Ok, Canada has several medal hopefuls including in the men’s triathlon which takes place early Tuesday morning. Canada’s women’s basketball team has the daunting task of taking on Team USA in the quarterfinals. And you have plenty of Canadians taking part in the track & field venue tomorrow especially in the women’s 100 meter hurdles.
Here’s the schedule of the combined Bell/Rogers partnership that comprises the Canadian Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium.
Day 11 Highlights: Tuesday, August 7 – Simon Whitfield Races for a Third Olympic Medal; Canada Battles the United States in Women’s Basketball; Tara Whitten Pushes for Another Podium Finish
DAY 11 – SCHEDULED SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
OLYMPIC MORNING/ LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 4 a.m. – 12 noon ET
- Triathlon: Men’s – Canada’s Opening Ceremony Flag Bearer Simon Whitfield pursues his third Olympic medal alongside fellow Canadians Kyle Jones and Brent McMahon as well as Great Britain’s Brownlee brothers, Alistair and Jonathan (CTV, TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Athletics: Men’s 200m Round 1 – The world’s fastest man Usain Bolt and fellow countryman Yohan Blake are back on the track; Jared Connaughton, Aaron Brown, and Tremaine Harris compete for Canada (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Basketball: Women’s – Canada looks to break the #1-ranked United States’ 38-game winning streak for a spot in the semifinals (TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Synchronized Swimming: Women’s Duet – Canada’s Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon and Élise Marcotte, who placed fourth at the 2011 World Championships, pursue a place on the podium (Sportsnet, RDS CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Canoe/Kayak Sprint: Women’s K-1 500m – Émilie Fournel – sister of fellow London 2012 Olympian Hugues Fournel who is competing in the men’s K-2 200m and 1000m – looks to advance to the semifinal (Sportsnet, RDS2, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
OLYMPIC DAYTIME / LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 12 – 6 p.m. ET
- Beach Volleyball: Women’s Semifinals – Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings take on China’s Xue Chen and Zhang Xi in a quest for their third consecutive Olympic gold medal while fellow Americans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross square off against Brazil’s Juliana Silva and Larissa Franca (CTV, TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Four medal events take place including the men’s 1500m, men’s high jump, men’s discus, and the 100m hurdles, with Canada’s Jessica Zelinka, Phylicia George, and Nikkita Holder looking to compete pending the semifinal results (CTV, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Track Cycling: Mixed
- Three medal events including the men’s keirin, women’s sprint, and women’s omnium featuring 2011 World Champion Tara Whitten, who won a bronze in women’s team pursuit on Saturday (TSN, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Soccer: Men’s
- South Korea battles Brazil in this semifinal match-up (TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Mexico takes on Japan in this semifinal match-up (Sportsnet, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Diving: Men’s 3m Springboard Final – Pending qualification in the morning’s semifinal, Alexandre Despatie and François Imbeau-Dulac plunge for the podium (Sportsnet, RDS, 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 a complete rundown of Day 11 highlights and results with a focus on Canadian performances. The four-hour show reviews the women’s 100m hurdles semifinals and finals with a focus on Jessica Zelinka, Phylicia George, and Nikkita Holder, and features a Superbodies segment on a hurdler’s body with Dr. Greg Wells. The show also recaps Tara Whitten’s results in the second day of omnium competition, Simon Whitfield’s performance in men’s triathlon, and how Marie-Pier Boudreau Gagnon and Élise Marcotte’s fared in synchronized swimming. OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON CTV also recaps the quarterfinal game between Canada and powerhouse United States in women’s basketball and other key events from the day (CTV, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- TSN: OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON TSN host Darren Dutchyshen takes sports fans through four hours of Day 11 highlights, including recaps of men’s triathlon with a focus on Simon Whitfield, men’s 3m springboard final and Alexandre Despatie’s performance, Canada’s results in synchronized swimming, plus the women’s basketball quarterfinal match-up between Canada and the United States. The show also includes extended looks at men’s and women’s beach volleyball semifinals. (TSN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Sportsnet: OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON SPORTSNET, hosted by Brad Fay, takes viewers to Olympic Stadium for a review of the men’s 200m heats, Usain Bolt’s second event of the Games and the 100m hurdles final where Canada may add more hardware to the country’s medal count. At the pool, Alexandre Despatie puts a shaky summer behind him in the 3m springboard diving finals. Capping off OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON SPORTSNET are special features including Difference Makers with Rick Hansen featuring Simon Whitfield; Superbodies with Dr. Greg Wells, who takes a look at the physically taxing triathlon; and The Experts showcasing women’s hockey Olympic Games gold medallists Tessa Bonhomme and Jennifer Botterill attempting synchronized swimming. (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
AUJOURD’HUI À LONDRES SUR RDS
- Host Chantal Machabée presents the highlights from Day 11 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.
And that does it.