Canadians will have plenty of action to watch on Sunday. Clara Hughes is back in the Summer Olympics cycling for the first time since 2000. In women’s diving, the Maple Leaf has two medal chances.
Take a look at what the Olympic Broadcast Consortium has in store for Canadians on Sunday.
Day 2 Highlights: Sunday, July 29 – Clara Hughes Looks for Gold and Glory; Émilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel Aim for the Podium; Americans Phelps and Lochte Tag-Team in the Men’s 4×100
DAY 2 – SCHEDULED SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
OLYMPIC MORNING/ LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 4 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
- Road Cycling: Women’s – Clara Hughes makes her return to Olympic cycling for the first time since Sydney 2000 in her attempt to become Canada’s single most decorated Olympian (CTV, TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Diving: Women’s – Reigning World Cup silver medallists Émilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel of Québec look to topple the competition and make it to the podium (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Basketball: Men’s – NBA’s Kobe Bryant and LeBron James lead Team USA on their quest for gold in their opening game against France (CTV, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca).
- Gymnastics – Artistic: Women’s – Team USA stars Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas make their debut against a re-invigorated Russian squad and the powerhouse team from China (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Rowing: Heats –
- Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls – Canadian duo Patricia Obee and Lindsay Jennerich – the 2011 World silver medallists – go up against Australia, Great Britain, and Greece (CTV, TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls – Winnipeg’s Morgan Jarvis and Quebec’s Doug Vandor have the podium in sight after a strong showing at this year’s Lucerne World Cup (CTV, TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Women’s Eights – Canadian coxswain Lesley Thompson-Willie is poised to set several records with a medal performance in this expected USA vs. Canada showdown (CTV, TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
OLYMPIC DAYTIME / LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. ET
- Women’s 400m Freestyle – 2011 World Junior Champion Brittany MacLean* of Canada goes stroke-for-stroke against world record holder Federica Pellegrini* of Italy and British medal hopeful Rebecca Adlington* (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay – Pending a medal earned in Day 1 competition, Michael Phelps* could tie the all-time Olympic medal record of 18 as Team USA looks to conquer Team Australia and its rising star James Magnussen* in this promising thriller (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
OLYMPIC PRIME TIME
Airing 7 p.m. – 11 p.m. ET/CT/MT/PT
- CTV: Brian Williams hosts OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON CTV with a complete rundown of Day 2 highlights and results. During a focus on rowing, Williams is joined in studio by Rowing Prime Time Studio Analyst Marnie McBean and Dr. Greg Wells, who tees up a Superbodies segment on Canada’s women’s eights team. The four-hour show also includes features on cyclist Clara Hughes, divers Émilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel, swimmers Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps, and Brittany Rogers in a Difference Makers with Rick Hansen segment (CTV, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- TSN: Host Darren Dutchyshen takes sports fans through Day 2 during OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON TSN, including extended looks at men’s boxing, beach volleyball and weightlifting. Dutchyshen also brings fans highlights from women’s road cycling with a focus on Clara Hughes. (TSN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Sportsnet: OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON SPORTSNET, hosted by Brad Fay, features the U.S. men’s basketball team as they begin their highly-anticipated quest for gold against France. Sportsnet also goes Upclose with American swimmer Ryan Lochte – Michael Phelps’s biggest rival – while Canadian divers Émilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel look to hit the podium in the women’s synchronized three-metre springboard event. (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
AUJOURD’HUI À LONDRES SUR RDS
- Host Chantal Machabée presents the highlights from the second day of London 2012 competition (RDS, RDSolympiques.ca)
AUJOURD’HUI À LONDRES SUR V
- Host Jean Pagé examines the day’s daily highlights (V, RDSolympiques.ca)
All programming is subject to change; visit the Bell Viewers’ Guide on CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca and on the CTV Olympics London 2012 and RDS olympiques pour Londres 2012 Apps for up-to-the minute schedules and listings.
*Pending qualification earlier in the day
That is all.