MICHAEL PHELPS COULD BECOME THE GREATEST OLYMPIAN EVER LIVE IN PRIMETIME ON NBC
Women's Gymnastics Team Gold Medal Final Also Live In Primetime
BEIJING � August 11, 2008 � NBC's primetime coverage of the Beijing Olympics begins Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT with live swimming gold medals finals: the men's 200m butterfly and 4x200m relay and women's 200m freestyle and 200m individual medley. Michael Phelps will swim in the two men's gold medal finals tonight, and if he wins both events he will become the greatest Olympian of all-time with 10 career gold medals. Also, 2008 Beijing Olympic medalist Katie Hoff, who won silver Sunday night in the 400m freestyle and 5-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin will both compete live. The highly anticipated women's team gymnastics gold medal final is live in primetime featuring reigning world all-around champion Shawn Johnson and nine-time world medalist Nastia Liukin as the lead Team USA to gold.
Tuesday's coverage continues with the following:
Live in daytime, Team USA's Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal take on Germany (Brink/Dieckmann) in beach volleyball. Daytime continues with more swimming preliminaries, men's kayak singles gold medal final and USA Men's Water Polo vs. Italy.
Coach Jenny "Lang" Ping continues to lead women's volleyball as Team USA takes on Venezuela. Also in latenight, women's 200m butterfly and men's 200m breaststroke swimming semifinals.
Live on USA, Kobe, LeBron and the "Redeem Team" take on Angola in men's basketball. Live on CNBC, USA Softball looks to continue its dominance against Venezuela. On MSNBC, there's a double shot of the Williams sisters as Venus takes on Iveta Benesova (CZE) and Serena faces Samantha Stosur (AUS). Roger Federer (SUI) and Rafael Nadal (ESP) both advanced and will take on Rafael Arevalo (ESA) and Leyton Hewitt (AUS) on MSNBC. Also on MSNBC, live women's soccer as Team USA meets New Zealand.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 12 � DAY 4
NBC and NBC HD
10:00 a.m. � 1:00 p.m.all time zones
Men's Beach Volleyball Gibb/Rosenthal (USA) vs. Brink/Dieckmann (GER)(LIVE)
Men's Water Polo � USA vs. Italy
Men's Canoeing � Kayak Single Whitewater Gold Medal Final
8:00 p.m. � Midnight ET/PT
Women's Gymnastics � Team Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Swimming � Finals (LIVE)
Men's 200m Butterfly, 4x200m Relay
Women's 200m Freestyle, 200m Individual
Men's Beach Volleyball � Rogers/Dalhausser (USA) vs. Conde/Baracetti (ARG) (LIVE)
Women's Diving � Platform Synchronized Gold Medal Final
*Note: LIVE Swimming Semifinal Men's 100m Freestyle
12:35 a.m. � 2:00 a.m.ET/PT
Women's Volleyball � USA vs. Venezuela
Swimming � Semifinals
Women's 200m Butterfly, Men's 200m Breaststroke
CNBC and CNBC HD
Midnight � 4:30 a.m.ET
Softball � USA vs. Venezuela (LIVE)
Boxing � Elimination Bouts (51kg, 54kg) (LIVE)
5:00 p.m. � 8:00 p.m.ET
Boxing � 51kg, 54kg Competition
USA and USA HD
2:00 a.m. � Noon ET
Men's Basketball � USA vs. Angola (LIVE)
Tennis � S. Williams (USA) vs. Stosur (AUS)
V. Williams (USA) vs. Benesova (CZE)
Women's Field Hockey � USA vs. Japan (LIVE)
Men's Canoeing � Single Whitewater Gold Medal Final
Men's Badminton � Bach/Malaythong (USA) vs. Dednam/Dednam (RSA)Men's Water Polo � Serbia vs. Croatia
5:00 a.m. � 5:00 p.m.ET
Men's Basketball � China vs. Spain (LIVE)
Women's Soccer � USA vs. New Zealand (LIVE)
Nigeria vs. Brazil
Men's Wrestling � Greco Roman, 55kg & 60kg Competition & Finals
Men's Volleyball � Serbia vs. Brazil
Tennis � Hewitt (AUS) vs. Nadal (ESP)
Federer (SUI) vs. Arevalo (ESA)
Men's Weightlifting � 69kg Gold Medal Final
Men's Handball � Spain vs. Poland
6:00 p.m. � 8:00 p.m.ET/PT
Equestrian � Eventing, Jumping Gold Medal Finals
Gymnastics on Oxygen
2:00 a.m. � 6:00 a.m.
Swimming � Gold Medal Finals
Men's Gymnastics � Gold Medal Final
Women's Beach Volleyball � Candelas/Garcia (MEX) vs. Karantasiou/Arvaniti (GRE)
7:30 a.m. � 10:00 a.m.
Women's Soccer � Nigeria vs. Brazil
Midnight � 1:00 a.m.
24-hour MSNBC & CNBC HD Simulcasts and Coverage
NBC OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CHANNEL
2:30 a.m. � 2:30 p.m.
Men's Qualifying Round
2:30 a.m. � 4:15 a.m. Qualifier vs. Qualifier (LIVE)
4:45 a.m. � 6:30 a.m. China vs. Spain (LIVE)
6:30 a.m. � 8:00 a.m. Iran vs. Lithuania
8:00 a.m. � 9:45 a.m. USA vs. Angola (LIVE)
10:15 a.m. � Noon Argentina vs. Australia (LIVE)
12:00 p.m. � 1:45 p.m. Russia vs. Qualifier (recorded)
1:45 p.m.- 2:30 p.m. USA vs. Angola (2nd half re-air)
NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL
5:00 a.m. � 5:00 p.m.
5:00 a.m. � 6:45 a.m. Nigeria vs. Brazil (LIVE)
7:45 a.m. � 9:30 a.m. China vs. Argentina (LIVE)
9:30 a.m. � 11:00 a.m. USA vs. New Zealand
11:00 a.m. � 12:30 p.m. N. Korea vs. Germany
12:30 p.m. � 2:00 p.m. Sweden vs. Canada
2:00 p.m. � 3:30 p.m. Norway vs. Japan
3:30 p.m. � 5:00 p.m. USA vs. New Zealand (re-air)
NBCOlympics.com - LIVE STREAMING BROADBAND COVERAGE:
Men's & Women's Archery �Individual Competition
Badminton � Competition & Semifinals
Men's Fencing � Individual Sabre Semifinal & Gold Medal Final
Individual Foil Competition
Women's Fencing � Individual Epee Competition
Men's and Women's Field Hockey
Men's Judo � 81kg Competition & Gold Medal Finals
Women's Judo � 63kg Competition & Gold Medal Finals
Men's Shooting � Double Trap Gold Medal Final
Women's Shooting � Women's 25m Pistol Competition
Canoeing � Whitewater Gold Medal Finals
Equestrian � Jumping
Softball � Qualifying Round Competition
Men's & Women's Tennis
Women's Weightlifting � 63kg, 69kg
Men's Weightlifting � 69kg, 77 kg
Wrestling � Greco Roman Competition & Gold Medal Finals
Women's & Men's Cycling � Time Trial
Men's & Women's Table Tennis
NBC PRIMETIME HIGHLIGHTS:
�Watch for a gymnastics showdown between the Americans and the Chinese as Team USA will try to win the women's team gold medal that eluded them in Athens. Led by reigning world all-around champion Shawn Johnson and nine-time world medalist Nastia Liukin, the Americans are the reigning world champions and favored for gold. At the helm is Martha Karolyi, wife of the legendary Bela Karolyi, whose golden touch led the 'Magnificent Seven' to gold in Atlanta.
In the "Water Cube," Michael Phelps, the man likely to become the greatest Olympian of all-time, swims in two gold medal finals on this night � the 200m butterfly and 4x200m freestyle relay. It is the only night where he could potentially win two gold medals � and he set world records and won both swims at the 2007 World Championships. This could be the night when Phelps breaks the all-time record for career gold medals, which is currently nine and shared by four athletes, including USA's Carl Lewis and Mark Spitz. Also in swimming, America's top two women, Katie Hoff and Natalie Coughlin, square off in what should be a closely contested final, in which Australia's Stephanie Rice and Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry are also strong contenders.
NBC DAYTIME HIGHLIGHTS:
In whitewater canoeing Scott Parsons represents Team USA and will race through rapids and be the best American medal hopeful.
The USA Men's Water Polo Team takes on Italy in this rough, contact sport that at times can resemble a street brawl in a pool.
NBC LATENIGHT HIGHLIGHTS:
Led by coach "Jenny" Lang Ping � one of the most recognizable celebrities in China dating back to her days as the star of China's gold medal winning team in 1994 � a resurgent USA Women's Volleyball Team will play in its third match against Venezuela.
USA NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS:
LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and The USA Men's Basketball Team, under the guidance of the one and only Coach K, will face off against Angola as the so-called "Redeem Team" marches toward the medal round
The defending Olympic champion USA Women's Soccer Team, with a new generation of stars including Natasha Kai, faces New Zealand.
CNBC LATENIGHT HIGHLIGHTS:
The USA Softball Team, which has won every Olympic softball gold medal ever awarded, will start its 2008 � and potentially last � Olympic campaign against Venezuela.
Team USA won medals in Athens in both the individual and team eventing competitions, held on this night. Equestrian, being held in Hong Kong, is the only sport where men and women can face off in every event. Plus an in-depth preview of the women's team final in gymnastics.