London Olympics day six

Day six of the Olympic Games has already seen British swimmer Rebecca Adlington finish in first place in the heats of the women's 800m freestyle and Andy Murray through to the men's tennis semis. There are hopes for more British medals in the cycling

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David Cameron: 'Boris is my partner not my rival'

ITV News' Mark Austin interviews David Cameron at the Olympic Park Credit: ITV News

The Prime Minister has told ITV News' Mark Austin at Olympic Park that Boris Johnson is his partner, not his rival. His comments came after suggestions that Boris was stealing the Olympic limelight after getting stuck on a zip wire. See the full interview this evening on ITV News at 6:30pm.

Prince Harry teases Hunt after bell incident

Prince Harry made fun of Jeremy Hunt's bell mishap as they celebrated Britain's next generation of sports stars. The Culture Secretary 'dropped a clanger' when he narrowly avoided injuring spectators after a bell he was ringing to mark the start of the London Olympics went flying in to the crowd.

Prince Harry shares a joke with Princess Eugenie as they watch the Olympic Eventing Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Prince joked with Mr Hunt about the incident as they were introduced to talented youngsters who achieved success in the inaugural School Games.

Nearly 2,000 schoolchildren had the chance to compete in four main Olympic venues, before the start of the Games.

Harry, who is president of the School Games, met a group of the winning athletes at a reception at Clarence House, in central London, and urged the promising youngsters to aim for success at the next Olympics in Brazil.

Harry said, "I urge you to pick up the torch - or, in Jeremy's case, the bell - and I expect to see your faces again when you stand on the podium at Rio and beyond."


Britain top of dressage leader board

Carl Hester gave Great Britain a strong start today in their quest for a first Olympic dressage medal.

The 45-year-old, who is riding in his fourth Olympics, scored 77.72% on Uthopia, the highest score of the opening seven-rider session at Greenwich Park.

Great Britain's Carl Hester riding Uthopia competes in the Team and Individual Dressage Grand Prix at Greenwich Park. Credit: PA Wire

He was joined at the top of the leader board by Britain's Laura Bechtolsheimer, who is currently in second place after scoring 76.839%.

Britain are the reigning European team champions, and their trio of Hester, Bechtolsheimer and Charlotte Dujardin have an outstanding chance of Olympic gold.

Anthony Ogogo delivers stunning upset of Olympic favourite

Great Britain's Anthony Ogogo. Credit: Nick Potts/PA Wire

British boxer Anthony Ogogo has delivered a major Olympic upset by defeating Ukraine's Ievgen Khytrov, an opponent rated as the best middleweight at the Games.

Ogogo produced the performance of his life as he matched the highly-fancied Khytrov through three gritty rounds as the bout ended level.

The judges found nothing between the fighters after scoring them 18-18 at the contest's end, and could not separate them again once all the scorecards were totalled.

It left the ringside judges voting on a preferred winner across the fight, with a majority deciding Ogogo had done enough to progress.

Team GB's canoe slalom leaders 'back to zero' for final

Victory in the semi-final secured Richard Hounslow and David Florence the right to go last in this afternoon's men's canoe slalom double C2 final. But they are refusing to celebrate.

It's not even half a job. We've made the final and it's now back to zero. We held it together, put in a nice run, and we're through to the final of the Olympic Games.

– Richard Hounslow


Two Team GB crews reach men's canoe double final

Great Britain's Tim Baillie (left) and Stott Etienne Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

There was double success for men's canoe slalom as two British pairs made it through to this afternoon's double (C2) final.

Tim Baillie and Etienne Scott joined David Florence and Richard Hounslow in securing a safe passage through during the semi-finals at Lee Valley.

David Florence (left) and Richard Hounslow Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire

Victoria Pendleton's home town backing her for glory

Stotfold in Bedfordshire is gearing up for a big day as hometown heroine Victoria Pendleton begins her final Olympic campaign.

Posters of Victoria Pendleton are adorning Stotford windows. Credit: Lauren Carter, ITV Anglia

The golden girl of Beijing will compete in the heats of the women's team sprint alongside partner Jess Varnish as she looks to add to her medal haul.

ITV Anglia reports on a town set to be glued to events in the Olympic velodrome.

Victoria Pendleton's achievements are already marked in her home town. Credit: Lauren Carter, ITV Anglia
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