Check out a lighter approach to the Olympic games from London.
Cycling team closer than what meets the eye..
When the Australian track cycling team refer to the strong camaraderie among the men's and women's team pursuiters, they're not talking lightly.
Josie Tomic and Jack Bobridge are newly-engaged, while Annette Edmondson and Michael Hepburn are a couple and Rohan Dennis is in a relationship with Melissa Hoskins.
That's also meant some very strict guidelines from team management about balancing their personal and sporting lives.
Nothing would sabotage their Olympic campaign quicker than some messy relationship woes.
"They've been very, very good in the way they've handled that," said women's track endurance coach Gary Sutton.
"They've separated it, which we've asked them to, so it's been good."
Prince leaves camp with a knock out toy
Prince Harry was presented with a boxing kangaroo during a surprise visit to Australia's Olympic team camp.
Along with brother Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Harry called on the Aussies briefly, team official Kitty Chiller said.
"A few of us were lucky enough to meet Prince Charles last week (and) last night we had Wills and Kate and Harry come past our emus," said Chiller, referring to statues of the national bird which guard the entrance to Australia's digs in the Olympic village.
"They did walk away with a boxing kangaroo, so they've got BK and we believe they are actually coming back for an official visit to the Australian team on the weekend, Wills and Kate."
Swimmer Libby Trickett was quick to Tweet news of the royal wander, uploading photos and writing: "flurry of excitement in the village!!".
Past and present Australian Olympians have met with Prince Charles and wife Camilla over the past week.
Roof with a leak
Only in England could rain force players from a sporting arena which has a roof.
That's just what happened on Wimbledon's Centre Court when Australian Lleyton Hewitt and world No.2 Novak Djokovic were unable to finish two games in their London Olympics third round before wet weather intervened.
Rain has long been a bugbear of Wimbledon organisers, but the installation of a retractable roof on centre court was supposed to go some way towards curing the problem.
But after Serena Williams demolished Vera Zvonareva with the roof closed in the opening match of the day, the roof was opened despite threatening clouds overhead.
And as the rain tumbled down, the covers came on and the roof stayed open - organisers choosing to wait out what proved to be a brief shower rather than close the roof.
Djokovic eventually won the match 6-4 5-7 1-6.
Only in England.
Aussie handball game a crowd pleaser
Australia's 410 Olympians are competing in the majority of disciplines at the London Games.
Handball is not one of them.
Nevertheless, London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe said he enjoyed watching the Aussies take on Great Britain in the sport earleri this week.
"Most of us have never seen a game of handball in the UK in our lives, but last night, handball, Great Britain, Australia, extraordinary scenes," Coe told reporters.
On the fifth day of Olympic competition, maybe the former champion middle-distance runner is feeling a bit weary, leading him to mistake Sweden's yellow for Australia's gold.
For the record, the Swedes beat the Brits 41-19.
Royalty heads to the 'Golden Arches'
Zara Phillips and her Great Britain teammates celebrated their Olympic silver medal success with a McDonald's at midnight.
It was cheeseburgers rather than champagne on the menu before wearily crashing into bed ahead of an early-morning alarm call today and more television studio tours.
"We didn't get to bed until after midnight after we went to McDonald's for something to eat.
"We got back and met up with a couple of the swimmers who had finished competing, and they were having a sneaky McDonald's.
"We all felt a little bit like naughty schoolkids, but our competition was also over."
Team USA has fans in high places.
US President Barack Obama tweeted congratulations to swimmer Michael Phelps on his record-smashing medal count and called the women's gymnastics team from Air Force One, the White House yesterday.
Obama tuned in to watch Phelps break the record for most Olympic medals and see the gymnasts snag gold in the team event, the first US group win since 1996, spokesman Jay Carney told reporters.
"Congrats to Michael Phelps for breaking the all-time Olympic medal record. You've made your country proud," Obama wrote on Twitter.
"Thank you Mr. President!! It's an honour representing the #USA !! The best country in the world!!" Phelps responded.