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Well, here we are for the final time for us. If this is your first
time, this show gives you everything Olympic you could
possibly need in 45 minutes. Tonight we have something of a
feast at to labour for you. It is 5,000 Fahrenheit! Mo Farah raises
the temperature in the stadium as we see another Super Saturday.
More goals for Great Britain, one in the ring and one on the water.
And madness in the modern Pentathlon. It is all coming up in
the global round-up. We have also had a really to
remember for you and Tom Daley, too. So another packed programme in the
last of these Olympic Games, but please don't get sad. You still
have 45 minutes to get your questions and comments in. Send
them to us on Twitter. Where do we start? It is obvious.
The 5,000 metres. Could Mo Farah first Briton to win the title of
10,000 metres. He is running magnificently now. The crowd on
lifting him, they are cheering him on! Has he got enough? Mo Farah has
got gold! It is going to be a glorious, glorious win! Mo Farah
for Great Britain. It is gold! Oh, yes! Oh, yes! The stadium erupts!
Mo Farah took on the Africans, showed them how to do it.
Unbelievable! Farah admitted winning the race had taken plenty
out of him. Only six had ever won both at the Games. Did he have
enough in the tank to join that illustrious group?
Next time he commits it has got to be for real. No second chances here.
He wants to hold that position. Exactly, and that is what he
normally does. He is just sensing that the best way to hold the
position is to get to the front. This is not the big kick, it is
positioning. It is Briton himself in a place -- pool himself into
place. Another pressure will start to be applied. -- and now the
pressure. Lagat is close. And now he says, right, mate, new and died.
Words have been exchanged. -- you and me. He is coming into the home
straight and he has got to be very careful not to let anybody get
ahead of him. He is doing it right, holding position on the inside.
They are queuing up around him. It is going to be a fierce last lap.
He is running himself into medal position. He is running perfectly
well and he has got a chance now. Four athletes on his shoulder.
dangers 1,500 metre man is in third. Dejen Gebremeskel takes the inside
route. Farah holding the inside curve. The crowd on their feet!
They are trying to roar him on! It looks dangerous to me, the man in
third. The arms have got to come, the knees have got to come up high.
He has got to find something extra! I think he is going to get this!
Farah is going to make it two gold medals for Great Britain!
Beautiful! The place erupts! He's Unbelievable. A loss of confidence
going into the race. But I have to say, I felt tired. -- a lot of
confidence. They helped me a lot so it was pretty good. When you hit
the front, there was no way anybody was going to come past? Yes, the
American tried but I knew I had to hang onto it. I just want to thank
everybody who supported me. All my coaches in previous years, those
who have been a part of my life. I cannot think everyone enough. It
has been a long journey, grafting and grafting. But anything is
possible. It is just hard work and grafting.
Twitter continues to go mad for Mo Farah! But rightly so. It was an
epic night in the stadium and it must have felt very special? If you
rewind 3,000 years to the ancient Olympics, Aristotle, Sophocles,
Plato, they would write a crow about those occasions of 30, 40,000
people cheering. But today in the stand with 80,000 other people, I
got so caught up in it. Often journalists are quite low-key and
they think, we are not supposed to be celebrating, we are supposed to
be writing about it. We were all up and shouting ourselves horse. It
was such a powerful, collective and emotional moment. Lots of people
asking, what was he doing in the semi-final? Was he genuinely tired?
Was he trying to outfox them? Whatever he did was brilliant and
his tactics tonight, super. It was wonderfully constructed as a race.
If there was a deliberate tactical ploy to lull his competitors into a
false sense of security, we can add that Machiavellian slant to his
tricks. Apparently, this takes it out of the legs of the distance
runners but to have done it on home soil with the pressure he has faced.
It was just so wonderful and so emotional. His last few words to
fill Jones in the interview were, it is all about hard work and graft.
-- to Phil Jones. And that is from an average athlete to came to the
Games who is now on top of the world. He took such a gamble to go
to the United States to put extra miles on the road. That is a
tremendous part of his narrative. And something else I might say, if
I may, if you are wind one year, and to something threatening to
destroy our cities, multicultural are t -- at multiculturalism can be
tricky. But now 80,000 people were cheering him. I am not saying one
athletics victory can solve the problems of a nation but I thought
this was a really profound national moment. Yes. And he said he was so
proud to run for Great Britain even though he is from Somalia. A
fantastic flag-bearer. The other highlight on the track
was the men's sprint relay. A tussle between America and Jamaica.
A fraction of a second between them in their qualifying times but Bolt
was back for Jamaica. Would he give chased. But not being chased hard.
He has had a good first leg here. The war changes are good. -- the
baton. Blake is right on the Americans, between these two. Bolt
is going into the lead and you know what that means! Here egos! He has
got no chance. Jamaica are the gold medallists again and it is a new
world record! He smashes it into pieces. He two great teams but only
It is a beautiful thing to end on this note, so for me it is a
wonderful feeling to end on a high note. The team came out and they
gave it their all. I knew it was possible. Which we could have gone
faster but I guess we leave room for improvement! Obviously people
love you and the sport needs you. BEUC yourself going for another
four years and trying for the triple? -- do you see yourself?
am sure there will be a lot more young cats coming up, so for me it
is just wonderful. One step at a time and we will see, the next four
years. So many Jamaican fans have come here. We have seen you give
the Mobot. Hang on... Yeah, boys! Ha-ha! You cannot not like the man!
He has a high opinion of himself but rightly so. There really is a
joy to watch and it was done so well tonight, with the Americans
just behind. -- he is a joy to watch. Yes. Blake on the bend and
when Bolt got it and was away. Beautifully called by Steve Cram.
When you think about the pressure, the moment they have to deliver.
For him to not only look relaxed but to be relaxed. I saw him
gesticulating before he went out and the cameras were not on him. He
was having a bit of a joke with the audience. How does somebody have
the mind set to do that when he is under that pressure? I think there
is an authenticity about him that is so engaging and even if you look
at the results, for me now, just behind Jesse Owens he has to be the
best track runner. When you talk about four years down the line, he
says, yes, a one to do the long job. -- I want to do. But one thing is
for sure, athletics needs Usain Bolt. And absolutely. It was
struggling after a litany of drugs scandals. Is dotted with Ben
Johnson and then all sorts of other heroes. -- it started. He and its
future are inextricably linked to go the.
Let's ground up the other events. Caster Semenya was in a shake-up
for the medals but she made her move far too late while Mariya
Savinova timed it perfectly and took the gold. Making her burst in
the last 100 metres, she made it home well clear of the chasing pack.
Another Russian, Ekaterina Poistogova, won the bronze, with
Semenya in silver. The women's Quartet in the relay
were anchored by Sanya Richards- Ross. They destroyed the field and
won by a huge margin. Great Britain with Ohuruogu in the final leg
finished 5th. The Russian won gold in the women's
high jump. This was her winning league. United States took the
silver. And the men's javelin. This man
only qualified in sick. He was competing as a junior recently,
Keshorn Walcott. He took the gold ahead off Oleksandr Pyatnytsya of
Ukraine. Antti Ruuskanen claimed The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
have been all over the Olympics. I was sent an e-mail saying that some
bookies are offering odds that at least one of their children will be
called global round-up. I know it sounds mad but such is the
popularity of this part of the show. It is the last one we will do, it
is the biggest one we have done, it is the global round-up.
Fencing, swimming, riding, then shooting and running at the same
time. Modern pentathlon, part Olympic sport, part Olympic movie.
The creator of the modern Olympics intended it to replicate a soldier
behind enemy lines. It is fair to say that this man doesn't use his
fencing skills at work any more. He followed that up with a dashing
display of horsemanship. Riders have just 20 minutes to bond with
their horses before hand. This South Korean had a certain lack of
chemistry with his. Both horse and rider were OK, but it was a case of
just getting to the end and going their separate ways. Svoboda just
had to protect a lead. With a steady hand and steady pace, he
went through to his first goal. Try telling him this event is an
anachronism. The mountain biking is simpler in format but not in
execution, as the Olympic champion found out. This wasn't quite the
rocky road to ruin, but it is allowed the French rider a clear
run to gold. Amy last finished, eighth. Calamity can strike at sea
two, you are always a wave from a problem. -- can start -- can strike
at C2. The skipper, Olivier uprise, had to be picked up. Spain took
advantage on their way to gold. The consequences of overbalancing are
less severe in rhythmic gymnastics but points mean -- Polly's means
points. This was the first woman to mean all around -- to win two all
around colts. Montenegro were just two. Behind Norway in the women's
handball final. They simply applauded their opponents' defence
of the title. This was the USA Women's 5th Olympic title in a row
at basketball. France, the latest to have to shrug their shoulders.
The American volleyball team can empathise. Beaten by Brazil in the
final four years ago, and again now. This means the painful end to an
error. Difficult to know how crushing that might feel, unless
you have wrestled anyone from Azerbaijan. There was gold in one
division, then a triumph in the 84 kilo division. His Pakistan were to
grapple the headlines. The super- heavyweight in red won his third
consecutive gold. -- is Pakistan -- Uzbekistan were to grapple the
headlines. In the women's taekwondo, there were 15 seconds to go when
the Italian landed this kick to rescue his gold medal hopes. The
Rome policemen eventually won Bay judges' decision. Late drama in the
women's race walk. There was a place change with just 20 yards
40 minutes later, travelling a little slower, Dominic King of
Britain. Sometimes the pace of life can get too much. At least he had a
few thousand homes took -- fans to help him home.
That is the beauty, he finishes last and gets a standing ovation.
It is only the Olympics, I think. We do celebrate the people who are
gutsy and heroic. What was the name of this when there? Eric the Eel.
Are you trying to test me on general knowledge? Sometimes it is
hard to remember that Tom Daley is still only 18. He was sitting here
with Gabby less than an hour ago. He shot to prominence as one of the
youngest ever Olympians when he finished 7th. Four years later,
Daley was expected to contest the Back two-and-a-half somersault,
two-and-a-half twists in the pike getting massive phone support. He
is getting frustrated. I don't know what he was saying there, maybe the
flashes put him off. You can see the flashbulbs going off. It looks
like a floodlight. Oh, he is allowed a re-dive. Here we go. The
referee has given him permission. Tom needs to compose himself. The
crowd will be asked not to take photos. Tom Daley, with the re-dive.
Turn your flashes off, please, and give this boy a chance. Yes, oh,
it's better! I don't know who is writing the script, whether Danny
Boyle has got in on the act, but you could not get in on more drama
That is the one that we got! To Tom Daley, into first. Good luck, Tom
Daley, the country is behind you. Oh, yes, it's a good one. David
Boudia, no pressure, then. Fay he has performed it. Tom knows that is
really good. 102.60. Tom Daley's on, or it is American gold. I don't
know which way it will go! 100.80, it puts him in second place. David
Boudia gets the gold. Tom Daley, it It was a final of incredible
quality. You have to be so precise. Tom Daley was so good tonight. He
got a bronze medal, silver and gold went elsewhere but he was so happy
with his performance. You could hear the aquatic stadium everywhere
in the Park tonight. It is such a huge vindication for an
extraordinary young man. There was a documentary in the lead-up to the
Games, he came across as a terrific role model, he also got straight As.
I think it's changed a lot of people's perception, a lot of
people were ready to jump on him if he did not succeed. That programme
and maybe the build-up to these games, maybe change the way people
think about him. There was a depressingly critical criticism. He
is a very difficult sport, China are not mac -- China iMac but isn't
ant he was a warning. People say the -- China are magnificent and he
wasn't winning. People would say he was not focusing enough. I think
when you consider the emotional roller-coaster he has been on, in
the public spotlight, it is difficult to relate to how much
attention he gets. If you're not used to being surrounded by people,
cameras flashing all the time, it is difficult for young person. He
was bullied at school, he has dealt with so much and to have achieved
on that stage was incredible, psychologically and a lot of other
ways. We have watched him change from a boy into a man. If anyone
else had at camera in their face for that amount of time, we would
see some ugly things but we have seen him mature and produce.
think we have seen that and I think he will grow. The extraordinary
thing about this sport is that every dive in the final count. One
mistake and you are punished. A lot of the field events, you have the
opportunities. He was consummate today. As soon as he had a poor
first dive, he was out and challenging the referees to change
it. I think it was justified but I think we have seen him grow into
it... It is a cliche to say grow into a man but he has grown in
stature. As we told you last night, the 200 metres is a new Olympic
event, shortened to make it an imp more exciting. Team GB have taken
to it particularly well with Ed gets out quickest? The noise is
pouring down from the stands. McKeever is out first. He is
powering on. He has such great strength. He will try to reel them
in. He is holding on at the moment as they come into the final 50
metres. He is still out in front, he will have to work hard. They are
not going to reel him in. He is still holding on. It is gold for Ed
McKeever for Great Britain. The quiet man leads out a roar as he
becomes Olympic champion. He went out fast, he held on strong, he was
I was focused on the first two or three strokes. I just wanted to
nail those, get out cleanly and hopefully the race sorted itself
out. The start is so important, you got
an early advantage and from that moment, we were thinking, he is not
going to lose it from here. Hopefully the competitors thought
that way as well. Yes, so happy. The moment you crossed the line,
what did you feel? Just kind of relief. It sounds stupid. Not
elation or those other things. More relief. So happy I could do it in
front of the home crowd. Jess Walker came in 7th in the women's
single kayak. There was a bronze medal for Jon Scofield and Liam
Heath in the men's double, they win the silver position for much of the
race, only to be beaten to the line by the Belarus crude. The
impressive Russians took the gold. -- Belarus crew. They have made
these changes in canoeing to try to make it more exciting. But when the
rowers keep winning the medals, they will continue to be the water-
based beast when it comes to the Olympics. I think the spectacle was
so emotionally intense. It gets up, it is active and it is overpowering,
almost, as a spectator. Somebody mentioned the other day that these
British sports are in competition for each other for a single pot of
funding. Canoeing has done terrifically well, a gold and
silver in the slalom, a gold in the sprints, bronze in the doubles
sprints. They are going to get more funding. That is the growth they
will get over the next four years. They are likely to do better in Rio
given they will be able to hire better coaches, doctors, support
staff. Shall we do some boxing? Not since 19 away it has Britain had
four fighters in the finals. -- not since 1908. Tonight, Luke Campbell
was hoping to be victorious in the men's bantamweight final. What a
final it promised to be against just keep on giving for Great
Britain. But for one more gold, Luke Campbell would have to give
that little bit more. In a thumping atmosphere, Campbell and John Joe
Nevin produced a thrilling three rounds of the Olympic boxing. The
first round was Campbell's, he scored with the better shots to
gain a small lead. The second was Nevin's, he eliminated the
favourite and the world champion from Cuba in the semi-finals and
produced a similar standard here. After years of training, plane,
sweat in the gym, it would come down to the final three minutes. To
be an Olympic champion, you have to seize the moment. Luke Campbell did
just that. Nevin needs more shots, I think there was a punch there.
Nevin, desperate to get back into it. Campbell covers up. 10 seconds
to go. Here comes Nevin. Good work to the body by the Irishman. This
is going to be a nail-biting... The winner, by 14-11 and Olympic
champion, in the blue corner, representing Great Britain, Luke
Star You are the Olympic champion. How are you feeling? I am lost for
words, very emotional. Some think I have been waiting for my life. I
can't believe it. There was plenty of disbelief elsewhere, but for
very different reasons. The crowd and the fighter from Thailand
thought gold was is in the men's lightweight final. When the result
went the way of the Chinese fighter, shock, anger and tears followed.
Elsewhere, victories for Cuba in the light-welter category, and for
Japan in the middleweight division. In the heavyweight final, Ukraine's
fighter edged out the Italian for gold, but quickly proved his boxing
is far better than his dancing. This is pretty spectacular for a
And so if after two weeks you were still not sure what the Olympics
was all about, Luke Campbell's face says it all. Nine minutes had
changed his life and made his I love that story, and boxing has
provided some wonderful stories. Where has that comes from? Is it
talent, is it funding? Because we need that for all sports. I think
it is the coaching and a really talented generation of young boxers
coming through. And we cannot discount the money that has
transformed the future of these boxes. If we go back to 1988 and
the disgraceful decision that cost Jones a medal in Seoul, there was a
list of terrible judging decisions that made a mockery of the sport.
We were watching, seeing somebody win and having the judges come up
with a completely different decision. They have tweaked the
scoring system and now they have some incredible and the public
believes in it. And a point others have made is that boxing has a huge
social factor to it. Particularly for young men, but we have seen
young women as well, for them to change their lives forever. It is a
great socially transformative sport. It has been that way since the
rules were invented. In America, it was a way out of the ghetto
And out immigrant communities. And if you go to these gyms and see
what these wonderful coaches are doing to the youth... They have all
sort of other things they could be doing that would not be
particularly socially benign but boxing is a great support and a
centrepiece of the Olympics. would love to have a wander around
your head at some time! So much knowledge! Now over to the hockey,
and the women manage to get the bronze by winning to New Zealand.
The men set out to put things right today against Australia after their
chance and an opening goal. Mrs Jackson. And it is a goal!
And the green and gold have got the bronze. Britain leave empty-handed,
and on the day, you have to give credit to Australia. They were the
In the semi-finals, we finished 5th, and between then and now, although
it is an improvement, it is difficult to take. To come away
with nothing. We are devastated but at the same time, that is a
performance that we want to be remembered for her and one to
deliver again and again. We desperately wants that semi-final
back. -- wanted to deliver. No joy for Team GB there. The final was
won by Germany with a win over the Netherlands. A brilliant solo goal
put them ahead. The Dutch then equalised. Then the Germans struck
again with five minutes left to ensure it was Germany going home
from London with the gold medal. You have written famously about the
power of the mind and the psychology of sport and that sort
of stuff. When it comes to the Great Britain's men's hockey team,
that defeat when they wanted so much to perform and they needed so
much to produce their best, how big a stain will that leave? It clearly
affected them today as well? If I can just draw on my own experience,
if I ever played a round robin and had a particularly difficult to
feed, I found it impossible to go out hours later or even the next
day, and compete. -- difficult to feed. I needed a few weeks to
recover and move on. And I can understand however devastating
performance can leave psychological scar tissue. I admire those
athletes who can get over writ within seconds, minutes, hours, and
re-establish their performances. But there were very badly hurt.
has been a few weeks without much football. But tomorrow is the
Community Shield. It has been out of commission during the Olympics.
Today, Brazil battled Mexico for gold. Amazingly, they had never won
gold. What they needed was to get off to a good start. The
commentators did not see the start Brazil. A chance! And the first
goal of the game goes to Mexico after just 30 odd seconds. An
absolute stunner! Brazil gave it away and Mexico are 1-0 up at
Wembley. And now the man who scored the fastest of goal it in Olympic
history in the first minute. they have a chance. Off the right
foot. And they are into this Olympic final of London 2012.
Waiting for a drop... Goodness me! What a chance! It sends the game
into extra-time in the Olympic men's final. Two goals in stoppage
time. But the moment is gone. The gold medal is Mexico's. The moment
They seemed destined not to win this. They will be up for it and
that will be a key moment for them. But how have to be brutally honest.
I find it so difficult to get excited about Olympic football.
was going to ask you this. Has it not been centre stage as some felt
it would be? It has not been centre stage. It has been on the outside
and that is right. The British footballing public and the global
footballing public is very sophisticated. We all know about
the European Cups, the international cups, and they are
the defining moments for a player to win. They tried hard and it was
competitive. The second half was terrific in places but it isn't the
pinnacle and the players know that. That is why it is absolutely right
it should have been a peripheral part of the Olympics story.
golds now for the home nation. And incredible for us to be third,
trailing behind the might of China and the United States. Germany and
France, the only other nations into double figures. Time for our usual
look at the papers. This is the times paper. The Observer have got
to Mo doing the Mobot. But his disbelief, joy and everything
wrapped up. The Sun - Greatest Mo on Earth. And also a free beach
ball in the Sunday Express! The Independent - they have gone for
"the greatest". The epic victory in the 5,000 metres. And this is from
page of The Daily Mail. And a free poster of British sporting stars.
That tells you everything you need to know about tonight. Everybody
thinks that was the story - Mo Farah. And they are probably right,
Anybody watching on television will not forget what they saw. It is a
moment we will be talking about in 10, 20, 30 years' time. Where were
you when he won his medals? If he were to score this out of 10, the
Olympics in general, what would you give it? 9.9! A Albert wants to
know, surely the committee have realise they have to bring the
Games back to London in the next 20 years? I think unlikely because
they will want to spread it around but I think London has given a
template other cities will want to follow. Incredible volunteers,
beautifully delivered. The athletes have responded. Perfection is very
difficult but it is nearly there! Challenges after these Games. What
do you see as the biggest challenge? Is it school sport or is
it a wider than that? One, to sustain this level of performance
in four years time, because that will be very difficult. But also
whether this big social transformation will happen, with
lots of people taking up support for recreation, with all the health
benefits that should provide. No previous Olympics has managed to
deliver that upsurge in participation. And it is a question.
We see it at Wimbledon. The tennis courts are full for a few weeks
around the tournament and then there are empty. It will be
fascinating to see whether this catalyses the change everybody is
hoping for. A because lots of people have said on Twitter tonight
and elsewhere, and David Cameron has mentioned it as well, an
interesting statistics saying 10,000 school playing fields have
been sold off since 1979. Is this an area that has to change and the
importance of sport in schools if we are to see... Yes, funding can
make a difference but it is heritage and culture and the way we
deal with sport? It is fundamental for a number of reasons. With
facilities, if you don't have the playground, you cannot do it. With
so many sold off, that makes it a strategic challenge. For too long
in the 1980s, left-leaning education authorities also did not
like competition in sport. We need to re introduce competitiveness in
sport. But the other thing we have to do as well, even if people take
part in sport at school, it is no guarantee of the transition into
later life, and that could help with diabetes and so on. So I don't
think it is an inevitability that it will be delivered. And I have
asked people for their best and worst moments. Many people have
said, Chris Whare, Jess Ennis, Bradley Wiggins. The worst, Britain
being disqualified in the sprint relay and Jess Varnish with only
one chance in the velodrome, who was disqualified with Victoria
Pendleton. That tells you there are so many choices for the best moment.
He Olympics ought to be a mosaic that we can pick and choose from. -
- the Olympics. But the moment of the -- of Sarah Stevenson in the
taekwondo. -- of Gemma winning her silver medal. Looking up to the
skies and saying, I love you, mum. Thank you so much. It is always
great to have you on. Finally, Jessica says, the best was when the
Olympics started and the worst is when it finishes! That just about
sums it up! Thank you so much from # I will be giving you day when you
don't want the night # I will be keeping you awake when you cannot
shut your eyes are # Or I will be staying up late, keeping right by
your side, # Or I will be giving you everything I've got.
# Won the sun has caught your eyes and you want to go down, # Or I
will be following close, making sure you take care, # And if you
hit the wrong notes, I won't leave you.
# I will be giving you everything It is old for Ed McKeever and the
quiet man lets out a roar! -- it is gold. Jamaica are the gold
medallists again! And it is a new world record smashed into pieces.
Luke Campbell is the Olympic bantamweight champion. He polled a