Beijing gold medalist and world record holder Usain Bolt, who already won the men's 100m gold medal in London, races for the gold in the men's 200m final as he looks to become the first man in history to sweep both the 100m and 200m sprints in consecutive Olympic Games, Thursday night in primetime on NBC.
Also in primetime, from three-stories up, Brittany Viola dives for the gold medal in the 10m platform final.
Live on NBC Sports Network, Team USA women's soccer competes for Olympic gold against Japan at 2:45 p.m. ET. The rematch of the 2011 World Cup final, which Japan won last year after a penalty shootout, takes place from Wembley Stadium in London.
NBC's daytime coverage features Team USA women's water polo vs. Spain live (ET/CT) at 3 p.m., as the American women look to win their first gold and the first American Olympic gold in water polo since 1904. Also during the day, track and field qualifying heats, women's swimming 10k marathon and canoeing sprint gold medal final.
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Listings subject to change (all times ET unless otherwise noted). Changes are italicized.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 (Day 13)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (9 a.m. CT/PT)
Synchronized Swimming - Team Qualifying (LIVE)
Gymnastics - Rhythmic Qualifying
Track and Field - Qualifying Rounds
Women's Volleyball - Semifinal (LIVE)
Women's Water Polo - Bronze Medal
Australia vs. Hungary (LIVE)
Women's Water Polo - Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
U.S. vs. Spain (LIVE)
Men's Beach Volleyball - Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Emanuel/Alison (Brazil) vs. Brink/Reckermann (Germany)
Canoeing - Sprint Gold Medal Final
Women's Swimming - Marathon
· Key qualifying rounds in track and field, including the women's high jump and the men's 4x400m relay. The U.S. has won nearly every 4x400m competition since the event was added to the Olympic program in 1908, and is favored again in London. Double-amputee Oscar Pistorius is expected to run as part of the South African team.
· LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the women's water polo gold medal final. The U.S. has won silver at each of the last three Olympics.
· LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the women's volleyball semifinal, which should feature the U.S. women. Led by Hugh McCutcheon, who coached the U.S. men to the Olympic title in 2008, the American women are favored to win their first Olympic gold.
· LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the bronze medal match in men's beach volleyball from Horse Guards Parade in the heart of ceremonial London.
· Plus, the women's open water swimming gold medal final from the middle of picturesque Hyde Park, and a gold medal final in canoeing.
8 p.m. - Midnight (ET/PT)
Track and Field - Gold Medal Finals
Men's Triple Jump
Women's Diving - Platform Gold Medal Final
Women's Volleyball Semifinal - U.S. South Korea
Men's Cycling - BMX Quarterfinals
· Four days after the 100m, Jamaica's electrifying sprint king Usain Bolt returns for his second final of the Games, the 200m. Bolt won both races in Beijing - both in world record time - and is aiming to become the first man in history to sweep the sprints twice. American Wallace Spearmon is hoping to erase the bitter memory of four years ago, when he crossed the line in third but missed out on a bronze medal because of a lane violation. Bolt's chief competition could be his own training partner, Yohan Blake, who is the second-fastest 200m runner in history. In the decathlon, track and field's grueling two-day event wraps up with a pair of Americans expected to compete for gold: two-time world champion Trey Hardee and Ashton Eaton, who set a world record at Trials in front of his home crowd in Eugene, Oregon. In the men's 800m, Nick Symmonds pursues perhaps an even more elusive target: Kenyan world record holder David Rudisha. And in field events, the triple jump duo of ChristIan Taylor and Will Claye, who finished 1-2 at the World Indoor Championships, try to extend their dominance to the Olympic stage.
· At the Aquatics Centre, America's high divers take to the 10m platform, the same event that produced the last U.S. diving medal, when Laura Wilkinson won gold in Sydney. Twelve years later, among the new generation of women taking the three-story Olympic plunge will be Brittany Viola, whose father Frank was the 1987 World Series MVP with the Minnesota Twins.
· On the sand at Horse Guards Parade, beach volleyball wraps up its sizzling run with the men's gold medal final. Americans Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser are the reigning Olympic champions.
· And in BMX, all the thrills and spills of the most action-packed 40 seconds in sports return to the Olympics as the quarterfinal heats get underway. The top American is Connor Fields, a 19-year-old from Las Vegas.
12:35 a.m. - 1:35 a.m. (ET/PT)
Track and Field - Gold Medal Final
Women's Volleyball Semifinal - Brazil vs. Japan
· The women with the best arms in the world take center stage at the Olympic Stadium for the women's javelin competition. Czech thrower Barbora Spotakova, who attended the University of Minnesota for a year, will attempt to defend her Olympic title from Beijing and take aim at her world record throw of more than 237 feet.
NBC SPORTS NETWORK
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Women's Soccer -
Gold Medal Final: U.S. vs. Japan (LIVE)
Bronze Medal Canada vs. France (LIVE)
Women's Basketball Semifinal - U.S. vs. Australia (LIVE)
Synchronized Swimming - Team Qualifying (LIVE)
Women's Wrestling - Gold Medal Finals
Men's Field Hockey Semifinal - Netherlands vs. Great Britain
Taekwondo - Qualifying Round
NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS
· A big day for fans of U.S. team sports, highlighted by LIVE coverage of the bronze and gold medal women's soccer games. The U.S. women are the two-time defending Olympic champions. Plus, LIVE coverage of the women's basketball semifinal round. With a stacked roster of former UConn stars like Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore, leading to the nickname "U.S. Huskies," the Americans are favored to win their fifth straight gold.