WEDNESDAY, AUG. 1
Dont Miss: Miamis Danell Leyva is back in the spotlight as he competes for the mens gymnastics all-around final. The man to beat is Kohei Uchimura of Japan, the three-time world champion, who won silver at the 2008 Beijing Games. Leyvas U.S. teammate, John Orozco, is also a medal contender.
Other Highlights: The telegenic beach volleyball players will get plenty of airtime, as they play on a makeshift beach near Buckingham Palace. Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh try to three-peat. The U.S. womens volleyball team has a tough match against China, and the U.S. womens basketball team plays Turkey. Track cycling is sure to get a lot of coverage in England with British star Chris The Real McCoy Hoy in action.
THURSDAY, AUG. 2
Dont Miss: Grab your American flags. Big Day for the U-S-A as Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte go head-to-head in the 200 IM final, and Jordyn Wieber and Gabby Douglas go for gold in the womens all-around gymnastics competition. An American gymnast has won the last two Olympic gold medals. Viktoria Komova and Aliya Mustafina will try to topple the U.S. favorites.
Other Highlights: Singles and doubles quarterfinals in tennis, U.S. mens basketball vs. Nigeria, and the Cycling Team Sprint final, which always makes for exciting television.
FRIDAY, AUG. 3
Dont Miss: Attention moves to the London Olympic Stadium, where track and field gets going with many, many heats and the womens 10,000 meter final, which is likely to be dominated by African runners.
Other Highlights: Yes, Michael Phelps is back for more, swimming the 100 fly. Same goes for Missy Franklin, competing in the 200 back (her signature event). Earlier in the day, womens soccer and beach volleyball begin elimination rounds. Out at Wimbledon, the mens and womens semifinals should be exciting, especially if recent Wimbledon champion Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray are still around.
SATURDAY, AUG. 4
Dont Miss: The marquee track event tonight is the womens 100-meter final, where Jamaicans Veronica Campbell-Brown and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce battle Americans Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix.
Other Highlights: Serena Williams, fresh off her fifth Wimbledon title, could be going for her first Olympic singles gold medal. Think of it as Breakfast at Wimbledon Part II, as the match will be shown live at 9 a.m. Also, the U.S. mens basketball team should get a test against medal hopeful Lithuania. Final night of swimming with mens and womens 400 medley relays. Africans have won every medal since 1988 in the mens 10,000 meter run, but that streak could end today. Mo Farah was born in Somalia, but is competing for host Great Britain and favored over Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia
SUNDAY, AUG. 5
Dont Miss: The glamour event of the Olympics the mens 100-meter final is sure to be spectacular with reigning champion Usain Bolt of Jamaica going up against countryman Yohan Blake and Americans Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay. Dont blink, you might miss it!
Other Highlights: The mens singles tennis final will be shown live at 6 a.m. Can Roger Federer win again on the grass he loves so much? Will Andy Murray finally give British tennis fans a trophy? In womens basketball, the U.S. plays China. The gymnastics apparatus finals continue. Watch for 37-year-old Oksana Chusovitina, born in Uzbekistan and competing for Germany, who could medal in the vault two decades after making her Olympic debut at the 1992 Barcelona Games.