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Today at the Olympics – Day 9

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DON'T MISS

For all the British success, the 100m final remains the signature event of the Olympic Games. Defending champion Usain Bolt goes in as favourite, but doubts remain over his fitness and Yohan Blake will provide a stern test. Also in the mix are Tyson Gay, Justin Gatlin and - just maybe - Dwain Chambers.

Athletics - finals including 100m - 19:00-22:00

BIG NAMES IN ACTION

Andy Murray gets his first shot at Olympic gold as he takes on Roger Federer at Wimbledon. The Scot lost the Wimbledon final to Federer last month, but will count on the encouragement of a raucous Olympic crowd.

Tennis - Medal matches from 12:00

MORE ESSENTIAL VIEWING

Ben Ainslie will need to draw upon all of his skill if he is to claim a fourth Olympic sailing gold. The Briton must finish ahead of Jens Hogh-Christensen in the final medal race to win the competition - though if the pair drop too far down the pack the Netherlands' Pieter-Jan Postma could sneak in.

Sailing - Finn medal match - 14:00

THE LONDON 2012 VIBE

Astonished. As recently as Wednesday morning, Britain had no gold medals. Now we have 14 after the most successful single day in our Olympic history. Athletics golds from Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford somehow managed to overshadow the rowers, who won two golds in 20 minutes yesterday morning. The women's team pursuit cyclists also struck gold to make it six of the best on Super Saturday.

WATER-COOLER CHAT

Bolt or Blake? Usain Bolt's big rival Yohan Blake won the Jamaican trials and is many people's tip to upset the star of Beijing in the 100m. Is Bolt's hamstring holding him back or has he been keeping something in reserve for the final? Tonight we will get our answers.

FRONT PAGE OF THE DAY

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Jessica Ennis gets top billing as The Sun celebrates Britain's six golds.

LONDON WEATHER FORECAST

Sunny spells with a chance of light rain throughout the day. Top temperature 21ºC.

ON EUROSPORT-YAHOO!

We've got comprehensive coverage of all the action throughout London 2012 - Olympic Games LIVE.

Our London Spy blog brings you the best left-field stories from the Games, from the shop charging £2 to look out of the window to an explanation of just who is the guy on the moped at the cycling.

I will be at the Olympic Park, where I am hoping to see handball, water polo and a 100m race.

GOLD MEDALS AWARDED TODAY - BRITISH CONTENDERS IN BOLD

11:00 - Athletics - Women's Marathon - Mara Yamauchi
12:30 - Shooting - Men's 50m Free Pistol (60 Shots)
13:00 - Badminton - Men's Singles
13:00 - Badminton - Men's Doubles
13:00 - Sailing - Men's Star - Keelboat - Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson
14:00 - Gymnastics - Men's Floor Exercise
14:00 - Sailing - Men's Finn - Heavyweight Dinghy - Ben Ainslie
14:00 - Tennis - Men's Singles - Andy Murray
14:00 - Tennis - Women's Doubles
14:50 - Gymnastics - Women's Vault
15:30 - Weightlifting - Women's +75kg
15:41 - Gymnastics - Men's Pommel Horse - Louis Smith
18:16 - Cycling - Men's Omnium - Ed Clancy
18:25 - Wrestling - Men's 55kg Greco-Roman
18:25 - Wrestling - Men's 74kg Greco-Roman
19:00 - Diving - Women's 3m Springboard
19:15 - Fencing - Men's Team Foil
19:35 - Athletics - Women's Triple Jump - Yamile Aldama
20:20 - Athletics - Men's Hammer Throw - Alexander Smith
21:10 - Athletics - Women's 400m - Christine Ohuruogu
21:25 - Athletics - Men's 3000m Steeplechase
21:50 - Athletics - Men's 100m - Dwain Chambers

OTHER BRITS IN ACTION

12:00-16:00 – Sailing Heats: Women’s 470, Nick Dempsey, Men’s 49er
16:34 + 10:00/17:01 + 10/58/16:00/17:38 – Cycling – Jason Kenny, Ed Clancy, Victoria Pendleton
14:30/21:00 – Boxing R16/QF – Natasha Jones, Luke Campbell
19:00 – Hockey – Men’s Group: GB v Australia
19:00/19:05 – Athletics Semis: Perri Shakes-Drayton, Robbie Grabarz

Alex Chick will be writing from London 2012 throughout the Olympic Games.



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