Day 15 Highlights: Saturday, August 11 Catharine Pendrel Pedals for the Podium; Canadians in Medal Contention in Canoe/Kayak; Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake Lead the Pack on the Track in the Men's 4x100m Relay; Gold Medal Games in Men's Soccer, Women's Volleyball, and Women's Basketball

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TORONTO, Aug. 10, 2012 /CNW/ -

DAY 15 - SCHEDULED SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)  

OLYMPIC MORNING/ LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V

Airing 4 a.m. - 12 noon ET

  • Canoe/Kayak: Mixed - Eton Dorney hosts four final events, including men's kayak single (K1) 200m with Canada's Mark de Jonge, men's kayak double (K2) 200m with Canada's Hugues Fournel and Ryan Cochrane, men's canoe single (C1) 200m, and women's kayak single (K1) 200m. (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

  • Mountain Bike Cross Country: Women's Final - 2011 World Champion Catharine Pendrel competes against fellow Canadian Emily Batty and rival mountain biker Julie Bresset from France (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

  • Soccer: Men's Gold Medal Game - Mexico and Brazil battle it out for gold in this highly-anticipated match-up (CTV, RDS, OMNI. 1, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

  • Taekwondo: Men's +80kg - Currently seeded second in this Olympic tournament, Canada's François Coulombe-Fortier looks to advance to the afternoon's medal rounds (TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

  • Volleyball: Women's Bronze Medal Game - South Korea faces off against Japan in a fight for bronze (Sportsnet, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

OLYMPIC DAYTIME / LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V

Airing 12 - 6 p.m. ET

  • Athletics - A total of seven medal events take place in the afternoon including the women's 20km race walk final featuring Canada's Rachel Seaman (OLN, V), the men's 5000m final featuring Canada's Cameron Levins, plus the men's 4x100m final with Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake leading Jamaica* against the United States* and Canada* in a final baton sprint down the track. (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

  • Diving: Men's 10m Platform Final - Canada's Riley McCormick* and Eric Sehn* compete against the world's best divers including defending Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham* of Australia, reigning World Champion Qiu Bo* of China, and British medal hopeful Tom Daley* (TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

  • Volleyball: Women's Gold Medal Game - It's a gold medal showdown between Brazil and the United States (TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

  • Basketball: Women's Bronze and Gold Medal Games - Australia takes on Russia for bronze followed by the United States vs. France for gold in these hardcourt finals (Sportsnet, RDS, 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 a complete rundown of Day 15 highlights and results. With a focus on Canadian performances, the four hour show looks at Catharine Pendrel in mountain bike, Mark de Jonge, Hugues Fournel and Ryan Cochrane in canoe/kayak, Riley McCormick* and Eric Sehn* in men's 10m platform diving and more. OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON CTV also recaps the athletics events of the day - including another highly-anticipated race featuring Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake in the men's 4x100m relay - and the men's soccer final. (CTV, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
  • TSNOLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON TSN host Darren Dutchyshen takes sports fans through four hours of Day 15 highlights including recaps of the women's volleyball gold medal game between Brazil and the United States, the men's soccer final featuring Brazil vs. Mexico and men's taekwondo +80kg with Canada's François Coulombe-Fortier. (TSN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)
  • SportsnetOLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON SPORTSNET with host Brad Fay recaps Canadian mountain biker Catharine Pendrel's quest for a medal in the women's cross-country. Pendrel is also featured in The Experts, where she proves to bobsledders Helen Upperton and Shelley-Ann Brown just how hard her sport really is. Plus, Sportsnet looks back at the incredible journey of the Canadian women's soccer team. (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

AUJOURD'HUI À LONDRES SUR RDS

  • Host Chantal Machabée presents the highlights from Day 15 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)

All programming is subject to change; visit the Bell Viewers' Guide on CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca and on the CTV Olympics London 2012 and RDS olympiques pour Londres 2012 Apps for up-to-the minute schedules and listings.

*Pending qualification

SOURCE: Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium

For further information:

Renee Rouse, 416.384.7599, renee.rouse@bellmedia.ca
Tonia Addison, 416.384.2194, tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca
Jennifer Neziol, 416.764.6361, jennifer.neziol@sportsnet.rogers.com
Simon Céré, 514.529.2135, simon.cere@bellmedia.ca