What to watch on Tuesday night

Maggie Hendricks
August 12, 2008

8:00 ET, NBC: China will attempt to continue their world domination at diving in the women's synchronized 10m platform. China has won every diving gold awarded at the Beijing games.

9:00 ET, NBC: Michael Phelps will have two chances for gold tonight, with the 200m fly and the 4x200m free relay. The two races are scheduled for less than an hour apart, so Phelps' endurance will undoubtedly be tested. (I do believe he'll pass that test.) Katie Hoff will also take to the pool twice in the 200m free and 200m IM.

10:00 ET, NBC: After their Murphy's Law qualification round, the women's gymnastics team is hoping to bounce back to a gold. China, in first after qualification, won't let the USA get the gold easily.

12:00 ET, CNBC: U.S.A softball will take on its biggest rival in Australia, softball's perennial also-ran. The U.S. has won every gold awarded to softball in the Olympics, while Australia has brought home two silvers and a bronze.

*As usual, many of the events above are scheduled to air live in primetime for the Eastern and Central time zones only, but our friends in the Mountain and Pacific time zones will have to watch a tape of the event. Feel free to email NBC at nbcolympicsfeedback@nbcuni.com to share your feelings on this policy.

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