2012 Summer Olympics: Tonight’s NBC Lineup, Saturday August 11th
On Saturday, live coverage on NBC starts at 10 a.m. ET/9a.m. CT/8 a.m. MT/7a.m. PT with the womenâ€™s basketball gold medal final. Here’s the lineup airing on NBC tonight from 8PM – Midnight ET/PT.
Track and Field â€“ Gold Medal Finals
- Menâ€™s 4 x 100M Relay
- Menâ€™s 5000M
- Menâ€™s Javelin
- Womenâ€™s 4 x 400M Relay
- Womenâ€™s 800M
- Womenâ€™s High Jump
The Scoop: The final night of track and field offers one last look at Jamaicaâ€™s electrifying sprint king Usain Bolt. Heâ€™ll be part of a Jamaican team that features three of the four fastest men in history in the 4x100m relay. The U.S., led by American record holder Tyson Gay and 2004 Olympic 100m champion Justin Gatlin, will try to get back on track after being disqualified in Beijing and the two world championships since. The Americans are heavy favorites in the womenâ€™s 4x400m relay and have contenders in the menâ€™s 5000m with American record holder Bernard Lagat and Oregon legend Galen Rupp â€“ although in the latter race, the home crowd will be pulling for Somalian-born Londoner Mo Farah, who trains with Rupp in Oregon and could win Great Britainâ€™s first medal in the event in 40 years. In the womenâ€™s 800m, South Africaâ€™s Caster Semenya, who won the 2009 world title at age 18, will attempt to win her first gold medal over a deep field that includes former Cal star Alysia Montano. And in the high jump, mother of two â€“ Chaunte Lowe â€“ is among the favorites for gold.
Menâ€™s Diving â€“ Platform Gold Medal Final
The Scoop: The menâ€™s platform contest is sure to be one of the most anticipated events of the Games, as 2009 world champion Tom Daley, a teen idol in Great Britain, takes the stage in his signature event â€“ which was the only diving event China failed to win in Beijing. Chinaâ€™s Qiu Bo, the reigning world champion, is out to change that, while Daley, top American David Boudia of Indiana and Australiaâ€™s reigning Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham are among the contenders in this star-studded event.
Womenâ€™s Volleyball â€“ Gold Medal Final
The Scoop: In womenâ€™s volleyball, Team USA is favored to win its first ever Olympic gold medal. It would be the second in a row for the teamâ€™s head coach Hugh McCutcheon, who coached the U.S. men to the Olympic title in 2008.
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