London 2012 Olympics: Saturday viewer’s guide

By Lindsay Applebaum

Friday marked the continuation of the Americans’ dominance in track & field, as the U.S. women shattered a 27-year-old world record en route to winning gold in the 4×100-meter relay.

Carmelita Jeter

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In other Day 14 action, Carmelo Anthony helped the U.S. men’s basketball team beat Argentina, 109-83, to reach the gold medal game against Spain, and Jordan Burroughs captured the first U.S. wrestling gold medal of these Games. For plenty more on all the action Friday, check out our live blog of the entire day.

There will be 33 more gold medals doled out — including eight in track & field — by the end of Day 15. What should you watch and when? Check out our guide below.

 

Going for the gold

Here is the list of sports that will hand out medals today, along with their respective times and channels on NBC’s coverage platforms (and for a full look at today’s TV schedule, check our listings here):

Basketball (4 p.m., NBC) - The American women are seeking their fifth straight gold as they take on France.

Boxing (3:30-6 p.m., CNBC) - Men’s finals in light flyweight, bantamweight, light welterweight, middleweight and heavyweight.

Canoe/kayak (4:30 a.m., streaming) - Men’s K-1 200m, men’s C-1 200m, women’s K-1 200m, men’s K-2 200m.

Cycling (7:30 a.m., streaming) - Women’s cross country mountain bike race.

Diving (3:30 p.m., streaming) - Men’s 10m platform final.

Field hockey (3 p.m., MSNBC) - Men’s gold medal game, Germany vs. Netherlands.

Handball (3:30, NBC Sports) - Defending champ Norway takes on Montenegro in the women’s gold medal game.

Modern pentathlon (1:45 p.m., MSNBC) - The men’s event wraps up with riding and combined.

Rhythmic gymnastics (8:30 a.m., streaming) - An individual all-around champion is crowned.

Sailing (8:05 a.m., streaming) - Women’s Elliott 6m final.

Soccer (10 a.m., NBC Sports) - Men’s gold medal match, Mexico vs. Brazil.

Taekwondo (5:15 p.m., streaming and 5:30 p.m., MSNBC) - Women’s 67kg and men’s 80kg finals.

Track & field (all streaming):Justin Gatlin

Justin Gatlin receives the baton from Trell Kimmons in the heats of the 4×100 meter relay. (Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
  • Men’s 50km walk (4 a.m.)
  • Women’s 20km walk (12 p.m.)
  • Women’s high jump (2 p.m.): Americans Chaunte Lowe and Brigetta Barrett are in the final.
  • Men’s javelin throw (2:20 p.m.)
  • Men’s 5000m (2:30 p.m.): Bernard Lagat, 37, looks to add to his collection of one bronze and one silver in his fourth Olympics. U.S. runners Lopez Lomong and Galen Rupp are also in the field.
  • Women’s 800m (3 p.m.): South African Caster Semenya, who was controversially subjected to gender testing after winning the world title in 2009, crushed the field in her semifinal heat. American Alysia Johnson Montano finished fourth to make the final.
  • Women’s 4x400m relay (3:25 p.m.): Sanya Richards-Ross, DeeDee Trotter and the U.S. women look to extend their streak to five straight golds.
  • Men’s 4x100m relay (4 p.m.): After botching the baton pass or getting disqualified in the last two Olympics and the last two world championships, the U.S. men’s team lifted the curse Friday and is in position to medal in the 4×100 for the first time in 12 years.

Volleyball (1:30 p.m., streaming) - Hugh McCutcheon won gold with the U.S. men in Beijing in 2008, and now he looks to lead the U.S. women to the same as they take on defending champion Brazil.

Wrestling (1:46 p.m., streaming) - Men’s freestyle finals in 60kg, 84kg and 120 kg.

 

 

Miss anything?

Read our past live blogs: Opening Ceremonies | Day 1 | Day 2Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 | Day 7 | Day 8 | Day 9 | Day 10 | Day 11Day 12 | Day 13 | Day 14