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The Team GB Olympic medal TV cheat sheet

When to watch our team strike gold (and silver and bronze) in the first week

The Team GB Olympic medal TV cheat sheet

We all love the Olympics (well, unless you're Russian). But we're all busy people. We can't all afford the time to watch the Judo preliminaries.

So we need to cut to the chase (literally) - what are the big moments for Team GB in Rio that we need to watch live, as they happen?

Grab your diary and step right this way...

Saturday 6 August - Cycling Road Race

When? 1:30pm

Three-time Tour De France winner Chris Froome goes in this one - Olympics wise, he's previously won a bronze in the 2012 time trial but he'll be hot favourite this time around.


Sunday 7 August - Women's 400m Individual Medley

When? 2:49am

Stay up to the wee small hours to see how Hannah Miley gets on in the 400m Individual Medley. She came 5th in London, can she push into the medals this time around?


Sunday 7 August - Women's Cycling Road Race

When? 4:15pm

Lizzie Armitstead will line up following her doping test controversy, and should medal - she's the reigning World, Commonwealth and Nationalroad race champion and won a silver in 2012.


Monday 8 August - Men's 100m Breaststroke

When? 2:53am

Adam Peaty is the favourite to win this one, with Ross Murdoch also tipped to do well.


Monday 8 August - Men's 10m Synchronised Diving

When? 8pm

Tom Daley competes in his third Olympics, this time pairing up with Daniel Goodfellow to go for gold.


Monday 8 August - Men's Team Gymnastics

When? 8pm

The boys edged a bronze in 2012 - can the team, consisting of Louis Smith MBE, Max Whitlock, Nile Wilson, Brinn Bevan and Kristian Thomas go better this time around?


Tursday 9 August - Men's Slalom C1 Canoeing

When? 5:30pm

David Florence has been world champion twice - can he take Olympic gold in Rio? Tune in and find out.


Wednesday 10 August - Men's 4x200m Freestyle Relay

When? 3:38am

James Guy leads the Team GB effort to take Gold in the Olympics after they pipped the US to win the world title last summer.


Wednesday 10 August - Men's Shooting Double Trap

When? 1pm

Granted, it's not the greatest of spectator sports, but a medal's a medal, and Team GB's Steve Scott is tipped to do well. Cheer him on (but not too loudly in case it puts him off) to victory.


Thursday 11 August - Women's Double Skulls Rowing

When? 2:04pm

Katherine Grainger, winner of the gold in 2012 following three silver medals, teams up with Victoria Thornley to try for a repeat in Rio.


Friday 12 August - Dressage

When? 2pm

Yes, it's horse dancing, but we might get a medal so it's all fine. Charlotte Dujardin (pictured above, left), Carl Hester, Fiona Bigwood and Spencer Wilton team up to lead our brave horses to victory. Plus, there's a chance someone might use a Phil Collins medley again like in 2012.


Thursday 11 August - Men's Slalom C2 Canoe

When? 6:15pm

Richard Hounslow (above) teams up with the previously-mentioned David Florence to go for gold in the doubles event. They'll certainly be looking to make a splash...


Friday 12 August - Women's Coxless Pairs

When? 2:24pm

Helen Glover (pictured) and Heather Stanning team up once again to defend the gold they won in 2012.


Friday 12 August - Men's Doubles Tennis

When? 4pm

Andy and Jamie Murray team up for this event - they'll be hoping to make the final, which takes place today.


Friday 12 August - Men's Team Pursuit Cycling

When? 10:20pm

Treat yourself to a Friday night in front of the telly and watch Bradley Wiggins, Ed Clancey and Steven Burke go for gold in the men's team pursuit.


Saturday 13 August - Men's Eights Rowing

When 3:24pm

They won the world title last year, so there's no reason why the men's eights can't power their way to glory in Rio.


Sunday 14 August - Men's Long Jump

When? 12:50am

Last time out this was Britain's Super Saturday - can they do it again? Long jumper Greg Rutherford will be confident, having won the World title last summer.


Sunday 14 August - Men's 10,000m

When? 1:25am

Team GB's Mo Farah is the hot favourite to repeat his 2012 antics and take home the gold in the 10,000m - can he get the first half of the long-distance 'double double' done?


Sunday 14 August - Women's Heptathlon

When? 2:53am

Make a night of it and watch the conclusion of the women's heptathlon, with Jessica Ennis-Hill going for gold once again. Final event, the 800m, begins at 2:53am.


Sunday 14 August - Men's Singles Tennis

When? 4pm

Andy Murray won his first major tournament at Wimbledon 2012, with Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka out of the running, he'll be hot favourite to make it to the final again and gain at least a silver.

Monday 15 August to Sunday 21 August to come...

(Images: Rex)