Thursday, August 14, 2008

The 2008 Olympics in Beijing (Schedule 4)

Day 9 of Competition: Monday August 18, 2008

What to Watch:

10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Team U.S.A. plays Japan in volleyball, and the men's 3m springboard diving preliminaries.

8- 12 midnight Individual events take place in gymnastics, men's rings and vault and women's uneven bars. Track & field has the men's 400m hurdles. The semifinals in beach volleyball will most likely involve Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh, likely to challenge--- Brazil and Cuba.

Day 10 of Competition: Tuesday August 19, 2008

What to Watch:

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. "Jenny" Lang Ping leads the U.S. women to quarterfinal play in volleyball; the former Chinese powerhouse took over U.S. volleyball just three years ago, track & field and women's water polo action.

8- 12 midnight It's the final night of individual events in gymnastics which include men's parallel and high bar and women's balance beam. Lolo Jones will try to win the 100m hurdles for the second time, and later on you'll see the women's 400m and the men's 1500m (look for Bernard Lagat). The men's 3m springboard finals will have a gold medalist tonight, look for both Chinese men to be in medal contention.

Day 11 of Competiton: Wednesday August 20, 2008

What to Watch:

10- 11 a.m. men's volleyball quarterfinbal action

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The women's 10m platform diving preliminaries take place, keep your eyes on Laura Wilkinson in her third Olympics; she is the top U.S. contender. The Chinese have a duo likely to medal in Chen Ruolin (15 years old) and Wang Xin (16 years old); these two have been dubbed "Double guarantee".

8-9 p.m. the Champions Gala in Gymnastics; this should be a fun night! In track and field, can the American men sweep again in the 200m, not if Usain "Lightning" Bolt has anything to say about it; we'll also see the women's 400m hurdles.

9- 11 p.m. Check out BMX racing!

11- 12 midnight The gold medal will be awarded tonight in women's beach volleyball.

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