LiveLondon 2012 Olympics live coverage: Day 3

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Summary

  • Live traffic and travel
  • Coverage of Londoners' events including weightlifting, handball and hockey
  • Weather reports
  • Reader reactions

6:56pm

6:52pm

Nicola Wilson and Opposition Buzz gave Great Britain's eventing team a flying start to Greenwich’s Olympic cross-country test today - click here to read more.

6:35pm

Wimbledon's Laura Robson to face Maria Sharapova in tomorrow's second-round clash - click here to read the full report.

5:45pm

4:38pm

Ligtning bolt sets tree alight during Olympic cycle race - click here for full story.

4:32pm

Lizzie Neave safely through to Olympic canoe slalom K1 semi-finals - Click here to read the full story.

4:16pm

4:13pm

4:13pm

Carshalton's Joanna Rowsell is out for Olympic gold this week and if she fails it will not be for the of trying, so says team mate Wendy Houvenaghel. Click here to read more.

4:06pm

Bad news - Team GB lose to Russia in the women's handball.

4:04pm

3:55pm

Luol Deng admits Russia game was a "demanding challenge" - click here to read the full interview

3:42pm

South Wales Argus: Badminton at Wembley Arena yesterday morning, looking very... pink.

Despite Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier losing their group stage match there was a fantastic atmosphere and crowd really got behind the pair.

We're also happy to report there was se

Badminton at Wembley Arena yesterday morning, looking very... pink.

Despite Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier losing their group stage match there was a fantastic atmosphere and crowd really got behind the pair.

We're also happy to report there seemed to be no problems for people getting in or out of the stadium.

3:32pm

Go Team GB! Abbey Wood teenager Zoe Smith bags a British record - read how she did it here.

3:25pm

2:26pm

Bucks swimmers miss out on Olympic final - click here to read the full article.

2:22pm

1:54pm

Weightlifter Zoe Smith nearly gets a British record with 121kg but she can't quite hold it steady and the weight crashes down behind her.

She manages it on the next attempt though to massive applause at the Excel.

1:51pm

Thousands of Olympics tickets back on sale after public outcry - find out more in our full article.

1:44pm

1:02pm

Marlow star Katherine Grainger began her quest for that elusive Olympic gold medal with a new Olympic record at Dorney Lake this morning - read the full report here.

12:38pm

Molesey Boat Club stars James Foad, Greg Searle and Moe Sbihi helped Team GB’s men’s eight qualify for the Olympic final with a victory over Canada and Holland in today's repechage.

The new-look Great Britain crew made a fast start and quickly opened a three-quarter-length lead over reigning Olympic champions Canada to take control of the race.

The Canadians, Holland and Australia all put the pressure on in the final stages and succeeded in closing the gap.

But Britain remained calm, rowing within themselves at 36 strokes per minute to seal the win and a place in Wednesday’s final.

The British crew only came together six weeks ago when stroke man Constantine Louloudis proved he had recovered from a back injury which kept him out of all three World Cup regattas.

12:35pm

Confidential security documents for an Olympic Games training venue in Dagenham have been found dumped in a bin - click here to read the full story.

12:24pm

Greenwich-born weightlifter Zoe Smith will be competing today. We wish her loads of luck.

11:21am

South Wales Argus: Members of the Great Britain basketball team from the 1948 Olympics, Lionel Price and Bob Norris

The two surviving members of the Great Britain basketball team from the 1948 Olympics, Lionel Price and Bob Norris.

They were reunited at a function at GB House before the GB v Russia game Yesterday.

Lionel lives in Hampstead and was a torchbearer in Redbridge.

Bob lived in Keston, Bromley, before moving to Calabasas, California more than 30 years ago. He now lives in Medford, Oregon.

11:12am

Tottenham Hotspur’s Steven Caulker plays 90 minutes in Team GB win against UAE - click here to read the full match report.

11:07am

11:05am

A personal best dressage score from William Fox-Pitt on his horse Lionheart cemented third place for the British team ahead of the Eventing cross country phase at Greenwich Park today... continued

10:53am

9:59am

Teddington's Ball helps GB to win in hockey opener - you can find the full match report here.

9:45am

9:21am

Deng standout name for host nation: Click here to read the full report of Team GB's defeat to Russia.

9:12am

Following yesterday's thunder storms, today should be a lot more settled...

8:58am

Bromley's Ellen Gandy glad to get Olympics final chance - Read the full report here.

8:57am

8:53am

Carshalton's Matt Holland's water polo medal hopes doubtful after loss - click here to read the full report.

8:31am

TfL issues Olympic travel advice - whether you're travelling by train, bus or by car, read this before you set off.

8:12am

How do you feel about the empty seats situation? Leave your comments below. Here's how one chair feels...

 

 

7:58am

Djokovic made sure he was looking 'trim' ahead of Olympic Games, dropping in to a Wimbledon salon for a short back and sides - Click here for the full story.

7:46am

Morning everyone - it's day three of the Olympics and the start of the big commute. We'll be keeping you up to date with what's happening across london including sporting events and traffic and travel.

Let us know what you're doing today, whether it's going to the Games or making your way to work through the crowds.

Leave your comments below, email us at olympics@london.newsquest.co.uk or tweet us using #LondonersGames.

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