2012 Olympic Athletics TV Schedule

Athletics is the main attraction of the second week of the 2012 Olympics in London. And the men’s 100m final, which is on Sunday August 5, is probably the most talked about event of the entire two weeks. For Canadians, the women’s 100m hurdles is also a top attraction. Defending Olympic bronze medallist Priscilla Lopes-Schliep failed to qualify for the Games in a competitive final at the Canadian Trials in June. 2003 World Champion Perdita Felicien also failed to qualify after a false start. Canada’s representatives in London are Jessica Zelinka (11th fastest in the world in 2012), Phylicia George (16th fastest in 2012), and Nikita Holder (30th fastest). Zelinka is also a favourite in the heptathlon. She posted the fourth best score of 2012 at the Canadian Trials in Calgary.

Canada’s best medal chance among the men is Dylan Armstrong. He finished fourth in Beijing and won silver at the 2013 World Championships.

Gord Miller, Michael Smith and Dave Moorcroft will call athletics on CTV, reuniting 2/3s of CBC’s 2008 broadcast team. Donovan Bailey is CTV’s studio analyst. Lisa Bentley (marathons) and Roger Burrows (race walking) are the other analysts.

Athletics will begin on on Day 7 (August 3). The marathons will take place on day 9 and day 16. CTV, Sportsnet and TSN will provide complete live coverage of the track & field heats and finals, with most finals airing on CTV. Both marathons will also air on CTV/TSN and NBC, while OLN will show the race walks. Remember that this schedule is highly subject to change. Check back daily during The Games for an up-to-date broadcast schedule. All times are Atlantic Daylight Time, which is BST-4 and EDT+1.

Track & Field

Friday 8/3, 6:00-7:00am on CTV, 7:00-9:45am on SN and 3:00-6:00pm on CTV
6:00am: Men’s Shot Put (qualification)
6:05am: Women’s Heptathlon (100m hurdles)
6:40am: Women’s 100m (preliminaries)
7:15am: Men’s 400m Hurdles (round 1)
7:15am: Women’s Heptathlon (high jump)
8:00am: Women’s 400m (round 1)
3:00pm: Women’s Heptathlon (shot put)
3:05pm: Women’s 100m (round 1)
4:05pm: Men’s 1500m (round 1)
4:30pm: Men’s Shot Put Final
4:45pm: Women’s Heptathlon (200m)
5:25pm: Women’s 10, 000m

Saturday 8/4, 7:00-10:00am and 3:00-6:05pm on SN
7:40am: Women’s Heptathlon (javelin throw)
8:30am: Men’s 100m (round 1)
3:00pm: Men’s 400m Hurdles (semifinals)
3:35pm: Women’s 100m (semifinals)
4:05pm: Women’s 400m (semifinals)
4:35pm: Women’s Heptathlon Final (800m) – Also on CTV
5:15pm: Men’s 10, 000m Final
5:55pm: Women’s 100m Final – Also on CTV

Sunday 8/5, 3:05-6:00pm on CTV
3:05pm: Women’s 400m Hurdles (round 1)
3:45pm: Men’s 100m (semifinals)
4:15pm: Men’s 1500m (semifinals)
4:40pm: Men’s 400m (semifinals)
5:10pm: Women’s 400m Final
5:25pm: Men’s 3000m Steeplechase Final
5:50pm: Men’s 100m Final

Monday 8/6, 6:00-8:15am and 2:45-6:00pm on CTV
6:05am: Women’s 100m Hurdles (round 1)
6:50am: Men’s 800m (round 1)
7:45am: Women’s 1500m (round 1)
3:20pm: Women’s 200m (round 1)
4:15pm: Women’s 400m Hurdles (semifinals)
4:45pm: Men’s 400m Hurdles Final
5:05pm: Women’s 3000m Steeplechase Final
5:30pm: Men’s 400m Final

Tuesday 8/7, 2:45-5:30pm on CTV
3:15pm: Women’s 100m Hurdles (semifinals)
3:55pm: Men’s 800m (semifinals)
4:25pm: Women’s 200m (semifinals)
5:00pm: Women’s 100m Hurdles Final
5:15pm: Men’s 1500m Final

Wednesday 8/8, 7:00-9:40am on TSN and 2:00-6:00pm on CTV
7:35am: Women’s 800m (round 1)
8:50am: Men’s Decathlon (shot put)
2:00pm: Men’s Decathlon (high jump)
3:15pm: Men’s 110m Hurdles (semifinals)
3:45pm: Women’s 1500m (semifinals)
4:10pm: Men’s 200m (semifinals)
4:45pm: Women’s 400m Hurdles  Final
5:00pm: Women’s 200m Final
5:15pm: Men’s 110m Hurdles Final
5:30pm: Men’s Decathlon (400m)

Thursday 8/9, 7:00-9:00am on SN and 2:00-7:00pm on CTV
7:35am: Men’s 4x400m Relay (round 1)
2:30pm: Men’s Decathlon (javelin throw)
3:30pm: Women’s 800m (semifinals)
4:00pm: Men’s 800m Final
4:20pm: Women’s 4x100m Relay (round 1)
4:55pm: Men’s 200m Final
5:20pm: Men’s Decathlon Final (1500m)

Friday 8/10, 3:00-5:00pm on CTV
3:10pm: Women’s 4x400m Relay (round 1)
3:45pm: Men’s 4x100m Relay (round 1)
4:05pm: Women’s 5000m Final
4:40pm: Women’s 4x100m Relay Final
4:55pm: Women’s 1500m Final
5:20pm: Men’s 4x400m Relay Final

Saturday 8/11, 3:00-5:30pm on CTV
3:30pm: Men’s 5000m Final
4:00pm: Women’s 800m Final
4:25pm: Women’s 4x400m Relay Final
5:00pm: Men’s 4x100m Relay Final

Marathons & Race Walking
Saturday 8/4, 1:00-2:30pm on OLN – Men’s 20km Race Walk
Sunday 8/5, 7:00-10:00am on CTV/NBC – Women’s Marathon
Saturday 8/11, 5:00-9:20am on OLN – Men’s 50km Race Walk
Saturday 8/11, 1:30-3:00pm on OLN – Women’s 20km Race Walk
Sunday 8/12, 7:00-9:30am on TSN/NBC – Men’s Marathon

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