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CBC – August 11, 2016 – Canada will look to add to its medal total on Friday as several athletes and teams will have a shot at the podium. Rosie MacLennan will be defending her gold medal in women’s trampoline while Canada’s men’s and women’s go for gold in the lightweight women’s sculls and men’s four. On the tennis court, Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil will contend for a spot on the podium in men’s doubles following Thursday’s semifinal match.

Canada’s women’s soccer continues its pursuit of gold in the quarter-final round against France, the team Canada defeated to win bronze in 2012. In another match-up of marquee teams, the women’s basketball team takes on the USA in a showdown of two 3-0 squads.

In the pool, Pamela Ware and Jennifer Abel will compete in the preliminary round of women’s 3-metre springboard competition while several swimmers will hope to be a factor in Friday night’s medal races.

Athletics competition also gets underway on Friday with Brianne Theisen-Eaton beginning her quest for a heptathlon medal.

Coverage will be available on TV across CBC, TSN, TSN2, Sportsnet and Sportsnet ONE. Viewers can also watch CBC’s live streaming coverage at, on CBC’s app for Rio 2016 for iOS and Android devices and in virtual reality using the CBC Olympic Games Virtual Reality app.

Programming highlights for Friday, Aug. 12:

Note: All times are listed in ET and are subject to change without notice. Visit for full listings.



  • 7:30 a.m. – Men’s and Women’s Rowing Finals
    • Canada’s Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee will compete in the lightweight women’s double sculls final
    • Will Crothers, Tim Schrijver, Conlin McCabe and Kai Langerfeld will represent Canada in the men’s four final


  • 1 p.m. – Women’s Trampoline Qualification and Finals
    • Canada’s Rosie MacLennan will look to repeat as Olympic Games champion


  • 9 p.m. – Men’s and Women’s Swimming Finals
    • Medal events include: women’s 200m backstroke, men’s 100m butterfly, women’s 800m freestyle and men’s 50m freestyle
    • Canadian athletes hoping to compete in these finals include: Hilary Caldwell and Dominique Bouchard (women’s 200m backstroke); Santo Condorelli (men’s 100m butterfly and 50m freestyle); Brittany MacLean (women’s 800m freestyle); and Yuri Kisil (men’s 50m freestyle)



  • 8:30 a.m. – Women’s Volleyball
    • China vs. Serbia

Beach Volleyball

  • 10:15 a.m. – Men’s and Women’s Beach Volleyball: Round of 16


  • 11 a.m. – Men’s Singles Semifinal
  • 4:30 p.m. – Men’s Doubles Gold Medal Match
    • Canada’s Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil will hope to be going for gold on Friday


  • 2:30 p.m. – Women’s Basketball: Canada vs. USA
    • A showdown of the only undefeated teams in Group B



  • 6:30 a.m. – Men’s Stroke Play: Second Round


  • 3 p.m. – Men’s Team Pursuit Final and Women’s Team Sprint Final
    • Canada’s Kate O’Brien and Monique Sullivan will look to qualify for the women’s team sprint final


  • 6 p.m. – Boxing


  • 7:30 p.m. – Women’s Heptathlon: Shot Put and 200m
    • Canada’s Brianne Theisen-Eaton sets her sights on the podium in the first day of competition in the women’s heptathlon


  • 10:30 p.m. – Men’s Basketball: France vs. Venezuela


Field Hockey

  • 11:30 a.m. – Men’s Field Hockey: India vs. Canada
    • Canada takes on India in the final preliminary round game for both teams

Race Walk

  • 1:15 p.m. – Men’s 20km Race Walk
    • Evan Dunfee, Inaki Gomez and Ben Thorne will represent Canada

Football (Soccer)

  • 3 p.m. – Women’s Football: Quarter-Final #2
    • China vs. Germany
  • 6 p.m. – Women’s Football: Quarter-Final #3
    • Canada vs. France
  • 9 p.m. – Women’s Football: Quarter-Final #4
    • Brazil vs. Australia

Beach Volleyball

  • 5 p.m. – Men’s and Women’s Beach Volleyball: Round of 16
  • 8 p.m. – Men’s and Women’s Beach Volleyball: Round of 16
  • 11 p.m. – Men’s and Women’s Beach Volleyball: Round of 16

Sportsnet ONE


  • 8:30 a.m. – Athletics
    • The first day of track and field competition at Rio 2016

Football (Soccer)

  • 12 p.m. – Women’s Football: Quarter-Final #1
    • USA vs. Sweden


  • 2:30 p.m. – Women’s 3m Preliminary Round
    • Canada’s Jennifer Abel and Pamela Ware will look for berths in the semifinal round

Virtual Reality
Live streaming via the CBC Olympic Games Virtual Reality app, brought to Canadians exclusively by Visa, for iOS and Android devices:


  • 9 a.m. –2:30 p.m.
  • 4 p.m.–6:50 p.m.



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