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London 2012: Day 7.

Our very own Austra Skujyte is in position to medal in the Heptathlon.  GO CATS, even if it costs USA a medal.  Priorities.  (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
Our very own Austra Skujyte is in position to medal in the Heptathlon. GO CATS, even if it costs USA a medal. Priorities. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)
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(Reports coming out of State College indicate that the Paterno family has filed an appeal with Bring on the Cats to stop Jon from continuing with these Olympic updates. However, until such time as an official ruling is handed down, they will continue. You can discuss this developing situation here, or just use it as an open thread like sane individuals would.)

Today's Olympic WTF?: "WTF is up with sailing? How do they keep score?" Each sailing event consists of 10 preliminary races followed by a medal race, with the exception of the men's 49er (which is the same as the others, except it has 15 prelims) and the women's Elliott (which is a round-robin series of head-to-head races leading to a knockout round). Save for the Elliott, each entrant receives a number of points based on their finish in each race -- one point for first, two for second, and so on. Racers who are disqualified from a race for any reason receive points equal to last place plus one. At the end of the preliminaries, each skipper's worst result is tossed out, and the top ten in the standings proceed to the medal race with their scores intact; the points given in the medal race are doubled (two for first, four for second, etc.) and cannot be discarded for being the skipper's worst race of the event. The lowest three scores after the medal race win the medals, so realistically anyone more than 18 points off the lead going into the medal race can't possibly win the gold.

And now, the recap of Day 7 and your guide to day 8:

Archery: South Korean Jin Hyek Oh won the gold in a rout, beating Japan's Takaharu Furukawa 7-1 in the final. China's Dai Xiaoxiang took the bronze with a 6-5 decision over Dutchman Rick van der Ven.

Affleets: In qualifications which didn't conclude with medals today (that is, all of them except the men's shot put): Amanda Smock finished 27th in the women's triple jump qualifications, failing to advance. All three Americans qualified in men's 400 hurdles, as Michael Tinsley and Angelo Taylor won their heats and Kerron Clement also moved on. Kibwe Johnson had the fifth-best throw in men's hammer and advances; A.G. Kruger did not qualify. Francena McCorory, DeeDee Trotter, Sanya Richards-Ross ALL won their heats to move on in the women's 400m; in the women's 100m, Carmelita Jeter and Allyson Felix won their heats, with Tianna Madison also moving on. Evan Jager and Donald Cabral qualified for the men's 3000m steeplechase final, but Kyle Alcorn was eliminated. Marquise Goodwin and Will Claye move on in the men's long jump while George Kitchens failed to advance. Leonel Manzano, Andrew Wheating, Matthew Centrowitz all moved on in the men's 1500. Finally, Stephanie Brown Trafton qualified in women's discus; teammates Aretha Thurmond and Gia Lewis-Smallwood did not.

There were two finals today; in the men's shot put, Tomasz Majewski of Poland captured the gold while Germany's David Storl won silver. Reese Hoffa brought home USA bronze, barely edging out teammate Christian Cantwell. Ryan Whiting finished 9th. In the women's 10k, Ethiopia's Tirunesh Dibaba took the gold, followed by Kenyans Sally Jepkosgei Kipyego and Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot. Amy Hastings, Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, and Lisa Uhl finished together, all with personal bests, at 11th, 12th, and 13th. Wrapping up track and field with the heptathlon, Hyleas Fountain leads the Americans in fifth place, with Sharon Day 18th and Chantae McMillan 25th. Britain's Jessica Ennis is the leader, and by a fairly wide margin; the distance between her and the second-place heptathlete -- K-State's Austra Skujyte of Lithuania -- is wider than the margin between Skujyte and eleventh place.

Badminton: Saina Nehwal of India failed to break up the Chinese hegemony in women's singles, losing 21-13/21-13 to Wang Yihan. In the other semifinal, Li Xuerui defeated teammate Wang Xin 22-20/21-18. In the men's semis, Malaysian Lee Chong Wei did manage to get past China's Chen Long 21-13/21-14, while China's Lin Dan knocked off South Korean Hyun Il Lee 21-12/21-10. In mixed doubles, Joachim Fischer and Christinna Pedersen of Denmark took the bronze by beating Tontowi Ahmad and Lilianna Natsir of Indonesia 21-12/21-12; in the all-Chinese final, Zhang Nan and Zhao Yunlei beat Xu Chen and Ma Jin 21-11/21-17 for the gold.

Basketball: Women's group A: Croatia beat Angola 75-56, Turkey drilled China 82-55, and Team USA stomped the Czech Republic 88-61. Team USA, China, and Turkey are through to the quarters; the Czechs are tied with Croatia for the final spot, but the Czechs have a much easier opponent on Sunday in Angola. In group B, Australia handled Russia 70-66, Canada got past Brazil 79-73, and France beat Great Britain 80-77 in overtime; France, Australia, Russia, and Canada have all secured advancement to the quarterfinals.

Beach Volleyball: Jennifer Kessy and April Ross advanced to the quarterfinals with a straight set win over Switzerland's Simone Kuhn and Nadine Zumkehr. Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers, however, were eliminated in straight sets by the Italian duo of Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo.

Boxing: Raushee Warren lost 19-18 to Frenchman Nordine Oubaali in their flyweight round of 16 bout; welterweight Errol Spence also lost, 13-11 to India's Krishan Vikas. Team USA's men have now all officially been eliminated; not a single one of them managed to reach the quarterfinals. It is by far the most inglorious performance by the United States in the history of Olympic boxing.

Canoe/Kayak: off day.

Cycling: Team USA took second place in the qualifications for women's team pursuit, trailing behind the world record-setting British. In men's team pursuit, it was an all-Commonwealth medal stand. Great Britain took the gold, with Australia winning silver and New Zealand bronze. No Americans rode in women's keirin, which was won by Britain's Victoria Pendleton. Silver went to China's Guo Shang, and Lee Wai Sze Hong Kong won bronze.

Diving: Christina Loukas and Cassidy Krug both easily survived the women's 3m springboard preliminaries

Equestrian: After Day 2 of the dressage grand prix, Steffen Peters and Ravel are the highest-placed Americans at sixth overall. Tina Konyot and Calecto V are in 27th, Jan Ebeling and Rafalca in 30th, Adrienne Lyle and Wizard in 35th. The USA is in fifth place in the team dressage event heading into next Tuesday's final, but they're closer to last than they are to the medal stand.

Fencing: Team USA finished in eighth (last) place in the men's team sabre, falling 45-33 in the quarterfinals to Russia, 45-28 to China in the classification match, and then 45-35 to Belarus in the seventh-place match. Italy beat Russia 45-40 to claim the bronze; South Korea took the gold with a decisive 45-26 win over Romania.

Football: Women's quarterfinals: France eliminated Sweden 2-1, Japan blanked Brazil 2-0, and Canada surprised Great Britain 2-0. Team USA shut out New Zealand 2-0 on goals from Abby Wambach and Sydney Leroux, but in a fairly important development Wambach and Carli Lloyd both picked up yellow cards. They're going to have to behave now, or risk being suspended at a time when they're desperately needed.

Gymnastics: off day while the Trampoline competition is held.

Handball: In women's group A Angola beat Great Britain 31-25, Croatia nipped Montenegro 27-26, and Russia edged Brazil 31-27. In group B, France got past South Korea 24-21, Spain squeaked past Sweden 25-24, and Norway scored with only 12 seconds to go to top Denmark 24-23 to secure their spot in the quarterfinals. Russia, Brazil, Croatia, Montenegro, France, South Korea, and Spain are also through to the quarterfinals; the final round of group play Sunday will only matter for quarterfinal seeding.

Hockey, Field: In men's group A, Australia and Argentina battled to a 2-2 tie, Great Britain beat Pakistan 4-1, and Spain beat South Africa 3-2. In group B, the Netherlands thumped New Zealand 5-1, Germany beat India 5-2, and Belgium edged South Korea 2-1.

Judo: Teddy Riner of France won the men's +100kg over Russia's Alexander Mikhaylin; Brazilian Rafael Silva and Germany's Andreas Toelzer shared bronze. In women's +78kg the gold went to Cuba's Idalys Ortiz, who defeated Japan's Mika Sugimoto; the bronze was shared by Britain's Karina Bryant and China's Tong Wen. That concludes Judo for the 2012 games, our most enduring memory of which will be Kayla Harrison's gold medal.

Rowing: Thomas Peszek and Silas Stafford came in second in Final B of the men's pair, earning eighth place; Final A was won by New Zealand's Eric Murray and Hamish Bond, with the French pair of Germain Chardin and Dorian Mortelette winning silver and the bronze going to the home team of George Nash and William Satch. Margot Shumway and Sarah Trowbridge failed to medal in women's double sculls, finishing in sixth place. Anna Watkins and Katherine Grainger brought home gold for the British, with Australia's Kim Crow and Brooke Pratley winning silver and Magdalena Fularczyk and Julia Michalska of Poland claiming bronze. Ken Jurkowski finished dead last in Final D of the men's single sculls, thus finishing 24th overall; Mahe Drysdale of New Zealand won the gold, Czech Ondrej Synek the silver, and Britain's Alan Campbell took bronze. Finally, Germany claimed gold in the men's quad sculls, with Croatia winning silver and Australia bronze.

Sailing: Two events are now complete save for the actual medal races. Zach Railey finished 12th and 19th in men's Finn, leaving him in 12th overall, and therefore will not be racing in the medal race on Sunday. Only the Danish, British, and Dutch teams have a chance for gold at this point; France, Croatia, and Slovenia are still in position to medal. Men's Star is also set for the medal race, and after finishing 3rd and 11th today Mark Mendelblatt and Brian Fatih qualified in 6th place. However, the medal stand is out of reach as they're 19 points out of 3rd and you can only make up 18 points in the medal race. Britain is on the cusp of gold here, while Brazil and Sweden are almost certain to medal.

As for the events with heats remaining, Rob Crane went 19/8 in races 7-8 of men's Laser; the latter result was his best run by far, and lifted him to 26th overall. It's all but impossible for Crane to reach the medal race at this point. Races 7-8 of women's Laser Radial saw Paige Railey suffer a horrible day, finishing in 21st and 20th; she drops to ninth overall, and needs a good day tomorrow along with some help. In men's 470, the American team of Stuart McNay and Graham Biehl posted 10th and 3rd place results, vaulting them up to 11th overall after four races. Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan finished 7th and 3rd in the opening pair of women's 470 heats, and are fourth overall. Finally, in men's 49er races 9-11, Erik Storck and Trevor Moore were all over the map, finishing 2nd, 17th, and 5th. Still, that was enough to jump them from 13th overall to 10th, and their chances of reaching the medal race have dramatically improved.

Shooting: Michael McPhail finished men's 50m rifle prone qualification tied for fourth with eight other shooters, but came up three-tenths of a point short in the shootoff and missed the final, finishing 9th. Eric Uptagrafft was 16th. In the final, gold medalist Belarussian Sergei Martynov set a new final round world record with a score of 105.5, which gave him the overall event world record as well as he'd qualified with a perfect 600. Belgian Lionel Cox took silver and Raymond Debevec of Slovenia claimed bronze. In men's 25m rapid fire pistol, Emil Milev finished 13th and Keith Sanderson 14th in qualifications, failing to reach the final. Russian Alexei Klimov set a qualifying world record with a score of 592, but faltered in the final and finished fourth. Leuris Pupo of Cuba tied the world final record with a 34 and won the gold; Vijay Kumar of India took silver, and the bronze went to Ding Feng of China.

Swimming: In morning heats, Jessica Hardy barely qualified for the semifinals of the women's 50 free; Kara Lynn Joyce finished tied with two other swimmers for the 16th and final spot, but finished second in the swim-off and was eliminated. Hardy later qualified for the final. In the men's 1500 free heats, Connor Jaeger qualified for the final by the skin of his teeth; Andrew Gemmell did not. Team USA (Rachel Bootsma, Breeja Larson, Claire Donahue, and Jessica Hardy) qualified for the final of the women's 4x100 medley relay; the men (Nick Thoman, Eric Shanteau, Tyler McGill, and Cullen Jones) did likewise, posting the best heat time on the morning.

Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Beisel won USA GOLD and bronze in the women's 200 backstroke. Franklin absolutely crushed the final, setting a new world record and winning by almost two full seconds. Russian Anastasia Zueva took the silver. Michael Phelps won yet another USA GOLD in the men's 100 fly. Chad le Clos of South Africa won the silver, and Russian Evgeny Korotyshkin the bronze; Tyler McGill finished seventh. Katie Ledecky set a new Americas record while capturing the third USA GOLD of the afternoon in the women's 800 free; Mireia Belmonte Garcia of Spain won the silver, with the gold going to Britain's Rebecca Adlington. Australia's Lauren Boyle set a new Oceania record, yet finished fourth, a full eight seconds off Ledecky's pace. Finally, Florent Manaudou of France took the gold in the men's 50 free; Cullen Jones won USA silver and Cesar Ceieo of Brazil took the bronze. Anthony Ervin finished fifth.

Table Tennis: Team USA was wiped out in straight sets by Japan in the first round of women's team. The men's team matches also took place

Tennis: Roger Federer needed three sets and a crazy 19-17 third-set win to get past Juan Martin Del Potro and reach the men's gold medal match. Andy Murray escaped Novak Djokovic 7-5/7-5 in the other men's semifinal. In the women's semis, Maria Sharapova took down Maria Kirilenko in straight sets and Serena Williams wasted Victoria Azarenka 6-1/6-2. The Bryan brothers won 6-4/6-4 over the French duo of Julien Bennetau and Richard Gasquet in the men's doubles semifinals; the other match also had Frenchmen, with Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga escaping Spain's David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez in three sets, the third set going 18-16. In women's doubles, the Williams sisters quarterfinal match against Russians Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova was postponed, and Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond were knocked out 6-1/7-6 by Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of the Czech Republic. Finally, in the mixed doubles quarterfinals the team of Raymond and Mike Bryan defeated Argentinians Del Potro and Gisela Dulko 6-2/7-5.

Trampoline: Steven Gluckstein finished dead last in the qualifications for men's trampoline. In the final, the gold went to China's brilliantly-named Dong Dong, and his teammate Lu Chunkung won the bronze; Dmitry Ushakov of Russia claimed the silver.

Volleyball: Women's group A: Russia beat Japan 3-1, the Dominican Republic swept Great Britain, and Italy blanked Algeria. Russia, Italy, and Japan are safely through to the quarterfinals; the Dominicans' win today gives them a strong inside track for the fourth slot. In group B, Brazil needed five sets to get past China, Turkey also needed five to dispatch South Korea, and Team USA swept Serbia. Team USA and South Korea have guaranteed advancement; China advances if they beat South Korea Sunday OR if Team USA knocks off Turkey Sunday, which is likely; otherwise, they're going to have to hope Serbia beats Brazil, in which case both China and Turkey advance regardless of their own results. If China and Brazil both win Sunday, they both advance and Turkey is eliminated.

Water Polo: Wrapping up women's preliminaries, Spain beat Hungary 13-11, Australia upended Russia 11-8, Italy doubling up Great Britain 10-5, and Team USA got away from the Chinese 7-6.

Weightlifting: American Kendrick Farris was third in men's 85kg group B in the morning session, but fell out of medal contention quickly once the group A lifters got to work in the afternoon, finishing tenth overall. Adrian Edward Zielinski of Poland took the gold; silver went to Russia's Apti Aukhadov, while Kianoush Rostami of Iran won the bronze. In the women's 75kg, Svetlana Podobedova of Kazakhstan took the gold; Russian Natalya Zabolotnaya won the silver, and the bronze went to Belarussian Iryna Kulesha.

MEDAL COUNT: Team USA maintains a slim one-medal lead over the Chinese, 43-42. Russia's third at 23; Great Britain had a pretty good day, moving up to fourth with 22, and Japan's in fifth with 21. Germany's at 20, France 19, and South Korea fell all the way to eighth with 16. As for golds, Team USA leads China 21-20 with South Korea still in third at nine. Britain and France have eight each, Germany five, and tied at seventh with four are North Korea, Italy, and those plucky Kazakhs.

Tomorrow (all times Central):

Remember, all events available live streaming if you can get it to work. The broadcast details I give here are TV-specific. They also don't necessarily imply coverage of any particular competitor or team matchup unless specified.

Archery: DONE. Goodbye, shooty friends. See you in 2016.

Athletics: Again, we're going to have to resort to the bullet list for sanity's sake:

  • 4:00am: Men's 100m preliminaries (no Americans in prelims)
  • 4:05am: HEPTATHLON - Long Jump (Sharon Day, Chantae McMillan, Hyleas Fountain)
  • 4:20am: Women's Pole Vault qualifications (Jennifer Suhr, Becky Holliday, Lacy Janson)
  • 4:35am: Men's 400m Round 1 (Tony McQuay, Lashawn Merritt, Bryshon Nellum)
  • 5:35am: Women's 3000m Steeplechase Round 1 (Shalaya Kipp, Emma Coburn, Bridget Franek)
  • 5:40am: HEPTATHLON: Javelin
  • 6:30am: Men's 100m Round 1 (Justin Gatlin, Tyson Gay, Ryan Bailey)
  • 1100am: Men's 20k Race Walk FINAL (Trevor Barron)
  • 1:00pm: Men's 400m Hurdles semifinals (Kerron Clement, Angelo Taylor, Michael Tinsley)
  • 1:30pm: Women's Discus FINAL (Stephanie Brown Trafton)
  • 1:35pm: Women's 100m semifinals (Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix)
  • 1:55pm: Men's Long Jump FINAL (Marquise Goodwin and Will Claye)
  • 2:05pm: Women's 400m semifinals (Sanya Richards-Ross, Francena McCorory, DeeDee Trotter)
  • 2:35pm: HEPTATHLON FINAL - 800m
  • 3:15pm: Men's 10k FINAL (Matthew Tegenkamp, Dathan Ritzenhein, Galen Rupp)
  • 3:55pm: Women's 100m FINAL

(LIVE: men's 10K NBC 3:15-4pm; tape delay highlights: NBC 10:15-10:45am, 12:30-1pm, Primetime, and Late Night; MSNBC 3:45-5pm)

Badminton: Men's doubles semi-finals at 3am, with Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng of China taking on Kien Keat Koo and Boon Heong Tan of Malaysia and Denmark's Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen facing South Koreans Jae Sung Chung and Yong Dae Lee. The women's doubles bronze medal match pitting Russians Valeria Sorokina and Nina Vislova against Canadians Alex Bruce and Michele Li is at 4:30am, with Tian Qing and Zhao Yunlei of China facing Mizuki Fujii and Reika Kakiiwa of Japan for the gold at 9:45; in between those matches, the women's singles bronze (India's Saina Nehwal against Wang Xin of China) and gold (Chinese face-off between Wang Yihan and Li Xuerui) take place at 7:30 and 8:15 respectively. (tape-delay: MSNBC 10:15-11am, 12:45-1:30pm)

Basketball: In men's group B, we've got Russia-Spain, China-Brazil, and Great Britain-Australia. Men's group A: Tunisia-France, Nigeria-Argentina, and USA-Lithuania. (All games LIVE on either NBCSN or NBC Specialty; USA-Lithuania at 8:30am on NBCSN)

Beach Volleyball: Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh-Jennings take on Marlene van Iersel and Sanne Keizer in the women's round of 16 at 3pm. An hour later, Jacob Gibb and Sean Rosenthal meet Russians Konstantin Semenov and Sergei Prokopyev in the men's round of 16. (LIVE: NBCSN 7-8am, NBC 4-5pm; tape delay: NBC Primetime)

Boxing: Men's light fly round of 16 at 7:30am and 2:30pm; men's light welterweight at 8:30 and 3:30; men's light heavyweight at 9:30 and 4:30. Not a single American to be found. (LIVE: CNBC 7:30-10:30am, 2:30-5:30pm)

Canoe/Kayak: off day.

Cycling: Jimmy Watkins represents the USA in Men's sprint; qualifying begins at 4am, 1/16 finals at 5:01, 1/16 repechages and 1/8 finals at 10am, 1/8 repechages at 11:34, and the 9-12 placement races at 12:20pm. Day one of the men's Omnium event has the 250m time trial at 4:30am, the 30km points race at 10:54, and the elimination race at 12:25pm; Robert Lea rides for the Americans. Team USA will face Australia head-to-head in the first round of the women's team pursuit at about 10:20am; the finals begin at 11:42. (tape delay highlights: NBC 8-8:30am, 1-1:45pm, Late Night)

Diving: The women's 3m springboard semifinal begins at 8:30am, with Cassidy Krug and Christina Loukas trying to advance to the final. (tape delay: NBC Primetime)

Equestrian: Day one of the jumping events kicks off at 4:30am. Mclain Ward on Antares, Reed Kessler aboard Cylana, Rich Fellers riding Flexible, and Beezie Madden on Via Volo will jump for the Americans. (tape delay highlights: NBCSN 2:30-3:30pm)

Fencing: Team USA meets Italy in the quarterfinals of the women's team epee at 4:30 am. Semifinals are at 6am, placement matches for 5-8 at 9am, the bronze at noon, and the gold medal match at 1:15pm. (Not televised today.)

Football: Men's quarterfinals: Japan-Egypt, Mexico-Senegal, Brazil-Honduras, and Great Britain-South Korea. (All quarterfinals LIVE on NBCSN or NBC Specialty.)

Gymnastics: off day while the Trampoline competition is held.

Handball: Men's group A: Tunisia-Great Britain, Sweden-Argentina, and Iceland-France. Group B games include South Korea-Serbia, Croatia-Denmark, and Hungary-Spain. (Not televised today.)

Hockey, Field: In women's group A, we have Netherlands-South Korea, Japan-Belgium, and China-Great Britain; group B is Australia-South Africa, Germany-Argentina, and Team USA faces New Zealand at 1pm. (LIVE: USA-New Zealand NBCSN 1pm)

Judo: DONE, because an American winning a gold medal was just too much. Or, you know, because they were all done. Whichever.

Rowing: Finals of the women's single sculls (Genevra Stone in the B final at 3:30am), men's and women's light double sculls (Kristin Hedstrom and Julie Nichols in the B final at 4:15am, I think), and men's four (Team USA racing for gold at about 5:50am). (tape delay highlights: NBC 2:45-3:15pm)

Sailing: Races 9-10 of men's Laser and women's Laser Radial, races 7-8 of both RS-X events, races 5-6 of men's 470, races 3-4 of women's 470, and the final head-to-heads in women's Elliott. (Not televised today.)

Shooting: At 3am, the qualifications for both women's 50m 3-position rifle (Amanda Furrer and Jamie Lynn Gray shooting for the USA) and women's trap (Corey Cogdell and Skeet gold medalist Kim Rhode) take place; the finals of the former are at 6:45, with the trap final at 9am. (tape delay: NBCSN 3:30-4pm)

Swimming: Finals in the women's 50 free (Jessica Hardy, 1:30pm), men's 1500 free (Connor Jaeger, 1:36), and both 4x100 medley relays (women at 2:07, men at 2:27). (tape delay highlights and finals: NBC Primetime)

Table Tennis: First round of the men's team event, and quarterfinals for women's team. (Not televised today.)

Tennis: Maria Kirilenko plays Victoria Azarenka for the bronze at 6am, followed by Serena Williams taking on Maria Sharapova in the women's singles final. At approximately 8am, Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet of France meet David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez of Spain for the bronze in men's doubles; they're followed by Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France facing off against Americans Mike and Bob Bryan for the gold. In a match postponed from today, the Williams sisters will meet Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova of Russia in a women's doubles semifinal. The postponed mixed doubles quarterfinals will also take place, followed by the scheduled semifinals, which will include Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond for the USA.(LIVE: women's singles final, NBC 8am; men's doubles final, NBCSN 10:30am)

Trampoline: The women's qualification begins at 8am, with Savannah Vinsant last in the competition order for the USA, so I'm not sure what time you should have your eyes peeled if you want to see it live. It will certainly be before 9:26am, as that's when the final will commence. (tape delay highlights: NBC, 10-10:15am)

Triathlon: The women's triathlon starts at 3am. Laura Bennett, Sarah Groff, and Gwen Jorgensen represent the USA. (LIVE: NBCSN 3-5:15am)

Volleyball: In men's group A, we've got Great Britain-Poland, Australia-Italy, and Argentina-Bulgaria. In group B, it's Germany-Tunisia, Brazil-Serbia, and at 10:45am Team USA takes on Russia. (LIVE: USA-Russia NBC 10:45am; Brazil-Serbia NBCSN 4pm)

Water Polo: Croatia-Australia, Greece-Spain, and Italy-Kazakhstan make up tomorrow's men's group A action; group B has Montenegro-Romania, Hungary-Great Britain, and Team USA meets Serbia at 1:40pm. (LIVE: USA-Serbia NBC 1:45pm; tape delay: Montenegro-Romania 7:45-8:30am joined in progress)

Weightlifting: The men's 94kg event starts at 9:30am, with the second flight at 1pm. No Americans today. (tape delay highlights: MSNBC 3:15-3:45pm)