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Guide to the Games of the XXX Olympiad Phillip Brents | Fri, Jul 27 2012 02:52 PM

The Games of the XXX Olympiad are scheduled from July 27 to Aug. 12. A total of 36 disciplines will be represented at the 2012 London Games. Since the founding of the International Olympic Committee in 1894, the spirit of the modern games has grown to inlcliude more than 200 countries.

Today, the Olympic Games are recognized as the pinncal of international sporting competition, particularly at the amateur level.

Here's our guide to the 2012 London Games.

TELEVISION: NBC-TV and its cable/digital affiliates will provide comprehensive English-language coverage of the London Games, beginning with the opening ceremonies on July 27 and ending with the closing ceremonies on Aug. 12.

INTERNET: The United States Olympic Committee’s Web site at www.usoc.org will provide timely updates. Other sites to browse for up-to-the-minute results are www.NBCOlympics.com and www.London2012.com.

Archery
Competition dates: July 27 to Aug. 3
Medals: Men’s team (July 28),  Women’s team (July 29), Women’s individual (Aug. 2), Men’s individual (Aug. 3)

Badminton
Competition dates: July 27 to Aug. 5
Medals: Mixed doubles (Aug. 3), Women’s singles and doubles (Aug. 4), Men’s singles and doubles (Aug. 5)

Basketball
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 12
Women’s medal games: Aug. 11
Men’s medal games: Aug. 12

Beach volleyball
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 9
Women’s medal games: Aug. 8
Men’s medal games: Aug. 9

Boxing
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 12
Women’s medal bouts: Aug. 9
Men’s medal bouts: Aug. 11-12

Canoe slalom
Competition dates: July 29 to Aug. 2
Medals: Men’s canoe (July 31), Men’s kayak (Aug. 1), Women’s canoe/kayak (Aug. 2)

Canoe sprint
Competition dates: Aug. 6-11
Medals: Men’s and women’s canoe/kayak various categories (Aug.  8-9, Aug. 11)

Cycling (BMX)
Competition dates: Aug. 8-10
Men’s and women’s finals: Aug. 10

Cycling (mountain bike)
Competition dates: Aug. 11-12
Women’s cross country final: Aug. 11
Men’s cross country final: Aug. 12

Cycling (road)
Competition dates: July 28-29,  Aug. 1
Medals: Men’s road race (July 28), Women’s road race (July 29),  Men’s and women’s individual time trial (Aug. 1)

Cycling (track)
Competition dates: Aug. 2-7
Medals: Men’s and women’s team sprint (Aug. 2), Men’s team pursuit (Aug. 3), Women’s Keirin (Aug. 3), Women’s team pursuit (Aug. 4), Men’s omnium (Aug. 5), Men’s sprint (Aug. 6), Women’s sprint (Aug. 7)

Diving
Competition dates: July 29 to Aug. 1, Aug. 3-11
Medals: Women’s synchronized three-meter springboard (July 29), Men’s synchronized 10-meter platform (July 30), Women’s synchronized 10-meter platform (July 31), Men’s synchronized three-meter springboard (Aug. 1), Women’s three-meter springboard (Aug. 5), Men’s three-meter springboard (Aug. 7), Women’s 10-meter platform (Aug. 9), Men’s 10-meter platform(Aug. 11)

Equestrian
Competition dates: July 28-31, Aug. 2-9
Medals: Individual and team eventing (July 31), Team jumping (Aug. 6), Team dressage (Aug. 7), Individual jumping (Aug. 8), Individual dressage (Aug. 9)

Fencing
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 5
Medals: Women’s individual foil (July 28),  Men’s individual sabre (July 29), Women’s individual epee (July 30), Men’s individual foil (July 31), Men’s individual epee (Aug. 1), Women’s individual sabre (Aug. 1), Women’s team foil (Aug. 2), Men’s team sabre (Aug. 3), Women’s team epee (Aug. 4), Men’s team foil (Aug. 5)

Field hockey
Competition dates: July 29 to Aug. 11
Women’s medal games: Aug. 10
Men’s medal games: Aug. 11

Gymnastics (artistic)
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 2, Aug. 5-7
Medals: Men’s team (July 30), Women’s team (July 31), Men’s individual all-around (Aug. 1), Women’s individual all-around (Aug. 2), Men’s floor exercise (Aug. 5), Women’s vault (Aug. 5), Men’s pommel horse (Aug. 5), Men’s rings (Aug. 6), Women’s uneven bars (Aug. 6), Men’s vault (Aug. 6), Men’s parallel bars (Aug. 7), Women’s beam (Aug. 7), Men’s horizontal bar (Aug. 7), Women’s floor exercise (Aug. 7)

Gymnastics (rhythmic)
Competition dates: Aug. 9-12
Individual all-around medal events: Aug. 10
Group all-around medal events: Aug. 11

Handball
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 12
Women’s medal matches: Aug. 11
Men’s medal matches: Aug. 12

Judo
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 3
Medal matches each day by weight class

Modern pentathlon
Competition dates: Aug. 11-12
Men’s medal events: Aug. 11
Women’s medal events: Aug. 12

Rowing
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 4
Medals: Women’s pair, quadruple sculls (Aug. 1), Men’s eight (Aug. 1), Men’s double sculls, lightweight four (Aug. 2), Women’s eight (Aug. 2), Men’s quadruple sculls, pair, single sculls (Aug. 3), Women’s double sculls (Aug. 3), Men’s four, lightweight double sculls (Aug. 4), Women’s lightweight double sculls, single sculls (Aug. 4)

Sailing
Competition dates: July 29 to Aug. 11
Medal events in various classes are Aug. 5-11

Shooting
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 6
Medal events each day in various categories

Soccer
Competition dates: July 25-26, July 28-29, July 31 to Aug. 1, Aug. 3-4, Aug. 6-7, Aug. 9-11
Women’s bronze and gold medal matches: Aug. 9
Men’s bronze medal match: Aug. 10
Men’s gold medal match: Aug. 11

Swimming
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 4, Aug. 8-10
Medal events each day in various strokes from July 28 to Aug. 4
Women’s 10K marathon final: Aug. 9
Men’s 10K marathon final: Aug. 10

Synchronized swimming
Competition dates: Aug. 5-7, Aug. 9-10
Women’s duets medal events: Aug. 7
Women’s teams medal events: Aug. 10  

 
Table tennis
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 8
Medals: Women’s singles (Aug. 1), Men’s singles (Aug. 2), Women’s team (Aug. 7), Men’s team (Aug. 8)

Taekwondo
Competition dates: Aug. 8-11
Medal matches each day by weight class

Tennis
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 5
Medal matches (TBA) are Aug. 4-5

Track & Field
Preliminaries and medal rounds: Aug 3-12
Medal events each day in various events

Trampoline
Competition dates: Aug. 3-4
Men’s medal events: Aug. 3
Women’s medal events: Aug. 4

Triathlon
Women’s triathlon final: Aug. 4
Men’s triathlon final: Aug. 7

Volleyball
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 12
Women’s medal matches: Aug. 11
Men’s medal matches: Aug. 12

Water polo
Competition dates: July 29 to Aug. 10, Aug. 12
Women’s medal matches: Aug. 9
Men’s medal matches: Aug. 12

Weightlifting
Competition dates: July 28 to Aug. 1, Aug. 3-7
Medal events each day by weight class

Wrestling
Competition dates: Aug. 5-12
Medals: Men’s Greco-Roman by weight class (Aug. 5-7), Women’s freestyle by weight class (Aug. 8-9), Men’s freestyle by weight class (Aug. 10-11)

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