt #london2012

    I guess you don't ever get an easy draw in the 100m semis

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 13:28

    BREAKING: Handed start sheets for 100m semis tomorrow. Adam Gemili in with Blake and Gay. Chambers in lane next to Bolt #london2012

    Ooooh that should be interesting

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 13:31

    Did anyone see this with the polish shotputter?

    http://deadspin.com/5931753/polish-shotput-gold-medalists-celebration-nearly-interrupts-womens-10k-final-ends-in-evil-laugh

    He ran through the 10k final!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 13:37

    Did anyone see this with the polish shotputter?

    He should get a 30 second penalty for that

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 13:39

    sharipova getting trounced at the moment.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 13:40

    sharipova getting trounced at the moment.

    kinda one sinded so far!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 13:52

    sharipova getting trounced at the moment.

    goo Serena!

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 13:59

    Will Maria get a game?

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 13:59

    Will Maria get a game?

    awww, go maria!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 14:00

    Just watched some trampolining. Don't know how more people don't do themselves serious injury doing that.

    Bouncy castles would be safer

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 14:00

    Bouncy castles would be safer

    that would be awesome!

  • john04/08/2012 at 14:02

    Bouncy castles would be safer

    exhibition sport, rio 2016??

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 14:02

    exhibition sport, rio 2016??

    Bouncy castles in Rio. Does life get any better?

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 14:04

    Sharapova - the comeback starts here

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 14:04

    Sharapova - the comeback starts here

    :)

  • john04/08/2012 at 14:04

    look out, the russian is on the board

  • lou04/08/2012 at 14:19

    Serena's ability today is stunning!

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 14:21

    match point

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 14:21

    gold medal point!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 14:21

    gold medal point :) love it.

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 14:21

    made that look easy.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 14:21

    she does it!!! amazing, just over an hour! crazy!

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 14:21

    Incredible performance from Serena!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 14:22

    Incredibly one sided match

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 14:22

    Dancing!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 14:22

    hehehe dancing!

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 14:22

    hehe!

  • john04/08/2012 at 14:24

    unbelievable record she has now.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 14:26

    Mens Double gold medal match next up on Centre, goooo Tsonga!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 14:27

    The other french doubles team (had completely missed that there were two) currently beating the Spanish lovies on court 1 for the bronze medal.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 14:32

    The other french doubles team (had completely missed that there were two) currently beating the Spanish lovies on court 1 for the bronze medal.

    but before that they're doing the medal ceremony. seems odd not to have the doubles match out of the way before they do this so they can award all medals received today at once...

  • lou04/08/2012 at 14:40

    aww bless Serena, still jumping on the podium!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 14:42

    wait, did the flag fall off in the wind? or just wrap itself round the pole? Why were people laughing?

  • john04/08/2012 at 14:43

    wait, did the flag fall off in the wind? or just wrap itself round the pole? Why were people laughing?

    not sure they never showed it, just heard the crowd.....

  • lou04/08/2012 at 14:44

    not sure they never showed it, just heard the crowd.....

    commentators, suggesting it fell near court 1 so sounds like it really did get caught in the wind.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 14:47

    France get the bronze for the mens doubles! poor pretty spaniards. :(

  • lou04/08/2012 at 14:55

    Muzza back on court with Laura!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 14:57

    Muzza back on court with Laura!

    facing Kas and Lisicki.

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 15:06

    wait, did the flag fall off in the wind? or just wrap itself round the pole? Why were people laughing?

    it really flew!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 15:06

    it really flew!

    hehe! :D

  • lou04/08/2012 at 15:07

    i find it strange Kim hasn't turned up to Andy's matches today, mixed doubles isn't that important then :)

  • lou04/08/2012 at 15:09

    :O Murray and Robson break the germans already!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 15:26

    team GB win the first set in just 20 mins 6-1. amazing.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 15:34

    GB cycling women with a World Record win over Canada gets them a place in the final of the team pursuit vs USA.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 15:37

    how are they doing this, Laura and Murray break in the second set! stunning performance so far!

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 15:40

    how are they doing this, Laura and Murray break in the second set! stunning performance so far!

    well they have more experience playing together, that must help!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 15:43

    oh the Germans have broken back. dammit.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 15:44

    well they have more experience playing together, that must help!

    yeah i think that's helping. Although Virginia Wade things Laura got a bit spooked in that last game. Crowd is super loud!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 15:47

    oh the Germans have broken back. dammit.

    they've broken back 3-2 now. amazing :)

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 15:49

    yeah i think that's helping. Although Virginia Wade things Laura got a bit spooked in that last game. Crowd is super loud!

    also helps kas's highest ranking was 224 and that was a decade ago

  • lou04/08/2012 at 15:50

    also helps kas's highest ranking was 224 and that was a decade ago

    ahh really? Commentators are saying he's a doubles specialist, and it's shocking he isn't doing so well now. but that would make sense!

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 15:59

    ahh really? Commentators are saying he's a doubles specialist, and it's shocking he isn't doing so well now. but that would make sense!

    he's a doubles specialist but still has never been spectacular at it

  • lou04/08/2012 at 15:59

    he's a doubles specialist but still has never been spectacular at it

    ohhhhh! well they broke back, again :( silly germans, go team GB!

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 16:00

    Chop chop boys I want to go to nandos haha

  • lou04/08/2012 at 16:02

    Chop chop boys I want to go to nandos haha

    i'm choosing to ignore Tsonga in the hope he'll play better .. but looking at the first set, i'm guessing that didn't work!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 16:34

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! Andy and Laura into the FINAL!

    2 medals for Murray tomorrow then!!! :D and 2 gold medal matches! gonna be an amazing day of tennis!! :D

  • lou04/08/2012 at 16:37

    Ah and Tsonga and Llodra get the silver, Bryan Bros win the Gold!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 16:46

    ah Judy is the cutest -

    @judmoo I can honestly say I have NEVER been more excited in my life. Unbelievable kids!!!!!! @laurarobson5 and @andy_murray U R AMAZING!!!

    :) aww

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 16:54

    Women's team pursuit finals about to start. 5th v 6th now. NZ v NED

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 16:58

    Women's team pursuit finals about to start. 5th v 6th now. NZ v NED

    NZ win

  • lou04/08/2012 at 16:58

    right, screen break for me! so much sport is bad for my eyes. back later!

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 17:00

    Canada v Australia for the bronze medal

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 17:03

    Canada v Australia for the bronze medal

    Canada take it

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 17:05

    GB v USA for the gold/silver race

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 17:09

    GB v USA for the gold/silver race

    Gold for GB! New World Record! Beat the mark they set in the previous round.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 17:11

    More gold awesomeness :)

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 17:25

    Andy and Laura seem happy on bbc1 :)

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 17:40

    Elimination race of the omnium. Slowest rider is eliminated until there's a winner!

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 17:46

    Elimination race of the omnium. Slowest rider is eliminated until there's a winner!

    This is fun :)

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 17:48

    This is fun :)

    This is great!

  • john04/08/2012 at 17:48

    This is fun :)

    yeah this is good, i like it

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 17:49

    the eliminations are so close!!

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 17:50

    Clancy the GB guy is hanging on by a thread!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 17:50

    Heh the UK dude did a wheelie to stay in

  • john04/08/2012 at 17:50

    the eliminations are so close!!

    yeah 1 was a dead heat, they didnt eliminate any one

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 17:50

    He's out now, you can tell he's knackered

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 17:52

    Chicken time!!*

    *if my train ever arrives

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 17:53

    That was a great race. Part of a series of 6 different types of races too so these guys have been busy.

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 18:05

    Evening. Yay for Denmark, even though the BBC made out that the GB team should have won (Mrs. Goat got very annoyed at the commentary).

    The cycling was AWESOME.

    Dai Green hasn't had a good race.i don't know if he will qualify.

    I am hoping the BBC havent jinxed Jessica Ennis after all the hype so far.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 18:06

    I am hoping the BBC havent jinxed Jessica Ennis after all the hype so far.

    I hope not but she has done really, really well

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 18:07

    I hope not but she has done really, really well

    I really want her to win!

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 18:08

    Dai Green hasn't had a good race.i don't know if he will qualify.

    He's too slow I think.

    I am hoping the BBC havent jinxed Jessica Ennis after all the hype so far.

    Nah she'll be fine, huge points lead, doesn't need to win the race. I'm interested to see if Johnson-Thompson can make the top 20.

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 18:10

    Nah she'll be fine, huge points lead, doesn't need to win the race. I'm interested to see if Johnson-Thompson can make the top 20.

    Me too. Mrs. Goat quite likes her.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 18:11

    Ouch, that guy hit the hurdle, that looks like it hurts

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 18:11

    In a coverage update, I have been told that in NZ they are showing delayed highlights but keep spoiling the winners beforehand.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 18:11

    Me too. Mrs. Goat quite likes her.

    I think everyone does :)

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 18:12

    Ouch that guy who hit the hurdle.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 18:13

    In a coverage update, I have been told that in NZ they are showing delayed highlights but keep spoiling the winners beforehand.

    Sounds like what they're doing in the US

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 18:14

    Poor lad. He's gutted :(

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 18:15

    Sounds like what they're doing in the US

    Except they can get away with that in NZ!

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 18:18

    Dai Green hasn't had a good race.i don't know if he will qualify.

    Turns out he's fast enough!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 18:19

    In other news, have you seen Clare Baldings tweets today? Very apologetic.

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 18:19

    Turns out he's fast enough!

    Good stuff!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 18:27

    This guy on bbc1 looks like neil patrick harris

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 18:29

    More scheduling conflicts.

    Athletics continuing. Swimming about to start (red button). GB v Korea football about to start although with the amount of the game we see anyway I'm happy to miss it. GB v Australia basketball in a bit.

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 18:37

    Kromo...whats her name won the 50m.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 18:37

    Kromo...whats her name won the 50m.

    :) 'The Dutch one'

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 18:38

    More scheduling conflicts.

    BBC1 opting for a balancing act, swimming, cut to athletics, cut to swimming.. may not all be entirely live but it's not far off so I'll take it

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 18:39

    :) 'The Dutch one'

    There were two in that race - the other got bronze!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 18:40

    Watching Jeter run is funny- its like she can't stop after she's finished!

  • john04/08/2012 at 18:48

    another false start in the swimmimng, again the false starter is not disqualified. seems as though they have thrown the rule book away. anyway it looks like the chinese swimmer sun might smash the world record inthe 1500, he is miles ahead of the record at about half way.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 18:52

    another false start in the swimmimng, again the false starter is not disqualified. seems as though they have thrown the rule book away. anyway it looks like the chinese swimmer sun might smash the world record inthe 1500, he is miles ahead of the record at about half way.

    That's a hell of a lead!

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 18:55

    That's a hell of a lead!

    He's a body length clear of the yellow line

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 18:55

    Beats the record by 3 seconds.

  • john04/08/2012 at 18:56

    beat the wr by over 3 seconds

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 19:06

    christine ohuruogo was so close!

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 19:07

    Ohuruogu makes the final of the 400, the one in lane 3 looked to have a lot left in the tank though.

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 19:11

    hey y'all, back at hotel. what have we missed?

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:12

    another false start in the swimmimng, again the false starter is not disqualified. seems as though they have thrown the rule book away. anyway it looks like the chinese swimmer sun might smash the world record inthe 1500, he is miles ahead of the record at about half way.

    What are the false start rules in swimming?

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:12

    Ohuruogu makes the final of the 400, the one in lane 3 looked to have a lot left in the tank though.

    Good for her!

  • john04/08/2012 at 19:13

    What are the false start rules in swimming?

    if you false start you are disqualified. same as the running

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:13

    Denmark in the swimming final. Jeanette Ottesen Gray :)

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:13

    if you false start you are disqualified. same as the running

    Don't you get an extra chance?

  • john04/08/2012 at 19:14

    Don't you get an extra chance?

    no its one false start and you are out.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 19:18

    Massive jump from greg rutherford/neil patrick harris

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 19:18

    Don't you get an extra chance?

    I think I heard them say earlier that this was the first Olympics where that is the rule.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 19:21

    So we have found a bar with a TV but it's on quite low so any interesting sound bytes, we're relying on you :)

  • john04/08/2012 at 19:21

    I think I heard them say earlier that this was the first Olympics where that is the rule.

    no its been around for a while, ian thorpe was disqualified years ago from an event where he false started, it stops the two and three restarts the used to happen with people knowing they could have a free hit at jumping the gun, its not a bad rule but it can be very harsh, as usain bolt found out in the world championships a couple of years ago.

  • john04/08/2012 at 19:23

    another world record in the pool, with the u.s. breaking the 4x100 world record

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 19:23

    no its been around for a while, ian thorpe was disqualified years ago from an event where he false started, it stops the two and three restarts the used to happen with people knowing they could have a free hit at jumping the gun, its not a bad rule but it can be very harsh, as usain bolt found out in the world championships a couple of years ago.

    must have been a specific event he was talking about then.

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:26

    So we have found a bar with a TV but it's on quite low so any interesting sound bytes, we're relying on you :)

    Are you two on holiday?

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 19:27

    I've got TV on BBC1 and the ipad on swimming feed. Fran Halsell got Sharron Davies in tears in the post-race interview. I missed what she said though.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 19:27

    So we have found a bar with a TV but it's on quite low so any interesting sound bytes, we're relying on you :)

    I have the TV on mute whilst i watch a 30 minute video of muse talking about their new album so the two may be out of sync from me im afraid :0

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 19:27

    *:)

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:27

    I've got TV on BBC1 and the ipad on swimming feed. Fran Halsell got Sharron Davies in tears in the post-race interview. I missed what she said though.

    I saw hugs.

  • john04/08/2012 at 19:27

    looking at the long jump its amazing to think bob beamon jumped 8.90m in 1968, the current blokes are 70-100 cm short of that jump from 44 years ago

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 19:27

    Are you two on holiday?

    Just a night out. Poorly timed Olympics-wise :)

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:28

    Apparently the long jump judge put up the wrong flag - to the great amusement of the crowd!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:28

    Just a night out. Poorly timed Olympics-wise :)

    Have fun - we'll keep you posted ;)

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 19:29

    Apparently the long jump judge put up the wrong flag - to the great amusement of the crowd!

    imagine the chaos that could cause in f1 :)

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:29

    The way that Chinese guy celebrated winning the swimming was awesome though.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 19:29

    looking at the long jump its amazing to think bob beamon jumped 8.90m in 1968, the current blokes are 70-100 cm short of that jump from 44 years ago

    Wow

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 19:30

    The way that Chinese guy celebrated winning the swimming was awesome though.

    hulk (water) smash

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:30

    BBC may have multiple streams but the BBC 1 coverage is making Sure you don't miss anything!

  • john04/08/2012 at 19:30

    Wow

    its still the olympic record and has only been beaten once, in 1991

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 19:33

    love that the crowd are sitting amongst the LED panels. hope they get some more use in the closing ceremony. wonder if they'll just leave them there?

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 19:33

    I'm always amazed at the timing of the long jumps to be on the right side of the board (mostly).

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 19:33

    I'm always amazed at the timing of the long jumps to be on the right side of the board (mostly).

    if only the same could be said of my jumps on the london 2012 game :)

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 19:34

    air piano...

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 19:35

    They should attempt to jump into the same like they were jumping from a stage to crowd surf, see if that makes it any further

  • john04/08/2012 at 19:35

    final swim about to start, phelps final swim before he retires too

  • lou04/08/2012 at 19:37

    cant believe this is the final swim for the olympics. it's gone too quickly.. i will miss all the nice... swimming... :)

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 19:37

    Evening all

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 19:37

    cant believe this is the final swim for the olympics. it's gone too quickly.. i will miss all the nice... swimming... :)

    I've loved it all week, brilliant sport.

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 19:39

    I've loved it all week, brilliant sport.

    Ditto that.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 19:41

    Another gold for Phelps

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 19:42

    cant believe this is the final swim for the olympics. it's gone too quickly.. i will miss all the nice... swimming... :)

    Mmmm, i'm sure you will.. ;)

    It;s been really good, always enjoy watching swimming at the olympics. One final gold for Phelps too

  • john04/08/2012 at 19:42

    18 golds for phelps.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 19:42

    Brilliant performance, going out on a high.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 19:42

    I've loved it all week, brilliant sport.

    every race i've seen i've been totally hooked with the swimming. i think week 1 is much more my type of olympics. i'm not really into athletics and field events as much as i am the other events like swimming, tennis, rowing etc.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 19:42

    18 golds for phelps.

    Cue a load of 18 carat gold headlines

  • lou04/08/2012 at 19:43

    Cue a load of 18 carat gold headlines

    you got to that headline fast! you should work in the papers! :)

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 19:43

    Mmmm, i'm sure you will.. ;)

    ahh i remember young innocent lou... ;)

  • lou04/08/2012 at 19:44

    ahh i remember young innocent lou... ;)

    what do you mean remember.. i'm still the same ;)

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 19:44

    Cue a load of 18 carat gold headlines

    Oooh, good one!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 19:44

    ahh i remember young innocent lou... ;)

    you'll have to remind me of that :)

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 19:45

    Jess going in her 800m soon :D

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 19:45

    you got to that headline fast! you should work in the papers! :)

    I am sure the papers have had that one ready for days.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 19:45

    i can't cope with the idea that we've had a week of the olympics already. IT CAN'T END!

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 19:46

    Jess going in her 800m soon :D

    predictions then?

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 19:47

    predictions then?

    G.O.L.D!

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 19:47

    predictions then?

    She likes it, and is many points in the lead ...

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 19:47

    predictions then?

    she must win or clare balding will go nuts again

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 19:47

    G.O.L.D!

    hehe. i meant finishing position in the race. anyone think she won't get gold?

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 19:48

    i can't cope with the idea that we've had a week of the olympics already. IT CAN'T END!

    Days and days to go yet. Just don't think about it.

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 19:48

    she must win or clare balding will go nuts again

    hhahaha. apology central.

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:48

    Phelps is a legend. I saw someone stupid enough to claim he wasn't that great because "he enters,like, 92 events In every Olympics".

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 19:49

    predictions then?

    She might not win the race but she doesn't need to. Gold for the event, but i do think she'll win the race anyway.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 19:49

    Days and days to go yet. Just don't think about it.

    mum says she hopes it ends soon, because we've both spent the last 2 days just watching the olympics!! :)

    but yes. not thinking about it. I will be sad when the tennis finishes tho. I like watching Murray every day :)

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:49

    G.O.L.D!

    On the ceiling. Choon.

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:50

    Phelps is a legend. I saw someone stupid enough to claim he wasn't that great because "he enters,like, 92 events In every Olympics".

    And therefore was bound to win. Stupid logic eh?

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 19:51

    She has 13.5s worth of lead in this one.

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 19:51

    where would jess have to finish to not get gold. how far back and beaten by who (sorry not commentator audio here)?

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 19:52

    She has 13.5s worth of lead in this one.

    thanx

  • john04/08/2012 at 19:52

    where would jess have to finish to not get gold. how far back and beaten by who (sorry not commentator audio here)?

    she would have to break down, she cant lose from here

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:52

    hhahaha. apology central.

    She really apologised lots on twitter today.

    I do hope Ennis wins - I am afraid with a lot of these athletes that the BBC put them on such a high pedestal that it s a big disappointment if they don't.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 19:52

    And therefore was bound to win. Stupid logic eh?

    How's that meant to work? :)

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 19:53

    I am afraid with a lot of these athletes that the BBC put them on such a high pedestal that it s a big disappointment if they don't.

    Happened a few times already.

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 19:53

    How's that meant to work? :)

    I don't know. This person runs a funny website but her Facebook posts are quite idiotic.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 19:53

    Really hoping Katarina does well too, bright future for Rio.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 19:54

    go on KJT!

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 19:54

    Nicely done :)

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 19:54

    fab pace!

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 19:54

    Loving Johnson-Thomson. A new favourite!

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 19:55

    Cram says KJT took 3 or 4 seconds off her PB

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 19:55

    She seemed to just surf on the crowd there

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 19:55

    Cram says KJT took 3 or 4 seconds off her PB

    home crowd awesomeness

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 19:55

    KJT GB youth record

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 19:56

    I heard Tomlinson interviewed earlier. His voice just doesn't match his size and look at all

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 19:57

    She never stops smiling!! Remember the name.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 19:59

    Commentator "You just missed the biggest cheer of the day"

    Yeah thanks Beeb.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 19:59

    Commentator "You just missed the biggest cheer of the day"

    They missed it. Not us

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 20:00

    *holds breath*

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 20:00

    Jess looked like she'd cry bwfore the syart

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:00

    oh my gosh!!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:00

    Katarina did well!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:00

    Go Jess!!

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 20:01

    LIT is limpy and last = GOLD

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:01

    AMAZING!!

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:01

    Crowd is so loud! GOLD!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:01

    oh my gosh!!!! what a final sprint!!!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:01

    That's the way to do it

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:02

    Now that is how you become an olymoic champion at home :)

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:02

    awwwwww :')

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 20:02

    YAY

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 20:02

    amazing

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:03

    Proper Olympic moment that

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:03

    An amazing woman. She was just playing with them.

    Sports personality of the year.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:04

    epic long jump too from barney from HIMYM greg rutherford!

    more gold please.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:04

    She had to miss Beijing with injury. She's had to wait for this one.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:04

    Sports personality of the year.

    think we're gonna need Sport Personalities this year for all these peopl

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:05

    She had to miss Beijing with injury. She's had to wait for this one.

    In Beijing she had to switch take off legs in the long jump. How can anyone do that?

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:05

    think we're gonna need Sport Personalities this year for all these peopl

    and the Sports Personality of the year for Athletics is...... And the Sport Personality of the year for Rowing is.... etc etc :)

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:05

    think we're gonna need Sport Personalities this year for all these peopl

    Team of the year is decided for sure

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:05

    and the Sports Personality of the year for Athletics is...... And the Sport Personality of the year for Rowing is.... etc etc :)

    it's the only way to incorporate all these incredible performances!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:05

    think we're gonna need Sport Personalities this year for all these peopl

    Agree.

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 20:06

    Yey for Jess! Go Longjumpers! Go Mo!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:06

    Still amazed by that. We’ve seen some action as well… Jessica Ennis… goodnight.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:06

    i feel like i need a massive union jack to tie round my shoulders right now. <3 team GB :)

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:07

    Did I just see someone in the crowd taking photos with an iPad?

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:07

    Did I just see someone in the crowd taking photos with an iPad?

    this trend is popping up more and more. i disapprove as it looks silly.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:08

    Ennis The Menace

    Anyone For Ennis?

    Never mind Wimbledon, I'm watching t'Ennis

    (just a couple I saw on Twitter)

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:08

    Did I just see someone in the crowd taking photos with an iPad?

    Confirmed.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:08

    I am sure Brendan Foster enjoyed that race. That is how he used to run. Disappear off in front and if someone had the temerity to pass him they got the same treatment we just saw.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:08

    think we're gonna need Sport Personalities this year for all these peopl

    I agree with Denise Lewis - one for men and one for women

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:08

    Did I just see someone in the crowd taking photos with an iPad?

    i will never forgive Apple for putting a camera on the ipad. stupid people.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:09

    hehe Judy is loving the olympics - @judmoo

    Ennis The Menace!!!!! Toooooo good!!!!!!!

    :)

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:09

    i will never forgive Apple for putting a camera on the ipad. stupid people.

    I thank them every week because I can talk to my family on it.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:09

    Never mind Wimbledon, I'm watching t'Ennis

    Shame Andy Murray's final wasn't today or the headline could have been

    Gold for Ennis and tennis

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:09

    I agree with Denise Lewis - one for men and one for women

    Yes.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:09

    I thank them every week because I can talk to my family on it.

    But that's a functional use of it, a sensible good use.

    Surely if you wanna take photos in public, use something little and less silly!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:10

    I thank them every week because I can talk to my family on it.

    ahh front facing camera is ace. rear facing camera is annoying.. why would you take photos with it!! whyyyy!!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:10

    Of all the athletes you wanted to win... Jessica Ennis had to be at the top of the list. Really enjoying this!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:10

    ahh front facing camera is ace. rear facing camera is annoying.. why would you take photos with it!! whyyyy!!

    Saw someone taking videos of their kid with one the other day.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:11

    Nice to see all the heptathletes celebrating together

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:12

    true and exceptional athletes are those that you support at the olympics regardless of their country. Jess is one of those. amazing.

  • Mark04/08/2012 at 20:12

    The man with the flag in the long jump is athletic's Charlie Whiting.

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:12

    Nice to see all the heptathletes celebrating together

    Proper sportsmanship. That's what the Olympics should be about.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:13

    go Mo!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:15

    Mo farah!

    If he does win, I think the shock will put his wife into labour!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:15

    BBC, stop tempting fate!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:16

    oohhh dear Tomlinson stopped for his long jump while they start the race. he looks happy.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:17

    Let's hope no shotputters run across this 10k final

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:18

    Can Mo win it? Think it would be pretty mega if he beat all those Africans...

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 20:18

    zebedee :)

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:19

    zebedee :)

    These runners all have fantastic names!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:19

    just hearing that they have to run 25 laps is exhausting!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:19

    no refuelling for this 25 lap race, sorry mr c

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:19

    just hearing that they have to run 25 laps is exhausting!

    They can run the 10km faster than most people can run a 5km!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:19

    just hearing that they have to run 25 laps is exhausting!

    I remember watching the 10k as a kid and it seemed to go on for days

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:19

    aww, poor chris.

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 20:19

    jumper guy looks like chris martin / button

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:20

    jumper guy looks like chris martin / button

    i was thinking james morrison myself

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:20

    aww, poor chris.

    we have nicknamed him barbie man in this house..

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 20:20

    I feel like I have heard of Mo but am too stupid to know why.

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 20:20

    no refuelling for this 25 lap race, sorry mr c

    2.3s shoe change

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:20

    we have nicknamed him barbie man in this house..

    :D

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:20

    jumper guy looks like chris martin / button

    whhhaaaaaattt!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:20

    I feel like I have heard of Mo but am too stupid to know why.

    he is homer's friend and owns a bar

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 20:20

    whhhaaaaaattt!

    or... uhh... not

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 20:20

    They can run the 10km faster than most people can run a 5km!

    I think I said it during the womens, it takes me an hour longer :)

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 20:21

    Simply the Jess.

    Mo-ing for GOLD. #tomorrowsheadlines

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:21

    or... uhh... not

    :) much better :)

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:21

    From @BBCSport

    Tatyana Chernova (Rus) took heptathlon silver, Lyudmyla Yosypenko (Ukr) bronze. GB's Katarina Johnson-Thompson 14th & Louise Hazel 26th

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:21

    I think I said it during the womens, it takes me an hour longer :)

    It is an incredible pace. it's basically a sprint!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:21

    Mo-ing for GOLD. #tomorrowsheadlines

    'THINGS HAPPEN AT STADIUM'

    'LADY DOES GOOD'

    'YES.'

    I'm not so good at this headling thing

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:22

    'LADY DOES GOOD'

    I think you mean

    LADY DOES GOLD

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:22

    woohooooo, the neil patrick harris lookalike gets a long jump gold :D

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:22

    woooooo!! gold for Greg in the long jump!

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:22

    Wow, I had no idea we had a good long jumper

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:23

    How can he be Olympic champion and I have never ever heard his name before?

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 20:23

    can we have the olympics here every time please?

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:23

    can we have the olympics here every time please?

    we're not giving them back, hold the torch hostage.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:23

    can we have the olympics here every time please?

    YES! :)

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:24

    Huge build up to that jump by the crowd

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 20:24

    we're not giving them back, hold the torch hostage.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:24

    can we have the olympics here every time please?

    All summer please.

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:25

    Since when did the UK become awesome at long jump???

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:25

    Since when did the UK become awesome at long jump???

    we have no idea! :)

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:25

    Since when did the UK become awesome at long jump???

    jumping over all the puddles we get now

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:26

    Since when did the UK become awesome at long jump???

    Last good one was Lynn Davies in 1964.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:26

    Last good one was Lynn Davies in 1964.

    Who was my art teacher's husband!

    #claimtofame

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:26

    i wonder if its strange or off putting for them to be running when all the announcements and music is still playing.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:26

    His shoe came off, oh dear

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:26

    Who was my art teacher's husband!

    no way!!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:26

    Someone has stepped on the back of one of the Kenyan's shoes

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:27

    His shoe came off, oh dear

    Ohh no he just fell over

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:27

    Meanwhile at the Millennium Stadium north of the border...

    GBR 1-1 KOR

    Extra Time coming up

  • Mark04/08/2012 at 20:27

    There's a white Brit in the 10k. He's the equivalent of a HRT.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:27

    Meanwhile at the Millennium Stadium north of the border...

    left of the border

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:27

    no way!!

    It's sidepodcast. Co-incidences like that are only to be expected. You mention someone who was famous 50 years ago and it is a safe bet someone knows him

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:28

    i wonder if its strange or off putting for them to be running when all the announcements and music is still playing.

    People in the media were complaining, I've not seen anything from athletes but it must be.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:28

    no way!!

    it's true! he came into one of our lessons in year 7 once, but that's the only time. he's very nice though just like his awesome wife.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:28

    Who was my art teacher's husband!

    Nice

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:28

    Not often you have a team with their full players names on the jerseys.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:28

    left of the border

    Actually it is north for me so you're right

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:28

    re: Korea's kits.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:28

    There's a white Brit in the 10k. He's the equivalent of a HRT.

    He hasn't even had a mention in the build up. I had no idea he was there

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:29

    People in the media were complaining, I've not seen anything from athletes but it must be.

    i'm guessing you get into a rhythm and you can tune it out.. but i wonder if the beat in some music might put you off a bit. Murray and a few other tennis players have said it's strange to come out to music, or hear it playing over the courts before hand, but that doesn't distract them really.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:29

    it's true! he came into one of our lessons in year 7 once, but that's the only time. he's very nice though just like his awesome wife.

    cool!!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:30

    i'm guessing you get into a rhythm and you can tune it out.. but i wonder if the beat in some music might put you off a bit. Murray and a few other tennis players have said it's strange to come out to music, or hear it playing over the courts before hand, but that doesn't distract them really.

    Supposedly it affects how you run but I can't say I've ever noticed it.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:30

    There's a white Brit in the 10k. He's the equivalent of a HRT.

    i guess he's the number 2 driver

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:30

    I'm surprised the Japanese Men have reached the Medal round with their win at the Theater of Dreams earlier today. But I'm guessing that stadium title might get a "Sez you..." from the Nadhesiko. :3

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:31

    Supposedly it affects how you run but I can't say I've ever noticed it.

    i always find it easier to run to faster music when at the gym, same with swimming, but i suppose they are professionals and if it effected them badly, they wouldn't play music.

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 20:31

    looking at the long jump its amazing to think bob beamon jumped 8.90m in 1968, the current blokes are 70-100 cm short of that jump from 44 years ago

    that's just because of altitude though

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:31

    I ran from my car to the hairdresser place this morning to escape the rain and that tired me, these people are not human

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:33

    Bet you Pounds ito Pasties all the big screen TV's at the Olympic Park are tuned in to the GBR - KOR match right now.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:33

    Pounds to Pasties = Dollars to Donuts

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:35

    looking at the long jump its amazing to think bob beamon jumped 8.90m in 1968, the current blokes are 70-100 cm short of that jump from 44 years ago

    The commentator at the time said Beamon almost jumped out of the pit. Watch the video it was an absolutely ridiculous jump.

    Lynn Davies said to him 'You have destroyed this event.

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

    Altitude was a factor but Beamon was awesome that year and especially that day

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:35

    This is a fascinating race.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:37

    Was the 20km race walk held in the Olympic stadium or outside near the place?

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:37

    Wow, today is apparently the first time we've won 5 gold medals in one day in 100 years

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:37

    Was the 20km race walk held in the Olympic stadium or outside near the place?

    Normally that would start and finish in the stadium like the marathon but most of it would be on the streets

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:38

    Was the 20km race walk held in the Olympic stadium or outside near the place?

    Normally through the streets to finish in the stadium but I've not seen anything about it.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:38

    Wow, today is apparently the first time we've won 5 gold medals in one day in 100 years

    ohhh! impressive!!

  • Mark04/08/2012 at 20:38

    Wow, today is apparently the first time we've won 5 gold medals in one day in 100 years

    Are we supposed to make a sacrifice to the gods or something?

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:39

    Are we supposed to make a sacrifice to the gods or something?

    I vote we sacrifice Boris

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:39

    Was the 20km race walk held in the Olympic stadium or outside near the place?

    I remember the 2008 race walks were done back and forth on a avenue outside the Olympic facilities in Beijing.

    Wow, today is apparently the first time we've won 5 gold medals in one day in 100 years

    ohhh! impressive!!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:39

    I vote we sacrifice Boris

    nooo he's too amusing.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:39

    Wow, today is apparently the first time we've won 5 gold medals in one day in 100 years

    ohhh! impressive!!

    Nice. :D

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:40

    2:39 per km! I can't cycle that fast!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:40

    Mo is starting to come forward..

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:42

    Surely Mo having half a pound of gold round his neck is a bad thing

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:42

    For those watching the Men's 20 km Race Walk, how many of London's Finest are volunteering as officials for the race? Gotta make sure they're walking and not jogging/running, you know...

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:43

    Handball in the Box on KOR on their attack. And it's HT of XT

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:43

    i am in love with the dancing wenlock in the background there!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:44

    Simon Cowell is going to have to come up with something really good to get better ratings than the BBC if they keep this up on a Saturday night

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:44

    Saturday Night Sport? Yes, Please. :D

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:44

    Simon Cowell is going to have to come up with something really good to get better ratings than the BBC if they keep this up on a Saturday night

    The Olympics is good at making us forget the garbage ITV produces

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 20:45

    Aww races where they lap people... Bless them!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:45

    i am in love with the dancing wenlock in the background there!

    Could they have come up with more pretentious names than Wenlock and Mandeville. One sounds like a poison and the other the national spinal injuries hospital

  • Mark04/08/2012 at 20:45

    Aww races where they lap people... Bless them!

    Bolt could lap me in the 400m.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:45

    I hope they don't try to unlap themselves as Christian Horner will go nuts.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:45

    Aww races where they lap people... Bless them!

    I gather they have the blue w/yellow strip flag handy...

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:45

    Could they have come up with more pretentious names than Wenlock and Mandeville. One sounds like a poison and the other the national spinal injuries hospital

    Should've gone for Wormwood Scrubs and Pentonville.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:45

    goo Mo! goooo!!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:46

    GO MO!!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:46

    YEEESSSSSSS

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:46

    Wow. What a run. I have never heard such cheering for a 10k.

  • Mark04/08/2012 at 20:46

    A WHITE MAN CAME SECOND!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:46

    WOHOOOOOOOOO!!! What a day!!!! What.a.day!!!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:46

    Listen to that crowd!!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:46

    Well done Mo.

    I was sure half a lap out he was going to get third at best

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 20:46

    Another yay!!!

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:47

    WOHOOOOOOOOO!!! What a day!!!! What.a.day!!!

    It's not quite over yet!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:47

    What a roar :)

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:47

    I was sure half a lap out he was going to get third at best

    I was convinced the Kenyans and Ethiopians would get him

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 20:47

    Mo running, No problem. #tomorrowsheadlines

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 20:47

    best night of sport ever

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:48

    Mo running, No problem. #tomorrowsheadlines

    +1

  • Mark04/08/2012 at 20:48

    Farah has absolutely no idea what to do.

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:48

    What a night of british sport!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:48

    YEEEEES!!! WOW!!!!!!

    Mo Farah ran an awesome. Race!

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 20:49

    They are soooo skinny

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:49

    Meanwhile North of the Border

    GBR 1-1 KOR 109'

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:49

    They are soooo skinny

    mum keeps saying 'they wouldn't be that skinny if they lived under my roof! that's too skinny!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:49

    Awww!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:49

    What a night of british sport!

    So happy for the British in this olympics!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:50

    So happy for the British in this olympics!

    if we're gonna host this thing we're gonna do it right! :)

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:50

    So pleased we've hosted the olympics so well.. and the home advantage is going this well. just amazing. goooooo team GB!

    (i may have to buy a flag tomorrow)

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:50

    The Motto for this Games is "Inspire a Generation". Looks like you're doing a good job. ;)

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:52

    Can this get Mo Better

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:52

    Can this get Mo Better

    you are on a roll tonight Steven!

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:52

    happy people make me :')

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:52

    you are on a roll tonight Steven!

    When it works

    You gotta roll with it

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:52

    I really want him to say this day has been legen-wait for it-DARY

  • lou04/08/2012 at 20:53

    hehehehehehe!! Mo has a mascot!! :)

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:54

    Love this tweet

    This is the greatest night for Britain since Piers Morgan left the country. #teamGB

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 20:54

    The long jump guy is pretty happy :)

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:57

    I only found out today that there is a cycling multi-event event called the omnium. The race I saw was 18 riders on track in the velodrome and every second lap the last rider drops out. Quite an amazing event

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 20:57

    I only found out today that there is a cycling multi-event event called the omnium. The race I saw was 18 riders on track in the velodrome and every second lap the last rider drops out. Quite an amazing event

    We were watching it earlier on in the comments, it was quite brilliant!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 20:57

    So much for all the build up about how great Carmelita Jeter is

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 20:58

    I only found out today that there is a cycling multi-event event called the omnium. The race I saw was 18 riders on track in the velodrome and every second lap the last rider drops out. Quite an amazing event

    That was fun to watch

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:58

    118th minute...

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:59

    GBR w/a Free Kicvk

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 20:59

    GBR w/a Free Kicvk

    Kick*

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:00

    Just wide...

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:00

    Looks like the football will go to penalties. In injury time at the end of extra time

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:00

    Yello card on the KOR goalie for Delay of Game

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 21:01

    hehehehehehe!! Mo has a mascot!! :)

    wenlock has grown on me. I kind of want one.

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 21:01

    I only found out today that there is a cycling multi-event event called the omnium. The race I saw was 18 riders on track in the velodrome and every second lap the last rider drops out. Quite an amazing event

    I saw that live at the world champs in April,was great atmosphere!

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:01

    Full TIme in Extra TIme...

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:02

    Penalties it is. Football is on BBC3.

    I wonder if Stuart Pearce will revert to psycho

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:02

    To Penalty Kicks we go... ><:

  • Mark04/08/2012 at 21:02

    Teary Jessica.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:02

    I saw that live at the world champs in April,was great atmosphere!

    It looks like it would be great to see live

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 21:02

    Can this get Mo Better

    Does this get Ennis better?!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 21:03

    Steven, you missed "the joy of six" as a headline!

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:04

    Steven, you missed "the joy of six" as a headline!

    Sounds like a Cricket book title

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:04

    Steven, you missed "the joy of six" as a headline!

    :)

    Are there any other possible golds so we can get

    7th heaven

    Magnificent 7

    etc

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:04

    Magnificent 7

    Taken by the 1996 US Women's Gymnastic Team. ;)

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:06

    OK then, here we go with the Penalty kicks...

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 21:06

    I am so happy right now!

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:06

    Ramsey up first for GBR

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:06

    Ramsey up first for GBR

    SCORES

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:07

    KOR counters with Koo Ja Shou(sp?)

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:07

    KOR counters with Koo Ja Shou(sp?)

    SCORES

    Tied at 1

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:08

    Next for GBR Tom Cleverly

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:08

    Next for GBR Tom Cleverly

    He Clevery puts it away. ;)

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:09

    Beck Sum Dong(sp?) scores

    2 all

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:09

    can't cope with any more tension!

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 21:09

    I find myself browsing the store, trying to chose a wenlock. Damn Olympics.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:09

    GBR scores again

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:10

    pearce overseeing a shootout. heheh

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:10

    pearce overseeing a shootout. heheh

    Don't say over

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:10

    KOR scores again. 3-3

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:10

    Don't say over

    :)

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:10

    Don't say over

    This ain't Cricket

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:11

    gigggggggsy

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:11

    Giggs is up now.

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:11

    innnnn

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:11

    Giggs is up now.

    Giggs puts GBR up

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:11

    almost as good as a worldcup kiddo

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:11

    Park Jungwoo up for KOR...

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:12

    Good penalties all round

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:12

    Park Jungwoo up for KOR...

    Ties it at 4

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:12

    OH!!!!!

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:12

    oh no saved

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:12

    Stutter step. Really?

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:13

    HEARTBREAK

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:13

    keeper has a blue tounge

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 21:13

    Both footie teams out..

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 21:14

    Surely it's about time we admitted that football is not our thing!!

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:14

    we can run... but we can't... win at penalties

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:14

    If you do a stutter step you have to score. That's the rule.

    Besides stutter steps were banned

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:14

    "Some things never change"

    this is not the england football team. grr.

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 21:14

    Sturridge Pen was a lot of :S

  • Amy04/08/2012 at 21:14

    I like policeman wenlock http://shop.london2012.com/London-2012-Olympics-die-cast-keyring---Wenlock-Policeman/Mascot/Collectables/20003711,default,pd.html

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 21:15

    I like policeman wenlock shop.london2012.c…1,default,pd.html

    :)

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 21:15

    we can run... but we can't... win at penalties

    It's fine with me. The Olympics triumphs are much sweeter anyway.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 21:15

    Jess cried, mum and i cried, and then my internet died. no one can cope with this! :)

  • lou04/08/2012 at 21:15

    i hear coldplay in the background!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:15

    Jess cried, mum and i cried, and then my internet died. no one can cope with this! :)

    heheheheh!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 21:16

    Really though, who cares about the football after the other events today?

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:16

    That flam looks way too low to me. It should be a lot higher up

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:16

    Really though, who cares about the football after the other events today?

    I imagine there are some.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 21:18

    Really though, who cares about the football after the other events today?

    no one. i really hope that after these olympics people in Britain come to remember that we are actually really skilled in sports other football... and that they need more coverage in order to inspire many more generations to come. We are relatively rubbish at football in comparison to other sports! goo GB :)

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:18

    Hehehe. His name is Minichello.

    Mini rubens.

    #obsessed

  • Mark04/08/2012 at 21:19

    Mini rubens.

    Unlike the man in the pic Rubens just tweeted.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:19

    Meanwhile in Men's Water Polo earlier tonights, the US got Serb-ed. :D

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:19

    Unlike the man in the pic Rubens just tweeted.

    That is quite the gentleman.

  • Mark04/08/2012 at 21:20

    That is quite the gentleman.

    He clearly enjoys his work. Of cooking lots of meat.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 21:21

    really like the stadium.. we took abu dhabi's hotel and we made it 100x better :D

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:21

    really like the stadium.. we took abu dhabi's hotel and we made it 100x better :D

    LOL :D

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:22

    She is tiny compared to the other medalists

  • lou04/08/2012 at 21:23

    She is tiny compared to the other medalists

    mum 'the real question is, will she be taller than the Russian lady when on the top step?'

    bless my mum

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:23

    really like the stadium.. we took abu dhabi's hotel and we made it 100x better :D

    hehe

  • lou04/08/2012 at 21:23

    hehe

    it has lights on the inside that flash different colours too!! :o

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:23

    mum 'the real question is, will she be taller than the Russian lady when on the top step?'

    your mum really needs to commentate on stuff. :)

    preferably with chad le clos' dad.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 21:24

    your mum really needs to commentate on stuff. :)

    hehehe!

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 21:24

    Really though, who cares about the football after the other events today?

    The only football I've watched was those pens (its not a true olympic sport) ;)

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:24

    super super proud of jess. of all of these amazing people.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:25

    I got the RUS-USA Bronze Medal Match in Women's Team Epee on here.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:25

    I got the RUS-USA Bronze Medal Match in Women's Team Epee on here.

    I saw some epee earlier. Coloured LEDs light up in their masks when the score. Genius but spooky

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 21:26

    The arrangement is too fast for stadium singing

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 21:26

    First Wiggo, then Hoy, now Jess for Sport's Personality

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:26

    The arrangement is too fast for stadium singing

    They have synced well

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 21:26

    The arrangement is too fast for stadium singing

    They managed it :)

  • lou04/08/2012 at 21:26

    can't believe you can hear it so clearly!! <3 this stadium!!! :')

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:27

    The more they play chariots of fire, the more I think of rowan atkinson

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:27

    Denise is in tears!! awww

  • lou04/08/2012 at 21:27

    tears for everyone!!

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:28

    I saw some epee earlier. Coloured LEDs light up in their masks when the score. Genius but spooky

    There are lights around the pistes as well.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:28

    There are lights around the pistes as well.

    They are like aeroplane escape lights

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:28

    They are like aeroplane escape lights

    True

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:29

    I still haven't seen the little mini's on TV yet, really want one of those.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:29

    I still haven't seen the little mini's on TV yet, really want one of those.

    Minis?

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 21:30

    So the Kiwis get the medals per capita, Gary just dropped the stat, we win on medals per population :)

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:30

    Minis?

    In the field events, they use mini's to collect stuff and mark stuff. Seen so many photos of them, they look so much fun!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 21:30

    So the Kiwis get the medals per capita, Gary just dropped the stat, we win on medals per population :)

    We always do well on per capita.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:30

    In the field events, they use mini's to collect stuff and mark stuff. Seen so many photos of them, they look so much fun!

    Haven't seen that

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:31

    Christine and Mr. C, I hope you get to check out a Handball match if you haven't done so already. :)

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:31

    Haven't seen that

    Here's an example

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/olympics/article-2183053/London-2012-Olympics-Mini-Mini-deliver-athletics-equipment.html

    (apologies for the source but they have nice photos)

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:32

    Here's an example

    The drivers must be good to catch the javelins

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:33

    Here's an example

    www.dailymail.co.…cs-equipment.html

    (apologies for the source but they have nice photos)

    More like a Micro if you ask me. ;)

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:34

    The drivers must be good to catch the javelins

    I imagine this idea was out of safety concerns?

  • lou04/08/2012 at 21:34

    Here's an example

    mini minis!!!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:34

    Just flicked to a hockey game to hear the commentator say that they are waiting for the Argentines to put the defending corners kit on. They are putting on masks to defend corners but not for the rest of the match?

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:34

    Now it all makes sense why the Konami Code was created

    http://www.vg247.com/2012/08/04/konamis-kohei-uchimura-takes-gymnastics-gold-at-2012-london-olympic-games/

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:35

    mini minis!!!

    aren't they awesome! I want oooonnne.

    (or maybe four or five)

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 21:36

    I think I declare that as too much excitement for one day!

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:37

    Christine and Mr. C, I hope you get to check out a Handball match if you haven't done so already. :)

    Being a goalkeeper in handball seems like a job for someone who doesn't mind that they are unlikely ever to save a shot.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:38

    Now it all makes sense why the Konami Code was created

    www.vg247.com/201…on-olympic-games/

    Speaking of whom...

    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2012-08-02/gold-medalist-uchimura/manga-inspired-me-in-gymnastics

  • Christine04/08/2012 at 21:41

    Christine and Mr. C, I hope you get to check out a Handball match if you haven't done so already. :)

    I saw a bit of one, it was a lot of throwing and catching.

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:41

    Christine and Mr. C, I hope you get to check out a Handball match if you haven't done so already. :)

    haven't yet.will try.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 21:41

    I imagine geting a ticket for the final week of competition in that event is a tough buy?

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:43

    Jessica Ennis has gained 80,000 followers in the last half an hour. If she monitors her follower count she could be in for a shock when she has time to check in

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:44

    Jessica Ennis has gained 80,000 followers in the last half an hour. If she monitors her follower count she could be in for a shock when she has time to check in

    I hope she has new follower emails turned off

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 21:46

    I hope she has new follower emails turned off

    She already had well over 300k followers so that would be a lot of e-mails

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 21:47

    I'm trying not to get carried away with the medal table and focus on the stories, but 16 years ago at Atlanta 1996 we only had one gold medal and today we have 14. I really hope the BOA keep the funding up for the next several Games.

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 21:51

    I'm trying not to get carried away with the medal table and focus on the stories, but 16 years ago at Atlanta 1996 we only had one gold medal and today we have 14. I really hope the BOA keep the funding up for the next several Games.

    Agreed. This should be the real legacy of the London games!

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:53

    I'm trying not to get carried away with the medal table and focus on the stories, but 16 years ago at Atlanta 1996 we only had one gold medal and today we have 14. I really hope the BOA keep the funding up for the next several Games.

    how much is home advantage though. i mean can we deal with heat of rio, funding or no funding? there's no timezone issues or jetlag to deal with here either. it's gotta help.

    hope the venues all continue to be used for their intended purpose though.

  • lou04/08/2012 at 21:55

    i want this to be the picture of the games - https://twitter.com/iamwenlock/status/231869499832426496/photo/1

  • Noelinho (@Noelinho)04/08/2012 at 21:55

    Oops, forgot to post in here today, and I've been watching the Olympics for the last six hours too!

  • Lukeh04/08/2012 at 21:56

    i want this to be the picture of the games - https://twitter.c…832426496/photo/1

    I think I know who may be inside wenlock

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:56

    I think I know who may be inside wenlock

    heheheheh

  • Noelinho (@Noelinho)04/08/2012 at 21:57

    I went to see the 8k / 22.2 preview today too… it was quite good, but never going to work in your front room.

  • Noelinho (@Noelinho)04/08/2012 at 21:57

    The detail in the pictures is great though :-)

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 21:58

    how much is home advantage though. i mean can we deal with heat of rio, funding or no funding? there's no timezone issues or jetlag to deal with here either. it's gotta help.

    Could be tricky out there and they won't have crowd support which has definitely lifted some of them. The funding and training though, the taps are going to be turned off in some of the sports.

    hope the venues all continue to be used for their intended purpose though.

    Some are temporary but yeah it would be great to keep them rather than turn them into conference centres or football grounds (we have enough football grounds)

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 21:58

    I went to see the 8k / 22.2 preview today too… it was quite good, but never going to work in your front room.

    oooh, could you tell the difference between 5.1 and 22.1?

  • Noelinho (@Noelinho)04/08/2012 at 22:00

    oooh, could you tell the difference between 5.1 and 22.1?

    Yes, but it's not a seismic difference, in the preview of the opening ceremony, swimming and basketball that I saw anyway

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:00

    Could be tricky out there and they won't have crowd support which has definitely lifted some of them. The funding and training though, the taps are going to be turned off in some of the sports.

    I guess there was extra funding because we're hosting?

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 22:01

    Some are temporary but yeah it would be great to keep them rather than turn them into conference centres or football grounds (we have enough football grounds)

    I think tonight has shown that there are so many other sports than football tha deserve our attention.

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:01

    Yes, but it's not a seismic difference, in the preview of the opening ceremony, swimming and basketball that I saw anyway

    will you be blogging about it, love to hear more.

  • Noelinho (@Noelinho)04/08/2012 at 22:02

    The emphasis on 22.2 is on the 3D sound, and you can pick out more detail, and you get a much better sense of atmosphere. But hard to be objective when you're watching a replay of Rebecca Adlington taking bronze...

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 22:02

    I think I know who may be inside wenlock

    Bibendum's summer job?

  • Noelinho (@Noelinho)04/08/2012 at 22:02

    will you be blogging about it, love to hear more.

    Hopefully, but I plan to blog a lot of things, and if you look on my website, not much goes up :-(

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 22:02

    I guess there was extra funding because we're hosting?

    Yeah. Rules say as hosts we have to enter every event and in some of them we're dire. :) But some of the others are really promising, they shouldn't get cut again just because we're not hosts any more. Like basketball, okay we haven't won a game but we're not being humilated either, it's usually a close game - 4 years from now we could be something.

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 22:07

    GP3 opening music!

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:08

    Hopefully, but I plan to blog a lot of things, and if you look on my website, not much goes up :-(

    awwwww! you need christine to encourage ya :)

  • Lynch04/08/2012 at 22:08

    i'm still hyper...

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:09

    Yeah. Rules say as hosts we have to enter every event and in some of them we're dire. :) But some of the others are really promising, they shouldn't get cut again just because we're not hosts any more. Like basketball, okay we haven't won a game but we're not being humilated either, it's usually a close game - 4 years from now we could be something.

    does anything happening here affect winter olympics funding, any crossover at all?

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:10

    i'm still hyper...

    best day ever. just... eek.

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 22:10

    does anything happening here affect winter olympics funding, any crossover at all?

    Probably not, we're not great at those and we're never going to host them

  • Lynch04/08/2012 at 22:11

    best day ever. just... eek.

    also, if you need your faith restored in Badminton after the scandal, watch the Mens Singles final tomorrow! should be a cracker! the doubles will be good also!

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:11

    also, if you need your faith restored in Badminton after the scandal, watch the Mens Singles final tomorrow! should be a cracker! the doubles will be good also!

    scandal?

  • Lynch04/08/2012 at 22:12

    scandal?

    after the 8 players got disqualified for trying to lose.... #beenunderarock

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:13

    after the 8 players got disqualified for trying to lose.... #beenunderarock

    ahhh, i saw the discussion. didn't know it counted as a scandal. ...at least not by f1 standards ;)

  • Lynch04/08/2012 at 22:13

    ahhh, i saw the discussion. didn't know it counted as a scandal. ...at least not by f1 standards ;)

    haha.. yeh, in the badminton world it was scandal... but not in F1 terms...

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 22:14

    does anything happening here affect winter olympics funding, any crossover at all?

    Probably not, we're not great at those and we're never going to host them

    awwwwwwww..... :(

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:15

    haha.. yeh, in the badminton world it was scandal... but not in F1 terms...

    plan to be glued to the telly all day tomorrow, should catch it. you can't buy this kinda entainment.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 22:16

    plan to be glued to the telly all day tomorrow, should catch it. you can't buy this kinda entainment.

    Same here before and after my shift at the supermarket where I work at, ;)

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:16

    Same here before and after my shift at the supermarket where I work at, ;)

    next olympics i'm taking the month off :)

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:17

    "we just won the olymics" is the sweetest thing ever.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 22:18

    next olympics i'm taking the month off :)

    Any plans on going to Rio to watch in person?

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:19

    Any plans on going to Rio to watch in person?

    nah, it's just up the road and i didn't go.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 22:19

    Any plans on going to Rio to watch in person?

    Would be a great place for a meet up. Especially if Interlagos was around the same time

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 22:19

    For those inspired to compete but who can't be bothered to get off the couch I recommend

    http://www.miniclip.com/games/london-2012-olympic-games/en/

    Long jump is impossible though

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 22:20

    next olympics i'm taking the month off :)

    I mean in 2016

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 22:23

    next olympics i'm taking the month off :)

    Best thing about Rio could be the time difference. Everything will start 3hrs later. Of course it won't finish until 1 or 2 am every night.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 22:23

    Sorry if I confused anyone. But I was wondering if you were going to go foto Rio in 2016 to watch some of the Olympics events in person.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 22:23

    next olympics i'm taking the month off :)

    7th to 23rd February 2014 for the Winter Olympics

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:24

    Sorry if I confused anyone. But I was wondering if you were going to go foto Rio in 2016 to watch some of the Olympics events in person.

    i bet amy will. i try not leave the house.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 22:24

    7th to 23rd February 2014 for the Winter Olympics

    Or there.

    Sochi is the PM to AM where I am,

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 22:24

    Best thing about Rio could be the time difference. Everything will start 3hrs later. Of course it won't finish until 1 or 2 am every night.

    I always like Olympics on American time because you don't miss all the stuff you do at work when it is here

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 22:25

    I've never seen someone so sad at getting a silver medal???

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:26

    I've never seen someone so sad at getting a silver medal???

    was there that much pressue on them? any medal will do, if you ask me.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 22:27

    I always like Olympics on American time because you don't miss all the stuff you do at work when it is here

    Rio is an hour ahead of me so it'll be pretty much like Atlanta 1996 or Montreal 1976 but with me in the US Central Time Zone in a sense.

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 22:27

    Off topic.

    American physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is having a conversation with the Mars Curiosity rover on twitter

  • Pat W04/08/2012 at 22:27

    was there that much pressue on them? any medal will do, if you ask me.

    Some of the boats are almost expected to get gold, certainly the men's 4. Don't know about that crew though.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 22:28

    I've never seen someone so sad at getting a silver medal???

    I think there is a saying out there along the lines of "You don't win Silver, you lose Gold."

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 22:30

    was there that much pressue on them? any medal will do, if you ask me.

    Some of the boats are almost expected to get gold, certainly the men's 4. Don't know about that crew though.

    Well it was great that Denmark got a gold medal. They have come so close in a lot of events!

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:30

    no-one at the stadium wants to leave.

  • CAMikaze04/08/2012 at 22:31

    no-one at the stadium wants to leave.

    Methinks this'll be the same thought come next Sunday night.

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:31

    Well it was great that Denmark got a gold medal. They have come so close in a lot of events!

    was that the first? very cool. glad switzerland got one too.

    which backmarker can i support tomorrow?

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 22:31

    My mate just told me that 10years ago he was selling running shies with Mo Farah!

  • Rubbergoat04/08/2012 at 22:33

    was that the first? very cool. glad switzerland got one too.

    Yes it was. They missed out on a couple of rowing events and they were close in swimming too. Their badminton and handball teams aren't so good this time so they may miss out too. So it was really great to see them win like that today.

  • Will^04/08/2012 at 22:33

    Hope everyone saw drunk Redgrave.

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 22:34

    Yes it was. They missed out on a couple of rowing events and they were close in swimming too. Their badminton and handball teams aren't so good this time so they may miss out too. So it was really great to see them win like that today.

    hadn't realised. well done denmark.

  • Noelinho (@Noelinho)04/08/2012 at 22:47

    Winter Olympics will be awesome, skeleton especially :-) I'm hoping to try the skeleton track near Riga later this month :-)

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 22:47

    Winter Olympics will be awesome, skeleton especially :-) I'm hoping to try the skeleton track near Riga later this month :-)

    I am game for most things but I don't think I would try that

  • Steven Roy04/08/2012 at 22:59

    Lynn Davies on BBC1

  • Mr C04/08/2012 at 23:07

    cripes, missed the gold in the velodrome too.

    we should let someone else have a go now.