1411: The action inside the velodrome is due to get started in just under two hours time. Expect that snack-shaped roof to be blown off should Britons Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton replicate their gold medal-winning form of four years ago.
1542: An extraordinary couple of minutes for the hosts as they claim their third and fourth gold medals in quick succession. First, canoe doubles Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott, ranked sixth in the world, hold off compatriots David Florence and Richard Hounslow, who claim silver at the Lee Valley White Water Center. And minutes later Peter Wilson obliterates his final two clay discs to win gold in the men's double trap shooting at the Royal Artillery Barracks.
From CNN's Jonathan Stevenson:
"Unbelievable scenes of jubilation at Lee Valley as Great Britain romp to an incredible – and hugely unexpected – one-two in the Canoe Men’s C2 category, with Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott taking the gold medal and David Florence and Richard Hounslow taking the silver. The all-conquering Slovakian twins, Pavol and Peter Hochschorner had won the last three Olympic titles. Now they must settle for bronze."
1713: Yeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!! If the U.S.'s Olympics took off on Michael Phelps Night on Tuesday, today's incredible Great British gold rush has set an entire nation on fire. Two golds in as many minutes earlier sent jubilation roaring around the British Isles and launched Team GB into the relative stratosphere of the top five in the medals table. London 2012 is officially ablaze. (In a good way).
1717: There are no longer days of the week. It's just London 2012 Day Six. And what a Day Six. Eighteen golds up for grabs in total, finals going on right now, first day in the Velodrome, great drama in the Rowing, another bumper crowd at the Gymnastics, Team GB heroics, more U.S. brilliance and some compelling races in the pool to look forward to... And Russian President Vladimir Putin has been at the Judo today too! It's all going off.
CNN's Sheena McKenzie on the Women's Artistic Gymnastics Individual All-Around Final:
"This is why she’s called the ‘Flying Squirrel.’ The U.S’s Gabby Douglas nails it on the uneven bars. Beautiful height in the air and lands like an arrow. That’s her second apparatus, with two more to go – floor and beam."
1930: Yeah, everyone's still quite pleased about Gabby Douglas aren't they? This is awesome: I'm sitting in an office in London with the whole of Great Britain buzzing after three great golds today, and you guys in the U.S. are on fire after your own hat-trick of gold medals. Day Six, we love you.
1936: Well over a thousand votes in already for the Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte question of the night - and so far 53% of you lot reckon Phelps will nick the 200m IM gold medal. They are scheduled to rock and roll at 8.16 London Time, so in 40 minutes' time.
1940: We've just had the Men's 50m Freestyle Semifinals at the Aquatic Center and USA's Cullen Jones and Anthony Ervin have qualified second and third fastest for Friday's final respectively. Now it's the Women's 200m Breaststroke Final...
SPOTLIGHT ON: REBECCA SONI
OK, so the spotlight tonight is obviously on Lochte and Phelps, but hear me out; Rebecca Soni broke the Women's 200m Breaststroke world record in her Semifinal last night with a time of 2:20.00 despite being slow off the blocks, and tonight she will be aiming to break it again. Soni took 0.12 seconds off the three-year-old best on Wednesday and qualified two seconds quicker than anyone else. Done deal gold medal, surely?
2002: The Semis of the Women's 200m Backstroke are going on right now and USA's Elizabeth Beisel has romped to victory in the first one, booking her place in Friday's final. Missy Franklin is in the next Semi...
2007: My word, USA's Missy Franklin has absolutely smashed that Semi, winning it by a massive distance. The 17-year-old is pretty good at this swimming lark, you know. Majestic stuff.
2011: We're on the brink of the race of the night: the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final, with Michael Phelps going up against Ryan Lochte (and six other swimmers). Are you ready for this?
CNN's Sheena McKenzie:
"Swimming. Swimming. Swimming. There are other Olympic sports in the water you know. The U.S. Men’s Water Polo team has beaten Great Britain 13-7 in the preliminary round."
2020: OK Sheena, we get it. But back to the pool we go anyway, because it's Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte and I am pumped...
2024: Under way and they're at halfway and it's USA's Michael Phelps in first from Pereira the Braziian and then Ryan Lochte in bronze...
2025: With 50 meters left Michael Phelps is miles in front...