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Competition times for islanders at the Olympics

All times Pacific Daylight Time Events will be broadcast live in B.C. by CTV, TSN, Sportsnet Pacific, NBC and Outdoor Life Network. Check your local listings for specific channels. CYCLING Ryder Hesjedal Men's road race - July 28 at 2 a.m., The Mall.

All times Pacific Daylight Time

Events will be broadcast live in B.C. by CTV, TSN, Sportsnet Pacific, NBC and Outdoor Life Network. Check your local listings for specific channels.

CYCLING

Ryder Hesjedal

Men's road race - July 28 at 2 a.m., The Mall. Time trial - Aug. 1 at 6: 15 a.m., Hampton Court Palace.

With road race designed for the sprinters, the time trial might be Hesjedal's best chance for the podium.

Gillian Carleton

Women's team pursuit - Qualifying: Aug. 3 at 9 a.m.; Second round: Aug. 4 at 8: 11 a.m.; Final: Aug. 4 at 9: 42 a.m., all at the Olympic Velodrome.

The Canadian team is favoured for the podium.

Catharine Pendrel

Women's mountain bike - Aug. 11 at 4: 30 a.m., Hadleigh Farm.

The UVic grad is world No. 1. Will that standing hold for a finish atop the podium at London?

Max Plaxton

Men's mountain bike - Aug. 12 at 5: 30 a.m., Hadleigh Farm.

Rising Olympic rookie is Victoria-based and was born in Tofino.

Geoff Kabush

Men's mountain bike - Aug. 12 at 5: 30 a.m., Hadleigh Farm.

The third Olympics for the Courtenay veteran.

TRACK AND FIELD

Cameron Levins

Men's 10,000 metre - Final: Aug. 4 at 1: 15 p.m., Olympic Stadium.

Men's 5,000-metre - Round 1: Aug. 8 at 2: 45 a.m.; Final: Aug. 11 at 11: 30 a.m., Olympic Stadium.

An intriguing Olympic rookie from Black Creek. Can he continue his startling season breakthroughs on this grandest stage?

Nate Brannen

Men's 1,500 metres - First round: Aug. 3 at 12: 05 p.m.; Semifinals: Aug. 5 at 12: 15 p.m.; Final: Aug. 7 at 1 p.m., Olympic Stadium.

Says he goes in a wiser runner to his second Olympics.

Mike Mason

Men's high jump - First round: Aug. 5 at 11: 05 a.m.; Final: Aug. 7 at 11 a.m., Olympic Stadium.

The former world junior champion out of Nanoose Bay could make the final.

ROWING

Men's Eight

Malcolm Howard, Gabe Bergen, Jerry Brown, Andrew Byrnes, Will Crothers, Doug Csima, Rob Gibson, Conlin McCabe, coxswain Brian Price First round: July 28 at 2: 10 a.m.; Repechage: July 30 at 1: 50 a.m.; Final: Aug. 1 at 4: 30 a.m., Dorney Lake, Eton.

The defending Beijing Olympic champions from Elk Lake look to make another podium, despite a huge makeover in personnel.

Women's Eight

Darcy Marquardt and Rachelle Viinberg First round: July 29 at 3: 50 a.m.; Repechage: July 31 at 2: 50 a.m.; Final: Aug. 2 at 4: 30 a.m., Dorney Lake, Eton.

The UVic Vikes grads are favoured for the podium in this boat.

Men's Double

Men's Pair

Dave Calder and Scott Frandsen First round: July 28 at 4 a.m.; Repechage: July 30 at 2: 10 a.m.; Semifinals: Aug. 1 at 3 a.m.; Final: Aug. 3 at 3: 50 a.m., Dorney Lake, Eton.

Silver at Beijing 2008. What awaits in London?

Women's Lightweight Double

Lindsay Jennerich and Patricia Obee First round: July 29 at 2: 40 a.m.; Repechage: July 31 at 2: 10 a.m.; Semifinals: Aug. 2 at 2: 30 a.m.; Final: Aug. 4 at 3: 50 a.m., Dorney Lake, Eton. The potentially dynamic Victoria duo is favoured to medal.

Men's Four

William Dean, Anthony Jacob, Derek O'Farrell, Michael Wilkinson First round: July 30 at 2: 40 a.m.; Repechage: July 31 at 2 a.m.; Semifinals: Aug. 2 at 2: 10 a.m.; Final: Aug. 4 at 3: 30 a.m., Dorney Lake, Eton. A hard-working crew that flies below the radar.

Men's Double 

Michael Braithwaite and Kevin Kowalyk First round: July 28 at 2: 30 a.m.; Repechage: July 29 at 1: 30 a.m.; Semifinals: July 31 at 4: 20 a.m.; Final: Aug. 2 at 3: 50 a.m., Dorney Lake, Eton. The Olympics at long last for the veteran Braithwaite from Duncan.

Men's Lightweight Double

Doug Vandor and Morgan Jarvis First round: July 29 at 3: 10 a.m.; Repechage: July 31 at 2: 30 a.m.; Semifinals: Aug. 2 at 2: 50 a.m.; Final: Aug. 4 at 4: 10 a.m., Dorney Lake, Eton. A veteran Elk Lake combo.

POOL SWIMMING

Ryan Cochrane

Men's 400-metre freestyle - Prelims: July 28 at 2 a.m.; Final: July 28 at 11: 30 a.m, London Aquatics Centre.

Men's 1,500-metre freestyle - Prelims: Aug. 3 at 2 a.m.; Final: Aug. 4 at 11: 30 a.m., London Aquatics Centre.

Anything less than the podium in the 1,500 would be considered a major disappointment.

Julia Wilkinson

Women's 100-metre backstroke - Prelims: July 29 at 2 a.m.; Semifinals: July 29 at 11: 30 a.m.; Final: July 30 at 11: 30 a.m., London Aquatics Centre.

Women's 100-metre freestyle - Prelims: Aug. 1 at 2 a.m.; Semifinals: Aug.1 at 11: 30 a.m.; Final Aug. 2 at 11: 30 a.m., London Aquatics Centre.

A solid contender.

Alexa Komarnycky

Women's 800-metre freestyle - Prelims: Aug. 2 at 2 a.m.; Final Aug. 3 at 11: 30 a.m., London Aquatics Centre.

The goal is the final.

Alec Page

Men's 400-metre individual medley - Prelims: July 28 at 2 a.m.; Final: July 28 at 11: 30 a.m, London Aquatics Centre.

The 18-year-old Olympic rookie from the Campbell River Killer Whales club probably has at least three Olympics in him.

Blake Worsley

Men's 200-metre freestyle - Prelims: July 29 at 2 a.m.; Semifinals: July 29 at 11: 30 a.m: Final: July 30 at 11: 30 a.m., London Aquatics Centre.

Hopes for the semifinals and to take it from there.

Stephanie Horner

Women's 200-metre freestyle - Prelims: July 30 at 2 a.m.; Semifinals: July 30 at 11: 30 a.m: Final: July 31 at 11: 30 a.m., London Aquatics Centre.

Goal is to get into the semis.

Hilary Caldwell

Women's 200-metre backstroke - Prelims: Aug. 2 at 2 a.m.; Semifinals: Aug. 2 at 11: 30 a.m: Final: Aug. 3 at 11: 30 a.m., London Aquatics Centre.

The goal is to get out of the first round, and take it from there.

OPEN WATER SWIM

Richard Weinberger

Men's 10K - Final: Aug. 10 at 4 a.m., The Serpentine, Hyde Park.

Watch out for this long-distance Victoria splasher - he could turn out to be the surprise of the Games.

TRIATHLON

Women's: Paula Findlay

Final - Aug. 4 at 1 a.m., Hyde Park. Can she return to her world No. 1 status after missing so much time due to a troublesome hip injury?

Men's: Simon Whitfield, Brent McMahon, Kyle Jones

Final - Aug. 7 at 3: 30 a.m., Hyde Park. Can Whitfield go to the well one more time? Is there one more moment of magic left in that 37-year-old body?

DIVING

Riley McCormick

Men's 10-metre - Prelims: Aug. 10 at 11 a.m.; Semifinals: Aug. 11 at 2 a.m.; Final: Aug. 11 at 12: 30 p.m., London Aquatic Centre.

After ninth-place finishes at the last two world championships, the goal is to crack the top six.

FENCING

Monica Peterson

Women's foil - July 28 from 2: 30 a.m. to 11 a.m., ExCel Centre.

A veteran performer and multiple Canadian, Pan Am Games and Commonwealth medallist finally in her first Olympics.

SAILING

Richard Clarke

Star Class - Race 1: July 29 at 5: 35 a.m.; Race 2: July 29 at 6: 50 a.m.; Race 3: July 30 at 6: 05 a.m.; Race 4: July 30 at 7: 20 a.m.; Race 5: July 31 at 4: 05 a.m., Race 6: July 31 at 5: 20 a.m.; Race 7: Aug. 2 at 4: 05 a.m.; Race 8: Aug. 2 at 5: 20 a.m.; Race 9: Aug. 3 at 4: 05 a.m.; Race 10: Aug. 3 at 5: 20 a.m.; Medal Race: Aug. 5 at 5 a.m., Weymouth National Sailing Academy.

A potential upset special - the Saltspring Islander has a shot in his fifth Olympics.

SOCCER

Emily Zurrer

Women's Pool Stage - Saturday vs. South Africa at 6: 45 a.m. in Coventry; July 31 vs. Sweden at 6: 30 a.m. in Newcastle.

Quarter-finals: TBA.

BEACH VOLLEYBALL

Martin Reader

Men's Pool Stage - July 28 vs. Great Britain at 8: 30 a.m.; July 30 vs. Norway at 3 a.m.; Aug. 1 vs. Brazil at 12 p.m., Horse Guards Parade. At six-foot-seven, the Comox Valley's Reader is a physical specimen on sand.

- Cleve Dheensaw, Times Colonist