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2012 Summer Olympics: TV schedule for Saturday, August 4

Abstract: The 2012 London Summer Olympic Games are here. This television guide provides viewers with information on the events that will be aired on U.S. television on Saturday, Aug. 4.

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The 2012 London Summer Olympic Games have been exciting to watch; many of the Olympic competitions have been close, hard fought affairs. The men's 100 meter freestyle final is just one example. Viewers were likely on the edge of their seats as, per a Yahoo! Sports article, they watched an American, Nathan Adrian, beat Australia's James Magnussen by a mere .01 of a second. What is more, people from a wide array of nations have had something to cheer about at these Olympics. According to Yahoo! Sports, around 50 nations (at the time this article was written) have seen their athletes win at least one medal, and that number will probably grow.

Per its official website, the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games will run until Sunday, Aug. 12. That means that people still have plenty of time to catch some of the Olympic action. Here is a guide to the Olympic contests that will be aired on U.S. television on Saturday, Aug. 4. All times are in EDT. Times and events are subject to change, especially for prime time coverage.

All of the information comes either from the official website of the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games or from NBC's Olympics Guide.

Don't miss

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Gold medal tennis match in women's singles, NBC
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Men's water polo, preliminary round (Group A): United States vs. Serbia, NBC
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Swimming finals in the men's 1500 meter freestyle, the men's 4X100 medley relay, the women's 50 meter freestyle, and the women's 4X100 medley relay, NBC (times are variable and depends on the schedules for other prime time events)

Badminton

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Women's singles final, MSNBC
1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Women's doubles final, MSNBC

Basketball

4:00 a.m. - 6:15 a.m. Men's preliminary round (Group A): Tunisia vs. France, Basketball Channel
6:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Men's preliminary round (Group B): Russia vs. Spain, Basketball Channel
6:15 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Men's preliminary round (Group B): Russia vs. Spain, NBCSN (also on the Basketball Channel)
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. May include coverage of the men's basketball games, Telemundo
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Men's preliminary round (Group B): Russia vs. Spain (re-air), Basketball Channel
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Men's preliminary round (Group A): United States vs. Lithuania, NBCSN
9:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Men's preliminary round (Group A): United States vs. Lithuania, Basketball Channel (also on NBCSN)
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Men's preliminary round (Group B): China vs. Brazil, Basketball Channel
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Men's preliminary round (Group A): United States vs. Lithuania (re-air), Basketball Channel
3:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Men's preliminary round (Group B): Great Britain vs. Australia, Basketball Channel
5:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Men's preliminary round (Group A): Nigeria vs. Argentina, Basketball Channel

Beach Volleyball

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. May include coverage of beach volleyball matches, Telemundo
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m Elimination round match, NBCSN
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Elimination round match, NBC
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Coverage of elimination round matches, NBC (time is variable and depends on the schedules for other prime time events)

Boxing

3:00 a.m. - 4:00 a.m. Men's welterweight and flyweight elimination matches (from Aug. 3), CNBC
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Men's boxing will be shown along with other events, Telemundo
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Men's light welterweight and light flyweight elimination matches (round of 16 bouts), CNBC
3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Men's light welterweight and light flyweight elimination matches (round of 16 bouts), CNBC

Cycling

12:35 a.m. - 1:35 a.m. Coverage of track cycling finals (most likely the finals in men's team pursuit and in women's keirin), NBC
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Coverage of track cycling events, NBCSN
2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Track cycling final (most likely women's team pursuit final), NBC

Diving

12:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Coverage of women's three meter springboard competition (from Aug. 3) during portions of this telecast, Telemundo
1:35 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. Coverage of women's three meter springboard competition during portions of this telecast (re-air), NBC
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Semifinals of the women's three meter springboard competition, NBC (time is variable and depends on the schedules for other prime time events)

Equestrian

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Jumping qualifying, NBCSN

Field Hockey

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Women's preliminary round (Group B): United States vs. New Zealand, NBCSN

Rowing

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Finals in the men's four, the men's lightweight double sculls, the women's single sculls, and the women's lightweight double sculls competitions, NBC

Shooting

4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Women's trap final, NBCSN

Soccer

7:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Men's quarterfinals (first game): Japan vs. Egypt, MSNBC
7:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Men's quarterfinals (first game): Japan vs. Egypt, Soccer Channel (also on MSNBC)
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Coverage will include a look at men's soccer quarterfinals, Telemundo
9:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Men's quarterfinals (second game): Mexico vs. Senegal, MSNBC
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Men's quarterfinals (second game): Mexico vs. Senegal, Soccer Channel (also on MSNBC)
12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Men's quarterfinals (third game): Honduras vs. Brazil, MSNBC
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Men's quarterfinals (third game): Honduras vs. Brazil, Soccer Channel (also on MSNBC)
2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Men's quarterfinals (fourth game): Great Britain vs. Korea, MSNBC
2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Men's quarterfinals (fourth game): Great Britain vs. Korea, Soccer Channel (also on MSNBC)
4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. Men's quarterfinals: teams TBD (re-air), Soccer Channel
5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Men's quarterfinals: teams TBD (re-air), Soccer Channel

Swimming

12:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Coverage will include swimming finals (from Thursday, Aug. 3), Telemundo
1:35 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. Men's 100 meter butterfly final and perhaps other swimming finals shown during portions of this telecast (re-air), NBC
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Finals in the men's 1500 meter freestyle, the men's 4X100 medley relay, the women's 50 meter freestyle, and the women's 4X100 medley relay, NBC (times are variable and depends on the schedules for other prime time events)

Tennis

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Women's singles final, NBC
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Men's doubles final, NBCSN

Track and Field

12:00 a.m. - 2:30 a.m. Coverage will include highlights of the track and field action that occurred on Aug. 3, Telemundo
12:35 a.m. - 1:35 a.m. Qualifying rounds in the women's discus throw and the first day of the women's heptathlon are featured in portions of this telecast, NBC
1:35 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. Coverage will include portions of the track and field competitions (re-air), NBC
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. May include coverage of track and field events, Telemundo
11:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Qualifying heats in the men's 100 meter and 400 meter competitions and qualifying round for the women's pole vault event, NBC
1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Qualifying rounds for multiple track and field events, NBC
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Men's 10,000 meter final, NBC
4:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Men's 20 kilometer race walk competition, MSNBC
8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. Women's 100 meter final and perhaps other track and field events, NBC (time is variable and depends on the schedules for other primetime events)

Trampoline

1:35 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. Portions of this telecast will focus on the men's trampoline final (re-air), NBC
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Women's trampoline final (may just show medal ceremony) NBC

Triathlon

4:00 a.m. - 6:15 a.m. Women's triathalon, NBCSN

Volleyball

1:35 a.m. - 5:00 a.m. Portions of this telecast will focus on the women's preliminary round (Group B): United States vs. Serbia (re-air), NBC
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Men's preliminary round (Group B): United States vs. Russia, NBC
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Men's preliminary round (Group B): Brazil vs. Serbia, NBCSN

Water Polo

8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Men's preliminary round (Group B): Montenegro vs. Romania, MSNBC
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Men's preliminary round (Group A): United States vs. Serbia, NBC

Weightlifting

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. Men's 94 kilogram final, MSNBC

-- Anthony Hopper

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