The 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England have begun. Hope you guys watched the exciting Opening Ceremonies. Some premium events highlight tonight’s lineup on NBC from 8pm to Midnight ET/PT.
Swimming – Gold Medal Finals
- Men’s and Women’s 400M Individual Medley
- Men’s 400M Freestyle
- Women’s 4 x 100M Freestyle Relay
The Scoop: Michael Phelps begins his drive to become the most decorated Olympian of all-time in an event he’s won at the past two Olympics: the 400m individual medley. This event also marks the first head-to-head showdown between Phelps and teammate Ryan Lochte, the reigning world champion who defeated Phelps at Trials. 17-year-old Colorado phenom Missy Franklin swims for her first Olympic medal as she leads Team USA in the 4x100m free relay. Plus world champion Elizabeth Beisel competes in the women’s 400m individual medley and Peter Vanderkaay leads the U.S. charge in men’s 400m freestyle.
Men’s Gymnastics – Team Competition
The Scoop: Gymnastics begins with men’s team qualifying. The U.S. men are vying for their third consecutive medal in the team competition. Their prospects look strong with a deep group led by a dynamic pair of first-time Olympians: Bronx native John Orozco and Cuban-born Danell Leyva.
Women’s Beach Volleyball – May-Treanor/Walsh (U.S.) vs. Cook/Hinchley (Australia)
The Scoop: Beach volleyball, one of the Games’ hottest sports, comes to the heart of ceremonial London, at Horse Guards Parade. Just down the road from the Queen’s home at Buckingham Palace, the queens of the sand, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, are eyeing a golden three-peat after sweeping the competition in Athens and Beijing without dropping a set.
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