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Olympics 2012 on primetime TV: Ready, set, go!

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Al Bello/Getty ImagesWe’re getting close to the start of the 2012 Olympics on July 27, and in addition to all the NBC channels that will be showing the various  games throughout the day, the network’s primetime lineup will be the place to catch up on all the big events, like the highly anticipated Ryan Lochte-Michael Phelps head-to-head. But you can also catch those events from the evening program while they are playing out live during the day either on NBCOlympics.com, which will stream every event as it’s happening, or one of the other NBC channels. We’ve run down when and where to see some of the big events.

(ALL TIMES ET)

Friday, July 27

Watch on NBC

7:30-midnight: Opening ceremonies

Saturday, July 28

LIVE ON NBCSN
4AM-5AM: Beach Volleyball

12PM-1:45PM: Soccer-USA vs Colombia

LIVE ON CNBC

8:30AM-11:30AM: Boxing, bantam weight and middleweight

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC
8PM-midnight: Swimming finals, including men’s and women’s 400 meter Individual Medley 

Gymnastics, men’s qualification

Beach volleyball, women’s early rounds


Sunday, July 29

LIVE ON NBCSN

9:30AM-11:30AM: Men’s Basketball, USA vs France

4:15PM-6PM: Women’s Field Hockey, USA vs Germany

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

7PM-midnight: Gymnastics, women’s qualification

Swimming finals, including men’s 4x400M free relay

Diving, women’s springboard finals

Monday, July 30

LIVE ON NBCSN

8:15PM-12:45PM: Equestrian eventing and cross country

5:15PM-7PM: Women’s Basketball, Angola vs USA

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

8PM-midnight:  Swimming, men’s 200 meter freestyle–Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte’s first match-up

Gymnastics, men’s team finals

Diving, men’s synchronized platform medal events

Tuesday, July 31

LIVE ON NBCSN

12:15PM – 2PM: Women’s Soccer, U.S. vs. North Korea

5:15PM-7:15PM: Men’s Basketball, U.S. vs Tunisia

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

8PM-midnight: Gymnastics, women’s team

Diving, women’s 10m synchronized platform

Swimming, men’s 200 meter fly finals

Wednesday, August 1

LIVE ON NBCSN

5PM-7PM: Women’s basketball:

LIVE ON MSNBC

3:30PM-3:50PM: Fencing, women’s sabre final

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

8PM-midnight: Swimming, men’s 200m breast, women’s 200m fly, men’s 100m free and the women’s 4x200m free relay finals

Diving, men’s 3m synchronized springboard finals

Gymnastics, men’s all-around finals

Beach Volleyball

Thursday, August 2

TAPED ON NBCSN

1:20PM-2:20PM: Men’s Water Polo, USA vs German

LIVE ON NBCSN

5:15PM-7:15PM: Men’s Basketball, USA vs Nigeria

TAPED ON NBC

3PM-5PM: Men’s Volleyball, USA vs Brazil

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

8PM-midnight:Gymnastics, women’s all-around 

Swimming, men’s finals–Phelps vs Lochte in 200 meter individual medley

Friday, August 3

LIVE ON NBCSN

5PM-7PM: Women’s Basketball, U.S vs Czech Republic

LIVE ON BRAVO

7 AM – 3 PM: Tennis, Singles Semifinals

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

8PM-midnight: Swimming finals, including 100 meter butterfly

Diving, women’s 3m springboard preliminaries

Volleyball, U.S. Womens vs Serbia

Trampoline, men’s finals

Saturday, August 4

LIVE ON NBC

9AM-11AM: Women’s Tennis Finals

LIVE ON NBCSN

4AM-6:15AM: Women’s Triathlon

2PM-3:30PM: Women’s Field Hockey, USA vs. New Zealand

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

8PM-midnight: Swimming finals, including men’s and women’s medley relays

Track & Field, women’s 100 meter  dash

Diving, women’s springboard semifinal

Beach Volleyball

Sunday, August 5

LIVE ON NBCSN

5 AM– 6:30AM: Cycling, Track Events

12:15PM-2PM: Tennis, Women’s Doubles Gold Medal Final

TAPED ON NBC

11:30AM-1:30PM: Women’s basketball: China vs USA

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

7PM-midnight: Track & Field, men’s 100 meter dash

Gymnastics, apparatus final

Diving, women’s springboard final

Beach volleyball

Monday, August 6

LIVE ON NBCSN

2:45PM-4:45PM: Women’s Soccer Semifinal, Game 2

5:15PM-7:15PM: Men’s Basketball, USA vs Argentina

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

8PM-midnight: Gymnastics, apparatus finals

Track & Field, men’s 400 meter final

Diving, men’s springboard qualifying

Beach volleyball, men’s quarterfinal

Cycling, men’s track sprint final

Tuesday, August 7

LIVE ON NBCSN

12AM-1:45PM: Men’s Soccer–Semifinals

10:45AM-11:30AM:  Equestrian, Team Dressage Gold Medal Final

LIVE ON NBC

1:15PM-2PM: Men’s Diving,  Springboard Gold Medal Final

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

8PM-midnight: Gymnastics, individual finals

Track & Field

Beach volleyball, semifinal

Wednesday, August 8

LIVE ON NBCSN

3PM-7:15PM: Men’s Basketball, Quarterfinal Games 3 and 4

LIVE ON MSNBC

4PM-4:30PM: Women’s freestyle finals

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

8PM-11:05PM:Beach volleyball, women’s finals

Track & Field

Diving, women’s platform preliminaries

Thursday, August 9

LIVE ON NBC

10 AM-11:45AM: Women’s Volleyball

LIVE ON NBCSN

12PM-2PM: Women’s Basketball, Women’s semifinal Game 1

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

8PM-midnight: Track & Field finals,  including men’s 200 meter finals

Cycling, BMX  quarterfinals

Beach Volleyball, men’s finals

Diving, women’s platform

Friday, August 10

TAPED ON NBC

1:45-2:45: Rhythmic gymnastics

LIVE ON NBCSN

12PM-2PM: Men’s basketball, semifinal game 1

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

8PM-midnight: Track & Field, relay finals

Cycling, BMX  finals

Volleyball, men’s semifinal

Diving, men’s platform

Thursday, August 11

TAPED ON NBC

1:15PM-2:15PM: Rhythmic gymnastics finals

LIVE ON NBCSN

12PM-2PM: Track and field

PRIME-TIME HIGHLIGHTS ON NBC

8PM-midnight: Track & Field, men’s 4x100 and women’s 4x400 relay

Diving, men’s platform semifinal and final

Volleyball, women’s final

Friday, August 12

WATCH  ON NBC

7PM-10:38PM:  Closing Ceremonies