1218: Another top-podium spot for China and another gold medal at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich as defending champion Guo Wenjun outshoots France's Celine Goberville. That's China's fifth gold in just over 24 hours. Astonishing.
1222: For all you glum-looking British fans, a fantastic story emerging from the ExCel Centre as judoka Colin Oates beats 2009 world champion Tsagaanbaatar Khashbaatar in the men's 66kg category. The Mongolian would be a prime candidate to win the man with the most a’s in his name in London gold medal. However, it's onwards and upwards for Oates, who's through to the quarter-finals.
Your surname's not Lochte by chance, is it Ry? There is an interesting dichotomy between keeping enough fuel in the tank for the evening's finals and ensuring you've done enough to reach the final eight. Michael Phelps only just qualified by the skin of his teeth for the 400m IM on Saturday while Rebecca Adlington's 400m freestyle time means she's not in the center lanes for this evening's finals.
1238: London organisers LOCOG were inundated with lots of angry tweets lambasting the number of empty seats across various Olympic venues on day one. However, London 2012 chairman Lord Coe says venues are "stuffed to the gunnels" and attributed the upturned seats in the "Olympic Family" area to the "nature of that accredited area". The "Family" is the umbrella term for athletes, their friends and families, journalists and sponsors. More to come from CNN on this story soon.
1248: The Brits are absolutely obsessed by it and the summer of 2012 has been nothing but one endless stream of it. Yes, the infamous rain has made its presence known across the capital for the first time in the Olympics, drenching the women's cycling road racers and stopping play on all but Centre Court at Wimbledon. Cue lots of "tsks" and eyes to the sky.
1317: For all you Olympics-following Samsung smartphone users, don't forget you can download the official CNN World Sport app. Tap your way to the Samsung App Store and download it today for free. You’ll receive regular updates from some of the best writers around along with world-class video content, the next best option after an Olympic ticket.
1336: The build-up to the women's cycling road race has been a lot more eventful than the men's race on Saturday with various punctures and crashes at various stages up to and around Box Hill, the 10-mile circuit nestled in the leafy Surrey countryside. Narrow roads + wet conditions = unpredictable entertainment.
1409: If there's one thing the Brits love, it's an underdog. Step forward Hamadou Djibo Issaka, a 35-year-old who took up rowing three months ago and found himself rowing for Niger in the men's single sculls this morning. Issaka was given a wild card to compete to "strengthen the principle of universal representation". Wanna take a guess how he got on at Eton Dorney?
1414: Yeah, unsurprisingly, Issaka was last in his repechage, nearly nearly one minute, 40 seconds behind the race winner. However, this is one of those moments that transcends sport - the west African's every stroke was met with enormous cheers by the capacity crowd, even when he had no more to give he was urged on by the announcers to cross the finish line. Great story.
1434: He certainly wasn't the only one Carri. The quest for Olympic tickets has been as fruitless as the search for El Dorado at times for many Brits, which is why the sight of so many empty seats across London venues has enraged larges swathes of the public. It's a huge topic for the media in London - and one which needs addressing quickly by LOCOG.
1438: A bleary-eyed hello to all you American fans tuning in the early hours of the morning for the USA's first group match in London against France at the futuristic marshmellow that is the Basketball Arena. Once again the striking feature is the empty seats. This subject just isn't going away...
1450: This year's beaten Wimbledon men's finalist Andy Murray has a tricky start to his Olympic campaign against Stanislav Wawrinka in the first round of the singles event, taking place in Centre Court right now.
1455: It's 30-30 in the very first game between Murray and Wawrinka and we've already got our first moment of controversy with a flashing scoreboard distracting the Briton's serve. Murray complains to the umpire, who tells him not to worry. The world number four's expression is what one might describe as "not best pleased".
1503: Meanwhile, the women's cycling road race is developing into a classic with a breakaway trio bursting 30 seconds ahead of the peloton as the riders head back into London. Britain's Lizzie Armistead is there, alongside race favorite Marianne Vos of the Netherlands and Russia's Olga Zabelinskaya. If all stays the same coming into The Mall, we could be in for a scintillating finish.
1506: With 22km to go until the finish line, Netherlands’ Marianne Vos, who has suffered a major dose of the bridesmaid effect having finished with silver at the previous five World Championships, is looking strong. She doesn’t seem to be suffering from the effects of a broken collarbone sustained in May.
1513: Much has been said of the "Dream Team" in the build up to the Games, with some even declaring it a “nailed-on” gold. Though it's not total domination from the NBA All-Stars so far, they’ve put in a steady performance, including a great dunk from Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant. However, they've seen a seven-point lead slip, with France's spirited riposte exemplified by a fantastic buzzer-beating three pointer from Yannick Bokolo.
1529: Take a bow Kim Rhode. She has just created history after becoming the first American athlete to win five successive Olympic medals. And given the USA's rich history at the Games, that is some achievement. The 33-year-old equalled her own world record with a perfect 25 in the final on her way to an unbeatable 99 at the Royal Artillery Barracks.