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London 2012 Olympics live coverage: Day 4
Updated 4:31pm Tuesday 21st January 2014 in Richmond News
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- On day four of the Games our live blog has all the info:
- Live traffic and travel
- Coverage of Londoners' events including swimming, tennis and basketball
- Weather reports
- Reader reactions
- Olympians' tweets
- Get in touch with us by; commenting below, emailing email@example.com and tweeting using #LondonersGames
More road closures in Richmond, Kingston-upon-Thames and Elmbridge for cycling time trials - click here for full details.
There's a real buzz of excitement in the water polo arena. And intrigue as well for a sport that many people know little about. The atmosphere is being cranked up and the seats that rise high on either side of the pool are filling up. We're almost set for GB v Serbia.
Olympics reporter Tim Ashton has just arrived at the Olympic Park. Here's what he had to say about his journey:
"It's perhaps the busiest it has been in and around the transport system today.
"There are plenty of fans wearing colours of all nations queuing at Stratford international but the mood is celebratory and everyone is in high spirits. Great to see how the Olympics is bringing everyone together."
Stuart Amos reports from Wimbledon: "Tie break. Highly charged partisan atmosphere on Centre Court. Go on Robbo!"
Olympics reporter Stuart Amos has just arrived at the All England Club to find a military operation in action to file spectators into the venue - this is not your usual Wimbledon.
We are all rooting for Laura Robson tonight. Go Team GB!
Traffic and travel:
Anyone having transport trouble? Severe delays on the javelin train according to the signs. http://t.co/U6bA7KxW #LondonersGames #London2012— @Matt_Bass 31 July 2012
Mum and daughter Linda and Lianne Arnold watching the gymnastics. Thanks for sending this in ladies!
FACT FILE: On Sunday, 900,000 people watched Olympic events with a dip to 370,000 yesterday.
Not enough seating for food areas. We are perched and invading personal space #olympics http://t.co/yNdYJFS7— @nosylocaljourno 31 July 2012
The Olympics isn't just about sports of course, and there are lots of treats on offer for visitors to the park.
Restaurants and communal areas were packed out this lunchtime and the London 2012 store was doing brisk business.
Denise Mann, down from Bristol to watch the handball, decided it was a good move to get an umbrella.
She said: "To be honest with you, we'd never even heard of handball before the tickets went on sale.
"Now we know all the rules and really can't wait to get started."
Olympic medallist David Florence misses out on London 2012 final - read the full article here.
If we don't get a medal can we get this one? #chocolate @CadburyUK http://t.co/b2FBHo3i— @NinaHeglund 31 July 2012
Full time in the handball...
#TeamGB beaten again in the Copper Box. Sweden claim a 41-19 win. #LondonersGames #London2012— @Matt_Bass 31 July 2012
North London fencers Richard Kruse and James Davis reflect on their early Olympics exit - Click here to read what the team mates had to say.
FACT FILE: Organisers said 3,800 tickets went on sale yesterday evening across 15 different sports.
Back underway here in the Copper Box. Seb Edgar on for #TeamGB. #London2012 #LondonersGames— @Matt_Bass 31 July 2012
Has anyone made any Olympic purchases since the Games began? Let us know what you've bought in the comment panel below or via Twitter using #LondonersGames
The entry list for the London 2012 mixed doubles has been announced.
ITF places have been awarded to Team GB's Andy Murray and Laura Robson.
The competition is scheduled to start tomorrow and the top seeds are Victoria Azarenka and Max Miryni of Belarus.
Greenwich University student Husayn Rosowsky has spoken of his disappointment after going out of the men's foil in the first round.
He said: "I had a hamstring injury and didn't think it would bother me but as soon as I did my first lunge I could feel it.
"It happened about a week ago but I hoped it wouldn't affect me."
He added: "It's just the start though, we have the team event on Sunday. I just hope the injury won't be an issue then."
Go prepared! Check the weather before you go:
Another medal! Team GB riders bag silver at Greenwich Park - read the full article here.
FACT FILE: TfL says yesterday was the busiest day in the DLR’s history. There were 486,000 passengers on the network, a 65 per cent increase on normal passenger numbers.
“@TheAdamCorbally: Hanging with the man! #teamgb your doing a good job boris!! http://t.co/RODtlUf0” hahaha twins!!— @lisawhitebang 31 July 2012
Thanks to Adam Pettifer for sending in this picture of Wenlock enjoying a spot of Judo at the ExCeL.
Everyone in the office is getting in the Games spirit - we've just been having lift race.
Have you found yourself doing anything unusual after catching the Olympic bug? Leave your comments below.
Fencers Richard Kruse and James Davis suffer Olympics disappointment - Click here for the full story.
North London pair James Davis & Richard Kruse both beaten in round of 32 in men's fencing individual foil. #LondonersGames #London2012— @Matt_Bass 31 July 2012
Over at Greenwich Park, Team GB are on course for a medal. Tight between silver and gold though. #LondonersGames— @londonersgames 31 July 2012
Good news! Britain's rower Alan Campbell is into the semi-finals of the men’s single sculls.
The medal hopeful beat German oarsman Marcel Hacker to claim his place in the next round at Eton Dorney tomorrow.
FACT FILE: Olympic organisers say 856,000 spectators watched Saturday's Olympic events, with 500,000 seeing the road race.
Fiona Woodcock (right) with a colleague at Gatwick airport.
Market inspector Fiona Woodcock has taken some time off from Croydon's Surrey Street market to volunteer at the London 2012 Games.
The Croydon Council employee was snapped welcoming visitors with her beaming smile at Gatwick Airport, on Saturday evening.
My rather sad friend has counted 261 empty seats in stand 1 at archery this morning. This was sold out apparently. #londonersgames— @brass2000 31 July 2012
TFL have issued details on some of today's travel black spots – click here to find out where you should avoid when travelling through London.
And the hits just keep coming as University of Greenwich student Husayn Rosowsky loses out to Mohamed Samandi in the fencing - Click here for full details of the defeat.
We're all gutted as Ellen Gandy's Olympic dream comes to an end - read the full report here .
@Ldn_Ambulance staff behind the scenes at Greenwich Park for the equestrian event #2012 http://t.co/M6F890Kl— @steffscully 31 July 2012
Abbey Wood weightlifter Zoe Smith is humbled by the attention - here's what she had to say about making the headlines .
Don't forget to leave your comments below - whether it's about Team GB's performance so far, your commute to work or what's happening in your area - we want to hear from you.
Received a pretty cool gift today...! @JessicaWalker10 @RachelCawthorn @angelgracej http://t.co/cc6apWnR— @LouisaSawers 30 July 2012
David Florence goes for gold today in the canoe slalom at Lee Valley White Water Centre - click here to read more.
Poor start for GB today. Lost an Archer, in Judo and Our WC Silver Medalist Ellen Gandy has gone in the 200M Butterfly heats.— @Retro101uk 31 July 2012
Team GB are 'pinning' their hopes on Wimbledon's Laura Robson - find out what she's been up to in the Olympic village here.
#Swimming Come on @EllyGandy!! We are glued at Team GB HQ!— @TeamGB 31 July 2012
Another blow for north Kent's judoka as Gemma Howell is disqualified in her opening round clash - read the full report here .
Olympic reporter Mark Chandler has some handy travel advice to people heading to the park:
The Central Line was a nightmare this morning, with a broken down train meaning most services only went as far as Liverpool Street rather than taking people to Stratford.
With hundreds of fans trying to get on the crowded Jubilee Line instead, a better idea in future situations would be to try and pick up the DLR to get to the Olympic Park and other venues.
Though the service is more infrequent, I travelled on the DLR this morning and there were seats aplenty.
Quite a pilgrimage to get up here! http://t.co/Bqt51bQf— @SuzanneEvans1 31 July 2012
Update on the Tube fire...
Our crews have now left Leyton Underground Station #centralline— @LondonFire 31 July 2012
And a Darent Valley Hospital midwife says being part of the Olympic opening ceremony has given her "a million memories that will last forever". Click here to read about the part she played in the extravaganza and the pride she feels for the NHS.
Brit School pupil Jasmine Breinburg from Deptford, who starred in the Olympic opening ceremony, will continue her studies - read her story here.
Oh dear. Olympics reporter Matt Bass is caught up in the Tube troubles...
Bad start to the day. Central Line suspended between Liverpool Street & Woodford due to a London Fire Brigade investigation. #LondonersGames— @Matt_Bass 31 July 2012
TRAVEL ALERT: Service suspended on Central Line between Woodford and Liverpool Street, and between Newbury Park and Liverpool Street and severe delays on the rest of the line due to fire alert at Leyton.
Tickets being accepted on local buses, and Greater Anglia services. TfL advise passengers to use the District or Jubilee lines and to avoid using the Central Line for the time being.
It's a lot cloudier out there this morning. Here's the weather forecast so you know what to expect.
No place like home for Wimbledon Hockey Club’s Ben Hawes - read our interview with him here.
#London2012 beach volleyball, Army effectively filling empty seats http://t.co/XIc1JKkP #LondonersGames— @HughsterRooster 31 July 2012
Team GB victorious over Argentina in the Hockey - read our match report here.
Olympics: Will Sutton's Matt Holland get place in water polo squad? Will Croydon's Luol Deng smash Brazil in basketball? #londonersgames— @CroydonSuttonEd 31 July 2012
Metropolitan Police have arrested 29 people on ticket-touting offences - click here to read more.
Morning all! We've got loads going on today including swimmer Ellen Gandy resurfacing in the 200m butterfly heats, Laura Robson’s second-round clash with Maria Sharapova and Team GB competing in the hockey, basketball and water polo. We wish all our Olympians well.