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Team USA's Misty May-Treanor & Kerri Walsh Jennings vs. fellow Americans Jen Kessy & April Ross in beach volleyball gold medal match Wednesday

by jmaloni
Wed, Aug 8th 2012 09:35 am

Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards-Ross & Carmelita Jeter Race in the 200m gold medal final; live men's basketball quarterfinals on NBC Sports Network including Team USA vs. Australia

Team USA's defending two-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalists, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, look to claim a three-peat gold against fellow Americans Jen Kessy and April Ross Wednesday night on NBC.

Team USA track and field runs for the gold Wednesday night on NBC, with three entries in the 200m final. Two-time silver medalist Allyson Felix is joined in the race by 400m gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross and 100m silver medalist Carmelita Jeter.

NBC Sports Network airs live coverage of Team USA men's basketball quarterfinal vs. Australia at 5 p.m.

NBC's daytime coverage features Team USA men's volleyball quarterfinal vs. Italy live at 11 a.m. Team USA men's water polo looks to win its quarterfinal game vs. Croatia live on NBC at 3 p.m. Then at 5 p.m., Team USA men's basketball takes on Australia live.

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

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 8 (Day 12)

NBC

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Track and Field - Qualifying Rounds

Men's Water Polo Quarterfinal -U.S. vs. Croatia (LIVE)

Men's Cycling - BMX Qualifying (LIVE)

Equestrian - Individual Jumping Gold Medal Final

Women's Beach Volleyball - Bronze Medal: Larissa/Juliana (Brazil) vs. Zhang/Xue (China) (LIVE)

Canoeing - Sprint Gold Medal Finals

Men's Volleyball Quarterfinal - U.S. vs. Italy (LIVE)

•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 training partners Mo Farah of Great Britain and Galen Rupp of the U.S., who won gold and silver respectively in the 10,000m.

•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: May-Treanor/Walsh Jennings (U.S.) vs. Kessy/Ross (U.S.)

•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 gold medalist, is 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 2008 gold medalist, Dayron Robles of Cuba (2008 gold, 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. Americans Jen Kessy and April Ross look to dethrone the reigning gold medalists.

•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.

11:05 - 11:30 p.m.

A preview of Matthew Perry's new sitcom, "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)

  • U.S. vs. Australia (LIVE)

  • Russia vs. Lithuania (LIVE)

  • France vs. Spain (LIVE)

  • Brazil vs. Argentina (LIVE)

  • Men's Handball - Quarterfinals

  • Iceland vs. Hungary (LIVE)

  • Sweden vs. Denmark (LIVE)

  • Spain vs. France

Men's Table Tennis - Team Bronze Medal: Germany vs. Hong Kong (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)

  • Argentina vs. Brazil (LIVE)

  • Poland vs. Russia (LIVE)

Men's Water Polo - Quarterfinals (LIVE)

  • Australia vs. Serbia (LIVE)

  • Spain vs. Montenegro

  • Italy vs. Hungary (LIVE)

Women's Wrestling - Gold Medal Finals

Men's Table Tennis - Team Gold Medal Final: China vs. Korea

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

Women's Boxing - Semifinals

Men's Handball - Quarterfinals: Croatia vs. Tunisia (LIVE)

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

  • Lithuania vs. Russia (LIVE)

  • France vs. Spain (LIVE)

  • Brazil vs. Argentina (LIVE)

  • U.S. vs. Australia (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


THURSDAY, AUG. 9 (Day 13)

NBC

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Track and Field - Qualifying Rounds

Women's Volleyball - Semifinal (LIVE)

Women's Water Polo - Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Men's Beach Volleyball - Bronze Medal (LIVE)

Canoeing - Sprint Gold Medal Final

Women's Swimming - Marathon

•Key qualifying rounds in track and field, including the women's high jump and the men's 4x400m relay. The U.S. has won nearly every 4x400m competition since the event was added to the Olympic program in 1908, and is favored again in London. Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius is expected to run as part of the South African team.

•Live coverage of the women's water polo gold medal final. The U.S. has won silver at each of the last three Olympics.

•Live coverage of the women's volleyball semifinal, which should feature the U.S. women. 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 bronze medal match in men's beach volleyball from Horse Guards Parade in the heart of ceremonial London.

•Plus, the women's open water swimming gold medal final from the middle of picturesque Hyde Park, and a gold medal final in canoeing.

8 p.m. - Midnight

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

  • Men's 200M

  • Decathlon

  • Men's 800M

  • Men's Triple Jump

Women's Diving - Platform Gold Medal Final

Men's Beach Volleyball - Gold Medal Final

Men's Cycling - BMX Quarterfinals

•Four days after winning gold in the 100m, Jamaica's electrifying sprint king Usain Bolt returns for his second final of the Games, the 200m. Bolt won both races in Beijing - both in world record time - and is aiming to become the first man in history to sweep the sprints twice. American Wallace Spearmon is hoping to erase the bitter memory of four years ago, when he crossed the line in third but missed out on a bronze medal because of a lane violation. Bolt's chief competition could be his own training partner, Yohan Blake, who is the second-fastest 200m runner in history. In the decathlon, track and field's grueling two-day event wraps up with a pair of Americans expected to compete for gold: two-time world champion Trey Hardee and Ashton Eaton, who set a world record at trials in front of his home crowd in Eugene, Ore. In the men's 800m, Nick Symmonds pursues perhaps an even more elusive target: Kenyan world record holder David Rudisha. And in field events, the triple jump duo of Christian Taylor and Will Claye, who finished 1-2 at the World Indoor Championships, try to extend their dominance to the Olympic stage.

•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.

•On the sand at Horse Guards Parade, beach volleyball wraps up its sizzling run with the men's gold medal final. Americans Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser are the reigning Olympic champions.

•And in BMX, all the thrills and spills of the most action-packed 40 seconds in sports return to the Olympics as the quarterfinal heats get under way. The top American is Connor Fields, a 19-year-old from Las Vegas.

12:35 - 1:35 a.m.

Track and Field - Gold Medal Final

Gymnastics - Rhythmic Qualifying

•The women with the best arms in the world take center stage at the Olympic Stadium for the women's javelin competition. Czech thrower Barbora Spotakova, who attended the University of Minnesota for a year, will attempt to defend her Olympic title from Beijing and take aim at her world record throw of more than 237 feet.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Women's Soccer -

  • Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

  • Bronze Medal (LIVE)

Women's Basketball - Semifinal (LIVE)

Synchronized Swimming - Team Qualifying (LIVE)

Women's Wrestling - Gold Medal Finals

Men's Field Hockey - Semifinal

NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS

•A big day for fans of U.S. team sports, highlighted by live coverage of the bronze and gold medal women's soccer games. The U.S. women are the two-time defending Olympic champions. Plus, live coverage of the women's basketball semifinal round. With a stacked roster of former UConn stars such as Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore, leading to the nickname "U.S. Huskies," the Americans are favored to win their fifth straight gold.

MSNBC

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Women's Basketball - Semifinal (LIVE)

Women's Volleyball - Semifinal (LIVE)

Equestrian - Individual Dressage Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Men's Field Hockey - Semifinal (LIVE)

Women's Handball - Semifinal (LIVE)

MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS

•Live coverage of equestrian's individual dressage gold medal final from scenic Greenwich Park. Plus, live semifinal competition in women's basketball and women's volleyball.

CNBC

5 - 8 p.m.

Women's Boxing - Gold Medal Finals

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS

•The first-ever gold medals in women's boxing will be awarded on Thursday, as Irish sporting legend Katie Taylor looks to capture the one title she doesn't currently own. With only a few international fights to her name, teenage sensation Claressa Shields of Flint, Mich., could shock the deep middleweight field.

NBC OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CHANNEL

Noon - Midnight

Women's Basketball - Semifinals (LIVE)

NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Women's Soccer - Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

TELEMUNDO

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Track and Field - Qualifying Rounds

Women's Volleyball - Semifinals

Women's Diving - Platform Semifinals

Synchronized Swimming - Team Qualifying Round

Men's Beach Volleyball - Bronze Medal

Midnight - 2:30 a.m.

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Women's Diving - Platform Gold Medal Final

Men's Beach Volleyball - Gold Medal Final

3D

5 a.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Men's Basketball - Quarterfinals

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