Will this be the day Great Britain's first gold medal arrives at the Olympics?

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After all the hype, Britain’s Tom Daley goes for gold at the Olympics later. He’s been one of the faces of London 2012 in the build-up to the Games. Today he partners Pete Waterfield in the men’s 10-metre synchronised platform diving.

The men’s gymnastics team look to cause another upset in their final. Swimmers Robbie Renwick, Liam Tancock and Gemma Spofforth are also in action.

Team GB won their first medals of the Games yesterday. Rebecca Adlington got a bronze in the swimming. Lizzie Armitstead won silver in the cycling.

London 2012 organisers are promising to make every effort to ensure venues will be full for the rest of the Games. It follows anger over the number of empty seats spotted at supposedly sold out events over the weekend.

Labour’s Shadow Olympics minister Dame Tessa Jowell says urgent action is needed – she wants to see unused passes redistributed for people already in the park.

Spectators attending Olympic football matches at Wembley Stadium have complained of ridiculous queues for food and drink after some tills stopped working. Fans were told they couldn’t pay by Visa – the only credit or debit card accepted at London 2012 venues – and must use cash. Visa claims Wembley’s systems failed – and that the stadium management took the decision.

And Police checking security at Wembley Stadium for the Olympic Games have lost a set of keys. Officers searching the venue ahead of the start of events said they couldn’t find them. Games organisers insist security hasn’t been compromised – they say the keys were internal and that the locks have now been changed. Scotland Yard is not treating the incident as criminal.

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