Despite his recent travails, this is the one millions of people around the globe will be waiting for – Usain Bolt in the men’s 100m final.
Never mind the dip in form which saw training partner Yohan Blake beat him in the run-up to the Games, or the perilous possibility of his false-starting just as he did at last year’s World Championships in Daegu – there can be no question that Bolt running the 100m is the most eagerly awaited of Olympic events.
Bolt will defend his Olympic title at 9.50pm, but there is much more to this night’s athletics.
Among other highlights, watch out for Great Britain’s Christine Ohuruogu in the women’s 400m final as she defends her title (9.10pm), and Yamile Aldama in the women’s triple jump.
Plus, watch BBC One at 11am for the women’s marathon, which takes in many of London’s most famous landmarks.
Sadly, Britain’s Paula Radcliffe will not compete in her fifth consecutive Games after ruling herself out of the race due to injury, but GB will be represented by Claire Hallissey, Freya Murray and Mara Yamauchi.
Down in Weymouth this promises to be a huge day for British interests. Both the Finn and Star classes reach their medal races, meaning this is the day on which Ben Ainslie could wrap up a fourth Olympic sailing gold medal in the former.
Ainslie has been involved in a dramatic battle with Denmark’s Jonas Hogh-Christensen all week and he goes into Sunday’s decisive Finn medal race knowing a fourth gold medal is tantalisingly close.
Defending Olympic champions Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson might be a safer bet (13:00) for Britain having dominated the Star class.
At Wimbledon, Britain’s Andy Murray is aiming for a unique feat in becoming a double Olympic tennis champion as he plays in two finals on the same afternoon.
Firstly in the men’s singles, can he make amends for his agonising defeat by Roger Federer just four weeks ago in their grand slam encounter?
Following his battle with Swiss star, there will be no time to rest for Murray, as he will be out with Laura Robson in the mixed doubles final against the Belarus pair of Victoria Azarenka and Max Miryni.
In the Velodrome, Great Britain’s Ed Clancy will start the second and final day of the multi-discipline omnium in fourth place after winning the flying lap, finishing 11th in the points race and fifth in the elimination race on Saturday.
With his stronger events to come in the individual pursuit (10:00), scratch race (17:01) and time trial (18:16), a medal is a real possibility.
Victoria Pendleton and Jason Kenny will also be action in the early stages of their respective sprint competitions.
Women’s boxing a sport making its Olympic debut, begins at 1.30pm with three excellent British medal hopes in the shape of Nicola Adams, Natasha Jonas and Savannah Marshall.
From 2pm, follow the gymnastics apparatus finals on what could be a historic day for Louis Smith.
He won bronze on the pommel horse in Beijing, but can he take the gold at London 2012? Dan Purvis could also feature – and win a medal – in the floor final.
GB teams in action include women’s Basketball (v Brazil, 10.15pm), women’s handball (v Croatia, 4.15pm), men’s hockey (v Australia , 7pm), women’s volleyball (v Japan , 2.45pm), and women’s water polo (quarter-final TBC).
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You can follow all the action from Day 9 at the London 2012 Olympic Games across the BBC. Details below:
.6.00am-9.00am – OLYMPIC BREAKFAST Presenter: Bill Turnbull & Hazel Irvine
News round-up from the Games and beyond, plus a look ahead to today’s events.9.00am-10.50am – OLYMPICS 2012 Presenter: Mishal Husain Hockey, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Basketball
Coverage of the opening sports on day nine of the Games and looks ahead to today’s highlights, which will include the final of the men’s 100m and the women’s marathon.
This morning’s action sees several of the team competitions continue, in events such as the men’s hockey and table tennis, and women’s volleyball and basketball.. 10.50am-1.30pm – OLYMPICS 2012 Presenter: Clare Balding, with Tanni-Grey Thompson Athletics
Attention turns to the women’s marathon, which begins at 11am on The Mall, where it will also conclude 26.2 miles later, passing many famous landmarks on the way.
While the field may not have time to appreciate St Paul’s Cathedral, the Houses of Parliament and Tower of London, the pavements will be packed with crowds cheering on British runners Mara Yamauchi, Freya Murray and Claire Hallissey.. 1.30pm-4.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012 Presenter: Clare Balding Boxing, Sailing, Tennis
Action from ExCel of the first-ever women’s Olympic boxing bout, the conclusion of the men’s Finn class sailing and the men’s singles tennis final.
The ExCeL is the venue for the women’s boxing at 1.30, which begins with a bout from the last-16 of the flyweight division, followed by sailing from 1.45 at the Weymouth and Portland National Academy, where Ben Ainslie is hoping to clinch another gold medal in the men’s Finn class.
That is followed by the concluding tennis action of the Games from Wimbledon from 3.00, where the men’s singles final takes place on the famous grass courts of Centre Court between Britain’s Andy Murray and Roger Federer.
Coverage of the opening artistic gymnastics apparatus finals is on BBC Two at 1.50pm (details below).. 4.00pm-5.35pm – OLYMPICS 2012 Presenter: Sue Barker, with Jake Humphrey Tennis & Cycling
Further coverage of the men’s singles tennis final at Wimbledon, and the latest track cycling races at the London Velodrome.
The tennis is scheduled to start at 2.00 and is played over the best of five sets, with Roger Federer and Andy Murray aiming to succeed Rafael Nadal as Olympic champion.
This afternoon’s cycling starts at 4.00 with the last-32 in the women’s sprint, followed by the men’s sprint quarter-finals from 4.35 and 5.20, and the 5.00 men’s Omnium 15km scratch race. Ed Clancy won gold four years ago in the team pursuit, and is Team GB’s representative in the Omnium this time around.
Coverage switches to BBC Two at 5.35pm (details below).. 6.00pm-6.50pm – OLYMPICS 2012 Presenter: Sue Barker, with Jake Humphrey Cycling
The men’s Omnium track cycling concludes at the London Velodrome, with the 1km time-trial deciding the destination of the medals from 6.16.
The time-trial is the last of six disciplines that make up the Omnium and Britain will be looking to Ed Clancy for success in an event that was not included in the 2008 Games.. 6.50pm-10.15pm – OLYMPICS 2012 Presenter: Gary Lineker, with John Inverdale Athletics
The highlight of today’s action inside the Olympic Stadium is undoubtedly the final race of the day, the men’s 100m final at 9.50pm.
The race is always one of the iconic moments of any Games, and tonight promises to be no exception, as world record holder and defending champion Usain Bolt looks to retain the title under expected stiff competition from compatriot Yohan Blake, who defeated Bolt in both the 100m and 200m at the Jamaican trials.
Chances of British success this evening could come in the women’s 400m, where Christine Ohuruogu is the reigning champion, and in the women’s triple jump courtesy of world indoor champion Yamile Aldama.
The full schedule features the women’s 400m hurdles first round from 7.00, men’s high jump qualification from 7.05, women’s triple jump final from 7.35, men’s 100m semi-finals from 7.45 and final at 9.50, men’s 1500m semi-finals from 8.15, men’s hammer final from 8.20, men’s 400m semi-finals from 8.40, women’s 400m final at 9.10 and men’s 3,000m steeplechase final at 9.25.. 10.40pm-12.15am – 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 on day nine.. 12.15am-1.00am – OLYMPIC SPORTSDAY Presenter: Olly Foster
Final round-up of the day’s events, with guests from the world’s of Olympic sport and sports journalism.. 1.50pm-4.30pm – OLYMPICS 2012 Presenter: Matt Baker Gymnastics
The opening artistic gymnastics apparatus finals at the North Greenwich Arena, featuring the men’s floor exercise from 2.00, women’s vault from 2.50 and men’s pommel horse from 3.41.
The top eight gymnasts from the qualifiers will compete for the medals, and Britain claimed a bronze in the men’s pommel horse four years ago through Louis Smith, who qualified with the best score for the final, and is joined this time by team-mate Max Whitlock.. 5.35pm-6.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012 Presenter: Sue Barker, with Jake Humphrey Cycling
The latest track cycling races from the London Velodrome, featuring the last-16 of the women’s sprint discipline. Victoria Pendleton beat long-time rival Anna Meares of Australia to win the final of this event four years ago in Beijing, and is among the favourites for victory once again, but first needs to triumph in her race this afternoon to progress to tomorrow’s quarter-finals.. 9.00am-2.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012 Presenter: Rishi Persad Badminton, Cycling, Tennis, Sailing
BBC Three’s coverage on day nine of the Games begins with the men’s badminton singles and doubles bronze-medal matches from 9.00, men’s Omnium and women’s sprint track cycling from 10.00 and 11.00 respectively, and the medal race in the Star class sailing at 1.00.
Wembley Arena is the first venue of the day as third place is decided in the two badminton events ahead of this afternoon’s finals.
Attention then shifts to the London Velodrome for the 4km individual pursuit race in the men’s Omnium and the qualifiers for the women’s sprint, before Shirley Robertson presents from the sailing regatta in Weymouth, as Britain’s Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson look to retain the Star title they won at the 2008 Games in Beijing. Plus, updates from the tennis mixed doubles final at Wimbledon from 12.00.. 2.00pm-7.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012 Presenter: Manish Bhasin Tennis, Badminton, Cycling
Further coverage from day nine, featuring the conclusion of the tennis and badminton, and the latest races in the track cycling. The tennis and badminton finals continue during the afternoon at Wimbledon and Wembley Arena respectively, featuring the men’s singles, and women’s and mixed doubles tennis, and the men’s singles and doubles in the badminton.
The afternoon’s cycling schedule at the London Velodrome starts with the last-32 of the women’s sprints from 4.00, with the men’s sprint quarter-finals from 4.35 and 5.20, and men’s Omnium 15km scratch race at 5.00.. 7.00pm-11.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012 Presenter: Jake Humphrey, with Ore Oduba Hockey, Boxing, Basketball
BBC Three’s evening coverage features men’s hockey and boxing, and women’s basketball. The hockey at the Riverbank Arena at 7.00 is the first action of the night as Great Britain and Australia clash in their penultimate Pool A fixture, with the top two of six sides progressing to the quarter-finals.
The boxing bouts follow at the ExCeL London, featuring the quarter-finals of the bantamweight division from 8.30, which include Britain’s Luke Campbell, and the heavyweight class from 9.30, and the opening stages of Great Britain v Brazil in the final match of the women’s basketball group phase is at 10.15.
CLICK on the icons below to find out more about each Olympic sport . Day Session 11:00 – Women’s Marathon – FINAL *Feat. GB’s Claire Hallissey, Freya Murray, Mara Yamauchi LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 10.50am-2.10pm . Evening Session 19:00 – Women’s 400m Hurdles – Round 1 *Feat. GB’s Perri Shakes-Dreyton, Eilidh Child 19:05 – Men’s High Jump – Qualification *Feat. GB’s Robbie Grabarz 19:35 – Women’s Triple Jump – FINAL (BBC Olym 13, 7.25pm) *Feat. GB’s Yamile Aldama 19:45 – Men’s 100m – Semi Finals *Feat. GB’s Dwain Chambers, Adam Gemili, James Dasaolu 20:15 – Men’s 1500m – Semi Finals *Feat. GB’s Andy Baddeley, Ross Murray 20:20 – Men’s Hammer Throw – FINAL (BBC Olym 14, 8.10pm) *Feat. GB’s Alexander Smith 20:40 – Men’s 400m – Semi Finals *Feat. GB’s Conrad Williams, Nigel Levine, Martyn Rooney 21:10 – Women’s 400m – FINAL *Feat. GB’s Christine Ohuruogu 21:25 – Men’s 3000m Steeplechase – FINAL 21:50 – Men’s 100m – FINAL (Live in 3D on BBC HD) LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 6.40pm-10.05pm . 09:00 – Men’s Singles – BRONZE Medal Match 09:00 – Men’s Doubles – BRONZE Medal Match LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 8.55am-11.10am 13:30 – Men’s Singles – GOLD Medal Match 13:30 – Men’s Doubles – GOLD Medal Match LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 12.55pm-4.10pm . Women’s Competition France v Russia | Group B | Tip-off: 09:00 LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 8.50am-10.55am Angola v Czech Republic | Group A | Tip-off: 11:15 LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 11.05am-1.10pm Canada v Australia | Group B | Tip-off: 14:30 LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 2.20pm-4.25pm China v United States | Group A | Tip-off: 16:45 LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 4.35pm-6.40pm Croatia v Turkey | Group A | Tip-off: 20:00 LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 7.50pm-9.55pm Great Britain v Brazil | Group B | Tip-off: 22:15 LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 10.05pm-12.10am BBC Red Button (301) – 11.00pm-12.00am . 18:00 – Women’s Quarter Final 1 19:00 – Women’s Quarter Final 2 LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 5.55pm-8.00pm BBC Red Button (302) – 7.00pm-7.50pm 22:00 – Women’s Quarter Final 3 23:00 – Women’s Quarter Final 4 LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 9.55pm-12.00am BBC Red Button (302) – 10.00pm-11.50pm . 13:30 – Women’s Fly (51kg) | Round of 16 14:30 – Women’s Light (60kg) | Round of 16 *Feat. GB’s Natasha Jonas 15:30 – Women’s Middle (75kg) | Round of 16 LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 1.25pm-4.40pm BBC Red Button (301) – 2.15pm-4.30pm 20:30 – Men’s Bantam (56kg) | Quarter Finals *Feat. GB’s Luke Campbell 21:30 – Men’s Heavy (91kg) | Quarter Finals LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 8.25pm-10.40pm . 10:00 – Men’s Omnium – 4km Individual Pursuit (4/6) *Feat. GB’s Ed Clancy 10:58 – Women’s Sprint – Qualifying *Feat. GB’s Victoria Pendleton LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 9.55am-11.35am 16:00 – Women’s Sprint – 1/16 Finals 16:34 – Men’s Sprint – Quarter Finals *Feat. GB’s Jason Kenny 16:48 – Women’s Sprint – 1/16 Final Repechages 17:01 – Men’s Omnium – 15km Scratch Race (5/6) *Feat. GB’s Ed Clancy 17:38 – Women’s Sprint – 1/8 Finals 18:06 – Women’s Sprint – 1/8 Final Repechages 18:16 – Men’s Omnium – 1km Time Trial (6/6) *Feat. GB’s Ed Clancy 18:47 – Men’s Sprint – Race for 5th-8th Places 18:51 – Women’s Sprint – Race for 9th-12th Places LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 3.55pm-7.15pm . 19:00 – Women’s 3m Springboard | FINAL LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 6.55pm-8.25pm . 11:00 – Individual Jumping | 2nd Qualifier 11:00 – Team Jumping | Round 1 *Feat. GB’s Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 10.55am-2.25pm . Men’s Team Foil 09:00 – Round of 16 *Feat. Great Britain 10:30 – Quarter Finals 12:00 – Semi Finals 15:00 – Placement 7-8 15:00 – Placement 5-6 LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 8.55am-4.40pm 18:00 – BRONZE Medal Match 19:15 – GOLD Medal Match LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 5.55pm-9.00pm . 14:00 – Men’s Floor Exercise – FINAL 14:50 – Women’s Vault – FINAL 15:41 – Men’s Pommel Horse – FINAL *Feat. GB’s Louis Smith, Max Whitlock LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 1.55pm-4.40pm . Women’s Competition Sweden v South Korea | Group B | Start: 09:30 LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 9.20am-11.05am Brazil v Angola | Group A | Start: 11:15 LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 11.05am-12.55pm Montenegro v Russia | Group A | Start: 14:30 LIVE BBC Olympics 17 – 2.20pm-4.05pm Croatia v Great Britain | Group A | Start: 16:15 LIVE BBC Olympics 17 – 4.05pm-5.55pm Norway v Spain | Group B | Start: 19:30 LIVE BBC Olympics 17 – 7.20pm-9.05pm Denmark v France | Group B | Start: 21:15 LIVE BBC Olympics 17 – 9.05pm-10.55pm . Men’s Competition New Zealand v Belgium | Group B | Start: 08:30 LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 8.20am-10.10am Pakistan v South Africa | Group A | Start: 10:45 LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 10.35am-12.25pm India v South Korea | Group B | Start: 13:45 LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 1.35pm-3.25pm Netherlands v Germany | Group B | Start: 16:00 LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 3.50pm-5.40pm Great Britain v Australia | Group A | Start: 19:00 LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 6.50pm-8.40pm Argentina v Spain | Group A | Start: 21:15 LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 9.05pm-10.55pm . 12:00 – Men’s 49er – Race 12 12:00 – Women’s RS-X – Race 9 12:45 – Men’s 49er – Race 13 12:45 – Women’s RS-X – Race 10 13:00 – Men’s Star – MEDAL RACE *Feat. GB’s Iain Percy, Andrew Simpson 14:00 – Men’s Finn – MEDAL RACE *Feat. GB’s Ben Ainslie 14:00 – Women’s 470 – Race 5 14:00 – Men’s RS-X – Race 9 14:45 – Men’s RS-X – Race 10 15:30 – Women’s 470 – Race 6 LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 11.50am-6.30pm . Men’s 50m Pistol 12:30 – FINALS LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 12.25pm-1.30pm . 15:00 – Women’s Duets – Qualification Technical Routine *Feat. GB’s Olivia Federici/Jenna Randall LIVE BBC Olympics 15 – 2.55pm-6.00pm . Morning Session 10:00 – Men’s Team – Quarter Finals LIVE BBC Olympics 8 / BBC Olympics 18 – 9.55am-1.10pm Afternoon Session 14:30 – Men’s Team – Quarter Finals LIVE BBC Olympics 8 / BBC Olympics 18 – 2.25pm-5.40pm Evening Session 19:00 – Women’s Team – Semi Final 1 LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 6.55pm-10.10pm . Centre Court | GOLD Medal matches Hlavackova/Hradecka (CZE) v S.Williams/V.Williams (USA) Roger Federer (SUI) v Andy Murray (GBR) Azarenka/Mirnyi (BLR) v Robson/Murray (GBR) LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 12.00pm-8.40pm No. 1 Court | Bronze Medal matches Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) v Novak Djokovic (SRB) Huber/Raymond (USA) v Kirilenko/Petrova (RUS) Raymond/Bryan (USA) v Lisicki/Kas (GER) LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 12.00pm-8.40pm . Women’s Competition Algeria v Dominican Republic | Group A | Tip-off: 09:30 LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 9.20am-11.10am China v South Korea | Group B | Tip-off: 11:30 LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 11.20am-1.10pm Great Britain v Japan | Group A | Tip-off: 14:45 LIVE BBC Olympics 14 – 2.35pm-4.25pm Italy v Russia | Group A | Tip-off: 16:45 LIVE BBC Olympics 14 – 4.35pm-6.25pm United States v Turkey | Group B | Tip-off: 20:00 LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 7.50pm-9.40pm Brazil v Serbia | Group B | Tip-off: 22:00 LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 9.50pm-11.40pm . Women’s Competition Hungary v Russia | Start: 14:50 LIVE BBC Olympics 13 – 2.40pm-4.05pm China v Australia | Group B | Start: 16:10 LIVE BBC Olympics 13 – 4.05pm-5.40pm United States v Italy | Group B | Start: 19:00 LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 6.50pm-8.15pm Spain v Great Britain | Group A | Start: 20:20 LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 8.15pm-9.50pm . 15:30 – Women’s +75kg | Group A (MEDALS) LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 3.25pm-5.40pm . Men’s 55kg Greco-Roman 13:00 – Qualifiers 13:30 – Last 16 14:30 – Quarter Finals 15:00 – Semi Finals Men’s 74kg Greco-Roman 13:00 – Qualifiers 13:30 – Last 16 14:30 – Quarter Finals 15:00 – Semi Finals LIVE BBC Olympics 16 – 12.55pm-3.55pm Men’s 55kg Greco-Roman 17:45 – Repechage & BRONZE Medal Match 18:25 – GOLD Medal Match Men’s 74kg Greco-Roman 17:45 – Repechage & BRONZE Medal Match 18:25 – GOLD Medal Match LIVE BBC Olympics 16 – 5.40pm-8.25pm 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 .