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Tonight…More Olympic Coverage

August 14, 2008 by  

Someone asked me last night why I wasn’t blogging about the Olympics on GMMR.  To be honest, I ‘ve been too caught up watching them to even think about blogging about what I’m seeing.  But I have been watching. Oh yes, I’ve caught Olympic fever and the only cure is a visit from Dr. Phelps.  Dayum!! I could watch that boy swim all day.  Ok who am I kidding, I could watch him walk around the pool all day!  Who’s with me?  Anyone?

…and this is why you don’t want me blogging about the Olympics.

But if you’re interested, here are some of the more notable events on tonight.  Tonight’s marquee events include another try at gold for Michael Phelps and the women’s all around competition in gymnastics (which is on really late…boo).

8pm on NBC
The U.S. men’s volleyball team plays undefeated Bulgaria. The Americans, also undefeated, can secure a quarterfinal berth with a win and they may have back their coach, Hugh McCutcheon, just days following the murder of his father-in-law in Beijing. Other coverage includes the men’s C-2 whitewater canoeing gold-medal final.

8pm on CNBC
Light welterweight (64kg) and welterweight (69kg) elimination bouts.

8pm on Oxygen
Coverage of gymnastics and the conclusion of equestrian’s team dressage competition. Also, a women’s singles tennis quarterfinal between American Venus Williams and China’s Li Na, who became the first Chinese player to reach the final eight in an Olympic singles tournament when she defeated Kaia Kanepi of Estonia. Williams, playing in her first tournament since winning her fifth Wimbledon crown, reached the final eight with a straight-sets victory against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus.

10pm on NBC
Coverage of more gold-medal swimming (LIVE ET/CT), and perhaps most notable is the men’s 200m IM where world-record holder Michael Phelps seeks his sixth Beijing gold medal – the 12th of his career – equaling his total from four years ago in Athens. In the men’s 200m back, Americans Aaron Peirsol and Ryan Lochte could add another chapter to their back-and-forth rivalry.

Michael Phelps

11pm on NBC
In 1984, 16-year-old gymnast Mary Lou Retton won gold in the women’s individual all-around competition. In 2004, 16-year-old Carley Patterson did it. Now, at the Beijing Games, two more U.S. teens – Shawn Johnson and Nastia Liukin – each have a chance to win what is perhaps the most prominent event at the Olympics (LIVE ET/CT). Also, more swimming: The women’s 100m free and the men’s 100m fly semifinals (LIVE ET/CT).

Midnight on CNBC
The defending Olympic champion U.S. vs. Japan in a preliminary-round softball game (LIVE ET/CT). Plus, elimination boxing bouts for 57kg featherweight and 60kg lightweight fighters (LIVE ET/CT).

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One Response to “Tonight…More Olympic Coverage”

  1. Poser In A Parka on August 14th, 2008 10:49 am

    I’m glad I’m not the only one watching swimming obssesively for one reason and one reason only. I’m a sucker for a swimmers body. My best friend doesn’t understand my love for the long lanky man. She’s an idiot.