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Day 10: Saturday 8th Sept

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Day 10: Saturday 8th Sept

 

Football 5-a-side, men's Sitting Volleyball and men's Wheelchair Basketball are the pick of the gold-medal matches on Day Ten, which features final day of Athletics activity in the Games.

 
 

Day 10 Sporting Events

Saturday 8th September

 

Britain's medal hopes on the final day in the Olympic Stadium could include Nathan Stephens in the F57/58 javelin, while the busy Athletics schedule should also feature Australia's Evan O'Hanlon running the 200m T38 and Brazil's Shirlene Coelho in the women's F37/38 javelin. The final track event at 9.36pm features Oscar Pistorius in the men's 400m T44 final. The British men's team will hope to feature in the evening's medal matches in the Wheelchair Basketball event though more likely is a showdown between favourites USA and longterm rivals Canada - a rivalry which reached the big screen in the 2005 film Murderball. The medal matches take place at the Basketball Arena in the Olympics Park at 7pm and 9.15pm. Over at the Riverbank Arena, there are medal matches and classification matches for places five to eight in the Football 5-a-side competition. GB's team includes Dave Clarke and former judoka Darren Harris. There is a flurry of Boccia activity at the ExCeL Centre with medal matches in the singles competitions that could see the likes of David Smith (BC1), Nigel Murray - Britain's most successful Boccia player and currently number 1 in the world - Dan Bentley and Zoe Robinson (BC2) and Stephen and Peter McGuire (BC4) feature heavily.

Medal events: Boccia, Cycling Road, Football 5-a-side, Goalball, Athletics, Table Tennis, Swimming, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Tennis

 
 
 

Non sporting events on Day 10 around London

Saturday 8th September

 

It's the Last Night of the Proms, the culmination of close to two months of classica music, and the violinist, Scottish born Nicola Benedetti, 2004's BBC Young Musician of the Year, is joined by Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja and a brace of Czechs - a tribute to the sterling work of the BBC Symphony Orchestra's outgoing chief. There are contributions from 2012's anniversary composers include Delius's valedictory settings of Walt Whitman as well as more familiar home-grown music to bring the curtain down in time-honoured fashion. Kylie Minogue is the headline act for the BBC Proms in the Park, Britain's largest outdoor classical music event, where host Terry Wogan introduces acts including Alfie Boe, Il Divo and the London Community Gospel Choir. Earlier in the day, warm-up acts in Hyde Park include Bjorn Again, The Gypsy Queens and the cast of Let It Be, among others, all hosted by Tony Blackburn. With gates opening at 3.30pm, it's an ideal event to bring a picnic, something to sit on, and settle in for a long, lazy afternoon of top class classical music. Today is also the start of the weekend-long Mayor's Thames Festival, a fabulous free carnival with street theatre, circus acts and a fireworks finale. Look out for a Rio-style float, a 120-strong choir on board HMS Belfast and a steel pan playing record breaking attempt at Jubilee Gardens.