Olympics Tuesday: Here’s what we’re watching
Canada is one of a handful of countries to line up a trio of racers at the start of the men’s triathlon, and all are legitimate shots at the podium (6:30 a.m.). Two-time medallist and flag bearer Simon Whitfield, who delighted the country with his surprise gold in Sydney and silver in Beijing, will be joined by friends and frequent Victoria running mates Kyle Jones and Brent McMahon.
Canada faces the U.S. in women’s basketball (9 a.m.) after qualifying for the quarter-finals for the first time. The Americans have won 38 straight Olympic games and the last four gold medals.
Cyclist Tara Whitten sits fourth heading into the final day of women’s omnium (three events, 6 a.m. start).
Diver Alex Despatie of Laval, Que., is in the men's three-metre springboard semifinal (5 a.m., final at 2 p.m.). Despatie qualified ninth, Francois Imbeau-Dulac of St-Lazare, Que., 12th.
Canadian synchronized swimmers Marie-Pier Boudreau-Gagnon and Elise Marcotte are fourth heading into the duet final (10 a.m.).
Canadians Derek Drouin and Michael Mason are in the men's high jump final (2 p.m.).
Canada’s Jessica Zelinka, Phylicia George and Nikkita Holder are in the women’s 100-metre hurdles semis (10:05 a.m.).
Custio Clayton of Dartmouth, N.S., is up against home-country favourite Freddie Evans in a welterweight boxing quarter-final (4:45 p.m.).
The women's basketball team takes on defending Jamaica’s Usain Bolt, the world-record holder and defending champion in the men’s 200 metres, begins his quest for a repeat (6:50 a.m.).
CTV Morning: Men’s springboard diving semis (4 a.m.), men’s triathlon (7:45 a.m.*), gymnastics (9 a.m.*). Afternoon: Beach volleyball (12:05 p.m.), athletics (1:45 p.m.*), women’s volleyball (4:30 p.m.).
TSN Morning: Men’s triathlon (6:30 a.m.*), women’s basketball (9 a.m.), track cycling and men’s soccer (11 a.m.). Afternoon: Diving (2 p.m.).
SN Morning: Track cycling (6 a.m.), canoe/kayak sprint (7 a.m.), women’s volleyball (8 a.m.), synchronized swimming (10 a.m.*). Afternoon: Men’s soccer, men’s diving (12 p.m.).
OLN Morning: Equestrian (5 a.m.*), women’s volleyball (11 a.m.). Afternoon: women’s volleyball (2 p.m.).
*denotes medal events
All times are EDT
TV times subject to change
Simon Whitfield, Reuters photo