LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Thurs 2nd August

Medals could come in a variety of sporting disciplines for Great Britain on day six of their home Games.

At the top of that list comes track cycling in the new state-of-the-art Velodrome inside the Olympic Park, where Team GB’s star names will to build on from the momentum following Bradley Wiggins’ superb victory on the road time-trial.

The first day of action sees Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish riding for team sprint gold against Australia, while Jason Kenny, Philip Hindes and Sir Chris Hoy team goes up against formidable French and German opposition in the men’s equivalent.

Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning delivered Team GB’s first gold medal of the entire London 2012 Games on the waters of Eton Dorney on day five, and there will be plenty of strong British contenders for medals on day six.

All three finals will feature British interest, including the lightweight men’s four and women’s eight.

Target sports feature heavily during the day, with the medals set to be decided in the women’s individual archery at Lord’s, and the men’s double trap shooting final takes place over at the Woolwich Artillery Barracks from 3pm, where GB’s Peter Wilson and Richard Faulds are set to star.

On the final day of the Canoe Slalom competition at Lee Valley, the men’s C2 and women’s K1 canoe slalom finals both have strong British interest, with David Florence and Richard Hounslow becoming the first paddlers to compete in two separate events at the same Olympic Games.

At tea-time inside the North Greenwich Arena, expect a ferocious battle between the US and Russia to be crowned women’s all-around gymnastics champion, featuring names such as Jordyn Wieber and Aliya Mustafina.

In the pool, another epic Michael Phelps v Ryan Lochte battle is anticipated in the men’s 200m individual medley, with GB’s James Goddard also involved in the same race, while Fran Halsall is Britain’s outstanding hope in the women’s 100m freestyle.

GB teams in action include men’s Basketball (v Spain, 8pm), men’s Handball (v Argentina, 4.15pm), women’s Hockey (v Belgium, 7pm), men’s Volleyball (v Italy, 10pm), and men’s Water Polo (v United States, 6.20pm)

Ensure you don’t miss anpther busy day of action live on the BBC. You can make your choice of Olympic viewing by pressing the Red Button on your digital remote, or by accessing the BBC’s Olympics channels or the BBC Sport website.

You can follow all the action from Day 6 at the London 2012 Olympic Games across the BBC. Details below:


Presenter: Chris Hollins & Sian Williams

News round-up from the Games and beyond, plus a look ahead to today’s events.

9.00am-11.30am – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Mishal Husain, with Sonali Shah and John Inverdale
Archery & Rowing

Coverage of the opening events on day six of the Games, featuring women’s archery, and men’s / women’s rowing semi-finals.

Lord’s is the venue for the opening action from 9.00, as the women’s individual archery reaches the last-16 stage.

The focus then switches to Eton Dorney, where John Inverdale introduces the semi-finals of the 10.10 men’s four, 10.30 women’s lightweight double sculls, 10.50 men’s lightweight double sculls and 11.10 women’s single sculls.

11.30am-1.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Matt Baker, with John Inverdale

Three more rowing finals take places, with British medal hopes in all of the races. The schedule featuring: 11.50 men’s double sculls, 12.10 men’s lightweight four and 12.30 women’s eight.

Bill Lucas and Sam Townsend compete in the double sculls, with Chris Bartley, Peter Chambers, Richard Chambers and Rob Williams in the lightweight four.

Coverage switches to BBC Two at 1.00pm (details below).

1.45pm-4.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Hazel Irvine, with Sonali Shah
Archery, Shooting & Tennis

An afternoon of archery, tennis and shooting, with the latest medals set to be decided. The archery at Lord’s provides the first live coverage, as the women’s individual discipline heads towards a conclusion, with the quarter-finals from 2.00, semi-finals from 2.52, bronze-medal match at 3.21 and the final at 3.37.

The men’s double trap shooting finals get under way at 3.00, with medal chances for Great Britain coming in the shape of Peter Wilson and Richard Faulds, with the latter aiming to win a second gold after claiming victory in Sydney 12 years ago.

Tennis at Wimbledon also continues with the knockout stages of the men’s and women’s singles and doubles, and the mixed doubles.

4.00pm-6.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Sue Barker, with Jake Humphrey

Track cycling competition begins at the London Velodrome, including the finals of the women’s team sprint.

Great Britain have an outstanding recent history in this sport, and will expect to be challenging for medals in most of the disciplines, with Victoria Pendleton and Jess Varnish going for gold this evening, and the Australians likely to be their closest rivals.

The schedule features the women’s team sprint qualifiers from 4.00, first round from 4.45 and finals from 5.50, with the men’s team sprint qualifiers from 4.15 and first round from 5.40, and men’s team pursuit qualifying from 4.50.

Coverage switches to BBC Two at 6.00pm (details below).

7.00pm-10.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Gary Lineker

Another busy evening of swimming at the Aquatics Centre, where four finals and the semi-finals in a further three disciplines are scheduled, featuring the finals of the 7.38 women’s 200m breaststroke, 7.46 men’s 200m backstroke, 8.16 men’s 200m individual medley and 8.34 women’s 100m freestyle, and the semi-finals of the 7.30 men’s 50m freestyle, 7.54 women’s 200m backstroke and 8.51 men’s 100m butterfly.

Britain’s best chance of a medal tonight appears to be in the women’s 100m freestyle, in which former European champion Fran Halsall will hope to have a decisive part to play, while American stars Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will once again expect to continue their rivalry in the individual medley.

Phelps won an incredible 14 gold medals over the last two Olympics in Athens and Beijing, and is confident of adding to that tally, although Lochte matched him during the dramatic US trials, and the pair are hard to separate in a number of disciplines.

10.40pm-12.00am – OLYMPICS TONIGHT
Presenter: Gabby Logan

In the company of star guests from the world of sport and beyond, Gabby Logan looks at the stories and personalities that have made the headlines.

12.10am-12.55am – OLYMPIC SPORTSDAY
Presenter: Dan Walker

Final round-up of the day’s events, with guests from the world’s of Olympic sport and sports journalism.

1.00pm-1.45pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Matt Baker

Coverage from the grass courts of Wimbledon, where the tennis singles and doubles competitions have reached the knockout stages. Weather permitting, the men’s and women’s singles and the mixed doubles quarter-finals are set to take place, along with the semi-finals of the men’s and women’s doubles.

6.00pm-7.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Sue Barker

Coverage of the concluding track cycling final of the day at the London Velodrome, where the men’s team sprint discipline reaches a climax from 6.10.

Four-time Olympic champion Chris Hoy led the British team to glory in this event in Beijing four years ago, along with Jason Kenny and Jamie Staff, and Hoy and Kenny return with Philip Hindes as one of the favourites to triumph once again.


10.00pm-10.40pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Gary Lineker
Boxing, Volleyball, Hockey

More action from the Games, where men’s boxing and volleyball, and women’s hockey are still taking place.

The middleweight boxing last-16 bouts are the concluding ones of the day at the ExCeL London. The British men’s volleyball team play their latest Pool A match against Italy at Earls Court, and the women’s hockey Pool B fixture between New Zealand and Argentina is set to reach a climax at the Riverbank Arena.

9.00am-2.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Rishi Persad
Swimming & Sailing

First session on the sixth day of London 2012, including the latest swimming heats at the Aquatics Centre.

The schedule features the 10.00 men’s 50m freestyle, 10.27 women’s 800m freestyle, 11.21 men’s 100m butterfly and 11.46 women’s 200m backstroke. Rebecca Adlington will be the focus of most of the attention as she gets the defence of her 800m freestyle title under way, having won in a world record time four years ago in Beijing, and claimed bronze in the 400m on Sunday.

Plus, updates on the fifth day of the sailing regatta at Weymouth.

2.00pm-7.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Manish Bhasin
Canoe Slalom & Gymnastics

Coverage concentrates on the concluding canoe slalom finals and the women’s individual artistic gymnastics all-around final.

The Lee Valley White Water Centre is the first port of call, featuring the 2.12 women’s K1 semi-finals, 3.18 men’s C2 final and the 3.57 women’s K1 final. David Florence and Richard Hounslow demonstrated their credentials with victory in the C2 discipline at the World Cup meeting in Cardiff in June, and were expected to be challenging for medals.

The gymnastics begins at 4.30 at the North Greenwich Arena, where the leading 24 competitors from the qualifying sessions will be in action. The USA provided the gold and silver medallists in Beijing, with Nastia Liukin edging Shawn Johnson into second place, and China’s Yang Yilin winning bronze.

7.00pm-11.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Jake Humphrey
Hockey, Basketball, Volleyball

Final sessions on day six of the Games, featuring Belgium v Great Britain in the women’s hockey, Spain v Great Britain in the men’s basketball and Great Britain v Italy in the men’s volleyball.

The Riverbank Arena is the setting for the hockey coverage from 7.00, as Belgium and Team GB play their third Pool A match of the competition, with the Brits seeking their third successive victory having already defeated Japan and South Korea.

The focus then switches to the Basketball Arena from 8.30 to pick up on the basketball Group B fixture, as Britain attempt to claim a first victory after suffering losses to Russia and Brazil, but face a tough test against the Spanish, who won the silver medal four years ago in Beijing.

Plus, the start of the men’s volleyball Pool A match at Earls Court from 10.00, where Great Britain are looking for a reversal of fortunes after losing 3-0 in their two previous contests.


CLICK on the icons below to find out more about each Olympic sport
Women’s Individual
09:00 – Round of 16
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 8.55am-10.55am
14:00 – Quarter Finals
14:52 – Semi Finals
15:21 – BRONZE Medal Match
15:37 – GOLD Medal Match
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 1.55pm-4.15pm
Morning Session
09:00 – Men’s Doubles (Quarter Finals)
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 / BBC Olympics 16 – 8.55am-11.10am
Afternoon Session
12:30 – Women’s Singles (SF) / M & W Doubles (SF)
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 / BBC Olympics 16 – 12.25pm-3.40pm
        BBC Red Button (301) – 12.30pm-2.55pm
Evening Session
17:00 – Men’s Singles (QF) / Women’s Doubles (SF)
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 / BBC Olympics 16 – 4.55pm-8.10pm
Men’s Competition
France v Lithuania | Group A | Tip-off: 09:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 8.50am-10.55am
Australia v China | Group B | Tip-off: 11:15
LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 11.05am-1.10pm
Argentina v Tunisia | Group A | Tip-off: 14:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 19 – 2.20pm-4.25pm
Brazil v Russia | Group B | Tip-off: 16:45
LIVE BBC Olympics 19 – 4.35pm-6.40pm
Spain v Great Britain | Group B | Tip-off: 20:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 7.50pm-9.55pm
        BBC Red Button (301) – 7.50pm-8.30pm
United States v Nigeria | Group A | Tip-off: 22:15
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 10.05pm-12.10am
        BBC Red Button (301) – 10.30pm-12.00am
09:00 – Women’s Prelim
10:00 – Women’s Prelim
11:00 – Men’s Prelim
12:00 – Men’s Prelim
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 8.55am-1.00pm
14:30 – Women’s Prelim
15:30 – Women’s Prelim Feat. GB’s Dampney/Mullin
16:30 – Men’s Prelim
17:30 – Men’s Prelim
LIVE BBC Olympics 18 – 2.25pm-6.30pm
20:00 – Men’s Prelim
21:00 – Men’s Prelim
22:00 – Women’s Prelim
23:00 – Women’s Prelim
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 7.55pm-12.00am
        BBC Red Button (302) – 7.55pm-11.00pm & 11.30pm-12.00am
13:30 – Men’s Light (60kg) | Round of 16
14:30 – Men’s Middle (75kg) | Round of 16
*Feat. GB’s Anthony Ogogo
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 1.25pm-3.40pm
20:30 – Men’s Light Fly (60kg) | Round of 16
*Feat. GB’s Josh Taylor
21:30 – Men’s Middle (75kg) | Round of 16
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 -8.25pm-10.40pm
        BBC Red Button (301) – 8.30pm-10.30pm
13:30 – Men’s Canoe Double (C2) | Semi Finals
Feat. GB’s Florence/Hounslow & Baille/Scott
14:12 – Women’s Kayak (K1) | Semi Finals
15:18 – Men’s Canoe Double (C2) | FINAL
Feat. GB’s Lizzie Neave
15:57 – Women’s Kayak (K1) | FINAL
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 1.25pm-5.10pm
16:00 – Women’s Team Sprint – Qualifying – Feat. GBR
16:15 – Men’s Team Sprint – Qualifying – Feat. GBR
16:30 – Women’s Team Sprint – 1st Round
16:42 – Men’s Team Pursuit – Qualifying – Feat. GBR
17:46 – Men’s Team Sprint – 1st Round
17:59 – Women’s Team Sprint – FINALS
18:15 – Men’s Team Sprint – FINALS
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 3.55pm-6.40pm
11:00 – Individual Dressage | Grand Prix (Day 1)
Feat. GB’s Carl Hester & Laura Bechtolsheimer
11:00 – Team Dressage | Grand Prix (Day 1) – Feat. GBR
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 10.55am-3.40pm
16:30 – Women’s Individual All-Around – FINAL
Feat. GB’s Hannah Whelan & Rebecca Tunney
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 4.25pm-6.50pm
Men’s Competition
Spain v South Korea | Group B | Start: 09:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 14 – 9.20am-11.05am
France v Tunisia | Group A | Start: 11:15
LIVE BBC Olympics 14 – 11.05am-12.55pm
Croatia v Hungary | Group B | Start: 14:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 14 – 2.20pm-4.05pm
Great Britain v Argentina | Group A | Start: 16:15
LIVE BBC Olympics 14 – 4.05pm-5.55pm
Serbia v Denmark | Group B | Start: 19:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 7.20pm-9.05pm
Sweden v Iceland | Group A | Start: 21:15
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 9.05pm-10.55pm
Women’s Competition
South Korea v Japan | Group A | Start: 08:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 8.20am-10.10am
Australia v United States | Group B | Start: 10:45
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 10.35am-12.25pm
China v Netherlands | Group A | Start: 13:45
LIVE BBC Olympics 20 – 1.35pm-3.25pm
South Africa v Germany | Group B | Start: 16:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 20 – 3.50pm-5.40pm
Belgium v Great Britain | Group A | Start: 19:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 6.50pm-8.40pm
New Zealand v Argentina | Group B | Start: 21:15
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 9.05pm-10.55pm
Men’s -100kg
09:30 – Elimination Round of 64
09:30 – Elimination Round of 32
*Feat. GB’s James Austin
09:33 – Elimination Round of 16
09:35 – Quarter Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 9.25am-12.40pm
Women’s -78kg
09:30 – Elimination Round of 32
*Feat. GB’s Gemma Gibbons
09:32 – Elimination Round of 16
09:34 – Quarter Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 9.25am-12.40pm
Men’s -100kg
14:02 – Repechage & Bronze
14:03 – Semi Finals
16:10 – FINAL
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 1.55pm-5.00pm
Women’s -78kg
14:00 – Semi Finals
14:01 – Repechage & Bronze
16:00 – FINAL
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 1.55pm-5.00pm
09:30 – Women’s Single Sculls – Semi Finals
10:10 – Men’s Four – Semi Finals – Feat. GBR
10:30 – Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls – Semi Finals
*Feat. GB’s Katherine Copeland & Sophie Hosking
10:50 – Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls – Semi Finals
*Feat. GB’s Zac Purchase & Mark Hunter
11:50 – Men’s Double Sculls – FINAL
*Feat. GB’s Bill Lucas & Sam Townsend
12:10 – Men’s Lightweight Four – FINAL
*Feat. GBR
12:30 – Women’s Eight – FINAL
*Feat. GBR
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 9.25am-1.20pm
12:00 – Men’s Finn – Race 7
12:00 – Men’s 470 – Race 1
12:00 – Men’s 49er – Race 7
12:05 – Men’s Star – Race 7
12:45 – Men’s 49er – Race 8
13:15 – Men’s Finn – Race 8
13:20 – Men’s Star – Race 8
13:30 – Men’s 470 – Race 2
13:30 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Round Robin
14:00 – Women’s RS-X – Race 5
14:45 – Women’s RS-X – Race 6
16:00 – Men’s RS-X – Race 5
16:45 – Men’s RS-X – Race 6
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 11.50am-6.10pm
15:00 – Men’s Double Trap – FINALS
*May feature GB’s Richard Faulds & Peter Wilson
LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 2.55pm-4.10pm
Morning Session
10:00 – Men’s 50m Freestyle – Heats
10:19 – Women’s 800m Freestyle – Heats
11:14 – Men’s 100m Butterfly – Heats
11:31 – Women’s 200m Breaststroke – Heats
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 9.55am-12.20pm
Evening Session
19:30 – Men’s 50m Freestyle – FINAL
19:38 – Women’s 200m Breaststroke – FINAL
19:46 – Men’s 200m Backstroke – FINAL
19:54 – Women’s 200m Breaststroke – Semi Finals
20:16 – Men’s 200m Individual Medley – FINAL
20:34 – Women’s 100m Freestyle – FINAL
20:51 – Men’s 100m Butterfly – Semi Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 7.25pm-9.20pm
Morning Session
10:00 – Men’s Singles – Semi Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 9.55am-12.10pm
Afternoon Session
14:30 – Men’s Singles – BRONZE Medal Match
15:30 – Men’s Singles – GOLD Medal Match
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 2.25pm-5.10pm
Centre Court | Quarter Finals
Victoria Azarenka (BLR) v Angelique Kerber (GER)
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) v Novak Djokovic (SRB)
Roger Federer (SUI) v John Isner (USA)
Kim Clijsters (BEL) v Maria Sharapova (RUS)
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 12.00pm-8.10pm
No. 1 Court | Quarter Finals
Nicholas Almagro (ESP) v Andy Murray (GBR)
Serena Williams (USA) v Caroline Wozniacki (DEN)
Kei Nishikori (JPN) v Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG)
LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 12.00pm-8.10pm
Court TBC
Men’s / Women’s Singles – Quarter Finals
Men’s / Women’s Doubles – Semi Finals
Mixed Doubles – Quarter Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 21 – 11.30am-8.10pm
Men’s Competition
Serbia v Germany | Group B | Tip-off: 09:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 15 – 9.20am-11.10am
Australia v Bulgaria | Group A | Tip-off: 11:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 15 – 11.20am-1.10pm
Russia v Tunisia | Group B | Tip-off: 14:45
LIVE BBC Olympics 15 – 2.35pm-4.25pm
Poland v Argentina | Group A | Tip-off: 16:45
LIVE BBC Olympics 15 – 4.35pm-6.25pm
Brazil v United States | Group B | Tip-off: 20:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 7.50pm-9.40pm
Great Britain v Italy | Group A | Tip-off: 22:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 9.50pm-11.40pm
Men’s Competition
Spain v Australia | Group A | Start: 10:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 17 – 9.50am-11.15am
Kazakhstan v Greece | Group A | Start: 11:20
LIVE BBC Olympics 17 – 11.15am-12.50pm
Montenegro v Serbia | Group B | Start: 14:10
LIVE BBC Olympics 17 – 2.00pm-3.25pm
Romania v Hungary | Group B | Start: 15:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 17 – 3.25pm-5.00pm
Great Britain v United States | Group B | Start: 18:20
LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 6.10pm-7.35pm
Italy v Croatia | Group A | Start: 19:40
LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 7.35pm-9.10pm
Live coverage of selected events also on British Eurosport & Sky 3D
Highlights of the day’s events in 3D will be shown on BBC HD at 11pm

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