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London 2012 Olympics: Today's must-watch TV guide (August 9)

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And now, the end is here, and so I face the final curtain... There are only four days left of London 2012 and the prospect of Geri Halliwell falling over a hurdle during the Closing Ceremony is the only thing helping us deal with that. To make sure you make the most of the final 96 hours of Olympic action, here is our must-see guide for today's events.

Bolt aiming for the golden double

Usain Bolt crossing the line in the 100m final at the London 2012 Olympic games (PA green label)

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Over 20 million tuned in to see Usain Bolt cruise to victory in the 100m final and you'd be a fool to bet against him making it a double in this evening's 200m. Bolt's dodgy starts are less of a problem in the 200m and the longer distance gives us a better chance to admire and watch in awe as he gracefully jogs over the line, leaving his rivals battling for silver. The starter's bang is at 8.55pm on BBC One.

The breathtaking David Rudisha

David Rudisha of Kenya

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As breathtaking as Bolt, but with less star power, is Kenyan David Rudisha. The talk isn't about whether he'll win the Men's 800m Final, but in what time he'll win it. While others pace themselves, Rudisha appears capable of sprinting the entire race. Watch this Olympic legend in the making from 8pm on BBC One.

Keri-Anne Payne heads for a long swim

Kerri-Anne Payne

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A 10km open swim down Hyde Park's Serpentine may sound like one of the more fun events at the Olympics, but don't be fooled - it's one of the toughest. Team GB's Keri-Anne Payne is Team GB's strong contender for a gold, and after a silver in Beijing, she should have the experience to match her hype. Watch Keri-Anne from 11.30am on BBC One.

Hockey sticks.... ready!

The Great Britain Men's Hockey Team

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Team GB's men haven't reached the semi-finals of the hockey since 1988, but they're hoping to make up for lost time this year. Despite some rather stern protests from the Spanish coaches during the last round, Team GB have looked strong at the Riverbank Arena and they'll fancy their chances of grabbing a spot in the final tonight. Tune into BBC Olympics 3 from 3.30pm to catch both semis.

Best of the Rest

Team USA take on Team Japan at Wembley Stadium in what is expected to be the biggest ever crowd at a women's Olympic football match. Team USA are looking for a third straight gold, but Team Japan triumphed in their World Cup battle last year. Watch every kick from 7.45pm on BBC Three.

The Men's Triple Jump Final may not have Team GB's Phillips Idowu in it, but it should still prove addictive viewing from 7.20pm on BBC One.

If you want something a bit stranger check out the curious goings-on at the Aquatics Centre with the Synchronised Swimming. The splashing around starts at 2.55pm on BBC Olympics 11.

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