Rio Olympics 2016 – Day 2 – Live TV Coverage on the BBC

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BBC ONE Lon BBC News 08-06 12-09-11

Day 2 of Rio 2016 takes place today with live coverage on the BBC.

Hazel Irvine will be live on BBC One and BBC One HD from 1.00pm with live coverage of rowing, artistic gymnastics, road cycling and swimming.

The first port of call is rowing at the Lagoa Stadium, beginning with action from the repechages, then live coverage of the heats of the women’s pairs at 14.10, women’s lightweight double sculls at 14.40, men’s lightweight double sculls at 15.20 and men’s fours at 16.00.

The artistic gymnastics at Rio Olympic Arena features the women’s team and individual qualifiers, while the women’s cycling road race gets under way at Fort Copacabana, with Lizzie Armitstead leading the British charge.

The programme concludes at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium with the heats of the women’s 100m backstroke at 17.00 and the men’s 200m freestyle at 17.20.

The cycling is heading towards a conclusion, while the swimming includes the heats of the men’s 100m backstroke at 18.17 and women’s 400m freestyle at 18.37, which will feature American star Katie Ledecky.

From 7.30pm on BBC One, Clare Balding presents coverage of the women’s cycling road race at Fort Copacabana and the women’s rugby sevens quarter-finals at the Deodoro Stadium.

Selection this year for the cycling places in Team GB has proven somewhat controversial, but the squad of Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Pooley and Nikki Harris is one of the most experienced ones at the Games, and Armitstead will be hoping to go one better than at London 2012, when she finished second behind Marianne Vos.

Only four sides were eliminated at the group stage of the women’s rugby, so Great Britain will expect to be involved, but picking a winner of the tournament is difficult, as the sport of rugby returns to the Olympic fold for the first time since 1924.

Jason Mohammad fronts the coverage on BBC One from midnight, beginning with the women’s artistic gymnastics qualifiers at the Rio Olympic Arena.

Then the attention switches to the Olympic Aquatics Stadium for another packed programme in the pool, featuring four finals and the line-up for four semi-finals.

The schedule features the finals of the women’s 100m butterfly at 02.03, men’s 100m breaststroke at 02.53, women’s 400m freestyle at 03.01 and men’s 4x100m freestyle at 03.54, and the semi-finals of the men’s 200m freestyle at 02.08, women’s 100m breaststroke at 02.26, men’s 100m backstroke at 03.09 and women’s 100m backstroke at 03.33.

Britain’s Adam Peaty is among the favourites for gold in the 100m breaststroke.

BBC Four

Ore Oduba opens BBC Four’s live coverage on day two in Rio. The second round of the men’s and women’s singles table tennis gets under way at Riocentro at 13.00, and there are preliminaries from the Beach Volleyball Arena on the famous Copacabana Beach from 14.00.

Plus, artistic gymnastics with women’s individual qualifying sessions at the Rio Olympic Arena at 13.45 and 15.30, as well as men’s and women’s singles matches in the tennis at the Olympic Tennis Centre from 15.00.

The women’s road cycling race gets under way at Fort Copacabana at 16.30, with the British squad of Lizzie Armitstead, Emma Pooley and Nikki Harris hoping for strong performances. Plus, the men’s foil quarter-finals take place in the fencing from 17.45 at Carioca Arena 3.

Rishi Persad takes over from Ore at 7pm on BBC Four with live coverage of the men’s and women’s tennis singles at the Olympic Tennis Centre, plus table tennis from Riocentro.

Swimming from the Olympic Aquatics Stadium features the men’s 4x100m freestyle relay heats at 19.09, while diving includes the women’s 3m synchronised springboard final at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre from 20.00.

The men’s fencing foil semi-finals get under way at 20.00 at Carioca Arena 3, and Great Britain’s men take on New Zealand in the hockey at the Olympic Hockey Centre from 21.00.

Artistic gymnastics continues with the women’s individual qualifying session at 21.30 at the Rio Olympic Arena.

Posted on Sunday 7 August 2016
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