London 2012 Olympics: Day 16 morning session as it happened

Stephen Kiprotich wins Uganda's first gold medal for 40 years in the marathon as Britain's Mhairi Spence goes for modern pentathlon gold on the final day of London 2012.

12 August 2012 Last updated at 14:18

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  1. 1338: 
    BOXING

    Richie Woodhall, you've hit the nail on the head. It's time to focus on the boxing folks, with both Fred Evans and Anthony Joshua iN gold medal fights for Great Britain this afternoon.

    With that in mind, we're going to kick off a nice fresh live template to see you through the afternoon. We thought about using a gold backdrop but I wouldn't want to jinx our kings of the rings. Oh dear, maybe I just have. Let's go.

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    Olympic bronze medallist and boxing commentator Richie Woodhall

    "The boxing programme today is packed with talent and sheer class right the way through."

  3. 1329: 
    VOLLEYBALL

    Brazil take the first set 25-19 in the men's volleyball final against world number two side Russia. Best of three to decide the gold.

  4. 1326: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    Great Britain's Scott Overall completes the Olympic marathon in two hours, 22.37, placing him 61st. A fair few Did Not Finishes in the final reckoning so credit to all of those who finished the course on a hot day in central London.

  5.  
    Nigel Adderley, BBC Sport at the water polo

    "The water polo arena will be dismantled and taken elsewhere following today's final between Croatia and Italy. The Croats will be hoping to win the first gold medal for a Balkan nation since the break-up of the once-dominant Yugoslavia while the world champion Italians are looking for their fourth Olympic title. Coach Alessandro Campagna (who is big mates with Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini) could become only the second man in the sport's history to win gold as both player and coach. Before then, Serbia and Montenegro will contest the bronze medal.

    "Already today, USA suffered their lowest finish in Olympic history after Australia beat them 10-9 in the 7th/8th play-off while the tears flowed for Spain's 41 year-old Ivan Perez as his career came to an end with a standing ovation following his team's 14-8 loss to former champions Hungary."

  6. 1320: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    The vast crowds on The Mall are screaming home the marathon runners as they complete the course, many collapsing in exhaustion after the finish line. Great Britain's Lee Merrien comes in 30th in two hours 17 minutes, checking his watch the moment he crosses the line like a true professional. Scott Overall has been struggling a bit - he's back in 57th but will soon be at the finish.

  7.   
    Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator Brendan Foster

    "Well done Lee Merrien, he looked at his watch like the professional athlete he is at the end. That was a really, really decent performance from him to run two hours 17 minutes."

  8. 1319: 
    VOLLEYBALL

    Brazil successfully defended their women's volleyball title at Earls Court on Saturday, and today attention turns to their men, who seek gold against Russia. Beaten 3-1 by USA in Beijing four years ago, they will hope for a happier ending this time round. Brazil currently lead 19-13 in the first set.

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    Marathon gold medallist Stephen Kiprotich on BBC One: "It means a lot. Since 1972 we have never won a gold medal, so they are very happy."

  10. 1313: 
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

    Kiprotich wins Uganda's first Olympic gold medal since John Akii-Bua won the men's 400m hurdles at the 1972 Munich Games.

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    Steve Cram, Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator

    "The smile broke out across Stephen Kiprotich's face in the final few metres as the sacrifices he has made for his athletics career came to rich fruition in London. He enjoyed the last few strides as the crowd rose to him. The Kenyans thought they had it won, but it was not to be. Kiprotich crossed the line with the flag of Uganda over his shoulders. He ran the race of his life. What a time to find one of the best time you have ever done in warm conditions."

  12. 1311: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    What a brilliant, brilliant performance from the totally unfancied Ugandan Stephen Kiprotich who wins the last athletics event of London 2012 in two hours, eight minutes. Kenya's Abel Kirui comes second 26 seconds behind and early leader his compatriot Wilson Kipsang is third, one minute, 36 back.

  13.   
    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the modern pentathlon

    "Sam Murray puts in a superb swim of 2:08.20, just behind Hungarian Sarolta Kovacs who sets a pentathlon Olympic record in 2:08.11, to go third overall in the women's event. Mhairi Spence is now ninth overall, still in touch.

    "Showjumping starts at 14:30 BST and that could still wreak havoc, given the horses are drawn at random and riders get just 20 minutes to make friends before riding them. Falls and other calamities are frequent. After that, the combined run-and-shoot will decide the medals."

  14.  
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    Colin in Glasgow texts: "Can't decide on best sport moment, but in two weeks of amazing coverage, superb commentary and great pundits, the best BBC moment was Steve Cram and Brendan Foster calling the 5k. Utterly brilliant!"

    Wooldridge Family on A1 texts: "So depressed at thought of it all ending we are escaping to Scotland! Rushed out of fabulously exciting handball bronze medal battle just in time to catch Mo on big park life screen. Will never forget it... But more importantly, neither will my six and nine-year-old kids. They have been SO inspired by footie, handball, basketball and hockey we were fortunate enough to see... Just a 10 min bike ride across hackney marshes. We will be back for the paralympics!"

    Andrew in London texts: "The closing ceremony should culminate in a huge game of British Bulldog between all the gold medallists, with the winner crowned supreme champion!"

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    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the modern pentathlon

    "Mhairi Spence's time of 2:16.51 in the pentathlon 200m freestyle is marginally quicker than the time she set on the way to winning the world title earlier this year, which will please her.

    "But this is a time trial more than anything else and the more important thing is she's third-fastest in the field of 36 so far, with one heat remaining (featuring Sam Murray)."

  16. 1308: 
    GOLD MEDAL- Stephen Kiprotich, UGA (men's marathon)
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    Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator Brendan Foster

    "I honestly did not think we would be saying that Kiprotich would be the Olympic champion. The Kenyans have dominated all year in every event. Kiprotich was first invited to be a pacesetter in the marathon a few years ago, and he has stayed on and worked at it. Kiprotich has run a brilliant race. At one stage he looked out of it, but he paced it perfectly."

  18. 1305: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    Stephen Kiprotich was ninth in the marathon at the world championship in Daegu last year. Now he's on the brink of winning Uganda's first Olympic gold medal since 1972 and only their second of all-time. Go on son, finish the job.

  19.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Ash G on Twitter: "@BBCSport @london2012 I'm going to conserve my energy and then do it all again with the Paralympics #ourgreatestteam."

    David Dunbar on Twitter: "After the games have ended I, as a very unfit 46 year-old guy, will try to do long jump again, hopefully to enter comps next year."

    AEesof on Twitter: "I think I'll start off by crying and then I have 4 years to perfect the Mobot, guess I can fit it some EPL in between."

  20. 1300: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    A brief shot of Scott Overall, currently in 45th place, more than seven minutes behind. BUt the real action is up front where Stephen Kiprotich has built a huge lead over the Keyans. It's a brilliant run from the Ugandan and he's only got just over a mile to go.

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    Olympic silver medallist and BBC athletics commentator Steve Cram

    "It is not over yet, but that is a significant lead now. Stephen Kiprotich was 10m behind, and when the camera picked him up, he was 10m in front. If anything, that lead is now being extended. Every stride is a strong one for the Ugandan, and it is putting daylight between him and the world champion Abel Kirui."

  22. 1255: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    Hang on - this is incredible. Forget all that about a hamstring injury, Kiprotich of Uganda is on the charge! He's built a lead of about 20m over the Kenyans and is stretching it as I write. Uganda have never won a medal in any event outside the 400m. What a story this would be.

  23. 1253: 
    BASKETBALL

    The Russia players and staff are going wild with celebration. Alexey Shved finishes with a game-high 25 points to help his side to a dramatic late victory. Russia came through the qualifying tournament just to compete at the Olympics and now they've come away with a medal! Argentina look heartbroken and they're complaining bitterly to the officials, but the result stands.

    Just one match left in the men's basketball competition - USA v Spain at 1500 BST to decide the gold and silver medals.

  24.   
    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the modern pentathlon

    "Mhairi Spence and Sam Murray are about to swim for Britain in the second of their five-event modern pentathlon.

    "Spence could have done with a slightly better fence and isn't the best swimmer in the field, so she needs to get the very best out of herself to stay in the chase here - though the showjumping later, famed for its unpredictability, could yet shake things up.

    "Murray is a stronger swimmer and, having finished just behind Spence in mid-table after the fencing, could leave the swim well-placed for the jumping if she goes close to her personal best."

  25.   
    Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator Brendan Foster

    "Stephen Kiprotich is holding his thigh and is struggling to keep in touch with the leading pair. He has sacrificed a lot to leave Uganda and train in Kenya, but he is going through a real difficult moment now."

  26.  
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    Jill in Leamington Spa texts: "I can't decide on the most inspiring moment but best TV gold moment was the magnificent Claire Balding interviewing swimmer Chad Le Clos' dad, Bert. Magic."

    Thomas in Nottingham texts: "I, like many, have been inspired by the Olympics to take up a sport. I watched the basketball and decided to search for a local club only to find very little of a basic senior standard in the area. Very disappointed that despite the Olympics I can't go and pick up a new sport when i want to."

    Kim in Southampton texts: "I'll scream & scream until I'm sick! Then I'll rally, & cheer on Murray at the US Open!"

  27. 1248: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    There's a small gap opening up at the front of the marathon with the Kenyans Kipsang and Kirui creating a cushion between themselves and Stephen Kiprotich. The Ugandan clutches his hamstring, which is not a good sign.

  28. 1246: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Russia (Men's Basketball)

    Incredible scenes at the North Greenwich Arena, where Russia come from a point down with less than a minute remaining to stun Argentina 81-77 and win the Olympic men's basketball bronze medal.

  29.   
    Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator Brendan Foster

    "I have just spoken to the IAAF's deputy general secretary Nick Davies, who has said this has been the best Olympics ever for athletics, and the response for the marathon has been staggering."

  30. 1243: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    We still have three men fighting it out for Olympic marathon gold - Abel Kirui, Wilson Kipsang and Stephen Kiprotich. Ayele Abshero of Ethiopia is a distant fourth, followed by Marilson Dos Santos of Brazil and South Africa's Stephen Mokoka. The rest are more than two minutes back.

  31. 1241: 
    BRONZE MEDAL- Croatia (Men's Hanball)

    Croatia beat Hungary 33-26 to win the Olympics men's handball bronze medal. The final pits France against Sweden at 1500 BST.

  32.  
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    Caroline texts: "I channeled my inner Mo Farah this morning and went for a run so that's what will be occupying my time post Olympics. That and counting down until Rio. 1453 days to go..."

    David in Twickenham texts: "What will I do when the Olympics are over? Easy. Get off the sofa and on to a bike. Get involed, stay involved."

    Paul in Birkenhead texts: "Is there any chance we can have a live text commentary tomorrow. I know there is no sport, but I think cold turkey will be dangerous..."

  33.  
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    Andy Chadwick on Twitter: "I am going to cry and cry then start saving for a two week holiday in Rio in 2016."

    Chris on Twitter: "Hibernate until the Paras come on in a couple of weeks. "

    Ahmed on Twitter: "To fill my time I'll be crying over the end of the #Olympics, doing WAY more sport & setting up a 4 year countdown for Brazil 2016."

    Laura Davies on Twitter: "Watching replays of Mo Farah and Jess Ennis whilst listening to Chariots of Fire on repeat. And possibly doing the Mobot."

    What will you do once London 2012 is finished? Tweet your answers with the hash-tag #bbc2012

  34. 1235: 
    LONDON 2012 DEFINING MOMENTS

    The tears of cyclist Chris Hoy on the podium after winning keirin gold was the defining moment of the London 2012 Olympics, says IOC President Jacques Rogge. Locog chairman Lord Coe's choice was the British public, who have filled stadia and "turned them into theatres of sport".

  35. 1232: 

    The closing ceremony starts at 21:00 BST and is a British music extravaganza. Lots of British athletes will be there but alas, it looks like the support staff won't be. Gold medal cyclist Geraint Thomas has tweeted: "Just heard our staff, not even our coaches, get to go to the closing ceremony. Without them we'd be nowhere... #unsungheroes."

  36. 1231: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    We've got eight miles to go in the marathon and it's now a three-way fight between Kenyans Wilson Kipsang and Abel Kirui and Uganda's Stephen Kiprotich. They are in a line, three abreast as they pass down the Mall and under Admiralty Arch into Trafalgar Square.

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    Olympic BMX rider Shanaze Reade on Twitter: "Looking forward to celebrating GB's amazing performance at The Closing Ceremony tonight and I want to see The Queen dancing the night away!"

  38.   
    Olympic bronze medallist and BBC athletics commentator Brendan Foster

    "This feels like it almost should be the last few miles, but they have another lap to go. There is an awful lot of running still to do and they are going at a great pace."

  39.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Karen Privitt on Twitter: "I went to the stadium alone last night, but ended up in a huge party with 80,000 people, hugging & kissing complete strangers!"

    Mayur Gami on Twitter: "Ten of my cricketing team-mates and I gathered in the pavilion to watch it on one mobile phone, willing him home to the finish line..."

    Matt Stanton on Twitter: "We were at Romford Dogs when he ran - everyone just ignored the dogs running and watched the screens!"

  40. 1225: 
    HANDBALL

    Ten minutes to go in the men's handball bronze medal match between Croatia and Hungary at the Basketball Arena. Croatia lead 31-22, with Ivan Cupic leading the scoring with seven goals. The final will be contested by France and Sweden at 1500 BST. Many of use knew precious little about this sport before the Games, but it has enjoyed sell-out crowds and really captured the imagination.

  41. 1223: 
    GET INVOLVED

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  42. 1221: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    Wilson Kipsang's lead is being eaten up quickly now by world champion Abel Kirui and Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda, who are almost on his shoulder now. Ayele Abshero of Ethiopia is a touch further back. GB hope Scott Overall is 27th more than a minute behind.

  43.  
    SWIMMING

    Olympic swimmer Gemma Spofforth on Twitter: "Cannot believe its coming to an end.... this journey has been incredible. London has put on an amazing show. #2012LondonOlympics"

  44.  
    SWIMMING

    Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington on Twitter: "Can't believe its the last day in the village! Had such a good time, I even got to meet Usain Bolt last night! He's such a ledge!"

  45. 1215: 
    Van Commenee to stay or go?

    Asked whether head of UK Athletics Charles van Commenee should stay in his post after failing to meet his set medal target, Locog chairman Lord Sebastian Coe says he is a "fully paid-up member of the Charles van Commenee fan club".

    "The team has done more than enough," he suggests, adding that he hoped Van Commenee would stay, and predicted the Team GB athletics team would be better in two and four years' time.

  46. 1212: 
    INSPIRED BY THE GAMES

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  47. 1209: 
    INSPIRED BY THE GAMES?

    The motto of London 2012 is 'Inspire a generation' but what aspect of the Games has inspired you? The success of London 2012 has been uplifting for many people, including BBC News website reader Kathy Holland, who decided to compose this poem:

    Watching the Olympics at home on my TV

    Couldn't get a ticket, wasn't meant to be

    It doesn't really matter have enjoyed it just the same

    So many screens to choose from

    Making my Olympic Games.

    My lounge has been a stadium,

    In sea, on sand, in pool

    A velodrome, a football pitch

    What is the offside rule?

    So many sporting delights to watch

    In our green and pleasant land

    Showing off its beauty

    With such pride we can all stand

    United as a nation

    Britain rules the waves

    Thank you so much BBC

    A blinder you have played.

  48. 1205: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    Wilson Kipsang has gone through the halfway mark in a rapid one hour, three minutes, with the chasing Ethiopian duo Getu Feleke and Ayele Abshero and Kenyan Abel Kirui just 16 seconds behind.

  49. 1205: 
    BADMINTON

    In the men's basketball, Argentina are fighting desperately for this bronze medal and Russia's lead now stands at 49-48. Who said the third-place match means nothing?

  50. 1201: 
    IS FARAH THE GREATEST?

    Locog chairman Lord Sebastian Coe hails Mo Farah as "the greatest runner we have produced in this country. I thought Mo Farah's race last night was superb."

    It was a tougher race, says Coe, against younger talent who likely had less respect for Mo than the elders in the 10,000m.

    Coe adds that Farah covered every break, didn't get spooked into going too early, controlled the race from the middle of the pack and fought off the competition at the end.

  51. 1158: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    Wilson Kipsang extends his lead to about 20 seconds in the men's marathon. British hope Scott Overall is currently 35th - some one minute, 15 seconds behind, with Lee Merrien a further 45 seconds back.

  52.  
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    We're still getting your Mobot moments so keep letting us know using the hashtag #bbcmo

    Shortie on Twitter: "From inside the stadium jumping up and down, screaming encouragement along with 80,000 people. I will never forget"

    Gus Lewis on Twitter: "In Madrid Airport watching Mo run. Accidentally shouted "Go on Mo!" Got quite a few odd looks but a great win none the less."

    John Finn on Twitter: "Listening to the car radio on the way to collect my 13-year-old future Olympic gymnast son from training. #sportfirst"

  53. 1154: 
    TV VIEWING FIGURES

    A staggering 15.9m tuned into to BBC One, BBC Three and BBC Olympics 2 at 2100 BST on Saturday to watch Tom Daley win 10m platform bronze. on Saturday night.

    Mo Farah's historic 5000m gold was watched by a peak audience of 12.9m at 1955 across BBC One and BBC Olympics 1.

  54. 1147: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    The turnout along the course for the men's marathon is absolutely staggering. I had a little jog along part of the route this morning myself (all in the name of research) and they were already three deep. Now it's more like 10 deep - BBC commentator Brendan Foster reckons it's probably the biggest turnout for a marathon in history.

  55.  
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    Juan Carlos in London on 81111 on text: "If you happy and you know it, do a Mo! Loads of Mo Farah impersonators here on mile six of the marathon..."

    Anon on 81111 on text: "We watched Mo at a wedding. When I say at a wedding, I mean after food eight of us snuck off to the carpark and set up the video on the biggest phone we had balanced on a rear windscreen wiper. Despite a couple of shady moments as the 3G buffered we cheered him home with a few puzzled looks out of the marquee to see what was going on. We missed the first dance but saw the Mo-bot! Wishing Lara and Rob (and Mo) many happy years."

    Jason from London on 81111 on text: "I'm not sure it really matters, but Russia have 16 more medals than us, so to say we're third in the table is arguable. Both the American and Russian press list Team GB as fourth overall..."

  56.  

    Six-time Olympic gold medal winner Sir Chris Hoy on Twitter: "Don't want these amazing Games to end. What an experience these last couple of weeks have been. To the volunteers, the armed forces, the police, the GB public, the organisers, the media, the weather, THANK YOU!! What a show!!"

  57. 1144: 
    OLYMPIC TICKETING

    Olympic ticketing policy will be reviewed after London 2012, says IOC president Jacques Rogge. "The sale of tickets is a very difficult issue, he tells reporters. "A balance must be struck between the home country and the rest of the world.

    "At the moment, ticket distribution is done through NOCs [National Olympic Committees] and authorised ticket agencies but the IOC will see if this system can be improved."

  58. 1142: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    London marathon winner Wilson Kipsang of Kenya makes his intentions clear as he races to the front soon after the 10km mark. There's a small chasing pack of seven about 40m back featuring world champion Abel Kirui, also from Kenya.

  59. 1137: 
    BASKETBALL

    We're into the second quarter of the men's basketball bronze medal match between Argentina and Russia and it's the Russians who lead - 33-27 at present - with Andrei Kirilenko leading the way on a game-high nine points. After this, attention turns to the final between USA and Spain at 1500 BST.

  60.  
    HOCKEY

    Great Britain Olympic hockey player Ben Hawes, after GB finished in fourth place, on Twitter: "I'll always look back on the last 72 hours with regret, but I hope that this will eventually be over taken by pride. Thanks to all who supported."

  61.  
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    Former Australian cricket captain Shane Warne on Twitter: "Cats out the bag, we've spoken to Olympic legend @usainbolt he would like to have a crack at 20/20 for the Melb stars 2012."

  62. 1126: 

    BBC News reporter Claire Heald in the Olympic Park: "'I'm very happy', International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge has said, speaking alongside Lord Coe.

    "He said history had been written by many athletes, Usain Bolt, Chris Hoy, Ben Ainslie, Michael Phelps....

    "He could go on, he said, 'but the marathon finishes in two hours'.

    "The challenge for the UK now was to continue on the wave, but that involved a long-term plan and investment," he said.

  63. 1125: 

    Sailor Nick Dempsey, boxer Nicola Adams, shooter Peter Wilson and kayaker Ed McKeever - all Team GB medallists - have been speaking to the press this morning.

    Wilson offered up an absolute gem of an anecdote, which I'm sure you will hear repeated a fair few times over the coming days.

    He said he met two young boys on the Tube arguing over whether Mo Farah would win and showed them his gold medal. Cue dropped jaws and wide-eyed amazement from the younger half of the conversation.

    "I attribute this medal to the people of Great Britain," added Wilson. "This little child who gets to experience that small part of the Olympics, that to me is an incredible experience."

  64. 1119: 
    FARAH'S CELEBRATION

    The origins of the Mobot revealed: BBC Sport presenter Clare Balding invented the Mobot, and James Corden came up with the name, on Sky 1 HD's League of their Own programme earlier this year. You can watch how it happened on the Sky website.

  65. 1118: 
    BASKETBALL

    The bronze medal match between Argentina and Russia, beaten by USA and Spain respectively in the semi-finals, is approaching the end of the first quarter. The crowd is getting a tightly contested play-off for their money. Manu Ginobili has scored eight of Argentina's points, scores locked at 17-17.

  66. 1109: 
    ATHLETICS- Men's marathon

    The field have just passed alongside the River Thames on the Embankment and are climbing up towards Westminster. The crowds are massed four or five deep with flags from all around the world fluttering in the morning breeze. A tremendous turnout, the sort of scenes that the national tourist board should plaster all over taxis in foreign capitals.

  67. 1103: 
    MOUNTAIN BIKING

    We return to Hadleigh Farm this afternoon to revisit Rabbit Hole, Leap of Faith, Deanes Drop and The Breathtaker. If you have no idea what I am talking about, they are sections of the men's mountain bike cross-country course.

    Fifty riders will set off together in a mass start at 1330 GMT, including Britain's Liam Killeen, who has enjoyed top-seven finishes at the last two Olympics. His recent form is not too hot and he will start the 34.08km seven-lap race on the last of the four rows of riders... a big disadvantage because overtaking is tricky out on the circuit.

    France's Julie Bresset won the women's race on Saturday.

  68. 1101: 
    ATHLETICS

    Scott Overall has known Mo Farah since he was 14 and was an usher at his wedding. There was no chance for him to head out on the town last night in celebration of his mate's achievement though.

    Instead the only reason he is on the streets this morning is to compete in the men's marathon. Not bad for someone who was working part-time as a shop assistant less than a year ago. They have just got going down the Mall...

  69. 1052: 
    WATER POLO

    Neither the United States or Australia will be adding to their medal tallies in water polo today.

    The two teams are in the pool at the moment, but the prize for the winner is seventh spot in the final event standings, rather than a place on the podium.

    Thomas Whelan is amongst the Aussie goalscorers as he flings the ball past the American goalkeeper after a flurry of feints and shakes in front of goal.

    The boys from Down Under lead 5-3 at half-time.

  70. 1050: 
    ATHLETICS

    Think of Mo Farah, Jess Ennis and Greg Rutherford with (at least one) gold medals around their necks and you would think Britain's athletes (track and field) had enjoyed a successful Games... but that is not the case if you compare their haul of six medals to their pre-Olympics target of eight.

    The head coach of UK Athletics, Charles van Commenee said before London 2012 that he would resign if GB fell short but, speaking on Sportsweek on BBC Radio 5 live, Lord Coe said: "I hope Charles van Commenee stays around the scene for a long time.

    "I'm a paid-up member of his fan club. His athletics team is a young team and I think it will be a better team in two years' time and a significantly better team in four years' time."

  71.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Josef Siewruk on Twitter: "Travelled for 7 hrs & ran from Stratford station to Olympic Stadium yesterday & made it just in time for Mo's race!"

    Chas Pope on Twitter: "Coming into land at Hong Kong, the new Olympics medal tally came up on the screens: GB 28 golds. I knew Mo had done it."

    Sara Bainbridge on Twitter: "Interrupted international family dinner party in Sweden to turn on Mo's race and we kept the coverage on through dessert!"

  72.   
    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the modern pentathlon

    "World champion Mhairi Spence began her bid for an Olympic modern pentathlon medal in a share of 11th place after fencing, the first of five events.

    "Spence won 19 of her 35 one-minute fencing contests while team-mate Samantha Murray won 18 to tie for 16th.

    "The pair now face a 200m freestyle swim in the Aquatics Centre then travel to Greenwich Park for showjumping before a combined run-and-shoot finale."

  73. 1040: 
    VOLLEYBALL

    Bulgaria have levelled up their bronze medal match against Italy at one set all, after taking the second 25-23.

    Having won the first set in convincing fashion, the Italians were listing at the start of the third as they slipped 4-0 adrift. They have steadied the ship now though with a Michal Lasko ace bringing them back to 5-5.

  74. 1036: 
    WRESTLING

    There are two golds to fight for on the wrestling mat today in the men's 66kg and 96kg categories. There has already been an upset in the lighter of the two weight categories where Iran's Medhi Taghavi, the 2009 and 2011 world champion, has been defeated in his opening bout against Cuba's Livan Lopez Azcuy.

    You can watch the rest of the grapple action on the interactive video player on the desktop version of this website.

  75. 1029: 
    ATHLETICS

    More from Mo, this time on his celebrations, and the hard work behind his double triumph.

    Farah said: "It was beautiful to see my wife and daughter on the track - giving them a hug was the best thing.

    "This has been a lot of hard work and grafting, I didn't even make the final in Beijing four years ago, and I was down on my career. Last year I made the big decision to move the whole family to the US. It was a decision I had to make in my career.

    "I'm glad I made it. A lot of miles have gone into these legs: 100-120 miles a week sometimes. But getting this medal, it's all worth it. For all the kids out there, this is possible. It's just hard work and trying to get better and improving. You can get there."

  76.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Amira on 81111 on text: "My last Games Maker shift ended at 19:25 and I ran from Stratford Gate to the Park Live site in time to catch the last four laps of Mo. I think we made almost as much noise as the stadium!"

    Steve in Maidenhead on 81111 on text: "I broke off an evenings round of golf to watch Mo - me and my playing partner stood in the middle of the fairway cheering Mo home!"

    John from Fulham on 81111 on text: "Legacy? My two sons are taking a break from the PS3 to go online and look for youth triathlons to enter. My daughter is outside shooting baskets every evening since the Olympics began."

  77. 1028: 
    ATHLETICS

    The Man of the Mo-ment, Mo Farah, is on BBC One - proudly wearing his two gold medals around his neck and talking about his amazing double triumph.

    Farah said: "It's an unbelievable feeling. As an athlete you dream of becoming an Olympic champion, but to become one twice is just unbelievable. In front of 80,000 people cheering your name and getting louder and louder was extraordinary."

    On his tactics in the 5,000m final: "My aim was to use my speed at the end, and I thought the race would be a lot faster. I wanted to save as much energy as I could, work my way through then go hard on the last lap.

    "I didn't want to be boxed in but I came close on the inside line. I had to fight and stay on the inside, which opened the home straight up. I just had to dig in. I had it in me but it was a matter of staying patient, making sure that I kicked with enough of a gap behind me. Others also had a strong finish but I was dictating the race, an amazing feeling."

  78. 1024: 
    STARTING SOON

    As you have probably noticed, it has been a quiet start to the morning in terms of actual action... but live sport springs into life at 1100 BST, which is when the men's marathon starts on The Mall.

    At the same time at North Greenwich Arena, Russia play Argentina in the men's basketball bronze-medal match and (slightly confusingly) Hungary meet Croatia for men's handball bronze at the Basketball Arena.

  79. 1016: 

    BBC News reporter Claire Heald in the Olympic Park: "The fact Team GB looks set to beat Russia in the medals table is a credit to athletes and all their support staff, says Colin Moynihan of the British Olympic Association. "Did I believe we would beat them? Probably not," he said.

    "Every sport will have a review of its performance to see why it did so well or did not live up to expectations. He said anyone talking about medal expectations for Rio 2016 was "well off the pace" but the aspiration for any athlete was always to "raise the bar".

    "The face of British sport "will be transformed" by these Games, he said, as in the way female role models had come to the fore at London 2012."

  80.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Ben on Twitter: "Loved watching Mo in Hyde park and be one of 30,000 people there do the Mobot when he won, brilliant!"

    Jonathan Reynolds on Twitter: "We did it the old fashioned way huddled around the radio on a Cornish campsite. Magic!"

    Johnny Coop on Twitter: "watched it in my front room in Glenalta, South Australia truly awesome atmosphere. Hairs stood on end."

  81. 1006: 

    I bring good news, courtesy of Olympic statistician extraordinaire, BBC Sport's Ollie Williams, who reports that Great Britain are now mathematically safe in third place in the medal table.

    Two Russian wrestlers were knocked out of their competitions this morning, reducing Russian gold-medal hopes on this final day from eight to six. Britain are seven gold medals clear in third.

    The United States still lead the way, with 44 golds and 102 medals in total, followed by China (38, 87) and GB (28, 62). Then come Russia (21, 78)

  82.   
    Denise Lewis, BBC Sport athletics pundit

    On London 2012: "I couldn't have dreamed this dream. No-one could have written this script, that things would go so remarkably well. I'm full of pride. I'm so proud of the job we've done, on every level. Everyone's raised their game, from volunteer to elite performer. This will go down in history."

  83. 0957: 

    BBC News reporter Claire Heald in the Olympic Park: "Many silver medals have been converted to golds by public support for athletes at these Games, says British Olympic Association chief Colin Moynihan.

    "'I only wish you could bottle the power of confidence,' he said.

    "He welcomed Prime Minister's commitment to funding GB athletes until Rio 2016 and said 'we have to translate the inspiration of these games into participation'.

    "BOA deputy chef de mission Clive Woodward described them as a top Games, with no problems in social media, where everyone has not just represented their sport but the whole team."

  84. 0954: 
    OLYMPICS LEGACY

    Lord Coe is to be the UK's Olympics legacy ambassador, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

    Coe said he was "very happy" to drive the legacy forward but it was not a "one-man mission" and the "whole nation" had to support the legacy.

    The former middle distance athlete, who won Olympic gold in 1980 and 1984, has been chairman of Games organisers Locog.

  85. 0952: 
    SAILING

    Ben Ainslie became the most decorated Olympic sailor in history when he won the Finn class at these Games, his fourth gold in four successive Olympics since Sydney 2000.

    The 35-year-old, who will carry the GB flag at Sunday night's closing ceremony, has been talking about his latest triumph to BBC Sport: "It was very tough and difficult for me.

    "I didn't necessarily sail the best opening. I had to really fight for it, which I guess you would expect at an Olympics, but this was a very tough final medals race. Thankfully I managed to get it right on the day and come out on top. It came good in the end."

  86.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Keep tweeting us your mo-ments to the hash-tag #bbcmo

    Amanda Wankowski on Twitter: "Screaming at the top of my lungs from the flag pole balcony at the Olympic Stadium. Cried my eyes out has we hoisted Mo's Flag."

    Muckerman on Twitter: "Broke off camping trip to get home in time to watch it, slouched on the sofa, willing him on, covered in midgey bites."

    Simon Beesley on Twitter: "@BBCSport @TeamGB in Hyde Park. Wow, what an incredible atmosphere, the noise was deafening."

  87. 0943: 
    VOLLEYBALL

    I know, I know, you want some live sport. The wrestling and women's modern pentathlon have been up and running for a while now but another sport has just entered the final day mixer.

    Over at Earls Court, the bronze medal men's volleyball match between Bulgaria and Italy is under way, with Italy leading 18-13 in the first set.

  88.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Freddie on 81111 on text: "I was lucky enough to be in the stadium last night for Mo's win. Ears still ringing from the crowd's noise. Unbelievable."

    Stephen on 81111 on text: "If I avoid watching the closing ceremony tonight doesn't that mean the greatest Games won't have finished...?!"

    Les on 81111 on text: "Great to see the promise of continued Lottery funding for GB Sport to 2016 but come on, let's have some commitment to better sports facilities in schools and more importance of sport in the national curriculum."

  89. 0935: 
    LONDON 2012

    Prime Minister David Cameron has been reflecting on London 2012 on BBC One: "It has been an extraordinary few weeks for our country. It's lifted the whole country, brought people together and it's been a fantastic performance. I'm very proud of what we've done.

    "I was impressed with coming fourth in Beijing. Think about that for a minute. We're a country of 60m people and we are up against the Russias and the Germanys and Chinas, Americas and Indias. Coming fourth in the world was pretty amazing and I thought holding on to fourth place would be a huge challenge. Yet this year we've produced incredible results.

    "It's been a massive self-confidence boost. We can all feel that we don't just have a great past behind us but we have a great future ahead of us. This is a very confident country that has delivered something on time, on budget and superbly well done. We are a country that can not just deliver but shine when it does so."

  90.  
    ATHLETICS

    Marathon runner Paula Radcliffe on Twitter: "Just to say the games makers, officials and helpers all over London have been the best and the nicest I have ever seen at 5 Olympics. Xx"

    Olympic 1500m runner Hannah England on Twitter: "I'm gutted it's the last day of the Olympics already! Off to the men's marathon to help at a drinks station.... #steadyhands"

  91. 0934: 
    WHO SAID WHAT?

    "Basically, we are not human, we dropped from space like Mr Bean. Mr Bean is not a normal guy, he makes jokes. We are not normal guys. We are from space, I am from Mars."

    Yohan Blake there, with a unique take on Jamaica's gold-medal winning sprint team. Usain Bolt's repsonse? "Yohan is crazy. If he keeps talking like that, someone is going to put him in a straitjacket one day."

    For a round-up of all the rest of the most memorable quotes from the last fortnight, check out BBC Sport's collection of who said what.

  92. 0931: 
    ATHLETICS

    As ever with the Olympics, there have been amazing human stories interweaved with the sport over the past 16 days.

    One of London 2012's most profound reaches its conclusion today.

    South Sudan's Guor Marial, who lost 28 relatives during the country's conflict with Sudan, will run in the men's marathon at 1100 BST.

    With South Sudan yet to join the Olympic movement, the United States where Marial lives yet to award him citizenship, and Marial unwilling to run under Sudan's flag, he is one of four athletes in the Games to compete as an independent athlete.

    He has said he is "representing the whole world" when he takes to London's streets this morning.

  93. 0931: 
    CLOSING CEREMONY

    Four-time Olympic gold medal winning sailor Ben Ainslie, who will carry the GB flag at tonight's closing ceremony, on Twitter: "Huge honour to be asked to carry the flag tonight for @TeamGB. Should be an emotional night."

  94.   
    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the modern pentathlon

    "As the fencing continues, Mhairi Spence has recovered from a slight dip over the past half-hour and is up to a share of seventh place, with 10 wins and seven defeats. She'll have fought 35 times by the time this session ends, so there's a way to go.

    "Sam Murray had a disastrous start with seven unanswered defeats, but has since impressively fought back to seven wins and 10 defeats for a share of 23rd.

    "The leader, Latvia's Elena Rublevska, has won 15 contests with just two defeats so far."

  95.  
    GET INVOLVED

    Those #bbcmo moments keep coming in...

    Alan Addison on Twitter: "Watched on a fishing trawler, 80miles west of Shetland, even this far from London proud of TeamGB."

    Chris Williams on Twitter: "Just arrived home from hospital with one day old daughter, jumping up and down baby in one hand, 1 arm 'Mo' with other hand!"

    Craig on Twitter: "A small piece of Britain in the most remote Greek village. Shouted him home all the way. Unforgettable."

  96. 0921: 

    BBC News reporter Claire Heald in the Olympic Park: "On the Tubes and trains running outside Olympic Park this morning, people were still heading home from the night before. Inside the gates there's a whiff of a hangover from another sensational Saturday night - Farah, Daley and the Jamaica 4x100m.

    "Just a trickle of people are coming in to the park for the last three sports here. After the rush of people at the height of the Games they seem tiny in the vast space.

    "Rio takes over the Olympic mantle tonight. For now, people are already celebrating - pulling a fair few Mo-bot moves as they make their way to their seats for the last of the sporting action."

  97. 0920: 
    SWIMMING

    And how about what comes next for British sport as a whole?

    Once these glorious Games are over and the glow of golden glory of the elite Olympians fades in the memory, talk will likely turn to the legacy of London 2012.

    It has already started in on corner of south-West London where one of the greatest swimmers ever to live, Ian Thorpe, is fulfilling his Twitter promise to hand out some swimming tips at one of Britain's greatest pools, Tooting Bec lido.

  98. 0918: 
    DIVING

    What comes next for Tom Daley, then? Quite a lot, actually - he is only 18 remember...

    Daley told Sportsweek: "In theory, most people peak in diving aged 22. That's just in time for Rio Olympics in 2016. I'll go out there. I've got four more years, I've not got to learn any new dives because I've got the hardest dives I can do. Now it's about building strength, building consistency and getting the dives even better."

  99. 0917: 

    "For me it really has been one of the defining features of our Games," Lord Coe said of the military's contribution to London 2012. But has it been fun and Games for the troops working at the Olympics? BBC News' Gordon Corera and Claire Heald have been finding out about their experiences.

  100. 0914: 
    ATHLETICS

    Lord Sebastian Coe never quite managed a dream Olympic double on the track, winning gold and silver in the 1500m and 800m in 1980 and 1984, so what did he make of Mo Farah's twin triumph over 5,000m and 10,000m?

    He told Sportsweek on BBC Radio 5 live: "Doing any double is tough. It's probably tougher mentally than physically. Mo is extraordinarily well-prepared. He upped sticks and went off to the United States with the approval of UK Athletics who were mature enough to realise that he needed specialist coaches.

    "It's about those three or four days between having won an Olympic title and then deciding it's still important enough in your life to go back out onto the track and do it again. What Mo did last night was something of extraordinary magnitude."

  101. 0909: 
    DIVING

    Britain's bronze medal-winning diver Tom Daley has been talking more about the emotional meaning of getting on to the podium in the 10m platform.

    He told Sportsweek on BBC Radio 5 live: "For me, any colour medal would have been just as good as gold. All along, I've said all my hard work and all the things I've done have been alongside my dad. Losing him last year was tough and I wish he was there to see it, but I know he would have been proud of me and what I've done."

  102. 0907: 
    ANALYSIS AND FEATURES

    With all GB's gold-medal winners, it is easy to forget that months of hard work went into their moment of glory.

    Mo Farah's momentum was a result of ferocious training, says BBC Sport's Tom Fordyce, who traces Farah's journey even further back to remember his first day at school in London 20 years ago. "Having arrived as a refugee from Somalia, he tried both the English phrases his father had taught him - "where is the toilet?" and "come on then" - had the misfortune to say the wrong one to the wrong kid and took a beating."

    Matt Slater was at the Aquatics Centre for Tom Daley's dramatic night of diving, and reflects on how the 18-year-old has lived a life like no other British athlete.

    And BBC blogger and double track cycling gold medallist Geraint Thomas admits he does not want these Games to end, saying: "After last weekend, I returned to Cardiff for a few days just to chill out - and to see my golden post box! - but I have come back to the Olympic Park for the closing ceremony, just to try to take everything in."

  103.  

    BBC Director of London 2012 Roger Mosey on Twitter: "Tom Daley about to leave the BBC Olympic sofa. The Prime Minister David Cameron on next interviewed by Mishal Husain."

  104. 0858: 
    VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

    It looks like Usain Bolt has some competition on the Olympic village dancefloor. Ukranian Oleksandr Usyk marked his gold medal in the heavyweight boxing by cutting some serious rug in the middle of the ring. Spot the styles in his little routine, certainly plenty of Cossack knee springs and a little Charleston shuffle in there.

    While Tom Daley took a celebratory dip in the diving pool with half his team-mates after winning bronze, Australian silver-medal winning skipper Olivia Price's first visit to the Weymouth waters was a little premature.

    Price toppled off the back of their Elliott 6m boat midway through race three of their medal match against Spain.

  105.  
    GET INVOLVED

    So where did you watch Mo Farah? How did you celebrate his success? Keep letting us know using the hashtag #bbcmo

    Sivan John on Twitter: "@BBCSport Was watching at home with my dad in the early hours in Malaysia, amazing accomplishment from Mo Farah"

    Jackie West on Twitter: "With friends, glass of red wine, in a caravan in Devon. Shouting at the smallest screen in the world."

    Melaku Adugna ‏on Twitter: "I watched it at home in Nekemte, Ethiopia with my family. Mo did a great job. #respect"

  106. 0852: 

    Have you looked at the medal table yet? If not, go and take a peek now. If you're a fan of GB you will come back with a smile on your face.

    Team GB's Chef de Mission Andy Hunt has been talking about the British tally of 28 golds and 62 medals in total, on BBC Olympic Breakfast: "The performance of the athletes has been extraordinary, and the collaboration across British sport to make it happen has been nothing like we've ever seen before. Combine that with the support of the British public and it's been magical.

    "We know that 70% of athletes usually do not medal at an Olympic Games. We've unquestionably exceeded our expectations.

    "What has come together is a dream. This is our greatest performance of our greatest team at the greatest Olympic Games ever. I think it's hard to argue against that, I really do."

  107. 0851: 
    JUDO

    Gemma Gibbons, judo silver medallist, on BBC Olympic Breakfast: "My mum was my biggest supporter. She got me into judo and gave up everything to see me succeed. It was such an emotional moment in the semi-final, and when it finished it all got the better of me.

    "I hope we can take what we've done here and benefit British Judo as a whole. We need to give kids the opportunity to take part in judo, because I think it's the best sport in the world."

  108. 0845: 
    DIVING

    British diver Tom Daley, who dedicated the bronze medal he won in the 10m platform on Saturday night to his late father, has been speaking to Sportsweek on BBC Radio 5 live.

    "I'm over the moon with the way it all went last night," Daley said.

    "To finally have something to show for all the hard work, dedication and sacrifices I've had to make, it just feels so good to actually have an Olympic medal. Getting that bronze was such an amazing moment for me, after all that I've been through."

  109. 0841: 
    ATHLETICS

    There is one last athletics event still to take place, of course. the men's marathon - a future target for Mo Farah? - which starts on The Mall at 1100 BST and will end in the same place around two-and-a-quarter hours later.

    British success is unlikely this time - Mo cannot enter, sadly! Although there is home interest in the shape of Lee Merrien and Scott Overall, this is likely to be a straight battle between Kenya and Ethiopia's athletes.

  110. 0838: 
    GB CELEBRATIONS

    Even taking in Mo Farah's victory second hand, watching people watching the race, is spine-tingling stuff.

    In the BBC seats, Steve Cram's glassy-eyed commentary coincided with Denise Lewis challenging her high-jump best as people screamed at their televisions in front rooms around Britain.

    While that storm was erupting over in the Olympic Stadium, there were bucket loads of emotions over at the Aquatics Centre as Tom Daley spoke movingly of what his bronze medal would have meant to his late father Rob.

    Sport, eh? Blinking heck.

  111. 0833: 
    BOXING

    Team GB gold medal-winning bantamweight Luke Campbell on BBC Olympic Breakfast: "I'm overwhelmed at the minute. It seems a bit of a blur. It's everything I've ever worked for and it's here. I've achieved my goal and I'm speechless, I really am. It's a moment I've dreamed about for most of my life.

    "All the commitment, hard work and dedication was all for the Olympic Games. To achieve a gold medal is fantastic. The best of the best go to the Olympics, never mind winning gold. I'm just so happy. I had to be on my game. He's a top fighter, very awkward and good at what he does. But I went out there to do what I do."

  112. 0832: 

    All 35 pentathletes fence each other in a series of one-minute bouts this morning, with the first fencer to score a hit winning the bout. There's a good reason why Mhairi Spence is known as 'Fencey Spency' too, she has even competed at the Commonwealth Fencing Championships for Scotland, winning bronze in 2006.

    And there is one other sport already under way too. Over at ExCel, the men's freestyle wrestlers got up early to start grappling each other for a place in this afternoon's medal matches.

  113.   
    Denise Lewis, BBC Sport athletics pundit on Jessica Ennis' heptathlon gold

    "Jess Ennis dealt with the pressure beautifully, remarkably. I don't know how you cope with that. It's everything to do with her personality and how she's grounded. She knew the weight of the nation was on her. She translated that into the biggest moment of her life and used it, because she knows it won't come round again like this. She may go on to Rio, she may win in Rio. But it won't feel like this."

  114.   
    Ollie Williams, BBC Sport at the modern pentathlon

    "The final day of the Games has long since dawned for the world's finest female modern pentathletes, who've been scrapping away in the Copper Box since 8am.

    "Fencing here is first, then swimming in the Aquatics Centre, before we relocate to Greenwich Park for a showjumping, running and shooting finale.

    "Mhairi Spence, Britain's world champion, has the slightly tongue-in-cheek nickname 'Fencey Spencey' for her abilities on the piste. She needs to carve out an early advantage here to give herself hope of a medal later. In a couple of hours, we'll have a better idea how she and team-mate Sam Murray are shaping up."

  115.  
    GET INVOLVED

    So where did you watch Mo Farah? And are you still doing the Mobot now? Keep letting us know using the hashtag #bbcmo

    Gisbourne on Twitter: "I watched it whilst at a wedding and the speeches were going on, on my phone & headphones."

    Arjun Puri on Twitter: "Watched the race in New Delhi. Incredible human being, deserves all the love and respect. Great day for Multicultural GB"

    Vicki Wild on Twitter: "@BBCSport @TeamGB I watched it here in NZ and was one very proud ex-pat!"

  116. 0820: 
    PAPER REVIEW

    As you might expect, pictures of Great Britain's Mo Farah leaving the cream of African distance running trailing in his wake make all the front pages, with the papers plundering his first name for puns.

    'The Greatest Mo on Earth' is the Sun's take on Farah's completion of the distance double, the Metro opt for 'Slow, slow, quick, quick Mo', while the Mail on Sunday and Sunday Express agree on 'Mo-mentous'.

    The Sun describe Farah's victory detonating "an explosion of joy which raised the roof of the Olympic Stadium — and surged the length and breadth of the nation."

    The Observer meanwhile reports Farah's training partner Galen Rupp's reaction to his friend's post-race celebratory sit-ups. "That's the first time I've seen him do abs in two months," joked the American.

  117.   
    Denise Lewis, BBC Sport athletics pundit

    "I've witnessed and grown up with household names: Coe, Ovett, Thompson. What Mo did last night almost eclipses them, in some magical way. It was a culmination of the performance, the atmosphere, the energy, the crowd and the moment, and it was the way Mo ran. He had to display a real racing brain. We witnessed something we might never see again."

  118. 0815: 
    GET INVOLVED

    Lots still to look forward to, then, but let's start by looking back. Where and how did you watch Britain's Mo Farah earn legendary status on Saturday night by adding 5,000m gold to his 10,000m title? Is it your favourite moment from these Games, and how does it rank in British Olympics athletics history? Does it out-do Daley Thompson and surpass Seb Coe?

    Let us know on Twitter using the hashtag #bbcmo or text us on 81111.

  119. 0809: 

    But these Olympics are not finished yet. We have already seen 287 gold medals handed out over the past 15 days, and there are 15 more to be won today.

    The medal table already makes very happy reading from a GB point of view, but things could get even better by the end of the day.

    At ExCel, Fred Evans goes for gold in the men's welter final against Kazakhstan's Serik Sapiyev at 1415 BST, before a barnstorming boxing programme ends with Anthony Joshua fighting in the super heavy final against Italy's Roberto Cammarelle (1515).

    And world champion Mhairi Spence and Samantha Murray are among the favourites in the modern pentathlon, which has just started with the fencing at Copper Box and will end with a run-shoot in Greenwich Park that finishes around 1820.

  120. 0805: 
    CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

    Mo Farah and Usain Bolt did exactly that yesterday on 'Super Saturday II', cementing their legend on another astonishing night in the Olympic Stadium, winning their second and third gold medals of their glorious Games and providing the perfect end to events on the track.

    In case you missed it, the pair then traded celebrations on the podium, with Farah using Bolt's trademark 'lightning' pose, and the Jamaican doing the 'Mobot'. Another special Mo-ment for us all to take away.

  121. 0800: 

    This is the end beautiful friend, this is the end. The greatest two weeks of sport Great Britain has ever known are almost over, so let's make the most of it while it lasts. Welcome to the 16th and final day of the London 2012 Olympics - are you ready to go out with a bang?

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