The final day of the Olympics usually includes the men’s marathon, the gold medal final of men’s basketball and volleyball, and a few final events to close out the Games. CTV, TSN, Rogers Sportsnet and OLN will air a two hour special hosted by Brian Williams through the best of the London Games.
Then at 4 p.m. ET, the Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium will wrap up its experience as Canada’s Olympic Networks with the Closing Ceremony to be aired and streamed across the country live.
We have what will distributed across the Consortium for the last time as CBC takes over the Olympics in 2014.
Day 16 Highlights: Sunday, August 12 – Gold Medal Games in Men’s Basketball and Volleyball; Canadian Wrestlers Hit the Mat for the Podium; LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY Caps Off the Games
DAY 16 – SCHEDULED SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)
OLYMPIC MORNING/ LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 4 a.m. – 12 noon ET
- Basketball: Men’s Bronze Medal Game – Argentina and Russia square off on the hardcourt for bronze (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Basketball: Men’s Gold Medal Game – Kobe Bryant and LeBron James lead the U.S. against Spain for gold (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Athletics: Men’s Marathon – Canada’s Reid Coolsaet, Eric Gillis, and Dylan Wykes trek through London in this final athletics event (TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Cycling: Men’s Mountain Bike Cross Country – Canada’s Geoff Kabush and Max Plaxton race for a spot on the podium; France looks for its fourth straight Olympic title (TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Wrestling: Men’s Freestyle 66kg and 96kg– Haislan Garcia (66kg) and Khetag Pliev (96kg) compete for Canada and look for a spot in the afternoon’s medal rounds (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Volleyball: Men’s Bronze Medal Game – It’s Bulgaria vs. Italy for the bronze (Sportsnet, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
OLYMPIC DAYTIME / LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 12 – 2 p.m. ET
- Volleyball: Men’s Gold Medal Game – Russia and Brazil face off for Olympic glory (TSN, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
- Rhythmic Gymnastics: Women’s Group All-Around Final – Italy, winner of the past three World Championships, looks to upset Russia, three-time consecutive Olympic champions. (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
Airing 2 – 4 p.m. ET
OLYMPIC FAREWELL: Brian Williams takes Canadians through the best of London 2012. Along with encores of key Canadian performances and interviews, the show looks back at the inspiring stories and outstanding achievements that captivated the nation, including the Canadian women’s soccer team, Usain Bolt, and Missy Franklin. During the two-hour show, Lisa LaFlamme fronts a piece on women in sport, highlighting the courageous women competing for countries with female athletes for the first time in Olympic history. The feature also looks at the remarkable performances of Gabby Douglas in gymnastics, Missy Franklin in the pool, and Jessica Ennis on the track. Stephen Brunt also returns with his last essay of the Games, examining how London 2012 has redefined Great Britain through the golden performances of Team GB during last week’s ‘Super Saturday’. (CTV, TSN, Sportsnet, OLN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
Airing 4 – 7 p.m. ET
LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY: Hosted by James Duthie and Jennifer Hedger, this spectacle caps off the 17 days of London 2012 and celebrates the athletes that made these Games possible. Dubbed “a mashed-up symphony” of British music by artistic director Kim Gavin, the LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES CLOSING CEREMONY is set to include some of Great Britain’s top musical acts including Muse, Ed Sheeran, George Michael, the Spice Girls, The Who, Annie Lennox and more. The show will also celebrate Rio, host of the 2016 Games, with a Brazilian-themed performance. (CTV, RDS, TSN, Sportsnet, V, OLN, OMNI. 2, ATN, CTVOlympics.ca and RDSolympiques.ca)
And coming up, NBC’s announcement on its Closing Ceremony coverage.