London Eye: Belgian cyclist keeps himself too Well-oiled


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Plenty of athletes have been pictured looking bleary-eyed after letting their hair down after they competed, such as swimmer Chad le Clos and his champagne cocktail costing £2,012, and Bradley Wiggins swigging vodka tonics, but the excess has claimed its first victim of the Games – the Belgian track cyclist Gijs Van Hoecke, who finished 15th in the omnium, has been sent home after being photographed in a drunken stupor, and embarrassingly covered in a dark liquid.

"I made a big mistake. I'm happy my parents didn't tell me off," the 20-year-old said. "They understand that I needed this."

Tweets of the day

Kez [Keri-Anne Payne] you are a hero!! Well done, incredibly tough race!! Xxx

Elizabeth Simmonds, GB swimmer

Watching the synchronized gymnastics.. Just wow.. Impressive!!

Caroline Wozniacki, Danish tennis

Wow tube is particularly toasty today....thank goodness for the well prepared lady with the fan!!

Shauna Mullin, GB beach volleyball

7: Olympic number of the day

The place Tom Daley achieved in the 10m platform diving in 2008.