London Olympics day nine

Team GB will today be hoping to add to the 14 gold medals the hosts have already won during the Olympics. Britain currently lie in third position in the medal table.

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Velodrome roof 'leaking'

Leaks have apparently emerged in the velodrome roof after rain hit the Olympic Park.

Officials are understood to be investigating whether droplets of water - spotted on the ground in several parts of the venue - could affect today's cycling.

So far the track has escaped unscathed but spots of rain have been reported in the Chinese "pen", where the country's athletes are stationed during events.

Velodrome at the Olympic Park, Stratford Credit: PA

More water appears to have come through in another couple of places in the centre of the arena and could cause concern for cyclists should it land on the track.

A source at the velodrome said organisers were "currently checking" the nature of the leaks.

Silver for Britain in men's star class sailing

Great Britain's Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson have won Olympic Silver in the men's star class sailing.

After having lead the competition for most of the week, the duo needed to finish 6th in the final race to clinch gold, but ended agonisingly short in 7th.

The pair won Gold in Beijing.


Aberdeenshire above Australia in Olympic medal table

Gold medal winner Katherine Grainger grew up in Netherley, Aberdeenshire. Credit: PA

If Aberdeenshire was a country, it would be above Australia in the Olympic medal table as things stand.

The Scottish county can currently claim two Gold medals and a Silver thanks to success for Timothy Baillie in the canoe C-2 slalom, Katherine Grainger in the double sculls rowing and David Florence, also in the canoe slalom.

The tally would beat Australia, currently in 19th place with only one Gold among its 20 medals.

Olympic sailing classes explained

The Finn class, which record-breaking Olympian Ben Ainslie competes in, is a single-handed dinghy and the sailor is required to be an optimum weight to use the larger Finn class. Sailors first competed in the class at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki.

Sailors Andrew Simpson and Iain Percy will be going for gold in the Star class today, and the difference between the two classes, is that the Star is a double-handed keelboat - equipped for two competing sailors.

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