With so many gold medals up for grabs on Saturday, Aug. 11, it's kind of hard deciding which ones to watch. Here's a breakdown of the most popular events of the day and when to watch them live. The events can be live-streamed on NBC's Olympics website.
Mexico faces its toughest challenge Saturday against Brazil in the gold medal match.Wake up early to catch the men's soccer gold medal match between Brazil and Mexico at 10 a.m. ET. Some have called Mexico's run to the final unprecedented, but soccer fans the world over have known even before the Games began that the team would be vying for the gold against Brazil. On Friday, Mexico head coach Luis Fernando Tena confirmed that Giovani dos Santos, one of Mexico's best players, will not suit up for the final after injuring his knee in the semifinal against Japan. The game will be aired live on NBC Sports Network and Telemundo. Join the live chat with Yahoo! Sports expert Brooks Peck starting at 9:45 a.m. ET.
In women's basketball action, America's most dominant team will go for its fifth straight gold medal and 41st win in a row in a faceoff against a French squad that has never medaled in Olympic competition. Tipoff for the women is at 4 p.m. ET. Join Yahoo! Sports expert Jeremy Stone during a live chat of the women's basketball final starting at 3:45 p.m. ET on Saturday.
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After finishing with a silver medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the U.S. women's volleyball team will be seeking redemption in the gold-medal rematch against Brazil starting at 1:30 p.m. ET from Earl's Court. Should Team USA win, it will be the first-ever gold medal in women's volleyball for America since the sport was introduced at the Olympics in 1964.
Eight gold medals will be distributed during a busy day at Olympic Stadium, which concludes with the men's 4x100-meter relay final at 4 p.m. ET. The race features the showdown between the U.S. and Jamaica, and though the Americans ran the fastest qualifying time during Friday's heats in 37.38 seconds, that's nothing to be excited about. The other finals are the men's 50km race walk at 4 a.m. ET, the women's 20km race walk at 12 p.m. ET, the women's high jump at 2 p.m. ET, the men's javelin throw at 2:20 p.m. ET, the men's 5000m at 2:30 p.m. ET, the women's 800m at 3:00 p.m. ET, and the women's 4x400m relay at 3:25 p.m. ET.
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Boxing fans have a full day of action to enjoy with gold medals within arm's reach in five different weight classes including middleweight and heavyweight. Taekwondo fans can get their kicks watching the men's and women's heavyweight gold-medal matches.
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