First session: Monday July 30 from 7.00pm AEST – live on Foxtel’s LONDON 1
Women’s 200m Freestyle: Kylie Palmer, Bronte Barratt (heats)
Men’s 200m Butterfly: Nick D’Arcy, Chris Wright (heats)
Women’s 200m Individual medley: Stephanie Rice, Alicia Coutts (heats)
Second session: Tuesday July 31 from 4.30am AEST – live on Foxtel’s LONDON 1
Women’s 200m Freestyle: Kylie Palmer, Bronte Barratt (semi-finals)
Men’s 200m Freestyle: Thomas Fraser-Holmes (final)
Women’s 100m Backstroke: Belinda Hocking, Emily Seebohm (final)
Men’s 100m Backstroke: Hayden Stoeckel (final)
Women’s 100m Breaststroke: Leisel Jones (final)
Men’s 200m Butterfly: Nick D’Arcy, Chris Wright (semi-finals)
Women’s 200m Individual Medley: Stephanie Rice, Alicia Coutts (semi-finals)
During the heats, all eyes will be on controversial Australian butterfly swimmer Nick D’Arcy and medley golden girl Stephanie Rice. It’s then a big evening at the pool, with four gold medals up for grabs. Look out for Emily Seebohm after great swims in the heat and semi-final. She will give Missy Franklin plenty to worry about in tonight’s final.
If Leisel Jones can claim a spot on the podium in the 100m breaststroke she will join Ian Thorpe as our most prolific medal winner with nine medals.
Rebecca Soni should just shade countrywoman Breeja Larson in the 100m breaststroke, while Frenchman Yannick Agnel may spoil the American party in the 200m freestyle, ahead of US superstar Ryan Lochte.
EQUESTRIAN: Cross Country
Monday July 30 at 9.30pm AEST – live on Foxtel’s LONDON 6
Eventing: cross country Chris Burton, Andrew Hoy, Clayton Fredericks, Lucinda Fredericks, Megan Jones
Our eventing team has an outstanding Olympic record in equestrian and their 2012 campaign today moves from the rhythm of the dressage to the rough and tumble of the cross country. Greenwich Park provides the spectacular backdrop for this gruelling phase of the equestrian eventing program. Today is also the 20th anniversary of Australia’s win in the Three-day event in equestrian in Barcelona in 1992, while Matt Ryan also claimed gold in the individual event at those Games.
HOCKEY: Men’s Preliminaries
Monday July 30 at 7.45pm AEST – live on Foxtel’s LONDON 6
Men’s: Australia v South Africa (preliminary)
The Kookaburras begin their London Olympic men’s hockey campaign against the 12th ranked South Africa.
The Kookaburras breakthrough gold medal in Athens in 2004 – ending a 48-year drought since first competing
in 1956 – was a watershed moment for men’s hockey. Although they were disappointed to settle for bronze in
Beijing, they have won everything there is since then, including the World Cup and Commonwealth Games
Gold medals as well as the Champions Trophy for the past four years. Under master coach Ric Charlesworth
and with a leadership group that features the world’s best players in defender Mark Knowles and mid-fielder
Jamie Dwyer, the world no.1 are well placed to make it a second gold in London.
CANOE SLALOM: Heats
Monday July 30 at 10.30pm AEST – live on Foxtel’s LONDON 7
Men’s canoe double (C2): Kynan Maley & Robin Jeffrey (heats)
Women’s kayak (K1): Jessica Fox (heats)
Australia’s canoe double take to the waters, but can they beat Slovakian twin brothers Pavol and Peter Hochshorner, who have have owned the C2 event since 2000, claiming gold in Sydney, Athens and Beijing. The brothers have also won five world titles over the period and are favourites to continue their dominance in London.
Jessica Fox is coming straight from success at the World Junior Championships and will be hoping to emulate the efforts of her parents, both Olympians.
GYMNASTICS ARTISTIC: Men’s Team Final
Tuesday July 31 at 1.30am AEST – live on Foxtel’s LONDON 3
China’s outstanding men’s artistic gymnastics team will be huge favourites for gold at North Greenwich Arena as they try to defend their title from Beijing. Winners of the last five world championships, China look to have the right balance in their team.