The Olympic moment
London's eccentric Mayor Boris Johnson provided comic relief by getting stuck midway on a zip wire at an open-air Olympic viewing site in east London. "Can you get me a rope? Get me a rope, OK?" he was heard saying in a video posted to the ITV News website.
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"I was furious. It's still with me. I want to go to the practice court and fix it" - U.S. volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings, after losing their first set in three Olympics in a 3-set victory over Austria on Wednesday.
Andrew Rutherfurd: The BYU swimmer, who was competing for Bolivia, finished fifth in his heat of the 100-meter freestyle on Wednesday, failing to advance to the semifinal round.
Women's rowing during NBC's 7 p.m. primetime coverage
Reasons to watch: The American eight is the overwhelming favorite to take the gold and keep alive its streak of winning every world and Olympic title since 2006.