It’s Super Saturday at the Olympics. Usain Bolt will be on the track for the men’s 100 meters to determine the World’s Fastest Man.
Canada has several medal hopefuls tomorrow in Triathlon, Trampoline, Mixed Doubles, Badminton and other events.
We have the listing of events on CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, RDS and V for Saturday.
Day 8 Highlights: It’s Super Saturday at London 2012 as Canada’s Alexandra Bruce and Michelle Li Look for Badminton Bronze; Usain Bolt Steps On to the Track;Canadian Swimmers Go for Gold;Michael Phelps Competes in his Final Olympic Event
DAY 8 – SCHEDULED SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
OLYMPIC MORNING/ LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 4 a.m. – 12 noon ET
- Athletics: Men’s 100m – Canada’s Justyn Warner takes a start position at the track along with the world’s fastest man Usain Bolt and fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake in Round 1 qualifying (CTV, Sportsnet, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Triathlon: Women’s – Canadian Paula Findlay looks to swim, bike and run past her competition for a podium finish (CTV, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Trampoline: Women’s – Three-time Olympic medallist Karen Cockburn and 2011 world silver medallist Rosie MacLennan go for gold (CTV, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Equestrian: Mixed Jumping – Jill Henselwood, Eric Lamaze and Ian Millar – in his 10th Olympic Games setting an all-time Olympic record – compete for Canada (OLN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Badminton: Women’s Doubles – In an event that is still reeling from a scandal that saw eight players ejected from the tournament, Canadians Alexandra Bruce and Michelle Li square off against Russia in a fight for the bronze medal (Sportsnet, ATN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Basketball: Men’s – Led by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, and Kevin Durant, the United States’ undefeated squad take on Lithuania (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Cycling: Women’s Team Pursuit – Tara Whitten leads Canada’s team in this new event on the Olympic program (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
OLYMPIC DAYTIME / LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 12 – 6 p.m. ET
- Soccer: Men’s – The battle on the pitch continues as Brazil vs. Honduras and Great Britain vs. Korea face off in these quarter-final round match-ups (TSN, RDS, OMNI.1, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Heptathlon: Women’s – Canada’s Jessica Zelinka faces Great Britain’s Jessica Ennis – along with reigning world champion Tatyana Chernova – in the final heptathlon events (CTV, Sportsnet, V, ATN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Men’s 400m – Oscar Pistorius makes his historic debut as the first amputee runner in an Olympic Games (CTV, Sportsnet, V, ATN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Women’s 50m Freestyle Final – Canada’s top female sprinter Victoria Poon* dashes for gold against 2011 World Champion Therese Alshammar* of Sweden and defending Olympic champion Britta Steffen* of Germany (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Men’s 1,500m Freestyle Final – After placing third overall in qualifying, Ryan Cochrane aims for a podium finish in the event that net him a bronze medal at Beijing 2008 (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Men’s 4x100m Medley Relay Final – Charles Francis, Scott Dickens, Joe Bartoch, and newly minted bronze medallist Brent Hayden represent Canada against the competition including the United States’ Michael Phelps who is competing in his last Olympic event. (CTV, 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 Canadians a complete rundown of results from the jam packed Day 8. The four-hour show includes highlights and recaps of athletics, swimming, trampoline, tennis, equestrian, cycling, and diving events from earlier in the day. OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON CTV also includes a review of key Canadian performances including Dylan Armstrong, Jessica Zelinka, Ryan Cochrane, the men’s 4x100m medley relay team, Karen Cockburn, the mixed jumping team, Paula Findlay, and more. (CTV, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- TSN: OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON TSN host Darren Dutchyshen takes fans through four hours of recaps and highlights, including women’s triathlon and a look at Paula Findlay’s performance, men’s doubles tennis, beach volleyball, the results of Zach Bell and Tara Whitten in cycling and an athletics wrap up featuring Jessica Zelinka, Usain Bolt, Oscar Pistorius, and more. (TSN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Sportsnet: On OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON SPORTSNET, host Brad Fay reviews Canada’s many medal opportunities from Day 8, including Ryan Cochrane in the men’s 1,500m freestyle, Karen Cockburn in the women’s individual trampoline, Canada’s women’s team pursuit in cycling, and Paula Findlay in the women’s triathlon. Sportsnet also has a full recap of the women’s singles final in tennis and an emotional Difference Makers with Rick Hansen segment on trampoline gymnast Rosie MacLennan’s relationship with her grandfather. All this, plus a look at Usain Bolt’s first day back on the track for the first round of the men’s 100m. (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
AUJOURD’HUI À LONDRES SUR RDS
- Host Chantal Machabée presents the highlights from Day 8 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.
That will do it.