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Sport: Freestyle wrestling Weight class: 74 kg. Age: 23 Hometown: Sicklerville High school: Winslow Twp. College: Nebraska Olympic experience: None Career highlights: New Jersey state champion at 135 pounds in his senior year of high school. … Two-time NCAA champion. … Winner of Dan Hodge Trophy as the nation’s top college wrestler in 2011. … Won only gold medal for U.S. at 2011 World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. … Claimed gold at 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajera, Mexico. … Ofﬁcial web site is www.alliseeisgold.com. … Will tweet from London. Twitter handle is @ alliseeisgold.
Sport: Field hockey Positions: Defender, midﬁelder Age: 26 Hometown: Berlin High school: Eastern College: North Carolina Olympic experience: 2008 Career highlights: Key member of the 2008 U.S. Olympic team. … Has earned a team-leading 185 caps. … Member of the 2011 Pan American team, which upset world champion Argentina. … Earned her 150th cap at the 2011 Pan Am Games. … Player of the Tournament at the 2008 Olympic Qualiﬁer and nominee for Young Player of the World in 2006. … All-America at North Carolina, where she was a Honda Award Winner as the nation’s top ﬁeld hockey player and a 2008 ESPY nominee for Female College Athlete of the Year. … Academic All-America and the 2007 ACC ScholarAthlete of the Year. … ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 and 2007. … ACC Freshman of the Year in 2003. … Helped lead Eastern High School to four straight state titles. … Sisters, Natalie and Sarah, also played for the national team.
Sport: Shooting Events: Air Riﬂe, 3 Position Riﬂe Age: 31 Hometown: Browns Mills High school: Pemberton College: Alaska-Fairbanks Olympic experience: 2004, 2008 Career highlights: Won gold medal in the prone position at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. … Won silver medal in the prone position at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. … Twice, in Athens and Beijing, blew sizable leads in the three position on the last shot, costing him two gold medals. … Named the USA Shooting Male of the Year in 2007 after winning six World Cup medals and one World Cup Final medal. … Eight-time ﬁrst team All-America at Alaska-Fairbanks. … Only four-time NCAA individual national champion, winning the smallbore three times (2001-03) and the air riﬂe once (2001). … Led Alaska-Fairbanks to four straight national championships (1999-2003).… Academic All-America and the 2007 ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year. … ACC Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 and 2007. … ACC Freshman of the Year in 2003. … Helped lead Eastern High School to four straight state titles. … Sisters, Natalie and Sarah, also played for the national team.
Sport: Women’s soccer Position: Goalkeeper (alternate) Age: 27 Hometown: Vineland High school: Vineland College: Villanova Olympic experience: None Career highlights: Earned spot on the 2011 World Cup team as a third goalie. ... Did not play in the World Cup, but did play in a match against Canada in September. ... Got her ﬁrst career call-up to the U.S. team in January 2010 even though she never played on any of the USA’s youth national teams. ... Played in her ﬁrst international game, a 2-1 victory over China, in October 2010. Recorded 28 career shutouts at Vineland High School. .... Earned Courier-Post All-South Jersey honors in 2002. ... Selected to AP’s Pennsylvania all-state team at Villanova University... Three-time Big East Conference Goalkeeper of the Year.
Sport: Women’s soccer Position: Midﬁelder Age: 30 Hometown: Delran High school: Delran College: Rutgers Olympic experience: 2008 Career highlights: Known as one of the U.S. team’s best playmakers. ... Most memorable goal came when she scored the game-winner in a 1-0 win over Brazil in the 2008 Olympics gold medal game. After that performance, she was named the 2008 U.S. Soccer Athlete of the Year. ... Played all but 16 minutes at the 2011 World Cup in Germany and scored one goal with an assist. ... Has scored 26 international goals since 2008. ... Trained with the U.S. team during the 2004 Residency Training Camp, but did not play in 2004 Olympics. ... Played her ﬁrst game for the national team in July 2005. ... Scored her ﬁrst international goal in October 2006 against Chinese Taipei. ... First Rugers player to earn All-Big East honors four times. ... Finished her career as Rutgers’ all-time leader in points (107) and goals (50). ... Named Courier-Post Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year after senior season at Delran High School.
Sport: Rowing Events: Men’s Eight Age: 30 Hometown: Cinnaminson High school: Holy Cross College: Drexel Olympic experience: None Career highlights: Three-time national team member. . . . Captured gold medal in the men’s eight at the 2011 Pan American Games and ﬁnished ﬁfth in the four. ... Won the eight at the 2012 Final Qualiﬁcation Regatta. … Finished ﬁfth in the eight at the 2010 E.ON Hanse Canal Cup. ... Placed ninth in the eight at the 2009 World Rowing Championships. ... Claimed seventh in the eight at the 2009 Rowing World Cup stop in Lucerne, Switzerland. ... Finished seventh in the pair with coxswain at the 2007 World Rowing Championship. ... Won the pair at the 2011 USRowing Elite Nationals. ... Won the eight at the 2009 USRowing Elite Nationals. ... Won the pair with coxswain at the 2007 Senior National Team Trials.
Sport: Field hockey Position: Midﬁelder Age: 22 Hometown: Cherry Hill High school: Camden Catholic College: Virginia Olympic experience: None Career highlights: Key member of the 2011 Pan American team, which ﬁnished ﬁrst in Mexico. ... Recently named U.S. Player of the Year by USA Field Hockey. ... …Redshirted during the 2011 season at Virginia to play for the national team. … First-team All-America in 2010 and an All-ACC honoree at Virginia. … Started 54 of 62 games for the Cavaliers and amassed 51 points. ... Member of the Junior World Cup Team in 2009. … Star player at Camden Catholic High School. … Younger sisters, Carissa and Tara, are also standout players.
Summer Olympics 2012 Sports: Basketball, handball New or existing: New Capacity: 12,000 Cost: $53 million Duration of construction: 15 months Future use: none; temporary structure, though materials may be reused and recycled
Sports: Diving, swimming, synchronized swimming, modern pentathlon, water polo New or existing: New Capacity: 17,500 for diving and swimming; 5,000 for water polo Cost: $340 million Duration of construction: Three years Future use: Aquatic sports
Sports: Gymnastics, basketball New or existing: Existing Capacity: 20,000 Otherwise used for: Concerts; conferences; tennis; boxing; gymnastics; mixed martial arts; darts; ice hockey; basketball Did you know?: Better known as The O2, it was to be the site of 50 concerts by Michael Jackson until he died in 2009.
Sports: Athletics New or existing: New Capacity: 80,000 Cost: $600 million Duration of construction: Four years Future use: Athletics; 2017 World Athletics Championships; West Ham United soccer team has made several overtures for tenancy with no resolution to date
Sports: Tennis New or existing: Existing Capacity: 30,000 Otherwise used for: The Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament Did you know?: Wimbledon has hosted tennis events since 1877, and a retractable roof was installed over Centre Court in 2009.
Sports: Soccer New or existing: Existing Capacity: 90,000 Otherwise used for: Soccer, rugby, outdoor concerts Did you know?: Wembley Stadium is the second largest stadium in Europe (behind Camp Nou in Barcelona). Opened in 2007, it sits on the site of the first Wembley Stadium, built in 1923 and demolished in 2003.
Major Venues ...................................... 4 Cover Story ......................................... 5 Diving ................................................ 6 Synchronized Swimming....................... 6 Water Polo .......................................... 6 Swimming .......................................... 7 Canoe ................................................ 8 Rowing................................................ 8 Sailing................................................. 8 Word Search ....................................... 8 Fencing .............................................. 9 Football (Soccer) ................................. 9 Hockey................................................ 9 Handball ............................................. 9 Archery ............................................ 10 Cycling ............................................. 10 Shooting ........................................... 10
Sports Quiz ....................................... 10 Basketball ......................................... 11 Event Schedules.................................. 12 Boxing .............................................. 14 Taekwondo ........................................ 14 Judo.................................................. 14 Gymnastics ....................................... 15 Badminton ........................................ 16 Table Tennis ...................................... 16 Tennis ............................................... 16 Athletics ........................................... 17 Wrestling .......................................... 18 Weightlifting ..................................... 18 TV Listings ......................................... 20 Equestrian ......................................... 23 Modern Pentathlon ............................ 23 Triathlon ........................................... 23 Volleyball ......................................... 23
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BY GEORGE DICKIE
London puts on a jolly good show for the 2012 Summer Olympics The Opening Ceremonies of an Olympics is like meeting someone for the first time: It’s a city’s or country’s chance to make a first impression, one that it can’t get back or do over. For Bob Costas, the show in Beijing that kicked off the 2008 Summer Games was the be-all and end-all of Opening Ceremonies, exhibiting a power, beauty, and attention to
detail and precision that left him awestruck – and somewhat disturbed. “I think in Beijing they retired the trophy,” says Costas, a veteran of 10 Olympics dating back to the Seoul Summer Games in 1988. “You know, they had the resources to do it. You have a country that not only financed the Olympics and did so with an unlimited budget, but which is in a position to have tens of thousands of ‘volunteers’ volunteer to rehearse for six months. You just got circumstances in China that you wouldn’t find anywhere else.” “I think that the average person watching at home had a combination of appreciation and awe for the beauty of it and the accomplishment of it. But also it was a little unsettling to them, because you said, ‘My God, if they can marshal their forces with this much precision for this ...’ – well you fill in the blank.” This time around, London is on display as the 2012 Summer Olympics gets underway with the Opening Ceremonies Friday, July 27, on NBC, kicking off more than 5,500 hours of coverage across NBC and its properties Bravo, CNBC,
MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, Telemundo, NBCOlympics.com and two specialty channels, that runs through the Closing Ceremonies on Aug. 12. Costas will serve as prime-time host of the telecasts, heading a broadcast talent pool that includes Al Michaels, Dan Patrick, Ryan Seacrest, John McEnroe and Mary Carillo. Probably the biggest story of this Olympics for Costas is American swimmer Michael Phelps’ pursuit of the all-time record of 18 medals by a single athlete, held by Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina. Given Phelps’ dominance at the 2008 Games, (eight gold medals in eight events), Costas has little doubt that record will fall. “These are not all gold medals in Latynina’s case,” he says, “and he can pick up a few bronzes and a silver and pass her. And that’s likely to happen even if he doesn’t win all the races he’s entered in. So it’s very, very likely that he gets that. Knowing him, he won’t be satisfied with that. He’ll want the medal haul to be gold.” Another athlete to watch for Costas is Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, who is the world record holder and reigning gold medalist in the 100m and 200m events and – with his teammates – the 4x100m relay. Bolt comes into these Games as the overwhelming favorite in those events, though Costas isn’t quite ready to bet the house.
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BY GEORGE DICKIE
Can anyone beat the Chinese? Diving competitions are held at two heights, a 3-meter springboard and a 10-meter platform, with athletes competing individually and in pairs (aka synchronized). Styles of diving include front, back, inward, twist, reverse and arm stand, with points awarded for technique and grace. A total of eight gold medals are awarded to male and female divers. When it comes to the Olympics, diving to the Chinese is like basketball is to the United States – they’re incredibly dominant. Over the past five games dating back to 1992, China has won 24 of 32 possible gold medals – a 75-percent win rate – and they’ve medaled in all but one event (the men’s synchro springboard in 2004, when they took last). In fact, you’d have
to go all the way back to the days of the 19522008 gold medal from a field that 1980 Chinese boycott of the games to find a includes countryman Qin, ’08 time when China didn’t at least medal in silver medalist Alexandre Despatie diving. They’re that good. of Canada and American Troy Dumais, a silver medalist at the 2009 Worlds. And that was reflected in the In the platform events, Matthew Mitcham medal haul at the of Australia will defend his ’08 gold in the 2008 Olympics individual from China’s 2011 World in Beijing, when Champion Qiu Bo and England’s poster the home team boy Tom Daley, while the synchro bagged seven of should see the Chinese tandem of Bo eight golds and a silver and Huo Liang on the podium. in the event they didn’t Continuing the Chinese theme in win. And coming into London, the women’s springboard, look for 2011 Qin Kai and it’s not unreasonable to think they could World Champion Wu Minxia Wang Feng be just as dominant. to emerge with hardware in Probably the most prohibitive of the the individual, while the ’11 Chinese favorites is the duo of Wang Feng title-winning tandem of Wu and Qin Kai in the men’s synchro and He Zi should do the same in the springboard. They won the gold synchro. medal in 2008 as Platform should be a little more interesting, well as the World with 2008 gold medalist Chen Ruolin of Championship China expected to see strong competition from in ‘09, while Qin Mexico’s 2011 World Champion Paola partnered with Espinosa in the individual, while the Luo Yutong to hometown Brits, with Monique win the world title in Gladding and Megan Sylvester, ’11. The only question should grab some podium space in this competition will be alongside some combination of which countries join them on the Chen and Wang Xin and in the podium. synchro. In the men’s individual springboard, He Chong of China is the favorite in defending his
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Anastasia Davydova and Anastasia Ermakova (from left)
Female swimmers perform routines to music in duets or teams of eight and are judged on technical or artistic merit. Four gold medals are awarded in duet and teams technical and freestyle. Two-time defending gold medalists Anastasia Ermakova and Anastasia Davydova of Russia are a big-time threat to repeat in the duet, while tandems from the United States, Japan and Spain should vie for podium space. In the team events, Russia will try to defend its 2008 gold medal from strong bids by Spain, Canada and China.
Brian Alexander of the U.S.
Like handball, water polo is played by two teams of seven – six outfield players and a goalkeeper – with the object being to put the ball in the opponents’ goal. Twelve countries compete in the men’s tournament and eight in the women’s in a round-robin format, followed by semifinals and finals. Three-time defending gold medalists Hungary are favored to repeat on the men’s side, with 2008 silver and bronze medalists the United States and Serbia vying with Montenegro for remaining podium space. In the ladies’ tournament, defending silver and bronze medalists the United States and Australia head a wide-open field.
Summer Olympics 2012
BY GEORGE DICKIE
Watch out for falling records Swimming is divided into four strokes – freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly, plus medley (a combination of the four) – in distances ranging from 50 meters to 10 kilometers, and there are individual and relay events. Thirty-four gold medals are awarded to men’s and women’s swimmers. Unless you’ve been living on
Page 7 Jupiter, you know the big story of these games is American Michael Phelps and his pursuit of the all-time record for total medals won by an Olympic athlete of 18, held by 1950s-60s Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina. Currently, he’s at 16, so the idea that the owner of 14 gold medals, including a single-games record eight in Beijing, can’t manage at least three bronzes in about a half-dozen events is patently absurd. Of course, the 27-yearold Baltimore native has indicated this will be his last Olympics, so if he‘s going to do it, now is the time. At this writing, it was not known in which events he would participate, although he has indicated the 400m individual medley would not be among them, due to its grueling nature. One of Phelps’ chief challengers would be his USA teammate Ryan Lochte. The 27-year-old
Floridian has three gold medals to his name, plus world records in the 200and 400-meter individual relays and the 2x400-meter freestyle relay. He figures to be a threat once again in these events, plus the 200m individual medley and the 200m backstroke, in which he won gold in Beijing. Other men’s swimmers to watch for in London include China’s Sun Yang, who will look to break his world-record time in the 1,500m freestyle; Serbia’s Milorad Cavic, who gave Phelps a run for his money in the 100m butterfly in Beijing and at the 2009 World Championships; China’s Wu Peng, a rising star in the 200m butterfly; and Germany’s Thomas Lurz, who figures to garner hardware in the 10K open water event. On the women’s side, a number of world record holders from the 2008 Olympics will return to defend their gold medals, including Federica Pellegrini
of Italy in the 200m freestyle, Great Britain’s Rebecca Adlington in the 800m freestyle, Liu Zige of China in the 200m butterfly, Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe in the 200m backstroke, American Rebecca Soni in the 200m breaststroke, and Australia’s Stephanie Rice in the 200m and 400m individual medleys. Also, Soni should also put on a show in her rematch against Aussie defending gold medalist Leisel Jones in the 100m breaststroke. One record that won’t fall in London will be one that was thought to be destined for American Natalie Coughlin. She failed to qualify for two events – the 100m butterfly and 100m backstroke – that, had she medaled, would have made her the most decorated female American swimmer in Olympic history. Currently, that distinction belongs to retired teammate Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres, who have 12 to Coughlin’s 11. Coughlin has qualified for the 4x100m freestyle relay.
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Tennis Triathlon Water (Polo) Weightlifting Wrestling
Fencing Gymnastics Rowing Soccer (football) Swimming
Archery Badminton Boxing Cycling Diving
Pavol (left) and Peter Hochschorner
Fourteen gold medals are awarded to men and women in eight disciplines: pairs, fours, lightweight fours and eights, and single, double, lightweight double and quadruple sculls. Great Britain hopes to use the home course to its advantage in the men’s lightweight double scull, in which the tandem of Mark Hunter and Zac Purchase is a threat, and the women’s double scull, with Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins. Olaf Tufte of Norway and Ekaterina KarstenKhodotovitch of Belarus should get podium space in the men’s and women’s single sculls.
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Paul Goodison of Great Britain
Ten gold medals are awarded among various categories in three size classes (one-, two- and three-person crews), with six for men and four for women. On the men’s side, Great Britain is the favorite in the Star (two person), having topped the medal count at each of the last three Olympics. The Australians, who have World Cups and world championships on their resume, have the look of winners in the 470 (two person) and Laser (one person). In the women’s competitions, look for Spain to vie for gold in the RS:X (one person), while the Netherlands should bag hardware in the 470.
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Canoeing is divided into two disciplines – slalom and sprint – with the former taking place on a whitewater obstacle course negotiated by single competitors or teams of two, and the latter being contested on a flat-water course in distances of 200, 500 or 1,000 meters in teams of one, two or four. The competition is divided into two classes: canoe, in which competitors kneel and use a single-bladed paddle to move themselves along; and kayak, where competitors are seated in the boat and can use both ends of a paddle. Sixteen gold medals are awarded in the two classes. In slalom, look for the Slovak tandem of Pavol and Peter Hochschorner, three-time Olympic gold medalists, to dominate the two-person canoe event. In the canoe single, Beijing silver medalist David Florence of England has a reasonable shot at moving up to gold, while single kayakers Alexander Grimm (gold medal in 2008) of Germany and the U.K.’s Campbell Walsh (silver in ‘04) figure to once again collect hardware. In sprint, 2010 World Champion Ed McKeever of the U.K. should get podium space in the 200m kayak, while the 1,000m kayak figures to come down to 2008 gold medalist Tim Brabants of England and 2011 World Champion Adam Van Koeverden of Canada. In the two-person 200m kayak, the world champion French duo of Arnaud Hybois and Sebastien Jouve figure to see a challenge from runners-up Liam Heath and Jon Schofield of the U.K. Speaking of England, Rachel Cawthorn figures to be a factor in both the 200m and 500m women’s kayak single events.
Summer Olympics 2012
BY GEORGE DICKIE
The most unpredictable sport Soccer, or “football,” as it’s called in the host country – and in every other country outside of the States, for that matter – is played on an outdoor field, with 11 players on each team trying to put the ball in the opposition’s net, and the side with the most goals after 90 minutes wins. Two gold medals are awarded in men’s and women’s soccer. Perhaps more so than with any other sport at these games, unpredictably is the order of the day – for a number of reasons. One is cultural. In countries
Page 9 such as Brazil and Spain, a gold medal in soccer is a matter of national pride. But in England, with its myriad professional leagues, the Olympic game does not have the same prestige. Also, some professional leagues discourage its players from Olympic play fearing fatigue or injury, so a given country may not be fielding its best team. And then there are leagues that don’t take a midwinter break, so those players may be arriving fatigued. And then of course, there are the European
Championships, which finished four weeks before the Olympics. Those players might not be at their best, either. As for teams to watch, recent history suggests two-time defending goldmedalists Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Italy and Nigeria have the best chance to make the medal matches on the men’s side, along with the hometown Brits. On the women’s side, the Americans are the twotime defending Olympic champs, and they’ll likely see challenges from Brazil, Germany, Sweden, Norway and, yes, the Brits. Look for players such as England’s Daniel Sturridge, Spain’s Bojan Krkic, Brazil’s Alexandre Pato and Anita Asante of the U.K. to be factors for their respective teams.
Hope Solo of the U.S.
Maximilian Muller of Germany
Field hockey is played on a 91.4-by-55 meter field by two teams of 11 players. The 12 teams in each gender are divided into two pools of six, with the top team in each pool meeting for the gold medal. On the men’s side, look for 2008 gold medalists Germany to vie for the top spot once again with ’08 bronze winner Australia and the Netherlands. The Dutch should also be in contention for gold in the women’s tournament, along with ’08 bronze medalists Argentina and China.
Nikola Karabatic of France
Two fencers in protective gear do combat in view of a referee, who measures scoring with an electronic assist. There are 10 events (three individual and two team in men’s and women’s) and three weapons – epee, foil and sabre. In the men’s competition, China’s Sheng Lei is the favorite in the epee, while Germans Joerg Fiedler and Nicolas Limbach will vie for gold in the foil and sabre, respectively. On the women’s side, five-time gold medalist Valentina Vezzali of Italy will look to close out her career with a sixth in foil.
In handball, teams of seven (six outfielders and a goaltender) move the ball by hand among teammates on a 40-by-20 meter indoor court, with the object of tossing it into the opposition’s goal. It is not unusual to see 50 goals in a regulation 60-minute game. In the men’s tournament, expect to see current world and Olympic champions France on the podium, vying for gold with a field of contenders that includes Germany, Denmark and Russia. On the women’s side, look for Beijing champions Norway, traditional power Russia, France and Romania to vie for hardware.
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Questions: 1) Which two venues were constructed for the Olympics, then converted to stadiums for major league baseball? 2) Adolf Hitler reportedly snubbed U.S. sprinter Jesse Owens – a story later refuted – at this German venue in 1936. Name it. 3) Rock group KISS recently sold out in 20 minutes this venue that housed the 1912 Summer Games. What is it? 4) This stadium was to host the 1940 Summer Games before World War II caused them to be canceled. Can you name it? 5) U.S. sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave black-power salutes at what venue in 1968?
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The British are coming! Medals are awarded in men’s and women’s individual and team competitions. Expect Korea (North and South) to dominate here as they won five medals in four events in 2008. World No. 1 Im Dong-Hyun of South Korea, who is legally blind but wears no corrective eyewear, is a favorite for hardware in the men’s individual competition, while that country’s Yun OkHee should bag gold on the women’s side. In fact, South Korean women have won individual and team gold medals in every Olympics in which they’ve competed since 1984.
6) What Beijing Olympic facility is known as the “Bird’s Nest”? 7) This 2,000-year-old stadium hosted the 1896 Summer Games and is constructed entirely of white marble. Name it. 8) What site of the 2000 Summer Games was originally built to hold a record 110,000 fans? 9) What venue hosted numerous FA Cup finals, the 1985 Live Aid concert and the 1948 Summer Games? 1) Montreal’s Olympic Stadium and Atlanta’s Turner Field 2) Berlin’s Reichssportfeld, later renamed Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) 3) Stockholm’s Olympiastadion 4) Helsinki’s Olympiastadion 5) Estadio Olimpico Universitario in Mexico City 6) Beijing National Stadium 7) Panathinaiko Stadium in Athens 8) Stadium Australia in Sydney 9) London’s Wembley Stadium
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Medals are awarded in each of the three disciplines (rifle, pistol and shotgun) with three events for men and two for women. Italy’s Niccolo Campriani, the reigning world champion, is considered a heavy favorite in the men’s 10m air rifle, 2010 world champ Peter Sidi of Hungary should get prime podium space in the 3X40m rifle, and Englishmen Steve Scott and Stevan Walton have medal capability in the double trap pairs event.
Cycling is divided into four disciplines each in men’s and women’s: track, road, BMX and mountain bike. There are 10 events in track (individual and team sprints, team pursuit, keiren and omnium), four in road (road race and time trial), and two apiece in BMX and mountain. Eighteen gold medals are awarded in the various events. Much is expected of the British on their home turf. In track, look for fourtime gold medalist Chris Hoy to vie for his fifth in the individual sprint, while Englishwoman Victoria Pendleton will certainly be a contender for her second gold in the women’s event. Hoy will also be a threat to medal in the keiren, as should the U.K.’s Lizzie Armitstead in the women’s omnium. Favorites in the men’s team pursuit include the Australian tandem of Cameron Meyer and Jack Bobridge, and the French duo of Gregory Bauge and Kevin Sireau. In road racing, watch out for 2008 gold medalist Nicole Cooke, ’08 silver medalist Emma Pooley and Armitstead – all from the U.K. – as well as five-time world champion Marianne Vos of the Netherlands. On the men’s side, England’s Mark Cavendish, USA’s Tyler Farrar, Fabian Cancellara of Switzerland, and German Tony Martin figure to vie for podium space. In BMX, Maris Strombergs of Latvia – a two-time world champion – is favored to take gold in the men’s event, while American Alise Post will vie for the top spot with Great Britain’s Shanaze Reade. In mountain, Nino Schurter of Switzerland will compete for hardware on the men’s side with Frenchman Julien Absalon. In the women’s event, Sabine Spitz of Germany will defend her 2008 gold medal from a field of contenders headed by Austria’s Anita Molcik and Romana Labounkova of the Czech Republic.
Summer Olympics 2012
BY GEORGE DICKIE
In Olympic basketball, the games are similar to the NBA’s, except games are divided into four 10-minute quarters instead of 12. The tournament follows the established format of 12 teams divided into two pools of six, with each team playing every other team in its group, and the top four squads from both groups qualifying for the quarterfinals. Gold medals are awarded in men’s and women’s basketball. In the men’s game, it’s all about the United States. As in years past, the American squad brings everything: scoring (Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Kevin
Page 11 Durant, Carmelo Anthony), rebounding (Tyson Chandler, Chris Bosh, Anthony Davis, Blake Griffin), playmaking ability (Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams), defensive presence (Chandler, James, Paul, Bryant) and highlight-film potential (Blake Griffin, Dwyane Wade). And they’ll have a legendary coach, Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, blending all the parts into what they hope is a seamless package. In fact, ever since Olympic basketball allowed professionals to compete beginning with the 1992 Dream Team, the Americans have dominated the Games, winning gold in four of five Olympics – the lone exception being the 2004 bronze flameout in Athens. Teams vying for podium space alongside the Americans include Spain (with NBA players Pau Gasol, Juan Carlos Navarro and Rudy Hernandez), Brazil (Leandro Barbosa, Nene, Anderson Varejao), Argentina (Manu Ginobili, Carlos Delfino, Luis Scola) and China (Yi Jianlian). Lithuania, Serbia and France also are expected to be competitive. At the 2008 Games in Beijing, Team USA defeated Spain in the gold-medal game, 118-107.
If there’s been a team more dominant at the Olympics than the USA men’s basketball squad, it’s been their female counterparts. Since 1984, the American women have been out of the gold only once, in 1992, when they took the bronze behind the Unified Team and China. Like the men, the USA women’s team is a heavy favorite and loaded with WNBA All-Star-caliber talent, including Tamika Catchings, Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi, Swin Cash, Tina Charles and Candace Parker, and they’ll be coached by Geno Auriemma, a Hall of Famer who has won seven national titles with the University of Connecticut. As for other teams expected to be in the running for hardware, look for Australia (with three-time WNBA Lauren Jackson and All-Star Liz Cambage), Russia (featuring six-time WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon), Belarus and Spain to be competitive.
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Gold medals are awarded in 10 weight classes (light flyweight to super heavyweight) in men’s boxing and three (flyweight, lightweight, middleweight) in women’s for a total of 13. Male bouts take place over three three-minute rounds, while women’s fights are contested over four two-minute rounds. London marks the debut of women’s boxing at an Olympic games. On the men’s side, look for 2008 Beijing gold medalist Zou Shiming of China to dominate the light flyweight class, though Ireland’s Paddy Barnes could wind up on the podium. Flyweight is wide open, with names such as 2011 World Champion Misha Aloyan of Russia, Andrew Selby of Wales and India’s Suranjoy Singh as possible medalists. Bantamweight is similarly up for grabs, with 2011 World Champion Lazaro Alvarez of
Cuba and Great Britain’s Luke Campbell heading the field. Vasyl Lomachenko, who won gold as a featherweight in Beijing, moves up in class to be the favorite among lightweights, while bronze medalists Roniel Iglesias of Cuba, England’s Tom Stalker and France’s Alexis Vastine have medal expectations in light welterweight. Welterweights Taras Shelestyuk of Ukraine and Kazakhstan’s Serik Sapiyev should bag hardware, as should middleweights Evhen Khytrov (2011 world champion) of the Ukraine and Ryota Murata (silver at the ’11 Worlds) of Japan. Cuba’s Julio Cesar la Cruz, a 2011 world champion, tops an otherwise wide open light heavyweight field. Beijing silver medalist Clemente Russo of Italy is the favorite in heavyweight, and Great Britain’s Anthony Joshua will try to unseat defending gold medalist Roberto Cammarelle of Italy at super heavyweight. On the women’s side, five-time World Champion Mary Kom of India is the favorite at flyweight, though Nicola Adams of the U.K. will have plenty of hometown support. Lightweight should be particularly entertaining, especially if Ireland’s dominant Katie Taylor and USA’s Queen Underwood meet in the gold-medal match. Canada’s three-time World Champion Mary Spencer is a threat for gold at middleweight.
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Fourteen medals are awarded to men and women in seven weight classes. Japan should be in line for a few pieces of hardware with Beijing bronze medal half-lightweight Misato Nakamura, 2010 and ’11 world champion lightweights Kaori Matsumoto and Aiko Sato, and 2010 world championship bronze-medal heavyweight Megumi Tachimoto leading the charge for the women’s team. China also should grab podium space in the last category with Beijing gold medalist Tong Wen, fresh off a doping suspension, and Qin Qian.
Eight medals are handed out in four weight classes in each gender. The pressure is on South Korea, which is expected to dominate its national sport. It had better since the media in that country has said anything less would be tantamount to treason. Hwang Kyung-Seo and Cha Dong-Min, gold medalists in 2008, should be in the mix again. So should Wu Jingyu (’08 gold medal) and Hou Yuzhuo (2009 world champion) of China, Steven Lopez (gold medals in 2000 and 2004) of the United States, and Yousef Karami (2004 bronze medal) of Iran.
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Page 15 Gymnastics is divided into three disciplines: artistic, rhythmic and trampoline. Within artistic, there are 10 events: individual, team, floor exercise, pommel horse, rings, vault; horizontal, uneven and parallel bars, and balance beam. A total of 14 gold medals are awarded to men’s and women’s gymnasts. In rhythmic, there are women’s individual and group disciplines with two golds awarded. And in the trampoline, there are the men’s and women’s events with a gold medal awarded in each gender. In the men’s team event, look for China, Japan and the United States to vie for podium space, while in the individual all-around, 2008 silver medalist Kohei Uchimura of Japan is the heavy favorite ahead of Great Britain’s Daniel Keatings. In the vault, all eyes will be on South Korea’s Yang Hak-seon to see if he can repeat his gold medalwinning performance from the 2011 World Championships, while Beijing gold medal winner Zou Kai of China should vie for prime podium space with Israel’s Alex Shatilov and England’s Daniel Purvis in the floor exercise. The parallel bars should come down to China’s Zhang Chenglong and an American Danell Leyva, and in the high bars, China has a heavy favorite in 2008 gold medalist and 2011 World Champion Kai. China should also collect
hardware in the rings with Beijing gold medalist uneven bars, with podium possibilities Chen Yibing, while athletes from Hungary including Tweddle and Komova. In the (2011 World Champion Krisztian Berki) and balance beam, look for 2011 World the U.K. (Louis Smith, Keatings) look to medal Champion Sui Lu of China to vie for in the pommel horse. hardware with teammate Yao Jinnan. On the women’s side, the U.S. has a talented Rhythmic gymnastics could see a squad for the team event and they are the Russian sweep, with the three-time favorites to win gold. The Americans are also defending gold medalists coming in as favored in the individual all-around, where heavy favorites over Italy and Belarus in 2011 World Champion Jordyn Wieber the team event, and Yevgenia Kanayeva is expected to bag prime hardware (2008 gold, 2011 world champion) and ahead of Russians Aliya Mustafina and Daria Kondakova (2009-11 world champion) Viktoria Komova. The vault should expected to make the podium in the individual. come down to a battle between 2011 In trampoline, look for Chinese Lu Chunlong World Champion McKayla Maroney (2008 gold; 2010 world champion) and Dong of the USA, 2008 gold medalist Hong Dong (2008 bronze, 2011 world champion) Un-Jong of North Korea, and perhaps to dominate the men’s competition, while 37-year-old German the women’s should Oksana Chusovitina, see Beijing gold the 2008 silver medalist He Wenna medalist. Beth of China vying for Tweddle of the U.K. prime hardware with will get hometown Canadians Karen support in the floor Cockburn (’08 silver) and exercise, but she’ll see Rosie MacLennan (’07 world challenges from 2010 World champion). Champion Lauren Mitchell of Australia and American Aly Raisman. He Kexin McKayla Maroney of China is the favorite to repeat her gold in the
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Return to Wimbledon To get an idea of the tennis players at the Olympics, one need only look at the ATP and WTA rankings. In singles, the world’s top 56 players as of June 2012 gain automatic berths, along with eight wildcard picks, and each country is allowed four entrants. In doubles, the top 24 pairs qualify plus eight wildcards. The format is knockout, with the winners of the semifinals facing each other at – where else? – Centre Court of the All England Club at Wimbledon. Five gold medals are awarded in men’s and women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles.
In men’s singles, Spain’s Rafael Nadal is the defending Olympic champion, a title he won on the hard courts in Beijing. He’s comfortable on the grass of Wimbledon, having won two titles there, but so is Serbia’s Novak Djokovic, the current London champ. Look for these two to vie for gold, along with Andy Murray, who could get a bump from the hometown English crowd. In women’s singles, American Serena Williams is a four-time Wimbledon champ, so she should be a heavy favorite here – except there is that puzzling first-round ouster at the 2012 French Open. If she’s not in top form, look for gold medal bids to come from the Czech Republic’s Petra Kvitova – the reigning Wimbledon champ – Belarus’
Victoria Azarenka and Russia’s Maria Sharapova. In men’s doubles, Switzerland’s Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka are the gold medalists from Beijing, and they’ll face challenges from pairs from Spain, Serbia and France.
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Four medals are handed out in men’s and women’s singles and team. As it has since the sport’s debut in 1988, China will likely dominate the podium, counting five of six of the world’s top-ranked men’s players and four of six on the women’s side. Wang Hao and Zhang Jike will represent the men in both singles and doubles, while Li Xiaoxia and Ding Ning will do the same for the women. Competition could come from Germany, which took second to China in Beijing and at the 2011 World Championships, with Timo Boll and Dimitrij Ovtcharov particularly formidable for the men.
Like that other raquet-centric sport, tennis, badminton falls into three categories: men’s and women’s singles and doubles, and mixed doubles. Reigning Olympic champion Lin Dan of China and Malaysia’s Lee Chong Wei seemed a shoe-in for the men’s singles gold-medal match until Wei tore an ankle ligament. Now it’s Dan’s title to lose. Americans Tony Gunawan and Howard Bach could have a shot at hardware in men’s doubles, as should the (at this writing) unnamed tandem from Denmark, a traditional power. England could also wind up on the podium in mixed doubles with Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier.
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Usain bolts for history Athletics is divided into three disciplines: running, jumping and throwing. In running, there are men’s and women’s running and walking events ranging in distances from 100 meters to 50 kilometers. Included in those are hurdles, relay and steeplechase events, along with decathlon and heptathlon. Twenty-nine gold medals are awarded here. In jumping, there are long-, high- and triple-jump events, plus pole vault, heptathlon and decathlon. Eight gold medals are awarded to male and female athletes.
Page 17 And the throwing sports consist of men’s and women’s events in javelin, hammer, discus and shot put, plus decathlon and heptathlon. Eight golds are awarded here. Running gets the lion’s share of attention once again in London, where Jamaica’s Usain Bolt will try to break his own records in the 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay. In Beijing in 2008, he set world records in the 100m (9.69 seconds) and 200m (19.30 seconds), marks he would surpass a year later at the World Championships in Berlin (with, respectively, 9.58 and 19.19 second finishes). He also collaborated with his Jamaica teammates on the Olympic record in the 4x100 relay (37.10 seconds). He’ll have formidable competition in London in USA’s Tyson Gay, who won world championships in those events at the 2007 Worlds, and Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre, who won all three at the ’11 Worlds. On the women’s side, the 200m event sees 2008 silver medalist Allyson Felix of Team USA renewing her rivalry with Jamaican gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown, while the marathon brings world record holder and threetime New York Marathon champ Paula
Radcliffe of the U.K. back to the Olympics for a sixth time as she seeks her first gold. Stories to watch in the jumping sports include Panamanian long-jumper Irving Saladino, who hopes to return to the dominant form he displayed in his goldmedal performance in Beijing after being hampered by injuries in recent years; Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, owner of 28 world records and a two-time Olympic gold medalist; and the rivalry between the Cubans and the Eastern Europeans in the women’s triple jump. And in the throwing events, Norway’s Andreas Thorkildsen looks to equal Jan Zelezny’s Olympic record of three gold medals in the men’s javelin; Estonia’s Gerd Kanter will defend his 2008 gold medal in the discus from 2009 and 2011 World Champion Robert Harting of Germany; New Zealand’s Valerie Adams hopes for a repeat of her dominating Beijing performance in women’s shot put; and Aksana Miankova of Belarus will try to break her own Olympic record of 76.31m in the women’s hammer.
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All about position Wrestling is divided into two disciplines, freestyle and Greco-Roman, with both men and women competing in the former and only the men vying in the latter. Eighteen gold medals are awarded in seven weight classes in each discipline for the men, and four go to the women in freestyle. In the men’s freestyle, Henry Cejudo of the United States will defend his 2008 gold in the 121-pound class, while at 132 pounds, Russian Besik Kudukhov should vie for hardware with USA’s Franklin Gomez and Japan’s Kenichi Yumoto. At 145.5 pounds, look for Iran’s Mehdi Taghavi to dominate, while USA’s Jordan Burroughs seeks his first gold in the 163-pound division. The three heaviest classes are all wide
open, but Azerbaijan’s Sharif Sharifov, USA’s Jake Varner and Russia’s Bilyal Makhov should make the podium at 185, 211.5 and 264.5 pounds, respectively. In Greco-Roman, Azerbaijani Rovshan Bayramov – the 2011 world champion and ’08 Olympic silver medalist – is the clear-cut favorite in the 121-pound class, while at 132 pounds, Russian Islambek Albiev will see challenges to his 2008 gold medal from Kazakh Almat Kebispayev. Frenchman Steeve Guenot, the Beijing gold medalist, will try to fend off challenges from Justin Lester – if the American stays in the 145.5-pound class; if not, he’ll be his brother Christophe’s problem at 163 pounds. At 185 pounds, Turkey’s two-time world champion Nazmi Avluca is a lock, while the 211.5-pound class should come down to Sweden’s Jimmy Lidberg and Bulgaria’s Elis Guri. And the eyes of the world will be on the 264.5-pound division, where Turk Riza Kayaalp will try to prove his victory over Cuban legend Mijain Lopez at the 2011 Worlds was no fluke. In women’s freestyle, eight-time world champ Hitomi Obara-Sakamoto of Japan is the favorite in the 105.5-pound class, though Azerbaijani Mariya Stadnik and USA’s Clarissa Chun should vie for hardware. Japan has two heavy favorites in the 121- and 138-pound classes in Saori Yoshida and Kaori Icho, respectively. And in the 158.5-pound division, look for Bulgaria’s Stanka Zlateva, USA’s Ali Bernard and China’s Wang Jiao to vie for gold.
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This simple test of raw human strength has athletes performing two types of lift: the clean and jerk, and the snatch. In the clean and jerk, competitors must lift the barbell from the floor to the chest and then overhead. In the snatch, the barbell is raised from floor to above the head in one motion. Fifteen gold medals are awarded in eight weight classes for men and seven for women. On the men’s side, China will be the favorites for gold in the 123-, 137- and 152-pound divisions, though Vietnam’s Hoang Anh Tuan should be a factor at 123 pounds. In the 170-pound class, South Korea’s Sa Jae-Hyouk will defend his 2008 gold medal from challenges by several Chinese competitors, while the 187-pound division should come down to USA’s Kendrick Farris and China’s Lu Yong. The 207-pound competition is considered wide open, with 2008 gold medalist Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan and Russia’s Artem Ivanov, the ’08 silver medal winner, heading the field. Russian lifters should bag hardware in the 231-pound division, while Iranians Behdad Salimi (the world record holder in the snatch) and Sajjad Anoushiravani should dominate the 231-pound-plus class. For the women, China’s Chen Xiexia will defend her gold medal in the 106-pound division, while clean-andjerk record holder Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan is the favorite at 117 pounds. In the 128-pound class, China’s Li Xueying will try to assume the mantel of now-retired countrywoman Chen Yanqing, the ‘08 gold medalist, while the 139-pound division should come down to Russia’s Svetlana Tsarukaeva and Kazakhstan’s Maiya Maneza. Russia also figures heavily in the 152- and 165-pound classes, with Oxana Slivenko and Natalya Zabolotnaya, respectively, its chief hopefuls. And in the 165-poundplus division, look for China’s Zhou Lulu, the world record holder in total lift, to get prime podium space.
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FRIDAY, JULY 27
8:00 a.m. NBCSN Men’s Soccer: Teams TBA. Qualifying round. 7:30 p.m. WCAU Opening Ceremony. Parade of Nations; lighting of the Olympic Cauldron. (L) (CC)
2:36 a.m. WCAU Opening Ceremony. Parade of Nations; lighting of the Olympic Cauldron. (CC) 4:00 a.m. NBCSN Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Equestrian, Fencing, Shooting, Archery, Handball. (L) 5:00 a.m. WCAU Swimming, Cycling, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Basketball, Rowing. (L) (CC)
SATURDAY, JULY 28
7:00 a.m. BRAVO Tennis. Early rounds. (L) MSNBC Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Handball, Badminton, Table Tennis. Soccer: women’s qualifying. (L)
8:00 a.m. TELEMUNDO Ceremonia de Apertura y Rondas de Clasificación. (Grabado) 8:30 a.m. CNBC Boxing. Boxing: elimination bouts. (L) 9:00 a.m. WCAU Swimming, Cycling, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Basketball, Rowing. (L) (CC) NBCSN Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Equestrian, Fencing, Shooting, Archery, Handball. (L) 8:00 p.m. WCAU Swimming, Gymnastics, Beach Volleyball. Swimming; gymnastics: men’s; beach volleyball: USA vs. Team TBA. (L) (CC) 12:00 a.m. TELEMUNDO Natación, Gimnasia Masculina. (Grabado) 12:30 a.m. WCAU Weightlifting, Table Tennis. Weightlifting: women’s final; table tennis. (L) (CC) 1:30 a.m. WCAU Swimming, Gymnastics, Beach Volleyball. Swimming; gymnastics: men’s; beach volleyball: USA vs. Team TBA. (CC) 4:00 a.m. NBCSN Basketball, Field Hockey, Beach Volleyball, Handball, Equestrian, Shooting, Archery. Basketball, men’s: USA vs. France, Spain vs. China; field hockey; beach volleyball. (L)
SUNDAY, JULY 29
7:00 a.m. WCAU Gymnastics, Swimming, Cycling, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Water Polo, Rowing. (L) (CC) BRAVO Tennis. Tennis: early rounds. (L) MSNBC Soccer, Weightlifting, Table Tennis, Badminton. Soccer, men’s; weightlifting: finals; table tennis: qualifying; badminton: qualifying. (L) TELEMUNDO Fútbol Masculino, Natación, Baloncesto Masculino, Boxeo, Voleibol de playa, voleibol masculino, Tenis. (En Vivo) 8:30 a.m. CNBC Boxing. Boxing: elimination bouts. (L) 9:00 a.m. NBCSN Basketball, Field Hockey, Beach Volleyball, Handball, Equestrian, Shooting, Archery. Basketball, men’s: USA vs. France, Spain vs. China; field hockey; beach volleyball. (L) 7:00 p.m. WCAU Gymnastics, Swimming, Diving. Gymnastics; swimming; diving: women’s springboard synchronized final. (L) (CC) 12:00 a.m. TELEMUNDO Gimnasia Femenina, Natación. (Grabado) 12:35 a.m. WCAU Canoeing. Canoeing: whitewater qualifying. (L) (CC) 1:35 a.m. WCAU Gymnastics, Swimming, Diving. Gymnastics; swimming; diving: women’s springboard synchronized final. (CC) 4:00 a.m. NBCSN Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Equestrian, Boxing, Shooting. (L)
MONDAY, JULY 30
7:00 a.m. BRAVO Tennis. Tennis: early rounds. (L) 9:00 a.m. MSNBC Basketball, Water Polo, Weightlifting, Table Tennis, Badminton, Field Hockey, Handball. (L) NBCSN Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Equestrian, Boxing, Shooting. (L) TELEMUNDO Natación, Voleibol de Playa, Voleibol Femenino, Tenis, Boxeo. (Grabado) 10:00 a.m. WCAU Swimming, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Water Polo, Rowing, Canoeing. Swimming; beach volleyball; volleyball, women’s: USA vs. Brazil; water polo; rowing. (L) (CC)
7:00 a.m. BRAVO Tennis. Tennis: singles early rounds. (L) 9:00 a.m. MSNBC Field Hockey, Basketball, Soccer, Weightlifting, Table Tennis, Handball, Badminton. (L) NBCSN Soccer, Basketball, Equestrian, Beach Volleyball, Water Polo, Boxing, Shooting. (L) TELEMUNDO Natación, Voleibol de Playa, Voleibol Masculino, Baloncesto Masculino, Boxeo, Tenis. (Grabado) 10:00 a.m. WCAU Swimming, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Water Polo, Canoeing, Rowing. Swimming: qualifying. (L) (CC) 5:00 p.m. CNBC Boxing. Boxing: elimination bouts. (L) 8:00 p.m. WCAU Gymnastics, Swimming, Diving. Gymnastics: women’s team final; swimming, final: men’s 200m butterfly; diving. (L) (CC) 12:00 a.m. TELEMUNDO Gimnasia Femenina, Natación, Buceo Femenina. 12:35 a.m. WCAU Swimming, Beach Volleyball. Swimming: semifinals; beach volleyball. (L) (CC) 1:35 a.m. WCAU Gymnastics, Swimming, Diving. Gymnastics: women’s team final; swimming, final: men’s 200m butterfly; diving. (CC) 4:00 a.m. NBCSN Basketball, Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Field Hockey, Shooting. Basketball, women’s. (L)
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1
7:00 a.m. BRAVO Tennis. Tennis: early rounds. (L) 9:00 a.m. MSNBC Soccer, Basketball, Boxing, Weightlifting, Fencing, Table Tennis, Handball, Badminton. (L) NBCSN Basketball, Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Field Hockey, Shooting. Basketball, women’s; soccer; beach volleyball; field hockey; shooting. (L) TELEMUNDO Fútbol Masculino, Natación, Tenis, Boxeo. (En Vivo) 10:00 a.m. WCAU Swimming, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Water Polo, Cycling, Rowing, Canoeing. (L) (CC) 5:00 p.m. CNBC Boxing. Boxing: elimination bouts. (L) 8:00 p.m. WCAU Swimming, Gymnastics, Beach Volleyball, Diving. Swimming: men’s 200m breaststroke final; gymnastics; beach volleyball; diving. (L) (CC)
12:00 a.m. TELEMUNDO Natación, Gimnasia y Buceo Masculino. (Grabado) 12:35 a.m. WCAU Swimming, Table Tennis. Swimming: semifinals; table tennis. (L) (CC) 1:35 a.m. WCAU Swimming, Gymnastics, Beach Volleyball, Diving. Swimming: men’s 200m breaststroke final. (CC) 4:00 a.m. NBCSN Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Boxing, Table Tennis, Shooting, Archery. (L)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
7:00 a.m. BRAVO Tennis. Tennis: singles quarterfinals. (L) 9:00 a.m. MSNBC Basketball, Water Polo, Field Hockey, Handball, Badminton, Judo, Equestrian. (L)
NBCSN Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Field Hockey, Boxing, Table Tennis, Shooting, Archery. (L) TELEMUNDO Baloncesto Masculino, Natación, Boxeo, Voleibol Masculino, Tenis, Voleibol de Playa. (Grabado) 10:00 a.m. WCAU Swimming, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Water Polo, Cycling, Rowing, Canoeing. (L) (CC) 5:00 p.m. CNBC Boxing. Boxing: elimination bouts. (L) 8:00 p.m. WCAU Gymnastics, Swimming, Beach Volleyball, Rowing. Gymnastics: women’s all-around final. (L) (CC) 12:00 a.m. TELEMUNDO Gimnasia Femenina, Natación. (Grabado) 12:35 a.m. WCAU Canoeing, Table Tennis. Canoeing: women’s; table tennis. (L) (CC) 1:35 a.m. WCAU Gymnastics, Swimming, Beach Volleyball, Rowing. Gymnastics: women’s all-around final. (CC) 4:00 a.m. NBCSN Basketball, Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Boxing, Archery, Shooting. Basketball, women’s. (L)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 3
7:00 a.m. BRAVO Tennis. Tennis: singles semifinals. (L) 9:00 a.m. MSNBC Gymnastics, Weightlifting, Handball, Equestrian, Badminton, Table Tennis. (L) NBCSN Basketball, Soccer, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball, Boxing, Archery, Shooting. Basketball, women’s; soccer; beach volleyball; volleyball; boxing; archery; shooting. (L)