London 2012 Olympics: Sunday viewer’s guide

By Lindsay Applebaum

The U.S. women’s basketball team won its fifth consecutive Olympic gold medal Saturday, routing France, 86-50.

In other action on Day 15, Usain Bolt powered Jamaica to a world record-setting victory in the 4×100 relay, while the U.S. men settled for silver. The women’s 4×400 relay team, meantime, finished with the fastest time in 24 years en route to gold.

Candace Parker

Click the above image of Candace Parker to see the highlights from Day 16.

The Olympics close today with the U.S. men’s basketball team facing Spain in a rematch of the 2008 gold medal game. At 4 p.m., NBC will live stream the closing ceremonies (the network will also broadcast the replay in primetime), featuring the Spice Girls, The Who, George Michael, Muse and others.

There are still 15 more gold medals to be awarded in 10 sports as the Games come to a close. Check out our guide below to figure out what to watch and when.

Going for the gold

Here is the list of sports that will hand out medals on the final day of the Olympics, 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 (10 a.m., NBC) - The U.S. men go for gold against Spain.

Boxing (8:30 a.m., CNBC) - Men’s flyweight, lightweight, welterweight, light heavyweight, super heavyweight.

Cycling (8:30 a.m., MSNBC) - Men’s mountainbike final.

Handball (10 a.m., streaming) - Men’s gold medal match, Sweden vs. France.

Modern pentathlon (1 p.m., streaming) - Riding, combined events wrap up.

Rhythmic gymnastics (8:30 a.m., streaming) - Group all-around final.

Track & field (6 a.m., NBC) - Men’s marathon.

Volleyball (8 a.m., streaming) - Men’s gold medal game, Russia vs. Brazil.

Water polo (10:50 a.m. streaming) - Gold medal match, Croatia vs. Italy.

Wrestling (7:45 a.m., streaming) - Men’s 66, 96kg finals.

 

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 | Day 15