Canadian flag-bearer Simon Whitfield races for his third Olympic medal. Does he still have it at 37?
Diving: Men’s three-metre springboard
Two-time Olympic silver medalist, Alexandre Despatie of Canada should be there for the semi-finals and final of his signature event.
Cycling: Women’s omnium
Two-time world champion Tara Whitten of Canada goes for gold she attempts to show why she has dominated the multiple-race track event.
Athletics: Women’s 100-metres hurdles
A trio of Canadians, Nikkita Holder, Jessica Zelinka and Phylicia George, could all potentially make the final.
Kayak: Men’s K1 1,000-metres
Trying to capture the gold medal that eluded him in 2008, Adam van Koeverden of Canada should challenge for his fourth Olympic medal.
Equestrian: Individual jumping
Canadian star Eric Lamaze, a double medalist in Beijing in 2008, attempts to defend his gold medal aboard Derly Chin de Muze, the horse replacing the late Hickstead.
Wrestling: Women’s 48 kilograms
Beijing gold medalist Carol Huynh of Canada takes part with an eye on a return to the podium.
Canoe: Men’s C1 1,000-metres
Fifth at the worlds a year ago, paddler Mark Oldershaw of Canada wants to go one step further and make the podium.
Athletics: Men’s 200-metres
The explosive Usain Bolt looks to defend his Olympic title in the event, perhaps against fellow Jamaican speedster Yohan Blake.
Boxing: Women’s 75 kilograms
Canadian Mary Spencer, the three-time world champion and Olympic wild-card entry, could be slugging it out in the final.
Wrestling: Women’s 55 kilograms
Tonya Verbeek of Canada competes in the class in which she claimed a silver medal in Beijing.
The United States has won three of the four women’s soccer tournaments at the Olympics, settling for silver in 2000. It is the favourite once again, as both the bronze- and gold-medal games take place.
Cycling: Men’s BMX
Tory Nyhaug of Canada is determined to compete despite a bad crash that cost him his spleen in May. Before his accident, he had made the final of three World Cup races.
Synchronized Swimming: Team final
It could be a Canada-Russia battle. The Russians have dominated the sport since its inception, while Canada’s last Olympic medal in the team event, a bronze, came in 2000.
Wrestling: Men’s freestyle
Canadians Matt Gentry (74 kilograms), and David Tremblay (55 kg) take to the mats in search of glory.
Cycling: Women’s mountain bike
Catharine Pendrel of Canada gave up horses and dressage for mountain bikes. It’s turned out to be a wise choice. The 2011 cross-country world champion has been building off her fourth-place finish in Beijing, and is considered a favourite in London.
Athletics: Men’s 4x100-metres relay final
All eyes will be on the track where the Jamaicans are the defending champions and Usain Bolt is keen for another victory pose.
Basketball: Women’s final
The female version of the U.S. Dream Team is aims to win its fifth consecutive gold medal.
Diving: Men’s 10-metre tower
Britain’s Tom Daley goes for gold in his favoured event. This is the medal all of England expects him to win, but the Chinese will be tough to beat.
Wrestling: Men’s freestyle
Arjan Bhullar of Canada grapples in the 120-kilogram class. Bhullar won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games.
Basketball: Men’s final
Does the U.S. team earn lasting fame or nagging infamy? The men’s gold- and bronze-medal games will determine how the 2012 Dream Team is remembered.
Athletics: Men’s marathon
The race once again features the mighty Kenyans against the relentless Ethiopians. One of the prerace favourites is Kenya’s Emmanuel Mutai, who won 2011 London marathon in record time.
The event signal the end of the show … and on to Rio de Janeiro in 2016.
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