London 2012 Olympics: Day Two evening as it happened

GB men's football team beat United Arab Emirates, Rebecca Adlington wins bronze in the pool and GB's basketballers are beaten by Russia.

30 July 2012 Last updated at 00:09

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As it happened

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    So that's it for the opening weekend of the London 2012 Games - did you all enjoy that?

    There's so much more sport to come, it's hard to take it all in, so let's just have a quick skim through tomorrow's schedule.

    Tom Daley is diving in the men's synchronised 10m platform final at 14:55 BST, while the British men's team are in action in the gymnastics team final from 16:25.

    Ryan Lochte and Briton Robbie Renwick are also back in the pool in the morning. Join Chris Bevan and Mike Henson from 08:00 BST for all the action.

    You're in safe hands. Good night one and all.

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    It's a win for Argentina in Group A, as they beat Lithuania 102-79 to bring another mega day of action to a close.

    The South Americans were always in control, but won that match in the second quarter, when they outscored their opponents 27-16.

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    So it's just basketball live on the Olympic Park now. There are less than four minutes remaining at the basketball arena, with Argentina heading for victory. They lead Lithuania 91-73.

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    Brazil needed just one hour and 15 minutes to dispatch Tunisia in straight sets. A cluster of Brazilians stayed late at Earls Court to watch their men in action and were rewarded with a convincing display from the reigning world champions, who now top Group B.

  5. 2343: 

    Mr Simms Loughton on Twitter: "Watching highlights of the road cycling with my five-year-old daughter. I said 'who do you think will win?' she said 'the motorbike'"

    Faultless logic.

  6. 2339: 

    And that's the end of the night at Horse Guards Parade as Italian duo Daniele Lupo and Paolo Nicolai beat the Swiss pair of Jefferson Bellaguarda and Patrick Heuscher 21-19 21-18.

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    Brazilian fans jig on the sidelines at a half empty Earls Court as their boys close in on victory over Tunisia. The Samba boys, who have a two-set advantage, lead 20-14 in the third set so it's unlikely that we'll see a repeat of last night's late-night drama.

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    Argentina are streaking to victory in the basketball, as they lead Lithuania 78-61 at the end of the third quarter.


    Nick Yearsley on Twitter: "Paula: An athlete that was always on that fine edge of amazing brilliance or Injury & I so so applaud her for being on that edge"


    Fred Warman on Twitter: "Not many empty seats at Old Trafford today. 66,000 attendance great atmosphere and Neymar was superb"

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    Nine-time Olympic gold medallist Carl Lewis on BBC One on next week's 100m final: "It's going to be an amazing final. It's quite cool here in the evenings and that could be a factor. I think there will be some surprises."


    GB water polo player Edward Scott on Twitter: "Thanks so much to all the support for @GBMensWaterPolo today. The stadium atmosphere was immense messages from home are hugely appreciated!"

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    Brazil are now two sets ahead against Tunisia after claiming the second set 25-21 so the signs are that we are in for a relatively early finish at Earls Court.

    Lucas Saatkamp is the Brazilians' top scorer so far with eight points to his name.

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    The beach volleyball continues to entertain the (slightly cold) fans down at Horse Guards Parade, and reigning Olympic champions Todd Rogers and Philip Dalhausser of the United States are through.

    The tournament favourites beat the Japanese pairing of Kentaro Asahi and Katsuhiro Shiratori 21-15 21-16 win under the floodlights.


    Aaron Rebello on Twitter: "Olympic boxing has been immense this year great fights... Time to see how the women will perform"

  16. 2316: 

    Great Britain coach Chris Finch - no, not David Brent's colleague from Wernham Hogg - has had his say after that defeat to Russia.

    NBA man Luol Deng scored 26 points for GB tonight, but Finch felt he could have done more.

    He said: "We ask Luol to do a lot for us. He attacked a lot, I don't know if that was a sign of frustration, but it comes from a good place.

    "He is a good attacking player and that's what we will continue to ask of him. It's a big moment for our guys to play in the Olympics and maybe at times they tried too hard individually.

    "Loul maybe could have set his teammates up a bit better."

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    Argentina lead Lithuania 51-39 at half-time of their Group A clash at the Basketball arena. All to play for there - don't forget that Great Britain were soundly beaten by Russia earlier on.


    GB's Olympic bronze medal winner Rebecca Adlington on Twitter: "Ahhhhhhhh bronze medal!!! Can't believe it! SOOO happy its unreal! The crowd was incredible! THANK YOU to everyone, your support is amazing!"


    GB footballer Tom Cleverley on Twitter: "Good win for the lads tonight. Need to recover for Wednesday now. And hitting both posts seriously how is my luck!"

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    Earlier on, second seed Novak Djokovic came back from a set down to beat Italy's Fabio Fognini in the first round of the men's singles.

    His match was badly disrupted by the poor weather in London and the Serb admitted he was not at his best.

    He said: "I haven't played an official match since Wimbledon so it took me a set and a half to really get into the rhythm.

    "Obviously the rain delay affected the game and I wasn't sharp enough after it."


    Lou Jayne Lontton on Twitter: "Woo hoo! Very well done girls on awesome performances & getting the @TeamGB medal tally started so fantastically!:) #girlpower"

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    Great Britain's men picked up a 3-1 win over UAE earlier, and coach Stuart Pearce was full of praise for his side and the fans who packed out Wembley.

    He said: "I've been absolutely delighted, certainly in terms of numbers, and I think it will continue in Cardiff for the match with Uruguay.

    "I've been told this was the biggest attendance there's ever been for an Olympic football match and that sends a message."

  23. 2253: 

    The world's best-ranked team Brazil have grabbed the first set 25-17 against Tunisia and it's evenly poised at 5-5 in the second set. I hope they wrap it up on time this evening...

    Gail Emms, Olympic silver medallist and badminton pundit

    "What a game, the pair of them were struggling to walk out of the arena they looked so tired. Henri Hurskainen was up against a higher ranked player who had the crowd on his side. In patches he was dominant and Rajiv Ouseph was lucky at times but he came out strongly in the third set with the more aggressive play."

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    A penalty throw with 17 seconds left helps Denmark to a 27-25 win over Hungary in the Copper Box. Denmark celebrate like they've already won gold. Great scenes.

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    An excellent display from Rajiv Ouseph as the Briton beats Sweden's Henri Hurskainen 22-20 17-21 21-15 in his Group M match in the men's badminton. A total of 17 shuttles used during that match.


    GB handball player Zoe van der Weel "DEN - HUN in the Copper Box is really exciting!!!! whoa some good wingshots in this game.. watching and learning...."


    Rebekah Anderson on Twitter: "USA are doing quite well, but I'm sure we'll soon be heading them in the medals!"

  29. 2243: 

    Current world player of the year Mikkel Hansen is putting on a show at the Copper Box as Denmark eke out a two-goal lead over Hungary with three minutes remaining. It is so close still though.

    I've just read that every time he scores for his club Copenhagen they play MC Hammer's classic 'You can't touch this.'

    Which makes him my new favourite sportsman.


    GB footballer Marvin Sordell on Twitter: "Good result tonight against a decent UAE side. Growing as a team by the game. On to Uruguay"


    James Devaney on Twitter: "It looks to me that @TeamGB are looking strong! Good to see! Watching @BBCSport :) Lets keep up the good work!"

  32. 2230: 

    End-to-end stuff at the Copper Box where Hungary and Denmark are involved in a classic.

    Hungary lead 23-21 with nine minutes to go.

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the Boxing

    "The Americans now have four from four through to the second round, welterweight Errol Spence having followed in the footsteps of lightweight Jose Ramirez. At 12-strong, the US team is the largest in the competition, although they had nine blokes last time and came away with only one bronze. Ireland's Adam Nolan in the ring now and the Irish boys must feel like they're boxing at home..."

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    Let's not forget that Rebecca Adlington trousered a bronze medal earlier this evening, and her coach Bill Furniss has been speaking to BBC Sport's Nick Hope.

    Furniss said: "She can relax now, enjoy it and not only Rebecca but I think the whole British team can. We've had a great night tonight.

    "I know people think we should make every final and get every medal, but it's not like that, we've had a great night, we've had lots of people making finals and swimming best times and that'll be a big lift to the rest of the teams so hopefully it's onwards and upwards from here."

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    Chelsea striker Daniel Sturridge was among the goals for Great Britain tonight as they beat UAE and he has backed Stuart Pearce's side to improve.

    He said: "We are gelling more and getting more fitness. This is still pre-season so nobody is at their peak fitness or playing as well as they can.

    "But the atmosphere in the camp is great and we are getting better on the pitch."

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    Fans of late-night sport will be pleased to know Brazil are involved in the volleyball again.

    The Brazilian ladies kept us up until 10 to one last night as they saw off Turkey, and now the men are at it against Tunisia. That starts shortly.

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the Boxing

    "Who said amateur boxing was boring? The fight of the night so far was undoubtedly between American Jose Ramirez and Frenchman Rachid Azzedine. Both men booed into the ring by a few - turns out silly-boy fans are not exclusive to professional boxing - but royally cheered out of it. Ramirez won 21-20 after some rustic knuckles."

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    Handball - could this be the breakthrough sport from London 2012?

    As Simon says on Twitter there, it's a cracking watch. Give it a go if you haven't yet.

    Currently down at the Copper Box, Hungary and Denmark are battling it out. The Danes lead 13-10 at halftime, with current world handball player of the year Mikkel Hansen contributing two goals for the European championship runners-up.


    Simon_A on Twitter: "Handball is as exciting as football thinks it is. Let's get it into schools and go professional."

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    That will be another tough test for the GB basketballers. I caught a bit of Brazil v Australia over at the arena on my travels this morning, and they have got some seriously large lads in the team. Giants.

    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Basketball arena

    "After the women lost their opening game yesterday, so too do the men despite their bright start. It finishes 95-75 to Russia who were simply the more superior team tonight. As always, Britain relied heavily on their NBA star Luol Deng who, despite being double-marked by the Russians the entire game, racked up 26 points.

    "But again, as always, he can't win the game by himself. Lots to work on for the hosts, but they will be back. On Tuesday in fact to face Brazil at 16:45 BST."


    Derek Slivka on Twitter: "Spain soccer team bumping the ref at the end of the match, what a disgrace"

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    There's not too much sporting action still going on but we can report on an excellent start for Britain's Rajiv Ouseph in the badminton.

    Ouseph has won the first set 22-20 against Henri Hurskainen of Sweden over at Wembley Arena.

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    It's victory in the basketball arena for Russia, as Great Britain's men are beaten 95-75.

    Brendan Foster, Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "It really is sad news about Paula Radcliffe. She has been one of our all-time great athletes. She has had four Olympics - the first two were promising, the last two very sad.

    "I hoped she would have a chance to run in London where she has put in so many good performances, although I don't think she really had a chance of winning a medal. I hope this isn't the last time we see her run. I really feel emotional about it."

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    Just flipping back to a story from earlier which you may have missed, Paula Radcliffe will not compete in the marathon because of a foot injury.

    The 38-year-old, who has never won an Olympic medal in four previous Games, was declared unfit after a test run this weekend.


    Yousuf Ali on Twitter: "To be fair, Spain should have had at least a penalty. The officials did them great injustice."

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    GB women's hockey captain Kate Walsh has been taken to hospital for an assessment on a facial injury sustained during their 4-0 win over Japan.

    Towards the end of the match, Walsh took a stick flush in the jaw and had to be taken off. Ouch, ouch and more ouch.


    BBC gymnastics commentator Matt Baker: "A long day of gymnastics but as far as Team GB are concerned it is job done. They came here hoping for a team final and they have certainly achieved that with fifth - a wonderful performance to have pipped the Japanese, Italians and French - and to get Beth Tweddle into that bars final, which she did with ease with the highest score.

    "She has the potential to go even harder with the difficulty in the routine. And we also have two gymnasts in the top 24."

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    In the gymnastic world, Beth Tweddle is the bigger story, though. The 27-year-old has one, last chance to win an Olympic medal in the London 2012 uneven bars final, which takes place a week on Monday.

    Her qualifying routine was peerless on the day and she scored 16.133, but the moves involved are so complex that getting it right twice will be tough - and there is a week for that to play on her mind.

    Meanwhile, GB's youngest 2012 Olympian - Rebecca Tunney - is into the 24-woman all-around final alongside team-mate Hannah Whelan. That's expected to be a battle between US and Russian gymnasts for gold - as is the team final.

  51. 2147: 

    That's a wrap at the North Greenwich Arena and Great Britain's place in the Olympic women's team gymnastics final is confirmed. Having posted what was at the time the second-best score this afternoon, behind the US, they have since been leapfrogged by China, Russia and Romania - but will still be happy with both their finishing position and their overall score. The eight-team final takes place on Tuesday.

    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Basketball arena

    "It's been a tough defensive test for Britain this evening. They would get an A* for effort but have just lacked ability against an impressive-looking Russian side. Half-way through the final quarter a tired-looking British team trail 87-70."

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    As Cathal says there, Spain were furious for the last five minutes or so of their 1-0 defeat to Honduras, harranguing the referee and the linesman repeatedly. Still, a huge shock.


    Cathal O'Reilly on Twitter: "For all their "beautiful" football, Spain have a long way to go with their conduct to refs and respect for the game!"

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    FULL-TIME- Spain 0-1 Honduras

    An extraordinary win for Honduras which has knocked Spain out of the football competition.

    One of the favourites for gold are out, without even scoring a goal against Japan or Honduras.

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at Wembley

    "You might not describe it as all that convincing but GB have won a match at the 2012 Olympics and will reach the last eight if they at least draw against Uruguay when they meet in Cardiff on Wednesday. Of course, Uruguay have lots to play for themselves after losing to Senegal earlier on Sunday. Very, very nicely poised."

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    FULL-TIME- Great Britain 3-1 UAE
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    Spain want a penalty in the closing stages against Honduras, but the referee waves away the protests. Chelsea forward Juan Mata is absolutely livid.

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    We are into stoppage time at Wembley, a job reasonably well done by Great Britain in the end.

    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Basketball arena

    "I think the crowd can smell blood, here. Flags flying, arms waving and chanting galore for Britain who have reduced Russia's lead and now trail 66-55 with 2:16 on the clock in the third quarter."

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    Rodrigo heads against the crossbar as Spain pour forward. Still no way through.

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at Wembley

    "And breathe out....... All the tension, nerves and anxiety has faded away. Yep, never in doubt, well all love Team GB, don't we? Indeed, some fans are chanting 'stand up if you love GB'."

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    Spain are still losing to Honduras. 10 minutes left.


    Daniel Self on Twitter: "Psycho!! More like Psychic!!! What a substitution!!! Well done Sinclair"

    Mark Lawrenson, Football Analyst at Wembley

    "Craig Bellamy never lets you down in these situations. Wth his pace he will always force the defender back towards the byline. It was a good cross but poor goalkeeping, he shovelled it into Sinclair's path. He didn't want to get his gloves dirty. The third was a perfect breakaway goal. Little look up, delicate finish, goalkeeper in no man's land."

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    GOAL- Great Britain (Daniel Sturridge, 76 mins) 3-1 UAE

    And another substitute kills this one off. Tom Cleverley robs the ball in midfield and picks out Daniel Sturridge streaking clear through the middle, and the Chelsea man produces a clinical lob over Ali Khaseif. Lovely finish.

  67. 2115: 
    GOAL- Great Britain (Scott Sinclair, 73 mins) 2-1 UAE

    Swansea winger Scott Sinclair comes off the bench to replace captain Ryan Giggs, and takes less than a minute to score. Craig Bellamy drives down the right and puts in a low cross which is only parried into the path of Sinclair for a tap-in. Super sub.

  68. 2113: 
    MEDAL CEREMONY- Rebecca Adlington, GBR (Women's 400m freestyle)

    Neil Dodsworth on Twitter: "Wow awesome swim by French 4x100m men's relay, USA not arrogant at all and no medal for Aussies"


    Paddy Nolan on Twitter: "Didn't know Lawro was the voice of Churchill. Pearce: 'Bellamy's fired up for these Olympics isn't he?' Lawro: 'Ohhh yes!'"

  71. 2111: 

    Team GB are beginning to look jaded at Wembley. They have 20 minutes to find a winner here, or it will be a very tough final game against Uruguay.

    Mark Lawrenson, Football Analyst at Wembley

    "It was not too dissimilar to the goal UAE scored against Uruguay. The timing of run, delivery of the ball, he waited and waited for the keeper and, seemingly under no pressure, stroked it in. He made Tomkins look slow, but he was already on the run. That is a class goal."

  73. 2107: 
    GOLD MEDAL- France (Men's 4x100m freestyle relay)

    Yannick Agnel produces a superb closing leg as France overhaul the United States and catch Ryan Lochte over the final 100m.

  74. 2106: 

    Olympic men's champions France complete a comprehensive, to put it kindly, 44-15 win in Britain's first ever handball match at the Games. Both teams get a huge reception though, and there are smiles and lots of emotion on show from the GB men - it's been quite a journey to get on court at London 2012 bearing in mind the national handball programme only came into being in 2006.

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at Wembley

    "GB seemed to have a measure of control during what has been a rather low-key second half before Rashed Eisa's well-taken equaliser. He really did glide past James Tomkins - and unless I'm very mistaken a few boos sounded after the UAE scored."

  76. 2101: 
    GOAL- Great Britain 1-1 UAE (Rashed Eisa, 60 mins)

    Now then - who ordered this? UAE pull level with a fine goal, as midfielder Rashed Eisa collects a perfectly-weighted through ball to outpace James Tomkins and slide the ball under Jack Butland. This is a major blow.

  77. 2101: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Om Yun Chol, PKR (Men's -56kg weighlifting)

    Om Yun Chol of North Korea takes weightlifting gold at ExCeL - in a new Olympic record to boot. He lifts 293kg.

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    It's been a pretty slow start to the second half at Wembley. Up in Newcastle, Spain are in real trouble.

    They still trail Honduras - and don't forget they lost their opening game to Japan.

    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Basketball arena

    "The match is creeping away from Britain. The fervour and energy they started with has been slowly sucked up and digested by their Russian rivals who are in full control at half-time. The hosts are down 49-34."

  80. 2056: 

    Sarah Hughes on Twitter: "@TeamGB having a good second day, keep up the good work everyone."

    #lightningbolt on Twitter: "Becky Adlington deserved that #Bronze by far she did brillaint such a brilliant Olympian to look up to."

    G "Been inspired by the swimming, done my own PB for the 1km swim today, loving the Olympics."

    Richie Woodhall, Olympic bronze medallist and boxing commentator

    "That's a fantastic display from Josh Taylor. Going into this contest most people had Conceicao as the favourite. Fair play to him because he won that contest."

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the Boxing

    "Lightweight Josh Taylor boxes beautifully to make it three wins out of three so far for the Great Britain boxing team, the only Scotsman in the home outfit outpointing Brazilian Robson Conceicao 13-9. Coach Rob McCracken has got the boys - and hopefully girls - in tip-top shape..."

  83. 2048: 

    Over in the Copper Box, France have opened up a 37-11 lead over Great Britain heading into the final 10 minutes.

  84. 2046: 
    SUBSTITUTION FOR GREAT BRITAIN- Daniel Sturridge on for Marvin Sordell

    Chelsea striker Sturridge is back in action as the second half kicks off at Wembley.

    Alan Hansen, Football Analyst

    "Realistically speaking, Team GB should be more than one up at half-time. But what an example to youngsters Giggs is. He started off poorly but did his head ever go down? No."

  86. 2036: 

    That bronze medal from Rebecca Adlington has boosted Team GB up to 16th in the medal table. Out of the way China, we're coming through...

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at Wembley

    "Half-time - let's add up the plusses for GB - they are leading, Aaron Ramsey looks very busy and is being ably supported on the right side by a very attack-minded Micah Richards, while Craig Bellamy is once again well up for it.

    "There were periods in the opening 45 minutes when it all felt a little flat but a few chances towards the break pepped up the crowd and persuaded them to suspend the waves of Mexican waves, which appeared as early as the fifth minute."

    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Basketball arena

    "Britain jog off for their team huddle at the end of the first quarter down 24-19. A nice three-pointer from NBA star Luol Deng and a showy two-handed dunk from Joel Freeland suggests Britain are enjoying themselves. They'll need to keep focused to keep this lively Russian side at bay, though."

  89. 2032: 

    Great Britain's women began their campaign for hockey gold with a 4-0 win over Japan, but picked up two injury worries late on. Captain Kate Walsh was struck in the face by a Japanese stick, before playmaker Helen Richardson also had to be helped off the pitch. GB play Korea in their second group match on Tuesday.

  90. 2032: 
    HALF-TIME- Great Britain 1-0 UAE

    Job half done for Stuart Pearce and his boys.

  91. 2030: 

    So close to 2-0 at Wembley. Again it's great play from Craig Bellamy, who skins his man down the left wing and cuts it back for Tom Cleverley, but his shot hits both posts before rolling away to safety. So unlucky.

  92. 2027: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Camille Muffat, FRA (Women's 400m fresstyle)
  93. 2026: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Rebecca Adlington, GBR (Women's 400m freestyle)

    Rebecca Adlington finishes strongly to pick up Great Britain's second medal of the London 2012 Games.

    Ben Dirs, BBC Sport at the Excel Arena

    "From the weightlifting hall to the boxing arena - Scottish lightweight Josh Taylor is first up tonight, fighting world number 39 Robson Conceicao of Brazil.

    "I have to say I was blown away by the weightlifting 56kg snatch - two men under nine stone lifted 130kg, which is about the size of one Brian Blessed (or a Smeg fridge-freezer)."

    Nick Hope, BBC Sport at the Aquatics centre

    "Huge greeting for Rebecca Adlington, but unlike the majority of the other athletes who gave a wave to the crowd, there was no reaction from the defending Olympic champion - she knows this is business time!"

  96. 2021: 

    Rebecca Adlington has just come out for her 400m freestyle final - to a crazy reception. It was so loud I could practically hear it from the press centre a half-hour walk away. Don't forget you can follow a separate live text commentary on all the swimming action this evening.

  97. 2019: 

    Marvin Sordell comes close to a second goal for Great Britain, his dipping shot is well beaten clear by the UAE goalkeeper. Elsewhere, Spain still trail to Honduras. HOnest.

  98. 2017: 
    WORLD RECORD- Cameron van der Burgh, RSA (Men's 100m breaststroke)

    South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh leads at the turn and breezes past the field to win gold in a time of 58.46 seconds.

    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Basketball arena

    "If the British players are nervous about appearing in their first Olympic Games, they're hiding it well. From the tip-off the hosts are moving around the court with purpose and intent. The crowd have already been treated to a two-handed dunk from GB's recent NBA signing Joel Freeland. I have to say, though, there's quite a few Russia fans in the house tonight and they're making quite a racket."

  100. 2014: 

    As expected, play at Wimbledon has been cancelled for the day.

  101. 2011: 

    Danger for GB as UAE go close - Ahmed Khalil drives into the box on the left wing and flashes a cross/shot across goal. A decent ball in, but there's no support coming in at the back post.

  102. 2009: 

    As Jess says, Great Britain are up against a side ranked 11 in the world tonight, but with games against Spain, Brazil and Australia to come in the group, they could do with pulling off a win here.

    They've made a solid start as they trail 13-11 in the first quarter.

    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Basketball arena

    "This has been a long-time coming for Britain's highest-paid sporting export Luol Deng. The NBA Chicago Bulls leads the British team into this group game opener against Russia in their first Olympic outing since 1948. Sudan-born Deng was the first Briton to ever feature in a NBA all-star game. But Deng can't do it all by himself tonight. GB's lack of international experience could prove their undoing against a Russia side ranked 11th in the world."

    David Ornstein, BBC Sport at Wimbledon

    "Laura Robson and Lucie Safarova were about to start their match when the umpire ruled the grass was too slippery to play - so that match has been moved to Monday. Heather Watson v Silivia Soler Espinosa will also now be played on Monday."

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at Wembley

    "Just where would GB be without their Welsh connection? Against Senegal a Ryan Giggs free-kick was eventually converted by Craig Bellamy. This time a Bellamy cross is headed home by Giggs as GB go in front against the UAE. Cue flashbulbs, cue celebrations, cue chants of 'GB' clap, clap, clap."

    Mark Lawrenson, Football Analyst at Wembley

    "It's an outstanding goal. It's the pace in the pass as much as anything, the cross to Giggs from Bellamy is outstanding. It looks very simple but only because everyone played their part. I'm not too sure about the UAE goalkeeper in terms of the reaction."

  107. 2004: 

    It's an Olympic debut for GB in the men's Handball at the moment, and France are piling on the pressure - and the goals. It's 21-7 to the French at the break.

  108. 2002: 

    Great Britain's men are away in the basketball as well - they face Russia.

  109. 2001: 
    GOAL- Great Britain (Ryan Giggs, 16 mins) 1-0 UAE

    Cometh the hour, cometh the man as Ryan Giggs heads Great Britain ahead. Lovely goal as well as Craig Bellamy swings in a fine cross from the left for the veteran to steer his effort into the corner.

  110. 1956: 

    Crikey - goal in Newcastle as Honduras take a shock lead over Spain. Jerry Bengston is the man with the golden head as he puts Honduras ahead.

  111. 1954: 

    David Beckham would rather be out on the pitch captaining this lot, but at least he's in the stands to watch his old mate Giggsy do the job for him. I wonder if he arrived on a speedboat tonight?

  112. 1953: 

    As you'd expect, Team GB are bossing possession against the UAE, with Craig Bellamy showing no signs of injury after he was crunched against Senegal the other night. No real chances to speak of yet though.

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at Wembley

    "Not every seat I can see is occupied but I do not think we'll be requiring an investigation about this one, Wembley is pretty packed out.

    "It is a big night for Bolton's former Watford striker Marvin Sordell, who replaces Daniel Sturridge in attack. GB need goals and scoring is very much his job. It has been a very positive start for Stuart Pearce's team and, I'm happy to report, there is not a cloud in the sky."

  114. 1946: 

    A smattering of news from Wimbledon, where our intrepid reporter David Ornstein tells me that Andy Murray will play Jarkko Nieminen in the second round after the Fin beat India's Somdev Devvarman in his match.

  115. 1945: 
    KICK-OFF- Great Britain v UAE

    Game on at Wembley...

  116. 1944: 

    There's been defeat for the home nation over at the Water Polo venue, with Romania romping to a 13-4 win over Great Britain. Keep your heads up lads - sound advice in a swimming pool...

    Jessica Creighton, BBC Sport at the Basketball arena

    "The arena is nowhere near full yet for this Britain vs Russia group game but as the host team jogs on to court to warm up, the supporters crank up the decibels and react with thunderous applause. Imagine the noise if the 12,000-seater arena fills up. Tip-off at 2000 BST."

  118. 1941: 

    Team GB are in action wherever you look at the moment. Our men are in the Copper Box losing 6-2 to Handball veterans France, while over in the marhsmallow-esque Basketball arena they are preparing to face Russia.

  119. 1937: 

    Action galore this evening. There can be no gold medals or world records at Wembley tonight, but there will be 80-odd thousand people expecting a healthy GB win. The players are in the tunnel awaiting their public.

  120. 1934: 
    WORLD RECORD- Dana Vollmer, USA (Women's 100m fly)

    After two Olympic records already this weekend, Dana Vollmer takes gold in the 100m fly in a new best time of 55.98 seconds.

    Barry Davies, BBC Sport Commentator at Riverbank Arena

    "There is such a buzz around this crowd, they've waited all day for this. That goal was beautifully finished. Not bad for a defender, in fact any forward would be proud of that."

  122. 1932: 

    Sally Walton makes it 3-0 to Great Britain against Japan, and Helen Richardson then plays in Alex Danson who coolly slots for 4-0. It's party time in the stands as the sun even makes a weak and watery appearance.

  123. 1930: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Aron Szilagyi, HUN (Men's individual sabre)

    First gold medal of the night comes in the fencing, as Aron Szilagyi beats Diego Occhiuzzi 15-8.

  124. 1928: 

    It's all going very well for the hosts at the Riverbank Arena, Sarah Thomas jabbing home from about a yard after good work down the left to give Great Britain a 2-0 lead over Japan in Group A.

    Delightful scenes. As the legendary Barry Davies would say (and he is there) - "Look at her face! Just look at her face!"

    Rob Hodgetts, BBC Sport at Weymouth

    "So an encouraging first day for Britain's sailors in the sunshine and good breeze of Weymouth and Portland. Ben Ainslie, going for a fourth gold, opened with two seconds to sit second overall behind Dane Jonas Hogh-Christensen.

    "Defending Star champions Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson fought back from an 11th with a second for fifth place overnight.

    "We're alright," said Percy. "We know how to regroup. It doesn't tend to snowball. We just keep fighting, like we showed in the second race."

    And GB's women's match-racing crew of Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor, kicked off with a win against Denmark and a loss against Spain. On day two, the 49ers, Lasers and Laser Radials join the fray."

  126. 1922: 

    If you've just got in from a day at work, or maybe a family day out somewhere, cast your eye across our handy page on the website which rounds up the Team GB athletes in competition today across the Games. There's only one medal in there so far, but plenty of stirring performances.

  127. 1921: 

    GB's new Olympic silver medallist Lizzie Armitstead tells BBC Sport's Gary Lineker: "I'm just so shocked, if someone would have offered me a silver medal this morning then I would have bitten their hand off.

    "I need to be proud of myself and enjoy this moment."

  128. 1920: 

    World Cup winners and double European championship winners Spain are also in football action tonight - they take on Honduras.

  129. 1918: 

    Three changes for Stuart Pearce in the men's football tonight then - and they really do need a win now. Senegal's impressive win has put a huge cat amongst the qualifying pigeons. Put your faith in Ryan Giggs and the boys to deliver.

    Paul Fletcher, BBC Sport at Wembley

    "So, Senegal close out their match for a 2-0 win over one of the pre-tournament favourites Uruguay. The African side are given a huge round of applause by the Wembley crowd as they leave the pitch and it is fully deserved.

    "Meanwhile, GB make three changes from the side that drew against Senegal last week as Marvin Sordell, Aaron Ramsey and James Tomkins replace Daniel Sturridge, Danny Rose and Ryan Bertrand."

  131. 1914: 

    The aforementioned Great Britain's women team are fancied for a medal in the hockey and they have just begun their campaign at the Riverbank Arena.

    After a bright start from Japan, Alex Danson settles the hosts' nerves with a sharp reverse-stick finish from close range after seven minutes. Back of the net.

  132. 1912: 

    There's plenty of other sport to keep us all entertained away from the pool.

    Great Britain's women are currently in action in the hockey, GB men are about to start their first ever Olympic handball match, and Stuart Pearce's football lot will take on UAE at Wembley in half-an-hour's time.

    Not to mention medals at the fencing amd weightlifting. Feast yourselves.

  133. 1909: 

    Of course, you may have missed some of the action today. In which case, have a read of our comprehensive live text coverage of the morning session, and the afternoon session.

    Put the kettle on and have a good catch up.

  134. 1907: 

    No pressure Rebecca - but the nation expects.

    However, our very own Mr Olympics Ollie Williams is your man for all the swimming news, and he is chairing a separate live text commentary right now. So stay across that for all the action from the aquatics centre, while I steer us through the other 15 events currently live across London and beyond...

  135. 1900: 

    Evening all.

    There's been a change of season on the Olympic Park today as the roasting heat of last week made way for classic British drizzle.

    But you won't see too many glum faces out there - because Team GB are on the medals board, the nation is revelling in the sheer amount of sport on offer, and golden girl Rebecca Adlington is in action this evening.

    Is there gold in the air?

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  32. Triathlon 2 Events First Event: 4th August
  33. Volleyball 2 Events First Event: 28th July
  34. Water-polo 2 Events First Event: 29th July
  35. Weightlifting 15 Events First Event: 28th July
  36. Wrestling 18 Events First Event: 5th August

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