NBC Olympics 2012 Live Stream: Essential Guide to Day 7 from London
NBC has done a good job of making all of their Olympic Games content available online. Live streaming the events before they air on television allows everyone to pick and choose what sports they want to watch and which medal finals they want to tune in to.
With the choice up to you, there are a plentiful amount of options in store for Day 7. Whether you want to see medal finals in boxing, trampoline, badminton or archery or if you want to catch some pool play and elimination round action from beach volleyball, water polo, soccer or basketball, it is all available online.
To make things a little simpler, here is your ultimate event-by-event guide on how to get the most out of your online watching of Day 7 of the London Olympic Games.
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4 a.m. EDT- Men's Individual 1/8 Elimination Round
9 a.m. EDT- Men's Individual Quarters, Semis, Medal Matches
It is a big day for archery as the men's competition really kicks off. Tune in early at 4 a.m. to watch the elimination rounds and then come back at around 9 a.m. to catch the quarterfinals, semifinals and medal finals of the men's competition.
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4 a.m. EDT- Women's Singles Semifinals, Mixed Doubles Bronze
9 a.m. EDT- Men's Singles Semifinals, Mixed Doubles Gold
Recently off of the scandal, the badminton competition continues minus three of its best teams. Tune in early at 4 a.m. to catch the semifinals of the women's competition and the bronze medal match of the mixed doubles competition.
Then at 9 a.m., come back to catch the men's semifinals and the gold match for mixed doubles featuring two Chinese teams.
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4 a.m. EDT- Angola vs. Croatia
6:15 a.m. EDT- Russia vs. Australia
9:30 a.m. EDT- Brazil vs. Canada
11:45 a.m. EDT- Turkey vs. China
3 p.m. EDT- France vs. Great Britain
5:15 p.m. EDT- Czech Republic vs. United States
Pool play begins to heat up in women's basketball as teams get closer to reaching the elimination rounds.
The United States is looking as strong as ever en route to their fifth straight gold medal, while three-time silver medalist Australia has struggled a bit early on.
China, France and Russia have also won all three of their games and could look to challenge the U.S. as the competition continues.
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4 a.m. EDT- Men's and Women's Round of 16
8 a.m. EDT- Men's and Women's Round of 16
12 noon EDT- Men's and Women's Round of 16
4 p.m. EDT- Men's and Women's Round of 16
With pool play over, the remaining beach volleyball teams will fight for a spot in the next round. Each match is now an elimination game with the best teams from pool play facing the worst.
All four of the American teams, including defending gold medalists May/Walsh and Dalhausser/Rogers will be in action as eight teams begin their journey to the medals.
Boxing, Cycling, Diving, Equestrian
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Boxing 8:30 a.m. EDT- R16 (Bouts 1-4): Men's Fly (52kg), Welter (69kg)
Boxing 3:30 p.m. EDT- R16 (Bouts 5-8): Men's Fly (52kg), Welter (69kg)
Cycling 11 a.m. EDT- Women's Keirin, Men's Team Pursuit
Diving 9:30 a.m. EDT- Women's 3-meter Springboard Prelims
Equestrian 6 a.m EDT- Team, Individual Dressage: Day Two
There are a handful of various and lesser-watched events taking place in the morning. First up is equestrian where the dressage competition continues as 24 riders take to the field. Next up is boxing, where the rounds of 16 in the men's flyweight and welterweight competition occur.
Following is diving as China will be looking for their fifth gold medal in five tries. Ending the morning is cycling, where both the women's keirin and men's team pursuit will be contested.
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6:30 a.m. EDT- Men's Team Sabre Pistes 1-4 (Rounds 16-SF)
1 p.m. EDT- Men's Team Sabre Medal Matches
The Olympic fencing continues with men's sabre. Early in the day are the elimination rounds for four different pistes.
Then at 1 p.m., the men's sabre team final is contested. Teams will be determined by the earlier rounds during the morning.
Judo, Weightlifting, Trampoline
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Judo 4:30 a.m. EDT- Mats A and B: W +78kg, M +100kg (Elim. Through QF)
Judo 9 a.m. EDT- Medal Rounds: Women's +78kg, Men's +100kg
Trampoline 9 a.m. EDT- Men's Trampoline Qualification and Finals
Weightlifting 5 a.m. EDT- Men's 85kg and Women's 75kg
Weightlifting 10:30 a.m. EDT- Women's 75kg Medal Finals
Weightlifting 2 p.m. EDT- Men's 85kg Medal Finals
It is another collection of good events to watch as judo, weightlifting and trampoline give out medals. First up are elimination bouts in weightlifting. Later in the day, the medals are handed out.
Also on Day 7 are medal finals in the men's trampoline event and men and women's judo.
Rowing, Sailing, Shooting
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Rowing 4:30 a.m. EDT Finals: M4x, M2-, M1x, W2x
Sailing 7 a.m. EDT Prelims: Finn, Star, Laser, Laser Radial, 470, 49er
Shooting 6:55 a.m. EDT Final: Men's 50-meter rifle, prone position
Shooting 9:25 a.m. EDT Final: Men's 25-meter rapid fire pistol
The rowing competition continues as finals are contested in several events. Following rowing, Olympic sailing begins as the prelims for men's and women's events are held.
Also on the day are shooting finals in both the men's 50-meter rifle and 25-meter rapid fire pistol events.
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7 a.m. EDT- Women's Quarterfinal #1: Great Britain vs. Canada
9:30 a.m. EDT- Women's Quarterfinal #2: United States vs. New Zealand
12 noon EDT- Women's Quarterfinal #3: Sweden vs. France
2:30 p.m. EDT- Women's Quarterfinal #4: Brazil vs. Japan
With the pool play completed, the quarterfinals of the women's soccer tournament begin. Team USA is looking to win the gold and Japan is fresh off of their World Cup victory.
Other contending teams in play include host country Great Britain, which has made a surprising run to make it to the quarterfinals.
Swimming, Water Polo
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Swimming - 5 a.m. EDT Preliminary Heats: W 50-meter free, M 4x100-meter medley, M 1500-meter free, W 4x100-meter medley
Swimming - 2:30 p.m. EDT Finals: W 200-meter back, M 100-meter fly, W 800-meter free, M 50-meter free
Water Polo - 9:10 a.m. EDT Women's Prelims: ESP vs. HUN, RUS vs. AUS
Water Polo - 1:20 p.m. EDT Women's Prelims: GBR vs. ITA, CHN vs. USA
The action is packed for both swimming and water polo. In water polo, the women's pool prelims begin, as the U.S., Hungary, Italy and even host Great Britain are top medal contenders.
In the other end of the pool is swimming, where Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin are just two of a handful of international stars in action as preliminary heats and medal finals are contested.
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7 a.m. EDT- Men and Women's Singles, Mixed Doubles Semifinals
Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray face off in the first semifinal of the tennis tournament. Roger Federer and Juan Martin Del Potro make up the second semi.
The women's semis are also being contested as Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova both attempt to complete their career golden slam.
Also, the mixed doubles competition gets closer to crowning a gold medalist as the field of four will be reduced to two teams going to the gold medal finals.
Track & Field
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5 a.m. EDT- Men's Shot Put, Men's Hammer Qualification rounds
5 a.m. EDT- Women's 100 and 400-meter heats, Men's 400-meter hurdles
6 a.m. EDT- Heptathlon: High Jump
2 p.m. EDT- Men's Shot Put Final, Women's Discus Qualification
2:40 p.m. EDT- Men's Long Jump Qualification
The track and field competition of the London Games kicks off in style with a few medals being handed out in the men's shot put event.
Also on the day are preliminary heats in several sprint events, including the men's 100 and 400-meter dashes.
The heptathlon competition also begins as the first five events are held. Points in these events ultimately determine the champion.
4:30 a.m. EDT- Brazil vs. China
6:30 a.m. EDT- Japan vs. Russia
9:45 a.m. EDT- Turkey vs. South Korea
11:45 a.m. EDT- Great Britain vs. Dominican Republic
3 p.m. EDT- United States vs. Serbia
5 p.m. EDT- Algeria vs. Italy
The women's volleyball competition continues pool play on Day 7. Top international teams in Brazil and the undefeated U.S. hope to medal, and host country Great Britain will need a win to advance from their pool.