Friday, August 8, 2008

The 2008 Olympics in Beijing (Schedule 2)

Day 3 of Competition: Monday August 11, 2008

What to Watch:

10-11 a.m. The U.S. women's water polo team is the reigning world champs, and today they take on host nation China in preliminary play.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. More qualifying heats in swimming take place in the water cube, and some beach volleyball.

8 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. The U.S. men's gymnastics team, minus Paul and Morgan Hamm try to make the podium in the team finals. Michael Phelps, Aaron Peirsol, and Natalie Coughlin jump in the pool again tonight to chase gold. And just for good measure, the men's 10m synchronized platform diving final takes place tonight.

Day 4 of Competition: Tuesday August 12, 2008

What to Watch:

10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Spike! Beach volleyball continues. The men's water polo team plays Italy in another qualifying match, and more swimming preliminaries take place. Canoe and kayak gold medals are awarded in the men's K-1 and C-1 events.

8- 10 p.m. beach volleyball makes its may into primetime. China looks to continue dominance in diving in the women's 10m synchronized platform.

10- 11 p.m. Four swimming finals take place tonight in the water cube, if Phelps has his way, he will be in two of the four, 200m butterfly and 4x200m free relay. Katie Hoff has her chance in the 200m free and the 200m IM.

11-12 midnight. The women's gymnastics team takes on a worthy opponent in China starting tonight. And swimming continues.

Day 5 of Competition: Wednesday August 13, 2008

What to Watch:

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. beach volleyball, the U.S. women take on Italy in the pool in water polo, and some swimming heats to prepare for tonight's finals.

8-10 p.m. more beach volleyball action in primetime, women's cycling, and men's 3m synchronized platform diving finals take place.

10- 11 p.m. Eric Shanteau of the U.S. hopefully competes tonight in the 200m breast; Shanteau was diagnosed with testicular cancer prior to the Olympics. He will compete against Japanese favorite, Kosuke Kitajima. Also on the bill for tonight, the women's 200m fly and the men's 100m free.

11 p.m.- 1 a.m. The women's 4x200m free relay in the pool, the U.S. women are lead by Katie Hoff and Natalie Coughlin. The men's all around gymnastics title is decided, highly favored in a Chinese gymnast, Yang Wei. He is a two time champion and since Paul and Morgan Hamm have both withdrawn due to injury, Wei has a great chance at gold.

Day 6 of Competition: Thursday August 14, 2008

What to Watch:

10- 11 a.m. Ian Crocker and Michael Phelps go stroke to stroke in the pool as the two Americans compete in the 100m fly. Semifinals take place in rowing.

8- 10 p.m. An elimination round takes place in beach volleyball, and the U.S. men play Bulgaria in volleyball.

10- 11 p.m. the men's 200m IM and the 200m back and the women's 200m breast and 100m free all tonight and all in the water cube!

11- 1 a.m. The women's individual all around takes place in gymnastics, will Nastia Liukin or Shawn Johnson follow in the footsteps of Mary Lou Retton in 1984 and Carley Patterson in 2004? Or will another gymnast take the gold?

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