Weekend Olympic highlights

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TODAY: 13.46 Boxing Britain's James Degale takes on Cuba's Emilio Correa in the fight for the middleweight gold medal. Degale beat Ireland's Darren Sutherland in some style in the semi-finals

Tomorrow: 00.30 Athletics Kenya has a great tradition in road running but has never won the men's Olympic marathon. Martin Lel could change that as the athletics programme comes to a close. Nailsworth's Dan Robinson could well maintain his fine major championship record with a top 15 finish

Brit watch

08.00 Cycling Oli Beckingsale, who finished 23rd and 17th in the last two Olympics, and Liam Killeen, who was fifth four years ago, race in the men's mountain bike event

08.30 Canoeing Tim Brabants, who won gold in yesterday's K1 single kayak 1,000m final, goes for more glory in the 500m

12.50 Athletics Britain's Lisa Dobriskey, the Commonwealth champion, ran a supremely judged 1,500m semi-final and is a surprise contender for a medal in the final. Kenya's Nancy Langat was the fastest qualifier in 4min 03.02sec

What you may have missed last night

03.00 Diving Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield were competing in the men's 10m platform semi-finals. The final is at 13.00

03.45 Tae kwon do Britain's Sarah Stevenson fought Jordan's Nadin Dawani in her first bout in the women's over-67kg category. The medal bouts start at 12.00

04.00 Hockey Britain met South Korea in a match to decide fifth and sixth place in the men's event

05.00 Football Argentina were defending their men's title in the final against Nigeria

Later today

08.00 Synchronised swimming Team event free routine final

08.45 Handball Norway meet Russia for the women's gold 09.20 Canoeing Britain's Lucy Wainwright is in the women's K1 single kayak 500m final

11.00 Baseball Cuba face Korea in the gold medal match

11.00 Rhythmic gymnastics Individual all-round final

12.00 Athletics Women's high jump final. Croatia's Blanka Vlasic, unbeaten since June last year, goes for gold and probably the world record too

13.10 Athletics Kenenisa Bekele bids for a 5,000m-10,000m distance double

13.30 Hockey Germany play Spain for the men's gold medal

13.30 Table tennis Men's singles gold medal match. The semi-finals, featuring three Chinese in Wang Hao, Ma Lin and Wang Liqin plus Sweden's Jorgen Persson, were at 03.00 and 04.00

13.40 Athletics The women's 4x400m relay final and a medal chance for the British quartet, featuring Christine Ohuruogu

14.05 Athletics With a clean sweep of the medals from the individual event, the US look unstoppable in the men's 4x400m relay final

15.00 Basketball Australia meet the US in the women's gold medal match


04.00 Rhythmic gymnastics Group all-round final

07.30 Basketball Spain meet the winners of last night's semi-final between Argentina and the US in the men's gold medal match

08.40 Water polo Hungary, the defending champions, face the US in the men's gold medal match

08.45 Handball France take on Iceland for the men's gold medal

08.51 Boxing Ireland's Kenny Egan, who beat Britain's Tony Jeffries on points in the semi-finals, meets China's Zhang Xiaoping in the gold medal fight at light-heavyweight

09.26 Boxing Italy's Roberto Cammarelle, who stopped Britain's David Price in the semi-finals, takes on China's Zhang Zhilei in the super-heavyweight final

13.00 Closing ceremony