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.
2110: That's our lot gold-medal-wise for the day, then. Coming up, a list of the 12 winners on Day One of the Olympic Games. But don't go anywhere, because there's still action going on around London right now and plenty to fill you in on. Blinding night in the pool, that, eh? My head's swimming.
2123: Well, yeah, but Michael Phelps still won gold medals in the 400m Individual Medley in 2004 and 2008 - and it's not just the fact that he lost to Ryan Lochte, but that he didn't even get a place on the podium. It just doesn't happen to Michael Phelps. Correction: didn't.
2130: There is still action going on on Day One, with men's qualification in the gymnastics as well as badminton, women's basketball, women's beach volleyball, men's boxing, women's football, women's handball, men's and women's table-tennis and women's volleyball all happening right now.
2135: Ouch, that has got to hurt. Probably more painful than being knocked out... Anyway, better news for Great Britain boxer Anthony Ogogo, the middleweight moving into the last 16 on the day his sister went into labor - and only six weeks after his mom suffered a brain haemorrhage. Well done, son.
2141: I'm going to quickly break off from today's action to bring you a couple of series I'm hoping we run every day for the 2012 Olympics...
ON THIS DAY:
1980: Scotland runner Alan Wells, having already won a slow 100m final, has the chance to do a sprint double in Moscow on July 28th, but he is edged out by the Italian world record holder Pietro Mennea, with Jamaica’s Don Quarrie taking the bronze.
Gerhard Stock, Germany (1911). At the 1936 Berlin Games, Stock has already won bronze in the shot put and is lying fifth after four rounds of the javelin. Suddenly Adolf Hitler arrives in the stadium to loud cheers and this inspires Stock to throw 71.84, earning him the gold medal.
2153: Yeah, I must admit, as someone who lives in London and has heard a lot of people complain about a lack of available tickets, the fact that there have been so many empty seats today is genuinely surprising and disappointing. Just heard a rumour there are more athletics tickets on sale on the LOCOG site - get involved if you're able to.
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...
2240: You'd get a big head too, Sally, if you'd won 14 Olympic medals - surely?! I know I would... Anyway, there's some potentially big host country news breaking out with unconfirmed reports that Paula Radcliffe, who is the world record holder, will not compete in the women's marathon next Sunday. Will keep you posted on that one.
2247: Great shout, Eva. Polish table-tennis star Natalia Partyka, 23, was born without a right hand and forearm, and she competes in both the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. She is currently in a final set decider against Denmark's Mie Skov. Keep you posted...
2251: That didn't take long! Natalia Partyka of Poland beats Mie Skov of Denmark in the table-tennis women's singles second round 5-11 11-3 12-10 8-11 9-11 11-7 11-9. Fabulous story.
2258: Right then, let's quickly have a run-down of the gold medallists London 2012 Day One has created...
DAY ONE GOLD MEDALS
Yi Siling, China
Ji Jong-Oh, South Korea
Alexandre Vinokourov, Kazhakstan
Sarah Manezes, Brazil
Arsen Galstyan, Russia
Italy Men's Archery Team
Wang Mingjuan, China
Ryan Lochte, USA
Sun Yang, China
Eliza Di Francisca, Italy
Ye Shiwen, China
Australia Women's 4x100m Freestyle Relay Team