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2012 Summer Olympics Day 8 Preview: TV Info, Online Streaming And More

Michael Phelps' illustrious Olympic career comes to a close on Saturday when he competes in his last event, the 400m individual medley relay. Phelps already owns the record for Olympic gold medals with 17. Heavily favored in the event on Saturday, the race is sure to be one of the more memorable moments of the 2012 London Olympics and in the history of the game.

You can watch Phelps' race via NBC's primetime coverage. The network will also feature the other swimming finals as well as the women's 100m final, diving and beach volleyball. Many sports can can be seen online at NBCOlympics.com.

To catch them and the rest of the action, here are some highlights from the day's television schedule (all times Eastern):

4 a.m. - 8 p.m. (NBCSN)

  • Track & Field: Women's Triathlon (4 a.m.)
  • Men's Basketball: Russia vs. Spain (6:15 a.m.), USA vs. Lithuania (9:30 a.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Elimination Round (8 a.m.)
  • Cycling: Track Events (9 a.m.)
  • Tennis: Men's Doubles Gold Medal Final (11:30 a.m.)
  • Women's Field Hockey: USA vs. New Zealand (2 p.m.)
  • Equestrian: Jumping Qualifying (3:30 p.m.)
  • Women's Shooting: Trap Final (4:30 p.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: Brazil vs. Serbia (5 p.m.)

7 a.m. - 6 p.m. (MSNBC)

  • Men's Soccer: Quarterfinals (7 a.m., 9:30 a.m., Noon, 2:30 p.m.)
  • Men's Water Polo: Qualifying (8:45 a.m.)
  • Badminton: Women's Singles Gold Medal Match (11:15 a.m.), Women's Doubles Gold Medal Match (1:45 p.m.)
  • Men's Weightlfting: 94 kg Gold Medal Final (4:15 p.m.)
  • Track & Field: Men's 20K Walk (4:45 p.m.)

8:30 - 11:30 a.m. (CNBC)

  • Men's Boxing: Round of 16 Bouts (light flyweight and light welterweight classes)

9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (NBC)

  • Tennis: Women's Singles Gold Medal Match (9 a.m.)
  • Women's Gymnastics: Trampoline Gold Medal Final (11 a.m.)
  • Track & Field: Qualifying Men's 100M and 400M, Women's Pole Vault (11:15 a.m., 1:30 p.m.), Men's 10,000M Gold Medal Final (4:15 p.m.)
  • Men's Volleyball: USA vs. Russia (11:45 a.m.)
  • Cycling: Track Gold Medal Final (2 p.m.)
  • Men's Water Polo: USA vs. Serbia (2:45 p.m.)
  • Rowing: Gold Medal Finals (3:45 p.m.)
  • Beach Volleyball: Elimination Round (5 p.m.)

3:30 - 6:30 p.m. (CNBC)

  • Round of 16 Bouts (light flyweight, light welterweight, and light heavyweight classes)

8 p.m. - Midnight (NBC)

  • Swimming: Gold Medal Finals (Men's 4x100 medley relay, 1500m freestyle; Women's 4x100 medley relay, 50m freestyle)
  • Track & Field: Gold Medal Finals (Women's 100m, heptathlon; Men's long jump)
  • Beach Volleyball: Elimination Round
  • Women's Diving: Springboard Semifinal

12:30 - 1:30 a.m. (NBC)

  • Track & Field: Women's Discuss Gold Medal Final
  • Cycling: Track Events

Make sure to stay with this StoryStream for more coverage of local Ohioan athletes at this year's games. Also head over to SB Nation's 2012 Olympics hub for more news and analysis from London.

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