LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Thurs 9th August

Thursday promises great action across a broad range of events, starting in Hyde Park’s Serpentine lake at midday when Great Britain’s Keri-Anne Payne takes on the marathon swim.

Each entrant will swim six laps of the course as they aim to win the Olympic title, with Payne among the favourites to claim gold, having finished second four years ago in Beijing, where the event made its debut in the Games.

The medal race for Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell, who currently lie in second place in sailing’s 470 class, begins at 1pm, followed by the first ever Olympic women’s boxing finals from 4.30pm, with GB’s Nicola Adams looking to win the inaugural gold medal as she faces tough Chinese fighter Ren Cancan.

At 7.45pm the women’s football final takes place at Wembley between the United States and Japan, in a repeat of the 2011 Women’s World Cup final.

In athletics, the star attraction of the night has to be the Bolt v Blake sequel in the men’s 200m, as Jamaica’s sprinting sensations Usain Bolt, who successfully defended his 100m title last Sunday, and Johan Blake going head-to-head once more.

The men’s decathlon enters its final day and 80,000 inside the Olympic Stadium will find out if new world record-holder Ashton Eaton of the United States can convert his form into gold.

It will be a night with limited interest for British fans, as medal hope Phillips Idowu failed to qualify for the triple jump final after missing out on a place in the top 12 on Tuesday, but Andrew Osagie will be representing Team GB in the 800m final.

Great Britain men’s hockey team have reached their first Olympic semi final in 20 years, and they will face the Netherlands for a place in the gold medal match.

All the team sports are nearing or are about to reach their finales, including the basketball women’s semi-finals, handball women’s semi-finals, volleyball women’s semi-finals and water polo women’s medal matches.

Ensure you don’t miss another busy 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 13 at the London 2012 Olympic Games across the BBC. Details below:


Presenter: Bill Turnbull & Hazel Irvine

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
Canoe Sprint

This morning’s opening coverage on day 13 of the Games features the latest four canoe sprint finals at Eton Dorney.

Rishi Persad is on hand to present all the action in the finals of the 9.38 men’s C2 1,000m, 9.48 men’s K4 1,000m, 10.15 women’s K1 500m and 10.42 women’s K2 500m. The top four boats from each semi-final progressed to these finals, in which another four of the 12 canoe sprint gold medals on offer will be decided.

11.30am-1.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Matt Baker, with Clare Balding

Live coverage of the women’s 10km open-water swimming marathon from the Serpentine in Hyde Park, which begins at 12.00.

The entrants swim six laps of the course as they aim to win gold, with Britain’s Keri-Anne Payne among the favourites, having finished second four years ago in Beijing, where the event made its Olympic debut.

Conclusion of the race will be shown on BBC Two from 1.00pm (details below).

1.45pm-4.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Jake Humphrey
Sailing, BMX, Equestrian

Action from the men’s sailing and BMX, and the conclusion of the individual dressage equestrian discipline.

The first action comes from Weymouth with Shirley Robertson, where the men’s 470 sailing medal race heads towards a climax, before attention shifts to the BMX Track in the Olympic Park at 3.00, for the men’s quarter-finals.

There is also coverage of the concluding stages of the dressage Grand Prix Freestyle at Greenwich Park, where the medals will be decided, with Britain represented by Laura Bechtolsheimer, Richard Davison, Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester.

4.00pm-6.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Sue Barker

The first-ever women’s Olympic boxing finals are set to take place. The schedule features the finals of the flyweight division at 4.30, lightweight class at 4.45 and middleweight category at 5.15.

Great Britain’s Nicola Adams will fight China’s Ren Cancan for the gold medal in the flyweight final.

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

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

All the action from this evening’s athletics at the Olympic Stadium, which includes the finals of the men’s 200m and 800m.

Usain Bolt will almost certainly be the main draw in tonight’s schedule as he aims to complete a second successive 100m and 200m double at an Olympic Games, having retained his 100m title on Sunday. T

he Jamaican broke Michael Johnson’s long-standing world record at the 2008 Games, and has since lowered that time even further, but could face stiff opposition from compatriot Yohan Blake, who took silver behind Bolt in the 100m and is the second fastest man ever over this distance.

Phillips Idowu failed to qualify for the triple jump final after missing out on a place in the top 12 on Tuesday, but Andrew Osagie will be representing Team GB in the 800m final.

The full schedule features the men’s triple jump final from 7.20, women’s 800m semi-finals from 7.30, men’s 800m final at 8.00, women’s 4x100m relay round one from 8.20, men’s 200m final at 8.55, women’s javelin from 9.00 and decathlon 1500m at 9.20.

Coverage continues on BBC Two at 10.00pm (details below).

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 13.

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-2.15pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Matt Baker

The conclusion of the women’s open-water marathon from the Serpentine in Hyde Park, where Britain’s Keri-Anne Payne is among the entrants aiming to succeed Larisa Ilchenko as champion.

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

Further action from across the 13th day of the Games, including the semi-finals of the women’s basketball and handball.

The opening semi-final in the women’s basketball is heading towards a conclusion at the North Greenwich Arena, while the handball continues at the Basketball Arena in the Olympic Park.

10.00pm-10.40pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Gary Lineker
Hockey & Taekwondo

Action from the taekwondo competition from the ExCeL London, featuring the final of the women’s -57kg division at 10.15, and the men’s -68kg at 10.30.

Jade Jones and Martin Stamper are Britain’s representatives in these disciplines, and both won medals at last year’s world championships.

Plus, highlights of the second men’s hockey semi-final at the Riverbank Arena.

8.55am-12.45pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Sonali Shah
Athletics & Diving

BBC Three’s opening coverage on day 13 focuses on athletics and women’s diving.

The Olympic Stadium hosts the first live action of the day, as the second day of the decathlon starts with the 110m hurdles from 9.00, and the first round of the men’s 4x400m relay from 11.45.

The women’s diving at the Aquatics Centre features the semi-finals of the 10m platform event from 10.00, with the final to follow this evening.

12.45pm-7.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Manish Bhasin
Hockey, Football, Basketball

Action from this afternoon’s the women’s football bronze-medal match, first men’s hockey semi-final and the opening semi-final of the women’s basketball.

The women’s football kicks off at 1.00 at the City of Coventry Stadium as the two sides that lost in the last four, Canada and France, look to bounce back and claim the bronze medal.

The men’s hockey is next at the Riverside Arena from 3.30, as Australia take on Germany for a place in Saturday’s final, with the women’s basketball at the North Greenwich Arena starting at 5.00.

7.00pm-11.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Jake Humphrey
Football, Diving, Beach Volleyball

This evening’s women’s football final at Wembley Stadium takes centre stage on BBC Three, where the 2008 champions USA will attempt to claim gold again.

The Americans progressed to this match following a dramatic 4-3 win over Canada, in which the winning goal was scored in the closing stages of extra time, while Japan overcame France 2-1. Studio analysis comes from Sue Smith and Faye White.

Plus, from 10.00, action from the women’s 10m platform diving final at the Aquatics Centre and men’s beach volleyball final at Horse Guards Parade.


CLICK on the icons below to find out more about each Olympic sport
Day Session
09:00 – Men’s Decathlon – 110m Hurdles (6/10)
09:30 – Women’s High Jump – Qualification
09:55 – Men’s Decathlon – Discus Throw (7/10)
11:35 – Men’s 4x400m Relay – Round 1
*Feat. Great Britain
12:55 – Men’s Decathlon – Pole Vault (8/10)
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 8.50am-4.05pm
Evening Session
18:30 – Men’s Decathlon – Javelin Throw (9/10)
19:20 – Men’s Triple Jump – FINAL (BBC Olympics 10, 7.10pm)
19:30 – Women’s 800m – Semi Finals
*Feat GB’s Lynsey Sharp
20:00 – Men’s 800m – FINAL
*Feat. GB’s Andrew Osagie
20:20 – Women’s 4x100m Relay – Round 1
20:55 – Men’s 200m – FINAL
21:00 – Women’s Javelin – FINAL (BBC Olympics 4, 8.50pm)
21:20 – Men’s Decathlon – 1500m (10/10)
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 6.20pm-10.20pm
Women’s Competition – Semi Finals
Australia v United States | Tip-off: 17:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 4.50pm-7.10pm
Russia v France | Tip-off: 21:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 8.50pm-11.10pm
        BBC Red Button (301) – 10.00pm-11.00pm
19:00 – Men’s BRONZE Medal Match
Plavins/Smedins (LAT) v Nummerdor/Schuil (NED)
21:00 – Men’s GOLD Medal Match
Cerutti/Rego (BRA) v Brink/Reckermann (GER)
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 6.55pm-10.40pm
16:30 – Women’s Fly (51kg) | FINAL
Ren Cancan (CHN) v Nicola Adams (GBR)
16:45 – Women’s Light (60kg) | FINAL
Katie Taylor (IRL) v Sofya Ochigava (RUS)
17:15 – Women’s Middle (75kg) | FINAL
Claressa Shields (USA) v Nadezda Torlopova (RUS)
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 4.25pm-6.10pm
09:38 – Men’s Canoe Double (C2) 1000m – FINALS
09:48 – Men’s Kayak Four (K4) 1000m – FINALS
10:15 – Women’s Kayak Single (K1) 500m – FINALS
*Feat. GB’s Rachel Cawthorn
10:42 – Women’s Kayak Double (K2) 500m – FINALS
*GB’s Abigail Edmonds/Louisa Sawers in B Final at 10:35
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 9.25am-11.25am
15:00 – Men’s BMX – Quarter Finals
*Feat. GB’s Liam Phillips
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 2.55pm-5.10pm
10:00 – Women’s 10m Platform | Semi Final
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 9.55am-11.45am
19:00 – Women’s 10m Platform | FINAL
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 6.55pm-8.35pm
12:30 – Individual Dressage | Grand Prix Freestyle (FINAL)
*Feat. GB’s Laura Bechtolsheimer, Carl Hester, Charlott Dujardin
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 12.25pm-4.40pm
Canada v France Bronze Medal Match
Kick-off: 13:00 – City of Coventry Stadium
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 12.50pm-3.10pm
United States v Japan GOLD Medal Match
Kick-off: 19:45 – Wembley Stadium
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 7.35pm-9.55pm
12:00 – Individual All-Around – Qualification Rotation 1
*Feat. GB’s Francesca Jones
13:18 – Individual All-Around  – Qualification Rotation 2
*Feat. GB’s Francesca Jones
14:50 – Group All-Around – Qualification Rotation 1
*Feat. Great Britain
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 11.55am-3.55pm
Women’s Competition – Semi Finals
Norway v South Korea | Start: 17:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 4.50pm-7.10pm
Spain v Montenegro | Start: 20:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 8.20pm-10.40pm
Men’s Competition
Argentina v New Zealand | 9th-10th Place – Start: 08:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 8.20am-10.40am
Pakistan v South Korea | 7th-8th Place – Start: 11:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 11.20am-1.40pm
Australia v Germany | Semi Final 1 – Start: 15:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 3.20pm-5.40pm
Netherlands v Great Britain | Semi Final 2 – Start: 20:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 7.50pm-10.10pm
12:00 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Sail Off 5-8
12:05 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Sail Off 5-8
*Feat. Great Britain
13:00 – Men’s 470 – MEDAL RACE
*Feat. GB’s Luke Patience/Stuart Bithell
15:00 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Sail Off 7-8
15:05 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Sail Off 5-6
LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 11.50am-6.20pm
12:00 – Women’s Open-Water 10km Marathon – FINAL
*Feat. GB’s Keri Anne Payne
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 11.55am-3.10pm
15:00 – Women’s Teams – Technical Routine
*Feat. Great Britain
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 2.55pm-4.00pm
09:00 – Women’s -57kg – Preliminary Round
*Feat GB’s Jade Jones
09:15 – Men’s -68kg – Preliminary Round
*Feat. GB’s Martin Stamper
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 8.55am-1.10pm
15:00 – Women’s -57kg – Quarter Finals
15:15 – Men’s -68kg – Quarter Finals
17:00 – Women’s -57kg – Semi Finals
17:15 – Men’s -68kg – Semi Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 2.55pm-6.10pm
20:00 – Women’s -57kg – BRONZE Medal Match
20:15 – Men’s -68kg – BRONZE Medal Match
22:15 – Women’s -57kg – GOLD Medal Match
22:30 – Men’s -68kg – GOLD Medal Match
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 7.55pm-11.25pm
Women’s Competition – Semi Finals
South Korea v United States | Tip-off: 15:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 13 – 2.50pm-4.40pm
Brazil v Japan | Tip-off: 19:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 13 – 7.20pm-9.10pm
Women’s Competition
Italy v Great Britain | Classification 7th-8th – Start: 14:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 2.20pm-3.45pm
China v Russia | Classification 5th-6th – Start: 15:50
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 3.45pm-5.20pm
Australia v Hungary | BRONZE Medal Match -Start: 18:40
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 6.30pm-7.55pm
United States v Spain | GOLD Medal Match – Start: 20:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 7.55pm-10.00pm
Women’s 55kg Freestyle
13:00 – Qualifiers
13:25 – Last 16
*Feat. GB’s Olga Butkevych
14:25 – Quarter Finals
15:00 – Semi Finals
Women’s 72kg Freestyle
13:00 – Qualifiers
13:25 – Last 16
14:25 – Quarter Finals
15:00 – Semi Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 12.55pm-3.55pm
Women’s 55kg Freestyle
17:45 – Repechage & BRONZE Medal Matche
18:15 – GOLD Medal Match
Women’s 72kg Freestyle
17:45 – Repechage & BRONZE Medal Match
18:15 – GOLD Medal Match
LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 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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