Olympics 2012 Schedule: Day 8 Top Athletes, Events, TV Info & More
The 2012 London Olympic Games continue to roll along with some exciting competition across the board.
Saturday's action figures to be yet another thrilling day in Great Britain, as such sports as basketball, volleyball, boxing, cycling, soccer, swimming and the triathlon are included.
No matter where you live in the world, there are sure to be some contenders vying for a medal in their respective events.
Here's a preview of Day 8 of the 2012 London Olympics.
*Times are EDT
* Full schedule can be found here
Badminton: Women's Singles Final, Women's Double Final
TV: 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m., 1:45 p.m.-2:30 p.m. (MSNBC)
Basketball: Men's Preliminary Play
TV: 4 a.m.-6:15 a.m. (NBC Specialty), 6:15 a.m.-8 a.m. (NBC Specialty, NBC Sports), 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (NBC Sports, NBC Specialty), 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (NBC Specialty), 3 p.m.-5:15 p.m. (NBC Specialty), 5:15 p.m.-7 p.m. (NBC Specialty)
Beach Volleyball: Elimination Matches
TV: 8 a.m.-9 a.m. (NBC Sports), 5 p.m.-6 p.m. (NBC)
Boxing: Round-of-16 Men's Flyweight, Light Welterweight and Light Heavyweight
TV: 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. (CNBC), 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (CNBC)
Cycling: Track Cycling
TV: 9 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (NBC Sports), 2 p.m.-2:40 p.m. (NBC)
TV: 8 p.m.-12 a.m. (NBC)
Equestrian: Jumping Qualifying
TV: 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Field Hockey: Women's, USA vs. New Zealand
TV: 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Rowing: Women's Single Sculls, Men's Four, Men's and Women's Lightweight Double Sculls
TV: 3:15 p.m.-4:15 p.m. (NBC)
Shooting: Women's Trap Final
TV: 4:30 p.m.-5 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Soccer: Men's Quarterfinals
TV: 7 a.m.-8:45 a.m. (MSNBC), 7 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (NBC Specialty), 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (NBC Specialty), 12 p.m.-1:45 p.m. (MSNBC), 2:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m. (MSNBC, NBC Specialty)
Swimming: Men's 100-Meter Butterfly Final
TV: 8 p.m.-12 a.m. (NBC)
Tennis: Women's Singles Final, Men's Doubles Final
TV: 9 a.m.-11 a.m. (NBC), 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Track and Field
TV: 8 p.m.-12 a.m. (NBC), 11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. (NBC), 1:30 p.m.-2 p.m. (NBC), 4:15 p.m.-5 p.m. (NBC), 4:45 p.m.-6 p.m. (MSNBC), 8 p.m.-12 a.m. (NBC)
TV: 8 p.m.-12 a.m. (NBC), 11 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (NBC)
TV: 4 a.m.-6:15 a.m. (NBC Sports)
TV: 8 p.m.-12 a.m. (NBC), 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. (NBC), 5 p.m.-7 p.m. (NBC Sports)
Water Polo: Men's Preliminary Play
TV: 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m. (MSNBC), 2:40 p.m.-3:45 p.m. (NBC)
TV: 4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m. (MSNBC)
Serena Williams, USA, Tennis
After defeating world No. 1 Victoria Azarenka in straight sets in the semifinals, Serena Williams will try for her first Olympic individual gold medal on Saturday.
Williams, who owns two golds in doubles with her sister Venus, failed to reach the semifinals in singles in 2008, getting knocked out by eventual gold medalist Elena Dementieva.
Williams, who owns 14 Grand Slam singles titles, will be matched up against world No. 3 Maria Sharapova, who won the French Open this year.
Carmelo Anthony, USA, Basketball
After Carmelo Anthony's 37-point outburst against Nigeria, he cannot be ignored in the 2012 Summer Games.
Anthony, who leads Team USA posting 20.7 points per game, was the catalyst to the Americans' 156-73 record-breaking victory on Thursday.
So far, Anthony has hit 22-of-32 shots, including 12-of-16 from three-point range. To say he's on fire would be an understatement.
Watch out, Lithuania.
Alistair Brownlee, Great Britain, Triathlon
Great Britain's own Alistair Brownlee is largely favored to win the triathlon in the 2012 London Games.
Brownlee is the reigning ETU European Triathlon champion and a two-time Triathlon world champion (2009, 2011). In fact, he's so feared that nations have resorted to working together to defeat him, per the Telegraph.
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