5 Olympic things to know for Thursday

The Associated Press
Fireworks explode over the Olympic Stadium during a rehearsal for the opening ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 25, 2012, in London. The city will host the 2012 London Olympics with opening ceremonies for the games scheduled for Friday, July 27. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

LONDON (AP) — Here are the highlights of the London Olympics on Thursday:


1. US GOLD: Gabby Douglas won gymnastics gold in the women's individual all-around.

2. PHELPS AGAIN: Michael Phelps won the 200-meter individual medley, his 20th career Olympic medal.

3. PAINTING THE TOWN GOLD: British cyclist Bradley Wiggins had a major night-out after winning gold — and tweeted every detail.

4. RECORDS SMASHED: A string of cycling world records fell on the first day at a steamy velodrome.

5. PUTIN AT THE JUDO: Russian President Vladimir Putin showed up to watch judo — and saw his country collect gold.