2012 Olympic Rowing TV Schedule

Over the next two weeks the Canadian Sports Media Blog will feature sport-by-sport TV schedules for every Olympic sport that is broadcast live on Canada TV during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. I will post about two per night, so keep checking back to see the schedule for your favourite sport.

Rowing is always a highly covered sport during the Summer Olympics in Canada. About 24 hours of live rowing coverage will air on Canadian TV during week 1 of the 2012 Olympics. Much of it will air on CTV’s Olympic Morning. It is on at a great time for fans to catch coverage before heading to work.

Rowing is one of Canada’s stronger summer sports. In 2008 four Canadian crews won medals in Beijing. Canada has qualified seven boats for the 2012 Games. Here is a list of Canadian boats that are strong medal contenders. I’ve highlighted these events in red on the schedule.

Men’s Pair – Dave Calder and Scott Frandsen (2008 Olympic silver medalists)
Men’s Eight – Canada won 2008 Olympic gold and bronze at the 2011 Worlds
Women’s LW Double Sculls – Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee (2011 World silver medalists)
Women’s Eight – Canada won at the 2011 Worlds and just missed the podium in Beijing 2008

Rob Faulds and Barney Williams will call Olympic rowing on CTV. Faulds is best-known in Olympic circles for calling Mark Tewksbury’s gold medal win in the 100m backstroke at the 1992 Olympic in Barcelona. Williams won a silver medal in Athens 2004 and was CBC’s rowing analyst at the 2008 Olympics.

Rowing takes place over the first eight days of the 2012 Olympics. The Olympic Broadcast Consortium will show live coverage every day. 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.

Saturday 7/28, 5:00am-7:00am on CTV and 7:00am-10:10am on OLN – Heat Races
5:30am: Women’s Pair
5:50am: Women’s Quadruple Sculls
6:10am: Men’s Eight
6:30am: Men’s Double Sculls
7:00am: Men’s Lightweight Four
7:30am: Men’s Quadruple Sculls
8:00am: Men’s Pair
8:30am: Men’s Single Sculls
9:20am: Women’s Single Sculls

Sunday 7/29, 5:00-7:00am on CTV and 7:00-8:00am on TSN – Heat Races/Repechages
5:30am: Men’s Double Sculls (R)
5:40am: Men’s Lightweight Four (R)
5:50am: Men’s Single Sculls (R)
6:20am: Women’s Single Sculls (R)
6:40am: Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls (H)
7:10am: Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls (H)
7:50am: Women’s Eight (H)

Monday 7/30, 5:00-9:00am on CTV – Heat Races/Repechages
5:30am: Women’s Pair (R)
5:40am: Women’s Quadruple Sculls (R)
5:50am: Men’s Eight (R)
6:00am: Men’s Quadruple Sculls (R)
6:10am: Men’s Pair (R)
6:20am: Women’s Double Sculls (H)
6:40am: Men’s Four (H)

Tuesday 7/31, 6:30-9:00am on CTV – Repechages/Quarterfinals/Semifinals
6:30am: Women’s Eight (R)
6:40am: Men’s Single Sculls Quarterfinals
7:20am: Women’s Single Sculls Quarterfinals
8:00am: Men’s Double Sculls Semifinals
8:20am: Men’s Lightweight Four Semifinal

Wednesday 8/1, 6:40-9:10am on CTV – Semifinals/Finals
6:40am: Men’s Quadruple Sculls Semifinals
7:00am: Men’s Pair Semifinals
7:20am: Men’s Single Sculls Semifinals
7:40am: Women’s Pair Final
8:00am: Women’s Quadruple Sculls Final
8:20am: Men’s Eight Final 

Thursday 8/2, 5:00-9:00am on CTV – Semifinals/Finals
6:10am: Men’s Four Semifinals
6:30am: Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls Semifinals
6:50am: Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Semifinals
7:10am: Women’s Double Sculls Semifinals
7:40am: Men’s Double Sculls Final
8:00am: Men’s Lightweight Four Final
8:30am: Women’s Eight Final

Friday 8/3, 7:00-9:00am on CTV – Finals
7:20am: Men’s Quadruple Sculls Final
7:40am: Men’s Pair Final
8:00am: Women’s Double Sculls Final
8:20am: Men’s Single Sculls Final

Saturday 8/4, 7:00-9:15am on TSN – Finals
7:20am: Men’s Four Final
7:40am: Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls Final
8:00am: Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls Final
8:20am: Women’s Single Sculls Final

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2012 Olympic Football TV Schedule

Over the next two weeks the Canadian Sports Media Blog will feature sport-by-sport TV schedules for every Olympic sport that is broadcast live on Canada TV during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. I will post about two per night, so keep checking back to see the schedule for your favourite sport.

First up is football. Canada has qualified in the women’s football tournament by finishing second in CONCACAF Qualifying at home in Vancouver in January. Canada is ranked 7th in the world. They are joined in Group F by 2011 World Champions Japan, Sweden (ranked 4th in the world) and South Africa.

The men’s tournament is essentially an junior tournament with under-23 players. Each team is allowed three overage players as well. The men’s tournament will feature big name players including Aaron Ramsey, Daniel Sturridge, Craig Bellamy, Ryan Giggs and Tom Cleverly on the host British team. Other well-known players include Edison Cavani and Luis Suarez on Uruguay; Carlos Salcido on Mexico; Thiago Silva, Marcelo and Alexandre Pato on Brazil; and David de Gea, Jordi Alba, Javo Martinez and Juan Mata on Spain.

A total of 9 men’s games and 12 women’s games are scheduled to air on Canada’s Broadcast Consortium. 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.

Women’s Tournament
Wednesday 7/25, 12:30-3:00pm, Japan vs. Canada (Coventry Stadium) – TSN, SN
Saturday 7/28, 9:20-10:20am, Japan vs. Sweden (Coventry Stadium) – SN (jip)
Saturday 7/28, 10:45am-12:45pm, Canada vs. South Africa (Coventry Stadium) – CTV
Saturday 7/28, 1:20-3:00pm, United States vs. Colombia (Hampden Park) – TSN
Tuesday 7/31, 10:30am-12:30pm, Canada vs. Sweden (St. James’ Park) – SN
Tuesday 7/31, 1:15-3:15pm, United States vs. North Korea (Old Trafford) – TSN
Tuesday 7/31, 3:45-5:45pm, Great Britain vs. Brazil (Wembley Stadium) – TSN
Friday 8/3, 8:00-10:00am, Quarterfinal #1 (Hampden Park) – OLN
Friday 8/3, 3:30-5:30pm, Quarterfinal #4 (Coventry Stadium) – OLN
Monday 8/6, 1:00-3:00pm, Semifinal #1 (Wembley Stadium) – SN
Monday 8/6, 3:45-6:00pm, Semifinal #2 (Old Trafford) – TSN
Thursday 8/9, 9:00-11:00am, Bronze Medal Game (Coventry Stadium) – CTV
Thursday 8/9, 3:45-5:45pm, Gold Medal Game (Wembley Stadium) – TSN

Men’s Tournament
Sunday 7/29, 1:40-3:40pm, Brazil vs. Belarus (Old Trafford) – OLN
Tuesday 8/1, 1:00-3:00pm, Mexico vs. Switzerland (Millennium Stadium) – SN
Tuesday 8/1, 1:00-3:00pm, Spain vs. Morocco (Old Trafford) – OLN
Saturday 8/4, 9:15-10:30am, Quarterfinal #1 (Old Trafford) – TSN
Saturday 8/4, 10:30am-12:30pm, Quarterfinal #2 (Wembley Stadium) – OLN
Saturday 8/4, 1:00-3:00pm, Quarterfinal #3 (St. James’ Park) – TSN
Saturday 8/4, 3:30-6:00pm, Quarterfinal #4 (Millennium Stadium) – TSN
Tuesday 8/7, 1:00-3:00pm, Semifinal #1 (Wembley Stadium) – SN
Tuesday 8/7, 3:45-6:00pm, Semifinal #2 (Old Trafford) – SN
Friday 8/10, 3:45-5:45pm, Bronze Medal Game (Millennium Stadium) – SN
Saturday 8/11, 11:00am-1:30pm, Gold Medal Game (Wembley Stadium) – CTV