Phillips Idowu
Phillips Idowu will be desperate to land triple jump gold in London.

As we enter the second week of the London 2012 Olympic Games, it seemed like the ideal time to look back at what has been a roller-coaster first week of the great show on earth.

After the disappointment of seeing Mark Cavendish fall short in his attempts to win the men's road race, Team GB's delivered their first gold medal on Wednesday through Heather Stanning and Helen Glover, while Bradley Wiggins added time trial gold to his Tour de France victory.

In the week ahead, there is a deluge of events to looking forward to, headlined by the 100m final on Sunday evening, with Great Britain's Adam Gemili looking to live with Jamaican trio Asafa Powell, Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, and American pair Justin Gatlan and Tyson Gay.

Having already claimed six gold medals in the first week of the games, Team GB's medal hunt is expected to go into overdrive in the second week, with Ben Ainslie looking for a fourth gold medal in the men's fin class, knowing a win in the medal race on Sunday will cement his status as Britain's greatest ever sailor.

In the Olympic Stadium next Thursday, Phillips Idowu goes into the men's triple with confusion over his fitness and form dominating the lead up to the event. He'll be looking to beat America's Christian Taylor to gold.

Meanwhile, in the velodrome, the young pretender Jason Kenny will aim to outpace France's Gregory Bauge in the individual sprint, after getting the better of the world champion in the team sprint on Friday.