London 2012 Olympic Games Diary: 2 August

The gold rush momentum continued to build for Team GB with three golds today. First up was our C2 canoe slalom duo of Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott, who had entered the final in sixth so headed out first, but posted a time that no one else could live with. Then, just moments later over at the rifle range, which I just managed to see with some fancy work on the remote control, Peter Wilson won the double trap.

A third gold went to the powerful cycling sprint team, with Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes, plus Chris Hoy winning his fifth gold medal, furthering his reputation as one of our Olympic greats. There were also three silvers today including David Florence and Richard Hounslow in the C2, Gemma Gibbons in the judo, and the men’s lightweight four in the rowing. Team GB ended the day rising significantly up the medal table into fifth place.

Fresh from his undignified exploits on a zip wire, where he looked rather like a demented pigeon, Boris Johnson has got into hot water over his connections to Rupert Murdoch. Seems this poisonous man, who the British people have been trying to chase out of town with sticks for much of the year, has been wined and dined at the games by the Mayor of London, presumably at the expense of taxpayers. Simply disgusting.

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