Great Britain celebrated hosting their third Olympic Games in style - by recording a haul of medals unmatched in 104 years and meeting the minimum target set by UK Sport, with five days still to run. Team GB athletes have netted 48 medals in total (22 of which are gold). Four of those were added to the kitty on the 11th day, with victories in cycling, triathlon and equestrian events.

Sir Chris Hoy's Keirin gold set another record - it made him the most decorated British Olympian of all time, with six medals to his name. Meanwhile, Laura Trotts secured her second gold of the London 2012 Olympic Games, by winning the Omnium event. Over in the equestrian events, the team grabbed the second gold of the Games when Laura Bechtolsheimer, Carl Hester and Charlotte Dujardin won the team dressage event. Alistair Brownlee came up with a dominant performance to win the men's triathlon, with brother Jonathan finishing third. Meanwhile, Nick Dempsey got the result he needed to clinch a silver medal in the men's RS:X windsurfing event and Robbie Grabarz won bronze in the men's high jump. After a slow start, the hosts have turned into a winning machine and will be looking to further improve their record.

There was bad news too, unfortunately. Cyclist Victoria Pendleton, the winner of the women's Keirin event, racing for the final time before her retirement, had to be content with silver.

Here are the highlights for Wednesday 8 August (all times BST):

Nick Skelton
Nick Skelton will be action in the individual jumping, after leading Britain to victory in the team event on Monday

Equestrian: After clinching gold in a thrilling jump-off against the Netherlands in the team event, Great Britain's Scott Brash, Ben Maher and Nick Skelton will now fight each other and a host of other opponents to win the individual Olympic title, with the show jumping event set to start at 12 pm.

Usain Bolt
Usain Bolt will be in action in the 200m sem-finals

Athletics: Usain Bolt will be back in action in the semi final of the men's 200m at 8.10 pm, an event he is strongly fancied to win. His compatriots will look to continue Jamaica's domination of the sport, with gold in the women's 200m final at 9 pm. Mo Farah, who triumphed in the 10,000m on Saturday, begins his quest for his second gold of London 2012 in the 5,000m heats, set for 10.45 am. The evening session will see Shara Proctor in the long jump final at 8.05 pm, while three British women - Hannah England Lisa Dobriskey and Laura Weightman - will compete in the 1500m semi final at 7.45 pm

Boxing: Nicola Adams, one of the most successful boxers in the women's flyweight category, will be in action at 1.45pm. With a bronze medal guaranteed, the 29 year old takes on five-time world champion Mary Kom of India for a place in the gold medal game. Meanwhile, light-welterweight Tom Stalker is the other British pugilist in action on the day. He will face Munkh-Erdene Uranchimeg of Mongolia at 10 pm, with a bronze assured for the winner.

Canoe Sprint: Tim Brabants, who won the canoe sprint event at Beijing 2008, overcame a career-threatening shoulder injury and fought off the much younger Paul Wycherley for a place in Team GB. Unfortunately, the 35 year old struggled to make it to the K1 1000m final (9.38 am) and has acknowledged it looks difficult for him to retain the title, with Adam Van Koeverden of Canada considered favourite. Meanwhile, Jess Walker, Angela Hannah, Louisa Sawers and Rachel Cawthorn will team up for Britain in the women's K4 500m at 10.44 am.

BMX: BMX star Shanaze Reade will be keen to add an Olympic gold to her three world titles as she begins her campaign with the women's seeding run at 3 pm. The 23 year old was considered favourite to win in Beijing 2008 but disappointed. Meanwhile, compatriot Liam Phillips will participate in the men's event at 3.40 pm.

Hockey: Team GB women, who saw off Spain to reach the Olympic semi final for the first time in 16 years, face a tough opponent in Argentina at 8 pm as they continue the quest for a medal. The South Americans beat Britain 1-0 in the Champions Trophy final earlier this year and are determined to win an Olympic gold for Luciana Aymar, one of hockey's biggest superstars.

Where to Watch Live

You can follow all the action live on BBC One to 10 pm BST; with breaks for BBC News between 1 pm BST and 1.45 pm BST and 6 pm BST and 7 pm BST). Coverage in that period will be available on BBC Two and will continue from 10 pm BST to 10.40 pm BST. Live coverage is also available to 11 pm BST on BBC Three and BBC HD. Sky 3D will have coverage until 9.45pm BST and EuroSport to 9.15 pm BST.

You can also follow all the action live, via text updates, on the official Web site for the London Olympics 2012 and via a special BBC video player.