GB aims to add to gold haul

Team GB will today aim to add to its best medal haul for over 100 years. Yesterday, Sir Chris Hoy became Britain's greatest ever Olympian after winning his 6th gold. There was also success in the triathlon and dressage, bringing the gold tally to 22.

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Team GB looks to build on medal haul with five days to go

Team GB has now reached the aspiration of winning more medals (currently 48) across more sports (currently 12) than in over a century. There are still five days of competition remaining and several sports/disciplines still to begin – along with at least four medals already guaranteed in boxing that are not among the 48. The only Games in which Team GB has won more medals is 1908 (146 medals).

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Rare gold won't stop Aussie minister declaring GB dominance

Australian golden girl Sally Pearson has set a new Olympic record of 12.35 secs on her way to victory in tonight's women's 100m hurdles.

Despite Pearson's gold, it has been a Games to forget for Australia so far, leaving the country's sports minister paying a high price.

Although several days of competition remain, Kate Lundy admitted she has lost a bet with UK counterpart Hugh Robertson over which nation would do better at London 2012.

She told Channel 4 news she now accepted her forfeit of rowing down the Olympic course on Eton Dorney wearing a Team GB shirt:

Australians would love to see more gold but it's not taking away for one second the efforts of our athletes and so many of our golds we've conceded to British athletes, just that last millimetre or last millisecond.

You guys are having a brilliant Games, your athletes have really responded to the challenge. I've already conceded I know I'm going to be rowing out of Eton.

Team GB progress to men's hockey semi-final

Team GB will face the Netherlands in the men's hockey semi-final.

They booked their place after a 1-1 draw with Spain at the Riverbank Arena, which had the rest of Team GB nervously watching on.

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OMG I have just hidden behind a pillow for the last two mins!!! Congrats @gbhockey2012 men for making the semis! Phewwww

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Dramatic finish for the boys, but through to the semis, yes!!!!! Watching is stressful!

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Jesus christ that was hard to watch so nervous but now so proud! The boys did it! #tearsagain!

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