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Aug 01 2012

XXX Olympiad- Day 8

More Dancing Horsies and a Tiara

Broadcast Schedule

This is the complete schedule for today.  It covers from 6 am to 6 am.

Time Network Sport Competitors
6 am Vs. Table Tennis (Men’s quarterfinal)
7 am Vs. Badminton (elimination round) elimination
7 am Bravo Tennis (round of 16 Singles, start Mixed Doubles) all
7:30 am Vs. Cycling (Women’s) all
9 am Vs. Archery (Women’s) elimination
9 am MS Fencing (Women’s Sabre) all
9:30 am Vs. Men’s Football BRA v NZL
10 am NBC Cycling (Men’s Time Trial) (Medal) all
11 am NBC Swimming (Men’s 200m Back, 200m IM, Women’s 4x200m Free, 200m Breast, 100m Free) all
11 am Vs. Women’s Water Polo HUN v CHN
11 am MS Boxing (Bantam, Heavy, Super Heavy weight) elimination
11:30 am NBC Men’s Beach Volleyball USA v LAT
noon MS Men’s Football JPN v HON
noon Vs. Men’s Football MEX v SUI
12:30 pm NBC Swimming (5 events) all
1 pm NBC Women’s Water Polo USA v ESP
1:30 pm MS Fencing (Women’s Sabre) (Bronze Medal) all
1:30 pm Vs. Boxing (Bantam, Heavy, Super Heavy weight) elimination
2 pm Vs. Archery (Men’s) all
2:30 pm NBC Canoe/Kayak (Men’s Whitewater K1) (Medal) all
2:30 pm Vs. Men’s Football GBR v URU
3 pm NBC Women’s Volleyball USA v CHN
3 pm Vs. Women’s Beach Volleyball BRA v CZE
3:30 pm MS Fencing (Women’s) (Medal) all
3:30 pm MS Men’s Football SEN v UAE
4:30 pm NBC Rowing (Women’s Pair, Quad Sculls, Men’s 8 (Medal) (5 more events) all
4:30 pm Vs. Archery (Men’s) all
5 pm MS Women’s Beach Volleyball CZE v AUS
5 pm CNBC Boxing (Bantam, Heavy, Super Heavy weight) elimination
5 pm Vs. Women’s Basketball USA v TUR
7 pm MS Table Tennis (Women’s Singles final) (Medal)
8 pm NBC Prime Time (Swimming and Diving Finals, Men’s Gymnastics All-Around (Medal), Beach Volleyball) all
12:30 am NBC Late Night (Cycling (Women’s Time Trial), Rowing (3 finals)) (Medal) all
1:30 am NBC Prime Time repeat all
3 am CNBC Boxing repeat elimination
4 am Vs. Men’s Basketball FRA v LTU
5:30 am Vs. Women’s Field Hockey USA v AUS

All this is sourced through the NBC Olympics broadcast schedule.  Competition starts again at 6 am tomorrow.  

Competitions designated by (Medal) will award winners that day.  ‘all’ means not specified.  Sometimes NBC especially does mashups and doesn’t include event or competitor information.  Elimination means no round robin, one and done.

These schedules are a place for you to make sure you don’t miss a sport you like and share your observations.  Have fun today!

At London Olympics, empty seats have organizers scrambling, giving away tickets to children and soldiers

By Karla Adam, Washington Post

Published: July 29

A day after the city reveled in the splendor of Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed Opening Ceremonies, many locals were piqued Saturday when television footage showed empty seats at some of the most popular sporting events, including swimming and gymnastics, that they had been told were sold out. Such scenes ignited speculation that corporate sponsors had been provided tickets they weren’t using, leaving the public on the outside looking in.



The International Olympic Committee moved quickly to quash those rumors, saying sponsors had been allocated about 8 percent of available tickets, while at the same time they tried to determine exactly whom the unused seats belonged to.



On Sunday, many venues appeared full, but there were reports of empty seats at the Basketball Arena, where the U.S. men beat France, and Greenwich Park, where Zara Phillips, the queen’s granddaughter, was competing in equestrian.

On a rainy day at Wimbledon, Doreen Beeton stood on Henman Hill lamenting the half-filled Centre Court she saw on a giant video scoreboard. She believes many sponsors who were provided with tickets have no interest in the early-round matches.



Scrambling to calm the furor, London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe said off-duty military and students already accredited for the Olympic Park would be offered the abandoned seats. British troops already were attending women’s gymnastics Sunday morning, Coe said.



This isn’t the first time organizers have come under fire for ticketing mishaps. Earlier this month, they withdrew 500,000 tickets for soccer matches following meager demand in large stadiums dotted around the country. They also announced in July they were offering refunds to thousands of ticket holders in the 10-meter platform diving event because the position of their seats meant that the divers would briefly jump out of view.



Faisal Lalani, 48, who had tried and failed last year to get tickets for swimming, came to the Olympic Park on Sunday hoping to snag one of the unused tickets he read about.

Standing outside of the entrance to the Olympic Park, with grandiose views of the Aquatics Centre and Orbit tower, he said, “I feel cheated.”

Badminton Doubles Pairs Face Match-Throwing Probe

By MIKE CORDER Associated Press

LONDON August 1, 2012 (AP)

Four women’s badminton doubles pairs, including the reigning world champions from China, faced a disciplinary hearing Wednesday after being charged with trying to throw their matches at the London Olympics to secure an easier matchup in later rounds.



World doubles champions Wang Xiaoli and Yu Yang of China and their South Korean opponents Jung Kyun-eun and Kim Ha-na were booed loudly by the crowd Tuesday after dumping serves into the net and making simple errors like hitting the shuttlecock wide.



The problem was repeated in the next women’s doubles between South Korea’s Ha Jung-eun and Kim Min-jung and Indonesia’s Meiliana Jauhari and Greysia Polii. Both teams were also warned for deliberately losing points in a match the Koreans won 18-21, 21-14, 21-12. The capacity crowd vented their displeasure on them, too.



“If we’re not playing the best it’s because it doesn’t matter – if we’re the first or the second (in the group) we’re already through. The most important thing is the elimination match tomorrow.”

You get no points for advancing to Q2, 17th or first.  Might as well save the tires.

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