Olympic Games: Men's relay team qualify for final, then move up to second after Great Britain disqualified

Stephen Newbold (right) runs in the 4x400m heat. (AP)

Stephen Newbold (right) runs in the 4x400m heat. (AP)

10.15pm: Brent Stubbs's report on the men's relay team race is now onine HERE.

10.00pm: The full report of the women's 4x400m race is online HERE.

8.35pm: Big news from Rio: Great Britain has been disqualified from heat two - meaning the Bahamas moves up to second place. India (heat two) is also disqualified and Trinidad and Tobago has been disqualified from heat one.

8.25pm: A thrilling race sees the Bahamas just lose the lead towards the end of the final leg for third and a place in the final. The time was a season's best of 2:59.64. Great Britain was first in 2:58.88, Belgium second in 2:59.25.

8.20pm: The Bahamas men's relay team is on the track now - running from lane six.

8.17pm: Heat one sees Jamaica (2:58.29), USA (2:58.38 ) and Trinidad and Tobago (2:58.84) take the top three places.

8.10pm: The men's relay team are up soon in heat two of the 4x400m - with a running order of Alonzo Russell, Chris Brown, Steven Gardiner and Stephen Newbold.

7.57pm: It's a sixth place finish for the Bahamas with a time of 3:26.36 - a national record. Jamaica was first with 3:22.38, Great Britain second with 3:24.81 and Canada came in third with 3:24.94.

7.52pm: The Bahamas is in lane six . . . here we go.

7.50pm: The USA cruised to victory in that first heat - finishing with 3:21.42 ahead of Ukraine with 3:24.54 and Poland with 3:25.34.

7.30pm: The women's 4x400m relay round 1 is fast approaching. The Bahamas is in heat two in this order Lanece Clarke, Anthonique Strachan, Carmiesha Cox and Christine Amertil running.


THE 4X400 relay team of Chris “Fireman” Brown, Michael Mathieu, Demetrius Pinder and Stephen Newbold. Missing are Alonzo Russell and Steven Gardiner.

2.30pm: Looking ahead to tonight's relays - our preview stories are now online:

• ‘Golden Knights’ to defend their Olympic title without Ramon

• ‘Our men, women 4x4 teams had their final shake-outs

• In fith Olympics, Amertil gets set for 4x4 relay

9.45am: Before the Olympic Games in Rio come to a close, we have the mouth-watering prospect of Team Bahamas in the relays. Here is tonight's schedule:

7:40 pm EST - Women's 4 x 400m relay preliminaries.

8:10 pm EST - Men's 4 x 400m relay preliminaries.

On Saturday, the schedule for the finals is:

9 pm - Women's 4 x 400m relay final.

9:35 pm - Men's 4 x 400m relay final.

Today's full Olympic schedule (all times local):


Men’s 50km Walk Final, 7am

Women’s 20km Walk Final, 1.30pm

Women’s Pole Vault Final, 7.30pm

Women’s 4 x 400m Relay Heats, 7.40pm

Men’s Hammer Throw Final, 8.05pm

Men’s 4 x 400m Relay Heats, 8.10pm

Women’s 5,000m Final, 8.40pm

Women’s 4 x 100m Relay Final, 9.15pm

Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final, 9.35pm


Men’s Singles Semi-finals, Women’s Singles Gold Medal, Men’s Doubles Gold Medal, 7.30am



Semi-final: Spain v United States, 2pm

Semi-final: Australia v Serbia, 6pm


Women’s 75kg, Men’s 52kg, 91kg-plus Semi-finals, Women’s 60kg Gold Medals, 1pm

Canoe-Kayak (Sprint)

Men’s C-2 1000 Heats, Men’s K-1 200 Heats, Men’s K-4 1000 Heats, Women’s K-4 500 Heats, Men’s C-2 1000 Semi-finals, Men’s K-1 200 Semi-finals, Men’s K-4 1000 Semi-finals, Women’s K-4 500 Semi-finals, 8am

Cycling (BMX)

Men’s Semi-finals, Finals,12.30pm

Women’s Semi-finals, Finals


Men’s 10m Platform Prelims, 3pm


Jumping Individual Final Round A, 9am

Jumping Individual Final Round B



Semi-final: France v Germany, 2.30pm

Semi-final: Poland v Denmark, 7.30pm



Bronze Medal: Germany v New Zealand, 11am

Gold Medal: Netherlands v Britain, 4pm


Women’s Third Round, 6.30am

Gymnastics (Rhythmic)

Individual All-Around Qualification, 9.20am, 1.50pm

Modern Pentathlon

Women’s Swimming, 11am

Women’s Riding, 1pm

Women’s Combined Event, 2pm



Bronze Medal: Brazil v Canada, noon

Gold Medal: Sweden v Germany, 4.30pm

Synchronised Swimming

Team Free Routine (final), 11am


Men’s 80kg and Women’s 67kg Prelims, 8am

Men’s 80kg and Women’s 67kg Quarter-finals and Semi-finals, 2pm

Men’s 80kg and Women’s 67kg Recaps, Final, 7pm



Semi-final: Italy v United States, 11am

Semi-final: Russia v Brazil, 8.15pm

Water Polo


Seventh Place, 9am

Bronze Medal: Hungary v Russia 10.40am

Fifth Place, 1.10pm

Gold Medal: United States v Italy, 2.30pm

Wrestling (Freestyle)

Men’s 57kg, 74kg Group Stage, 9am

Men’s 57kg, 74kg Medal Stage, 3pm


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