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).
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You can follow all the action from Day 14 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-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 Swimming
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 Athletics
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 Swimming
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 .