We’re playing catch up with the Olympians. While they’re on Day 4 of this great event we’re only just starting our look back of Day 1. I’ll blame sunshine, some quality family time and several bottles of good wine. Day 2 and Day 3 are coming up too, so if you like sports this is a happy time for you. [35 photos total]

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Djibouti's Yasmin Hassan Farah serves against Brazil's Caroline Kumahara during their women's singles preliminary round table tennis match at the ExCel venue of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London (Grigory Dukor/REUTERS) #
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China's Yi Siling reacts after winning the women's 10m air rifle final competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich in southeast London (Eddie Keogh/REUTERS) #
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Australia's Justin Han serves against Togo's Mawussi Agbetoglo during their men's singles preliminary round table tennis match in London (Grigory Dukor/REUTERS) #
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Louis Smith of Great Britain cries during the men's gymnastics qualification during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Dylan Martinez/REUTERS) #
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Epke Zonderland of Netherlands competes in the horizontal bar at the men's gymnastics qualification during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Dylan Martinez/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Sam Oldham competes on the parallel bars during the men's gymnastics qualification during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Dylan Martinez/REUTERS) #
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China's Yi Siling holds up her gold medal, the first of the 2012 London Olympics, at the victory ceremony after the women's 10m air rifle final competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich in London (Kai Pfaffenbach/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Vodopiyanov fights against Argentina's Melian in the Men's Bantam Round of 32 Bout 2 boxing match at ExCeL venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Murad Sezer/REUTERS) #
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Tunisia's Boubakri celebrates winning against France's Guyart during their women's Individual Foil round of 16 fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Max Rossi/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Golubytskyi receives assistance during her women's Individual Foil round of 16 fencing competition against Italy's Elisa Di Francisca at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Fabrizio Bensch/REUTERS) #
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Ludvig Svennerstal of Sweden riding Shamwari performs during the equestrian Eventing Individual Dressage Day 1 in the Greenwich Park during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Mike Hutchings/REUTERS) #
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Kazakhstan's Alexandr Vinokurov celebrates as he wins the men's cycling road race to claim the gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Paul Hanna/REUTERS) #
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Italy's Vezzali celebrates defeating Tunisia's Boubakri during their women's Individual Foil quarterfinal fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Damir Sagolj/REUTERS) #
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China's Mingjuan Wang celebrates her lift on the women 48Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Dominic Ebenbichler/REUTERS) #
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A tattoo of a Bible verse is seen on the hands of Brady Ellison of the U.S. as he prepares to take aim during the men's archery team quaterfinals at the Lords Cricket Ground during the London 2012 Olympics Games (Suhaib Salem/REUTERS) #
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Dominican's Republic Beatriz Piron prepares to lift on the women 48Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Adrees Latif/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Jonas Reckermann tries to make block against Russia during their men's beach volleyball preliminary match at Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Marcelo Del Pozo/REUTERS) #
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India's Soumyajit Ghosh prepares to serve against Brazil's Gustavo Tsuboi during their men's singles first round table tennis match at the ExCel venue of the London 2012 Olympic Games in London (Grigory Dukor/REUTERS) #
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Madagascar's Harinelina N Rakotondramanana competes on the women 48Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Adrees Latif/REUTERS) #
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Nigeria's Akanji fights against Ireland's O'Neill in the Men's Middle (75kg) Round of 32 boxing match at ExCeL venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Murad Sezer/REUTERS) #
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Samuel Mikulak of the U.S. competes in the vault at the men's gymnastics qualification in the North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Brian Snyder/REUTERS) #
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Kohei Uchimura of Japan dismounts after competing in the rings at the men's gymnastics qualification in London (Brian Snyder/REUTERS) #
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Thailand's Sirivimon Pramongkhol drops weights on the women 48Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Dominic Ebenbichler/REUTERS) #
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Michael Phelps of the U.S. reacts after finishing in fourth place in the men's 400m individual medley during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (Michael Dalder/REUTERS) #
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Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan of the U.S. celebrate after defeating Sa and Bellucci of Brazil in their men's doubles tennis match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Sergio Moraes/REUTERS) #
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Dana Vollmer of the U.S. prepares to swim in the women's 100m butterfly semi-final at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Michael Dalder/REUTERS) #
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China's Sun Yang celebrates after he won the men's 400m freestyle final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (Toby Melville/REUTERS) #
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Medallists pose on podium during the award ceremony for the women's Individual Foil fencing competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic Games (Max Rossi/REUTERS) #
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Ryan Lochte of the U.S. holds his gold medal after winning the men's 400m individual medley during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Michael Dalder/REUTERS) #
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South Africa's Freedom Chiya dives for the ball during the men's beach volleyball preliminary match against the U.S. at the Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Marcelo Del Pozo/REUTERS) #
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South Africa's Cameron van der Burgh reacts after setting an Olympic record during the men's 100m breatstroke semi-final (Toby Melville/REUTERS) #
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Diego Hypolito of Brazil reacts after competing in the floor exercise event during the men's gymnastics qualification during the London 2012 Olympic Games (Dylan Martinez/REUTERS) #
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Great Britain's Stewart grabs Australia's Batkovic during their women's Group B basketball match at the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Basketball arena (Mike Segar/REUTERS) #
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Annie Lush, Kate Macgregor and Lucy Macgregor of Britain sail in the Elliott 6m class before a practice race in Weymouth and Portland (Pascal Lauener/REUTERS) #
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Netherlands Olympic cycling team practices at Velodrome in Olympic Park during London 2012 Olympic Games in London (Luke MacGregor/REUTERS) #

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