LONDON 2012: Olympics Watch – Sat 11th August

A week on from Great Britain’s golden hour on ‘Super Saturday’, Mo Farah returns to the scene of his greatest triumph in a bid to become a double Olympic champion.

He has already played his part in one of the greatest nights in British sporting history and he goes for a second Olympic gold medal in the 5,000m final at 7.30pm.

Great Britain also have strong medal hopes in the diving pool and in the boxing ring.

Last Saturday, Farah won the 10,000m in scintillating style and, as the 5,000m world champion, he could well repeat the feat a week later as he goes for an Olympic double.

His American training partner Galen Rupp, who took silver in the 10,000m, and Bernard Lagat of the United States will be among the main threats.

The London 2012 athletics programme promises to end on a spectacular high when Usain Bolt leads Jamaica’s defence of their 4x100m relay title at 9pm.

In the aquatics centre for Tom Daley – this time in the men’s 10m individual platform diving, having already completed the synchro event, where he and Pete Waterfield finished an agonising fourth.

Daley, the 2009 world champion, will have to improve considerably on his qualifying performance if he is to make it through the semi-finals (10:00) to Saturday evening’s final.

He was in danger of an early exit on Friday but scraped through in 15th place out of 18 qualifiers.

China’s Qiu Bo and Lin Yue and defending Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham of Australia will be among those battling for medals.

The first batch of boxing finals take place at what is expected to be a raucous ExCel Arena, featuring Britain’s Luke Campbell against Ireland’s John Joe Nevin for the Olympic bantamweight gold medal.

Both nations already have one boxing gold each, through Nicola Adams and Katie Taylor, and the atmosphere for each final was a match for any professional fight. Campbell and Nevin have met twice before, with one win apiece.

At Eton Dorney, this may prove the biggest day for Team GB’s hopes on the water in sprint canoeing. Watch out for Ed McKeever in the men’s K1 200m, then Liam Heath and Jon Schofield over the 200m distance.

Trainee accountant McKeever qualified in fine style for the final and has every chance of taking over from Tim Brabants as a British canoe sprint Olympic champion. Canada’s Mark De Jonge was the only man faster in the semi-finals.

Britain’s Liam Heath and Jon Schofield made it through to the final of the men’s K2 and are confident they can win a medal (10.48am).

It’s the final day of the hockey competition at the Riverbank Arena as the men’s tournament draws to a close.

Great Britain’s men suffered a humbling 9-2 defeat in their semi-final against the Netherlands, but world number one side Australia will have been equally disappointed to have lost to Germany when many tipped them for gold.

Britain and Australia met in the group stage in one of the matches of the tournament, the home side coming back from three down to draw 3-3.

Hadleigh Farm in Essex will finally become an Olympic stage as the mountain bike cross-country begins with the women’s event. Annie Last will be the first British woman to take part in the event since the 2000 Sydney Games.

The final weekend of the Games also signals the start of the modern pentathlon competition.

Nick Woodbridge, the world number nine, won bronze at the Olympic test event last year and lines up for Britain along with Sam Weale.

The five events will take place across three venues – the Copperbox, the Aquatics Centre and Greenwich Park.

Several team sports also reach their conclusion, including women’s basketball medal matches, men’s football final, women’s handball medal matches, and women’s volleyball 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 15 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-12.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Mishal Husain, with Rishi Persad
Canoe Sprint & Diving

Beginning the penultimate day of the Games on BBC One will be the concluding canoe sprint finals and men’s diving.

The last canoeing medals are decided at Eton Dorney in the 9.37 men’s K1 200m, 9.54 men’s C1 200m, 10.21 women’s K1 200m and 10.48 men’s K2 200m, with Team GB’s Ed McKeever, Jess Walker, Liam Heath and Jon Schofield all involved.

The diving continues at the Aquatics Centre with the men’s 10m platform semi-final from 10.00, as Britain’s Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield aim to put the disappointment of finishing fourth in the synchronised event behind them, and book their places in tonight’s final.

12.15pm-2.30pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Matt Baker, with Helen Skelton
Mountain Bike

Coverage of the women’s mountain bike cross-country final at Hadleigh Farm in Essex, which gets under way at 12.30pm.

The riders are seeded on the starting grid according to their world ranking, and Annie Last is Great Britain’s representative. Sabine Spitz of Germany won the gold medal four years ago, with Poland’s Maja Wloszczowska in second and Irina Kalentieva of Russia in third.

2.30pm-5.15pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Jake Humphrey

Wembley Stadium is the venue for the men’s football final, as the successors to Argentina will be decided.

Mexico have won entertaining matches against Senegal and Japan to reach this stage, but go into this match as underdogs against a talented Brazilian side that swept aside Great Britain’s conquerors South Korea 3-0 in the semi-finals.

Studio analysis comes from Alan Hansen and Robbie Savage.

5.30pm-7.15pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Sue Barker, with Clare Balding
Modern Pentathlon

Afternoon the conclusion of the men’s modern pentathlon at Greenwich Park, featuring the show jumping and combined events.

Sam Weale and Nick Woodbridge are Britain’s entrants, and both competed at the 2008 Games in Beijing, where Russia’s Andrey Moiseyev was successful.

The fencing and swimming disciplines took place earlier in the day, and the show jumping is heading toward a climax after starting this afternoon.

The competition ends with the combined running and shooting event from 6.45, in which the 36 athletes in the field face three rounds of shooting, each followed by a 1km run to decide the medals.

7.15pm-10.10pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Gary Lineker, with John Inverdale
Athletics & Diving

The final night of athletics is always a highlight of any Olympic Games, and tonight should be no exception, with the finals of the men’s 5,000m and 4x100m relay set to be the feature attractions.

Mo Farah is expected to challenge for his second gold of the Games in the 5,000m, having won the 10,000m seven days ago, and is the world and European champion over this distance.

The men’s sprint relay is the concluding race on the track and one that promises to be spectacular. The Jamaican squad set a world record in winning gold four years ago in Beijing, with Usain Bolt running the third leg and Asafa Powell leading the team home, ahead of Trinidad & Tobago and Japan.

That record has since been lowered again by Jamaica, and they should again line up as favourites this evening. The full schedule features the finals of the women’s high jump from 7.00, men’s javelin from 7.20, men’s 5,000m at 7.30, women’s 800m at 8.00, women’s 4x400m relay at 8.25 and men’s 4x100m relay at 9.00.

Plus, diving coverage from the Aquatics Centre from 8.30, where the final of the men’s 10m platform competition takes place, with Team GB hoping to have Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield involved.

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 the penultimate day in the final edition of Olympics Tonight.

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.

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

BBC Three’s opening action features the men’s 10m platform diving semi-finals, and medal race in the women’s sailing Elliott 6m.

The diving gets under way at 10.00 at the Aquatics Centre, with places in this evening’s final at stake. Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield are Britain’s representatives, and Daley reached the final four years ago, finishing seventh.

The concluding discipline in the sailing regatta in Weymouth starts at 12.00 with Shirley Robertson, with Team GB hoping Annie Lush, and Lucy and Kate MacGregor will be involved. Plus, highlights of yesterday’s late-night handball, volleyball and water polo competitions.

2.00pm-8.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Dan Walker
Volleyball, Hockey, Basketball

Afternoon coverage on BBC Three features the bronze-medal matches in the men’s hockey and women’s basketball, and the women’s volleyball final.

The Riverbank Arena hosts the first live coverage from 3.30, as Great Britain and Australia aim to salvage their hockey campaigns and finish in third place.

The action moves to the North Greenwich Arena at 5.00 to decide the bronze medallists in the women’s basketball, with Earls Court staging the final of the women’s volleyball between USA and Brazil from 6.30.

Plus, action from the women’s volleyball bronze-medal match between South Korea and Japan from 2.00.

8.00pm-11.00pm – OLYMPICS 2012
Presenter: Jake Humphrey
Diving, Boxing, Hockey

Coverage of this evening’s opening men’s boxing finals, along with men’s diving and the men’s hockey final. The boxing finals take place at the ExCeL London and feature the light flyweights at 8.30, bantamweights at 8.45, light welterweights at 9.15, middleweights at 9.45 and heavyweights at 10.15.

The men’s diving concludes with the final of the 10m platform discipline at the Aquatics Centre, where Tom Daley and Pete Waterfield will hopefully be involved, and the men’s hockey final takes place at the Riverbank Arena, where Germany face the Netherlands.


CLICK on the icons below to find out more about each Olympic sport
09:00 – Men’s 50km Walk – FINAL
*Feat. GB’s Dominic King
LIVE BBC Olympics 5 – 8.55am-1.35pm
        BBC Red Button (301) – 11.45am-1.20pm
17:00 – Women’s 20km Walk – FINAL
*Feat. GB’s Johanna Jackson
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 4.55pm-7.05pm
        BBC Red Button (301) – 5.45pm-6.50pm
Evening Session
19:00 – Women’s High Jump – FINAL (BBC Olympics 9, 6.50pm)
19:20 – Men’s Javelin – FINAL (BBC Olympics 5, 7.10pm)
19:30 – Men’s 5000m – FINAL
*Feat. GB’s Mo Farah
20:00 – Women’s 800m – FINAL
20:25 – Women’s 4x400m Relay – FINAL
*Feat. Great Britain
21:00 – Men’s 4x100m Relay – FINAL
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 6.35pm-9.35pm
Women’s Competition
Australia v Russia | Bronze Medal Match – Tip-off: 17:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 4.50pm-7.10pm
United States v France | GOLD Medal Match – Tip-off: 21:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 8.50pm-11.40pm
        BBC Red Button (302) – 8.50pm-11.30pm
20:30 – Men’s Light Fly (49kg) | FINAL
20:45 – Men’s Bantam (56kg) | FINAL
John Joe Nevin (IRL) v Luke Campbell (GBR)
21:15 – Men’s Light Welter (64kg) | FINAL
21:45 – Men’s Middle (75kg) | FINAL
22:15 – Men’s Heavy (91kg) | FINAL
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 8.25pm-11.10pm
09:30 – Men’s Kayak Single (K1) 200m – FINALS
*Feat. GB’s Ed McKeever
09:47 – Men’s Canoe Single (C1) 200m – FINALS
10:14 – Women’s Kayak Single (K1) 200m – FINALS
*Feat. GB’s Jess Walker
10:41 – Men’s Kayak Double (K2) 200m – FINALS
*Feat. GB’s Liam Heath/Jon Schofield
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 9.25am-11.30am
12:30 – Women’s Cross Country – FINAL
*Feat. GB’s Annie Last
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 12.25pm-2.40pm
10:00 – Men’s 10m Platform | Semi Final
*Feat. GB’s Tom Daley
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 9.55am-12.05pm
20:30 – Men’s 10m Platform | FINAL
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 8.25pm-10.20pm
Brazil v Mexico GOLD Medal Match
Kick-off: 15:00 – Wembley Stadium
LIVE BBC Olympics 1 – 2.50pm-5.10pm
13:30 – Individual All-Around – FINAL Rotation 1
14:03 – Individual All-Around – FINAL Rotation 2
14:37 – Individual All-Around – FINAL Rotation 3
15:10 – Individual All-Around  – FINAL Rotation 4
LIVE BBC Olympics 9 – 1.25pm-4.10pm
Women’s Competition
South Korea v Spain | Bronze Medal Match – Start: 17:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 4.50pm-7.10pm
Norway v Montenegro | GOLD Medal Match – Start: 20:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 6 – 8.20pm-11.10pm
Men’s Competition
South Africa v India | 11th-12th Place Match  Start: 08:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 8.20am-10.40am
Spain v Belgium | 5th-6th Place Match – Start: 11:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 11.20am-1.40pm
Australia v Great Britain | Bronze Medal Match – Start: 15:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 3.20pm-5.40pm
Germany v Netherlands | GOLD Medal Match – Start: 20:00
LIVE BBC Olympics 4 – 7.50pm-10.40pm
Men’s Competition
*Feat. GB’s Nick Woodbridge, Sam Weale
08:45 – Fencing
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 8.40am-11.55am
13:20 – Swimming
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 1.15pm-1.55pm
15:20 – Riding
18:45 – Combined Event
LIVE BBC Olympics 10 – 3.20pm-7.30pm 
12:00 – Women’s Elliott 6m – Petite Final
13:05 – Women’s Elliott 6m – FINAL
LIVE BBC Olympics 2 – 11.50am-5.30pm
09:00 – Women’s +67kg – Preliminary Round
09:15 – Men’s +80kg – Preliminary Round
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 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 +67kg – Semi Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 7 – 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 7 – 7.55pm-11.25pm
Women’s Competition
Japan v South Korea | Bronze Medal Match – Tip-off: 11:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 8 – 11.20am-1.10pm
Brazil v United States | GOLD Medal Match – Tip-off: 18:30
LIVE BBC Olympics 12 – 6.20pm-8.50pm
Men’s 60kg Freestyle
13:00 – Qualifiers
13:30 – Last 16
14:30 – Quarter Finals
15:00 – Semi Finals
Men’s 84kg Freestyle
13:00 – Qualifiers
13:30 – Last 16
14:30 – Quarter Finals
15:00 – Semi Finals
Men’s 120kg Freestyle
13:00 – Qualifiers
13:30 – Last 16
14:30 – Quarter Finals
15:00 – Semi Finals
LIVE BBC Olympics 3 – 12.55pm-3.55pm
Men’s 60kg Freestyle
17:45 – Repechage & BRONZE Medal Match
18:25 – GOLD Medal Match
Men’s 84kg Freestyle
17:45 – Repechage & BRONZE Medal Match
18:25 – GOLD Medal Match
Men’s 120kg Freestyle
17:45 – Repechage & BRONZE Medal Match
18:25 – GOLD Medal Match
LIVE BBC Olympics 11 – 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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