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Today’s Olympic round up: Bibles, #DangleBoris and bling

Posted at 6:00 pm, August 1, 2012 in Olympics & Paralympics, Transport
Rings (from revengeoftherings.tumblr.com)

Today’s Olympic news from around the web:

First off, lets talk ***GOLD***! Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning won Britain’s first gold medal this morning. PHEW! Pressure is off, Team GB. 

Helen Glover and Heather Stanning win gold

Once the blinging streak had started, Bradley Wiggins managed to double his recent triumph when he took GOLD this afternoon. This win makes him the most successful British Olympian with a total of seven medals. GO WIGGGOOOOOOO!

Bradley Wiggins in action

And talking of successful Olympians, Michael Phelps broke his world record with his nineteenth Olympic medal; fifteen of them gold. Alright Mike, thanks for making us feel inadequate!

Michael Phelps makes world history

And if BuzzFeed is anything to go by, he’s got a decent meal to chow down on when he gets home.

Aron Szilagui, Nikolay Kovalev, Diego Occhiuzzi - image by Toshifuni Kitamura / Getty Images

Meanwhile, Facebook reveals that the Olympics are making Britons happier with the use of the words: ‘happy’ rising 36%, ‘amazing’ rising 26%, ‘brilliant’ rising 36% and ‘love’ rising 20%. Apparently athletes aren’t the only ones feeling the love, their family members and super fans are taking social media centre stage, including the Indian Opening Ceremony gatecrasher.

Madhura Nagendra

And finally, your Olympic moment of the day:

Boris Johnson got stuck on zip line at Victoria Park for about 45 minutes:

The internet immediately got to work creating the excellent #DangleBoris blog with beauties including:

#dangleboris #dangleboris#dangleboris

 

And now for some travel news:
Keep an eye out on the Central Line for bible-wielding tourists. You might be lucky enough to pick up one of these bad boys:

John & Romans theOBP.com


Tonight:
Due to the football, all lines will be far busier than usual with crowds returning from Wembley from 9pm until last train, with the Jubilee and Metropolitan lines being exceptionally crowded between central London and Wembley all day.

And for tomorrow, Thursday:
The busiest times on the network will be 7.30-10am and 4-7pm with the DLR being extremely busy between 3pm and 6pm. The Piccadilly and District lines will be particularly busy in the morning, at lunchtime and in the evening with spectators heading to and from Wimbledon and Earls Court. Embankment station is expected to be very busy throughout the day with spectators going to Beach Volleyball.

Team GB medals so far: two gold, two silver, four bronze

 Oh and we couldn’t resist:

Boris on a zip wire

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