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.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 (Day 15)
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
Women’s Basketball – Gold Medal Final: U.S. vs. France (LIVE)
Gymnastics – Rhythmic Gold Medal Final
Women’s Cycling – Mountain Bike Gold Medal Final
Women’s Volleyball – Bronze Medal
Wrestling – Freestyle Semifinals
Canoeing – Sprint Gold Medal Finals
· LIVE coverage of the gold medal final in women’s basketball. The United States, led by former UConn stars Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore, will play for its fifth straight gold against France.
· Plus, gold medal finals in rhythmic gymnastics, canoeing and women’s mountain bike. Also freestyle wrestling semifinals and the bronze medal match in women’s volleyball.
8 p.m. – Midnight (ET/PT)
Track and Field – Gold Medal Finals
Men’s 4 x 100M Relay
Women’s 4 x 400M Relay
Women’s High Jump
Men’s Diving – Platform Gold Medal Final
Women’s Volleyball – Gold Medal Final
· The final night of track and field offers one last look at Jamaica’s electrifying sprint king Usain Bolt. He’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 Gayand 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 women’s 4x400m relay and have contenders in the men’s 5000m with American record holder Bernard Lagat and Oregon legendGalen Rupp – 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 Britain’s first medal in the event in 40 years. In the women’s 800m, South Africa’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 –Chaunte Lowe – is among the favorites for gold.
· The men’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 – which was the only diving event China failed to win in Beijing. China’s Qiu Bo, the reigning world champion, is out to change that, while Daley, top American David Boudia of Indiana and Australia’s reigning Olympic champion Matthew Mitcham are among the contenders in this star-studded event.
· In women’s volleyball, Team USA is favored to win its first ever Olympic gold medal. It would be the second in a row for the team’s head coach Hugh McCutcheon, who coached the U.S. men to the Olympic title in 2008.
12:30 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. (ET/PT)
Wrestling – Freestyle Gold Medal Finals
· Jake Herbert, a former world silver medalist and a two-time NCAA champion at Northwestern, is among the top American contenders.
NBC SPORTS NETWORK
4 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Men’s Soccer – Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Track and Field –
Men’s 50K Walk (LIVE)
Women’s 20K Walk (LIVE)
Women’s Handball –
Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Taekwondo – Gold Medal Finals
NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS
· LIVE coverage of what could be one of the signature events of the Games, the men’s soccer gold medal final from storied Wembley Stadium.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Women’s Basketball – Bronze Medal (LIVE)
Men’s Field Hockey –
Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Bronze Medal (LIVE)
Men’s Modern Pentathlon – Gold Medal Final
Taekwondo – Qualifying Match
· LIVE coverage of the bronze medal game in women’s basketball, plus the gold and bronze games in men’s field hockey.
3:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Boxing – Gold Medal Finals (LIVE)
· The first night of men’s Olympic boxing finals gets underway, as the Americans look to bring home a boxing gold medal for the first time since the 2004 Athens Games.
4:00 AM - Track: Men's 50km Race Walk
4:30 AM - Canoeing/Kayaking
7:00 AM - Sailing: Elliott 6m
8:30 AM - Rhythmic Gymnastics: Individual All-Around
10:00 AM - Soccer: Men's Final
12:00 PM - Track: Women's 20km Race Walk
12:45 PM - Wrestling: Men's Freestyle 60, 84, 120kg
1:30 PM - Volleyball: Women's Final (USA v Brazil)
1:45 PM - Track & Field: Women's 800m, 4x400m, High Jump, Men's 5000, 4x100, Javelin
3:00 PM - Field Hockey: Men's Final
3:00 PM - Taekwondo: Women's +67kg, Men's +80kg
3:30 PM - Diving: Men's 10m Platform
3:30 PM - Boxing: Men's Finals
4:00 PM - Basketball: Women's Final (USA v France)