London Eye: Mini Minis are helping drive the Games


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The Games have thus far run smoothly – with a little help on the track and field from BMW. Three "mini Minis" were introduced to shuttle javelins, discuses, shots and hammers from the field back to the throwing area. Specially trained Gamesmakers were operating the cars, which covered around six kilometers per four-hour shift. BMW said that the vehicles saved valuable time during the competition. But they didn't save the drivers from slight embarrassment. One was seen driving into a microphone and distance marker on Saturday night, knocking them askew.

Tweets of the day

@LauraTrott31: "So people i need you to tweet @PostOffice for me.. my postbox is going in harlow which isnt in my hometown Cheshunt is where it should be!!" Cyclist Laura Trott

@ GregSearle2012: "Today couldn't get much better. Evening in the stadium starts with our National Anthem. Well done Greg Rutherford! " Greg Searle

@andyturner110h: "Starstruck!! Just bumped into kobe bryant and lebron james!" Andy Turner

Saturday in figures

9: Ennis is the ninth British woman to win track gold

48: Years since a Briton last won the long jump, Lynn Davies, in 1964

47.49: Distance, in metres, Ennis threw the javelin, her personal best

1: Farah became the first Briton to win gold in the Olympic 10,000m

Olympic number of the day

7: Games won by Roger Federer in his three-set defeat to Andy Murray yesterday