Women's Soccer Final; Bolt in the 200 Final

In a World Cup final rematch, the United States takes on Japan; Usain Bolt looks for a fifth gold medal; and Eaton and Hardee battle for decathlon gold.

Gold: Track & Field - Men's 200 Meters 3:55p.m. (NBC Prime Time) No man has ever repeated as Olympic champion at 200 meters, Usain Bolt is trying to become the first. Yohan Blake defeated Bolt at the Jamaican Trials, but Bolt looks to be in top form here. Churandy Martina of The Netherlands and American Wallace Spearmon were disqualified four years ago for lane violations after finishing second and third, respectively, behind Bolt. They figure to battle for the bronze behind the two Jamaicans.

Silver: Soccer - Women's Final - 2:45p.m. (NBCSN)  The Americans are trying to win their third straight gold medal in a rematch of last year's World Cup final which Japan won on penalty kicks. The U.S. needed late heroics from Alex Morgan to defeat Canada 3-2 in the semifinals.

Bronze: Track & Field - Men's Decathlon - 1500 Meter Run @ 4:20p.m. (NBC Prime Time) The title of the world's greatest athlete has been bestowed upon the decathlon champion. One hundred years after Jim Thorpe won the inaugural decathlon gold, world record holder Ashton Eaton takes a lead into the second day against double world champion Trey Hardee. They set up the Americans for a potential 1-2 finish, although Hardee will have to get past the javelin throw after Tommy John surgery to his elbow this past winter.

Also: Women's Water Polo Final - U.S.A. vs. Spain - 3:00p.m. (NBC). Brenda Villa leads the United States, she is playing in her fourth Olympics and has three medals, she is now looking for a first gold.

Women's Basketball semifinal - U.S.A. vs. Australia - 12:00p.m. (NBCSN)  These two countries have met in the last three finals, the U.S. has looked dominant so far in the tournament.

Beach Volleyball Men's Final 4:00p.m. (NBC Prime Time) - Alison & Emmanuel of Brazil against Brink and Reckermann of Germany. Emmanuel Rego won gold in Athens and bronze in Beijing.  The Brazilians will be favored.

Boxing - Women's Boxing 75kg Final 12:15p.m. (CNBC @ 5:00p.m.)  Claressa Shields, 17 years old, will try to win the first ever gold medal for a U.S.women's boxer. She takes on Nadezda Torlopova of Russia.

Men's 800 Meter Final - 3:00p.m. (NBC Prime Time)  David Rudisha of Kenya is the world record holder and world champion, one of the most dominant athletes in the sport. Nick Symmonds looks to battle a strong field for the lesser medals.

Women's Voilleyball semifinal - U.S.A. vs. South Korea - 12:00p.m. (NBC)  The Americans already beat South Korea in this tournament. The number one team in the world is undefeated and looking to get to the finals and a chance for a first ever women's gold.

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christie nicolle August 09, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Go champion Usain Bolt! - the Jimi Henrix of athletes - his energy is exciting - hope he gets to be a bigger star after Olympics...also the Netherlands guy who won Gold on High Bar is awesome.
Edward Robinson August 09, 2012 at 08:47 PM
And how about Our U.S. Women in Water Polo, Soccer and Beach Volleyball!
Ed August 10, 2012 at 03:32 AM
All three of those games were fantastic, hard fought games. Our women did an outstanding game and they all were proud to represent the USA. Congratulations!


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