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Olympics: What's on TV today Tuesday 31 July

TV: 9am-1.15pm, BBC 1

10.30am Equestrianism Britain, second in the team event standings, will bring their fine form into the final day. Will the team, including Zara Phillips, be able to secure gold?

10.50am Rowing Women's eights repêchage. Great Britain will row to join Canada and the highly fancied Americans in the final. Then at around 11am, the men's single sculls quarter-finals take place. Britain's Alan Campbell was extremely impressive in the heats and will continue his quest for gold at Eton Dorney.

12.20pm Rowing Men's lightweight fours semi-finals. Great Britain have a good chance of reaching Thursday's final after posting the fastest time in the heats.

TV: 1.15pm-2pm, BBC 2

1.30pm Canoe Slalom The men's C1 semi-finals, where David Florence is one of the favourites for gold, but will have to improve on his performance in the heats if he is to make the final, which is scheduled for 3.06pm today.

TV: 2pm-3pm, BBC 3

2pm Sailing The finishing stages of Ben Ainslie's sixth race in the Finn class. He will have four more before Sunday's final.

TV: 2pm-3pm, BBC 1

2.30pm Equestrianism After the team final in the morning, individual honours can be won.

TV: 3pm-7pm, BBC 1

3pm Diving Women's 10m synchronised final. Britain's Tonia Couch and partner Sarah Barrow are European champions and will expect to challenge for a medal in the Aquatics Centre.

4pm Hockey In Pool A, Great Britain's women face South Korea. Britain won their opening match against Japan, but captain Kate Walsh picked up a late injury.

TV: 4pm-6pm, BBC 1

4pm Judo Should she navigate safely through the morning's elimination rounds, Gemma Howell could be in the women's under-63kg final.

4.30pm Artistic gymnastics In the women's team final, Beth Tweddle will lead Britain as they aim to replicate their impressive performance in the qualifiers and seal a podium finish.

TV: 6pm-7pm, BBC 2

6pm Basketball The closing stages of the British men's contest against Brazil in the Basketball Arena, plus Andy Murray in the men's singles tennis against Jarko Nieminen.

7.45pm Football Hope Powell's side finish their group stage matches against Brazil. Both teams have already qualified for the quarter-finals.

TV: 7pm-10pm, BBC 1

7pm Swimming Four finals at the pool. First up, at 7.41pm, Britain's Caitlin McClatchey is in the women's 200m freestyle final, but will be up against tough opposition, including 17-year-old US sensation Missy "the missile" Franklin, and the reigning Olympic champion, Federica Pellegrini. Michael Phelps defends his 200m butterfly gold at 7.49pm. Then, at 8.43pm, Hannah Miley will compete in the 200m individual medley final. The men's 4 x 200m freestyle final (8.51pm) concludes the action.

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