1533: Just 3km until the finish line of the women's road race and we're in for a thrilling sprint finish between Marianne Vos, Lizzie Armitstead and Olga Zabelinskaya. The finish line on The Mall know a British rider is in for gold medal contention. This could be the gold medal the hosts are so desperate for...
1534: We're coming up to the finish line on The Mall. Impossible to call. And the winner is...
1538: Agony for the hosts as Lizzie Armitstead's late thrust cannot usurp Marianne Vos on the finish line. A well-deserved gold for Vos, who won the points race in the veoldrome four years ago in Beijing. Russia's Olga Zabelinskaya takes the final spot on the podium.
GB’s first medallist Lizzie Armitstead:
“[Close to tears] It’s really strange. I’m a bit shocked. I needed an aggressive race… I’m so happy I went with the break because I wasn’t sure… But I wish I’d done more at the end. Marianne was the one to watch, I was following her around… This is the most special, inspiring moment I’ve ever felt in my whole life.”
1545: Yes Julie, the hosts are FINALLY up on the medals board although just as Lizzie Armistead was closing in on the final stages of the finishing line in the cycling road race, Britain learned world marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe has pulled out of the Olympics because of a foot injury. London was always her final opportunity to win an elusive Olympic medal but her farewell has been cut short in such cruel circumstances.
1549: It’s all going well for the Dream Team at the Basketball Arena, currently 62-41 mid-way through the third quarter against France. Lightning-quick pick-and-rolls from Kevin Durant and LeBron James have been the highlight of the display so far. Looking comfortable for the defending champions.
1602: As expected, those Chinese perfectionists have swept aside the competition in the 3m springboard diving synchronized event with world champion Wu Minxia claiming gold alongside He Zi, the woman who claimed silver behind her in Shanghai last year. That's China's sixth gold, their second on Sunday.
1630: Safiya, I presume you're talking about the 'New Dream Team', yeah? Well the USA's basketball stars got off to a winning start at London 2012, seeing off France - and Tony Parker - 98-71 in their Olympic opener. They're just warming up; triple figures next time.
1638: The thoughts, below, of women's marathon world record holder Paula Radcliffe, who today saw her dream of competing in a home Olympic Games come to a heartbreaking end. Well done Lizzie for putting a smile on Paula's face - and one on her own, too...
1652: Golds continuing to pour in, then, with North Korea's Kum Ae An and Georgia's sensationally named Lasha Shavdatuashvili sealing their places in Olympic history in the Judo. That means we've had six golds already on Day Two, with another eight still to come.
1656: Indeed he did. Great Britain’s number one tennis player Andy Murray has moved into the second round of the men’s singles courtesy of a fairly routine 6-3 6-3 victory over Switzerland’s Stanislas Wawrinka, who carried his country’s flag on Friday. Roger Federer was in the Centre Court crowd watching on – he and Wawrinka are defending the doubles crown they won in Beijing.
1700: Great Britain's Women's Gymnastics Team have qualified for the final, following on from the Men's success on Saturday, finishing second in their heat. Meanwhile, Brazil's Men's Football Team have survived something of a scare to beat Belarus 3-1, with late goals from Neymar and Oscar doing the trick.
1709: A brilliantly British scene, that... Hey, have you noticed that there are classic Olympic rivalries wherever you look at London 2012? The Oceania tussle in the women's hockey this morning saw New Zealand beat neighbours Australia 1-0, Germany beat Great Britain in the Badminton Mixed Doubles, while China saw off USA in the Women's Synchronised 3m Springboard.
1723: Well it takes all sorts of sports to make an Olympics, and let's face it, Water Polo and Handball both deserve their moment in the sun (or rain). We were talking about Handball in the office earlier. Brutal sport. Would've been fun to play at school, no doubt.
1730: Yeah, another world record has gone, this time to 5ft 1in pocket rocket 19-year-old Kazakh weightlifter Zulfiya Chinshanlo, who lifted a combined total of 226kg, seeing off her rivals by a huge 7kg. Stunning.
1737: All going off at Wembley - now Senegal have had Abdoulaye Ba sent off for a second booking, a clumsy foul on Uruguay's Luis Suarez, who is being booed by large swathes of the crowd. Still Senegal 1-0 Uruguay, mind you. Team GB are in action later this evening against UAE.