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Updated: Saturday 13 August 2016

Rio Olympics 2016 – Day 8, Super Saturday? – Live TV Coverage on BBC

Day 8 of Rio 2016 takes place today with live TV coverage on the BBC.

The coverage gets underway at 12.45pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, where Hazel Irvine introduces coverage of the men’s 100m preliminary round at the Olympic Stadium at 13.30, followed by the women’s triple jump qualifying at 13.40.

The focus then switches to the Lagoa Stadium, with the men’s single sculls final at 14.32 followed by the women’s equivalent at 14.44.

The women’s eight final then takes place at 15.04, with the men’s eight final rounding things off at 15.24, before coverage moves back to the Olympic Stadium for women’s 400m heats (joined in progress), the heptathlon long jump featuring Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson at 15.45 and round one of the men’s 100m at 16.00.

Following a news break at 5pm, the Olympics continue on BBC One from 5.20pm with live action from the third round of the men’s golf competition on the Olympic Golf Course, as well as badminton and boxing at Riocentro, hockey from the Olympic Hockey Centre and sailing at Marina da Gloria.

Clare Balding takes over from Hazel at 7pm on BBC One, where the focus is solely on the Rio Olympic Velodrome for various track cycling events.

The first of the men’s sprint quarter-finals takes place at 20.00, with the 9th-12th classification race at 20.18.

The second round of the women’s keirin gets under way at 20.22, with the second of the men’s sprint quarter-finals at 20.34.

The women’s team pursuit final then begins at 20.53, with the Team GB squad of Laura Trott, Joanna Rowsell-Shand, Elinor Barker, Katie Archibald and Ciara Horne hoping to retain their crown from London four years ago.

The 7th-12th classification race in the women’s keirin begins at 21.27, with the final following at 21.33, and the action is completed with the men’s sprint semi-finals at 21.41 and 21.59.

Coverage moves to BBC Two at 10.10pm to make way for the news and Match of the Day on BBC One.

The Men’s sprint cycling continues at the Rio Olympic Velodrome, with the 5th-8th classification race starting at 22.17, followed by the semi-finals.

Jason Mohammad takes over at 11.55pm on BBC One and BBC One HD, where Greg Rutherford, Jessica Ennis-Hill and Mo Farah are aiming to repeat their `Super Saturday’ heroics of 2012.

The Olympic Stadium takes centre stage for an action-packed evening of athletics, starting with the heptathlon javelin at 00.00, the penultimate discipline of the event.

The men’s pole vault qualifying gets under way at 00.20, with the men’s 400m semi-finals at 00.30 and the men’s long jump final at 00.50. Reigning Olympic, world, European and Commonwealth champion Rutherford will be hoping to add to his glittering list of honours with another Olympic gold.

The women’s 100m semi-finals begin at 01.00, before focus switches to Farah in the men’s 10,000m final at 01.25.

The men’s 800m semi-finals follow at 02.05, with the women’s 100m final at 02.35 and the heptathlon 800m closing proceedings at 02.53.

Ennis-Hill famously won this event in London four years ago to complete a dominant performance, and she will expect to be in medal contention again this time around.

Swimming finals also take place at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium this evening, with the women’s 50m freestyle at 02.03, the men’s 1500m at 02.11, the women’s 4x100m medley at 02.49 and the men’s equivalent at 03.04.

BBC Four

Ore Oduba and Jill Douglas presents BBC Four’s coverage from 1pm as the second day of athletics gets under way at the Olympic Stadium, with the first round of the women’s steeplechase at 14.05, the men’s discus final at 14.50 and round one of the women’s 400m at 15.00.

The women’s keirin cycling begins at the Rio Olympic Velodrome at 14.00, followed by the last 16 of the men’s sprint at 14.23 and the women’s team pursuit semi-finals at 15.17. Plus, women’s keirin repechages at 14.44, and men’s sprint repechages at 15.07.

Dan Walker takes over from Ore at 7pm, where hosts Brazil face South American rivals Argentina in the men’s basketball at Carioca Arena 1, which began at 18.15, and the women’s singles tennis final takes place at the Olympic Tennis Centre.

From 20.00, the women’s 3m springboard diving semi-finals get under way, with British interest most likely to come from Rebecca Gallantree, while the men’s individual trampolining final starts at the Rio Olympic Arena at 19.42.

Quick TV Guide

12.45pm – 5.00pm – BBC One
5.20pm – 10.10pm – BBC One
10.10pm – 11.55pm – BBC Two
11.55pm – 4.00am – BBC One

1.00pm – 2.00am – BBC Four