LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Tuesday 7th August

More medals are expected to roll in for Great Britain on day eleven of the Games, including three big finals with outstanding British hopes bring track cycling to a conclusion inside the Olympic Velodrome.

But Tuesday’s number one highlight for Team GB could come in Hyde Park from 11.30am, where triathlon’s wonder brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee finally take part in the race they have been told they will win for years.

They have dominated their sport in recent years and finished first and second, by some distance, in the recent World Cup event in Switzerland.

With the home advantage of Hyde Park and a domestique in Stuart Hayes to help them, the brothers will be a daunting prospect for the likes of Spain’s Javier Gomez, Russia’s Alexander Bryukhankov, South Africa’s Richard Murray and Germany’s Steffen Justus.

They will all endure a 1.5km swim, 43km cycle ride and a 10km run in their quest for Olympic glory.

The final night of action at the velodrome could be an emotional affair as it will be the last time track cycling’s biggest stars, Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton, compete together for Great Britain.

Hoy will attempt to win the sixth gold medal of his stellar career in the keirin (heats – 10:00; final – 17:57), while Pendleton goes for a third gold in the individual sprint (semis – 16:00; final – 17:26) before retiring. German Kristina Vogel, China’s Guo Shuang and perennial rival Anna
Meares of Australia stand in her way.

Laura Trott will set her sights on claiming a medal in the women’s omnium. The trio of Hoy, Pendleton and Trott will hold realistic hopes of yet more gold-medal success for Team GB to cap off a remarkable competition in the Velodrome.

Britain’s dressage team of Carl Hester, Laura Bechtolsheimer and Charlotte Dujardin are on the verge of making history in their sport.

They hold the lead going into Tuesday’s final round of the team event, narrowly ahead of Germany.

A win would be a first Olympic title for Britain having exploded on to the sport’s world-class scene with a succession of talented riders, the latest being Dujardin on Valegro, who set an Olympic record score last week.

The 18 best-placed individuals will qualify for Thursday’s individual final: the grand prix freestyle.

Down in Weymouth and Portland, Nick Dempsey and Bryony Shaw reach their medal races – possibly the last-ever windsurfing races at an Olympics, with the sport set to be replaced by kiteboarding for Rio 2016.

Dempsey lies in silver medal position going into the decider, with the gold already secured by Dutchman Dorian van Rijsselberge, but Bryony Shaw will struggle to match her bronze from Beijing as she is down in seventh place (14:00).

Among the finalists at the Olympic Stadium, Grabarz has every chance of battling for a medal in the high jump and Lawrence Okoye made the discus final in dramatic style, while fellow Briton Tiffany Porter goes in the 100m hurdles semis (19:15) along with the brilliant Australian Sally Pearson.

Usain Bolt will begin his charge for the sprint double in the morning (11:50) with the heats of the 200m, while Britain’s Phillips Idowu will hope to overcome his fitness worries to qualify (10:45) for the triple jump final.

In hockey, Great Britain’s men take on Spain needing a draw to reach the semi-finals, following a dramatic fightback in their last match from three down to draw with Australia.

Great Britain women’s water polo team face Russia in the semi-finals for the 5th to 8th places at 18:20.

Ensure you don’t miss another unmissable day of Olympics action, all 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 11 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-11.15am – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Mishal Husain
Canoe Sprint & Athletics

The opening action from day 11 features features the latest canoe sprint heats and the first session of athletics at the Olympic Stadium.

Eton Dorney is the first venue of the day for the canoeing, focusing on the heats in the men’s K4 1,000m from 9.30 and men’s C2 1,000m from 9.46.

That is followed by the athletics, which features the first round of the men’s 110m hurdles from 10.10, the men’s triple jump qualifiers from 10.45 and the first round of the women’s 5,000m from 10.55.

British triple jumper Phillips Idowu will be among those hoping for a smooth passage to the final, with Andy Turner running in the hurdles.

11.15am-1.30pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Hazel Irvine, with Sonali Shah

Coverage of the men’s triathlon, which gets under way at 11.30, and takes place in and around Hyde Park.

A field of 55 competitors is expected for this gruelling competition, which features a 1.5km swim, a 40km cycle, and a 10km run, and hopes of British success are high, with brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee both expected to challenge for gold.

Coverage continues on BBC Two at 1.30pm (details below).

2.15pm-4.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Hazel Irvine, with Matt Baker
Gymnastics & Equestrian

The last remaining artistic gymnastics apparatus finals take place at the North Greenwich Arena, featuring the men’s parallel bars from 2.15 and the women’s beam from 2.47.

The leading eight competitors in each discipline from the qualifiers take part in the finals, which were won four years ago by Li Xiaopeng and Shawn Johnson respectively.

There will also be action from the conclusion of the team dressage final at Greenwich Park, with high prospects for another medal from Team GB.

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

The concluding day of the track cycling competition at the London Velodrome, featuring the women’s sprint and Omnium, and the men’s Keirin disciplines.

Victoria Pendleton won gold in the sprint four years ago in Beijing, and is looking to end her cycling career in style with a repeat performance after missing out in the team sprint, and Laura Trott competes in the Omnium.

The full schedule consists of the women’s sprint semi-finals from 4.00 and finals at 5.25 and 5.45, and 10km Omnium scratch race from 4.10 and 500m time-trial from 4.50. Plus, the men’s Keirin second round at 4.35. 

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

7.00pm-10.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Gary Lineker, with John Inverdale
Athletics & Boxing

All the action from this evening’s athletics at the Olympic Stadium, where the finals of the women’s 100m hurdles and men’s 1500m are among the highlights.

The hurdles represent a chance for Tiffany Porter to shine, as the American-born sprinter, now representing Team GB, looks to build on her silver medal in this year’s World Indoor Championships 60m hurdles.

No British athletes managed to qualify for the 1500m final, but the high jump could offer hope of home success through the fast-improving Robbie Grabarz, who won the gold medal at the recent European Championships in Helsinki.

The full schedule features the men’s high jump final from 7.00, women’s 100m hurdles semi-finals from 7.15 and final at 9.00, men’s discus final from 7.45, men’s 800m semi-finals from 7.55, women’s 200m semi-finals from 8.25 and men’s 1500m final at 9.15.

Plus, updates on the second men’s football semi-final between South Korea and Brazil at Old Trafford and the men’s boxing flyweight quarter-finals, which features Welshman Andrew Selby in action against Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba.

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 on day eleven.

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.

1.30pm-2.15pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Hazel Irvine
Sailing & Equestrian

Highlights from across the 11th morning of the Games, with the sailing regatta, and individual and team dressage among the sports taking place.

The regatta at Weymouth includes the men’s and women’s 470 disciplines, and the medal race in the men’s RS-X, while at Greenwich Park, the Grand Prix Special is the focus of attention in the dressage.

6.00pm-7.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Sue Barker, with Jake Humphrey

Conclusion of the track cycling competition at the London Velodrome, featuring the finals of the men’s Keirin at 6.00 and women’s sprint at 6.15.

Britain has an outstanding record in track cycling in recent years and will be looking to sign off with victory, having won gold in both of these disciplines at the 2008 Games, through Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton.

Both added to their impressive medal tallies with golds last week, as Hoy triumphed in the men’s team sprint and Pendleton won the women’s Keirin.

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

Action from the latest sports taking place as day 11 of the Games draws to a close, featuring men’s boxing, and men’s and women’s beach volleyball.

The boxing quarter-finals continue at the ExCeL London with the welterweight division, and this evening’s winners will be guaranteed at least a bronze medal, and the beach volleyball semi-finals are at Horse Guards Parade.

9.00am-2.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Rishi Persad
Hockey, Canoe Sprint, Athletics, Sailing

BBC Three’s opening action on day eleven features the canoe sprint heats and semi-finals, the men’s athletics 200m and the men’s RS-X sailing medal race.

The men’s hockey continues at the Riverbank Arena from 9.00, followed by the canoeing action with Rishi Persad at Eton Dorney, featuring the heats and semi-finals in the men’s K4 1,000m from 9.30 and 10.47, and C2 1,000m from 9.46 and 11.03, and the women’s K1 500m from 10.07 and 11.24, and K2 500m from 10.28 and 11.38.

The athletics follows at the Olympic Stadium, with the first round of the men’s 200m from 11.50, in which James Ellington and Christian Malcolm have been selected to run for Great Britain, and Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake for Jamaica, and the programme concludes with Shirley Robertson at the sailing from Weymouth at 1.00, as Nick Dempsey hopes to be involved in the RS-X medal race.

2.00pm-7.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Manish Bhasin
Sailing, Gymnastics, Football

Featuring the women’s RS-X sailing medal race, men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics and the first men’s football semi-final.

The sailing is first up with Shirley Robertson at the Weymouth and Portland National Academy from 2.00, where the women’s RS-X sailing medal race is the focus of attention, with Britain’s Bryony Shaw hoping to be involved in the shake-up.

The action then switches to the North Greenwich Arena for the concluding day of artistic gymnastics, featuring the finals of the men’s horizontal bar from 3.37 and women’s floor from 4.23, with former world champion Beth Tweddle looking to bow out in style in the latter.

Coverage concludes at Wembley Stadium, where the first semi-final in the men’s football competition between Mexico and Japan gets under way at 5.00.

7.00pm-11.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Jake Humphrey
Hockey & Football

Coverage of the second men’s semi-final at Old Trafford, Manchester, where the line-up for the final will be decided.

This encounter features the winners of the third and fourth quarter-finals, as the quest to succeed Argentina as champions continues.

Plus, action from the Riverbank Arena from 7.00, where Great Britain’s men’s hockey team play their final Pool A match against Spain, with places in the semi-finals at stake.


CLICK on the icons below to find out more about each Olympic sport
Day Session
10:00 – Women’s Javelin Throw – Qualification
*Feat. GB’s Goldie Sayers
10:10 – Men’s 110m Hurdles – Round 1
*Feat. GB’s Andy Turner, Andrew Pozzi, Lawrence Clarke
10:45 – Men’s Triple Jump – Qualification
*Feat. GB’s Phillips Idowu
10:55 – Women’s 5000m – Round 1
*Feat. GB’s Barbara Parker, Julia Bleasdale, Jo Pavey
11:50 – Men’s 200m – Qualification
*Feat. GB’s Christian Malcolm, James Ellington
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 9.50am-12.40pm
Evening Session
19:00 – Men’s High Jump – FINAL (BBC Olympics 14, 6.50pm)
*Feat. GB’s Robbie Grabarz
19:05 – Women’s Long Jump – Qualification
*Feat. GB’s Shara Proctor
19:15 – Women’s 100m Hurdles – Semi Finals
*Feat. GB’s Tiffany Porter
19:45 – Men’s Discus – FINAL (BBC Olympics 4, 7.35pm)
*Feat. GB’s Lawrence Okoye
19:55 – Men’s 800m – Semi Finals
*Feat. GB’s Andrew Osagie
20:25 – Women’s 200m – Semi Finals
*Feat. GB’s Margaret Adeoye, Abiodun Oyepitan
21:00 – Men’s 1500m – FINAL
21:15 – Women’s 100m Hurdles – FINAL
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 6.40pm-9.30pm
Women’s Competition
United States v Canada | Tip-off: 14:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 1.50pm-3.55pm
Australia v China | Tip-off: 16:15
LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 4.05pm-6.10pm
Turkey v Russia | Tip-off: 20:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 7.50pm-9.55pm
France v Czech Republic | Tip-off: 22:15
LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 10.05pm-12.10am
        BBC Red Button (302) – 10.05pm-12.00am
18:00 – Women’s Semi Final 1
19:00 – Men’s Semi Final 1
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 5.55pm-8.00pm
        BBC Red Button (301) – 5.55pm-7.40pm
22:00 – Women’s Semi Final 2
23:00 – Men’s Semi Final 2
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 9.55pm-12.00am
        BBC Red Button (302) – 8.55pm-9.50pm
        BBC Red Button (301) – 10.55pm-11.50pm
20:30 – Men’s Fly (52kg) | Quarter Finals
*Feat. GB’s Andrew Selby
21:30 – Men’s Welter (69kg) | Quarter Finals
*Feat. GB’s Freddie Evans
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 8.25pm-10.40pm
        BBC Red Button (301) – 8.30pm-10.55pm
09:30 – Men’s Kayak Four (K4) 1000m – Heats
09:46 – Men’s Canoe Double (C2) 1000m – Heats
10:07 – Women’s Kayak Single (K1) 500m – Heats
*Feat. GB’s Rachel Cawthorn
10:28 – Women’s Kayak Double (K2) 500m – Heats
*Feat. GB’s Abigail Edmonds/Louisa Sawers
10:47 – Men’s Kayak Four (K4) 1000m – Semi Finals
10:55 – Men’s Canoe Double (C2) 1000m – Semi Finals
11:16 – Women’s Kayak Single (K1) 500m – Semi Finals
11:30 – Women’s Kayak Double (K2) 500m – Semi Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 9.25am-11.55am
10:00 – Men’s Keirin – 1st Round
*Feat. GB’s Chris Hoy
10:19 – Women’s Omnium – 3km Individual Pursuit (4/6)
*Feat. GB’s Laura Trott
11:19 – Men’s Keirin – 1st Round Repechages
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 9.55am-11.40am
16:00 – Women’s Sprint – Semi Finals
*Feat. GB’s Victoria Pendleton
16:07 – Women’s Omnium – 10km Scratch Race (5/6)
*Feat. GB’s Laura Trott
16:34 – Men’s Keirin – 2nd Round
16:53 – Women’s Omnium – 500m Time Trial (6/6)
*Feat. GB’s Laura Trott
17:26 – Women’s Sprint – FINALS
17:50 – Men’s Keirin – FINALS
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 3.55pm-6.40pm
10:00 – Men’s 3m Springboard | Semi Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 9.55am-11.45am
19:00 – Men’s 3m Springboard | FINAL
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 6.55pm-8.40pm
10:00 – Individual Dressage | Grand Prix Special
10:00 – Team Dressage | Grand Prix Special (FINAL)
*Feat. GB’s Charlotte Dujardin, Laura Bechtolsheimer,
        Carl Hester & Richard Davison
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 10.00am-5.10pm
Men’s Competition
Mexico v Japan | Semi Final 1
Kick-off: 17:00 – Wembley Stadium
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 4.50pm-7.10pm
South Korea v Brazil | Semi Final 2
Kick-off: 19:45 – Old Trafford
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 7.35pm-9.55pm
14:00 – Men’s Parrallel Bars – FINAL
14:47 – Women’s Beam – FINAL
15:37 – Men’s Horizontal Bar – FINAL
16:23 – Women’s Floor Exercise – FINAL
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 1.55pm-5.25pm
Women’s Competition
Brazil v Norway | Quarter Final 1 – Start: 10:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 9.50am-12.10pm
Spain v Croatia | Quarter-Final 2 – Start: 13:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 1.20pm-3.40pm
Russia v South Korea | Quarter Final 3 – Start: 17:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 4.50pm-7.10pm
France v Montenegro | Quarter Final 4 – Start: 20:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 8.20pm-10.40pm
Men’s Competition
South Korea v Netherlands | Group B | Start: 08:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 8.20am-10.10am
Australia v Pakistan | Group A | Start: 10:45
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 10.35am-12.25pm
Argentina v South Africa | Group A | Start: 13:45
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 1.35pm-3.25pm
India v Belgium | Group B | Start: 16:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 3.50pm-5.40pm
Spain v Great Britain | Group A | Start: 19:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 6.50pm-8.40pm
Germany v New Zealand | Group B | Start: 21:15
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 9.05pm-10.55pm
12:00 – Men’s 470 – Race 9
12:05 – Women’s 470 – Race 7
13:00 – Men’s RS-X – MEDAL RACE
*Feat. GB’s Nick Dempsey 
13:15 – Men’s 470 – Race 10
13:20 – Women’s 470 – Race 8
14:00 – Women’s RS-X – MEDAL RACE
*Feat. GB’s Bryony Shaw
15:00 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Quarter Final 1
15:05 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Quarter Final 2
15:30 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Quarter Final 3
15:35 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Quarter Final 4
LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 11.50am-6.35pm
15:00 – Women’s Duets – FINAL
*Feat. GB’s Olivia Federici/Jenna Randall
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 2.55pm-4.40pm
Morning Session
11:00 – Women’s Team – BRONZE Medal Match
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 10.55am-2.10pm
Afternoon Session
15:30 – Women’s Team – GOLD Medal Match
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 3.25pm-6.40pm
11:30 – Men’s Triathlon – FINAL
*Feat. GB’s Alistair Brownlee, Jonathan Brownlee, Stuart Hayes
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 11.25am-2.10pm
Women’s Competition
Japan v China | Quarter Final 1 – Tip-off: 13:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 13 – 12.50pm-2.40pm
Russia v Brazil | Quarter Final 2 – Tip-off: 15:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 13 – 2.50pm-4.40pm
United States v Dominican Rep | Quarter Final 3 – Tip-off: 19:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 13 – 6.50pm-8.40pm
Italy v South Korea | Quarter Final 4 – Tip-off: 21:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 13 – 8.50pm-10.40pm
Women’s Competition
Italy v China | Semi Final 5th-8th – Start: 14:10
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 2.00pm-3.25pm
United States v Australia | Semi Final 1 – Start: 15:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 3.25pm-5.00pm
Russia v Great Britain | Semi Final 5th-8th – Start: 18:20
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 6.10pm-7.35pm
Hungary v Spain | Semi Final 2 – Start: 19:40
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 7.35pm-9.10pm
15:30 – Men’s +105kg | Group B
LIVE BBC Olympics 14 – 3.25pm-5.40pm
19:00 – Men’s +105kg | Group A (MEDALS)
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 6.55pm-9.10pm
Men’s 66kg Greco-Roman
13:00 – Qualifiers
13:30 – Last 16
14:30 – Quarter Finals
15:00 – Semi Finals
Men’s 96kg Greco-Roman
13:00 – Qualifiers
13:30 – Last 16
14:30 – Quarter Finals
15:00 – Semi Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 12.55pm-3.55pm
Men’s 66kg Greco-Roman
17:45 – Repechage & BRONZE Medal Match
18:25 – GOLD Medal Match
Men’s 96kg Greco-Roman
17:45 – Repechage & BRONZE Medal Match
18:25 – GOLD Medal Match
LIVE BBC Olympics 15 – 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

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