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'Most-Decorated Olympian' Michael Phelps Returns to Pool Tonight on NBC

Michael Phelps, the most-decorated Olympian of all time with 19 medals and Ryan Lochte each compete in the 200 individual medley semifinals on NBC in primetime on Wednesday. Also in primetime, Ryan Lochte swims the 200m backstroke semifinals, and Missy Franklin looks to earn her second gold medal - third medal overall - in the women's 4x200 freestyle relay. Gymnasts Danell Leyva and John Orozco compete in the men's all-around gold medal final.

LIVE (ET/CT) on NBC in daytime, Team USA's Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal vs. Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Ruslans Sorokins of Latvia compete in men's beach volleyball from the Her Majesty's Horse Guards Parade in the heart of ceremonial London at 11:30 a.m. Also LIVE (ET/CT) on NBC daytime, Team USA's women's volleyball team competes against China at 3 p.m.

LIVE on NBC Sports Network at 4 a.m. ET, Team USA's women's basketball team continues their quest for their fifth straight gold as they take on Turkey. In women's soccer, host nation Great Britain faces Uruguay at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales LIVE at 2:45 p.m. ET.

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Listings subject to change (all times ET unless otherwise noted). Changes are italicized.

Tomorrow's programming includes:

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1 (DAY 5)

NBC

10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (9 a.m. CT/PT)
Swimming - Qualifying Heats
Men's Beach Volleyball - Gibb/Rosenthal (U.S.) vs. Samoilovs/Sorokins (Latvia) (LIVE)
Women's Volleyball - U.S. vs. China (LIVE)
Women's Water Polo - U.S. vs. Spain (LIVE)
Men's Cycling - Individual Time Trial (LIVE)
Rowing - Gold Medal Finals
Men's Canoeing - Whitewater, K-1 Gold Medal Final
· U.S. stars Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Missy Franklin, and Rebecca Soni are all in the pool, swimming in key qualifying heats.

· LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the U.S. women's volleyball team vs. China. Led by Hugh McCutcheon, who coached the U.S. men to the Olympic title in 2008, the American women are favored to win their first Olympic gold.

· LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of the U.S. women's water polo team vs. Spain. The Americans have earned a medal at each of the three Olympics since women's water polo made its Olympic debut in 2000, but have never won gold. They look to have their strongest team yet in London.

· LIVE (ET/CT) coverage of beach volleyball from Horse Guards Parade in the heart of ceremonial London.

· Cast the team tactics and strategy of the road race aside - cycling's time trial is every rider for himself to see who can be fastest against the clock.

· Plus, gold medal finals in rowing from history-rich Eton Dorney and a gold medal final in men's whitewater canoeing, as athletes maneuver an high-speed, water obstacle course to compete for gold.

8 p.m. - Midnight (ET/PT)
Swimming - Gold Medal Finals
Men's 200M Breaststroke
Men's 100M Freestyle
Women's 200M Butterfly
Women's 4 x 200M Freestyle Relay
Men's Gymnastics - All-Around Gold Medal Final
Women's Beach Volleyball - May-Treanor/Walsh (U.S.) vs. D. Schwaiger/S. Schwaiger (Austria)
Men's Diving -Synchronized Springboard Gold Medal Final
· One night after they go head-to-head in the 200m freestyle, Allison Schmitt and Missy Franklin team up to lead the U.S. in the 4x200m freestyle relay, hoping to reclaim the event from Australia after losing in Beijing for the first time since it was added to the Olympic program in 1996. In the men's 100m freestyle, top American and former Cal standout Nathan Adrian will try to knock off favorite James Magnussen, the brash new leader of Australian swimming, while Auburn-trained Brazilian star Cesar Cielo is also among a deep international field. Japan's Kosuke Kitajima, already the greatest breaststroker of all time, is hoping to complete a third straight sweep of the 100m and 200m breaststroke events as he takes on the longer race tonight. In semifinal action, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte hit the water for the 200m individual medley, while Lochte pulls double-duty in the 200m backstroke.

· In gymnastics, another Japanese legend, triple world champion Kohei Uchimura, looks to cement his status as one of the greatest gymnasts of all-time by winning the Olympic gold he came one place short of four years ago as a 19-year-old in Beijing. Attempting to stand in his way should be two Americans from unlikely backgrounds: Bronx native John Orozco, the 19-year-old son of a former New York Sanitation Department crew supervisor, and Cuban-born Danell Leyva, whose skillful routines are accompanied by the hyper-animated reactions of his coach and stepfather Yin Alvarez.

· Beach volleyball, one of the Games' hottest sports, continues at Horse Guards Parade in the heart of ceremonial London. Just down the road from the Queen's home at Buckingham Palace, the Queens of the sand, Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings, are eyeing a golden three-peat after sweeping the competition in Athens and Beijing without dropping a set.

· In the men's synchronized springboard, diving's odd couple looks to continue its winning ways and help the U.S. onto the medal stand. Separated by 13 years and 1700 miles, four-time Olympian Troy Dumais and Stanford freshman Kristian Ipsen won world silver in 2009 just months after they began training together.

12:35 a.m. - 1:35 a.m. (ET/PT)
Rowing - Semifinals
Women's Cycling - Time Trial

NBC SPORTS NETWORK

4 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Women's Basketball - U.S. vs. Turkey (LIVE)
Women's Handball - Norway vs. Korea
Men's Soccer - Qualifying Round (LIVE)
Brazil vs. New Zealand (LIVE)
Mexico vs. Switzerland (LIVE)
Great Britain vs. Uruguay (LIVE)
Women's Cycling - Time Trial
Men's Field Hockey - Spain vs. Australia (LIVE)
Men & Women's Archery - Individual Elimination Round
Table Tennis -
Men's Singles Quarterfinal
Women's Gold Medal Final
Boxing - Elimination Bouts
NBC SPORTS NETWORK HIGHLIGHTS
· LIVE coverage of the U.S. women's basketball team against Turkey. Led by former UConn stars Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Maya Moore, the Americans are favored to win their fifth straight gold. Plus LIVE coverage of cycling's women's time trial. American Evelyn Stevens, who only bought her first bike in 2008 and gave up a career on Wall Street, is among the medal favorites.

BRAVO

7 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tennis - Early Rounds (LIVE)
BRAVO HIGHLIGHTS
· Tennis continues with live coverage from the historic grass courts of Wimbledon, including the start of the mixed doubles tournament, which makes its return to the Olympics following an 88-year absence

MSNBC

9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Men's Soccer - Qualifying Round (LIVE)
Japan vs. Honduras
Senegal vs. United Arab Emirates (LIVE)
Women's Beach Volleyball -
Slukova/Kolocova (Czech Republic) vs. Cook/Hinchley (Australia) (LIVE)
Larissa/Juliana (Brazil) vs. Klapalova/Hacjeckova (Czech Republic)
Women's Fencing - Sabre Gold Medal Final (LIVE)
Women's Water Polo - Hungary vs. China
Women's Handball - Serbia vs. Denmark
MSNBC HIGHLIGHTS
· In fencing's women's sabre competition, Mariel Zagunis bids for her third straight Olympic gold medal four years after she led an American sweep in the event in Beijing. Plus, live men's soccer and gold medal finals in weightlifting.

CNBC

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Boxing - Elimination Bouts
CNBC HIGHLIGHTS
· Once home to boxing legends Joe Frazier and George Foreman, Olympic boxing's heaviest weight class gets underway.

NBC OLYMPIC BASKETBALL CHANNEL

4 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Women's Basketball - Qualifying Round
U.S. vs. Turkey (LIVE)
Australia vs. Brazil (LIVE)
Canada vs. France (LIVE)
China vs. Angola (LIVE)
Great Britain vs. Russia (LIVE)
Croatia vs. Czech Republic (LIVE)

NBC OLYMPIC SOCCER CHANNEL

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 a.m.
Men's Soccer - Qualifying Round
Brazil vs. New Zealand (LIVE)
Spain vs. Morocco (LIVE)
Great Britain vs. Uruguay (LIVE)
Egypt vs. Belarus
Mexico vs. Switzerland
Japan vs. Honduras
South Korea vs. Gabon
Senegal vs. United Arab Emirates


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