Beijing Olympics TV Coverage Week one

Let the Games begin! Geoff Bryan and Peter Williams will be presenting the 2008 Summer Olympics LIVE from Beijing.

Events to watch on TV ONE during the first week will include:

Saturday 9 August – Day One: highlights from the Opening Ceremony; Beach Volleyball; Women’s Basketball (NZ v Malawi); Cycling; Rowing heats (Men’s and Women’s Single Sculls, NZers Emma Twigg, Mahe Drysdale; Men’s and Women’s Pairs, NZers Juliette Haigh and Nicky Coles, George Bridgewater and Nathan Twaddle; Double Sculls, NZers Georgina and Caroline Evers-Swindell, Nathan Cohen and Rob Waddell; and the Men’s Fours); Swimming heats (Women’s 400m Individual Medley, NZer Helen Norfolk; and Men’s 100m Breaststroke, NZer Glenn Snyders); Women’s Football (NZ v Norway); and Sailing highlights from Day One.

Sunday 10 August – Day Two: Women’s Hockey (NZ v Japan); Swimming Finals; Beach Volleyball Prelims; Rowing heats; Cycling; Diving; Women’s Synchronised Swimming Final; Men’s Football (NZ v Brazil); and Swimming heats (Women’s 100m Backstroke, NZers Liz Coster, Melissa Ingram; and Men’s 4 x 100m Relay).

Monday 11 August – Day Three: Swimming Finals; Women’s Basketball (NZ v Spain); Equestrian (Cross-country, Team and Individual); Men’s Hockey (NZ v Korea); Rowing (Single Sculls Quarter-finals, NZers Emma Twigg, Mahe Drysdale); Swimming heats (Men’s 200m Butterfly, NZer Moss Burmester; and Women’s 200m Individual Medley, NZer Helen Norfolk).

Tuesday 12 August – Day Four: Swimming Finals; Gymnastics (Men’s Team Final); Weightlifting (Men’s 69kg, NZer Mark Spooner); Diving (Women’s 10m Plat); Synchronised Swimming Final; Rowing; Canoe/Kayak; Sailing highlights; Football; Equestrian (Team Eventing Jump Final); Women’s Hockey (NZ v Germany); Swimming heats (Men’s 200m Breaststroke, NZer Glenn Synders); and Women’s Football (NZ v USA).

Wednesday 13 August – Day Five: Swimming Final; Gymnastics (Women’s Team Final); Weightlifting (Men’s 77kg, NZer Richard Patterson); Cycling; Women’s Basketball (NZ v China); Men’s Hockey (NZ v Spain); Road Cycling; Rowing Semi-finals (Women’s Single Scull, Men’s Pairs, Men’s Fours, Men’s Double Sculls); Swimming heats (Men’s 200m Individual Medley, NZer Dean Kent); and Men’s Football (NZ v Belgium).

Thursday 14 August – Day Six: Swimming Finals; Gymnastics (Men’s Individual); Men’s Hockey (NZ v Spain); Rowing Finals; Canoe/Kayak (Women’s K1 Slalom, NZer Luuka Jones); Swimming heats (Men’s 100m Butterfly, NZer Moss Burmester; Women’s 200m Backstroke, NZer Melissa Ingram); and Hockey (NZ v Great Britain).

Friday 15 August – Day Seven: Track & Field (including Men’s 100m heats and Women’s 800m heats); Swimming; Women’s Basketball (NZ v Czech Republic); Gymnastics (Women’s Individual All-round Final); Track Cycling (Men’s Individual Pursuit, NZer Hayden Roulston; and Women’s Individual Pursuit, NZer Alison Shanks); and Track & Field (including Men’s 1500m heats, NZer Nick Willis; Women’s Discus, NZer Beatrice Faumuina; and Women’s 10,000m, NZer Kimberley Smith).

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