The Olympics are shaping up to be a two country race between the United States and China, and there is plenty of action on Wednesday to sink your teeth into.
The U.S. women’s basketball team will be in action against Turkey in what is expected to be yet another romp. There is arguably no bigger lock in the Olympics than the American women winning gold in basketball.
While the fourth quarter of that game may not come down to the wire, expect the opposite in the pool.
The rivalry of Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte will be renewed in the 200-meter individual medley. With the way these two swimmers’ stocks have been wavering, this one will be a complete flip of the coin.
On the mats, the U.S. men’s gymnastics teams will be looking for redemption from Monday’s poor performance in team finals when they compete in the individual all-around finals. Once again it will be John Orozco and Danell Leyva who will be leading the way for the red, white and blue.
But that’s just a slice of all of the action on Wednesday, August 1st. Here is the full T.V. schedule for all of the action on Day 5 of the 2012 Olympics in London.
*All Times ET
You can browse the full TV schedule here.
Archery: Men’s Individual Eliminations
TV: 2:15-2:45 p.m. (NBC SN)
Badminton: Qualifying Rounds
TV: 7-7:30 a.m.
Beach Volleyball: Qualifying Rounds
TV: 12:30-1:30 p.m. (NBC), 1:45-2:15 p.m. (NBC SN), U.S.A. vs. Austria 9-1 a.m. (NBC)
Boxing: Round of 16 Elimination Bouts
TV: 3-4 a.m. (CNBC), 9-10:30 a.m. (CNBC, Bravo), 5-8 p.m. (Bravo)
Canoeing: Medal Rounds
TV: 3:30-4 p.m. (NBC)
Cycling: Men’s and Women’s Individual Time Trial
TV: 7:30-8:45 a.m. (NBC SN), 11-12:05 p.m. (NBC)
Diving: Men’s Synchronized Springboard 3m Final
TV: 9-1 a.m. (NBC)
Fencing: Men’s Epee Individual Round of 32
TV: 8:45-9:30 (NBC SN), 10:30-11 a.m. (CNBC, Bravo), 1:45-3 p.m. (CNBC, Bravo), 3:30-3:50 p.m. (CNBC, Bravo)
Field Hockey: Men’s Pool A
TV: 4-6 a.m. (NBC SN)
Gymnastics: Men’s All-Around Final
TV: 9-1 a.m. (NBC)
Men’s Basketball: Preliminary Rounds
TV: 9:30-11:45 a.m. (NBC Specialty), 11:45-2:15 p.m. (NBC Specialty), 2:15-4:30 p.m. (NBC Specialty), 4:30-6 p.m. (NBC Specialty), 6-7:45 p.m. (NBC Specialty), 7:45-9:15 p.m. (NBC Specialty)
Men’s Soccer: Qualifying Rounds Group C
TV: 9:30-11:15 a.m. (NBC SN), 12-1:45 p.m. (NBC SN), 2:45-4:30 p.m. (NBC SN), 9:15-10:45 p.m. (NBC Specialty), 10:45-12:30 a.m. (NBC Specialty)
Men’s Volleyball: Preliminary Pool B
TV: 4:30-5 p.m. (NBC SN)
Rowing: Men’s Single Sculls
TV: 5:45-6 p.m. (NBC)
Swimming: Men’s 200m Breaststroke final, 100m Freestyle final, Women’s 200m Butterfly, Women’s 4X200m Freestyle Relay
TV: 12:05-12:30 p.m. (NBC), 1:30-2:20 p.m. (NBC), 9-1 a.m. (NBC)
Table Tennis: Men’s Singles Quarterfinals
TV: 6-7 a.m. (NBC SN), 11-12 p.m. (CNBC, Bravo)
Tennis: Round of 16
TV: 7-3 a.m. (Bravo)
Water Polo: Group A Action
TV: 11:15-12 p.m. (NBC SN), 2:20-3:30 p.m. (NBC)
Weightlifting: Gold Medal Round
TV: 3-3:30 p.m. (CNBC, Bravo)
Women’s Basketball: Preliminary Rounds
TV: 4-8 a.m. (NBC Specialty), 9:30-1:30 p.m. (NBC Specialty), 3-5:15 p.m. (NBC Specialty), USA vs. TUR 5-7 p.m. (NBC SN)
Women’s Volleyball: Group A Action
TV: 4-5:45 p.m. (NBC), 5-6 p.m. (CNBC, Bravo)
Athletes to Watch:
Michael Phelps- Swimming
On Tuesday he broke the all-time medal mark with No. 19th, and can pad his lead on Wednesday.
After a sluggish start to the London Games, he has seemly regained his form and should be the favorite over the already fading Lochte.
The 2012 Games have been a disappointment after the legendary performance of ’08 for Phelps, but winning gold in the 200m IM would soften the blow significantly.
John Orozco- Gymnastics
The 19-year-old is still reeling after his misstep on a handspring on the vault that left him on his backside.
But the beauty of the Olympics is an athlete’s chance for redemption.
Orozco will have that opportunity on Wednesday in the individual all-around finals. With the way he has performed in the past, the Bronx native will be one of the top contenders to capture gold.
Although it remains to be seen if he has been able to shake the nerves that plagued him on Monday.
Bradley Wiggins- Cycling
He already has six Olympic medals and is fresh off winning the Tour de France, but Wiggins isn’t finished just yet.
A win in the individual time trial will allow him to surpass Steve Redgrave as Great Britain’s most successful Olympian ever.
The fans in London are going to come out in full-force to root on Wiggins on Wednesday in what could be a historical moment for the host country.