Day 2 of competition from London will see 14 gold medals won across swimming, cycling, diving, archery, weightlifting, judo and fencing.
NINE (Gem from 6:30pm):
This session may include:
Hockey – from 5.30pm
The Hockeyroos, Australia’s women’s team, begin its preliminary matches against cross-Tasman rivals New Zealand.
Swimming – from 7.15pm
– Men’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay: Australia’s James “The Missile” Magnussen makes his first appearance of the Games in the men’s 4 x 100m freestyle relay. The Aussies won the world title in this event last year. A win here would secure a historic double for Australia: it would be the first time in Olympic history that Australia has won both the men’s and women’s 4x100m freestyle relays at a Games.
– Women’s 100m butterfly: After winning relay gold on Day 1, Alicia Coutts seeks a second medal in her first Olympic individual final.
– Men’s 100m breaststroke: Good mates Brenton Rickard and Christian Sprenger are among the fastest qualifiers for this final.
– Women’s 100m breaststroke: Australia’s first four-time Olympian of the pool, Leisel Jones, returns as the defending champion. She will face stiff opposition from her team-mate Leiston Pickett and American champion Rebecca Soni as the heats get underway.
– Women’s 100m backstroke: Australia’s Emily Seebohm and Belinda Hocking are both considered medal chances as the heats and semi-finals are contested.
– Men’s 200m freestyle: Australia’s hopes lie with Thomas Fraser-Holmes and Kenrick Monk. Fraser-Holmes made the final of the 400m individual medley on Day 1.
– Men’s 100m backstroke: Hayden Stoeckel is hoping to improve on the bronze medal he won in Beijing. Aussie team-mate Daniel Arnamnart will make his Olympic debut.
– Women’s 400m freestyle: British hopes are high for its swimming superstar, Rebecca Adlington, who won the 400m/800m freestyle double in Beijing. She’ll have the support of the crowd, but Aussie duo Kylie Palmer and Bronte Barratt are capable of making it a final to remember.
As heats continue at Eton Dorney, Australia’s Hannah Every-Hall and Bronwen Watson will make their first appearance in the lightweight women’s double sculls.
-Tom Gibson and Rod Chisholm will race in the men’s lightweight double sculls.
-The Australian women’s eight, nicknamed ‘the Motley Crew’, hope to build on their excellent lead-up form to London.
Lauren Mitchell, the 2010 world floor champion, begins her quest to become Australia’s first artistic gymnastics Olympic medallist. Today, it’s the all-important qualification phase for Mitchell and her Australian team-mates.
Australia’s men’s basketball team, the Boomers, face its old rivals Brazil as the men’s tournament begins at Olympic Park. Calling all the action will be John Casey and basketball legend Andrew Gaze.
Our riders continue with the dressage stage of the eventing for teams and individuals. Triple gold medallist Andrew Hoy is competing at a record seventh Games.
The world’s best women road cyclists face a grueling 120km race for the medals. Australia will have a three-pronged attack with rising stars Shara Gillow, Chloe Hosking and Amanda Spratt competing. Our commentators are Phil Liggett and Olympic champion Scott McGrory.
Commonwealth Games gold medallist Lauryn Mark aims for a rare family double when she attempts to qualify for the women’s skeet final. Her husband Russell, the 1996 Atlanta gold medallist, will shoot in the men’s double trap later in the Olympics.
The women’s 10m air pistol gold will also be a feature. Australia has two representatives: Beijing Olympian Dina Aspandiyarova and Sydney Olympic bronze medallist Lalita Yauhleuskaya, who will be taking part in her fifth Olympic campaign.
Luke Jackson begins his quest in the men’s 60kg event, while Cameron Hammond starts his quest for a medal in the 69kg event.
The sailing program gets underway at Weymouth in Dorset on England’s southern coast. World Cup winner Brendan Casey will begin with two races in the Finn dinghy class.
The Elliott 6m women’s match racing event sees the young Australian team of Olivia Price, Nina Curtis and Lucinda Whitty test their mettle against the world’s best.
The Lee Valley whitewater course will host the first of five days of canoe slalom. Kynan Maley makes his Olympic debut in the canoe single (C1) event after missing selection at the three previous Games.
In the men’s kayak single (K1) Warwick Draper looks to improve on his top ten finishes at Athens and Beijing
The Aussie Sharks play the first of five preliminary round matches in men’s water polo in what promises to be tough, bruising encounter against world champion, Italy.
*Times stated are for Melbourne
*As with all major sporting events there can be unforeseen changes to the schedule and times are subject to change.