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Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins and Topping the Medal Table

Rowing pair Heather Stanning and Helen Glover end Great Britain’s five-day wait for Olympic gold while Simon Mayo gets carried away cheering on Team GB’s Cycling sprint team.

Rowing pair Heather Stanning and Helen Glover end Great Britain’s five-day wait for Olympic gold while BBC Radio 2’s Simon Mayo gets carried away cheering on Team GB’s cycling sprint team. Sir Chris Hoy speaks about the unique design of the London Velodrome where he achieved his fifth Olympic gold medal. Seven-time Olympic medallist Bradley Wiggins speaks to Colin Murray about coping with the pressures of winning. After Chinese swimming star Ye Shiwen’s world record win at women's 400m individual medley, Radio 4's statistics programme “More or Less” asks if it really that extraordinary? World Service’s “The World Tonight” investigates the rivalry between China and USA at the London Olympic Games. Finally as millions tune in to watch the fastest 100 metres race in history, “The Now Show” speaks to the man who will fire the starting pistol.

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