Get ready for greatest show on earth

Bolt bids to retain his 100m title, Murray doubles up at Wimbledon and Ainslie sails into record books

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Tough to pedal for a medal

Can Ed Clancy continue Britain's phenomenal spell at the Velodrome? He has been chosen to contest British Cycling's weakest Olympic discipline, the omnium, which concludes today. Timing From 10am.

Street runners

The injured Paula Radcliffe may not be there, but Claire Hallissey, Freya Murray, Mara Yamauchi will be roared on by the home support as they run through the streets of London in the women's marathon, and finish the exhausting 26.2mile race at The Mall, hopefully better than Mark Cavendish did in the cycling road race. Timing From 1pm.

Is the British Star fading?

Iain Percy and Andrew Simpson will be looking to retain their Olympic title in the Star Class, though they face stiff competition, if not from winds, from the Brazilian pair. Timing From 1pm.


After his heart-breaking loss to Roger Federer in the Wimbledon single's final last month, Andy Murray returns for not one, but two Wimbledon finals tomorrow. First up is his old Swiss foe again in the gold medal men's singles match and the chance for revenge. Then he and Laura Robson team up in the mixed doubles. Timing To be announced, from 1pm.

From soaps to ropes

Women's boxing takes its bow at the Olympic Games at the ExCel Arena. Natasha Jonas creates history as being the first British woman to fight in an Olympic ring, while her team-mates, the flyweight Nicola Adams, formerly a bit-part actor on Coronation Street and Emmerdale, and middleweight Savannah Marshall, have received byes and start their campaigns tomorrow. Timing From 1.30pm.

Can Big Ben strike again?

Ben Ainslie aims to become the most decorated Olympic sailor of all time when he goes for gold in the Finn class in Weymouth. The 35-year-old has won the event for the past two Olympics, and also secured gold in the Laser class in 2000, and silver from the same event in Atlanta in 1996. Timing From 2pm.

Get on your high horse

Louis Smith should have managed to wipe away the tears of joy from last weekend's team routine in time to see what he's doing and eclipse his bronze medal on the pommel horse in Beijing, Britain's first gymnastics medal for a century. Timing 3.41pm.

Hammer time

Alexander Smith's father, Dave, won gold at the 1986 Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in the hammer throw. See if the 24-year-old, who also works as an electrician, is a chip off the old block during the hammer throw final. Timing From 8.20pm.

Big ask for Ohuruogu

Christine Ohuruogu has a fight on her hands to defend her 400m title from Beijing, with a strong field including the rejuvenated American Sanya Richards-Ross gunning for her title . Timing Final, 9.10pm.

The big one

Usain Bolt is a man on the run. Four years ago he shocked the world by winning the 100m by a distance, beating his own world record in the process – and without doing up his laces. He may have to pull himself up by the bootstraps this time, though, as training partner Yohan Blake has started beating him on a regular basis. The most eagerly anticipated contest of London 2012. Timing Final, 9.50pm.