Friday's Opening Ceremony will mark the official beginning of the 2012 London Olympics. Athletes in one sport will get a two-day head start on everyone else. Wednesday will mark the actual beginning of the Summer Olympics with a host of women's soccer games. Teams from Groups E, F and G -- highlighted by the United States - will begin pool play on July 25th.
NBC will broadcast the soccer games on three different networks - including a special Olympic channel created just for soccer.
(All times are Eastern)
12:00-2:15 p.m. Women's Soccer: United States vs France (NBC Sports Network)
[ Photos: USA soccer star Hope Solo ]
NBC Sports Network
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Soccer Pregame
12:00-2:15 p.m. Women's Soccer: United States vs France
1:45-3:30 p.m. Women's Soccer: Cameroon vs. Brazil
4:00-6:00 p.m. Women's Soccer: Japan vs. Canada
6:00 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Women's Soccer (replay)
10:30-11:00 a.m. Soccer Pregame
11:00-12:45 p.m. Women's Soccer: Great Britain vs New Zealand
2:30-2:45 p.m. Soccer Pregame
2:30-4:15 p.m. Women's Soccer: Colombia vs North Korea
4:30-6:00 p.m. Women's Soccer: Sweden vs South Africa
NBC Specialty: Soccer
12:00-2:15 p.m. Women's Group G: USA vs. France
2:15-4:30 p.m. Women's Group G: Colombia vs. North Korea
4:30-6:00 p.m. Women's Group E: Great Britain vs. New Zealand
6:00-7:30 p.m. Women's Group F: Japan vs. Canada
7:30-9:00 p.m. Women's Group E: Cameroon vs. Brazil
9:00-10:30 p.m. Women's Group F: Sweden vs. South Africa
10:30 p.m.-12:00 a.m. Women's Group G: USA vs. France (replay)
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