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Olympics Day One
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- Welcome to day one of the London 2012 Olympics... Several of our local competitors will be in action today.
- At 2.45pm*, Poole's Lucy Wicks will be on court for Team GB in the women's volleyball against Russia at Earls Court.
- The team eventing competition gets under way at midday today, but Sturminster Newton's William Fox-Pitt is likely to complete his dressage section tomorrow.
- * approx time
That's it from us today..... We'll be back tomorrow with sailing, volleyball, beach volleyball, handball and eventing involving our Dorset and New Forest Olympians.
Team GB make a solid start in the Eventing.... Sturminster Newton's William Fox-Pitt out in Greenwich Park on day two of the dressage tomorrow....
Lets go! http://t.co/UZXollQW— @matchracegirls 28 July 2012
Russians take the third set 25-16 and the match 3-0, but Wicks and GB showed enough to suggest they can muster two wins from their pool and clinch a quarter-final place....
Tough going for Wicks and GB in the second set as the Russians show their class to take a 2-0 set lead....
Good stuff from Wicks and GB in the opening set but the Russians take it 25-19...
Setter Wicks starts in GB's opening six against Russia. Game on!
Poole's Lucy Wicks on court now at Earls Court as GB women make their Olympic volleyball debuts.
The Queen once side of the hedge and me the other.. Then off for a spot of lunch with Princess Anne. What a day.!— @WMO_GB18 28 July 2012
#TeamGB sailing team on stage at the Live Site Venue on Weymouth Beach, during the #OlympicCeremony #OurGreatestTeam http://t.co/ftVlIyoZ— @TeamGB 28 July 2012
Poole's Lucy Wicks due on court at Earls Court in around 30 minutes for GB women v Russia volleyball.
Good luck to then @GBRVolleyball team today in their opening match against Russia! #historyinthemaking— @danhunter4 28 July 2012
Get back from training and the Queen walks out past our house in the village!— @danhunter4 28 July 2012
By far the greatest moment in my life.! What a show and such amazing support from the British people!! #London2012 #GOTeamGB— @WMO_GB18 28 July 2012
Thanks for all the messages everyone! Was a great opening ceremony! #LetTheGamesBegin— @danhunter4 28 July 2012
What an amazing opening ceremony, makes you feel incredibly proud to be British. Thanks for all the great support, time to get to work now.— @AinslieBen 28 July 2012
Spotted Poole beach volleyball player Zara Dampney among the hundreds of excited Team GB athletes at the Olympic Stadium opening ceremony last night.... I'll be back later with updates from the women's volleyball. In the meantime, enjoy the men's road race with Mark Cavendish aiming to secure an opening gold medal for Team GB.
Morning everyone. After last night's fantastic opening ceremony, the action begins today.
It's a fairly quiet day for our Olympians, although tomorrow promises to be action-packed.
We will have men's volleyball (Poole's Dan Hunter), women's beach volleyball (Poole's Zara Dampney), women's match racing (Poole's Lucy Macgregor, Annie Lush and Kate Macgregor), eventing (Sturminster Newton's William Fox-Pitt), men's handball (Bournemouth's John Pearce and Sway's Dan McMillan) and Star / Finn class sailing (Lymington's Ben Ainslie and Sherborne's Andrew Simpson.
So it's the calm before the storm...!