Alex Chick

Today at the Olympics – Day 12

Katie Taylor (in red) during her last bout against Natasha Jonas

DON'T MISS
If you haven't seen Ireland's Katie Taylor box, do yourself a favour and watch her lightweight semi-final against Mavzuna Chorieva of Tajikistan. Taylor demolished highly-rated Briton Natasha Jonas in the last eight, and the watching fans made the loudest noise of London 2012 - 113db.

Boxing - women's semi-finals - from 13:30

BIG NAMES IN ACTION
Team USA have had a topsy-turvy basketball tournament; setting a record score against Nigeria, then nearly losing to Lithuania. They move to the North Greenwich Arena for the quarter-finals, which see the Americans up against Australia. Can LeBron and company do themselves justice?

Basketball - USA v Australia - 22:15

MORE ESSENTIAL VIEWING
Britain's women hockey players limped into the semis, losing to Holland, but have a huge chance of guaranteeing at least a silver medal as they take on Argentina.

Hockey - GB v Argentina - 20:00

THE LONDON 2012 VIBE
Dominant: An incredible 22 gold medals, easily surpassing the achievements of Beijing. A word of warning, though - more gold on Wednesday seems unlikely.

WATER COOLER CHAT
After eight track cycling golds out of 11 in Beijing, cycling's governing body made changes to the programme aimed at tempering Britain's dominance. In London: seven out of 10. What measures will be taken ahead of Rio? We're betting on mandatory bowler hats and umbrellas for British cyclists.

FRONT PAGE OF THE DAY

It's The Times again, of course

NOT FRONT PAGE OF THE DAY (SPOT THE DUTCH)

LONDON WEATHER FORECAST
Warmer, with no rain! Still rather cloudy but a generally nice day. Top temperature 22°C.

GOLD MEDALS AWARDED TODAY - BRITS IN BOLD
09:30 - Canoe Sprint - Men's Kayak Singles 1000m - Tim Brabants
09:48 - Canoe Sprint - Men's Canoe Singles 1000m
10:16 - Canoe Sprint - Men's Kayak Doubles 1000m
10:44 - Canoe Sprint - Women's Kayak Fours 500m - Great Britain
13:00 - Sailing - Men's 49er - Rhodes/Morrison
14:55 - Equestrian - Individual Jumping - Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash, Peter Charles.
15:30 - Table Tennis - Men's Team
18:15 - Wrestling - Women's 48kg Freestyle
18:15 - Wrestling - Women's 63kg Freestyle
20:05 - Athletics - Women's Long Jump - Shara Proctor
20:45 - Athletics - Women's 400m Hurdles
21:00 - Athletics - Women's 200m
21:00 - Beach Volleyball - Women
21:15 - Athletics - Men's 110m Hurdles - Andy Turner, Lawrence Clarke
22:15 - Taekwondo - Women's Flyweight (Under 49 kg)
22:30 - Taekwondo - Men's Flyweight (Under 58 kg) - Andrew Selby

OTHER BRITS IN ACTION

10:00 - Athletics - Mo Farah (5000m) Daniel Awde (decathlon), Lynsey Sharp (800m) / 19:00 - Lisa Dobriskey, Hannah England, Laura Weightman (1500m), Christian Malcolm (200m), Steven Lewis (Pole Vault), Sophie Hitchon (Hammer)
12:00 - Sailing - Women's 470, Women's Elliott.
15:00 - Cycling BMX - Shanaze Reade, Liam Phillips
19:00 - Diving - Stacie Powell, Monique Gladding (10m platform)
22:00 - Boxing - Tom Stalker (Light Welterweight)
20:00 - Hockey - GB women v Argentina

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

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