Rio Olympics 2016 – Day 5 – Live TV Coverage on BBC

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Day 5’s coverage of Rio 2016 starts at 12.15pm on BBC Two and BBC Two HD before moving over to BBC One at 1.45pm today, where Hazel Irvine presents live coverage the women’s rowing pair semi-finals at the Lagoa Stadium, and the women’s road cycling time-trial in Pontal.

The men’s road cycling time-trial takes place at 2.00pm in Pontal, where Team GB’s Chris Froome will be hoping to emulate his countryman Bradley Wiggins’ achievement at London 2012 and win gold.

Plus, the men’s quadruple sculls rowing final at 2.20pm at the Lagoa Stadium, with the women’s final at 2.40pm, as well as men’s and women’s eight repechages from 1.50pm.

The action then moves to the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, as swimming heats take place in the women’s 100m freestyle at 5.00pm, the men’s 200m backstroke at 5.23pm, and the women’s 200m breaststroke at 5.50pm.

The programme switches to BBC Two at 6pm to make way for the news hour on BBC One before Clare Balding fronts the evening’s schedule on BBC One from 7pm.

The men’s 3m synchronised springboard diving final gets under way at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre at 7.00pm, with Team GB’s Jack Laugher and Chris Mears hoping to improve upon their bronze-medal finish at the 2015 world championships.

Plus, action from the Rio Olympic Arena as the men’s artistic gymnastics individual all-around final takes place from 8.00pm. The British squad of Louis Smith, Max Whitlock, Nile Wilson, Brinn Bevan and Kristian Thomas will have high expectations of coming away with at least one medal from the event.

Coverage continues on BBC Two at 10pm before returning to BBC One at 10.45pm.

Jason Mohammad takes over from Clare at midnight, as Great Britain face Australia in men’s hockey from 00.30 at the Olympic Hockey Centre.

The attention then switches to the Olympic Aquatics Stadium and the men’s 200m breaststroke swimming final at 02.03, with Adam Peaty, Ross Murdoch, Michael Jamieson and Andrew Willis all hoping to be in contention for Team GB.

That is followed by the women’s 100m freestyle semi-finals at 02.09, the men’s 200m backstroke semi-finals at 02.25 and the women’s 200m butterfly final at 02.54, before the men’s 100m freestyle final at 03.03, the women’s 200m breaststroke semi-finals at 03.08, the men’s 200m individual medley semi-finals at 03.26 and the women’s 4x200m relay final rounding things off at 03.55.

BBC Four

Ore Oduba gets BBC Four’s coverage underway at 1pm with live Water polo at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre, handball at the Future Arena and beach volleyball at the Beach Volleyball Arena take centre stage in the early afternoon, while the pool-stage matches of the men’s rugby sevens and men’s hockey continue from 3.00pm at the Deodoro Stadium and Olympic Hockey Centre respectively.

Great Britain’s women’s hockey team take on Argentina at 5.30pm at the Olympic Hockey Centre, hoping for a win that would increase their chances of reaching Monday’s quarter-finals and move them a step closer to at least equalling their third-place finish in London four years ago.

Dan Walker takes over from Ore at 7pm. The early-evening action includes the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay swimming heats at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium, and the men’s double trap final at the Olympic Shooting Centre.

The women’s 69kg weightlifting final takes place at Riocentro at 7.30pm, with men’s rugby sevens quarter-finals at the Deodoro Stadium following at 9.00pm.

The men’s -90kg and women’s -70kg judo finals reach their conclusion at Carioca Arena 2, with Sally Conway hoping to be in with a shot for Team GB in the women’s competition, having won gold at the Grand Slam event in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 2015. Starting at 00.30, the women’s singles table tennis bronze-medal match and final take place at Riocentro.

Quick TV Guide

12.15.00pm – 1.45pm – BBC Two
1.00pm – 2.00am – BBC Four
1.45pm – 6.00pm – BBC One
6.00pm – 7.00pm – BBC Two
7.00pm – 10.00pm – BBC One
10.00pm – 10.45pm – BBC Two
10.45pm – 4.00am – BBC One

Last updated: Wednesday 10 August 2016

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