NBC puts out a daily press release noting the highlights of their television coverage for the next day. Given the difficulty sometimes in knowing what event is being televised when and where, we'll share that schedule from NBC with you the previous night so you can set your DVRs and plan accordingly. The schedule is sorted by network. Below NBC's press release we'll add the live times at the bottom for gold medal events you can catch online as well. All times are eastern.
The final day of the London Games are upon us, seems impossible doesn't it? Our last Olympic Primer features info for the final day of competition, highlighted by a rematch of the 2008 basketball gold medal game between the USA and Spain. The 2012 Olympics wrap up at 7 ET on NBC with an hour long recap show with Bob Costas and Dan Patrick. The pair are then joined by Seacrest for the Closing Ceremonies at 8 ET. Get your popcorn ready?
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 (Day 16)
6 a.m. – 9 a.m. ET
5 a.m. – 8 a.m. CT
4 a.m. – 7 a.m. MT
3 a.m. – 6 p.m. PT
Men’s Marathon (LIVE)
· LIVE coverage of the men’s marathon, a final chance for viewers to re-live the majestic sights of London, as the race cuts right through the heart of the city. Meb Keflezighi, the Athens silver medalist, won the 2009 New York Marathon and also the 2012 Olympic Trials, despite just a 69-day turnaround after running the 2011 New York Marathon. He and Ryan Hall, who finished 10th in Beijing, both have an outside chance of breaking up what could be a Kenyan sweep of the medals.
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. CT
8 a.m. – 4 p.m. MT
7 a.m. – 3 p.m. PT
Men’s Basketball – Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Men’s Volleyball – Gold Medal Final
Men’s Water Polo – Gold Medal Final
Wrestling – Freestyle Gold Medal Finals
Gymnastics – Rhythmic Group Gold Medal Final
· Five gold medal finals highlight the final day of competition, including LIVE coverage of the men’s basketball final. Twenty years after the original Dream Team, the United States men’s basketball team expects to be playing for a second straight gold. Plus the men’s volleyball gold medal final, where the U.S. is the reigning Olympic champion. Plus, the gold medal game in men’s water polo. Also finals in rhythmic gymnastics and freestyle wrestling.
7 p.m. – 10:38 p.m. (ET/PT)
(Hosted by Bob Costas, Al Michaels, & Ryan Seacrest)
10:38 p.m. – 11 p.m.
11:35 p.m. – 12:05 a.m. (ET/PT)
NBC SPORTS NETWORK
6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Men’s Basketball – Bronze Medal (LIVE)
Men’s Volleyball – Bronze Medal
Men’s Water Polo – Bronze Medal (LIVE)
Men’s Handball –
Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Women’s Modern Pentathlon – Gold Medal Final
NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS
· Olympic medals are awarded in five sports, including LIVE coverage of the bronze medal games in men’s basketball and men’s water polo, plus the gold medal game in men’s handball.
7 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Men’s Cycling – Mountain Bike Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Wrestling – Freestyle Qualifying
· LIVE coverage of the men’s mountain bike gold medal final as cyclists look to master their competition and the challenging terrain.
8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Boxing – Gold Medal Finals (LIVE)
· The final five bouts of the Olympic boxing tournament will be headlined by the world’s best pound-for-pound amateur boxer,Vasyl Lomachenko of Ukraine, who hopes to join an exclusive club of champions by winning his second Olympic gold medal.
2:50, 7:35, 9:35 AM - Women's Modern Pentathalon
6:00 AM - Men's Marathon
7:45 AM - Wrestling: Men's Freestyle 66, 96kg
8:00 AM - Volleyball: Men's Final
8:30 AM - Boxing: Men's Finals
8:30 AM - Rhythmic Gymnastics: Group All-Around
9:30 AM - Water Polo: Men's Final
10:00 AM - Basketball: Men's Final (USA v Spain)
10:00 AM - Handball: Men's Final