What to watch: Day 8 at the Olympics

Jason Owens
Fourth-Place Medal

Your guide to outsmarting NBC's delayed broadcast schedule.

Michael Phelps has charged forward from a slow start in London to claim three golds and two silvers. Not a bad haul for a guy who's supposedly off his game. Barring a change of heart from Phelps between now and Rio, Saturday will be your absolute last chance to see the greatest Olympian swimmer of all time go for gold. He'll join the 4x100 medley relay team at 3:27 p.m. ET. The women will warm up the pool in their 4x100 medley final at 3:07 p.m. ET.

[ Video: Michael Phelps's mom says he'll hang up his goggles Saturday ]

The rest of the swimming action wraps up with the women sprinting in the 50-meter freestyle final (2:30 p.m. ET) and the men going long in the 1,500-meter freestyle final (2:36 p.m. ET).

But don't fret, race fans. Track and field is just heating up with qualifying for one of the most anticipated events of the Games. Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay, and Yohan Blake will all take the track in 100-meter qualifying heats, which will take place at 5 a.m. ET and 7:30 a.m. ET. The women will crown a champion in the 100 meters at 4:55 p.m. ET, while the men will run a medal race in the 10,000 meters at 4:15 p.m. ET. Women's discus will also have a final at 2:30 p.m. ET, and early risers will be rewarded when double-amputee Oscar Pistorius makes his Olympic debut at 5:35 a.m. ET in the 400-meter first round.

[ Video: Saturday could be Michael Phelps's last Olympic race ever ]

Tennis will see a heavyweight matchup when past Wimbledon champions Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams play for the gold medal at 9 a.m. ET. Both players love the grass courts at the All England Club.

After putting on perhaps the greatest shooting clinic in basketball history against Nigeria, Team USA takes the floor against Lithuania at 9:30 a.m. ET in pool play. We'll see if there are more complaints about Coach K running up the score.

The biggest party in London continues at 4 p.m. ET when Misty-May Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings take the sand against the Netherlands in the beach volleyball Round of 16. The USA's Jake Gibb and Sean Rosenthal follow at 5 p.m. ET against Russia.

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As for the rest of Saturday's medal events, rowing takes center stage. Women's single sculls (4:30 a.m. ET), men's lightweight double sculls (4:40 a.m. ET), women's lightweight double sculls (5 a.m. ET), and men's four (5:30 a.m. ET) will all crown champions. Shooting will hold medal events in women's 50-meter rapid 3 positions (7:45 a.m. ET) and women's trap (10 a.m. ET). Women's trampoline starts medal competition at 10:26 a.m. ET, women's cycling team pursuit starts at 12:42 p.m. ET, and women's fencing team epee starts at 2:15 p.m. ET.

Enjoy your Olympics weekend on the couch, and happy viewing on your TVs, computers and mobile devices.

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