Great Britain won their first gold medal of the games as rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning claimed victory in the ladies pairs.
There was another gold for team GB as Tour De France winner Bradley Wiggins romped to victory in the men’s time trial.
Scotland’s Michael Jamieson took silver in the men’s 200 m breast-stroke setting a new British record.
China continues to dominate the London games taking gold in weight lifting and diving to top the medal table with 17 gold ahead of the United States with 12 and South Korea on 6.
Eight badminton players have been disqualified from the games after being charged with not trying hard enough to win.
The ladies pairs, two from South Korea and one each from China and Indonesia claimed they were trying to save energy for the finals.
Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal as Great Britain beat Uruguay to top Group A and progress to the second round.
Today could be an historic occasion in Maltese sporting history as William Chetcuti aims to be the first Maltese to win an Olympic medal.
Chetcuti, ranked forth in the world, begins his Olympic quest this morning with a place in the final shoot-off his first priority.
If he succeeds to do that, then he would be within sight of that first historic Olympic medal.