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London 2012: Olympic Open Thread for 8/4/12


What an exciting week for Cal fans and Olympic enthusiasts alike! Some of the most exhilarating moments were courtesy of Calympians, as LEastCoastBears recaps for us. It's now the weekend, but the Calympians are still hard at work. Remember to check out their profiles by clicking the Calympian icon at the bottom of the post and Tweet them your encouragement! Here are today's BLUE AND GOLD plate specials:

Sport Event Live (PST) Broadcast Information Calympian(s)
W Rowing Lt. Double Sculls Final 2AM 3:45PM-4:15 NBC Dave O'Neill (US coach), Julie Nichols (US)
M Rowing Four Final 2:30AM 3:45PM-4:15 NBC Will Dean (Canada)
M Basketball CHN v BRA 8:45AM 8:45AM-10:30 Specialty: Basketball Max Zhang (China)
W Swimming 50 Free Final 11:30 AM 8PM-midnight NBC Jessica Hardy (USA)
M Water Polo SRB v USA 11:40 AM 2:45PM-3:45 NBC Aleksa Saponjic (Serbia), John Mann (USA)
W Swimming 4 x 100 Medley Relay Final 12:07 PM
8PM-midnight NBC Dana Vollmer (USA)
M Swimming 4 x 100 Medley Relay Final
12:27 PM
8PM-midnight NBC Nathan Adrian (USA)

Click on the time under LIVE (PST) to go to NBC's live stream. (CalBear81 and TwistNHook helpfully point out: There are free 4-hour passes available online; just input an email address.) Take advantage of the Saturday to tune in--not only are there Bears in THREE finals, there is also bear-on-bear mayhem in Men's Water Polo!