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London 2012 Olympics – Saturday August 4

Swimming: Men’s 4×100-metres medley relay

U.S. star Michael Phelps says he’ll retire after these Games, and if so, this will be his last event.

Tennis: Women’s final

Serena Williams of the U.S. seeks her first Olympic gold medal in an event that has not always smiled upon favourites.

Triathlon: Women

Helen Jenkins of Britain hopes to add Olympic gold to her two world titles (2008 and 2011), but she’ll be pushed by a host of others, including 2008 Olympic bronze medalist Emma Moffatt of Australia and Paula Findlay of Canada.

Sailing: Men’s 470 event

Malcolm Page of Australia is the most-highly decorated 470 men’s sailor of all time, having won four world championships. He is the defending Olympic champion, although four years ago, he sailed with Nathan Wilmot. This time, his partner is Mathew Belcher.

London 2012 Olympics – Saturday August 4

Triathlon: Women

Paula Findlay

London 2012 Olympics – Friday August 3

Athletics: Men’s shot put

Dylan Armstrong

 

Rowing: Men’s pair final

Dave Calder and Scott Frandsen

 

Trampoline: Men

Jason Burnett

The Canadian Olympic audience for London 2012 is well up on that of Beijing in 2008.

Canada’s Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium is averaging 2.1 million viewers overall through the first four days of the games, with swimming proving the most popular.

The daily average audience is up 74 per cent on the average of Beijing four years ago, which screened on CBC.

The top five most-watched events have all come from the pool, with the women’s and men’s semi-finals and finals on July 29 topping the list with 2.2m. Continue reading »

Bell Media commented today on the awarding of the Canadian media rights for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games and the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

“Congratulations to CBC/Radio-Canada on their successful bid,” said Kevin Crull, President, Bell Media. “Broadcasting the Olympic Games has truly been an honour for our entire team. Our focus has always been about growing the Olympic movement and providing the broadest possible exposure on multiple platforms for our remarkable Canadian athletes. We are so proud of the dedication, talent, and commitment our team has demonstrated, as evidenced by record ratings and engagement of Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast for Vancouver 2010 and London 2012. Continue reading »

London 2012 Olympics – Thursday 2 August

Rowing: Women’s eight final

Canadian team

Gymnastics: Women’s individual all-around

Kristina Vaculik Continue reading »

London 2012 Olympics – Wednesday August 1

Rowing:

Men’s eight final

Cycling:

Women’s individual time trial

Clara Hughes Continue reading »

London 2012 Olympics – Monday July 30

Basketball
Womenʼs Group B
Canada 73
United Kingdom 65

Swimming
Womenʼs 200m Freestyle Semifinals
6 CAN Samantha Cheverton 1:57.98s

Swimming
Womenʼs 200m Freestyle Semifinals
5 CAN Barbara Jardin 1:57.91s Continue reading »

London 2012 Olympics – Tuesday 31 July

Tennis: Men

Milos Raonic

Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil in doubles.

 

Diving: Women’s synchronized 10-metre platform

Roseline Filion and Meaghan Benfeito Continue reading »

London 2012 Olympics – Monday July 30

Basketball: Women

Canadian women’s team.