Michael Phelps Goes for 3rd Straight 200M Butterfly Gold Medal 7/31 on NBC

Related: Michael Phelps, London 2012 Olympics, NBC

Michael Phelps looks to claim his third straight 200m butterfly gold medal, his 18th medal overall - tying the record for the most career Olympic medals - tomorrow, July 31, 2012, on NBC in primetime. Phelps won gold in both Athens and Beijing in the 200 meter butterfly. Tuesday will be Phelps' busiest day as he also is expected to swim the final for the 4x200m freestyle relay with teammate Ryan Lochte.

Also in primetime, the reigning world champion U.S. women's gymnastics team, featuring Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman, Kyla Ross and Jordyn Wieber, also known as the "Fab Five," look to win the gold over Russia, Romania and China.

On NBC in daytime, defending Olympic champions Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser compete against Pablo Herrera and Adrian Gavira of Spain LIVE on NBC at 4 p.m. ET.

LIVE on NBC Sports Network, the Team USA basketball team, led by Lebron James and Kobe Bryant, plays its second Olympic game against Tunisia at 4 a.m. ET. Then at 12:15 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network, Team USA women's soccer takes on North Korea at Old Trafford, home of Manchester United, LIVE on NBC Sports Network at 12:15 p.m. ET.

All of the events mentioned above, and all other events will be live streamed on and the NBC Olympics Live Extra app, available on mobile devices and tablets. The vast majority of live stream content will only be available to authenticated cable, satellite or telco customers.

For more information on live streaming, go to For the full schedule of NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage, visit

Listings subject to change (all times ET unless otherwise noted)

TUESDAY, JULY 31 (Day 4)


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (9 a.m. CT/PT)
Swimming - Qualifying Heats
Men's Beach Volleyball - Rogers/Dalhausser (U.S.) vs. Herrera/Gavira (Spain) (LIVE)
Men's Volleyball - U.S. vs. Germany (LIVE)
Men's Water Polo - U.S. vs. Romania (LIVE)
Men's Canoeing - Whitewater, C-1 Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Rowing - Semifinals

· Qualifying in swimming's 4x200m freestyle relay, an event in which the United States, led by Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte is the gold medal favorite.

· LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the U.S. men's volleyball team against Germany. The American men won their first Olympic gold in 20 years in Beijing and have been surging recently as they look to repeat as Olympic champions.

· LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the U.S. men's water polo team against Romania. The U.S. men earned a surprise silver in Beijing, but are focused on gold in London. Led by captain Tony Azevedo, the team sacrificed hundreds of thousands of dollars collectively by not playing professionally overseas this year to train together for the Olympics.

· Plus, LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of beach volleyball, always one of the most electric sports of the Games, from the heart of ceremonial London, at Horse Guards Parade. Americans Todd Rogers and Phil Dalhausser are the defending Olympic champions. And LIVE coverage of the always unpredictable whitewater canoeing, with Olympic medals on the line. Also, the rowing competition becomes more pressure-packed, with semifinals from prestigious Eton Dorney.

8 p.m. - Midnight (ET/PT)
Women's Gymnastics - Team Gold Medal Final
Swimming - Gold Medal Finals
Men's 200M Butterfly
Men's 4 x 200M Freestyle Relay
Women's 200M Freestyle
Women's 200M Individual Medley
Women's Diving - Synchronized Platform Gold Medal Final

· Gymnastics takes center stage as the reigning world champion U.S. women seek their first Olympic crown since the "Magnificent Seven" struck gold at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. Michigan's Jordyn Wieber, the 2011 world all-around champion, and Gabby Douglas, who trained for the Games alongside four-time Beijing medalist Shawn Johnson, lead an American team of Olympic newcomers that is favored for gold over rivals Russia, Romania and China.

· Michael Phelps has his busiest night of the Games. First, he will swim for what is expected to be his third straight 200m butterfly gold medal - which could also give him 19 career medals, setting a new record. Less than an hour later, Phelps will be back in the pool for the 4x200m freestyle relay. This time, he teams up with Ryan Lochte on a U.S. squad that is favored for gold - which could give Phelps career medal No. 20. In the women's 200m freestyle, 17-year-old phenom Missy Franklin and Allison Schmitt, who took the year off from the University Georgia to train alongside Phelps under coach Bob Bowman, will challenge Italy's Federica Pellegrini, who has dominated the event by winning two world titles and setting a world record since she won gold in Beijing.

· What's harder than diving from 33 feet in the air with perfect form? Doing it in perfect sync with the person next to you. That's the challenge for the divers in the women's synchronized platform competition. Another challenge: topping China, which has won gold all three times the event has been contested.

12:35 a.m. - 1:35 a.m. (ET/PT)
Swimming - Semifinals
Women's Beach Volleyball - Kessy/Ross (U.S.) vs. Van Iersel/Keizer (Netherlands)

· Coverage includes beach volleyball from historic Horse Guards Parade and also semifinal action from the pool at the Olympic Aquatics Centre, as top swimmers try to qualify for Wednesday's finals.


4 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Men's Basketball - (LIVE)
U.S. vs. Tunisia (LIVE)
China vs. Russia (LIVE)
France vs. Argentina (LIVE)
Women's Soccer - U.S. vs. North Korea (LIVE)
Equestrian -
Eventing, Team Jumping Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Individual Jumping Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Beach Volleyball -
Men's - Alison/Emanuel (Brazil) vs. Heuscher/Bellaguarda (Switzerland)
Women's - Talita/Antonelli (Brazil) vs. Goller/Ludwig (Germany)
Men's Water Polo - Hungary vs. Montenegro (LIVE)
Men's Volleyball - Brazil vs. Russia
Men's Fencing - IndividuAl Gold Medal Final

· The U.S. men's basketball team, led by LeBron James and Kobe Bryant, is back in action with its second game of the Olympic tournament, against Tunisia. Also live on the network, the U.S. women's soccer team faces North Korea.


7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tennis - (LIVE)
Singles Early Rounds
Doubles Quarterfinals

· The men's and women's singles and doubles tennis competitions continue with live coverage from the historic grass courts of Wimbledon.


9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Men's Shooting - Skeet Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Women's Field Hockey - U.S. vs. Argentina (LIVE)
Women's Soccer - Qualifying Round (LIVE)
Canada vs. Sweden (LIVE)
France vs. Colombia (LIVE)
Great Britain vs. Brazil (LIVE)
Weightlifting - Gold Medal Finals
Women's Table Tennis - Semifinal
Archery - Individual Elimination Round
Badminton - Qualifying Round

· The U.S. women's field hockey team has a rematch with Argentina, the world power it upset in the final of the 2011 Pan American Games to qualify for London. Plus live women's soccer.


5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Boxing - Elimination Bouts

· Jamel Herring, a 26-year-old Marine who served two tours in Iraq, begins his Olympic run on the fourth day of boxing coverage.


4 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Men's Basketball - Qualifying Round
U.S. vs. Tunisia (LIVE)
France vs. Argentina (LIVE)
China vs. Russia (LIVE)
Australia vs. Spain (LIVE)
Great Britain vs. Brazil (LIVE)
Lithuania vs. Nigeria (LIVE)


9:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer - Qualifying Round
U.S. vs. North Korea (LIVE)
Canada vs. Sweden (LIVE)
Great Britain vs. Brazil (LIVE)
Japan vs. South Africa
France vs. Colombia
New Zealand vs. Cameroon


9 a.m. - 3 p.m. (ET/PT)
Swimming - Qualifying Heats
Men's Basketball - Qualifying Round
Beach Volleyball - Qualifying Round
Men's Volleyball - Qualifying Round
Boxing - Elimination Bouts
Tennis - Qualifying Rounds
Midnight - 2:30 a.m. (ET/PT)
Women's Gymnastics - Team Gold Medal Final
Swimming - Gold Medal Finals
Women's Diving - Synchronized Platform Gold Medal Final

Become a Fan, Follower & Subscriber