If you can't leap across the pond for the Olympic games, television coverage will be aired on NBC. See the full schedule of Olympic games on London2012.com.
The Thursday schedule for the 2012 Olympics on NBC includes swimming, track & field, rowing, women's beach volleyball and women's water polo. Don't forget to follow additional coverage shown on NBC's family of channels, including MSNBC, NBCSN, Bravo, CNBC, Telemundo and more — check here for that schedule):
The opening day of Track & Field kicks off with qualifying rounds, including the women’s 400m, featuring Sanya Richards-Ross, who suffered a hamstring injury during the event in Beijing that resulted in her settling for bronze.10:30a - 10:45a Rowing
Four more medals will be up for grabs in the men’s pair, single and quardruple sculls, and the women’s double sculls.10:45a - 11:30a Swimming
Key qualifying heats in swimming include the men’s and women’s 4x100m medley relays, the men’s 1500m freestyle and women’s 50m freestyle.11:30a - 12:00p Track & Field
More qualifying rounds from Day 1 of Track & Field.12:00p - 2:00p Beach Volleyball
Two elimination-round matches in Beach Volleyball.2:00p - 2:30p Swimming
More qualifying heats in Swimming including the women's 50m free, men's 1500m free, and women's and men's 4x100m medley relay.2:30p - 3:45p Women's Water Polo: USA vs. CHN
The United States will try to deal China a third straight loss to in the final preliminary-round match in Group A. The US gave up three late goals and settled for a 9-9 draw with Spain on Wednesday. Earlier in the day, China lost its second straight match, 11-10 to Hungary.3:45p - 4:25p Rowing
Four more medals will be up for grabs in the men’s pair, single and quardruple sculls, and the women’s double sculls.4:25p - 5:00p Track & Field
A runner to watch is Kenya’s Vivian Cheruiyot, who could be in search of her first Olympic title after sweeping the 5000m and 10,000m races at last year’s World Championships in South Korea. American Shalane Flanagan – the 2012 Olympic trials Marathon winner – may look to improve on the bronze medal she won four years ago in Beijing.8:00p - 12:00a
Swimming finals include the men's 100m butterfly, plus Track and Field's opening night, Diving, the U.S. women's Volleyball team faces Serbia, and the men's Trampoline final.
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