Rio 2016 rundown: Today’s Olympic action (Days 0-2)

Christian Wenande
August 5th, 2016

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Danes have a chance at some early medals this weekend

Because of the five-hour time difference between Rio and Denmark, you’ll need to be a proper nighthawk in order to catch all the Olympic action live from Brazil.

It’ll be a late one tonight if you want to see Caroline Wozniacki carry Denmark’s flag into the Olympic Arena during the opening ceremony, which starts at 00:55 tonight and is being shown on TV2.

Fortunately, though, there are plenty of TV options available thanks to DR and TV2 teaming up to cover more events than ever before. Providing you have TV2 of course, which is a contentious subject in itself.

READ MORE: Rio 2016: Ambitious Danes aiming for double-digit medal haul

Danes in action on Saturday:

13:30 – Shooting, heats: 10 m air rifle women (Stine Nielsen) – final is at 15:30

14:30 – Road Cycling, men (Christopher Juul Jensen, Jakob Fuglsang and Chris Anker Sørensen)

14:30 – Rowing, heats: women singles (Fie Udby Erichsen)

*15:00 – Tennis, Round 1: women’s singles (Caroline Wozniacki) – * match could also take place on Sunday at 15:00

16:00 – Rowing, heats: women’s doubles (Lisbet Jakobsen and Nina Hollensen)

17:00 – Rowing, heats: men’s coxless four (Jacob Barsøe, Jacob Larsen, Jens Vilhelmsen and Kasper Winther)

18:31-20:42 – Swimming, heats: women’s 100m fly (Jeanette Ottesen), men’s 400m free (Anton Ipsen, Mads Glæsner), 4x100m free (Denmark)

On Sunday:

15:00 – Table tennis, round 2: men’s singles (Jonathan Groth)

* Tennis, Round 1: women’s singles (Caroline Wozniacki) – * match could also take place on Saturday at 15:00

15:00-16:20 – Rowing, heats: men’s lightweight double sculls (Rasmus Quist and Mads Rasmussen), women’s lightweight double sculls (Anne Lolk and Juliane Elander), women’s pair (Anne Dsane and Lærke Rasmussen)

15:10-18:00 – Swimming: 100m fly semis (Jeanette Ottesen), 400m free final (Anton Ipsen, Mads Glæsner), 4x100m free final (Denmark), 100m back stroke heats (Mie Ø Nielsen)

19:40 – Handball, group stage: Denmark-Argentina

Other interesting events taking place are:


03:00 – Swimming, finals: men’s 400m IM and women’s 400m IM


17:15 – Road cycling: Women’s road race

03:00 – Swimming, finals: men’s 100m breaststroke and 400m free


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