The hero of the Beijing Games he won 8 gold medals in China in 2008 to add to the 6 gold and 2 bronze he took home from Athens in 2004 will compete against reigning world champion Ryan Lochte, who beat Phelps in the U.S. Olympic trials. (10-10:45 a.m.; 12:30-1:30 p.m., NBC/Channel 5)
Want to get a look at London? Live coverage of the cycling men's road race will take athletes and viewers through the historic heart of the city and past many landmarks (4-10 a.m., NBC/Channel 5). The U.S. women's volleyball team opens play against South Korea. The Americans are favored to win the gold which they've never done before (2 p.m., NBC/Channel 5). The U.S. women's basketball team favored to win its fifth straight gold medal opens play against Croatia (10:45 a.m., NBC/Channel 5). The U.S. women's soccer team takes on Colombia (10 a.m., NBC soccer channel).
NBC PRIMETIME (7-11 p.m., NBC/Channel 5) • First men's and women's swimming finals; men's gymnastics qualifying; beach volleyball.
Boxing • (6:30-9:30 a.m.; 1:30-4:30 p.m., CNBC) Middleweight and bantamweight eliminations.
Archery • (9:15 a.m., NBCSN): The U.S. hasn't medaled in this event since 2000.
Badminton • (9:30 a.m., MSNBC) and table tennis (noon, MSNBC) • No American has ever medaled in either event.
Pierce on TV
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