Olympic preview for Friday August 10
DAY 14 – Olympic Preview
4 a.m. – 12 noon ET
Canoe/Kayak: Mixed – Eton Dorney hosts qualifying heats and semifinals for four events, all featuring Canadians: men's kayak single 200m (Mark de Jonge), men's canoe single 200m (Jason McCoombs), women’s kayak single 200m (Émilie Fournel) and men’s kayak double 200m (Hugues Fournel and Ryan Cochrane).
BMX: Men’s and Women’s Semifinals and Final – Tory Nyhaug* is flying high for Canada against reigning World Champion Sam Willoughby* in this fast-paced sport making its second appearance at an Olympic Games
Taekwondo: Women’s 67kg and Men’s 80kg – Canadians Karine Sergerie, who brought home silver at the Beijing 2008 Games, and Sébastien Michaud, bronze medallist at the 2007 and 2009 World Championships, look to advance to the afternoon’s medal rounds
Wrestling: Men’s 55kg and 74kg – Canada’s David Tremblay and Matt Gentry hit the mat for a spot in the afternoon’s bronze and gold medal matches
Synchronized Swimming: Women’s Team Free Routine – Canada is poised to swim back onto the podium for the first time since Sydney 2000 with its innovative routines; Russia’s Anastasia Davydova holds her breath in search of a record-setting fifth Olympic gold medal in synchronized swimming.
Noon – 6 p.m. ET
Basketball: Men’s – Spain takes on Russia followed by Argentina vs. USA in these
highly-anticipated hardcourt semifinal showdowns
Athletics – In addition to the first round of women’s 4x400m relay and men’s
4x100m relay, six medal events take place including: men's pole vault, women's hammer throw, women's 5000m, women's 4x100m relay, women's 1500m, and men's 4x400m relay.
Soccer: Men’s Bronze Medal Match – South Korea faces off against Japan in a fight for bronze
Diving: Men’s 10m Platform – Canadians Riley McCormick and Eric Sehn compete in the preliminary round against Great Britain’s young diving star Tom Daley and 2011 World Champion Qui Bo of China