2014 Winter Olympics – Day 6 Podcast and Day 7 Schedule

2014-sochi-logoDay 6 was a crazy day for Team USA – no spoilers in the text here but listen to the podcast just below for the whole rundown of today’s events!  Primetime coverage is still going on, so I won’t spoil your fun.

Tomorrow is a big day with medal events in skiing, women’s snowboarding halfpipe, figure skating pairs, speed skating and luge. Men’s hockey also begins, while women’s hockey and curling continues.

2014 Olympic Winter Games – Feb. 12 Schedule 

(ALL TIMES EASTERN)

* – Medal Event
^ – Televised Live

  • 12:00 a.m.: Curling, Men’s Qualification Round-Robin
    Denmark vs. USA (airing at 3 a.m. on NBC Sports Network)
    Norway vs. Germany
    China vs. Switzerland
  • *2:00 a.m.: Alpine Skiing, Women’s Downhill
  • ^3:00 a.m.: Ice Hockey, Women’s Group A Play – Switzerland vs. Finland (MSNBC)
  • ^4:30 a.m.: Nordic Combined, Individual Normal Hill – Ski Jump (NBC Sports Network)
  • 5:00 a.m.: Snowboarding, Women’s Halfpipe, Qualification
  • 5:00 a.m.: Curling, Women’s Qualification Round-Robin
    ^USA vs. China (USA Network)
    Japan vs. Russia
    South Korea vs. Sweden
    Canada vs. Great Britain
  • *7:30 a.m.: Nordic Combined, Individual Normal Hill – Cross-Country
  • ^7:30 a.m.: Women’s Ice Hockey, Group A Play – Canada vs. USA (NBC Sports Network)
  • *9:00 a.m.: Speed Skating, Men’s 1000m
  • *9:15 a.m.: Luge Doubles
  • 10:00 a.m.: Snowboarding, Women’s Halfpipe, Semifinals
  • 10:00 a.m.:  Curling, Men’s Qualification Round-Robin
    Germany vs. China
    Switzerland vs. Great Britain
    Russia vs. Canada
    Denmark vs. Sweden
  • *^10:45 a.m.: Figure Skating, Team Pairs Free Skate (NBC Sports Network)
  • ^12:00 p.m.: Ice Hockey, Men’s Group C Play
    Czech Republic vs. Sweden (USA Network)
    Latvia vs. Switzerland (MSNBC)
  • *12:30 p.m.: Snowboarding, Women’s Halfpipe, Final
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2014 Winter Olympics – Daily Schedule for February 8

Good morning y’all!  The 2014 Winter Olympics are off and running, and as promised, we’ll be providing daily schedules of the rundown of events, highlighting medal rounds and giving you times and TV listings.

Sochi, Russia, is nine hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, so while there are a number of events that you will be able to watch live on NBC and affiliates (they provide thorough real-time coverage on the weekends and some during the week), the network will use its primetime slot (typically beginning at 8 p.m. ET) to re-air the day’s main events via tape-delay. Check out your local TV listings here.

For today (Saturday, Feb. 8), there’s a full slate of events, but thankfully the Winter Olympics features a much smaller variety of events than the Summer Games, so the list will be short. Unless otherwise indicated, the listed event time will also be its TV airtime (events slated for tape-delay re-air during primetime will be noted).

2014 Olympic Winter Games – Day 2 Schedule
(ALL TIMES EASTERN)

* – Medal Event

  • 12:30 a.m.: Snowboarding, Men’s Slopestyle Semifinals. Americans Chas Guldemond, Ryan Stassel and Sage Kotsenburg compete for a spot in the final later this morning.
  • 1:00 a.m.: Alpine Skiing, Women’s Super-Combined Training
  • 2:00 a.m.: Alpine Skiing, Men’s Downhill Training
  • 3:00 a.m.: Women’s Hockey, Team USA takes on Finland in Group A Play
  • *3:45 a.m.: Snowboarding, Men’s Slopestyle Finals
  • *5:00 a.m.: Cross-Country Skiing, Women’s Skiathlon 15km (Classic + Free) Final. Americans Liz Stephen, Jessica Diggins, Sadie Bjornsen and Holly Brooks will go for Team USA’s first-ever cross-country skiing medal, though none are expected to seriously contend.
  • *6:30 a.m.: Speedskating, Men’s 5000m Final. 
  • 8:00 a.m.: Women’s Hockey, Canada vs. Switzerland in Group A Play
  • 9:30 a.m.: Figure Skating, Team Ice Dance Short Dance
  • 9:30 a.m.: Luge, Men’s Singles Run 1
  • *9:30 a.m.: Biathlon, Men’s 10km Sprint Final
  • 11:10 a.m.: Figure Skating, Team Ladies Short Program
  • 11:30 a.m.: Luge, Men’s Singles Run 2
  • 11:30 a.m.: Ski Jumping, Men’s Normal Hill Qualifying
  • *1:00 p.m.: Skiing, Women’s Moguls Finals
  • 1:05 p.m.: Figure Skating, Team Pairs Free Skate

Closing Time: Your Guide to the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremonies

You don’t want to say goodbye any more than I do, but all good things do indeed come to an end. But luckily, in a last-ditch effort to feed our insatiable need for Olympic spirit and international festive cultural interaction, there will be, as always, the Closing Ceremonies.

This year, the theme for London’s closing ceremonies will be “A Symphony of British Music,” and one has to wonder if icons like Elton John, The Rolling Stones or Ringo Starr – all missing from the Opening Ceremony – will make appearances here. One thing we DO know – the Spice Girls are back in full effect!

Speculation is running abound, but the band Muse and George Michael have confirmed they will participate, according to The Washington Times. Rumors also have Monty Python’s Eric Idle participating, which would make me really happy, and Adele is also a speculative participant. We shall see!

The Closing Ceremony begins LIVE at 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. CT, 1 p.m. Pacific). The ceremony will be streamed live from NBCOlympics.com at those times, so if you can’t wait, check them out then, likely with the British broadcasts. NBC will indeed air the event in tape delay beginning at 7 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. CT, but the event won’t begin for Pacific audiences until 7 p.m. Pacific time. That’s an 8-hour wait for you West Coasters.

Refer here for a way to stream the events live.

Prepare to bid London goodbye!

2012 Summer Olympics – FINAL Daily Schedule for August 12 (includes Closing Ceremonies)

Well, it’s finally arrived. All good things must come to an end. These last two weeks have been incredibly fun, action-packed and memorable, and I don’t want them to be over. But we’ve got to move on.

But, for the final time, I’m proud to bring you the daily slate of events, so you can get your last fix of Olympics action in before we say farewell to London.

Basketball is king today, as King James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and the rest of Team USA look to silence any doubt they can’t handle the size of Spain in the Gold Medal Game, set to tip off at 10 a.m. ET/9 p.m. CT. Spain brings size in Serge Ibaka and Pau and Marc Gasol against the American sharpshooters, whose three-happy game plan was too much for Argentina to handle in the semifinals.

Track and field closes with the Men’s Marathon, in which three American men are competing. We also have two Americans each in the women’s Modern Pentathlon, men’s Mountain Bike Race and Men’s Freestyle Wrestling, the last of which begins with elimination rounds and culminates around midday with the bronze and gold medal matches if they advance that far.

Team USA also plays one final game in the pool, taking on Australia for bragging rights in the Men’s Water Polo 7th Place Match.

The world watches as medals are handed out in men’s water polo, volleyball and handball, and the Men’s Basketball Bronze Medal Match features Russia and Argentina, with both teams featuring NBA talent.

For the full slate of medal events, scroll down to the bottom. Rhythmic gymnastics and boxing also close today, but neither event features Team USA.

And with that, we bid the 2012 Summer Olympic Games of London adieu! I can’t promise I won’t cry. Closing Ceremonies will be streamed live online at NBCOlympics.com, and they begin at 4 p.m. ET (3 p.m. CT and 1 p.m. Pacific). NBC will indeed air the event in tape delay beginning at 7 p.m. ET and 6 p.m. CT, but the event won’t begin for Pacific audiences until 7 p.m. Pacific time. So just watch it online.

Refer here for a way to stream the events live.

 

(ALL TIMES CENTRAL)

Team USA 

* – Medal Event

  • 2:00 a.m.: Modern Pentathlon, Americans Margaux Isaksen and Suzanne Stettinius compete in the Women’s Fencing Event
  • 2:57 a.m.: Wrestling vs. BLR Belarus – Round of 16, American Jared Frayer competes in the Men’s Freestyle 66kg/145.5 lbs Division
  • 3:24 a.m.: Wrestling vs. UZB Uzbekistan – Round of 16, American Jake Varner competes in the Men’s Freestyle 96kg/211.5 lbs Division
  • 3:33 a.m.: Wrestling, American Jared Frayer may compete in the Men’s Freestyle 66kg/145.5 lbs Division Quarterfinals (pending earlier results)
  • 3:24 a.m.: Wrestling , American Jake Varner may compete in the Men’s Freestyle 96kg/211.5 lbs Division Quarterfinals (pending earlier results)
  • 4:18 a.m.: Wrestling, American Jared Frayer may compete in the Men’s Freestyle 66kg/145.5 lbs Division Semifinals (pending earlier results)
  • 4:36 a.m.: Wrestling, American Jake Varner may compete in the Men’s Freestyle 96kg/211.5 lbs Division Semifinals (pending earlier results)
  • 4:20 a.m.: Water Polo vs. Australia Australia, Team USA battles the Aussies for bragging rights and seventh place
  • *5:00 a.m.: Track and Field, Americans Abdi AbdirahmanRyan Hall and Meb Keflezighi run for gold in the epic Men’s Marathon
  • 6:35 a.m.: Modern Pentathlon, Americans Margaux Isaksen and Suzanne Stettinius compete in the Women’s Swimming Event
  • *6:45 a.m.: Wrestling, American Jared Frayer may compete in the Men’s Freestyle 66kg/145.5 lbs Division  Bronze Medal Finals (pending earlier results)
  • *6:54 a.m.: Wrestling, American Jake Varner may compete in the Men’s Freestyle 96kg/211.5 lbs Division Bronze Medal Finals (pending earlier results)
  • *7:30 a.m.: Cycling, Americans Todd Wells and Sam Schultz ride for gold in the Men’s Mountain Bike Race
  • *8:03 a.m.: Wrestling, American Jared Frayer may compete in the Men’s Freestyle 66kg/145.5 lbs Division Gold Medal Finals (pending earlier results)
  • 8:35 a.m.: Modern Pentathlon, Americans Margaux Isaksen and Suzanne Stettinius may compete in the Women’s Swimming Event (pending earlier results)
  • *8:48 a.m.: Wrestling, American Jake Varner may compete in the Men’s Freestyle 96kg/211.5 lbs Division Gold Medal Finals (pending earlier results)
  • *9:00 a.m.: Basketball vs. Spain Spain, Team USA goes for its second consecutive Olympic gold medal against its predicted final opponent, Spain, which features NBA players Jose Calderon and the Gasol Brothers, Pau and Marc
  • *12:00 p.m.: Modern Pentathlon, Americans Margaux Isaksen and Suzanne Stettinius may compete in the Women’s Combined (Run/Shoot) Event (pending earlier results; this is the decisive and final event in the Modern Pentathlon)

 

World Notables

* All are Medal Events

  • 3:30 a.m.: Volleyball, Bulgaria Bulgaria vs. Italy Italy, Men’s Bronze Medal Match
  • 5:00 a.m.: Basketball, Argentina Argentina vs. Russia Russia, Men’s Bronze Medal Game
  • 5:00 a.m.: Handball, Hungary Hungary vs. Croatia Croatia, Men’s Bronze Medal Match
  • 7:00 a.m.: Volleyball, Russia Russia vs. Brazil Brazil, Gold Medal Match
  • 8:30 a.m.: Water Polo, Montenegro Montenegro vs. Serbia Serbia, Men’s Bronze Medal Match
  • 9:00 a.m.: Handball, Sweden Sweden vs. France France, Men’s Gold Medal Match
  • 9:50 a.m.: Water Polo, Croatia Croatia vs. Italy Italy, Men’s Gold Medal Match

Medal Events

* – Team USA participation pending

  • 3:30 a.m.: Volleyball, Men’s Bronze Medal Match
  • 5:00 a.m.: Basketball, Men’s Bronze Medal Game
  • 5:00 a.m.: Track and Field, Men’s Marathon
  • 5:00 a.m.: Handball, Men’s Bronze Medal Match
  • 6:45 a.m.: Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 66kg/145.5 lbs Division Bronze Medal Finals
  • 6:54 a.m.: Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 96kg/211.5 lbs Division Bronze Medal Finals
  • 7:00 a.m.: Volleyball, Men’s Gold Medal Match
  • 7:30 a.m.: Cycling, Men’s Mountain Bike Race
  • 7:30 a.m.: Boxing, Men’s Flyweight Final
  • 7:30 a.m.: Rhythmic Gymnastics Group Competition, Final – Rotation 1
  • 7:45 a.m.: Boxing, Men’s Lightweight Final
  • 8:03 a.m.: Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 66kg/145.5 lbs Division Gold Medal Finals
  • 8:15 a.m.: Boxing, Men’s Welterweight Final
  • 8:16 a.m.: Rhythmic Gymnastics Group Competition, Final – Rotation 2
  • 8:30 a.m.: Water Polo, Men’s Bronze Medal Match
  • 8:45 a.m.: Boxing, Men’s Light Heavyweight Final
  • 8:48 a.m.: Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 96kg/211.5 lbs Division Gold Medal Finals
  • 9:00 a.m.: Basketball, Men’s Gold Medal Game
  • 9:00 a.m.: Handball, Men’s Gold Medal Match
  • 9:15 a.m.: Boxing, Men’s Super Heavyweight Final
  • 9:50 a.m.: Water Polo, Men’s Gold Medal Match
  • 12:00 p.m.: Modern Pentathlon, Women’s Combined (Run/Shoot) Event, final event of pentathlon

2012 Summer Olympics – August 11 Schedule

As we wind on down the road…

The Games end tomorrow, and there is much left to be decided. Today is a huge medals day for Team USA in track and field and other sports, so let’s get right to it!

Team USA Women’s Basketball hasn’t lost in the Olympics since God knows when, and they look to continue ownership of the Olympic gold medal when they take on France at 3 p.m. CT, live on NBC Sports Network. Team USA also has a shot at its first-ever Women’s Volleyball gold medal if they can get by Brazil at 12:30 p.m. CT. Track and field largely finishes up today, with Team USA going for medals in five major events during the afternoon and the women’s and men’s long walks, both “run” in the morning. The only event remaining will be the men’s marathon, run Sunday.

We’ve also got Americans competing for gold in women’s cycling, men’s canoe/kayak and the Men’s Modern Pentathlon – an interesting combination of events like fencing, swimming and riding. Americans are also competing in earlier rounds in three weight classes of men’s freestyle wrestling and in the men’s 10m platform diving event that culminate in medal rounds today, I’ve listed all times below so keep tabs on them if you wish.

And in high-profile world events, Brazil faces Mexico in the men’s soccer Gold Medal Match, Thailand has possibly its last shot for gold at these Games in men’s boxing, medals are awarded in men’s field hockey and women’s handball, and the bronze medal finals of women’s basketball and volleyball feature Australia vs. Russia and Japan vs. South Korea, respectively.

Enjoy!  After tomorrow, the Games will be gone for two years until the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

(ALL TIMES CENTRAL)

Team USA 

* – Medal Event

  • 2:45 a.m.: Modern Pentathlon, American Dennis Bowsher competes in the Men’s Fencing event
  • *3:00 a.m.: Track and Field, American John Nunn “races” for gold in the Men’s 50km Walk
  • *3:30 a.m.: Canoe/Kayak, American Tim Hornsby rows for gold in the Flatwater Men’s K-1 200m Sprint Finals
  • 4:00 a.m.: Diving, Americans Nick McCrory and David Boudia dive in the Men’s 10m Platform Semifinal
  • *6:30 a.m.: Cycling, Americans Georgia Gould and Lea Davison race for gold in the Women’s Mountain Bike Final
  • 7:18 a.m.: Wrestling vs. EGY Egypt, Round of 16 – American  Tervel Dlagnev wrestles in the Men’s Freestyle 120kg/264.5 lbs
  • 7:20 a.m.: Modern Pentathlon, American Dennis Bowsher competes in the Men’s Swimming event
  • 7:27 a.m.: Wrestling vs. KOR South Korea, Round of 16 – American Coleman Scott wrestles in the Men’s Freestyle 60kg/132 lbs
  • 8:03 a.m.: Wrestling vs. CUB Cuba, Round of 16 – American Jake Herbert wrestles in the Men’s Freestyle 84kg/185 lbs
  • 8:30 a.m. Wrestling, American  Tervel Dlagnev may wrestle in the Men’s Freestyle 120kg/264.5 lbs Quarterfinals (pending earlier results)
  • 8:39 a.m.: Wrestling, American Coleman Scott may wrestle in the Men’s Freestyle 60kg/132 lbs Quarterfinals (pending earlier results)
  • 8:03 a.m.: Wrestling, American Jake Herbert may wrestle in the Men’s Freestyle 84kg/185 lbs Quarterfinals (pending earlier results)
  • 9:06 a.m. Wrestling, American  Tervel Dlagnev may wrestle in the Men’s Freestyle 120kg/264.5 lbs Semifinals (pending earlier results)
  • 9:15 a.m.: Wrestling, American Coleman Scott may wrestle in the Men’s Freestyle 60kg/132 lbs Semifinals (pending earlier results)
  • 9:15 a.m.: Wrestling, American Jake Herbert may wrestle in the Men’s Freestyle 84kg/185 lbs Semifinals (pending earlier results)
  • 9:20 a.m.: Modern Pentathlon, American Dennis Bowsher competes in the Men’s Riding event
  • *11:00 a.m.: Track and Field, American Maria Michta “races” for gold in the Women’s 20km Walk
  • *11:45 a.m. Wrestling, American  Tervel Dlagnev may wrestle in the Men’s Freestyle 120kg/264.5 lbs Bronze Medal Match (pending earlier results)
  • *11:45 a.m.: Wrestling, American Jake Herbert may wrestle in the Men’s Freestyle 84kg/185 lbs Bronze Medal Finals (pending earlier results)
  • *11:45 a.m.: Wrestling, American Coleman Scott may wrestle in the Men’s Freestyle 60kg/132 lbs Bronze Medal Finals (pending earlier results)
  • *12:30 p.m.: Volleyball vs. Brazil Brazil, Team USA looks to win its first-ever Olympic gold medal in the Women’s Gold Medal Match
  • *12:45 p.m.: Modern Pentathlon, American Dennis Bowsher competes in the Men’s Combined Run/Shoot event (final event)
  • *12:46 a.m.: Wrestling, American Coleman Scott may wrestle in the Men’s Freestyle 60kg/132 lbs Gold Medal Finals (pending earlier results)
  • *1:00 p.m.: Track and Field, Americans Chaunte Lowe and Brigetta Barrett leap for gold in the Women’s High Jump Final
  • *1:21 p.m.: Wrestling, American Jake Herbert may wrestle in the Men’s Freestyle 84kg/185 lbs Gold Medal Finals (pending earlier results)
  • *1:30 p.m.: Track and Field, Americans Bernard LagatLopez Lomong and Galen Rupp race for gold in the Men’s 5000m Final
  • *1:56 p.m. Wrestling, American  Tervel Dlagnev may wrestle in the Men’s Freestyle 120kg/264.5 lbs Gold Medal Match (pending earlier results)
  • *2:00 p.m.: Track and Field, American Alysia Johnson Montano runs for gold in the Women’s 800m Final
  • *2:25 p.m.: Track and Field, Team USA runs for gold in the Women’s 4 x 400m Relay Final
  • *2:30 p.m.: Diving, Americans Nick McCrory and David Boudia may dive in the Men’s 10m Platform Final (pending earlier results)
  • *3:00 p.m.: Women’s Basketball vs. France France, Team USA looks to continue its unchallenged dominance in Olympic play in the Women’s Gold Medal Game
  • *3:00 p.m.: Track and Field, Team USA runs for gold in the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final

 

World Notables

  • *5:30 a.m.: Volleyball, Japan Japan vs. South Korea South Korea, Women’s Bronze Medal Match
  • *9:00 a.m.: Soccer, Brazil Brazil vs. Mexico Mexico, Men’s Gold Medal Match
  • *9:30 a.m.: Field Hockey, Australia Australia vs. Great Britain Great Britain, Men’s Bronze Medal Match
  • *11:00 a.m.: Basketball, Australia Australia vs. Russia Russia, Women’s Bronze Medal Game
  • *11:00 a.m.: Handball, South Korea South Korea vs. Spain Spain, Women’s Bronze Medal Match
  • *2:00 p.m.: Field Hockey, Germany Germany vs. Netherlands Netherlands, Men’s Gold Medal Match
  • *2:30 p.m.: Boxing, THA Thailand’s Kaeo Pongprayoon boxes CHN China in an attempt for his country’s first gold medal in London in the Men’s Light Flyweight Gold Medal Final
  • *2:30 p.m.: Handball, Norway Norway vs. Montenegro Montenegro, Women’s Gold Medal Match

 

Medal Events

* – Team USA participation pending

  • 3:00 a.m.: Track and Field, Men’s 50km Walk
  • 3:30 a.m.: Canoe/Kayak, Men’s Flatwater K-1 200m Sprint Finals
  • 3:47 a.m.: Canoe/Kayak, Men’s Flatwater C-1 200m Sprint Finals
  • 4:14 a.m.: Canoe/Kayak, Women’s Flatwater K-1 200m Sprint Finals
  • 4:41 a.m.: Canoe/Kayak, Men’s Flatwater K-2 200m Sprint Finals
  • 5:30 a.m.: Volleyball, Women’s Bronze Medal Match
  • 6:00 a.m.: Sailing, Women’s Elliott 6m Bronze Medal Match
  • 6:30 a.m.: Cycling, Women’s Mountain Bike Final
  • 7:05 a.m.: Sailing, Women’s Elliott 6m Gold Medal Match
  • 7:30 a.m.: Rhythmic Gymnastics, Final (rotations begin at 7:30 a.m., 8:03 a.m., 8:37 a.m., and 9:10 a.m.)
  • 9:30 a.m.: Field Hockey, Men’s Bronze Medal Match
  • 9:00 a.m.: Soccer, Men’s Gold Medal Match
  • 11:00 a.m.: Handball, Women’s Bronze Medal Match
  • 11:00 a.m.: Basketball, Women’s Bronze Medal Match
  • 11:00 a.m.: Track and Field, Women’s 20km Walk
  • *11:45 a.m. Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 120kg/264.5 lbs Bronze Medal Match
  • *11:45 a.m.: Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 60kg/132 lbs Bronze Medal Finals
  • *11:45 a.m.: Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 84kg/185 lbs Bronze Medal Finals
  • 12:30 p.m.: Volleyball, Women’s Gold Medal Match
  • 12:45 p.m.: Modern Penthathlon, Men’s Final Event (Combined Run/Shoot)
  • *12:46 p.m.: Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 60kg/132 lbs Gold Medal Finals
  • 1:00 p.m.: Track and Field, Women’s High Jump Final
  • 1:20 p.m.: Track and Field, Men’s Javelin Throw Final
  • *1:21 p.m.: Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 84kg/185 lbs Bronze Medal Finals
  • 1:30 p.m.: Track and Field, Men’s 5000m Final
  • *1:56 a.m. Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 120kg/264.5 lbs Gold Medal Finals
  • 2:00 p.m.: Field Hockey, Men’s Gold Medal Match
  • 2:00 p.m.: Taekwondo, Women’s Heavyweight Bronze Medal Finals
  • 2:00 p.m.: Track and Field, Women’s 800m Final
  • 2:15 p.m.: Taekwondo, Men’s Heavyweight Bronze Medal Finals
  • 2:25 p.m.: Track and Field, Women’s 4 x 400m Relay Final
  • 2:30 p.m.: Handball, Women’s Gold Medal Match
  • 2:30 p.m.: Boxing, Men’s Light Flyweight Final
  • *2:30 p.m.: Diving, Men’s 10m Platform Final
  • 2:45 p.m.: Boxing, Men’s Bantamweight Final
  • 3:00 p.m.: Track and Field, Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final
  • 3:00 p.m.: Basketball, Women’s Gold Medal Game
  • 3:15 p.m.: Boxing, Men’s Light Welterweight Final
  • 3:45 p.m.: Boxing, Men’s Middleweight Final
  • 4:15 p.m.: Taekwondo, Women’s Heavyweight Gold Medal Final
  • 4:30 p.m.: Taekwondo, Men’s Heavyweight Gold Medal Final
  • 4:15 p.m.: Boxing, Men’s Heavyweight Final

2012 Summer Olympics – August 10 Schedule

The fun is winding down as we head into the last weekend of Olympics action. *tear*

Real tears by the way.

Team USA is comfortably in the lead for medals but still has a shot to break 100, and there’s plenty of action left in these Games for the Americans, and for the rest of the world. Here’s what’s on tap for today.

LeBron, Kobe, CP3 and Team USA Men’s Basketball take on Manu Ginobili and Argentina at 3 p.m. for a shot at the gold medal against either Russia or Spain, who also play today. In track and field, USA goes for gold in men’s pole vault, women’s 1500m and 5000m, the women’s 4 x 100m relay and the men’s 4 x 400m relay. We also have a shot to go for gold in BMX Cycling and Taekwondo events today if they qualify and will be competing for medals in sailing and the men’s open water swimming event. (YEP, SWIMMING IS STILL HERE!)

Team USA will also have qualifying events in diving, rhythmic gymnastics and canoe/kayak (flatwater), final matches in women’s field hockey and men’s water polo for bragging rights.

In world events, the men’s soccer bronze will be decided, as will medals in women’s field hockey. Semifinals in men’s boxing, water polo, volleyball and handball are all today (none featuring Team USA). Wrestling will also award men’s freestyle medals today.

 

(ALL TIMES CENTRAL)

Team USA 

* – Medal Event

  • 2:30 a.m.: Field Hockey, Team USA takes on Belgium Belgium for final bracket placement in the Women’s Field Hockey Tournament
  • 3:00 a.m.: Taekwondo, American Paige McPherson competes in the Women’s Welterweight Preliminary Round
  • 3:15 a.m.: Taekwondo, American Steven Lopez competes in the Men’s Welterweight Preliminary Round
  • 3:30 a.m.: Canoe/Kayak, Tim Hornsby competes in the Men’s Flatwater K-1 200m Sprint Qualifying Heats
  • 4:19 a.m.: Canoe/Kayak, Carrie Johnson competes in the Women’s Flatwater K-1 200m Sprint Qualifying Heats
  • 5:16 a.m.: Canoe/Kayak, Tim Hornsby may compete in the Men’s Flatwater K-1 200m Sprint Semifinals (Pending earlier results)
  • 5:51 a.m.: Canoe/Kayak, Carrie Johnson may compete in the Women’s Flatwater K-1 200m Sprint Semifinals (Pending earlier results)
  • *6:00 a.m.: Swimming, American Alex Meyer swims for gold in the Men’s Open Water
  • 6:00 a.m.: Rhythmic Gymnastics, American Julie Zetlin competes in the Individual All-Around Qualification
  • *7:00 a.m.: Sailing, Americans Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan race for gold in the Women’s 470 Medal Race
  • #8:00 a.m.: Sailing, Team USA’s match-up against Netherlands in Women’s Elliott Classification Racing was cancelled.
  • 8:20 a.m.: Water Polo vs. Spain Spain, Team USA plays its final men’s water polo match for classification
  • 9:00 a.m.: Cycling, Americans Brooke Crain and Alise Post ride in the Women’s BMX Semifinals
  • 9:00 a.m.: Taekwondo, American Paige McPherson may compete in the Women’s Welterweight Quarterfinals (Pending earlier results)
  • 9:08 a.m.: Cycling, Americans Connor Fields and David Herman ride in the Men’s BMX Semifinals
  • 9:15 a.m.: Taekwondo, American Steven Lopez may compete in the Men’s Welterweight Quarterfinals (Pending earlier results)
  • *10:30 a.m.: Cycling, Americans Brooke Crain and Alise Post may ride for gold in the Women’s BMX Finals (Pending earlier results)
  • *10:40 a.m.: Cycling, Americans Connor Fields and David Herman may ride for gold in the Men’s BMX Finals (Pending earlier results)
  • 11:00 a.m.: Taekwondo, American Paige McPherson may compete in the Women’s Welterweight Semifinals (Pending earlier results)
  • 11:15 a.m.: Taekwondo, American Steven Lopez may compete in the Men’s Welterweight Semifinals (Pending earlier results)
  • 1:00 p.m.: Diving, Americans Nick McCrory and David Boudia dive in the Men’s 10m Platform Prelims
  • *1:00 p.m.: Track and Field, American Brad Walker leaps for gold in the Men’s Pole Vault Final
  • 1:10 p.m.: Track and Field, Team USA runs in the Women’s 4 x 400m Relay Round 1
  • 1:45 p.m.: Track and Field, Team USA runs in the Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Round 1
  • *2:00 p.m.: Taekwondo, American Paige McPherson may compete in the Women’s Welterweight Bronze Medal Finals (Pending earlier results)
  • *2:05 p.m.: Track and Field, Americans Molly Huddle and Julie Culley run in the Women’s 5000m Final
  • *2:15 p.m.: Taekwondo, American Steven Lopez may compete in the Men’s Welterweight Bronze Medal Finals (Pending earlier results)
  • *2:40 p.m.: Track and Field, Team USA runs for gold in the Women’s 4 x 100m Relay Final
  • *2:55 p.m.: Track and Field, Americans Shannon Rowbury and Morgan Uceny run for gold in the Women’s 1500m Final
  • 3:00 p.m.: Basketball vs. Argentina Argentina, Men’s Semifinal
  • *3:20 p.m.: Track and Field, Team USA runs for gold in the Men’s 4 x 400m Relay Final
  • *4:15 p.m.: Taekwondo, American Paige McPherson may compete in the Women’s Welterweight Gold Medal Finals (Pending earlier results)
  • *4:30 p.m.: Taekwondo, American Steven Lopez may compete in the Men’s Welterweight Gold Medal Finals (Pending earlier results)

 

World Notables

  • Note:  Men’s Boxing Semifinals will commence in all weight classes beginning at 7:30 a.m. and continuing throughout the day, with the super heavyweight matches closing the day beginning at 4:30 p.m.
  • 9:00 a.m.: Volleyball, Bulgaria Bulgaria vs. Russia Russia, Men’s Semifinal
  • 9:30 a.m.: Field Hockey, New Zealand New Zealand vs. Great Britain Great Britain, Women’s Bronze Medal Match
  • 9:40 a.m.: Water Polo, Croatia Croatia vs. Montenegro Montenegro, Men’s Semifinal
  • 11:00 a.m.: Basketball, Spain Spain vs. Russia Russia, Men’s Semifinal
  • 11:00 a.m.: Handball, Hungary Hungary vs. Sweden Sweden, Men’s Semifinal
  • 1:30 p.m.: Volleyball, Brazil Brazil vs. Italy Italy, Men’s Semifinal
  • 1:45 p.m.: Soccer, South Korea Korea vs. Japan Japan, Men’s Bronze Medal Match
  • 1:50 p.m.: Water Polo, Italy Italy vs. Serbia Serbia, Men’s Semifinal
  • 2:00 p.m.: Field Hockey, Netherlands Netherlands vs. Argentina Argentina, Women’s Gold Medal Match
  • 2:30 p.m.: Handball, France France vs. Croatia Croatia, Men’s Semifinal

Medal Events

* – Team USA participation pending

  • 6:00 a.m.: Swimming, Men’s Open Water
  • 6:00 a.m.: Sailing, Men’s 470 Medal Race
  • 7:00 a.m.: Sailing, Women’s 470 Medal Race
  • 7:30 a.m.: Boxing, Men’s Light Flyweight Semifinal
  • 8:00 a.m.: Boxing, Men’s Bantamweight Semifinal
  • 8:30 a.m.: Boxing, Men’s Light Welterweight Semifinal
  • 9:00 a.m.: Boxing, Men’s Middleweight Semifinal
  • 9:00 a.m.: Synchronized Swimming, Team Free Routine Final
  • 9:30 a.m.: Boxing, Men’s Heavyweight Semifinal
  • 9:30 a.m.: Field Hockey, Women’s Bronze Medal Match
  • *10:30 a.m.: Cycling, Women’s BMX Finals
  • *10:40 a.m.: Cycling, Men’s BMX Finals
  • 11:45 a.m.: Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 55kg/121 lbs Bronze Medal Match
  • 11:54 a.m.: Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 74kg/163 lbs Bronze Medal Match
  • 1:00 p.m.: Track and Field, Men’s Pole Vault Final
  • 1:03 p.m.: Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 55kg/121 lbs Gold Medal Match
  • 1:35 p.m.: Track and Field, Women’s Hammer Throw Final
  • 1:45 p.m.: Soccer, Men’s Bronze Medal Match
  • 1:50 p.m.: Wrestling, Men’s Freestyle 74kg/163 lbs Gold Medal Match
  • 2:00 p.m.: Field Hockey, Women’s Gold Medal Match
  • *2:00 p.m.: Taekwondo, Women’s Welterweight Bronze Medal Finals
  • 2:05 p.m.: Track and Field, Women’s 5000m Final
  • *2:15 p.m.: Taekwondo, Men’s Welterweight Bronze Medal Finals
  • 2:30 p.m.: Boxing, Men’s Flyweight Semifinal
  • 2:40 p.m.: Track and Field, Women’s 4 x 100m Relay Final
  • 2:55 p.m.: Track and Field, Women’s 1500m Final
  • 3:00 p.m.: Boxing, Men’s Lightweight Semifinal
  • 3:20 p.m.: Track and Field, Men’s 4 x 400m Relay Final
  • 3:30 p.m.: Boxing, Men’s Welterweight Semifinal
  • 4:00 p.m.: Boxing, Men’s Light Heavyweight Semifinal
  • *4:15 p.m.: Taekwondo, Women’s Welterweight Gold Medal Finals
  • *4:30 p.m.: Taekwondo, Men’s Welterweight Gold Medal Finals
  • 4:30 p.m.: Boxing, Men’s Super Heavyweight Semifinal

2012 Summer Olympics – August 9 Schedule

Hey Y’all! Mornin’!

I’m on the road back to DC today so I’m unable to post a full schedule, but here’s what you need to know today.

Team USA women’s soccer goes for gold today against Japan at 1:45 pm CT – and retribution for the heartbreaking loss in last year’s World Cup Final in penalty kicks. Stream it live or watch on NBC Sports Network or NBC.

Also, Team USA is in the gold medal match in women’s water polo against Spain at 2 pm CT. The women’s basketball team plays for a shot at the gold medal in the semifinal at 11 am CT against Australia.

Women’s volleyball is also in the semis against South Korea at 9 am CT, and middleweight boxer Claressa Shields goes for gold at 11:15 am CT against Russia’s Nadezda Torlopova in the inaugural Olympics for women’s boxing.

We’ll be back later tonight with content, including a guest post on equestrian and recaps of women’s soccer and track and field. Stay tuned!