LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Friday 10th August

Is day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games redemption day for Britain’s BMX rider Shanaze Reade, four years after her disaster in Bejing?

Reade crashed out of the 2008 Olympic final, which she started as the hot favourite. A world champion since then, she now takes to her home course on the Olympic Park looking to make up for that lost time.

She qualified fifth fastest for the semi-finals, with the final at 4.30pm. Australia’s Caroline Buchanan was the fastest qualifier.

Fellow Briton Liam Phillips was impressive in making quick progress to the semi-finals and also harbours hopes of a medal in the men’s final. Dutchman Raymon van der Biezen won all his qualifying heats.

Reade is not the only one with a point to prove.

Lutalo Muhammad, who came through a weeks-long and much-publicised selection dispute at the expense of Aaron Cook, fights in the men’s -80kg Olympic taekwondo category.

Also fighting today is world champion Sarah Stevenson, who was one of the stories of the Games four years ago when she won bronze after a scoring error was overturned.

In the last 18 months she has lost both her parents to terminal illness, won the world title and overcome a serious knee injury.

In sailing, Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell are guaranteed silver and hope to overhaul Australia’s Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page for gold in the medal race (12pm), which was postponed on Thursday because of light winds.

That sets up a potential day of double gold for Britain’s sailors, with Saskia Clark and Hannah Mills going into the medal race (13:00) of the women’s 470 level at the top of the standings with New Zealand’s Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie.

Inside the Olympic Stadium on the penultimate day of the athletics, Britain has a healthy representation of two finalists in the women’s 1500m (8.55pm).

Lisa Dobriskey, who considered quitting the sport earlier this year due to potentially fatal blood clots on her lungs, qualified fourth in her semi-final, while Laura Weightman, coached by BBC commentator and former Olympic silver medallist Steve Cram, went through as one of the two fastest losers.

GB’s Steve Lewis goes in the pole vault (7pm) and Sophie Hitchon in the hammer final (7.35pm), the relays continue with the finals of the women’s 4x100m (8.40pm) and the men’s 4x400m (9.20pm), and the Jamaicans are expected to star in the first round of the men’s 4x100m (7.45pm).

The women’s 5,000m final (8.05pm) will see a fascinating clash between Ethiopia’s Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot.

In boxing, four British men have the chance to guarantee at least silver medals as the semi-finals take place at the ExCel.

Bantamweight Luke Campbell faces Japan’s Satoshi Shimizu (2pm), welterweight Fred Evans is up against Ukraine’s Taras Shelestyuk (9.30pm), middleweight Anthony Ogogo takes on Esquiva Falcao Florentino of Brazil (3pm), and super-heavyweight Anthony Joshua meets Ivan Dychko of Kazakhstan (10.30pm).

The final diving event of the Games gets underway with the men’s 10m platform. After missing out on a medal in the synchronised event with partner Pete Waterfield, British sensation Tom Daley will get his campaign for individual success underway in the preliminary rounds, with the semi-finals and finals taking place on Saturday.

Great Britain women’s hockey team had high hopes of contesting the gold medal match but Argentina’s semi-final win means it is they who will take on the Netherlands in the final (8pm).

GB must raise themselves to play New Zealand for bronze, which would equal the best-ever performance of Barcelona 1992.

Finally in basketball, the United States will not take their men’s semi-final lightly as they face Argentina, the side who beat them on the way to a shock gold in Athens eight years ago, at the North Greenwich Arena (9pm). Spain face Russia in the other semi-final (5pm).

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 14 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, with Rishi Persad
Canoe Sprint

The opening coverage on day 14 of the Games, featuring the concluding canoe sprint heats and semi-finals at Eton Dorney.

There is British interest in each of the heats, including Ed McKeever (K1), Richard Jeffries (C1), Jess Walker (K1), plus Liam Heath and John Schofield (K2).

The schedule consists of the semi-finals and heats of the men’s K1 200m from 9.30 and 11.02, men’s C1 200m from 9.51 and 11.16, women’s K1 200m from 10.12 and 11.30 and men’s K2 200m from 10.33 and 11.44.

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

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

Daniel Fogg is Britain’s competitor in the second staging of the race, which was won four years ago by the Netherlands’ Maarten van der Weijden, ahead of Team GB’s David Davies, who took home a silver medal.

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

1.45pm-4.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Jake Humphrey
BMX & Taekwondo

Coverage from the BMX Track in the Olympic Park of the men’s and women’s BMX cycling semi-finals, with the women’s races at 3.00 and 3.30, and the men’s at 3.08 and 3.38.

There is also a chance to see the latest taekwondo quarter-finals at the ExCeL London, featuring the women’s -67kg and men’s -80kg disciplines, in which Britain are represented by Sarah Stevenson and Lutalo Muhammad, with double world champion Stevenson tipped to win a medal.

4.00pm-6.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Sue Barker
BMX & Taekwondo

Afternoon coverage on day 14 features the conclusion of the BMX cycling, and taekwondo semi-finals.

Helen Skelton presents from the BMX Track in the Olympic Park, which is the venue for the finals of the women’s event at 4.30 and the men’s at 4.40, with Britain’s Shanaze Reade hoping to be one of the four riders involved in the women’s discipline, having crashed in the final four years ago.

Plus, the semi-finals of the women’s -67kg taekwondo from 5.00, and the men’s -80kg from 5.15.

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

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

Coverage of the penultimate evening of the athletics schedule at the Olympic Stadium, including the finals of the women’s 1500m and 5,000m.

Lisa Dobriskey came fourth in the 1500m four years ago in Beijing and will be aiming to earn a medal on this occasion and her Great Britain team-mate Laura Weightman also qualified for the final.

Plus, news of the men’s boxing semi-finals, men’s football bronze-medal match between Japan and South Korea and men’s diving 10m platform preliminary round, which features Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield for Team GB.

The full athletics schedule features the men’s pole vault final from 7.00, women’s 4x400m relay round one from 7.10, women’s hammer final from 7.35, men’s 4x100m relay round one from 7.45, women’s 5,000m final at 8.05, women’s 4x100m relay final at 8.40, women’s 1500m final at 8.55 and men’s 4x400m relay final 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 14.

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-2.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Matt Baker

The conclusion of the race from the Serpentine in Hyde Park. The entrants swim six laps of the course as they aim to win gold in an event that made its Olympic debut in Beijing four years ago.

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

Further coverage from across day 14 of the Games, where the sports taking place include the men’s basketball and handball semi-finals.

The first basketball semi-final continues at the North Greenwich Arena, with the first match in the last four of the handball at the Basketball Arena.

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

Action from this evening’s men’s boxing semi-finals at the ExCeL London and the women’s hockey final at the Riverbank Arena.

The light heavyweight and super heavyweight divisions are the last of the night in the boxing, and the Netherlands will aim to defend their women’s hockey title against Argentina.

9.00am-2.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Sonali Shah
Taekwondo & Sailing

BBC Three’s coverage of the opening sports on day 14 of the Games features men’s and women’s taekwondo, and women’s sailing.

The taekwondo comes from the ExCeL Arena and features the preliminary round of the women’s -67kg division from 9.00, and the men’s -80kg from 9.15, with Sarah Stevenson and Lutalo Muhammad representing Great Britain.

The focus then shifts to the sailing at the Weymouth and Portland National Academy for the women’s Elliott 6m semi-finals from 12.00, and the medal race in the women’s 470 from 1.00.

In addition, there will be the rescheduled men’s 470 medal race from 12.00, which was delayed from yesterday due to a lack of wind in Weymouth.

There is also highlights of last night’s women’s water polo and volleyball.

2.00pm-7.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Rishi Persad
Boxing, Hockey, Basketball

Action featuring the men’s boxing semi-finals, the women’s hockey bronze-medal match between New Zealand and Great Britain, and the first men’s basketball semi-final.

The opening action comes from the ExCeL London in the men’s boxing, in the semi-finals of the 2.00 bantamweight division, with Ireland’s John Joe Nevin facing Lazaro Alvarez Estrada of Cuba, before Great Britain’s Luke Campbell takes on Satoshi Shimizu of Japan.

This is followed by the 2.30 light welterweights, 3.00 middleweights, featuring British fighter Anthony Ogogo v Esquiva Falcao, and 3.30 heavyweights.

The women’s hockey at the Riverbank Arena follows the heavyweight bouts, as Great Britain and New Zealand aim to take their final chance to clinch a medal in the bronze medal match.

Finally, the North Greenwich Arena is the venue for the basketball from 5.00, where the first team will book their place in Sunday’s final.

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

Action from the men’s football bronze-medal match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

While both of the nations in action will still be disappointed after losing their semi-finals to Mexico and Brazil respectively, they need to raise themselves one final time, with third place at stake.

Plus, coverage of the latest taekwondo finals at the ExCeL London, featuring the women’s -67kg discipline at 10.15 and the men’s -80kg division at 10.30, with Britain hoping to have Sarah Stevenson and Lutalo Muhammad still involved.

There are also updates on the women’s hockey final between the Netherlands and Argentina and the second men’s basketball semi-final.


CLICK on the icons below to find out more about each Olympic sport
Evening Session
19:00 – Men’s Pole Vault – FINAL (BBC Olympics 13, 6.55pm)
*Feat. GB’s Steven Lewis
19:10 – Women’s 4x400m Relay – Round 1
*Feat. Great Britain
19:35 – Women’s Hammer – FINAL (BBC Olympics 12, 7.30-9.05pm)
*Feat. GB’s Sophie Hitchon
19:45 – Men’s 4x100m Relay – Round 1
*Feat. Great Britain
20:05 – Women’s 5000m – FINAL
*Feat. GB’s Jo Pavey, Julia Bleasdale
20:40 – Women’s 4x100m Relay – FINAL
20:55 – Women’s 1500m – FINAL
*Feat. GB’s Laura Weightman, Lisa Dobriskey
21:20 – Men’s 4x400m Relay – FINAL
*Feat. Great Britain
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 6.50pm-9.50pm
Men’s Competition – Semi Finals
Spain v Russia | Tip-off: 17:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 4.50pm-7.10pm
Argentina v United States | Tip-off: 21:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 8.50pm-11.10pm
        BBC Red Button (301) – 9.30pm-11.00pm
13:30 – Men’s Light Fly (49kg) | Semi Finals
14:00 – Men’s Bantam (56kg) | Semi Finals
*Feat. GB’s Luke Campbell
14:30 – Men’s Light Welter (64kg) | Semi Finals
15:00 – Men’s Middle (75kg) | Semi Finals
*Feat. GB’s Anthony Ogogo
15:30 – Men’s Heavy (91kg) | Semi Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 1.25pm-4.10pm
20:30 – Men’s Fly (52kg) | Semi Finals
21:00 – Men’s Light (60kg) | Semi Finals
21:30 – Men’s Welter (69kg) | Semi Finals
*Feat. GB’s Freddie Evans
22:00 – Men’s Light Heavy (81kg) | Semi Finals
22:30 – Men’s Super Heavy (+91kg) | Semi Finals
*Feat. GB’s Anthony Joshua
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 8.25pm-11.10pm
       BBC Red Button (301) – 8.25pm-9.30pm
09:30 – Men’s Kayak Single (K1) 200m – Heats
*Feat. GB’s Ed McKeever
09:51 – Men’s Canoe Single (C1) 200m – Heats
*Feat. GB’s Richard Jeffries
10:12 – Women’s Kayak Single (K1) 200m – Heats
*Feat. GB’s Jess Walker
10:33 – Men’s Kayak Double (K2) 200m – Heats
*Feat. GB’s Liam Heath/Jon Schofield
11:02 – Men’s Kayak Single (K1) 200m – Semi Finals
11:16 – Men’s Canoe Single (C1) 200m – Semi Finals
11:30 – Women’s Kayak Single (K1) 200m – Semi Finals
11:44 – Men’s Kayak Double (K2) 200m – Semi Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 9.25am-12.10pm
15:00 – Women’s BMX – Semi Finals
*Feat. GB’s Shanaze Reade
15:08 – Men’s BMX – Semi Finals
*Feat. GB’s Liam Phillips
16:30 – Women’s BMX – FINAL
16:40 – Men’s BMX – FINAL
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 2.55pm-5.30pm
19:00 – Men’s 10m Platform | Preliminary Round
*Feat. GB’s Tom Daley, Pete Waterfield
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 6.55pm-10.45pm
South Korea v Japan  Bronze Medal Match
Kick-off: 19:45 – Millennium Stadium
LIVE BBC Olympics 4 7.35pm-9.55pm
12:00 – Individual All-Around – Qualification Rotation 3
*Feat. GB’s Francesca Jones
13:18 – Individual All-Around  – Qualification Rotation 4
*Feat. GB’s Francesca Jones
14:50 – Group All-Around – Qualification Rotation 2
*Feat. Great Britain
LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 11.55am-3.55pm
Men’s Competition – Semi Finals
Hungary v Sweden | Start: 17:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 4.50pm-7.10pm
France v Croatia | Start: 20:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 8.20pm-10.40pm
Women’s Competition
Belgium v United States | 11th-12th Place – Start: 08:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 8.20am-10.40am
China v Australia | 5th-6th Place – Start: 11:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 11.20am-1.40pm
New Zealand v Great Britain Bronze Match – Start: 15:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 3.20pm-5.40pm
Netherlands v Argentina GOLD Match – Start: 20:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 7.50pm-10.40pm
12:00 – Men’s 470 – MEDAL RACE (Rescheduled)
*Feat. GB’s Luke Patience/Stuart Bithell
12:00 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Semi Final 1
13:00 – Women’s 470 – MEDAL RACE
*Feat. GB’s Hannah Mills/Saskia Clark
14:05 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Semi Final 2
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 11.50am-6.20pm
12:00 – Men’s Open-Water 10km Marathon – FINAL
*Feat. GB’s Daniel Fogg
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 11.55am-3.10pm
15:00 – Free Routine Final
*Feat. Great Britain
LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 2.55pm-4.30pm
09:00 – Women’s -67kg – Preliminary Round
*Feat. GB’s Sarah Stevenson
09:15 – Men’s -80kg – Preliminary Round
*Feat. GB’s Lutalo Muhammad
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 8.55am-1.10pm
15:00 – Women’s -67kg – Quarter Finals
15:15 – Men’s -80kg – Quarter Finals
17:00 – Women’s -67kg – Semi Finals
17:15 – Men’s -80kg – Semi Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 2.55pm-6.10pm
20:00 – Women’s -67kg – BRONZE Medal Match
20:15 – Men’s -80kg – BRONZE Medal Match
22:15 – Women’s -67kg – GOLD Medal Match
22:30 – Men’s -80kg – GOLD Medal Match
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 7.55pm-11.25pm
Men’s Competition – Semi Finals
Bulgaria v Russia | Tip-off: 15:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 2.50pm-4.40pm
Brazil v Italy | Tip-off: 19:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 7.20pm-9.10pm
Men’s Competition
United States v Spain | Semi Final 5th-8th – Start: 14:20
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 2.10pm-3.35pm
Croatia v Montenegro | Semi Final 1 – Start: 15:40
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 3.35pm-5.10pm
Hungary v Australia | Semi Final 5th-8th – Start: 18:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 6.20pm-7.45pm
Italy v Serbia | Semi Final 2 – Start: 19:50
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 7.45pm-9.20pm
Men’s 55kg Freestyle
13:00 – Qualifiers
13:30 – Last 16
14:30 – Quarter Finals
15:00 – Semi Finals
Men’s 74kg Freestyle
13:00 – Qualifiers
13:30 – Last 16
14:30 – Quarter Finals
15:00 – Semi Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 12.55pm-3.55pm
Men’s 55kg Freestyle
17:45 – Repechage & BRONZE Medal Match
18:25 – GOLD Medal Match
Men’s 74kg Freestyle
17:45 – Repechage & BRONZE Medal Match
18:25 – GOLD Medal Match
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 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

One Response to LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Friday 10th August

  1. Corbyn says:

    Where to watch has probably been the biggest issue with the 2012 Olympics. There are so many different channels and over 3,000 hours of content associated with the Games from start to finish. Luckily, thanks to sites like this, I’ve got it all figured out. I can even watch the Olympics on my iPad via the Dish remote access app. It streams live content or anything I’ve recorded and it’s super easy to use. If it weren’t for a Dish co-worker I would have never tried it. So now, when I can’t go to a viewing party or I’m not at home, I can still keep up with everything revolving around the Games. Go Team USA and best of luck to those still competing! By the way, great job giving the schedule for each event: that’s very much appreciated!

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