LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Mohamed Farah of Great Britain celebrates winning gold in Men's 10,000m Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Great Britain Wins 3 Golds On The Track, Galen Rupp Wins Historic U.S. Silver

Great Britain had a banner night on the track at the summer Olympics, winning golds in heptathlon, men's long jump and men's 10,000m, while Galen Rupp won a historic silver medal for Team USA.

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Mo Farah Wins 10,000m, American Galen Rupp Grabs Silver

Great Britain's unbelievable Saturday night on the track continued with Mo Farah's gold medal in the men's 10,000m. Galen Rupp won the silver, earning America's first medal in the event since 1964.


Men's Long Jump Final: Greg Rutherford Wins Gold For Great Britain

The United States did not ascend to the top of the podium in the men's long jump on Saturday. Host country Great Britain welcomed another gold medal to their total on Saturday.


Great Britain's Jessica Ennis Wins Heptathlon Gold

Jessica Ennis gave Great Britain its best moment of the Summer Olympics thus far, winning heptathlon Saturday night in London.


London 2012 Track & Field Schedule: 6 Gold Medal Events Highlight Saturday

Saturday marks the second day of track and field events at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. There is a full slate of heats and qualifiers, but there will be two gold medal events in the afternoon that you will be able to watch online.

NBC will be airing the day's events live all weekend in all time zones, but if you are unable to get in front of a television, you can watch the entire day's activities via your computer. All events are streaming live on

Ding Chen of China has already claimed the gold in the men's 20km racewalk, but there are five gold medals still to be won. Here are Saturday's remaining gold medal events. All times are eastern.

2:30 p.m.: Women's Discus Throw
2:55 a.m.: Men's Long Jump
3:35 p.m.: Women's Heptathlon - 800m
4:15 p.m.: Men's 10,000m
4:55 p.m.: Women's 100m

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Oscar Pistorius Qualifies For 400m Semifinals

South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, the first athlete to compete in both the Paralympic and Olympic Games, qualified for the 400m semifinals in London on Saturday. Pistorius posted the second fastest time in the first heat of the day to move on to the semis. He crossed the line in 45:44, just behind the Dominican Republic's Luguelin Santos, who posted a time of 45:04. It was best time of the year for Pistorius, and the fourth fastest of his career.

Pistorius had been working towards his Olympic debut for years, finally earning entry this summer to provide one of the best stories of the Games. He spoke about his first appearance, and the nervousness coming out of the tunnel for the first time, via Joe Battaglia of NBC:

"I've been thinking about this day for the last six years...To finally be on the track, on this stage is amazing. I'm almost speechless."

Pistorius then spoke about his run, marking the Dominican and coming in with the second-fastest time:

"I set up on the starting blocks, came out of the blocks fine," he said. "On the back straight I found a very good rhythm and felt very relaxed. Santos was on my outside and he was my marker during the race. I just keyed on him and we started accelerating quite quickly very early on the second corner.


(Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

The South African cruised across the line, indicating that he was pleased with his rhythm and happy with the time. Luguelin looked over his shoulder down the final stretch but the duo had locked up the one-two finish in the heat. An animated gif of the finish:


Pistorius will now run in the semifinals on Sunday. The men's 400m semis will begin at 3:40 p.m. ET with Pistorius scheduled to run in the second heat. The finals are set for 4:30 p.m. ET on Monday.

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Usain Bolt Runs 10.09 In 100m Heat, Team USA's Ryan Bailey Qualifies In 9.88

Athletics enters day two at the Summer Olympics on Saturday, with five medals decided in the evening session, but early on, all eyes were on the track for the round one heats of the men's 100 meters, one of marquee events of the entire Games.

With Olympic Stadium in a full roar, Jamaica's Usain Bolt won his heat in 10.09 seconds, a slow time for him, but he stumbled out of the blocks and then completely shut it down over the final 30 meters. It should be noted Bolt ran a 10.20 in the first round at Beijing. Fellow countrymen, and a couple of Bolt's biggest rivals for gold, Asafa Powell and Yohan Blake, both won their heats, too, finishing in 10.04 seconds and 10.00 seconds, respectively. All three qualified for the semifinals (Sunday, 2:45 p.m. ET).

Team USA is also sending three of its fastest runners to the semifinals: Justin Gatlin (9.97 seconds), Tyson Gay (10.08) and Ryan Bailey (9.88). Bailey's time set a new Olympic heat record for the U.S., breaking Gatlin's mark in the process, which had been established just eight minutes earlier.

The finals of the men's 100m is Sunday at 4:50 p.m. ET.


2012 London Olympics Track & Field: Schedule, TV Coverage, Live Streaming For Saturday

Five medals are at stake in track and field on Saturday at the London 2012 Olympics.

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