Michael Phelps Goes For Third Straight 200M Butterfly Gold Medal Tomorrow Night on NBC

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July 30th, 2012

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MICHAEL PHELPS GOES FOR HIS THIRD STRAIGHT 200M BUTTERFLY GOLD MEDAL TOMORROW NIGHT ON NBC

 

 

Michael Phelps-Ryan Lochte Expected in 4x200 Meter Freestyle Relay Final in Primetime on NBC

 

Women’s Gymnastics Team Gold Medal Final on NBC Primetime

 

Dream Team vs. Tunisia LIVE on NBC Sports Network at 4 a.m. ET

 

Team USA Women’s Soccer vs. North Korea LIVE on NBC Sports Network at 12:15 p.m. ET

 

 

LONDON – July 30, 2012 – Michael Phelps looks to claim his third straight 200m butterfly gold medal, his 18th medal overall – tying the record for the most career Olympic medals – tomorrow on NBC in primetime. Phelps won gold in both Athens and Beijing in the 200 meter butterfly. Tuesday will be Phelps’ busiest day as he also is expected to swim the final for the 4x200m freestyle relay with teammate Ryan Lochte.

 

Also in primetime, the reigning world champion U.S. women’s gymnastics team, featuring Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber, also known as the “Fab Five,” look to win the gold over Russia, Romania and China.

 

On NBC in daytime, defending Olympic champions Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser compete against Pablo Herrera and Adrian Gavira of Spain LIVE on NBC at 4 p.m. ET.

 

LIVE on NBC Sports Network, the Team USA basketball team, led by Lebron James and Kobe Bryant, plays its second Olympic game against Tunisia at 4 a.m. ET. Then at 12:15 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, Team USA women’s soccer takes on North Korea at Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, LIVE on NBC Sports Network at 12:15 p.m. ET.

 

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Listings subject to change (all times ET unless otherwise noted). Changes are italicized.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 31 (Day 4)

 

 

NBC

 

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (9 a.m. CT/PT)

 

Swimming – Qualifying Heats

 

Men’s Beach Volleyball – Rogers/Dalhausser (U.S.) vs. Herrera/Gavira (Spain) (LIVE)

 

Men’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. Germany (LIVE)

 

Men’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Romania (LIVE)

 

Men’s Canoeing – Whitewater, C-1 Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

Rowing – Semifinals

 

· Qualifying in swimming’s 4x200m freestyle relay, an event in which the United States, led by Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte is the gold medal favorite.

 

· LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the U.S. men’s volleyball team against Germany. The American men won their first Olympic gold in 20 years in Beijing and have been surging recently as they look to repeat as Olympic champions.

 

· LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the U.S. men’s water polo team against Romania. The U.S. men earned a surprise silver in Beijing, but are focused on gold in London. Led by captain Tony Azevedo, the team sacrificed hundreds of thousands of dollars collectively by not playing professionally overseas this year to train together for the Olympics.

 

· Plus, LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of beach volleyball, always one of the most electric sports of the Games, from the heart of ceremonial London, at Horse Guards Parade. Americans Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser are the defending Olympic champions. And LIVE coverage of the always unpredictable whitewater canoeing, with Olympic medals on the line. Also, the rowing competition becomes more pressure-packed, with semifinals from prestigious Eton Dorney.

 

8 p.m. – Midnight (ET/PT)

 

Women’s Gymnastics – Team Gold Medal Final

 

Swimming – Gold Medal Finals

 

 

Men’s 200M Butterfly

 

Men’s 4 x 200M Freestyle Relay

 

Women’s 200M Freestyle

 

Women’s 200M Individual Medley

 

 

Women’s Diving – Synchronized Platform Gold Medal Final

 

· Gymnastics takes center stage as the reigning world champion U.S. women seek their first Olympic crown since the “Magnificent Seven” struck gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Michigan’s Jordyn Wieber, the 2011 world all-around champion, and Gabby Douglas, who trained for the Games alongside four-time Beijing medalist Shawn Johnson, lead an American team of Olympic newcomers that is favored for gold over rivals Russia, Romania and China.

 

· Michael Phelps has his busiest night of the Games. First, he will swim for what is expected to be his third straight 200m butterfly gold medal – which could also give him 19 career medals, setting a new record. Less than an hour later, Phelps will be back in the pool for the 4x200m freestyle relay. This time, he teams up with Ryan Lochte on a U.S. squad that is favored for gold – which could give Phelps career medal No. 20. In the women’s 200m freestyle, 17-year-old phenom Missy Franklin and Allison Schmitt, who took the year off from the University Georgia to train alongside Phelps under coach Bob Bowman, will challenge Italy’s Federica Pellegrini, who has dominated the event by winning two world titles and setting a world record since she won gold in Beijing.

 

· What’s harder than diving from 33 feet in the air with perfect form? Doing it in perfect sync with the person next to you. That’s the challenge for the divers in the women’s synchronized platform competition. Another challenge: topping China, which has won gold all three times the event has been contested.

 

12:35 a.m. – 1:35 a.m. (ET/PT)

 

Swimming – Semifinals

 

Women’s Beach Volleyball – Kessy/Ross (U.S.) vs. Van Iersel/Keizer (Netherlands)

 

· Coverage includes beach volleyball from historic Horse Guards Parade and also semifinal action from the pool at the Olympic Aquatics Centre, as top swimmers try to qualify for Wednesday’s finals.

 

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

 

4 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Men’s Basketball – (LIVE)

 

 

U.S. vs. Tunisia (LIVE)

 

China vs. Russia (LIVE)

 

France vs. Argentina (LIVE)

 

 

Women’s Soccer – U.S. vs. North Korea (LIVE)

 

Equestrian –

 

 

Eventing, Team Jumping Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

Individual Jumping Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

 

Beach Volleyball –

 

 

Men’s – Alison/Emanuel (Brazil) vs. Heuscher/Bellaguarda (Switzerland)

 

Women’s – Talita/Antonelli (Brazil) vs. Goller/Ludwig (Germany)

 

 

Men’s Water Polo – Hungary vs. Montenegro (LIVE)

 

Men’s Volleyball – Brazil vs. Russia

 

Men’s Fencing – Individual Gold Medal Final

 

NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS

 

· The U.S. men’s basketball team, led by LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, is back in action with its second game of the Olympic tournament, against Tunisia. Also live on the network, the U.S. women’s soccer team faces North Korea.

 

BRAVO

 

7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Tennis – (LIVE)

 

 

Singles Early Rounds

 

Doubles Quarterfinals

 

 

BRAVO HIGHLIGHTS

 

· The men’s and women’s singles and doubles tennis competitions continue with live coverage from the historic grass courts of Wimbledon.

 

MSNBC

 

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Men’s Shooting – Skeet Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

Women’s Field Hockey – U.S. vs. Argentina (LIVE)

 

Women’s Soccer – Qualifying Round (LIVE)

 

 

Canada vs. Sweden (LIVE)

 

France vs. Colombia (LIVE)

 

Great Britain vs. Brazil (LIVE)

 

 

Weightlifting – Gold Medal Finals

 

Women’s Table Tennis – Semifinal

 

Archery – Individual Elimination Round

 

Badminton – Qualifying Round

 

 

MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS

 

· The U.S. women’s field hockey team has a rematch with Argentina, the world power it upset in the final of the 2011 Pan American Games to qualify for London. Plus live women’s soccer.

 

CNBC

 

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Boxing – Elimination Bouts

 

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS

 

· Jamel Herring, a 26-year-old Marine who served two tours in Iraq, begins his Olympic run on the fourth day of boxing coverage.

 

 

NBC OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CHANNEL

 

4 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Men’s Basketball – Qualifying Round

 

 

U.S. vs. Tunisia (LIVE)

 

France vs. Argentina (LIVE)

 

China vs. Russia (LIVE)

 

Australia vs. Spain (LIVE)

 

Great Britain vs. Brazil (LIVE)

 

Lithuania vs. Nigeria (LIVE)

 

 

NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL

 

9:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

 

Women’s Soccer – Qualifying Round

 

 

U.S. vs. North Korea (LIVE)

 

Canada vs. Sweden (LIVE)

 

Great Britain vs. Brazil (LIVE)

 

Japan vs. South Africa

 

France vs. Colombia

 

New Zealand vs. Cameroon

 

 

TELEMUNDO

 

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (ET/PT)

 

Swimming – Qualifying Heats

 

Men’s Basketball – Qualifying Round

 

Beach Volleyball – Qualifying Round

 

Men’s Volleyball – Qualifying Round

 

Boxing – Elimination Bouts

 

Tennis – Qualifying Rounds

 

Midnight – 2:30 a.m. (ET/PT)

 

Women’s Gymnastics – Team Gold Medal Final

 

Swimming – Gold Medal Finals

 

Women’s Diving – Synchronized Platform Gold Medal Final

 

3D

 

5 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.

 

Men’s Gymnastics – Team Final

 

Swimming – Gold Medal Finals

 

Men’s Diving – Synchronized Platform Gold Medal Final

 

Canoeing – Whitewater Qualifying Heats

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 (DAY 5)

 

NBC

 

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (9 a.m. CT/PT)

 

Swimming – Qualifying Heats

 

Men’s Beach Volleyball – Gibb/Rosenthal (U.S.) vs. Samoilovs/Sorokins (Latvia) (LIVE)

 

Women’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. China (LIVE)

 

Women’s Water Polo – U.S. vs. Spain (LIVE)

 

Men’s Cycling – Individual Time Trial

 

Rowing – Gold Medal Finals

 

Men’s Canoeing – Whitewater, K-1 Gold Medal Final

 

· U.S. stars Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, and Rebecca Soni are all in the pool, swimming in key qualifying heats.

 

· LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the U.S. women’s volleyball team vs. China. Led by Hugh McCutcheon, who coached the U.S. men to the Olympic title in 2008, the American women are favored to win their first Olympic gold.

 

· LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the U.S. women’s water polo team vs. Spain. The Americans have earned a medal at each of the three Olympics since women’s water polo made its Olympic debut in 2000, but have never won gold. They look to have their strongest team yet in London.

 

· LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of beach volleyball from Horse Guards Parade in the heart of ceremonial London.

 

· Cast the team tactics and strategy of the road race aside – cycling’s time trial is every rider for himself to see who can be fastest against the clock.

 

· Plus, gold medal finals in rowing from history-rich Eton Dorney and a gold medal final in men’s whitewater canoeing, as athletes maneuver an high-speed, water obstacle course to compete for gold.

 

8 p.m. – Midnight (ET/PT)

 

Swimming – Gold Medal Finals

 

 

Men’s 200M Breaststroke

 

Men’s 100M Freestyle

 

Women’s 200M Butterfly

 

Women’s 4 x 200M Freestyle Relay

 

 

Men’s Gymnastics – All-Around Gold Medal Final

 

Women’s Beach Volleyball – May-Treanor/Walsh (U.S.) vs. D. Schwaiger/S. Schwaiger (Austria)

 

Men’s Diving –Synchronized Springboard Gold Medal Final

 

 

One night after they go head-to-head in the 200m freestyle, Allison Schmitt and Missy Franklin team up to lead the U.S. in the 4x200m freestyle relay, hoping to reclaim the event from Australia after losing in Beijing for the first time since it was added to the Olympic program in 1996. In the men’s 100m freestyle, top American and former Cal standout Nathan Adrian will try to knock off favorite James Magnussen, the brash new leader of Australian swimming, while Auburn-trained Brazilian star Cesar Cielo is also among a deep international field. Japan’s Kosuke Kitajima, already the greatest breaststroker of all time, is hoping to complete a third straight sweep of the 100m and 200m breaststroke events as he takes on the longer race tonight. In semifinal action, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte hit the water for the 200m individual medley, while Lochte pulls double-duty in the 200m backstroke.

In gymnastics, another Japanese legend, triple world champion Kohei Uchimura, looks to cement his status as one of the greatest gymnasts of all-time by winning the Olympic gold he came one place short of four years ago as a 19-year-old in Beijing. Attempting to stand in his way should be two Americans from unlikely backgrounds: Bronx native John Orozco, the 19-year-old son of a former New York Sanitation Department crew supervisor, and Cuban-born Danell Leyva, whose skillful routines are accompanied by the hyper-animated reactions of his coach and stepfather Yin Alvarez.

 

· Beach volleyball, one of the Games’ hottest sports, continues at Horse Guards Parade in the heart of ceremonial London. Just down the road from the Queen’s home at Buckingham Palace, the Queens of the sand, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, are eyeing a golden three-peat after sweeping the competition in Athens and Beijing without dropping a set.

 

· In the men’s synchronized springboard, diving’s odd couple looks to continue its winning ways and help the U.S. onto the medal stand. Separated by 13 years and 1700 miles, four-time Olympian Troy Dumais and Stanford freshman Kristian Ipsen won world silver in 2009 just months after they began training together.

 

 

12:35 a.m. – 1:35 a.m. (ET/PT)

 

Swimming – Semifinals

 

Women’s Cycling – Time Trial

 

· Coverage includes semifinal action from the pool at the Olympic Aquatics Centre, as top swimmers try to qualify for Thursday’s finals.

 

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

 

4 a.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Women’s Basketball – U.S. vs. Turkey (LIVE)

 

Men’s Soccer – Qualifying Round (LIVE)

 

 

Brazil vs. New Zealand (LIVE)

 

Mexico vs. Switzerland (LIVE)

 

Great Britain vs. Uruguay (LIVE)

 

 

Beach Volleyball –

 

 

Men’s – Brink/Reckermann (Germany) vs. Heyer/CHevallier (Switzerland) (LIVE)

 

Women’s – Larissa/Juliana (Brazil) vs. Klapalova/Hajeckova (Czech Republic)

 

 

Women’s Cycling – Time Trial

 

Women’s Water Polo – Hungary vs. China

 

Women’s Volleyball – Dominican Republic vs. Japan (LIVE)

 

Men’s Field Hockey – Spain vs. Australia (LIVE)

 

Men’s Archery – Individual Elimination Round

 

Women’s Fencing – Sabre Qualifying Round

 

Table Tennis – Men’s Singles Quarterfinal

 

Badminton – Qualifying Round

 

 

NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS

 

· LIVE coverage of the U.S. women’s basketball team against Turkey. Led by former UConn stars Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore, the Americans are favored to win their fifth straight gold. Plus LIVE coverage of cycling’s women’s time trial. American Evelyn Stevens, who only bought her first bike in 2008 and gave up a career on Wall Street, is among the medal favorites.

 

 

BRAVO

 

7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

 

Tennis – Early Rounds (LIVE)

 

BRAVO HIGHLIGHTS

 

· Tennis continues with live coverage from the historic grass courts of Wimbledon, including the start of the mixed doubles tournament, which makes its return to the Olympics following an 88-year absence

 

 

MSNBC

 

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

 

Men’s Soccer – Qualifying Round (LIVE)

 

 

Spain vs. Morocco (LIVE)

 

Senegal vs. United Arab Emirates (LIVE)

 

 

Women’s Beach Volleyball – Slukova/Kolocova (Czech Republic) vs. Cook/Hinchley (Australia) (LIVE)

 

Boxing – Elimination Bouts (LIVE)

 

Women’s Fencing – Sabre Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

 

Women’s Table Tennis – Gold Medal Final

 

Women’s Weightlifting – 69 KG Gold Medal Final

 

Women’s Handball – Serbia vs. Denmark

 

MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS

 

· In fencing’s women’s sabre competition, Mariel Zagunis bids for her third straight Olympic gold medal four years after she led an American sweep in the event in Beijing. Plus, live men’s soccer and gold medal finals in weightlifting.

 

 

CNBC

 

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

 

Boxing – Elimination Bouts

 

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS

 

· Once home to boxing legends Joe Frazier and George Foreman, Olympic boxing’s heaviest weight class gets underway.

 

 

NBC OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CHANNEL

 

4 a.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Women’s Basketball – Qualifying Round

 

 

U.S. vs. Turkey (LIVE)

 

Australia vs. Brazil (LIVE)

 

Canada vs. France (LIVE)

 

China vs. Angola (LIVE)

 

Great Britain vs. Russia (LIVE)

 

Croatia vs. Czech Republic (LIVE)

 

 

NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL

 

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

 

Men’s Soccer – Qualifying Round

 

 

Brazil vs. New Zealand (LIVE)

 

Spain vs. Morocco (LIVE)

 

Great Britain vs. Uruguay (LIVE)

 

Egypt vs. Belarus

 

Mexico vs. Switzerland

 

Japan vs. Honduras

 

South Korea vs. Gabon

 

Senegal vs. United Arab Emirates

 

 

TELEMUNDO

 

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (LIVE)

 

Men’s Soccer – Qualifying Round

 

 

Mexico vs. Switzerland (LIVE)

 

Brazil vs. New Zealand (LIVE)

 

Great Britain vs. Uruguay (LIVE)

 

 

Swimming – Qualifying Heats

 

Tennis – Early Rounds

 

Boxing – Elimination Bouts

 

 

Midnight – 2:30 a.m. (ET/PT)

 

Swimming – Gold Medal Finals

 

Men’s Gymnastics – All-Around Gold Medal Final

 

Men’s Diving – Synchronized Springboard Gold Medal Final

 

 

3D

 

7 a.m. – 7:15 p.m.

 

Women’s Gymnastics – Team Gold Medal Final

 

Swimming – Gold Medal Finals

 

Women’s Diving – Synchronized Platform Gold Medal Final

 

Canoeing – Whitewater Gold Medal Final

 

 

 

 
  • Luke G.

    And of course those of us who actually care will not be able to see any of the really juicy stuff live (legally), and the result will inevitably be massively spoiled by the time the event actually airs.

    Fail.

  • bob

    Ryan Lochte – I hope he continues to win. He has class. Phelps is a piece of crap….arrogant and a pot head.

  • Paul

    @Bob: Lochte is arrogant and annoying. Phelps is almost a world record holder. Give him the world record and then he will go away. For now Lochte needs to shut up.

  • Noelle

    Lol, I actually think that Phelps is the arrogant one and it doesn’t matter that he’s pretty much going to be a world record holder.

  • Paul

    @Noelle: Why doesn’t that matter?

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