2052: Australia one, USA two, Netherlands three... 100m to go...
2055: The Australians kept USA in their sights and won it on the last leg, pulling away in the final 100 meters to win the country's first gold medal of London 2012. The Netherlands get a silver medal and USA win bronze. Hosts Great Britain, still medal-less, finished fifth.
2103: Strange one, leaving out Natalie Coughlin. She's just made a little bit of history despite not appearing in the final; having swam in the heats this morning she still gets a bronze medal and therefore is now the most decorated female swimmer in Games' history with 12.
2205: Mmm... English tea sandwiches... Top work, Mrs StuckNearDetroit. I'm just watching the news in England at the moment, and they are leading on A) The fact that Mark Cavendish didn't win a gold medal and B) The fact that Michael Phelps didn't win a gold medal.
2213: Let's do a little round-up: qualifying for the men's team event in gymnastics has finished, with hosts Great Britain reaching the final in third place, a terrific achievement. USA were first, Russia second, China fourth. In the women's basketball, France beat Brazil 73-58 with GB and Australia about to tip-off.
2220: Great win for the USA volleyball team, beating South Korea 3-1, while hosts GB lost 3-0 to Russia and China beat Serbia 3-1. In the women's handball, Montenegro beat GB 31-19, Denmark beat Sweden 21-18 and South Korea saw off Spain 31-27.
2234: That's good to hear. Meanwhile, London 2012 organising committee LOCOG have now officially just put some more tickets on their website, so if you've got any chance of going to the Olympic Games, you need to get involved immediately. Hang on, I just need to, er, stretch my legs...
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.
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.
1830: Indeed it was, Omee. Both the Men's and Women's Archery Team events were won by a single point, with South Korea needing and getting a nine with their final arrow. Top drama. We've got six more golds to come today - four in the pool, one in Men's Fencing and one in Men's Weightlifting.
1837: There are some cracking matches going on at the moment - Horse Guards Parade has just gone wild as Great Britain's Women's Beach Volleyball Team have levelled it at 1-1 in sets with Canada. In the Men's Football at Wembley, 10-man Senegal are holding on 2-0 vs. Uruguay.
1901: They did, and it was - Great Britain's Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney beat Canada 2-1 in their Pool F contest at Horse Guards Parade, and that might just be the best atmosphere of London 2012 so far too. In the Men's Football, 10-man Senegal held on to beat much-fancied Uruguay 2-0.