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Team USA gold medal gymnasts Gabby Douglas, Aly Raisman & Jordyn Wieber compete in gold medal finals Tuesday night

by jmaloni
Mon, Aug 6th 2012 08:40 pm

Bronze medalist Danell Leyva competes in high bar gold medal final in primetime on NBC; Lolo Jones competes in 100m hurdles gold medal final

Wednesday night programming reminder: As previously announced, NBC will air a full episode of a commercial-free network preview of the new comedy, "Go On," starring Matthew Perry, immediately following the Aug. 8 coverage of the games (shortly after 11 p.m.).

Team USA gold medal gymnast Aly Raisman competes for gold medals in balance beam and floor exercise Tuesday night on NBC. Among the contenders in balance beam is all-around and fellow team gold medalist Gabby Douglas. In floor exercise, Raisman competes against 2011 world all-around champion and team gold medal gymnast Jordyn Wieber. All-around bronze medalist Danell Leyva competes in the men's high bar on Tuesday, the last night of the gymnastics competition.

Also in primetime, Lolo Jones looks to win the gold in the 100m hurdles after famously stumbling in Beijing. 2011 World Champion and gold medal favorite Jesse Williams looks to win the men's high jump. From her Majesty's Horse Guards Parade, Team USA's gold medal duo, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, compete vs. Chen Xue and Xi Zhang of China.

NBC's daytime coverage features live coverage of the undefeated Team USA women's water polo vs. Australia in the semifinals, as they look to win their first Olympic gold live at 11:30 a.m. Team USA women's volleyball quarterfinal vs. the Dominican Republic begins live at 2 p.m. At 4 p.m., Team USA's women's beach volleyball pair, April Ross and Jennifer Kessy, compete vs. Larissa Franca and Julia Silva of Brazil in the semifinals live on NBC.

NBC Sports Network's live daytime coverage includes the men's triathlon at 6:30 a.m., Team USA women's basketball quarterfinal vs. Canada at 9 a.m., and the men's soccer semifinals featuring Mexico vs.Japan at 5 p.m.

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For the full schedule of NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage, visit NBCOlympics.com.

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

TUESDAY, AUG. 7 (Day 11)

NBC

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Track and Field - Qualifying Rounds

Men's Diving - Springboard Semifinal

Women's Beach Volleyball -Kessy/Ross (U.S.) vs. Larissa/Juliana (Brazil) (LIVE)

Women's Volleyball - U.S. vs. Dominican Republic (LIVE)

Women's Water Polo - U.S. vs. Australia (LIVE)

Cycling - Track Gold Medal Finals

•Key qualifying rounds in track and field, including the women's 5000 meters and men's 110m hurdles.

•Live coverage of the U.S. women's volleyball team in a crucial quarterfinal to move on to the medal round. 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 coverage of the U.S. women's water polo team in a semifinal game. Win, and they play for gold. Lose, and the best hope is bronze. 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. The Americans look to have their strongest team yet in London.

•Live coverage of gold medal finals in track cycling from the Velodrome, including the women's omnium, where American Sarah Hammer should be in the medal hunt.

•Plus, men's springboard diving semifinals.

8 p.m. - Midnight

Gymnastics - Individual Event Gold Medal Finals

  • Men's Parallel Bars

  • Men's High Bar

  • Women's Balance Beam

  • Women's Floor Exercise

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

  • Men's 1500M

  • Men's High Jump

  • Women's 100M Hurdles

Women's Beach Volleyball -May-Treanor/Walsh Jennings (U.S.) vs. Zhang/Xue (China)

•The final night of gymnastics features an array of American medal hopefuls. Needham, Mass., native Aly Raisman, the senior member of Team USA at age 18, should compete for medals on her two signature events: floor exercise and balance beam. Michigan's Jordyn Wieber, the 2011 world all-around champion, is also among the contenders on floor exercise while all-around gold medalist Gabby Douglas competes on the balance beam. On the men's side, Cuban-born Danell Leyva will compete on high bar.

•An ultra-deep stable of American hurdlers includes 2008 Olympic champion Dawn Harper, 2011 U.S. champion Kellie Wells, and Lolo Jones, who four years after her heartbreaking stumble in Beijing cost her a sure gold medal, targets redemption in London. Meanwhile, a pair of American milers aims for the first American medal in the 1500m since the 1968 Mexico City Olympics. American high jump sensation Jesse Williams, a USC alum and 2011 world champion, is among the favorites for gold.

•On the sand at majestic Horse Guards Parade, beach volleyball moves into the semifinals. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings are eyeing a golden three-peat after sweeping the competition in Athens and Beijing.

12:35 - 1:35 a.m.

Men's Diving - Springboard Gold Medal Final

Track and Field - Gold Medal Final

•In the Aquatics Centre, former Georgia star Chris Colwill and Texas alum Troy Dumais, the first American since Greg Louganis to compete at four Olympics, take aim at China's springboard king He Chong.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

4 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Men's Soccer - Semifinals

  • Mexico vs. Japan (LIVE)

  • South Korea vs. Brazil (LIVE)

Men's Triathlon (LIVE)

Women's Basketball - U.S. vs. Canada (LIVE)

Men's Weightlifting - Super Heavyweight Gold Medal Final

Equestrian - Team Dressage Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Canoeing - Sprint Qualifying Heats

Men's Field Hockey - Korea vs. Netherlands (LIVE)

Women's Handball - Spain vs. Croatia

NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS

•Live coverage of the men's triathlon highlights this day. Americans Hunter Kemper and Manny Huerta will look to upset British brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee, who are favored to go 1-2, as the Olympic triathletes race through Hyde Park and past Buckingham Palace. Plus live coverage of semifinals in men's soccer.

MSNBC

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Women's Volleyball Quarterfinal -

  • Japan vs. China (LIVE)

  • Russia vs. Brazil (LIVE)

Women's Beach Volleyball - Men's Semifinal (LIVE)

Women's Water Polo - Hungary vs. Spain (LIVE)

Synchronized Swimming - Duet Gold Medal Final

Wrestling - Greco Roman Gold Medal Finals

Women's Table Tennis Team Gold Medal Final - Italy vs. Korea

MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS

•Live coverage of three key tournaments, including beach volleyball semifinals from Horse Guards Parade, women's volleyball quarterfinals and semifinal competition in women's water polo.

CNBC

5 - 8 p.m.

Women's Table Tennis - Team Gold Medal Final

Men's Boxing - Quarterfinals

CNBC Highlights

•The Olympic boxing tournament moves into the quarterfinals.

NBC OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CHANNEL

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Women's Basketball - Quarterfinals (LIVE)

  • United States vs. Canada (LIVE)

  • China vs. Australia (LIVE)

  • Turkey vs. Russia (LIVE)

  • Czech Republic vs. France (LIVE)

NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL

Noon - Midnight

Men's Soccer - Semifinals

  • Mexico vs. Japan (LIVE)

  • South Korea vs. Brazil (LIVE)

TELEMUNDO

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (live)

Men's Soccer - Semifinals (LIVE)

Men's Boxing - Quarterfinals

Track and Field - Qualifying Rounds

Women's Volleyball - Quarterfinals

Synchronized Swimming - Duet Gold Medal Final

Beach Volleyball - Semifinals

Midnight - 2:30 a.m.

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Gymnastics - Individual Event Gold Medal Finals

Men's Diving - Springboard Gold Medal Final

3D

5 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Gymnastics - Individual Event Gold Medal Finals

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Men's Diving - Springboard Qualifying Round

Synchronized Swimming - Duet Qualifying Round

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8 (Day 12)

NBC

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Track and Field - Qualifying Rounds

Men's Water Polo - Quarterfinal (LIVE)

Men's Cycling - BMX Qualifying (LIVE)

Equestrian - Individual Jumping Gold Medal Final

Women's Beach Volleyball - Bronze Medal (LIVE)

Canoeing - Sprint Gold Medal Finals

•Key qualifying rounds in track and field, including the women's 800m, men's 5000m, men's pole vault and women's hammer throw. The 5000m features Somalian-born Londoner Mo Farah, who now trains in Portland under U.S. distance legend Alberto Salazar, as well as Bernard Lagat, the Kenyan-born American record holder who Farah beat for the world title in 2011.

•Live coverage of the U.S. men's water polo team in the quarterfinal round. If they win in this round, the Americans are guaranteed to play for a medal. 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.

•Live coverage of men's BMX qualifying, as riders in one of the newest Olympic sports attempt to position themselves best for the final.

•Live coverage of the bronze medal match in beach volleyball from historic Horse Guards Parade.

•Plus, the individual jumping gold medal final in equestrian and canoeing's sprint gold medal final.

8 - 11:05 p.m.

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

  • Men's 110M Hurdles

  • Women's 200M

  • Women's 400M Hurdles

  • Women's Long Jump

Women's Diving - Platform Qualifying

Women's Beach Volleyball - Gold Medal Final

•The stars are out on the track Wednesday night as Team USA goes for what could be a major gold rush. In the women's 200m final, the Americans will go toe-to-toe with Jamaica's top threats, including two-time Olympic champion Veronica Campbell-Brown. Los Angeles native Allyson Felix, the two-time Olympic silver medalist in the event, will attempt to claim an elusive gold. Teammate Carmelita Jeter is hoping her unparalleled 100m speed can last as she doubles her distance. While Sanya Richards-Ross, the 400m bronze medalist in Beijing, may be attempting to complete a rare 200m-400m double. In the 400m hurdles, a gold for reigning world champion Lashinda Demus would help erase the pain of missing out on the Games in Beijing when she finished fourth at trials. It would also be a family affair: Demus, who gave birth to twin boys in June 2007, is coached by her mother and managed by her husband. In the 110m hurdles, a stacked field features top Americans Jason Richardson and Aries Merritt, who have both won world titles in the past year, squaring off against the two fastest men in history and last two Olympic champions, Dayron Robles of Cuba (2008 gold, world record holder) and Liu Xiang of China (2004 gold, former world record holder.). And in the long jump, Brittney Reese has dominated her event like no other athlete since Beijing, and in London hopes to collect the one piece of hardware she still needs: Olympic gold.

•The women's beach volleyball tournament concludes with the gold medal final. Americans Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, who swept through the Athens and Beijing tournaments without dropping a set, are the two-time defending champions.

•At the Aquatics Centre, America's high divers take to the 10m platform, the same event that produced the last U.S. diving medal, when Laura Wilkinson won gold in Sydney. Twelve years later, among the new generation of women taking the three-story Olympic plunge will be Brittany Viola, whose father, Frank, was the 1987 World Series MVP with the Minnesota Twins.

Shortly after 11 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT)

"Go On"

12:05 - 1:05 a.m.

Track and Field - Qualifying Rounds

Women's Cycling - BMX Qualifying (LIVE)

•Coverage includes qualifying action in track and field as well as live coverage of women's BMX, as riders in one of the newest Olympic sports attempt to position themselves best for the final.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

6 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Men's Basketball - Quarterfinals (LIVE)

Women's Boxing - Semifinals

Women's Field Hockey - Semifinal

Men's Handball - Quarterfinals (LIVE)

Men's Table Tennis - Team Bronze Medal (LIVE)

NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS

•A basketball fan's dream: live coverage of all four men's basketball quarterfinals, including the U.S. team. Twenty years removed from the original Dream Team, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and company continue their pursuit of a second straight Olympic gold. Plus women's semifinal boxing.

MSNBC

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Men's Volleyball - Quarterfinals (LIVE)

Men's Water Polo - Quarterfinal (LIVE)

Women's Wrestling - Gold Medal Finals

Men's Table Tennis - Team Gold Medal Final

MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS

•Live coverage of quarterfinals in men's volleyball and men's water polo, with the winners guaranteed to play for a medal. Plus gold medal finals in women's wrestling.

CNBC

5 - 8 p.m.

Men's Boxing - Quarterfinals

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS

•The men's boxing tournament continues with quarterfinal bouts.

NBC OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CHANNEL

9 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Men's Basketball - Quarterfinals (LIVE)

NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL

Noon - Midnight

The semifinals encore

TELEMUNDO

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Men's Basketball - Quarterfinals

Track and Field - Qualifying Rounds

Men's Volleyball - Quarterfinals

Women's Beach Volleyball - Bronze Medal

Midnight - 2:30 a.m.

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Women's Diving - Platform Qualifying

Women's Beach Volleyball - Gold Medal Final

3D

5 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Gymnastics - Individual Event Gold Medal Finals

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Men's Diving - Springboard Gold Medal Final

Synchronized Swimming - Duet Qualifying

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