London 2012 Day 2 Highlights: Sunday, July 29

Émilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel Aim for the Podium; Americans Phelps and Lochte Tag-Team in the Men's 4x100

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TORONTO, July 28, 2012 /CNW/ -

Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium
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DAY 2 - SCHEDULED SPORTS HIGHLIGHTS (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)  

OLYMPIC MORNING/ LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 4 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET

  • Road Cycling: Women's - Clara Hughes makes her return to Olympic cycling for the first time since Sydney 2000 in her attempt to become Canada's single most decorated Olympian (CTV, TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

  • Diving: Women's - Reigning World Cup silver medallists Émilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel of Québec look to topple the competition and make it to the podium (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

  • Basketball: Men's - NBA's Kobe Bryant and LeBron James lead Team USA on their quest for gold in their opening game against France (CTV, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca).

  • Gymnastics - Artistic: Women's - Team USA stars Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas make their debut against a re-invigorated Russian squad and the powerhouse team from China (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

  • Rowing: Heats -
    • Women's Lightweight Double Sculls - Canadian duo Patricia Obee and Lindsay Jennerich - the 2011 World silver medallists - go up against Australia, Great Britain, and Greece (CTV, TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

    • Men's Lightweight Double Sculls - Winnipeg's Morgan Jarvis and Quebec's Doug Vandor have the podium in sight after a strong showing at this year's Lucerne World Cup (CTV, TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

    • Women's Eights - Canadian coxswain Lesley Thompson-Willie is poised to set several records with a medal performance in this expected USA vs. Canada showdown (CTV, TSN, V, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

OLYMPIC DAYTIME / LONDRES À RDS, LONDRES À V
Airing 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. ET

  • Swimming:
    • Women's 400m Freestyle - 2011 World Junior Champion Brittany MacLean* of Canada goes stroke-for-stroke against world record holder Federica Pellegrini* of Italy and British medal hopeful Rebecca Adlington* (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

    • Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay - Pending a medal earned in Day 1 competition, Michael Phelps* could tie the all-time Olympic medal record of 18 as Team USA looks to conquer Team Australia and its rising star James Magnussen* in this promising thriller (CTV, RDS, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

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

  • CTV: Brian Williams hosts OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON CTV with a complete rundown of Day 2 highlights and results. During a focus on rowing, Williams is joined in studio by Rowing Prime Time Studio Analyst Marnie McBean and Dr. Greg Wells, who tees up a Superbodies segment on Canada's women's eights team. The four-hour show also includes features on cyclist Clara Hughes, divers Émilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel, swimmers Missy Franklin and Michael Phelps, and Brittany Rogers in a Difference Makers with Rick Hansen segment (CTV, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

  • TSN: Host Darren Dutchyshen takes sports fans through Day 2 during OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON TSN, including extended looks at men's boxing, beach volleyball and weightlifting. Dutchyshen also brings fans highlights from women's road cycling with a focus on Clara Hughes. (TSN, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

  • Sportsnet: OLYMPIC PRIME TIME ON SPORTSNET, hosted by Brad Fay, features the U.S. men's basketball team as they begin their highly-anticipated quest for gold against France. Sportsnet also goes Upclose with American swimmer Ryan Lochte - Michael Phelps's biggest rival - while Canadian divers Émilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel look to hit the podium in the women's synchronized three-metre springboard event. (Sportsnet, CTVOlympics.ca, RDSolympiques.ca)

AUJOURD'HUI À LONDRES SUR RDS

  • Host Chantal Machabée presents the highlights from the second day of London 2012 competition (RDS, RDSolympiques.ca)

AUJOURD'HUI À LONDRES SUR V

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 earlier in the day

SOURCE: Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium

For further information:

Renee Rouse, 416.384.7599, renee.rouse@bellmedia.ca
Noah Zatzman, 416.708.5236, noah.zatzman@bellmedia.ca
Charmaine Khan, 416.764.3071, charmaine.khan@rci.rogers.com
Simon Céré, 514.529.2135, simon.cere@bellmedia.ca

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