Olympics 2012 Schedule: Day 4 Event Guide, Athletes to Watch, TV Info & More


We are just three days into the London Olympics, but there has been no shortage of drama. Expect that to continue on Day4.

Action in the swimming pool, most notably, has provided the most theatrics. There have been final-lap comebacks, 15- and 17-year-old gold medalists, world records broken and much more.

Luckily for fans of excitement, swimming will be in full force once again on Tuesday.

But that’s just the beginning.

Men’s basketball gets back to the court, the women compete for gold in the gymnastics all-around team event and, in case you were worried, there will be more water polo and team handball.

Let’s take a closer look at Tuesday’s Day 4 action from London.

Note: For a complete look at the Full Olympic TV Schedule, click here. For a complete look at Tuesday’s event schedule, click here.

Event Info

Archery: Men’s and Women’s Individual


Badminton: Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Group Stage Action


Basketball: Men’s Group Action


Beach Volleyball: Men’s and Women’s Prelims


Boxing: Men’s Light Fly and Men’s Light Welter


Canoe Slalom: Men’s Canoe Single (C1) Semis and Finals


Diving: Women’s Synchronized 10-Meter Platform Finals


Equestrian: Individual Eventing Final and Team Eventing Final


Fencing: Men’s Individual Foil Complete Tournament


Gymnastics: Women’s Team Final


Handball: Men’s Group Action


Hockey: Women’s Group Action


Judo: Men’s 81-kg Tournament and Women’s 63-kg Tournament


Rowing: Men’s Single Sculls, Women’s Double Sculls, Men’s Four, Women’s Lightweight Double Sculls, Men’s Lightweight Double Sculls, Women’s Eight, Women’s Single Sculls, Men’s Doulbe Sculls, Men’s Lightweight Four


Sailing: Men’s Finn, Men’s 49er, Men’s RS-X, Women’s Laser Radial, Men’s Star, Women’s Elliott 6m, Men’s Laser, Women’s RS-X


Shooting: Men’s Skeet Qualification and Finals


Soccer: Women’s Group Action


Swimming: Men’s 100-Meter Freestyle, Women’s 200-Meter Butterfly, Men’s 200-Meter Breaststroke, Men’s 4×200-Meter Freestyle Relay, Women’s 200-Meter Freestyle, Men’s 200-Meter Butterfly, Women’s 200-Meter Individual Medley


Table Tennis: Women’s and Men’s Quarterfinals Singles


Tennis: Men’s and Women’s Singles and Doubles Action


Volleyball: Men’s Group Action


Water Polo: Men’s Group Action


Weightlifting: Men’s 69-kg and Women’s 63-kg

Jen Kessey, April Ross

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The fourth-best women’s beach volleyball duo in the world continue their quest for a gold medal when they take on the Netherlands team of Sanne Keizer and Marleen van Iersal.

Kessey and Ross have always been a dominant pair (they took home the gold at the 2009 World Championsips), but there’s no doubt the Americans are tired of being in the shadow of Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh, the two-time Olympic gold medalists from the same country


Alex Morgan

The United States women’s soccer team has already qualified for the quarterfinals, so there’s a good chance coach Pia Sundhage rests some of the stars.

Nonetheless, if the 23-year-old Morgan sees the field, she is someone you want to pay attention to.

The American is absolutely terrific on the ball, possessing impressive stepovers and various moves that help her get away from defenders. She’s also a fantastic finisher from anywhere around the box.

Morgan is one of the hottest players in the world (because of her goal-scoring streak, I obviously mean). Don’t miss her likely cutting up Korea on the pitch.


Jordyn Wieber

During qualification, Wieber finished fourth in the all-around competition, which usually would have been more than good enough to put her through to the finals, which is home to 24 competitors. However, since two Americans finished in second and third, she was eliminated.

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But that doesn’t mean Wieber’s week is done.

On Tuesday she will compete in the team competition, and don’t be surprised if she comes out with a vengeance, leading her squad to a dominant gold medal.


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