Friday Olympics TV Schedule

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August 2nd, 2012

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MICHAEL PHELPS SWIMS FINAL INDIVIDUAL RACE FRIDAY NIGHT ON NBC
Missy Franklin Swims 200M Backstroke Gold Medal Final

Men’s 50M Freestyle Swim on NBC in Primetime

LIVE Women’s Soccer Quarterfinals Begin on NBC Sports Network

LIVE Team USA Women’s Basketball vs. Czech Republic on NBC Sports Network

Track and Field Begins

LONDON – August 2, 2012 – Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time with 20 medals, swims for his final individual gold medal of the London Olympics Friday night in the 100m butterfly, a race which he memorably won by .01 seconds in Beijing. Missy Franklin swims for her third gold medal – fourth overall – in the 200m backstroke, her best event. Also in primetime, Cullen Jones and Anthony Ervin chase gold against the fastest men in the pool in the 50m freestyle.

MAG 7, the story behind the gold medal-winning women’s gymnastics team from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, airs tomorrow night in primetime. All seven members of the team (Shannon Miller, Dominique Moceanu, Dominique Dawes, Kerri Strug, Amy Chow, Amanda Borden and Jaycie Phelps) reunited to review that victory in Atlanta with reporter Meredith Vieira and producers Lee Ann Gschwind and Jack Felling.

LIVE on NBC Sports Network tomorrow, Team USA women’s soccer begins the quarterfinals as they compete against New Zealand at 9:30 a.m. ET from St. James’ Park, the home of Newcastle United since 1892. Team USA women’s basketball takes on the Czech Republic LIVE on NBC Sports Network at 5:15 p.m. ET.

During the daytime on NBC, key qualifying heats in swimming, including the men and women’s 4x100 freestyle relay, and in track and field, including the women’s 400m heats featuring Sanya Richards-Ross, are part of the show. Also, tomorrow in daytime, Team USA’s womens’ water polo faces China LIVE (ET/CT) at 2:40 p.m.

All of the events mentioned above, and all other events will be live streamed on NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Olympics Live Extra app, available on mobile devices and tablets. The vast majority of live stream content will only be available to authenticated cable, satellite or telco customers.

For more information on live streaming, please go to: NBCOlympics.com/LiveExtra

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

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3 (Day 7)

NBC

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (9 a.m. CT/PT)

Swimming – Qualifying Heats

Track and Field –

Women’s 10,000M Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Qualifying Heats

Beach Volleyball –

Women’s – Kessy/Ross (U.S.) vs. Zuhn/Zumkehr (Switzerland) (LIVE)

Men’s – Rogers/Dalhausser (U.S.) vs. TBA (LIVE)

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

Rowing – Gold Medal Final

Cycling – Track Gold Medal Final

  • Key qualifying heats in swimming, including the men’s and women’s 4x100 medley relays, both events that the U.S. has a good chance to win.
  • LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of track and field’s women’s 10,000 meters. Sensational Kenyan Vivian Cheruiyot looks to add her first Olympic title a year after winning both the 5000m and 10,000m at the World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Plus, important qualifying rounds in other track and field events, including the women’s 400m, featuring American Sanya Richards-Ross.
  • LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the U.S. women’s water polo team vs. China. 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.
  • Plus, LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of beach volleyball’s crucial elimination rounds from historic Horse Guards Parade. Also, Olympic gold is on the line in rowing from Eton Dorney.

8 p.m. – Midnight (ET/PT)

Swimming – Gold Medal Finals

Men’s 100M Butterfly

Men’s 50M Freestyle

Women’s 200M Backstroke

Women’s 800M Freestyle

Track and Field – Men’s Shot Put Gold Medal Final

Women’s Diving – Springboard Qualifying

Women’s Volleyball – U.S. vs. Serbia

Men’s Gymnastics – Trampoline Gold Medal Final

  • Michael Phelps hits the water for his final individual race – the 100m butterfly, which he memorable won in Beijing over Serbia’s Milorad Cavic by just .01 seconds – a margin undetectable to the naked eye. Colorado phenom Missy Franklin is a heavy favorite in the 200m backstroke and figures to threaten the world record. While another teenager, Bethesda, Maryland native Katie Ledecky, who at 15 is the youngest member of the U.S. Olympic swim team, swims in the 800m freestyle, in which Great Britain’s reigning Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington is the favorite. The night also includes the men’s 50m freestyle. Known as the “splash and dash,” the fastest event in swimming is notoriously hard to predict, but Auburn-trained Brazilian Cesar Cielo has done his best to take the mystery out of the results, winning this event in Beijing as well as at the two world championships since. Chasing him will be 2008 relay gold medalist Cullen Jones and Anthony Ervin, the 2000 co-gold medalist in this event who remarkably returned to the top of the sport after a nearly decade-long absence.
  • On the first night of track and field, the U.S. has three strong medal contenders in the men’s shot put in Reese Hoffa, Christian Cantwell and Ryan Whiting– all of whom own world championship titles. Hoffa, who can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under a minute, posted the world’s best throw at the Olympic Trials.
  • In women’s volleyball, Team USA, which faces an up-and-coming Serbia squad tonight, is favored for its first ever Olympic gold medal. It would be the second in a row for the team’s head coach Hugh McCutcheon, who coached the U.S. men to the Olympic title in 2008.

12:35 a.m. – 1:35 a.m. (ET/PT)

Track and Field – Qualifying Rounds

Cycling – Track Gold Medal Finals

  • At the Olympic Stadium in London, track and field’s finest look to advance toward gold medal finals.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

4 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Women’s Soccer – Quarterfinals

Sweden vs. France (LIVE)

U.S. vs. New Zealand (LIVE)

Brazil vs. Japan (LIVE)

Great Britain vs. Canada (LIVE)

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

Beach Volleyball –

Women’s – Goller/Ludwig (Germany) vs. Holtwick/Semmler (Germany) (LIVE)

Men’s – Fijalek/Prudel (Poland) vs. Heyer/Chevalier (Switzerland)

Women’s Volleyball –

Brazil vs. China (LIVE)

Japan vs. Russia

Boxing – Elimination Bouts

Men’s Archery – Individual Gold Medal Final

Men’s Shooting – Rapid Fire Pistol

Men’s Weightlifting – 85KG Gold Medal Final

NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS

  • In archery, Glendale, Arizona outdoorsman Brady Ellison is the favorite to win the first U.S. gold medal in this event since 1996.
  • Plus, LIVE coverage of beach volleyball’s crucial elimination rounds from historic Horse Guards Parade. Also, Olympic gold is on the line in rowing from Eton Dorney.

BRAVO

7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Tennis – Singles and Mixed Doubles Semifinals (LIVE)

BRAVO HIGHLIGHTS

  • Live tennis coverage continues from the historic grass courts of Wimbledon, with the semifinals in men’s singles, women’s singles and mixed doubles.

MSNBC

9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Men’s Gymnastics – Trampoline Qualifying (LIVE)

Women’s Water Polo – Qualifying Round

Russia vs. Australia (LIVE)

Spain vs. Hungary

Women’s Handball – Russia vs. Brazil (LIVE)

Equestrian – Dressage Qualifying

Badminton –

Mixed Doubles Gold Medal Final

Table Tennis – U.S. vs. Japan

Beach Volleyball –

Men’s – Herrera/Gavira (Spain) vs. Cunha/Ricardo (Brazil) (LIVE)

Women’s – Schwaiger/Schwaiger (Austria) vs. Vasina/Vozakova (Russia) (LIVE)

MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS

  • A wide array of events includes live coverage of men’s trampoline qualifying, featuring New Jersey native Steven Gluckstein, who edged his brother Jeffrey for the American spot in London.
  • Plus, LIVE coverage of beach volleyball’s crucial elimination rounds from historic Horse Guards Parade. Also, Olympic gold is on the line in rowing from Eton Dorney.

CNBC

5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Boxing – Elimination Bouts

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two of the best U.S. hopes for boxing medals, flyweight Rau’shee Warren and welterweight Errol Spence, Jr., compete in the round of 16.

NBC OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CHANNEL

4 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Women’s Basketball – Qualifying Round

U.S. vs. Czech Republic (LIVE)

Russia vs. Australia (LIVE)

Brazil vs. Canada (LIVE)

Angola vs. Croatia (LIVE)

Turkey vs. China (LIVE)

France vs. Great Britain (LIVE)

NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Women’s Soccer – Quarterfinals (LIVE)

TELEMUNDO

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (ET/PT)

Swimming – Qualifying Heats

Track and Field – Qualifying Rounds

Women’s Volleyball – Qualifying Round

Tennis – Singles Semifinals

Beach Volleyball – Elimination Round

Boxing – Elimination Bouts

Midnight – 2:30 a.m. (ET/PT)

Swimming – Gold Medal Finals

Track and Field – Gold Medal Final

Women’s Diving – Springboard Qualifying

3D

5 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Women’s Gymnastics – All-Around Gold Medal Final

Swimming – Gold Medal Finals

Canoeing – Whitewater Gold Medal Final

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4 (Day 8)

NBC

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (ET/PT)

Track and Field –

Men’s 10,000M Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Qualifying Rounds

Women’s Tennis – Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Beach Volleyball – Elimination Round (LIVE)

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

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

Cycling – Track Gold Medal Final

Rowing – Gold Medal Finals

Women’s Gymnastics – Trampoline Gold Medal Final

  • LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the men’s 10,000m track and field final. Somalian-born Londoner Mo Farah, who now trains in Portland under U.S. distance legend Alberto Salazar and alongside Galen Rupp, will attempt to win Great Britain’s first ever gold medal in this event. Among Farah’s competition will be Rupp, his friend and training partner who holds the American record in the event. Plus, key qualifying rounds in track and field, including the men’s 400m, where South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius, a double amputee, seeks a berth in the semifinal round.
  • LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the women’s tennis final from the prestigious grass courts of Wimbledon.
  • LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the U.S. men’s volleyball team against Russia. 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 perennial power Serbia. 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, gold medal finals in track cycling, rowing and the women’s trampoline final in gymnastics.

8 p.m. – Midnight (ET/PT)

Swimming – Gold Medal Finals

Men’s and Women’s 4 x 100M Medley Relays

Men’s 1500M Freestyle

Women’s 50M Freestyle

Track and Field – Gold Medal Finals

Men’s Long Jump

Women’s 100M

Beach Volleyball – Elimination Round

Women’s Diving – Springboard Semifinals

  • On the last night of swimming, Michael Phelps is back in the pool for the final time, leading Team USA in the medley relay, which the Americans have won every time they’ve raced. Phelps will swim the butterfly leg of the relay, a fitting bookend to an Olympic career that began 12 years ago in Sydney, when he swam the 200m butterfly as a 15-year-old. In the women’s medley relay, the Americans are strong favorites to overtake 2008 Olympic champion Australia and win gold, as they did at the 2011 World Championships. Teen sensation Missy Franklin is expected to anchor. And in the men’s 1500m, swimmers will swim nearly a full mile in pursuit of Olympic gold. Sun Yang, who was born in China but trains in Australia, is the world record holder.
  • At the Olympic Stadium, the USA-Jamaica sprint rivalry promises to heat up the London track. In the women’s 100m, Los Angeles native Carmelita Jeter, a first-time Olympian at 32, is the reigning world champion and the second-fastest woman ever over 100m. She’ll face a strong challenge from a formidable trio from Jamaica. In the heptathlon, Beijing silver medalist Hyleas Fountain, who grew up idolizing the great Jackie Joyner-Kersee, is looking to upgrade to gold in her second Olympics.
  • In women’s springboard diving, Chicago’s Christina Loukas is looking to build on her fourth-place finish at last year’s world championships and reach the Olympic podium. While former Stanford star Cassidy Krug, who quit diving for a year after failing in her second attempt to make an Olympic team in 2008, defeated Loukas at Trials and, at 27, is diving better than ever before.

12:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. (ET/PT)

Track and Field – Gold Medal Finals

Cycling – Track Events

  • Discus thrower Stephanie Brown-Trafton, who won gold in Beijing, set an American record in May and will attempt to defend her title.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

4 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Men’s Basketball – Qualifying Round (LIVE)

U.S. vs. Lithuania (LIVE)

Russia vs. Spain (LIVE)

Women’s Triathlon (LIVE)

Men’s Tennis – Doubles Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Beach Volleyball – Elimination Round (LIVE)

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

Men’s Volleyball – Brazil vs. Serbia (LIVE)

Equestrian – Jumping Qualifying Round

Cycling – Track Events

Women’s Shooting – Trap Gold Medal Final

Swimming – Men’s 1500M Freestyle (LIVE)

Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinal (LIVE)- JIP?

NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS

  • The U.S. men’s basketball team, led by LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, continues its pursuit of a second straight gold medal. Plenty of other live coverage, including the women’s triathlon from historic Hyde Park, featuring former University of Wisconsin swimmer and runner Gwen Jorgensen, who took leave from her job as a tax accountant at Ernst and Young to train for the Games. Jorgenson won the test event on the Olympic course last summer.

MSNBC

7 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinals (LIVE)

Men’s Water Polo – Montenegro vs. Romania

Women’s Badminton –

Singles Gold Medal Final

Doubles Gold Medal Final

Men’s Weightlifting – 94 KG Gold Medal Final

Men’s Track and Field – 20K Walk

Swimming – Men’s 1500M Freestyle (LIVE)

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

Men’s Handball – Iceland vs. France (LIVE)

MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS

  • A men’s soccer marathon, with live coverage of all four quarterfinal contests. Plus men’s water polo action and the gold medal final of badminton women’s singles.

CNBC

8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Boxing – Elimination Bouts (LIVE)

3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

Boxing – Elimination Bouts (LIVE)

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS

  • Staten Island native Marcus Browne looks to continue a proud tradition of New York boxing with his round of 16 bout in the light heavyweight tournament.

NBC OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CHANNEL

4 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Men’s Basketball – Qualifying Round

U.S. vs. Lithuania (LIVE)

Russia vs. Spain (LIVE)

Tunisia vs. France (LIVE)

China vs. Brazil (LIVE)

Great Britain vs. Australia (LIVE)

Argentina vs. Nigeria (LIVE)

NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinals (LIVE)

TELEMUNDO

7 a.m. – 7 p.m. (LIVE)

Men’s Soccer – Quarterfinals (LIVE)

Beach Volleyball – Elimination Round

Track and Field – Qualifying Rounds

Boxing – Elimination Bouts

Men’s Basketball – Qualifying Round

Midnight – 2:30 a.m. (ET/PT)

Swimming – Gold Medal Finals

Track and Field – Gold Medal Finals

Women’s Diving – Springboard Semifinals

3D

5 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.

Swimming – Gold Medal Finals

Track and Field – Gold Medal Finals

Men’s Gymnastics – Trampoline Gold Medal Final

 
  • Survivor Fan

    I am loving the Olympics this year. I just wish that NBC had enough channels to show every event live in its entirety.

  • Nick

    I do not like NBC’s coverage. A set of Olympic rings with only four rings? Seriously?

  • Richards Ross

    Love NBC’s coverage their doing a better job this year than in past years.

    I’m excited for track this year.

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