Who to watch: A schedule of Calympic events

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You’re going to see a lot of Olympic coverage on TV over the next two weeks. We help you sort through the coverage so you can watch as many of Cal’s 38 Olympians as possible from July 28 to August 12.

All times listed are Pacific. The times listed are the times of live competition, not the times events will be broadcast on tape delay. All events are streamed online here.

Saturday, July 28

Get started by watching Natalie Coughlin’s only race of the Olympics, as the 400 free relay was the only event for which she qualified this year. It could be the final race of her illustrious swimming career.

Women’s Soccer
Betsy Hassett — New Zealand vs. Brazil — 6:30 a.m.
Alex Morgan — USA vs. Columbia — 9 a.m.

Swimming
Sara Isakovic, Dana Vollmer, Hannah Wilson — Women’s 100 fly heats — 2:34 a.m.
Dominik Meichtry — Men’s 400 free heats — 2:52 a.m.
Caitlin Leverenz — Women’s 400 IM qualification — 3:17 a.m.
Damir Dugonjic, Martin Liivamagi — Men’s 100 breast heats — 3:53 a.m.
Natalie Coughlin, Jessica Hardy — Women’s 400 free relay qualification — 4:11 a.m.

Sara Isakovic, Dana Vollmer, Hannah Wilson — Women’s 100 fly semis — 11:40 a.m.*
Dominik Meichtry — Men’s 400 free FINAL — 11:51 a.m.*
Caitlin Leverenz — Women’s 400 IM FINAL — 12:11 p.m.*
Damir Dugonjic, Martin Liivamagi — Men’s 100 breast semis — 12:32 p.m.*
Natalie Coughlin, Jessica Hardy — Women’s 400 free FINAL — 12:43 p.m.*

Rowing
Kara Kohler — Women’s quad sculls heats — 1:50 a.m.
Olivier Siegelaar, Mike Teti (coach), Zach Vlahos — Men’s eight heats — 2:10 a.m.
Elliot Hovey — Men’s quad sculls heats — 3:30 a.m.
Scott Frandsen — Men’s pair heats — 4 a.m.

Sunday, July 29

Lots of swimming in the first eight days of the Olympics. The 400 free relay, featuring American Nathan Adrian and South African Graeme Moore, should be one of the most entertaining swims of the Games.

Swimming
Stephanie Au, Rachel Bootsma — Women’s 100 back heats — 2 a.m.
Dominik Meichtry — Men’s 200 free heats — 2:20 a.m.
Mathias Gydesen, Marcin Tarczynski — Men’s 100 back heats — 3:03 a.m.
Nathan Adrian, Graeme Moore — Men’s 400 free relay qualification — 3:56 a.m.

Sara Isakovic, Dana Vollmer, Hannah Wilson — Women’s 100 fly FINAL — 11:30 a.m.*
Dominik Meichtry — Men’s 200 free semis — 11:37 a.m.*
Damir Dugonjic, Martin Liivamagi — Men’s 100 breast FINAL — 12:11 p.m.*
Mathias Gydesen, Marcin Tarczynski — Men’s 100 back semis — 12:28 p.m.*
Stephanie Au, Rachel Bootsma — Women’s 100 back semis — 12:49 p.m.*
Nathan Adrian, Graeme Moore — Men’s 400 free relay FINAL — 1 p.m.*

Men’s Water Polo
Aleksa Saponjic — Serbia vs. Hungary — 7:30 a.m.
John Mann — USA vs. Montenegro — 11:40 a.m.

Men’s Basketball
Max Zhang — China vs. Spain — 8:45 a.m.

Rowing
Julie Nichols, Dave O’Neill (coach) — Women’s lightweight double sculls heats — 2:40 a.m.
Erin Cafaro — Women’s eight heats — 3:50 a.m.

Monday, July 30

A good day for fans of the backstroke, as Mathias Gydesen, Marcin Tarczynski, Stephanie Au and Rachel Bootsma all go in the 100 back. You might also see Dominik Meichtry in the final of the men’s 200 free.

Swimming
Lauren Boyle, Sara Isakovic — Women’s 200 free heats — 2 a.m.
Caitlin Leverenz — Women’s 200 IM qualification — 2:41 a.m.

Lauren Boyle, Sara Isakovic — Women’s 200 free semis — 11:30 a.m.*
Dominik Meichtry — Men’s 200 free FINAL — 11:43 a.m.*
Stephanie Au, Rachel Bootsma — Women’s 100 back FINAL — 11:51 a.m.*
Mathias Gydesen, Marcin Tarczynski — Men’s 100 back FINAL — 11:58 a.m.*
Caitlin Leverenz — Women’s 200 IM semis — 12:55 p.m.*

Women’s Water Polo
Heather Petri, Elsie Windes — USA vs. Hungary — 11:40 a.m.

Rowing
Kara Kohler — Women’s quad sculls repechage — 1:40 a.m.
Olivier Siegelaar, Mike Teti (coach), Zach Vlahos — Men’s eight repechage — 1:50 a.m.
Elliot Hovey — Men’s quad sculls repechage — 2 a.m.
Scott Frandsen — Men’s pair repechage — 2:10 a.m.
Will Dean — Men’s four heats — 2:40 a.m.

Tuesday, July 31

Calympians compete in five sports, including Alex Morgan in soccer, Max Zhang in basketball and Caitlin Leverenz in the 200 IM. Sara Isakovic will try to best her silver medal from 2008 in the 200 free.

Women’s Soccer
Alex Morgan — USA vs. North Korea — 9:15 a.m.
Betsy Hassett — New Zealand vs. Cameroon — 11:45 a.m.

Swimming
Nathan Adrian, Dominik Meichtry, Graeme Moore — Men’s 100 free heats — 2 a.m.
Henrique Barbosa — Men’s 200 breast heats — 2:40 a.m.

Nathan Adrian, Dominik Meichtry, Graeme Moore — Men’s 100 free semis — 11:30 a.m.*
Lauren Boyle, Sara Isakovic — Women’s 200 free FINAL — 11:41 a.m.*
Henrique Barbosa — Men’s 200 breast semis — 12:20 p.m.*
Caitlin Leverenz — Women’s 200 IM FINAL — 12:43 p.m.*

Men’s Water Polo
Aleksa Saponjic — Serbia vs. Great Britain — 10:20 a.m.
John Mann — USA vs. Romania — 11:40 a.m.

Men’s Basketball
Max Zhang — China vs. Russia — 1 a.m.

Rowing
Will Dean — Men’s four repechage — 2 a.m.
Julie Nichols, Dave O’Neill (coach) — Women’s lightweight double sculls repechage — 2:10 a.m.
Erin Cafaro — Women’s eight repechage — 2:50 a.m.

Wednesday, August 1

The first of three days of finals for rowing, Cal is likely to be well represented. Olivier Siegelaar and Zach Vlahos are slated to advance to the finals in the men’s eight, while Kara Kohler goes in quad sculls.

Swimming
Jessica Hardy, Hannah Wilson — Women’s 100 free heats — 2 a.m.
Martin Liivamagi — Men’s 200 IM qualification — 3:06 a.m.
Lauren Boyle, Dana Vollmer — Women’s 800 free relay qualification — 3:26 a.m.

Henrique Barbosa — Men’s 200 breast FINAL — 11:30 a.m.*
Jessica Hardy, Hannah Wilson — Women’s 100 free semis — 11:38 a.m.*
Nathan Adrian, Dominik Meichtry, Graeme Moore — Men’s 100 free FINAL — 12:20 p.m.*
Martin Liivamagi — Men’s 200 IM semis — 12:41 p.m.*
Lauren Boyle, Dana Vollmer — Women’s 800 free relay FINAL — 1:04 p.m.

Rowing
Kara Kohler — Women’s quad sculls FINAL — 2:20 a.m.*
Olivier Siegelaar, Mike Teti (coach), Zach Vlahos — Men’s eight FINAL — 2:30 a.m.*
Elliot Hovey — Men’s quad sculls semis — 2:40 a.m.*
Scott Frandsen — Men’s pair semis — 3:00 a.m.*

Women’s Water Polo
Heather Petri, Elsie Windes — USA vs. Spain — 10:20 a.m.

Thursday, August 2

Jessica Hardy will be a gold-medal candidate in the 100 free, and Estonian Martin Liivamagi could make the finals of the 200 IM. See if rower Erin Cafaro matches her gold-medal performance from 2008.

Swimming
Milorad Cavic, Anthony Ervin — Men’s 50 free heats — 2 a.m.
Lauren Boyle — Women’s 800 free heats — 2:19 a.m.
Milorad Cavic, Dominik Meichtry — Men’s 100 fly heats — 3:14 a.m.
Stephanie Au — Women’s 200 back heats — 3:31 a.m.

Milorad Cavic, Anthony Ervin — Men’s 50 free semis — 11:30 a.m.*
Stephanie Au — Wonen’s 200 back semis — 11:56 a.m.*
Martin Liivamagi — Men’s 200 IM FINAL — 12:19 p.m.*
Jessica Hardy, Hannah Wilson — 100 free FINAL — 12:37 p.m.*
Milorad Cavic, Dominik Meichtry — Men’s 100 fly semis — 12:54 p.m.*

Rowing
Will Dean — Men’s four semis — 2:10 a.m.*
Julie Nichols, Dave O’Neill (coach) — Women’s lightweight double sculls semis — 2:30 a.m.*
Erin Cafaro — Women’s eight FINAL — 4:30 a.m.*

Men’s Water Polo
Aleksa Saponjic — Serbia vs. Montenegro — 6:10 a.m.
John Mann — USA vs. Great Britain — 10:20 a.m.

Men’s Basketball
Max Zhang — China vs. New Zealand — 3:15 a.m.

Friday, August 3

A busy day, as Calympians compete in five sports. The 100 fly could feature a rematch of the sensational finish between Michael Phelps and Milorad Cavic from four years ago, and Anthony Ervin will go for another gold in the 50 free.

Swimming
Jessica Hardy — Women’s 50 free heats — 2 a.m.

Stephanie Au — 200 back FINAL — 11:30 a.m.*
Milorad Cavic, Dominik Meichtry — 100 fly FINAL — 11:38 a.m.*
Lauren Boyle — Women’s 800 free FINAL — 11:45 a.m.*
Milorad Cavic, Anthony Ervin — 50 free FINAL — 12:09 p.m.*
Jessica Hardy — Women’s 50 free semis — 12:25 p.m.*

Women’s Soccer
Alex Morgan, Betsy Hassett — Quarterfinals TBA*

Women’s Water Polo
Heather Petri, Elsie Windes — USA vs. China — 11:40 a.m.

Rowing
Elliot Hovey — Men’s quad sculls FINAL — 2:10 a.m.*
Scott Frandsen — Men’s pair FINAL — 2:20 a.m.*

Track & Field
Amin Nikfar — Men’s shot put qualification — 2 a.m.
Amin Nikfar — Men’s shot put FINAL — 2:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 4

Hardy will again be a favorite in the 50 free in the final day of short-course swimming at the Games. Will Dean will row for Canada in the men’s four, and Julie Nichols goes in the lightweight double sculls. Cal athletes compete in four sports.

Swimming
Jessica Hardy — Women’s 50 free FINAL — 11:30 a.m.*
Nathan Adrian — Men’s 400 medley relay FINAL — 12:27 p.m.

Rowing
Julie Nichols, Dave O’Neill (coach) — Women’s lightweight double sculls FINAL — 2 a.m.*
Will Dean — Men’s four FINAL — 2:30 a.m.*

Men’s Water Polo
Aleksa Saponjic, John Mann — Serbia vs. USA — 11:40 a.m.

Men’s Basketball
Max Zhang — China vs. Brazil — 8:45 a.m.

Sunday, August 5

Former Cal water polo stars Elsie Windes and Heather Petri are the only Calympians competing. It would be a good day to diversify your viewing, with finals in tennis, badminton, fencing and gymnastics, among others.

Women’s Water Polo
Heather Petri, Elsie Windes — Quarterfinals TBA*

Monday, August 6

Alex Morgan will probably be in the women’s soccer semifinal. New Zealander Betsy Hassett probably won’t. Water polo players John Mann and Aleksa Saponjic will be in action, as will discus thrower Martin Maric.

Women’s Soccer
Alex Morgan, Betsy Hassett — Semifinals TBA°

Men’s Water Polo
Aleksa Saponjic — Serbia vs. Romania — 6:10 a.m.
John Mann — USA vs. Hungary — 7:30 a.m.

Track & Field
Martin Maric — Discus qualification — 2 a.m.

Men’s Basketball
Max Zhang — China vs. Great Britain — 8:45 a.m.

Tuesday, August 7

Maric finished 29th in the discus in Beijing, so it would be unwise to expect him to advance to the final. Besides Petri and Windes in women’s water polo, no one else from Cal is in action. Watch the triathalon for fun.

Women’s Water Polo
Heather Petri, Elsie Windes — Semifinals TBA°

Track & Field
Martin Maric — Discus FINAL — 11:45 a.m.*

Wednesday, August 8

Could be your last chance to see Max Zhang and China in the men’s basketball quarters — if they even make it that far. China finished eighth in Beijing. You’ll likely see Mann and Saponjic again in the quarters.

Men’s Water Polo
Aleksa Saponjic, John Mann — Quarterfinals TBA*

Men’s Basketball
Max Zhang — Quarterfinals TBA*

Thursday, August 9

The women’s soccer gold medal match will be one of the biggest events of the Games, and there’s a good chance Alex Morgan will be in it. It’ll also be your last chance to see Petri and Windes.

Women’s Soccer
Alex Morgan, Betsy Hassett — FINAL TBA*

Track & Field
Alysia Montano — 800 meters semis — 11:30 a.m.

Women’s Water Polo
Heather Petri, Elsie Windes — FINAL TBA*

Friday, August 10

Not a whole lot going on besides the men’s basketball semifinals, as Mann and Saponjic are the only Cal athletes you’re likely to see. There’s always the synchronized swimming team routine final.

Men’s Water Polo
Aleksa Saponjic, John Mann — Semifinals TBA*

Men’s Basketball
Max Zhang — Semifinals TBA*

Saturday, August 11

Eight finals in track and field, including the women’s 800 meter final. There’s a good chance you’ll be seeing Alysia Montano running for her first gold medal, and you should watch it live.

Track & Field
Alysia Montano — 800 meters FINAL — 12 p.m.*

Sunday, August 12

You could see Mann or Saponjic in water polo, as the top eight men’s teams will be in action. Tune into the gold medal game if you find basketball boring. Icelander Kari Karlsson goes in the marathon.

Men’s Water Polo
Aleksa Saponjic, John Mann — FINAL TBA*

Men’s Track & Field
Kari Karlsson — Men’s Marathon — 3 a.m.

Men’s Basketball
Max Zhang — FINAL TBA*

*-Participation in the listed event is contingent on the participant having advanced from a previous round.