Published July 29, 2012
Wow, what a wild Day One at the 2012 Summer Olympics, huh?! Oh, sorry, forgot: "spoiler alert." But seriously, NBC's coverage of these Games so far has been pretty ridiculous -- our West Coast friends didn't see Ryan Lochte beat Michael Phelps on their TVs until roughly 10 hours after it actually happened. It's 2012, let's go people!
Fortunately, Day Two at the London Games brings with it plenty of live events to watch, headlined by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Team USA basketball opening their defense of the Olympic gold medal against France.
What To Watch at the Olympics, Sunday, July 29:
Men's Handball - Croatia vs. South Korea, 8:15 a.m., MSNBC
The Internet has fallen in love with handball. Join the craze!
Tennis - Andy Roddick vs. Martin Klizan (First Round), 8:30 a.m., Bravo
After not participating int he 2008 Games, Andy Roddick is back in what is likely his final Olympics, and playing at Wimbledon, a venue he has thrice advance to the finals (2004, 2005 and 2009). Later in the day, Serena and Venus Williams open women's doubles first-round action at 12:30 p.m. ET.
Men's Basketball - Team USA vs. France (preliminary round), 9:30 a.m. ET, NBC Sports Network
A pretty great way to start a Sunday morning, with Team USA opening its quest for a second-straight gold medal against Tony Parker and France. Hey, remember when the U.S. got bronze in 2004? That was weird.
Men's Volleyball - United States vs. Serbia (preliminary round), 11:45 a.m. ET, NBC
Follow-up basketball with volleyball, quite simply one of the fastest, more exciting sports at the Olympics.
Men's Water Polo - United States vs. Montenegro (preliminary round), 2:40 p.m. ET, NBC
Water Polo might be the hardest sport in the Olympics. Hey, did you know we have a water polo blog? We do! Check out The Skip Shot!
Women's Field Hockey - United States vs. Germany, 4:15 p.m. ET, NBC Sports Network
Sure, why not?!
Swimming - Men's 4x100m Free Relay, 8 p.m. ET, NBC
As you should know by now, this event will be tape-delayed and shown on NBC in primetime. If you want to watch it live, it's at 4 p.m. ET, and will be streaming online here. And if you needed a reason to tune in for this event, here's a reminder as to what happened in 2008:
For more on the Olympics, visit our dedicated 2012 London Olympics hub.