London 2012 Daily Highlights: Day 6

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

DAY 6 – SCHEDULED SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)                                               

OLYMPIC MORNING/ LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V

Airing 4 a.m. – 12 noon ET

 

·         Rowing: Women’s Eights Final – Canada is pulling for the podium led by coxswain Lesley Thompson-Willie who is poised to set several records with a medal performance.  (CTV, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

·         Judo: Women’s 78kg – Diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at 17, Canada’s Amy Cotton is a fighter in more ways than one as she battles the competition on the world stage (CTV, RDS CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

·         Canoe/Kayak: Men’s C2 – Three-time Olympic gold medallists and twin brothers Pavol and Peter Hochschorner of Slovakia look to continue their golden record (TSN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

·         Track Cycling: Men’s Team Sprint – Chris Hoy, who won three gold medals in the velodrome at Beijing 2008, helms Great Britain against France, Germany, and Australia (Sportsnet, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

·         Equestrian: Team Dressage – Sometimes described as ballet for horses, this fascinating competition tests a rider and horse’s ability to display control and supreme elegance (OLN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

OLYMPIC DAYTIME / LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V

Airing 12 – 6 p.m. ET

·         Gymnastics – Artistic: Women’s Individual All-Around Final – Fresh off helping Canada land its top team finish ever, Sarnia, ON-native Dominique Pegg gives her all-around best (CTV, RDS, ATN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

 

·         Beach Volleyball: Women’s – It’s bump, set, spike as Brazil takes on Australia and Great Britain squares off against Russia in these preliminary round match-ups (TSN, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

 

·         Swimming:

o   Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final – No Canadian female has won a medal in swimming since Atlanta 1996 – this dry spell could end if Canada’s Martha McCabe* has her way (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

o   Women’s 100m Freestyle Final – Another Canadian female swims for national pride as Julia Wilkinson* aims for a podium-worthy performance (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

o   Men’s 200m Backstroke Final – Canada’s Tobias Oriwol* has a chance to swim for gold against 2011 World Champion Ryan Lochte* (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

o   Men’s 200m Individual Medley Final – After competing in the 200m backstroke final Ryan Lochte* then takes on Michael Phelps* in another head-to-head battle (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

 

OLYMPIC PRIME TIME
Airing 7 – 11 p.m. ET/CT/MT/PT

• CTV:  Brian Williams hosts OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON CTV leading Canadians through the best of Day 6. The four-hour show recaps the women’s individual all-around final and examines the mechanics of a gymnast’s body in a Superbodies segment on the balance beam with Dr. Greg Wells. Rowing Prime Time Studio Analyst Marnie McBean joins Williams in studio for a review of Canada’s performance in the women’s eights final. Viewers can also watch a profile on three-time gold medallist Chris Hoy during a recap of the day’s track cycling: team sprint competition, along with an entertainingDifference Makers with Rick Hansen on shot putter Dylan Armstrong and his beloved coach Dr. Anatoliy Bondarchuk, who won gold in the hammer throw at Munich 1972. (CTV, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

TSN: OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON TSN host Darren Dutchyshen takes sports fans through Day 6 highlights, including recaps of canoe/kayak, men’s boxing, men’s basketball, men’s volleyball and a look at how Canada’s women’s eights team fared in the final earlier in the day. (TSN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

• Sportsnet: On OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON SPORTSNET, host Brad Fay reviews the women’s eights final as the Canadian team battles for rowing gold. The popular Superbodies feature returns to OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON SPORTSNET with a look at the toll rowing takes on the body. Plus, full beach volleyball and tennis coverage from Day 6. (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

AUJOURD’HUI À LONDRES SUR RDS
• Host Chantal Machabée presents the highlights from Day 6 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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