The morning warm-up – Monday 30 July

France's Yannick Agnel (C) competes in the men's 200m freestyle semi-final swimming event on July 29, 2012 (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/GettyImages)

After the pageant and pandemonium of Friday’s opening ceremony, we’re now firmly into the Olympics events schedule, with a jam-packed day ahead.

Highlights include:

Swimming – Tonight we’ve got the finals of the Men’s 200m Freestyle, the Women’s 100m Backstroke, the Men’s 100m Backstroke and the Women’s 100m Breaststroke. Michael Phelps will be looking to improve on his sole silver medal from the first two days of competition, Rebecca Adlington will return to the pool for the women’s 800m freestyle, and Gemma Spofforth will be hoping to impress with her 100m backstroke. In the Men’s 200m freestyle final, China’s Sun Yang is the main threat to Ryan Lochte of the US. Heats begin at 10am.

Diving – Great Britain’s Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield compete in the Men’s synchronised 10m platform final at 15.00

Gymnastics – Men’s team final at 16.30

Equestrian – The Queen’s granddaughter Zara Phillips will be at Greenwich Park this afternoon to take part in the cross country event

Hockey – Fireworks expected as Britain opens against Argentina (grudge match?)

In the meantime here is some of the best coverage from the FT and elsewhere:

  • Widespread use of Twitter and other forms of social networking may have been to blame for poor transmission of race data, officials told Roger Blitz. #Oops
  • Boris Johnson has a typically jaunty column in the Telegraph, in which he hits back at the idea that the opening ceremony was some kind of ‘Lefty propaganda’: “Right-wing critics should be reassured that the meaning of the Mary Poppins-Dementors clash has been widely misunderstood.
  • Paula Radcliffe had to withdraw from London 2012 due to a foot injury. Jonathan Edwards, the winner of gold in the 2000 triple jump, told BBC Sport she should be remembered as one of Great Britain’s greatest athletes