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Team USA runs for gold in women's 4x100m relay & men's 4x400m relay Friday in primetime on NBC

by jmaloni
Fri, Aug 10th 2012 01:30 am

A special feature, "Dream Team," airs on NBC's daytime show on Friday; Team USA men's basketball semifinal vs. Argentina Live on NBC Sports Network at 4 p.m.

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Team USA runs for the gold in the women's 4x100m relay with Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix expected to sprint, and the men's 4x400m relay with Oscar Pistorius running for South Africa Friday night on NBC. Additionally, David Boudia dives in the platform qualifying round from three-stories up, and gold medal finals in men's pole vault, women's 1500m and BMX cycling gold medal finals.

During the day on NBC, gold medal finals in synchronized swimming, open water swimming and the women's 5000m. "Dream Team," the story behind the gold medal-winning men's basketball team from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, airs Friday in daytime. Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Charles Barkley are featured along with assistant coach and current Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski. "Dream Team" is produced by NBC Olympics feature producer Israel DeHerrera.

The Team USA men's basketball semifinal game vs. Argentina will air live on NBC Sports Network at 4 p.m.

On Saturday, live coverage on NBC starts at 10 a.m. with the women's basketball gold medal final. On Sunday, live coverage on NBC begins with the men's marathon from 6 to 9 a.m. Then at 10 a.m., NBC airs live coverage of the men's basketball gold medal final.

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

FRIDAY, AUG. 10 (Day 14)

NBC

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Gymnastics - Rhythmic Qualifying

Synchronized Swimming - Team Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Wrestling - Freestyle Qualifying

Men's Swimming - Marathon

Canoeing - Sprint Qualifying Heats

Track and Field - Women's 5000 Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

•Live coverage of the synchronized swimming team gold medal final and the women's 5000m gold medal final on the track.

•Plus, gold medal finals in open water swimming and freestyle wrestling. Also key qualifying rounds in canoeing.

8 p.m. - Midnight

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Men's 4 x 400M Relay
-Men's Pole Vault
-Women's 4 x 100M Relay
-Women's 1500M

Men's Diving - Platform Qualifying Round

Cycling - BMX Gold Medal Finals

•Track and field's relays kick off with the men's 4x400m race and the women's 4x100m. Team USA has won nearly every 4x400m competition since the event was added to the Olympic program in 1908, and is favored again. Meanwhile, South Africa, with double-amputee Oscar Pistorius, who is known as the "Blade Runner" for the carbon-fiber prostheses he wears, should also contend for a medal. In the women's 4x100m, Team USA, led by Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix, is expected to face a fierce challenge from Jamaica. And a duo of milers, champion Morgan Uceny and Shannon Rowbury, look for the first ever American medal in the women's 1500m.

•The men's platform contest is sure to be one of the most anticipated events of the Games, as 2009 world champion Tom Daley, a teen idol in Great Britain, takes the stage in his signature event - which was the only diving event China failed to win in Beijing. China's Qiu Bo, the reigning world champion, is out to change that, while Daley, top American David Boudia of Indiana and Australia's reigning Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham are among the deep field of contenders in this event.

•In the men's and women's finals of BMX, the top riders will decide their Olympic fates in a 40-second scramble to the finish. In the women's race, Great Britain's triple world champion, Shanaze Reade, could be one of the Games' biggest redemption stories after crashing out of the medals in Beijing in an aggressive push to go from second to first on the final turn. American Alise Post, a former gymnast from St. Cloud, Minn., is among the women trying to thwart Reade. In the men's race, the top American is 19-year-old Las Vegas native Connor Fields, who will try to hold off a cadre of Southern California-based international stars.

12:35 - 1:35 a.m.

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Men's Water Polo Semifinal - Italy vs. Serbia

•Gold medals are up for grabs on both the track and the field, with the women's hammer throw.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Men's Basketball - Semifinals

Spain vs. Russia (LIVE)
-U.S. vs. Argentina (LIVE)

Wrestling - Freestyle Qualifying Round

Women's Field Hockey -

U.S. vs. Belarus
-Bronze Medal Game: New Zealand vs. Great Britain (LIVE)

Taekwondo - Qualifying

Men's Volleyball Semifinal - Brazil vs. Italy

NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS

•Live coverage of the U.S. men's basketball semifinal. Twenty years after the original Dream Team, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and company continue their run at London gold in the semifinal, exclusively on NBC Sports Network. Plus, live coverage of women's field hockey.

MSNBC

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Men's Soccer - Bronze Medal: Korea vs. Japan (LIVE)

Men's Volleyball - Semifinal: Bulgaria vs. Russia (LIVE)

Men's Water Polo - Semifinal: Croatia vs. Montenegro

Men's Handball - Semifinals

Hungary vs. Sweden (LIVE)
-France vs. Croatia

MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS

•Live coverage of the bronze medal game in men's soccer, men's volleyball semifinal round and men's handball semifinals highlight a big day of team sports action on MSNBC.

CNBC

5 - 8 p.m.

Men's Boxing - Semifinals

Women's Field Hockey - Netherlands vs. Argentina

Taekwondo - Gold Medal Finals

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS

•A thrilling night of boxing features semifinal bouts, women's field hockey and taekwondo gold medal finals.

NBC OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CHANNEL

Noon - Midnight

Men's Basketball - Semifinals (LIVE)

NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL

2:45 p.m. - 2:45 a.m.

Men's Bronze Medal LIVE and Women's Gold Medal Final Encore

TELEMUNDO

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Men's Soccer - Bronze Medal (LIVE)

Men's Basketball - Semifinals

Gymnastics - Rhythmic Qualifying Round

Men's Boxing - Semifinals

Men's Volleyball - Semifinals

Synchronized Swimming - Team Gold Medal Final

Midnight - 2:30 a.m.

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Men's Diving - Platform Qualifying Round

3D

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

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Women's Diving - Platform Gold Medal Final

Synchronized Swimming - Team Qualifying

Men's Basketball - Quarterfinal

Women's Basketball - Semifinal


SATURDAY, AUG. 11 (Day 15)

NBC

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET

Women's Basketball - Gold Medal Final: U.S. vs. France (LIVE)

Gymnastics - Rhythmic Gold Medal Final

Women's Cycling - Mountain Bike Gold Medal Final

Women's Volleyball - Bronze Medal

Wrestling - Freestyle Semifinals

Canoeing - Sprint Gold Medal Finals

•Live coverage of the gold medal final in women's basketball. The U.S., led by former UConn stars Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore, will play for its fifth straight gold against France.

•Plus, gold medal finals in rhythmic gymnastics, canoeing and women's mountain bike. Also freestyle wrestling semifinals and the bronze medal match in women's volleyball.

8 p.m. - Midnight

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Men's 4 x 100M Relay
-Men's 5000M
-Men's Javelin
-Women's 4 x 400M Relay
-Women's 800M
-Women's High Jump

Men's Diving - Platform Gold Medal Final

Women's Volleyball - Gold Medal Final

•The final night of track and field offers one last look at Jamaica's electrifying sprint king Usain Bolt. He'll be part of a Jamaican team that features three of the four fastest men in history in the 4x100m relay. The U.S., led by American record holder Tyson Gay and 2004 Olympic 100m champion Justin Gatlin, will try to get back on track after being disqualified in Beijing and the two world championships since. The Americans are heavy favorites in the women's 4x400m relay and have contenders in the men's 5000m with American record holder Bernard Lagat and Oregon legend Galen Rupp - although in the latter race, the home crowd will be pulling for Somalian-born Londoner Mo Farah, who trains with Rupp in Oregon and could win Great Britain's first medal in the event in 40 years. In the women's 800m, South Africa's Caster Semenya, who won the 2009 world title at age 18, will attempt to win her first gold medal over a deep field that includes former Cal star Alysia Montano. And in the high jump, mother of two - Chaunte Lowe - is among the favorites for gold.

•The men's platform contest is sure to be one of the most anticipated events of the Games, as 2009 world champion Tom Daley, a teen idol in Great Britain, takes the stage in his signature event - which was the only diving event China failed to win in Beijing. China's Qiu Bo, the reigning world champion, is out to change that, while Daley, top American David Boudia of Indiana and Australia's reigning Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham are among the contenders in this star-studded event.

•In women's volleyball, Team USA is favored to win 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.

12:30 - 1:30 a.m.

Wrestling - Freestyle Gold Medal Finals

Jake Herbert, a former world silver medalist and a two-time NCAA champion at Northwestern, is among the top American contenders.

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

4 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Men's Soccer - Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Track and Field -

Men's 50K Walk (LIVE)
-Women's 20K Walk (LIVE)

Women's Handball -

Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
-Bronze Medal

Taekwondo - Gold Medal Finals

NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS

•Live coverage of what could be one of the signature events of the Games, the men's soccer gold medal final from storied Wembley Stadium.

MSNBC

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Women's Basketball - Bronze Medal (LIVE)

Men's Field Hockey -

Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
-Bronze Medal (LIVE)

Men's Modern Pentathlon - Gold Medal Final

Taekwondo - Qualifying Match

MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS

•Live coverage of the bronze medal game in women's basketball, plus the gold and bronze games in men's field hockey.

CNBC

3:30 - 6 p.m.

Boxing - Gold Medal Finals (LIVE)

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS

•The first night of men's Olympic boxing finals gets under way, as the Americans look to bring home a boxing gold medal for the first time since the 2004 Athens Games.

NBC OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CHANNEL

Noon - Midnight

Women's Basketball - Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL

10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Men's Soccer - Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

TELEMUNDO

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Men's Soccer - Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Gymnastics - Rhythmic Gold Medal Final

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Women's Volleyball - Bronze Medal

Boxing - Gold Medal Finals

Midnight - 2:30 a.m.

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Men's Diving - Platform Gold Medal Final

Women's Volleyball - Gold Medal Final

3D

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

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Men's Diving - Platform Qualifying

Synchronized Swimming - Team Gold Medal Final

Women's Basketball - Semifinal


SUNDAY, AUG. 12 (Day 16)

NBC

6 a.m. - 9 a.m. ET

Men's Marathon (LIVE)

•Live coverage of the men's marathon, a final chance for viewers to re-live the majestic sights of London, as the race cuts right through the heart of the city. Meb Keflezighi, the Athens silver medalist, won the 2009 New York Marathon and also the 2012 Olympic Trials, despite just a 69-day turnaround after running the 2011 New York Marathon. He and Ryan Hall, who finished 10th in Beijing, both have an outside chance of breaking up what could be a Kenyan sweep of the medals.

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. ET

Men's Basketball - Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Men's Volleyball - Gold Medal Final

Men's Water Polo - Gold Medal Final

Wrestling - Freestyle Gold Medal Finals

Gymnastics - Rhythmic Group Gold Medal Final

•Five gold medal finals highlight the final day of competition, including live coverage of the men's basketball final. Twenty years after the original Dream Team, the U.S. men's basketball team expects to be playing for a second straight gold. Plus the men's volleyball gold medal final, where the U.S. is the reigning Olympic champion. Plus, the gold medal game in men's water polo. Also finals in rhythmic gymnastics and freestyle wrestling.

7 - 10:38 p.m.

Closing Ceremony

10:38 p.m. - 11 p.m.

"Animal Practice" preview

11:35 p.m. - 12:05 a.m.

"London Encore"

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Men's Basketball - Bronze Medal (LIVE)

Men's Volleyball - Bronze Medal

Men's Water Polo - Bronze Medal (LIVE)

Men's Handball -

Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
-Bronze Medal

Women's Modern Pentathlon - Gold Medal Final

NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS

•Olympic medals are awarded in five sports, including live coverage of the bronze medal games in men's basketball and men's water polo, plus the gold medal game in men's handball.

MSNBC

7 - 11 a.m.

Men's Cycling - Mountain Bike Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

Wrestling - Freestyle Qualifying

MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS

•Live coverage of the men's mountain bike gold medal final as cyclists look to master their competition and the challenging terrain.

CNBC

8:30 - 11 a.m.

Boxing - Gold Medal Finals (LIVE)

CNBC HIGHLIGHTS

•The final five bouts of the Olympic boxing tournament will be headlined by the world's best pound-for-pound amateur boxer, Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine, who hopes to join an exclusive club of champions by winning his second Olympic gold medal.

NBC OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CHANNEL

6 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Men's Basketball - Gold Medal Final (LIVE)

NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL

10 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Men's Soccer - Gold Medal Final Encore

TELEMUNDO

9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Men's Volleyball - Gold Medal Final

Men's Track and Field - Marathon

Boxing - Gold Medal Finals

Gymnastics - Rhythmic Gold Medal Final

Men's Basketball - Gold Medal Final

Midnight - 2:30 a.m.

Closing Ceremony

3D

4 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals

Men's Diving - Platform Gold Medal Final

Men's Basketball - Semifinals

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