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Welcome back to the Olympic park where there are thousands of people

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milling behind me because this is the first main day of competition

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with all the venues being used here but the big story of the day

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happened at on the road and I'm the first gold medal of these

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Olympics ended in disappointment. Kazakhstan's Alexandre Vinokourov

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took the gold medal 40 seconds ahead of Mark Cavendish. China won

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the first gold for shooting. She added to the world title. Gold for

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Brazil in the judo. A serum and then there's been the final. The

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women's extra lightweight competition. -- Sarah Mendez. The

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men's gold went to Russia who defeated the man who beat Ashley

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McKenzie in the early round. So what have we got coming up? The

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men's beach volleyball, Great Britain against Canada. Archery,

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the men's final. That is at 6 o'clock. And the sailing get under

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way at 6:30pm and we will go to That's what we have got coming up.

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Before we went to the news we were live at Wimbledon with Roger

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Federer car. Federer was on Centre Court and we left it at two-two in

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the third and final set and we can tell you Roger Federer raced away

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with it and this is how he finished with it and this is how he finished

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Wimbledon title three weeks ago. His dream is to win the gold medal

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at Wimbledon. His twins are here cheering him on from the stands

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with his wife, but a terrific performance from Roger. He dropped

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the second set but is through against a very dangerous opponent.

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The Centre Court is absolutely loving it and they love him. A we

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will have more tennis later on but for us now it is beach volleyball.

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A sport which has enjoyed increased popularity since it was introduced

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in Atlanta at 16 years ago it. If you're not familiar with how it

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works, listen closely. Beach volleyball, the height of the net

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varies between the men's and women's game. 2.43 metres, at 2.24

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metres respectively. The size of the court stays the same.

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Surrounded by a free zone of a maximum six metres. The ball is

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approximately one third lighter than a football. Teams of two

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players compete in matches which of the best-of-three sets up. The

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first two are played to 21 points. stage advance to the knockout phase,

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culminating in the gold medal match. If you'd like to get involved in

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to Horse Guards Parade, one of the iconic sporting venues at these

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Games. Down the river, under Tower Bridge. Speeding along the River

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Thames and then just by the London Eye, a quick ride and over we go to

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Horse Guards Parade. Boy, doesn't that looked different? About 15,000

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people around it. This has been one of the most popular spectator sport

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since 1996. For many reasons. Today, the men are in action and we can

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see how the British duo got on in their opening group match against

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Canada. We can join at life towards the end of the first set. Let's

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court after the time out. 17-15 per to Canada. The rebound of the net.

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A big smash. But it was out. John Garcia Thompson have clawed back

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one of those precious points. The Olympic debut for beach volleyball

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for Great Britain. John Garcia he could not make it. Garcia

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Thompson has done some sterling work at the back there. As you can

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see, perfectly positioned from the much gentler controlled stroke in

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this set and has opted to add some power into that's bike. -- that

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Spike. So, the British keeping that deficit to just two points over the

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last 10. They need a really big push here. That will hold the

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Canadians. They are very, very Great Britain draw level -- no, not

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enough juice behind it. Getting some sand out of his glasses there.

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He used the jumps serve up for the very first time. He has been very

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ecstatic with is serving throughout this set, and now opting for

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something more powerful towards the business end. Taking the inertia

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out of that survey. Garcia Thompson was down early. A little bit of

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confusion on the defence. It is absolutely critical you have good

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communication on those blocks. The person at the Net needs to take the

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liner or the cross-shot, and the defender behind them, is clearing

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up that lesser option. So both players down with a bump. A joust

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at the net. Fantastic work. Simultaneously touching the ball.

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You have got to touch that as long as possible but not let your hand

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touched the net. They hit it together. The ball dropped into the

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sand on the Canadian side. They are now level at 19-19. John Garcia

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powerful spike just when they needed it. So, we have a side out.

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These serve goes to the Canadians. We haven't seen any set tactics

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from the Canadian said. There has been no physical weakness from the

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by the British team. Fantastic rally, the best of the match so far.

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fantastic rally to finish that set off. Very, very unlucky for the

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British team. The Canadians doing fantastically well. I think that

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final point summed up at set for both the Canadians and the British.

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and coming in here, both teams had seen mixed fortunes in the build-up

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to this event. The British team is ranked 50th. The Canadians, coming

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into this, around the 40 mark. I don't know exactly. It will be

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interesting to see what tactics they adopt for the second set. Lots

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defensive work. Garcia Thompson and his partner both going forward

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Reeder. Two main attackers for each team. On court, Garcia Thomson to

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first set opens with a Canadian Plenty of space to the left. Great

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jump again. Unforced errors like that, in such a tight game are not

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going to be the deciders, I fear. went down. He made a late decision

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to play that, by the looks of it. Very well played serve. Garcia

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Thomson was down late. He could have left it, potentially.

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Potentially he's wondering why he did not get a call when it was

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going out. Oh, but his dreadful luck! It is an ace serve. Not until

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a couple of years ago was that rule changed. The ball coming of the net

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will count if it lands in. Canada, 4-1 up in this set. Garcia Thomson

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did not quite get the contact he wanted on that. He gets the ball

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over. Reeder was looking for a way round the umpire. As long as it

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passes the and 10 on the Net, it's line. Just over the top. Great play

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from Garcia Thomson. He's trying to find his position again. He did

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well to work his way back to the centre of the court. But it was red,

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and he sent the ball down to his left leg after he was running to

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the right, and he could not alter his momentum and time. Canada, 5-2.

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7 points in it, so we have changed sides. One of the key attributes of

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beach volleyball is footwork. You are working with such a soft

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surface. Great point. It has gone, the's way. It was out. The British

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look pretty certain it was in. How you set up, how you create momentum,

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and how you get your jumper. The sand will soak up all of your

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After a tidy set, we are seeing unforced errors. They have let a

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couple of them past the guard, but you cannot underestimate the power

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of the service. The fastest of which from the Canadians has

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measured out 76 kilometres per hour, 36 attempts from Great Britain, but

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just 31 from the Canadians. In terms of statistics, the British

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team are not struggling to create chances. But the Canadian defence

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appears to be equal to them at this part in the first match. All four

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players on court are Olympic sense of occasion. The Time Out has

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sense of occasion. The Time Out has had a fantastic effect then. It has

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slowed the momentum of the Canadians and bolstered the British.

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Great jump, kept his eye on the well. Garcia-Thomson was behind him,

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and that left there wide part of the court opened. The Canadians 8-3

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up in the second set. If the British team won to push this on to

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the three sets they need to start working now. Reader with the big

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jumping serve. Garcia-Thomson does well. Smashing it over Reader. He

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gets a capital -- he gets an arm to it. Confusion between the Canadians,

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both going do the same ball. Nine times out of 10 that is a critical

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placement. 9-4 in favour of the I would say that is going where he

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is. Fantastic work. Garcia-Thomson but a fantastic bit of placement at

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 64 seconds

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couple of Serbs. -- serves. Reader aligning it out. 11-five in favour

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of Canada. Oh lovely spike. unleashing it on to the Canadian

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side of the court -- that hand to look like the British got caught

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flat-footed, both in the centre of the court. Man - but it looked like.

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A hard place to defend because if you are shutting down the line and

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someone is attack and the middle of the court it leaves an awful lot

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for the defender of the back to second umpire and saying that the

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Canadians had touched the net. The teams are tapping her -- hands.

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Making sure there are no hard minute, and he gets the final touch.

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Was it a touch of the net? Yes. A net touch from Garcia-Thomson means

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it is a Canadian point. 14-6 to the Canadians, having pushed the

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Canadians 0.4 point in the first set they have dropped away in the

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second. They really need to start a move in the next couple of points

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if they are to salvage this. A great call from Steve. He lets that

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take the technical time out for one minute at this stage. They had some

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fantastic defensive work and attacking work in the first set.

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They just seem to have lost their edge in the second set. Haven't

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quite had the same impact. A couple of unforced errors can stop and

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some great attacking work -- a couple of unforced errors and some

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great attacking work. But plenty of life in this set yet. Plenty of

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time for them to push this one. We saw some huge comebacks from nearly

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incredible. So much height and power. Reader, and a fantastic

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block from Garcia. Somehow they kept it in and manages to look big

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back in. The Canadians structuring the attack. Garcia Thomson down so

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quickly but the ball was fired into his left. Nothing he could do.

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Great defensive work from the British. But when you have both

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committed so heavily to saving a ball like that, especially when you

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give such a high ball in return, you give the opposing team a lot of

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time to construct an attack. That is exactly what the Canadians did,

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underneath it. He got down to it. The Canadians but in yet another.

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On the board. The 10 point lead, and a huge advantage in beach

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volleyball, especially at this end of the second set. Only three

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points to start calling in at the lead. The British with a lot of

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and a deflection pushed it up and in at unevenly or left the hands

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unevenly. Very tight rules on the set in beach volleyball. Just

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getting double contact on the ball, so immediately it is a British

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point. Sending the ball long. Dipping down. Only missing the line

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by couple of feet. Now the Canadians are nine points clear,

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reached match point. Two line box is the call from Riga. -- blocks. A

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great spike. Both umpires give it lift the British team. We had heard

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so much about the home advantage and that has certainly played a big

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role in the first set. Let's hope it is not too late for them to

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rally in the second. Fantastic Martin Reader holding the ball out.

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The big jump serve the key powers in. It comes off the net. Spiking

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into space. Beautiful work. Very well controlled. They considered

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attack. That keeps Great Britain in here. The serve clipped the net and

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Reader sets it. Not enough. It goes wide. And the British make-up

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another point. Nail-biting stuff measured Spike into the space. On

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to the right hand side. He was taking the block but he still

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managed to find space down the line. Huge awareness there. Once he had

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put the set up, he looks down, judged where they were and then

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Peeling away. Looking for the block. Reading gets on to it. And he finds

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the space between them, and that is it, in two sets, the Canadians have

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won against Great Britain. But a fantastic game. The first set was

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so close, and the final point of the first set undoubtedly the

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highlight of the match. Great Martin Reader and Josh Binstock who

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take on their first ever Olympic very enjoyable game. Both teams

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working hard. Some fantastic defensive work. Neither committing

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too heavily to the Net, so we had an awful lot of open play. And, for

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me, Garcia Thompson was a stand out with some outstanding play. He got

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down low and quickly. Some big plays by Martin Reader, there. But,

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in most cases, John Garcia Thompson was equal to those. The British

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team struggling to keep pace in that second set, but a lot of

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encouraging signs for them in the first ever beach volleyball match

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SUE BARKER: What an atmosphere at Horse Guards Parade and it's not

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over for the British pair because that was a group match that they

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have got two more matches to come. They will be back on Monday. We

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will be heading to table tennis in just a moment. First, let's tell

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you what's happening on BBC Three. It is women's football. Team GB are

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looking to follow up on their victory against New Zealand earlier.

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They are playing at Cameroon at the Millennium Stadium. Over on the red

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button, plenty of options including the tennis, where an Keothavong

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from Great Britain is up against Caroline was the key on second

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These Games are all about leaving a legacy and encouraging youngsters

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to take up sport. We have asked many famous names to share how and

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why they got started. We begin with our table tennis commentator,

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Matthew Syed, who was three-times Commonwealth champion and twice an

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My parents decide to buy a table- tennis table and it was so big, we

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didn't have far to run back from the table because it was very

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enclosed, rather cramped space. The angles, the spinners, the hidden

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subtleties, we were unaware of when we started playing, but we fell in

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love with it. Within a few weeks of pain, we beat my dad and eventually

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we beat him very consistently. That was the first experience we had of

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table tennis. The key influence in our table tennis career was Peter

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Chatteris, a teacher at the local primary school, who ran the table

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tennis club. It was satisfaction. The players had ambition. They

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really want to reach the top. is a video of us playing. 1980s.

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Your technique on the forehand and backhand is almost textbook.

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with a defensive player. One table in what was essentially a wooden

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shack, but what was absolutely vital, it was open 24 hours a day,

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just for table tennis. At his peak, Matthew would not play close to the

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table like this. He was, the best defenders in the world. All of us,

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young people had a set of keys. We would play in the morning, go to

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the chip shop and have lunch, get some sweets, go back to the club

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and player or afternoon and then my parents would come in the late

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afternoon and pick us up. Subconsciously, without realising

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it, we were courting a purposeful practice which was converting us

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into extraordinary players. I would I would be there. And then come in

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and make a smash a winner like that. My first Olympics was 1992,

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Barcelona, and I did well, and it felt like the most uplifting

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sporting competition I'd ever played in. I was more professional

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in my approach for Sydney. This was really the opportunity, far more

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than Barcelona, to try to win a medal. And, to my utter surprise, I

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I knew I was choking while it was happening and when I sat there

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afterwards, my coach put his arm around me and said, you just had a

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meltdown and these things If you would like to get involved

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Matthew describing the other more painful side of sport. There's no

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middle ground, win or lose. You have to experience the lows to

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appreciate the highs. Britain's No. 1 and table tennis will be hoping

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it's all smiles today when he opens the Olympic campaign. The draw has

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been kind to him as he takes on Kuwait. It's the best of seven

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Games. The good news is, he's two Games up as we go live to join our

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commentators. Matthew is what Ian two-0. He has two game points here

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at the climax of the game. It has been a really great match-up

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between these two players. An opportunity now to take it 3-0 in

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this best of seven opening round forehand winner. This could be a

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Great Britain takes in number three. -- at the back hand. Now he leads

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3-0. He is closing at these Games well. Three Games in a row. A two-

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point margin. It he doesn't believe now, he will never believe. If you

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believe it is your day, every game, it's a reflection of his mental

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strength. He is under pressure. He's playing and 5,000 people in

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this hall and is expected to win. He is a world ranked player and so

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far, credit to this young man, he has won the big points. He's

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showing great composure under pressure, Drinkhall. He has a

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Chinese coach. A great deal of his temperament has been constructed by

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this very wise coach. A top player from the Gulf, Alhasan, he has

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given a very credible performance so far today. He's just lost one of

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those climactic key moments at the end of the opening few Games. One

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game away for a place in round two, absolutely crucial. Slightly too

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fast for Alhasan under also feel he's a better player close to the

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table at the net. He knows the nuances of table tennis. Alhasan,

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his wrist is quite tense because of the way he held for table tennis

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bat. There's very little wrist in the table and keep his dominance,

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Paul Drinkhall. The venue is pretty touch. A real vibrancy to the

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support particularly for, it has to be said, Drinkhall, who has

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responded very well. Great play from Alhasan the, who spread it

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wide and played into the back and. Second service here in the sequence

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of two. That may have looked like an unforced error. It was a

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cleverly deployed backspin serve to not taken a time-out, 5-2 down,

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Alhasan. Each player can have a time out of one minute. By think we

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might see one here. Yes. The coach is on his feet. Each player has an

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opportunity to interrupt play for one minute. This is looking pretty

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gloomy from the perspective of Alhasan, who has been so close but

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does not a big game on the board. It is still early days. They are

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still some work to do for Drinkhall, but do you think he could do some

:41:52.:41:57.

damage in this contest? I certainly feel he has the ability. I think

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perhaps, if I look over the period of the last four years, perhaps he

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has not realise the potential I would have hoped. But that does not

:42:06.:42:16.
:42:16.:42:24.

mean to say he can't do it in the He's an absolutely splendid young

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man. Let's see, in the next four years, when we go to Rio, what he

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:42:39.:42:39.

can do. Alhasan, he used every second of that one minute

:42:39.:42:49.
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double edged. There's extra support but also extra expectation and

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Drinkhall and his girlfriend Joanna Parker who also won a game, it is

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given an extra edge. A absolutely. They are paying players are

:43:23.:43:33.
:43:33.:43:39.

expected to beat and that gives an not as good as ball on the receiver

:43:39.:43:49.
:43:49.:43:51.

of service, Alhasan, and that is the decisive part of this match.

:43:51.:44:01.
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It's that part of the game would efficiently. Nothing flashy. To the

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shot down the line. A huge roar reverberated around the venue. It's

:44:22.:44:32.
:44:32.:44:39.

been a great opening day for Team of forehand down the for a blind.

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He takes game number for. He joins his girlfriend in a round number

:44:45.:44:55.
:44:55.:45:02.

two, Joanna Parker, who won earlier What a way to start on your Olympic

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debut. We will have live archery for you later on, the final of the

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men's team event at around 6pm. But now two three-day eventing, a bit

:45:12.:45:18.

like an equine triathlon with their riders needing skill, courage and

:45:18.:45:24.

endurance. It may be called three- day eventing, but it takes place

:45:24.:45:29.

over four days, as on the first day at the horses perform a dressage

:45:29.:45:34.

test. There are high hopes to win individual medals and as a team for

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Great Britain. Mary King is competing in her 6th Olympics along

:45:39.:45:49.
:45:49.:45:49.

with Nicola Wilson. Let's find out inventors have long been favourites

:45:50.:45:54.

for gold in London. And in the spectacular Greenwich park setting

:45:55.:45:58.

they can begin their medal quest. But in the crucial run-up to the

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games, injury and the incident for Team GB has opened up the door for

:46:03.:46:07.

other nations making this one of the most hotly-contested Olympic

:46:07.:46:13.

competitions ever. They start this triathlon with the opening dressage

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phase where whores and drive up -- rider are judged on balance,

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obedience and correctness -- horse and rider. There is some room for

:46:25.:46:29.

ever -- for error, but the lower the penalties, the better the

:46:29.:46:34.

chance for realising those golden ambitions. First up was Nicola

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Wilson and her horse Opposition Buzz. Initially just reserves, they

:46:39.:46:44.

were called into the team last month after the writ -- withdrawal

:46:44.:46:50.

of P D French. He is not living up to his name, which is an

:46:50.:47:00.

interesting situation. One of the top sires in world eventing. Greg

:47:00.:47:07.

Bright the owner, Rosemary Search. -- brained by the owner. I know

:47:07.:47:11.

that their team coach have been going up to Yorkshire a lot to help

:47:11.:47:18.

Nicola and the opposition -- and capital opposition Buzz to try and

:47:18.:47:28.

get them relax. So far he does look pretty good. Well done, Nicola.

:47:28.:47:34.

did not sustain his halt, but that is good start. Maybe not the best

:47:34.:47:37.

score we will see from the British team, but a good start for this

:47:37.:47:43.

combination. Their best could be yet to come. This lovely Yorkshire

:47:43.:47:47.

girl, a great favourite. A favourite with everybody. Such a

:47:47.:47:51.

lovely character and this combination is something to behold

:47:51.:47:55.

across the country. And if he can produce anything like his best

:47:55.:48:01.

around here on across country day it will certainly set Britain up.

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He is 15 years old now, but that He was great. He gave me everything

:48:07.:48:13.

he could. It was a mistake free test. We did not have any blunders.

:48:13.:48:17.

I have to be delighted with how he tried for me, and I think he did

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the best he could have done today. He gave a solid performance, I felt.

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Got a little excited on the last halt but it's lovely to have the

:48:27.:48:33.

support behind us. Six time Olympian Mary King was the only

:48:33.:48:38.

other ride in action on the first day of the dressage, riding

:48:38.:48:48.
:48:48.:48:50.

Imperial Cavalier. A pretty telling Amazing that she is about to start

:48:50.:48:55.

her 6th consecutive games. -- one of the senior riders on their team.

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Very straight on the entry. Straight into this bending it,

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medium trot. Looking good. Nice steps. Very nice. A good change.

:49:17.:49:24.

And the eights are still coming. just lost the last change. To Aids

:49:24.:49:32.

and a seven, but then suddenly down to four -- two Bates. A pity,

:49:32.:49:37.

because he was so obedient. We will see what it all adds up to. A lot

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to enjoy about that test. There are their team mates there. They are

:49:43.:49:53.
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There will be very few riders more popular than Mary King. 51 years

:49:53.:49:58.

old and as enthused and focused as ever. A what was the atmosphere

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like? You have been to so many Olympic games. How was it

:50:03.:50:08.

different? The was absolutely fantastic. I am actually quite

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tearful. To have the home crowd behind Jude, and they were

:50:12.:50:18.

brilliant. When I came in, they were amazing. They were all at

:50:18.:50:21.

dying to clap and I had to tell them to be quiet and they were all

:50:21.:50:26.

responding unaided what I asked. I am thrilled to bits. I don't mean

:50:26.:50:32.

to be cheerful. The best marks of the day went to Germany with two of

:50:32.:50:41.

the ride is achieving the under 40 scores. The best of those was 39.3.

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We had to do a good job and I am happy, and now I can focus on the

:50:47.:50:53.

cross country. Germany in a very strong position with the top two

:50:53.:51:03.
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places individually ahead of Mary Unlike the Germans and Australians

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Britain have only had two riders go so far and amongst those waiting in

:51:10.:51:15.

the wind are the world No. 1, William Fox-Pitt, and Zara Phillips,

:51:15.:51:18.

so shaping up to be a very interesting day of dressage

:51:18.:51:24.

tomorrow. It certainly is and if you want to seize our affiliates in

:51:24.:51:29.

the dressage you can see that at 10:15am. -- if you want to see it

:51:29.:51:33.

Zahra Phillips. We have some archery coming up, but let's tell

:51:33.:51:36.

you what is happening at the Millennium Stadium. Because this is

:51:36.:51:46.
:51:46.:51:51.

what happened after just 18 minutes. the lead. Trying to follow on from

:51:51.:51:56.

their victory over New Zealand earlier in the week. And then just

:51:56.:52:00.

a few minutes later, the 23rd minute, a tremendous strike from

:52:01.:52:06.

the Jill Scott. Great Britain 2-0 up against Cameroon. They have just

:52:06.:52:16.
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come out for the second half and Just to confirm, BBC Three, live

:52:17.:52:19.

pictures from the Millennium Stadium, Cameroon against Great

:52:19.:52:27.

Britain. Other options available on the red button including Anne

:52:27.:52:32.

Keothavong. She certainly made a good start. A break of serve up

:52:32.:52:39.

early in the first set against the former world No More. -- the former

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world No. 1. These London games have got so many iconic venues, and

:52:44.:52:49.

the archery is being held at Lord's, the home of cricket. Former England

:52:49.:52:53.

captain Michael Vaughan looks back at the history of a ground that

:52:53.:53:03.
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I remember when I first played here, walking through the Long Room, out

:53:04.:53:10.

of the pavilion, my legs shaking. I was incomplete or of the

:53:10.:53:14.

surroundings. The atmosphere of the ground, its history and all of the

:53:14.:53:19.

great players who had gone before me -- I was in complete off. This

:53:19.:53:23.

is the spiritual home of cricket, where every batsman and bowler

:53:23.:53:31.

wants to make a mark. When Bravo, driving towards Michael Vaughan.

:53:31.:53:35.

That is the two that he needs. He will be another hundred for Michael

:53:35.:53:42.

Vaughan. Lord's is one of the most famous sporting venues in the world.

:53:42.:53:47.

How fitting that this great cricket ground, which is almost 200 years

:53:47.:53:52.

old, plays a part in the London Olympics. It was not a difficult

:53:52.:53:58.

decision because we were into a role to the bidding process. Back

:53:58.:54:02.

in 2000 and to the committee took the decision to get involved in the

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Olympics and be one of the iconic venues we would see during the

:54:05.:54:12.

period -- 2002. This was originally just and duck pond in the middle of

:54:12.:54:18.

St John would -- St John's Wood and some noble men aristocrats wanted

:54:18.:54:22.

somewhere to play. A wealthy entrepreneur and cricket enthusiast

:54:22.:54:29.

bought up the land and build a new ground. This ground was built in

:54:29.:54:33.

1814, and the pavilion has been there since 1890, the third built

:54:33.:54:38.

on this ground. The first was burned down in 1825 which destroyed

:54:38.:54:42.

-- destroyed of the club records. The other one was destroyed in the

:54:42.:54:47.

end of the 1880s because it was not big enough. A rich history, but not

:54:47.:54:52.

always a proud history. In 1999 the MCC granted female membership but

:54:52.:54:55.

up to that point women were not even permitted to enter the Long

:54:55.:55:03.

Room or any part of the pavilion. It is not a big thing now. Everyone

:55:03.:55:07.

is very comfortable with it. Since then the MCC have made a huge

:55:07.:55:13.

effort to advance women's cricket with a very vibrant women's plane

:55:13.:55:17.

section and the club, and helping to develop women's cricket

:55:17.:55:23.

worldwide. Back in 1814 the wicket was prepared before a match by

:55:23.:55:27.

allowing sheep to graze on the grass. Things are a bit different

:55:27.:55:30.

today. The groundstaff worked tirelessly to keep the pitch and

:55:30.:55:34.

the outfield in pristine condition. Everybody is worried about the

:55:34.:55:38.

hallowed turf, but we will not touch it. Nobody will be walking on

:55:38.:55:43.

it, no equipment will be there. The groundsmen will have daily access

:55:43.:55:47.

to nurse it ready for the cricket season after the Olympics is over.

:55:47.:55:55.

We are working very closely with the MCC and ensuring that we give

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back aground in pristine condition. They this is not the first time the

:55:58.:56:03.

Lords has played host of other sports. It has already proved its

:56:03.:56:09.

adaptability. There was a famous gave a baseball in 1970 between the

:56:09.:56:14.

Canadian and American teams. In the 1830s and 40s part of the ground

:56:14.:56:19.

was set aside for archery, but we do not know if it was actually used.

:56:19.:56:23.

Lord's has witnessed a lot of change over 200 years. Cricketing

:56:23.:56:27.

greats have come and gone and now it is the turn of the world's best

:56:27.:56:32.

archers. It is the latest chapter in this grounds rich history that

:56:32.:56:37.

we will be about to see Britain. That is how we normally looks, but

:56:37.:56:42.

this is it today. The home of cricket is now way home to archery

:56:42.:56:48.

and 5,000 spectators are at Lord's to enjoy the action. To date is the

:56:48.:56:53.

men's team competition, so let's join our reporter. First of all,

:56:53.:56:58.

Great Britain's men went out to Ukraine earlier. Was that a match

:56:58.:57:04.

they should have one? On paper, due to the ranking rounds, he was the

:57:04.:57:07.

closest match they could have had but Great Britain knew it would be

:57:07.:57:11.

a tough match. The Ukrainian team has the defending individual

:57:11.:57:16.

champion and in their last four meetings Great Britain have never

:57:16.:57:19.

overpowered Ukraine and this morning was no different. They were

:57:19.:57:24.

too strong and the left the men's team out in the first round for the

:57:24.:57:30.

home Olympics -- eat left the men's team. As far as the men are

:57:30.:57:34.

concerned it is not over. Larry Godfry qualified well in the

:57:34.:57:38.

individual event yesterday. Yes, certainly not all over. The three

:57:38.:57:42.

guys have to concentrate on individual competition and Larry

:57:42.:57:46.

Godfrey showed why before the Olympics that he said he was in the

:57:46.:57:51.

form of his life. On Friday he shot just one point short of the British

:57:51.:57:56.

record and was the highest scorer apart from the three competitors

:57:56.:58:00.

from South Korea. He has been seeded in number four and is in the

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form of his life. You mention the South Koreans. They have won the

:58:05.:58:09.

last three Olympics, but they are not in the final? It has been very

:58:09.:58:14.

dramatic. They have just won the bronze medal but they were knocked

:58:14.:58:19.

out of being able to weave and defend their title by the USA, who

:58:19.:58:23.

are actually the number-one ranked team in the world. South Korea

:58:23.:58:27.

really were the team to beat. They are such a strong nation in archery.

:58:27.:58:31.

Defending champions, world champions, world record breakers.

:58:31.:58:34.

The strength in depth in the team is so strong that the world

:58:34.:58:39.

champion didn't even make that team, some a real shock. But now the

:58:39.:58:47.

final is USA versus Italy. wasn't the world record holder part

:58:47.:58:53.

of the team? He just didn't make it. Did not make it through the trials.

:58:53.:58:58.

Maybe they are regretting it now. So what can we expect from the

:58:58.:59:03.

final? We know the USA won an Olympic gold in 1996 and it has

:59:03.:59:08.

been a long time since they have come for the gold again. Yes, they

:59:08.:59:12.

won it in 1996 and that is the last time anyone had beaten South Korea,

:59:12.:59:17.

so they did it at the semi-final stage. They are due to meet Italy.

:59:17.:59:20.

It is pretty evenly matched in the meetings but they haven't met that

:59:20.:59:25.

recently. Italy got a silver medal in Beijing and are not really in

:59:25.:59:30.

that kind of form like four years ago. The USA have spent a lot of

:59:30.:59:35.

time and energy and a great deal of money in archery. They are taking

:59:35.:59:39.

it very seriously. Really, everybody would bet on the USA

:59:40.:59:43.

winning this match. And actually they have just come out onto the

:59:43.:59:53.
:59:53.:59:56.

field of play. That is my cue to So, let's join our commentators at

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:00:06.:00:12.

EDDIE BUTLER: Italy have got here the hard way, coming from the lower

:00:12.:00:19.

end of the ranking system, having to play an extra game. They have a

:00:19.:00:22.

former Olympic champion in their midst, in the middle there, Marco

:00:22.:00:28.

Galiazzo. The United States of America were so good yesterday in

:00:28.:00:32.

the ranking round, that they did not have to qualify for the

:00:32.:00:37.

quarter-finals, they went straight quarter-finals, they went straight

:00:37.:00:47.

quarter-finals, they went straight there. They beat China in the first

:00:47.:00:52.

round, which set up a semi-final against Korea, and it really was

:00:52.:00:55.

one of the most gripping archery matches that we have witnessed at

:00:55.:01:03.

the Olympics. But the USA came through, they managed to overhaul

:01:03.:01:07.

Korea, who had a mini collapse just when it mattered. Italy have not

:01:07.:01:09.

when it mattered. Italy have not been quite so dramatic, but they

:01:09.:01:18.

have also had to come from behind. America retain their starting order,

:01:18.:01:25.

so it is going to be Jake Kaminski to start. The first of 24 arrows.

:01:25.:01:32.

Divided into four ends. That's a steady nine, and the crowd have

:01:32.:01:39.

rediscovered their appetite for the nine. There was a stage when only

:01:39.:01:49.
:01:49.:01:50.

10s raised a roar. The USA will be thrilled to be in this final. It is

:01:50.:01:59.

their first medal for 10 years, this will be. Now, Brady Ellison,

:01:59.:02:02.

ranked number 1 in the world, the American team ranked number 1 in

:02:02.:02:12.
:02:12.:02:13.

the world. They have been training together, living together, eating

:02:13.:02:18.

together, for the last four years in California, training up to 12

:02:18.:02:22.

hours a day. They have gone to so many matches, 29 international

:02:22.:02:26.

matches in the last two years, ready for this moment. The strong

:02:26.:02:36.
:02:36.:02:45.

man of the Italian side, Mauro Nespoli. Marco Galiazzo, he is no

:02:45.:02:53.

slimline whippet, but he is an former Olympic champion. So, it

:02:53.:02:59.

elite replicating the USA so far. Here's the Gharib style of Michele

:02:59.:03:09.
:03:09.:03:16.

Frangilli, kisses what is called the kisser. That 10 gives Italy the

:03:16.:03:26.
:03:26.:03:33.

Jake Kaminski, a second nine for him. Very close family support

:03:33.:03:43.
:03:43.:03:56.

Jacob Wukie shoots, steps away quickly. The clock is running day-

:03:56.:04:01.

long from two minutes, leaving Brady Ellison with less than 10

:04:01.:04:08.

seconds... They like to go close to the clock. It is all part of the

:04:08.:04:18.
:04:18.:04:20.

adrenalin rush. They will be disappointed with that start, those

:04:20.:04:26.

arrows were just skirting around the 10th. And that will not Bladon

:04:26.:04:36.
:04:36.:04:38.

his heart. 59lb on his fingers, when he pulls that string back,

:04:38.:04:42.

incredible weight. He won the individual event in Athens eight

:04:42.:04:49.

years ago. Steady nine for him. And a former world champion, nine years

:04:49.:04:59.
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APPLAUSE 10, 10 for Michele Frangilli.

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Italy, two points ahead. The United States, having been behind against

:05:18.:05:28.
:05:28.:05:50.

Korea, will not panic. Both of Well, it is one of the major sports

:05:50.:05:57.

in Korea, there's a circuit, and coaching posts available, and Korea

:05:57.:06:01.

churn out the coaches. New Zealand supply the world with rugby coaches,

:06:01.:06:11.

and Korea supply the world with a luxury coaches. -- with archery

:06:11.:06:19.

coaches. We have seen a variety of approaches to archery. The British

:06:19.:06:24.

have seemed to adopt the stony- faced method. Italy tend to go for

:06:24.:06:31.

the high fives and the hollow ring. Mexico, very chirpy! America, they

:06:31.:06:41.
:06:41.:06:47.

The second end... No changes. America have not experimented with

:06:47.:06:55.

a different order. Nor have Italy. Korea did, and it went wrong.

:06:55.:07:00.

very unusual to change the order of your archers at this stage of the

:07:00.:07:10.
:07:10.:07:12.

competition. Nine former Delon. That's three consecutive nines. --

:07:12.:07:17.

nine for Jake Kaminski. His dad is so proud of him, he cannot believe

:07:17.:07:24.

his son is an Olympian. Well, he is, he is in the final. No 10s yet for

:07:24.:07:31.

the USA. Skipping round that 10 again, the USA need them to be in

:07:31.:07:41.
:07:41.:07:43.

that centre. Liz my not was saying that Brady Ellison has more 10s on

:07:43.:07:48.

his record than any other archer currently playing, but even he

:07:48.:07:54.

cannot get a 10 yet. Yes, he got 15810s in the World Cup series this

:07:54.:08:04.
:08:04.:08:36.

The wind blowing down court and across it. 10 for Marco Galiazzo.

:08:36.:08:39.

This is when your experience comes into play. They have got five

:08:39.:08:43.

medals between them, the Italian team. Every single one of them has

:08:43.:08:53.
:08:53.:09:02.

an Olympic medal already. There is The last three arrows of this

:09:02.:09:12.
:09:12.:09:41.

Nine. On the line earns the higher A little wobble, And it's only an

:09:41.:09:49.

eight. He was really lucky there, he almost let it go. When that

:09:49.:09:57.

happens, you can often miss. After that, comes a 10 from Brady Ellison,

:09:57.:10:02.

the number one archer in the world. Not in the best form of his life

:10:02.:10:12.
:10:12.:10:12.

Apology for the loss of subtitles for 64 seconds

:10:12.:10:53.

Italy, at halfway, have a four- point lead. This is the same team

:10:53.:11:01.

who qualified for the Olympics by means of the World Championships

:11:01.:11:05.

back in 2011, winning the bronze back in 2011, winning the bronze

:11:05.:11:09.

medal match. So, they are a secure team, they trust each other, there

:11:09.:11:15.

are no unusual faces joining in. That must be reassuring, they know

:11:15.:11:22.

what it is about. There is a chance that the United States might be an

:11:22.:11:25.

exhausted team. They have been on the road, going around the world,

:11:25.:11:31.

like no other team. Absolutely, Italy have done 17 matches on the

:11:31.:11:36.

world stage, compared to 29 by the USA. They have barely been home,

:11:36.:11:42.

surely?! But of course, the reason why they have done that is because

:11:42.:11:47.

in 2008, at the Beijing Olympics, Brady Ellison came back and said, I

:11:47.:11:52.

just was not ready to win a medal, what do I need to do? I want to be

:11:52.:11:55.

known as the best archer who has ever walked on this planet. They

:11:55.:11:59.

said, you have just got to get more international experience and start

:11:59.:12:05.

winning, which is what he has been doing. Travel the world, my son.

:12:05.:12:11.

That is a great question to ask, isn't it? How can I be better? Well,

:12:11.:12:16.

they are trailing at the halfway point. It is the first time that

:12:16.:12:23.

the team event has come before the individual event. All over in one

:12:23.:12:27.

individual event. All over in one day. This, the first day, and these

:12:28.:12:32.

are the first medals. This is what they do, they crank it up, the

:12:32.:12:42.
:12:42.:12:57.

Americans, they respond to the A second 10. He likes getting close

:12:57.:13:07.
:13:07.:13:10.

to that camera in the centre of the This for a fourth 10 in succession

:13:10.:13:20.
:13:20.:13:35.

for the Americans. But it is only Mauro Nespoli gets a 10. The

:13:35.:13:39.

quality rises on one side, and it does so on the other. Marco

:13:40.:13:49.
:13:50.:14:03.

The Italians are the current silver-medallists in the World

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Championships. They lost to the Netherlands, a very young team, but

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who are shooting very well at the moment. It will be interesting to

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see them at Rio. Meanwhile, in London, Michele Frangilli, with a

:14:22.:14:32.
:14:32.:14:56.

Jake Kaminski seems to be in the The American team have sacrificed

:14:56.:15:00.

an awful lot to be here, staying away from their families for weeks

:15:00.:15:10.
:15:10.:15:17.

The loneliness is bringing out the best of them. This to end their

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:15:27.:15:48.

Normally, Nespoli takes his position behind Galiazzo. Starts

:15:48.:15:58.
:15:58.:16:00.

quietly, encouraging the others. Now, if there is a clock issue,

:16:00.:16:10.
:16:10.:16:25.

there is Nespoli, behind Frangilli, The deficit is cut. Just one end to

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go. Six arrows for each team. We had tension in the semi-final, and

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it looks as though the final will go to the wire as well. They will

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have to start giving Frangilli extra time to get his last hour

:16:38.:16:42.

away. It is an enormous amount of pressure in the final of the

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Olympic Games. You have five seconds to shoot your arrow from

:16:46.:16:52.

full draw. Particularly with Frangilli's style, he does take his

:16:52.:16:58.

time and needs time to execute his shot confidently. The high arc of

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the arrow, winging its way 70 metres from just in front of the

:17:04.:17:12.

pavilion at Lord's, over the Square and into the target. It goes down

:17:12.:17:16.

most of the way through the tunnel formed by the stance, and then

:17:16.:17:23.

there is an open zone where the wind can kick in. You can see the

:17:23.:17:33.
:17:33.:17:34.

flags. Beyond the stand, there is an open area. We are ready. The

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targets have been emptied of the arrows. They are on their way back

:17:38.:17:48.
:17:48.:17:55.

to the pavilion end. We are now down to the last four minutes. Jake

:17:55.:18:01.

Kaminski of the US to set off in pursuit of the Italians, who lead

:18:01.:18:11.
:18:11.:18:19.

Glancing down, looking at his arrow, making sure it will come out at the

:18:20.:18:29.
:18:30.:18:30.

right time. Jacob Wukie wheels away quickly so that Alison can step

:18:30.:18:37.

forward just as quickly. He can't move forward until the frontline

:18:37.:18:47.
:18:47.:19:18.

has been cleared. So, 28 out of a You can really feel the wind start

:19:18.:19:24.

to pick up in the stadium. It does not affect the burly figure of

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:19:34.:19:52.

Eight for Frangilli. The lead is cut to one, with Three Arrows to go

:19:52.:20:02.
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Eight for Kaminski. He, until that moment, had held it altogether.

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of these charges can shoot tens. They should tens all day long in

:20:18.:20:24.

practice. It is who can shoot them under this pressure. It is 100% a

:20:24.:20:34.
:20:34.:20:34.

mental sport. 10 for Jacob Wukie. He took on the pressure and said,

:20:34.:20:41.

you won't get me down. Brady Ellison, the last arrow for the

:20:41.:20:51.
:20:51.:20:53.

United States in the gold medal final. The target has been set. 218.

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Compare that with the 224 they shot against Korea in the semi. The USA

:21:00.:21:07.

have not been below 220 much in their last year. Nespoli, with a

:21:07.:21:17.
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nine. 18 to win. Two nines will win it for Italy. Galiazzo, with an

:21:23.:21:32.

eight. It has to be a 10 by Michele Frangilli to win the gold Medal for

:21:32.:21:37.

Italy. He can tie with a nine. It would go in to shoot off. But 10

:21:37.:21:47.
:21:47.:21:47.

will win it. Four seconds to go. is a tenth by Frangilli! The clock

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was against him, the pressure was against him. He had to get the

:21:52.:21:59.

maximum, and he did. And all that in a calm crumbles as Italy

:21:59.:22:08.

celebrate in style. Brilliant by Frangilli. What a final. Frangilli

:22:08.:22:16.

has now got one of each colour to take home. Only a 10 would do it,

:22:16.:22:26.
:22:26.:22:38.

and that is exactly what he got. Italy, Olympic team champions in

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the men's division. Tomorrow, the women have their say. But on day

:22:44.:22:54.
:22:54.:22:58.

What emotional scenes at Lord's. Frangilli will be a big hero back

:22:58.:23:05.

in Italy. Huge disappointment for the US, who were the favourites.

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Italy have the gold. Tremendous scenes at Lord's. The women will be

:23:09.:23:14.

in action tomorrow. Four years ago, Britain's women finished in fourth

:23:14.:23:18.

place, just outside the medals. We are heading off to Weymouth to look

:23:19.:23:23.

ahead to the sailing, which gets under way tomorrow. Before that,

:23:23.:23:33.
:23:33.:23:58.

let's tell you what is happening So, Keovathong is battling on

:23:58.:24:02.

Centre Court, but there was Great Britain -- good news for Britain

:24:02.:24:09.

earlier, when Elena Baltacha, serving at match point against

:24:09.:24:16.

Agnes survey of Hungary, had victory. She won and will play Anna

:24:16.:24:20.

Ivanovic in round number 2. Well, the big story earlier today

:24:20.:24:25.

was disappointment from Mark Cavendish. He did not win the gold

:24:25.:24:27.

medal. He and his team-mates lost touch with the leaders and could

:24:28.:24:33.

not make up the time. They finished out of the medals. Now let's hear

:24:33.:24:39.

from two of Mark Cavendish's team mates.

:24:39.:24:45.

She there was a plan A, and it was going all to plan until the last 45

:24:45.:24:51.

minutes of that race. What happened? We just ran out of legs.

:24:51.:24:57.

We did exactly what we had planned, but the whole race was against us.

:24:57.:25:02.

There was only so much we could control with four riders. We did

:25:02.:25:06.

everything we could. There is nothing to reproach ourselves for,

:25:06.:25:10.

but it was disappointing. There is a sense of this being Great Britain

:25:10.:25:14.

against the world. That was exactly what it was, but we knew that was

:25:14.:25:22.

going to happen. I think we rode really well. No other team could

:25:22.:25:29.

have done what we are tempted to do. When you see the likes of Stuart

:25:29.:25:34.

MacGregor, the Australians will be trying to pull it back. We knew

:25:35.:25:39.

they were never going to ride. Only Germany were going to ride, and

:25:39.:25:43.

they did not have enough strong guys to help us. So we were

:25:43.:25:47.

isolated there. I don't think we could have done anything

:25:47.:25:52.

differently. Disappointing to see Fabian Cancellara go out with a big

:25:52.:26:01.

crash. Did you see that? I did not see that. You question whether he

:26:01.:26:05.

can do anything on Wednesday in the time trial. Is there now a chance

:26:05.:26:10.

for Bradley Wiggins to perhaps finish this off with a flourish?

:26:10.:26:13.

think he will. He is in such incredible form and such good

:26:13.:26:18.

spirits. I think we will get our gold medal there. Brad against the

:26:18.:26:23.

world, he can wrap that up. A quick word on the crowds out on the

:26:23.:26:28.

course? It was magic, never seen anything like it. It was phenomenal.

:26:28.:26:32.

We could not hear anything, we couldn't communicate. We could not

:26:32.:26:40.

hear each other, there was so much screaming. That was incredible.

:26:40.:26:43.

I can see from the way you came in how much effort went into that.

:26:43.:26:52.

That was a hard 250 K. It was definitely a hard day today. Yeah,

:26:52.:26:58.

it is a shame we could not hold it together for Mark. But that his

:26:58.:27:05.

bike racing. You had to do so much on your own in that race. I said it

:27:05.:27:10.

did Dave Miller, but there was a sense of you against the world?

:27:10.:27:15.

Each and every one of us buried ourselves today. We were trying to

:27:15.:27:22.

keep the race together. But with a team of only five guys, that was

:27:22.:27:32.
:27:32.:27:34.

quite a task. Hats off to the guys who stayed away. Your team-mate

:27:34.:27:37.

took the silver medal. What do you think you have got left in the tank

:27:37.:27:42.

for Wednesday? I will be able to tell when I wake up on Wednesday

:27:42.:27:48.

morning. At the moment, the tank is empty. I have to go and fill up

:27:48.:27:52.

again. He will need a break. The women's

:27:52.:27:56.

road race is tomorrow. Nicole Cooke is in the mix for the medals. The

:27:56.:28:00.

sailing gets under way tomorrow. The British team were not at their

:28:01.:28:04.

opening ceremony last night. They stayed in Weymouth to focus on the

:28:04.:28:08.

challenge ahead, but watched the ceremony unfold with a large crowd

:28:08.:28:12.

on the beach. The cauldron may burn brightly in the Olympic Stadium,

:28:12.:28:15.

but the athletes on the south coast now have their own Olympic flame to

:28:15.:28:21.

inspire them, lit moments ago by Ben Ainslie. The 35-year-old is the

:28:21.:28:26.

most famous member of the team, and tomorrow he will begin his pursuit

:28:26.:28:30.

of Olympic history as he goes for a fourth straight gold medal. The

:28:30.:28:34.

British team overall has set a target of four medals, but the

:28:34.:28:39.

total could be higher. Expectations are high. Let's head live to the

:28:39.:28:43.

south coast and joined former gold medallists John Robinson to look

:28:43.:28:50.

ahead -- Shirley Robinson to look ahead. British team management have

:28:50.:28:55.

been cautious about their predictions for the sailing. They

:28:55.:29:01.

have been in contention since 2000. Six medals at Beijing, four Gold.

:29:01.:29:06.

They have medal chances in every discipline. On paper, it all looks

:29:06.:29:11.

dangerously good. But tomorrow, all eyes are on one man, Ben Ainslie,

:29:11.:29:16.

as he begins his quest to become the greatest Olympic sailor of all

:29:16.:29:26.
:29:26.:29:38.

Ben Ainslie is, in my opinion, the best sailor the country has ever

:29:38.:29:40.

best sailor the country has ever seen, maybe even one of the best

:29:40.:29:46.

athletes the country has ever seen. He is the name, isn't he? It just

:29:46.:29:50.

goes together with sailing. He has got a talent that no-one else has

:29:50.:29:55.

got. To be in a team with him is amazing, I cannot really describe

:29:55.:30:03.

how amazing it is! U2 draw a lot of inspiration from the excitement of

:30:03.:30:08.

the younger members of the team coming through. It might be their

:30:08.:30:13.

first Olympics. It reminds you how fortunate you are, it reminds you

:30:13.:30:19.

not to take these things for granted. It is not doing your job,

:30:19.:30:25.

it is a huge honour and opportunity. To have effectively a figurehead of

:30:25.:30:30.

the Olympic Games in your squad is inspirational. If he wins his

:30:30.:30:34.

fourth gold in Weymouth, I think it puts him off the scale in the

:30:34.:30:43.

Olympic sailing history. It is something I do not think about. It

:30:43.:30:46.

comes up quite a lot, but you cannot afford to think about it.

:30:46.:30:53.

You just think about your goals for these Olympics. If I do that, win

:30:53.:30:59.

or lose, that's all I can do. inspirational for the team, that

:30:59.:31:03.

you have someone who performs so consistently. The pressure never

:31:03.:31:09.

fazes him. He always raises his performance. With some people, you

:31:09.:31:12.

worry about performance dipping under pressure, but with him, his

:31:12.:31:20.

performance always goes up, that's what is impressive. I appreciate by

:31:20.:31:25.

sailing a lot more now, I enjoy it a lot more now. It takes a huge

:31:25.:31:33.

amount of time and commitment and effort, but it is a once-in-a-

:31:33.:31:43.
:31:43.:31:47.

lifetime opportunity. It is true, I Joining me now is the Olympic team

:31:47.:31:52.

manager, and the man himself, Ben Ainslie. What incredible

:31:52.:31:58.

endorsements and support, all of those phrases - how does it make

:31:58.:32:04.

you feel? I am not quite sure exactly what my teammates have been

:32:05.:32:08.

saying, but we have got a fantastic team. We have done a lot of work

:32:08.:32:12.

over the years to be a tight unit. We have spent a lot of time

:32:12.:32:15.

together. According to one of the older guys in the team, although

:32:16.:32:22.

not the oldest. The younger guys and girls are an inspiration for us,

:32:22.:32:27.

with their excitement for these Olympic Games. It is great to see.

:32:27.:32:34.

Stephen, For you, you have also got three other returning gold-

:32:34.:32:38.

medallists - what inspiration does that give to the youngsters?

:32:38.:32:43.

key thing is that they are able to help set the tone, to show those

:32:43.:32:49.

young sailors that everybody has got highs and lows, and they are

:32:49.:32:54.

able to follow their example, and see that every day, you just stick

:32:54.:32:58.

to your routine, get one race at a time out of the way, and hopefully

:32:58.:33:01.

they will get to the end of the week and they will be challenging

:33:01.:33:07.

for a medal, just like our experienced sailors. You have just

:33:07.:33:15.

come from lighting that cold and, you do not always dress like this!

:33:15.:33:21.

-- from lighting the cauldron. Thanks for that! But there has been

:33:21.:33:26.

so much expectation, hasn't there, especially for your event? Yes, I

:33:26.:33:31.

guess you cannot hide from the fact that there is a lot of expectation.

:33:31.:33:35.

It puts a lot of pressure on us, but we put pressure on ourselves to

:33:35.:33:38.

try to be successful. The preparation has gone really well,

:33:38.:33:43.

and after that, all we can do is to get out on the water and give it

:33:43.:33:53.
:33:53.:33:54.

our best. Are you match-fit? Yes, for sure. It goes without saying,

:33:54.:33:58.

we have been working for years for this point. It is very exciting

:33:58.:34:02.

that we are on the eve of racing. We are really looking forward to

:34:02.:34:06.

getting up there. Hopefully, things will go well, but in this arena,

:34:06.:34:10.

you just have to deal with the pressure, the situations, and do

:34:10.:34:16.

your best. It is a long two weeks, isn't it? What about the rest of

:34:16.:34:22.

the team? We are quietly confident. We think we do have realistic medal

:34:22.:34:26.

opportunities in all 10 events. Everybody is desperate now to get

:34:26.:34:29.

racing. They have done the preparation, they have been working

:34:29.:34:34.

very hard. We just want to get on with it tomorrow, and hopefully we

:34:34.:34:38.

will get off to a good start. The racing is staggered over the first

:34:38.:34:42.

week, and then, in the second week, we will start coming to the end of

:34:42.:34:48.

the competitions. At the beginning of the year, it was pretty tough

:34:48.:34:55.

for you, how are you feeling now? am not too bad, I had a difficult

:34:55.:35:01.

winter, for one reason or another. But I am in good shape. I don't

:35:01.:35:05.

think that will let me down. The training and preparation has gone

:35:05.:35:12.

well. It is time to get out there and do it justice. Ben Ainslie's

:35:12.:35:15.

Competition kicks off tomorrow, but there is a lot of racing to go

:35:15.:35:19.

before you get that crack at the podium. This is how you win a gold

:35:19.:35:29.

medal. 10 Olympic gold medals can be won in sailing. It can be done

:35:29.:35:39.
:35:39.:35:41.

with a variety of equipment. Five golds can be won by sailors

:35:41.:35:47.

competing on their own. Four can be won as part of a two-person team.

:35:47.:35:52.

And one, like this, with three on board. Winning the Olympic

:35:52.:36:00.

competition is a huge logistical exercise. Most classes have 10

:36:00.:36:09.

races spread over a week. After that, it gets brutal. Gradually we

:36:09.:36:18.

get towards the medal race. That decides gold, silver and bronze. In

:36:18.:36:22.

sailing, there is just one entry per nation, for each of the 10

:36:22.:36:29.

classes. It in the Olympic sailing team comprises just 16 sailors -

:36:29.:36:35.

nine men and seven women. So, to win a gold medal, it is all about

:36:35.:36:39.

consistency. Ben, we have not seen you start particularly well in the

:36:39.:36:44.

Olympics, although you finish brilliantly - how important is it

:36:44.:36:49.

for you tomorrow, with the crowd and the spectators? It would be

:36:49.:36:54.

nice to have a good start, for the first time in four Olympic circles,

:36:54.:36:59.

to get off to a good start, with my fifth one. But like you said, it is

:36:59.:37:04.

the result at the end that counts. I will try to do my best and get

:37:04.:37:09.

some good, solid results. Tomorrow, you have not only got Ben racing,

:37:09.:37:15.

but also Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson in the Star class. They are

:37:15.:37:21.

defending their result in Beijing. Do you have them down as a gold?

:37:21.:37:24.

Yes, you would have to have them down as one of the favourites, for

:37:24.:37:29.

sure. Iain Percy, double Olympic gold-medallist, he did a fantastic

:37:29.:37:34.

job in Beijing, in very difficult conditions. They know this venue

:37:34.:37:39.

inside out. The preparation for them is coming to a crescendo.

:37:39.:37:45.

Confidence is high at the moment. As Ben said, there's tough

:37:45.:37:51.

competition throughout the class, but everybody would agree that Iain

:37:51.:37:58.

Percy and Andrew will be fighting for the gold medal. There have been

:37:58.:38:02.

plenty of nights I have seen them coming in after dark, it means

:38:02.:38:06.

everything to them, so whole well some that they have been preparing

:38:06.:38:11.

for this? For sure, you cannot find two more motivated guys. Clearly,

:38:11.:38:16.

it has been a huge effort, as it has been for everybody. But they

:38:16.:38:21.

are a great team together. I'm sure they will be right up there at the

:38:21.:38:25.

end of the week. Good luck tomorrow, do not give us any surprises. Last

:38:25.:38:29.

night, it was all about celebration and spectacle, not only in London,

:38:29.:38:35.

but also here in Weymouth. Tonight, though, there is a very different

:38:35.:38:42.

atmosphere. It is all about to begin. It certainly is. Take a look

:38:42.:38:46.

around the boat park. What a contrast to yesterday evening. As

:38:46.:38:50.

you said, we had 9,000 people cheering and waving. Tomorrow

:38:50.:38:59.

morning, in here, it will be a scene of quiet concentration. Four,

:38:59.:39:03.

eight, 12 years of planning, and the final few checks will be taking

:39:03.:39:10.

place, for Ben Ainslie, and 4382 other sailors, from many nations.

:39:10.:39:20.
:39:20.:39:21.

In the distance is Ben Ainslie's leading lady. People have said, why

:39:21.:39:25.

don't you modernise, why don't you change? He says, they do not make

:39:25.:39:32.

them like that anymore. I hope we will be saying that about Ben

:39:32.:39:34.

Ainslie one week on Sunday. Tomorrow morning, he will come in

:39:34.:39:39.

here, it will be fairly quiet, it is not the only class starting

:39:39.:39:43.

tomorrow. There will be a few people milling around. Ben will get

:39:43.:39:47.

himself focused and ready. He is the Master of peaking at the right

:39:47.:39:52.

time. There is where the preparation will happen, and it is

:39:52.:39:58.

out here behind me, among 50 square kilometres, the field of play,

:39:58.:40:03.

where he will make the first steps in his quest for another Olympic

:40:03.:40:08.

medal. He has lit the imagination of the public, he has lit the torch,

:40:08.:40:18.
:40:18.:40:19.

can he ignite our dreams, and his own? He is on the verge of becoming

:40:19.:40:27.

the greatest ever, and there are not many people who can say that.

:40:27.:40:31.

Thank you very much. Very positive vibes coming from Weymouth. We will

:40:31.:40:36.

be heading off to the tennis in a moment. I have got about 20 minutes

:40:36.:40:40.

before I hand over to Gary Lineker, and his main focus will be on the

:40:40.:40:46.

swimming finals. At 7:30pm, it is the first showdown between Brian

:40:46.:40:56.
:40:56.:41:14.

So, for the remaining 15 minutes or so, we're going to head back to

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Wimbledon. We are not sure if we will see the completion of this

:41:18.:41:22.

match. It is Caroline Wozniacki, the former world number 1. She lost

:41:22.:41:26.

in the first round at Wimbledon just three weeks ago, on this very

:41:26.:41:30.

court, Centre court, against to mirror patients. She is in trouble

:41:30.:41:39.

again, up against the British player and Keothavong. Let's join

:41:39.:41:49.
:41:49.:41:50.

our commentators, songsmith and Tracey Austin. Well, it has been an

:41:50.:42:00.
:42:00.:42:06.

We are right at the start of the third set. Judy Murray, looking

:42:06.:42:10.

after the British women, looking on. She would have been very impressed

:42:10.:42:20.
:42:20.:42:23.

by this performance from Anne Keothavong. What can the British

:42:23.:42:33.
:42:33.:42:53.

number two do here? She is in It has been impressive, hasn't it?

:42:53.:42:57.

It has. Anne Keothavong came out playing really aggressive tennis,

:42:57.:43:07.
:43:07.:43:16.

and she needs to continue like that, Anne Keothavong, 28 years of age

:43:16.:43:19.

now, playing in her very first Olympics, but it means so much to

:43:19.:43:24.

her. She needed a wild card to get in, she did not quite get in on her

:43:24.:43:29.

ranking. She was born and raised in Hackney, very close to the site of

:43:29.:43:32.

the Olympic Park. She currently lives in Wimbledon, not too far

:43:32.:43:42.
:43:42.:43:57.

Speaking to the British camp earlier, they were saying they have

:43:57.:44:01.

had a really good practice week. They have got four women in the

:44:01.:44:06.

Singles competition. They have practising very close -- they have

:44:06.:44:16.
:44:16.:44:19.

been practising very close to the Unfortunately, they did not take

:44:19.:44:22.

part in the Opening Ceremony, but they did spend some time in the

:44:22.:44:28.

Olympic village earlier in the week, before coming to stay at home for

:44:28.:44:32.

the Olympics, in the case of Anne Keothavong. She has really been

:44:32.:44:42.
:44:42.:45:09.

inspired by this occasion, and her Nice variety from Anne Keothavong.

:45:09.:45:17.

Caroline Wozniacki coming into the net, where she is not comfortable.

:45:18.:45:21.

You would not know which player was which, in terms of their world

:45:21.:45:27.

rankings, for watching this match. Anne Keothavong, ranked number 76

:45:27.:45:37.
:45:37.:46:04.

in the world. Caroline Wozniacki, One feature of this match has been

:46:04.:46:11.

the Keothavong serve. She is such a good returner, and that has been

:46:11.:46:21.

key to this performance. It has, Keothavong has improved her serve,

:46:21.:46:28.

working with her coach. Caroline Wozniacki did come out a little

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nervous in this match. She did lose in the first round at Wimbledon.

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She has never been passed 16 here, so grass is not her favourite

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It is so strange to be back at Wimbledon so soon after the end of

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the championships. Keothavong's Why not? She has already challenged

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once in this match and got it right. That was very tight. Yes, she has

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Very tough ground for Wozniacki. She has been practising with Rory

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McIlroy. Her boyfriend has been around as well, soaking up this

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Olympic experience. Came here straight after his last round at

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 64 seconds

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Wozniacki knows she has to continue Oh! What a point. Great court

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coverage by both players. Keothavong has been so successful

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with many backhands down the lines today. She has got the film --

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former world number-one hanging on in this women's first round singles

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Caroline's father and coach. He won the men's doubles here at Wimbledon

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Apology for the loss of subtitles for 64 seconds

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a few weeks ago. That was some Keothavong played such spectacular

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tennis in the first set here, probably some of the best tennis of

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her life. She played with authority and control, very precise. Could

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It really has turned into such a physical match. Wozniacki always in

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great shape, but so is Anne Keothavong. Very hard trainer,

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Keothavong, who has come back from two cruciate knee surgery is, the

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last one being three years ago. She works so hard to get back and

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relaunch her career. She has been One of her main goals was to make

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She was in an awkward position, couldn't control the racket head.

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Or Wozniacki is starting to make Another fantastic point, but

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Wozniacki comes out on top and takes a 2-1 lead in this deciding

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Keothavong has been inspirational so far, but as someone who has

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finished twice as the world number- one over the last couple of years

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and was the world's best ranked player until about February, she

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must have something in her locker, despite the fall-off in form. You

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have been world number-one. Even when your ranking drops, I guess

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you still think like a world number-one? She is so mentally

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tough. Wozniacki does not give much, always keeping the unforced errors

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down. Makes you work for it. She has such a positive attitude. That

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will not be a issue for her. But I got the feeling that after she lost

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that first set, she knew she had to come out with more, had to serve a

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little bigger, try to dictate from the baseline more and add depth on

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her groundstrokes. Keothavong was really taking control. For she was

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getting too many short shops for Wozniacki's liking. It has been a

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cracker of a match. The fans are really absorb and invested in this

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match. You mentioned, can Keothavong sustain the level?

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Catchy sustain the amount of winners she was hitting through the

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first? That is what decides whether she makes it through this terrific

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Missed opportunity there for Keothavong. It was a short second

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Just about avoided touching the net. That is what Wozniacki is

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Does she hit the net before the end SUE BARKER: We have come to the end

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of our programme, so if you want to continue watching the tennis, it is

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on the red button and will be on BBC Three short cliff. At the

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moment, they are showing the football. That is it from me. Gary

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