Let’s provide the updates for Canada and the US for Day 5 of the 2012 Games. Canada has some medal hopes on the diving board, in the pool and on the water.
CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, RDS, V and the rest of the Olympic Broadcast Consortium will be on top of all things Canadian on Day 5 of the Games of the XXX Olympiad.
We have the schedule for Tuesday.
Day 5 Highlights: Wednesday, August 1 – Brent Hayden’s Big Night in the Pool; Alexandre Despatie Steps up to the Platform; Canada’s Men’s Eights Team Looks for Back-to-Back Gold
DAY 5 – SCHEDULED SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
OLYMPIC MORNING/ LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 4 a.m. – 12 noon ET
- Rowing: Men’s Eights – Beijing 2008 gold medallists Malcolm Howard, Andrew Byrnes, and coxswain Brian Price lead Team Canada in a quest to become back-to-back Olympic champions (CTV, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Basketball: Women’s – Canada hits the hardcourt for a match-up against France (CTV, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Diving: Men’s 3m Synchronized Platform – Quebecois superstar Alexandre Despatie and Regina’s Reuben Ross dive for gold against strong competition from China, Russia and the United States. (CTV, RDS, ATN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Gymnastics – Artistic: Men’s – Japanese sensation Kohei Uchimura is expected to dominate the field in the final (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Road Cycling: Women’s Individual Time Trial – Clara Hughes returns to the track on a quest to become Canada’s most decorated Olympian (Sportsnet, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Road Cycling: Men’s Individual Time Trial – Ryder Hesjedal has a podium-finish in sight; reigning Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins competes for a seventh medal to become cycling’s most decorated Olympian (Sportsnet, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
OLYMPIC DAYTIME / LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 12 – 6 p.m. ET
- Men’s 200m Breaststroke – Canadian medal hopeful Scott Dickens* battles Japanese swimming force Kosuke Kitajima*, the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Men’s 100m Freestyle – 2011 world silver medallist Brent Hayden* swims in one the biggest races of his career against world record holder Cesar Cielo* of Brazil and 2011 World Champion James Magnussen* of Australia (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Women’s 200m Butterfly – Quebec’s Audrey Lacroix* takes on world record holder Liu Zige* of China (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay – Team Canada*, featuring Barbara Jardin, Samantha Cheverton, Brittany MacLean and Amanda Reason, hit the pool to outlast the competition from the United States*, Australia* and China* (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Weightlifting: Men’s 77kg – In this highly anticipated showdown, weightlifting powerhouse China takes on South Korea (TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
OLYMPIC PRIME TIME
Airing 7 – 11 p.m. ET/CT/MT/PT
- CTV: OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON CTV host Brian Williams gives Canadians a complete rundown of Day 5 highlights and results. During the recap of Brent Hayden’s big night in the pool, Dr. Greg Wells joins Williams in studio to examine the inner workings of a swimmer’s body in Superbodies. Rowing Prime Time Studio Analyst Marnie McBean also joins Williams in studio to review the men’s eights final. Additional recaps include looks at men’s gymnastics, track cycling, men’s 3m synchronized platform, and women’s basketball results. (CTV, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- TSN:OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON TSN host Darren Dutchyshen takes sports fans through Day 5 highlights, including extended looks at women’s judo, soccer, women’s volleyball, and track cycling competitions from earlier in the day. Dutchyshen also recaps Brent Hayden’s swimming results and Team Canada’s performance in the men’s eights final including a profile on coxswain Brian Price (TSN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Sportsnet: On Day 5, OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON SPORTSNET, hosted by Brad Fay, reviews swimmer Brent Hayden’s attempt to pick up a medal for Canada in the 100m freestyle final. Plus, in the latest Superbodies feature, Dr. Greg Wells examines the impact of weightlifting on the human body. The show also looks at Canadian judoka Kelita Zupancic’s story of finding strength through friendships in Japan following last year’s tragic tsunami in Difference Makers with Rick Hansen. (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
AUJOURD’HUI À LONDRES SUR RDS
- Host Chantal Machabée presents the highlights from Day 5 of London 2012 competition. (RDS, RDSolympiques.ca)
AUJOURD’HUI À LONDRES SUR V
- Host Jean Pagé examines the day’s top 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.
Next will be the Day 5 schedule for the networks of NBCUniversal. Keep it here.