2101: So here we go, the hurdlers settle into the blocks awaiting the "B of the Bang". Let battle commence...
2105: Sally Pearson collapses on the track as the scoreboard flashes the news that she is the new Olympic 100m hurdles champion following a photofinish alongside Dawn Harper. The world champion has a new medal for her collection. It's Australia's fourth gold medal of the Games, their second today following Anna Meares at the velodrome. Oh yeah, it's a new Olympic record too at 12.35secs. Harper takes the silver with Kellie Wells in bronze. Take a bow James Stewart. More agony for Lolo Jones, who finishes fourth.
2238: I'm with domination, no problem (great name by the way). If world standards are raised because one country dominates, the quality of the competition increases as everyone strives to be the best. That is what the Olympics is all about.
2240: Absolutely SZ, we saw one of those today in the men's diving when Russia's Ilya Zakharov took a surprise gold in the men's 3m springboard, the first time China have tasted defeat in the competition. They did win silver and bronze though.
2250: A little bit of ying and yang from Caleb and Domination, boring (never knew there were so many people called Domination out there) as we slowly come to the end of our time here in London. A little update on the women's basketball quarterfinal - the Czech Republic are 28-25 up against France in the second quarter.
2255: There's a potential storm brewing in the boxing competition involving Britain's Fred Evans, who beat Canada's Custio Clayton on countback in the 69kg welterweight category quarterfinals at the ExCel after a 14-14 draw. However, the Canadians have lodged an appeal. Expect to hear more about that in the next 24 hours.
1241: Moreharm (apt name), what a sensational/melon-twisting question which requires a ridiculous amount of research and help from all of you lovely readers out there. Something to ponder while you chew your cornflakes. The first one that springs to my mind is Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps. Any more?
1245: Let's swing over to Greenwich Park for the showjumping finals currently taking place in front of another packed and appreciative crowd. One of my most favorite noises so far at the Games has been the sound of a fallen fence when a horse accidentally knocks one over, a metallic twang which has no rival. Only Ireland's Cian O'Connor and France's Olivier Guillon have gone around the course without knocking over a fence so far.
1521: What a fantastic message from TheRealMcLovin', a man who clearly likes his scripts unwritten and unimprovised. Keep your comments coming!
1536: An interesting question A Fan, give us a little bit of time to dig into our treasure trove of photos to see what we can come up with. Meanwhile, CNN's Tom McGowan has just come up with a superb fact about one of the fences at Greenwich Park currently in use in the showjumping final. You will love this 11Klaireabell...
1849: Good point well made. And thanks for all your patronising comments about Team GB never, ever getting close to USA's medal tally! Guess I kinda had that one coming...
1852: Anyone want to know what happened to Brooke Crain, the USA BMX rider who suffered a horrible-looking crash at the Olympics today? OK, good...
1857: Oh Tom, never was a truer word spoken (/typed). Especially as for this Olympics I've got a tenner with an Aussie on who'll finish higher up the medal table. But you know, it's not about the money. It's about knowing who is better at sport. Miles better. I'm getting the warmest of all glows just writing this post. Haha.
1905: Yeah you are. Fair to say Brooke Crain and Katie Glynn have shown the true courage and spirit of Olympians today - get whacked, come back stronger. Let's find out what's going on in the Olympic Stadium tonight shall we...
A NIGHT ON THE TRACK
We've got four potentially humdinging finals to look forward to, a whole heap of USA involvement, Bolt, Blake and the boys trying to reach the Men's 200m Final and another capacity crowd screaming their collective faces off. What's not to love about a London 2012 evening inside the Olympic Stadium? All times London Time, all athletes mentioned are, of course, from the USA:
1915: Men's 110m Hurdles Semifinals (Jason Richardson, Aries Merritt, Jeff Porter)
1945: Women's 1500m Semifinals (Morgan Uceny, Shannon Rowbury, Jennifer Simpson)
2005: Women's Long Jump Final (Brittney Reese, Janay Deloach)
2010: Men's 200m Semifinals (Wallace Spearmon, Isiah Young, Maurice Mitchell)
2045: Women's 400m Hurdles Final (T'Erea Brown, Lashinda Demus, Georganne Moline)
2100: Women's 200m Final (Sanya Richards-Ross, Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter)
2115: Men's 110m Hurdles Final (?)