London 2012 Daily Highlights: Day 5

Here is what to expect on CTV, TSN and Sportsnet tomorrow for Olympic coverage. Check back later tonight for a complete schedule.

OLYMPIC MORNING/ LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V

Airing 4 a.m. – 12 noon ET

· Rowing: Men’s Eights – Beijing 2008 gold medallists Malcolm Howard, Andrew Byrnes, and coxswain Brian Price lead Team Canada in a quest to become back-to-back Olympic champions (CTV, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

· Basketball: Women’s – Canada hits the hardcourt for a match-up against France (CTV, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

· Diving: Men’s 3m Synchronized Platform – Quebecois superstar Alexandre Despatie and Regina’s Reuben Ross dive for gold against strong competition from China, Russia and the United States. (CTV, RDS, ATN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

· Gymnastics – Artistic: Men’s – Japanese sensation Kohei Uchimura is expected to dominate the field in the final (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

· Road Cycling: Women’s Individual Time Trial – Clara Hughes returns to the track on a quest to become Canada’s most decorated Olympian (Sportsnet, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

· Road Cycling: Men’s Individual Time Trial – Ryder Hesjedal has a podium-finish in sight; reigning Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins competes for a seventh medal to become cycling’s most decorated Olympian (Sportsnet, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

OLYMPIC DAYTIME / LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V

Airing 12 – 6 p.m. ET

· Swimming:

o Men’s 200m Breaststroke – Canadian hopeful Scott Dickens* battles Japanese swimming force Kosuke Kitajima*, the Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medallist (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

o Men’s 100m Freestyle – 2011 world silver medallist Brent Hayden* swims in one the biggest races of his career against world record holder Cesar Cielo* of Brazil and 2011 World Champion James Magnussen* of Australia (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

o Women’s 200m Butterfly – Quebec’s Audrey Lacroix* takes on world record holder Liu Zige* of China (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

o Women’s 4x200m Freestyle Relay – Team Canada*, featuring Barbara Jardin, Samantha Cheverton, Brittany MacLean and Amanda Reason, hit the pool to outlast the competition from the United States*, Australia* and China* (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

· Weightlifting: Men’s 77kg – In this highly anticipated showdown, weightlifting powerhouse China takes on South Korea (TSN, V, 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 Day 5 highlights and results. During the recap of Brent Hayden’s big night in the pool, Dr. Greg Wells joins Williams in studio to examine the inner workings of a swimmer’s body in Superbodies. Rowing Prime Time Studio Analyst Marnie McBean also joins Williams in studio to review the men’s eights final. Additional recaps include looks at men’s gymnastics, track cycling, men’s 3m synchronized platform, and women’s basketball results. (CTV, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
TSN: OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON TSN host Darren Dutchyshen takes sports fans through Day 5 highlights, including extended looks at women’s judo, soccer, women’s volleyball, and track cycling competitions from earlier in the day. Dutchyshen also recaps Brent Hayden’s swimming results and the Team Canada’s performance in the men’s eight final including a profile on coxswain Brian Price (TSN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

• Sportsnet: On Day 5, OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON SPORTSNET, hosted by Brad Fay, reviews swimmer Brent Hayden’s attempt to pick up a medal for Canada in the 100m freestyle final. Plus, in the latest Superbodies feature, Dr. Greg Wells examines the impact of weightlifting on the human body. The show also looks at Canadian judoka Kelita Zupancic’s story of finding strength through friendships in Japan following last year’s tragic tsunami in Difference Makers with Rick Hansen. (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

AUJOURD’HUI À LONDRES SUR RDS
• Host Chantal Machabée presents the highlights from Day 5 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)

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