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Guide to the Olympics: August 12

by Ryan Hudson

The whole "what's considered today and whats considered tonight" thing at the Olympics is getting confusing. Currently, it's night time over in Beijing (remember, just add 12 hours to the U.S. East Coast Time), and the USA Men's Basketball Team is handling Angola (it's live on the USA Network right now). Here's what else you can expect to see on TV the rest of today (* denotes live event, and all times are Eastern; sorry West Coast friends):

2am-12p - USA

Tennis: V. Williams (USA) vs. Benesova (CZE)

Women's Field Hockey – USA vs. Japan*


Men's Canoeing – Single Whitewater Gold Medal Final

Men's Badminton – Bach/Malaythong (USA) vs. Dednam/Dednam (RSA)

Men's Water Polo – Serbia vs. Croatia

5am-5pm - MSNBC

Women's Soccer: USA vs. New Zealand* (currently airing)

Men's Wrestling – Greco Roman, 55kg & 60kg Competition & Finals

Tennis: Hewitt (AUS) vs. Nadal (ESP) and Federer (SUI) vs. Arevalo (ESA)

Men's Weightlifting – 69kg Gold Medal Final

10am-1pm - NBC

Men's Beach Volleyball Gibb/Rosenthal (USA) vs. Brink/Dieckmann (GER)*

Men's Water Polo – USA vs. Italy

Men's Canoeing – Kayak Single Whitewater Gold Medal Final

8pm-12am - NBC

Women's Gymnastics – Team Gold Medal Final*

Swimming – Finals*
- Men's 200m Butterfly, 4x200m Relay and Women's 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual Medley

Men's Beach Volleyball – Rogers/Dalhausser (USA) vs. Conde/Baracetti (ARG)*

Women's Diving – Platform Synchronized Gold Medal Final

(Thanks to Awful Announcing for the information)