Summer Olympics 2012 Preview: Medal Events, TV Schedule, Streaming Information And More

Saturday is another full day of action at the 2012 London Olympics, featuring Team USA men's basketball and more. All told, 25 gold medals will be up for grabs, and the United States has a good shot at several of them. Medal events, Team USA, television schedule and online streaming information is below.

The local connection to Saturday's events is via men's basketball, where Deron Williams, Tyson Chandler and Carmelo Anothony will be representing the United States. The men's basketball team faces Lithuania and is favored by 34.5 points. Team USA's best chances for gold on Saturday include Serena Williams taking on Maria Sharapova in the women's singles tennis event, Jamie Lynn Gray in the women's 50m 3 position shooting event, and Carmelita Jeter in the women's 100m sprinting event.

The full lineup of Saturday's medal events:

  • Cycling (women's team pursuit)
  • Fencing (women's team epee)
  • Rowing (women's single sculls, men's light double sculls, women's light double sculls, and men's four)
  • Shooting (women's 50m rifle 3 position and women's trap)
  • Swimming (women's 50m freestyle and 4x100m medley, men's 1500m free and 4x100m medley)
  • Tennis (women's singles and men's doubles)
  • Track & Field (men's 20km walk, women's discus, men's long jump, women's 100m, women's triple jump and women's heptathalon)
  • Badminton (women's singles and doubles)
  • Trampoline (women's)
  • Triathalon (women's)

A complete listing of Saturday's events can be found here. For an updated medal count, visit SI.com's medal tracker. Television coverage of the London Games is provided by NBC. Tennis starts things off at 9 a.m. ET on the flagship network, but things start as early as 3 a.m. ET with boxing on CNBC. For a complete telvision schedule visit NBCOlympics.com. NBC's Live Extra will be streaming all events, with a cable or satellite subscription required for viewing.

Stick with SB Nation New York for more coverage of local athletes in the 2012 Summer Games. For complete coverage from London, check out SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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